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The music died but it won’t fade away

General aviation has always labored under the shadow of the Buddy Holly accident. You can read the Landmark Accident review based on the official accident report here. It ranks higher in my view than some other more recent celebrity landmark crashes such as JFK Jr., Ricky Nelson, or the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band. Holly, one of […] Read More

March 25, 2015

Harrison goes off-airport – and does it well!

Harrison Ford’s off-airport landing was predictably a media event, and while it was tough on him and the Ryan ST he was flying, perhaps there is a silver lining in all this. The good news—nobody on the ground was hurt and Harrison, while banged up, is as sold on flying as ever and will be able […] Read More

March 10, 2015

Of iPads, Certificated Avionics, and Arguments

Perhaps you heard a few weeks ago that a couple in a Piper Comanche suffered a total electrical system failure. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does all of an aircraft’s installed certificated radios and electrical components become inoperative, including the landing gear. Unless, of course, there’s a backup supply—which many of us do not have. This happened at night, which […] Read More

February 25, 2015

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