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Parts from MH 370 found

Part of a 777 wing have washed up on the island of La Reunion off the coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. The are is very close to the African eastern shore. Serial numbers verify it is a flaperon

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I will be presenting at the EAA’s Oshkosh Airventure 2015, on Friday 24 July

I will be a presenter at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) Airventure 2015 in Oshkosh this week (14:30, 24 JUL Forum Stage 7). Oshkosh is the greatest airshow in the world! If you like- warbirds, antique aircraft, classics, modern, ultralights:

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MH17 Shoot Down

Malaysian Air Flight 17 was shot down over Ukrainian airspace by a Russian SA-11 (Buk) surface to air missile yesterday; ironically on the 18th anniversary of TWA-800 exploding off of Long Island. Unlike MH370, which disappeared over the ocean, the

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It is starting to appear Malaysian Flight 370 was commandeered.

It just keeps getting stranger. When I listed the possibilities in my last article, I had assumed that: A. all the electrical devices failed simultaneously and B. the Malaysians denial the aircraft continued to fly were accurate; apparently not on

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Where is Malaysian Airlines Flight 370? The most likely spot.

To say the speculation has gotten wild, is an understatement. Cell phone conspiracies, satellite pictures, gold smuggling, pilot suicide, raw radar tracking, etc.; I suppose all are possible. I do feel they are improbable. The latest is a Wall Street

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Malaysian Flight 370; update

There is a lot of speculation in the press, most of it wild. Terms like “unprecedented mystery” are being published with abandon. Actually it is not unprecedented, it took 5 days to find Air France 447 and a B-727 disappeared

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Missing Malaysian Airlines 777 Had Past Wing Damage

In a picture of the 777 wing damage shown in a MAIL Online article the tail number 9M-MRO can just be made out. It is the same number as the missing and presumed lost Malaysian Airlines 777-200ER. No doubt the

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Pilot Experience in Press Again

20/20 just ran a segment on pilot over reliance of automation. In many ways it was quite misleading, especially the “seven button push” to a foreign destination. Don’t get me wrong; I am a strong believer in stick and rudder

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New Years Resolution 2014

Over a decade ago I made a New Years Resolution to finish my first novel, Project Seven Alpha. I’m the type of person that does better under a deadline; this effort was no different and I drug myself across the

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Aviation Week Viewpoint; flawed analysis

The below aviation Week article seems written in defense of the MPL program European carriers are now utilizing. It’s analysis in my opinion is dangerously flawed and contradictory. First it is framed in the view of a single seat fighter

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