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#FREEsample of VENGEANCE at Midway and Guadalcanal; give it a read! First in the Aviators Series; novels seen from the cockpit set in the battles of WWII. leland

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More problems for Boeing with the 787. An Ethiopian Air 787 has caught fire at Heathrow Airport in London. The cause is not known. chip

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The Boeing 787 has been getting a lot of bad press of late. This bad press is not deserved, with the battery issue behind it (hopefully) the problems the 787 is having are minor. Mostly indicator issues; these wrinkles pop …

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This is what happens when you dumb down the profession; it will get worse with pilot shortage. All I can say is, Wow! chip Pilots sleep as flight attendant turns off autopilot on Bangkok-Delhi flight MUMBAI: Two Air India pilots …

Air India crew turns cockpit over to Flight Attendants to take a nap in first class Read More »

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I grew up in St Louis, just down the road from McDonnell Douglass where F-4 Phantom II fighters were built. My parents would take me to the airport observation lot, and we’d watch the smoky Phantoms rip up the sky. …

The Last Gunfighter; the F-8 Crusader Read More »

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My last post detailed a pilot recruitment program that to me is indentured servitude. Skywest Airlines has put in place a much better program. Contrast the two and then ask your self which program would you go with? Which program …

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Apparently some operators believe it is. Take Rex Air in Australia for example: 5K up front and nonrefundable will get you a 100k loan (25K you will pay separately) an Australian commercial/instrument rating and a job as a pilot in …

Is Indentured Servitude the answer to the world wide pilot shortage? Read More »

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Were all those bad? Actually no; numbers 8-5 were fine. Another example of why those who don’t “do” should not critique! Proper technique is to let the wind weather vane you until you get close (100 feet or so and …

Rough Cross Wind Landings…and one just right! Read More »

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Boeing will have FAA approved fixes to the B-787 battery system completed by mid May. Ethiopian Airline will fly the first revenue flight Saturday, test flights resumed in April. Delivery of new aircraft will resume at the beginning of May. …

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I’m often asked about wingtip vortices. First I’ll spare you any math, so what are they? Basically when a wing produces lift it also produces drag. This type of drag is called induced drag. A by product of it are …

Wing tip vortices (wake turbulence/jet wash) visible due to fog Read More »

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