Ethical Duty to Report “Unfit to Fly” Diagnosis

If a commercial airline pilot is struggling with a medical or psychological issue that could severely impact their ability to perform their job, their doctor isn’t required to notify their employer. Thus, they’re allowed to continue flying at the potential peril of their passengers. Changing the rules would allow doctors to [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:45:36+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Blog, Aviation News, Rons Rants|

Family Sues FAA for Plane Crash into House in Flagler County, Florida

Air traffic controllers are being blamed for a small plane crash into a home in Palm Coast, Florida by misdirecting the pilot and not getting the distressed plane on the ground as fast as possible. Central Florida’s WFTV Channel 9 news team interviewed aviation attorney Tim Loranger about the lawsuit. The [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:45:40+00:00 July 31st, 2015|Aviation News, Timothy A. Loranger|

MH370 Plane Debris Found on Reunion Island, Malaysia Government is ‘Almost Certain’

“I knew immediately it was part of an aircraft, but I didn't realize how important it was, that it could help to solve the mystery of what happened to the Malaysian jet.” Johnny Begue, Saint Andre, La Reunion Representatives from Boeing announced today that they are confident a piece of [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:45:41+00:00 July 30th, 2015|Aviation News|

Tantalizing Tidbit: Did the German Medical Profession Fail Germanwings Flight 9525?

There are still many questions surrounding the reason for the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into the French Alps. Reports suggest co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had a history of depression and sought help from several doctors before the crash. By releasing more facts, grieving families and the public may be able to [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:46:12+00:00 June 8th, 2015|Aviation News, Rons Rants|

As MH370 Search Widens, Officials Say it’s Impossible to Know Where to Look Next

The search zone for MH370 is expanding to cover roughly 46,000 square miles of the southern Indian Ocean. MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014 while traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. An investigation into the disappearance, led by Australia and Malaysia with assistance from other international experts, has thus far concluded [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:46:25+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Aviation News|

Was Andreas Lubitz a Cowardly Murderer?

Andreas Lubitz, the pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 traveling from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, reportedly “practiced” his plan to crash the airplane.  It is reported today that the pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, Andreas Lubitz, “practiced” his plan to crash the airplane on its outbound flight from Dusseldorf to Barcelona. In my [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:46:36+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Aviation News, Rons Rants|

Rescue Technology — We Can Prevent Another Germanwings Disaster

In the wake of the Germanwings Flight 9525 tragedy, safety regulations must be put into place to monitor a pilots mental stability. It is now all but certain that 150 lives were destroyed by a mentally deranged co-pilot who commandeered the Germanwings Airbus A320 and intentionally crashed it into the side [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:46:51+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Blog, Aviation News, Rons Rants|

A Most Difficult Conversation

Families of victims from Germanwings Flight 9525 may face a long journey in settling their claims against the airline and its insurers. To avoid being re-victimized, families need qualified representation.  Never doubt that Germanwings and its insurers want to quickly resolve the claims of each of the families of those who [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:46:52+00:00 April 2nd, 2015|Aviation News, Rons Rants|

Don’t Soften the Door — Open it Remotely

Concerns over door safety have risen after investigators believe the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 deliberately crashed the Airbus A320-200 into the French Alps on March 24, 2015 after locking crew members out of the cabin. There is much handwringing in the press and by TV pundits that we are faced [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:46:53+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Aviation News, Rons Rants|

Depression and Pilots — Oil and Water

The explosive facts now come out to provide a possible explanation for the hitherto thought inexplicable: The co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings airplane, Andreas Lubitz, was likely sick with depression. This twenty-something, possibly love-sick kid, might have killed 150 people because he may have had an illness. Could his medication have deprived [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:46:59+00:00 March 28th, 2015|Aviation News, Rons Rants|