Tag: 727 crash

A headline from USA Today: FAA approves Boeing plan to fix 787 Dreamliners And now from the Bizjournel: Boeing gets FAA approval to test proposed 787 fix Do they say the same thing? Even close? Obviously not. Approval for a …

FAA approves 787 battery fix…REALLY? Read More »

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CNBC reports the NTSB has not found the root problem of the 787 battery problem. As noted in previous articles; the 787 has been plagued with design and out sourcing problems. This means a quick fix is probably not an …

#: 787 Update; root problem not found for battery fire Read More »

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LISTMANIA! I created a list of Aviation based books. From my favorite classics to some of the latest published; check them out I think you will like everyone. If you have one you want added, let me know. chip facebook …

LISTMANIA!–All things AVIATION: aircraft, pilots and flight from Test to Travel Read More »

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While I’m still active in Aviation: Airline Pilot, Flight Test and General Aviation. My Naval Aviation days are timing out. Above is the replacement for the last aircraft I flew in the Navy that is still in service. The EA-6B …

EA-18G Growler at sea Read More »

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The third book in my Project 7 Alpha Trilogy, set in WWII is in final edit. End Game in the Pacific is in tension on the catapult. I’m also working on another video; below is the one for Vengeance at …

End Game in final edit! Read More »

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I’ve done just about every type of flying there is in my career: Test, Naval Aviation, Commercial, GA, Airline, Cargo, remote, riding through someone else flying remotely, crashing an airliner on purpose; even Army Airborne and Sky Diving. But this …

Flying on the EDGE! Read More »

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Some of my readers have asked about the Test Project I worked on for years. For those that didn’t see Discovery’s Plane Crash documentary this is a great video summary of the project. Enjoy! chip

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Or is it: Life Imitating Art? Full circle actually. Chapter 22 of Project Seven Alpha is about Ding Hoa, a puppy adopted by the pilots flying the hump in WWII. Ding was found living near a DC-3 fuselage converted to …

Art Imitating Life Read More »

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I’ve been very fortunate in my writing career thus far, (although I have recently lost the first 5 chapters of my fourth novel, with no copies) and 2012 was a fantastic year. In fact my best year as a writer …

2012 a Fantastic Year! Read More »

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Regular readers of Airways Magazine got the inside story of Discovery Channel’s Documentary Plane Crash. The article series included everything except where Big Flo (B-727) ended up. Here she is; recycled as a future restaurant. That came as quite a …

Discovery Channel’s Curiosity Series: Plane Crash; where is Big Flo (Boeing 727)? Read More »

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