Real-World Takeoff Performance

Botched takeoffs are the second most common accident cause, and while some are purely stick-and-rudder lapses (e.g., runway excursions in crosswinds), more than half-including nearly three-quarters of those that prove fatal-arise from errors of planning or procedure.

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.

Helicopter Rescue In Alps

A French helicopter pilot got the job done in a tight rescue operation in a back country ski area of the Alps on Jan. 2.

Flying For Money

What challenges does a Part 91 pilot face when transitioning to commercial operations under Part 135?

Shutdown Straining System

As the government shutdown grinds on with no end in sight, calls from the aviation industry to restore funding are getting more strident and the system is starting to show some strain.

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.

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.

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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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