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Leading Edge Blog

Mountains 1—Aircraft 0 (Again)

Despite the flippant headline, there is always tragedy with controlled flight into terrain or CFIT accidents. It remains a steady fatality producer with highly lethal results. The accident in question occurred last week in southwestern Virginia and is in the preliminary stage of investigation. My usual caveats and disclaimers apply concerning conclusions. The night VFR training […] Read More

November 20, 2014

Push happens!

In this day of “direct everything” navigation sometimes a more deviant path is better. As Yogi Berra put it so well, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it!” On two recent trips up from the south there were some ripping good Northwest winds bellowing across the ridges near the home airport. […] Read More

November 12, 2014

Success Expectation

We’ve had this conversation before so the blog will be mercifully short this week. Within the space of just a few days three accidents hit the national consciousness, if there is such a thing. First was the midair collision right here in Frederick, Maryland, followed by a Beechcraft King Air managing to find its way […] Read More

November 5, 2014

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