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Media madness and dangers of flight

Just when the fear-of-flying hysteria couldn’t get worse it did. How does this affect GA? The Germanwings tragedy is high on everyone’s mind right now and Talk TV is trying to assess the mental health of pilots while messing up everyone else’s with their inane commentary. In my prior life overseeing nuclear weapons (which my friends acknowledge […] Read More

April 8, 2015

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

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