With the thousands of global flights crisscrossing our skies every day — it’s a true testament to the pilots, the flight crew, aircraft manufacturers and ground support that commercial air travel is as safe as it is.
The facts are that most planes don’t collide in the air, nor do they lose control and fall to the earth very often. Extreme turbulence, erratic weather patterns, and pilot error may converge at just the wrong time, making avoidance impossible and … Read more
A new study has been released from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence. That study says that an airplane will sustain more damage from a collision with a drone than if a bird of similar size hit the plane.
Researchers conducting the study utilized computer models to simulate the impacts of quadcopters weighing 2.7 and 4 pounds. They also used models to simulate strikes with fixed-wing drones weight 4 and 8 pounds, respectively. … Read more
News of an airplane accident is always big news. Although terrifying and deadly, these accidents draw public attention and interest like no other. Because they don’t happen everyday, airplane accidents are nothing short of fascinating to many.
The following is a list of the five worst aviation accidents in history. Those accidents caused by bombing or terrorism were left off the list. What may be important to note for those already afraid of flying is that most of these accidents … Read more
Most people have taken a flight at least once in their lives. Those who haven’t have probably picked someone up at the airport. It’s usually a routine operation. You arrive at the airport, check your bags, and wait at the gate. If you are picking someone up, you wait at the flight board to watch for their arrival. It is all rather ho-hum and, if we are honest, boring.
Last week, employees and passengers got quite a show at … Read more
DENVER, Col. – If you are afraid to fly, count your blessings that you were not aboard an American Airlines flight out of Charlotte this past Wednesday, March 4.
The airplane, operated by U.S. Airways, was making its way to a gate at Denver International Airport just before noon. According to spokeswoman Mindy Crane, smoke was reported in the airliner as the plane was taxiing on the runway.
To protect the 158 passengers aboard the flight, the captain ordered emergency … Read more
Ericson Davis, a 24 year old North Carolinian member of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing in New River Air Station, and his 22 year old girlfriend Anisa Tossi departed Wilmington, NC on Friday, May 22, headed for Heaven’s Landing Airport in Clayton, GA. It was not until Sunday night that the Wilmington International Airport was notified that Davis’ plane had not reached its final destination.
Davis, a Marine pilot, had been flying a plane owned by an Aero Club … Read more