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.

Good To Go?

Regardless of what you fly, how its equipped, and how old or new it is, you eventually will encounter inoperative instruments and/or equipment during a preflight inspection. Once the inoperative component is discovered, you have to make a determination whether its legal to fly the airplane without repairs, and then decide if its safe to fly. The two are not the same.

Distracted Flying Cited In Landing Accident

Distracted flying has been cited in the dynamic rollover of a light helicopter in Ireland in July. The countrys Air Accidents Investigations Unit said the pilot of an Enstrom 280FX helicopter was landing on a beach near Ardfert when his cellphone, which was mounted on the control panel, rang.

Top Letters And Comments, December 7, 2018

This week's letters brought comments from readers about a runway overrun, sumping fuel tanks during preflight inspections, self-driving cars competing with air travel, a hang gliding instructor who forgot to attach his passenger, and a county vote that suggests a future airport closure.

Picture of the Week, December 6, 2018

I couldn't resist doing some touch and gos on a bright and sunny day at Quad City International Airport (MLI), in Moline, IL. The Aircraft is a 1946 Ercoupe 415-C. Photo by Vahan G. Bedeian.

A Set Of Pet Peeves

Ive been flying for more than a few years and during that time I have observed some piloting that could use some correction. So, here in brief are a few of the activities that I would like to change… if I were king.

Top Letters And Comments, November 30, 2018

This week's letters brought comments from readers about flying without an ASI, using GA airplanes for Thanksgiving travel, aircraft registration, air traffic controllers and old navigation practices.

Unclipped Hang Glider Passenger Hangs On

A Florida man says hell try hang gliding again after his first tandem flight left him hanging on for dear life over the Swiss countryside.

Who’s Afraid Of A Dead ASI?

Evidently, some people are. If your instructor didn't cover ASI-less flying in primary training, you've led a sheltered life.

Pilot Age-Just A Number?

Advancing age has its benefits when it comes to flying-wisdom and experience are two, and perhaps greater financial security to allow us to indulge our aviation passion. But despite increasing longevity, much as we fancy achieving the ripe age of 969 years as Methuselah, were a long way from that (50 is the new 70).

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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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