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The Legacy of ValuJet 592

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the ValuJet 592 tragedy.   On May 11, 1996, Flight 592’s McDonnell-Douglas DC-9 crashed into the Everglades a mere eleven minutes after takeoff from Miami, killing all 110 people on board.   On takeoff, improperly packaged and labeled oxygen generators in the cargo compartment caught fire, which quickly spread […]

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Word on the Ramp: Chicks Rule!

Folks, from the flight blog, welcome aboard another edition of . . . WORRRRD ON THE RRRAMP! Our periodic video roundup of All Cool Things Aviation! Episode 16-2: Chicks Rule! In this edition: Airline crash updates; Airport Security & the Brussels Bombing; When pigs—er, dogs, Fly; First Class view of a Solar Eclipse; Gnarly New Zealand […]

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BEST OF Cap’n Aux, 2015!

HAPPY EASTER, FOLKS! “He is not here; He has risen, just as He said.”—Mat 28:6 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, from the flight blog, this is Cap’n Aux speaking. I’ve been hearing your cries! We are long overdue for our traditional “BEST OF,” so now that my insanely complex tax return (think a Rube Goldberg machine) has been taken […]

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Word on the Ramp: Soaring with the Lights!

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another edition of . . . WORRRRRD ON THE RRRAMP! Our periodic #video roundup of All Cool Things #Aviation and #Avgeek Submitted by and featuring YOU! In this Edition: MH370—the mystery deepens; analyzing AirAsia 8501; Airways Magazine’s Maho Beach adventure; Robot co-pilots? Alaska Aircraft Carrier; Soaring with the Northern Lights, and […]

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Understanding #AirAsia8501

Aircraft accident investigations serve an important purpose: to learn what happened, so we can learn from what happened.   Thank you for your patience, folks. It’s finally here!   Captain Bill Palmer’s (Understanding Air France 447) and my analysis for Airways Magazine of the tragically avoidable December, 2014 AirAsia A320 accident. The full article appears in our April […]

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