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And you thought you had a rough flight…

November 5 is an important anniversary date in the development of aviation in the USA and the world … --------------------------- 1911: Pilot Cal Rodgers takes off from New York City and begins the first transcontinental flight across the United States. He hopes to win a $50,000 prize by completing the trip in 30 days, but the… Continue reading And you thought you had a rough flight…

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Aviation Safety vs. Economic Pressures… an age old struggle:

Canadian Air Regulations regarding pilot flight duty times are about to be amended to bring them more in line with international standards and scientific research. As it stands, Canadian pilots can be scheduled to fly longer hours than pilots in most other countries. But will regulators go far enough to meet the evidence-based studies by NASA… Continue reading Aviation Safety vs. Economic Pressures… an age old struggle:

Rapid Depressurization & Emergency Descent? What to expect…

"Ladies and Gentlemen, please direct your attention to our flight attendants (or our video screens) as they demonstrate some important safety features ..." And at this point way too many people tune out and miss the most important five minutes of their flights. These are the five minutes of preparation that just might save their… Continue reading Rapid Depressurization & Emergency Descent? What to expect…