Immediate Action: What Pilots Need To Memorize Commented on: 23 weeks ago (December 13, 2017)

Lots of memories for me here. The one I recall vividly was in the mid 70's when I accidentally got the T37B into an inverted spin. Due to accidents, the training commanded required "bailout" if...

Frozen F/A-18 Valve Is Latest Clue In U.S. Navy’s Hypoxia Mystery Commented on: 32 weeks ago (October 9, 2017)

"Since training flights resumed, four additional T-45 cockpit events have been reported. " Incredible!

Upcoming KC-46 Tests To Focus On Key Deficiencies Commented on: 34 weeks ago (September 26, 2017)

Oh, love this comment: "The solution could be to install more modern remote cameras, which are used to monitor the refueling process." Just how old are the cameras they installed???. Just what...

Opinion: UA3411 Fiasco Weighs On United’s Recovery Efforts Commented on: 1 year ago (April 12, 2017)

I'm curious just how much was offered to give up a seat. I recall in 1980 on flight I was on that Delta offered $800 for someone to give up a seat on an ATL to Knoxville flight. People were...

U.S. Air Force Looks Inward To Improve Pilot Retention Commented on: 1 year ago (April 3, 2017)

After the first flying assignment, the next one was ALWAYS: "Your next assignment is a command post position in XXXX" (usually unaccompanied). Looks like things haven't changed much in 40 or so...

ICAO Li-Ion Cargo Ban Divides Battery And Aviation Industries Commented on: 1 year ago (March 21, 2017)

What about the runaway Li batttery in a crown located ELT that caused tremendous damage to a 787 on ground layover? How's the crew supposed to handle that one???

GAMA Deliveries Worsen; ADS-B’s 700-Day Deadline Alert Commented on: 1 year ago (March 14, 2017)

Perhaps "flying" has gotten too complicated for the average person. Not the technical part of it, but the FAA portion.

Short On Cash For KC-46, U.S. Air Force Eyes Souped-Up KC-135 Commented on: 1 year ago (March 9, 2017)

Prediction - modernizing the KC-135 will ultimately cost more than the KC-46. Ask the AMC about their attempt to "modernize" the KC-10.

The Disappearing But All-Important Aviation Uber Mentors Commented on: 1 year ago (February 22, 2017)

This is a fantastic article - loved reading it! I would use caution with this statement: Sometimes a maintenance manual will shed light on what a pilot manual glosses over. As a 34 year pilot (2...

Aurora Refines Design Of Ultraefficient D8 Airliner Commented on: 1 year ago (January 18, 2017)

What keeps an uncontained compressor failure from destroying both engines?