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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:

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Breathless …

So you're sitting comfortably in your seat when you feel a tell-tale tickle or pressure in your ears. Maybe you try to pinch your nose and blow gently or swallow hard to clear the problem, wondering what's going on. You haven't noticed the plane descending, which is the time when ear pressurization-equalization issues usually happen.… Continue reading Breathless …

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…