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Reassessing The Risk Of Li-ion Battery Fires Commented on: 1 week ago (August 9, 2018)

I'd like to know how the flight crew is supposed to respond to a Li-ion battery fire in the crown ELT? See Ethiopian AL 787 fire in 2013. The cause of the fire in this case was not the battery,...

F-35 Program to ‘Resolve’ Deficiencies Before Full Production Commented on: 10 weeks ago (June 7, 2018)

Maybe we should change the name to the F-29.5 until it gets fixed? Only people who spend other people's money do things like this. Embarrassing to say the least!

Immediate Action: What Pilots Need To Memorize Commented on: 35 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: 44 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: 46 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.

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