Tag Archives: airline pilots

Amazing Transportation

It is difficult to believe that 87 years ago today, pilots finally broke through the weather barrier and perfected instrument flying. I wrote about it before on October 31, 2010, describing the event that allows our airliners and other aircraft … Continue reading

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I Hate Yesterday

Yesterday, we started a new season of Daylight Savings Time (DST). I have survived another passing of the start of DST, but I remain just as vexed by the change today as the first time I experienced it many years … Continue reading

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A Near Miss of Potentially Grave Proportions

Editorial note—this blog is more appropriate for seasoned aviators rather than the casual reader.  My apologies; I promise to return to a more relaxed writing style tomorrow. ————————— This morning, a Lufthansa Airbus 340 with 286 passengers onboard almost collided … Continue reading

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Automation

One thing which tends to strike fear into the heart of a young student pilot working on a career in aviation is the word, automation. Young people hate to hear that word because they think it might keep them from getting … Continue reading

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