Suit Filed In Mountain Crash

Family members of passengers killed in the 2016 crash of a Cessna 182 in Tennessee are claiming controllers should have warned the non-instrument-rated pilot he was about to hit a mountain in IMC.

Top Letters And Comments, January 4, 2019

This week's letters brought comments from readers about archaic flight procedures, historic accidents, airlines blaming cancellations on a shortage of pilots, and the Bernoulli Effect.

Autoland Runway Excursion Blamed On Pilots

German investigators say a runway excursion by Boeing 777 that was on autoland was the fault of the pilots.

Christmas Day Crash Kills Two

Two people aboard a pressurized Beech Baron were killed but there were no injuries on the ground when the twin crashed into a residential area of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, late in the afternoon of Christmas Day.

Short Final: Ready For Departure

I was preparing for some instrument and maneuvering practice with my instructor, Andy. Sitting in the apron area in a Cessna 172 with the engine running, I made my initial call to Texarkana Ground as follows...

Researchers Launch Pilot Radio Sim

Purdue Universitys Research Foundation is helping two Purdue alumni develop and market a new aviation communications simulator aimed at helping new pilots (or rusty old pilots) master radios skills and phraseology.

Canada Tightens Crew Rest Requirements

Eighteen months after a serious fatigue-related close call at San Francisco Airport involving an Air Canada airliner, Canada has announced its tightening crew rest requirements.

Storm Cancels Thousands Of Flights

The nasty mix of ice and snow that blanketed the Southeast on the weekend is expected to linger through Monday, cancelling thousands of flights and causing a ripple through the whole system.

Sleeping Pilot Overflies Island

Australian authorities are investigating after a sleeping pilot overflew his destination by 30 miles before waking up and turning around.

Short Final: Capital Idea!

Toward the end of my flight, I had the following exchange with air traffic control...

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Two Tragic Accidents And We’re Arguing About Sim Time?

You'd think Boeing would try belt and suspenders this time. But for the revised MAX, it wants to again try what already didn't work.

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