Tag: war in the pacific

Seventy three years ago today the tide of World War Two reversed in the Pacific. Imperial Japan went from offensive to defensive, Strategically by sunset of 4 June 1942 the Emperor’s war was lost. All Naval Aviators have a strong …

The Battle of Midway Read More »

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In my books about WWII I’ve tried to write about smaller units and out of the way battles. Those that were just as important and horrific, but got little press or historic attention: The Hump, Aleutian Campaign, Escort Carriers, Cargo …

USS Utah, WWII Memorial at Pearl Harbor Read More »

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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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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 …

A better solution to the coming pilot shortage Read More »

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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. …

Boeing 787 repairs to be complete mid-May: NTSB not convinced Read More »

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A recent article on ABC News Explore credits Broken Wing’s B-727 crash with possibly saving lives during the Lion Air crash. While flattering, I think it is still too early in the investigation to determine that. Certainly the brace position …

Discovery Curiosity Series: Plane Crash, credited with saving passengers during Lion Air crash Read More »

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The FAA approves the battery fix for the Boeing 787. Boeing began pre-delivery flights late last week. The fixes are designed to address more than just the overheat problem. Commercial service will not return until the fixes are implemented and …

Boeing 787 back in the air Read More »

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A new Wikipedia page on the Discovery Curiosity Series documentary: Plane Crash mentions Broken Wing. Well, tangentially actually, as an owner of Big Flo (N293AS) the aircraft used. While technically accurate, Broken Wing did own the aircraft, much was left …

Discovery/Broken Wing gets a Wikipedia page! Read More »

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