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
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