Author Archives: Joe Clark

Gladys Ingle

There was once a time when flying airplanes was really fun and truly free – free in the sense of a lack of regulations. This period was short-lived, lasting less than a decade. During the time from the end of … Continue reading

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Lost Logbooks

This past week, one of my students, Jo, asked about the problem. After I told her the solution, she asked, “Why didn’t you tell the class?” I usually do, but at the point in the course when I usually talk … Continue reading

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Bob Hoover 1922-2016

It is hard to believe famed aviator Bob Hoover has passed. Of the world’s “Greatest Generation,” 16 million served in uniform during World War II. As of this year, approximately 620,000 still survive and they are dying at a rate … Continue reading

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Being There, Part 2

There is something about “being there.” I wrote about the phenomenon in the past (see Being There, published July 7, 2011). Most of us have heard it in the past, but there is a great amount of truth about the phrase, … Continue reading

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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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Fifteen Years

It is hard to believe that it has been 15 years since America was attacked. There is no question it was a horrible event, an event that will remain in the minds of all of us who were of an … Continue reading

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Revisiting Eastern Airlines Flight 1320

In writing this blog, I have had some great experiences. As I have mentioned before, I have had the chance to make friends throughout the world. Between the blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, the ability to connect with almost anyone … Continue reading

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A Busy Summer

I have had a busy summer. Hence, the reason I have not had a chance to write as much as I would have desired over the past three months. The summer was both good, and bad, as things tend to … Continue reading

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EgyptAir Flight 804

With the loss of EgyptAir Flight 804 this past week, speculation again goes to terrorism. It is a possibility, but probably not in this case. Reports in the media indicate the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) information reported … Continue reading

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80 Years Young

This past March 5 marked the 80th anniversary of the first flight of England’s famed Vicker’s Supermarine Spitfire. Early in the morning in 1936, the Spitfire, registration number K5054, flew for the very first time at Eastleigh Aerodrome. Only a … Continue reading

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