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FAA Regulations Don’t Apply to All Helicopters

Like airplane transportation, helicopter transportation is regulated by laws that govern how helicopters must be manufactured and maintained. These helicopter regulations, however, do not apply across the board to all helicopters meaning, some helicopters are still manufactured that do not comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards. It's a situation [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:01:04-07:00January 19th, 2016|Aviation News|

Aircraft Accidents and Aviation News 2015

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 December 29, 2015 Engine Heat Damage the Focus in Beechcraft A36 Crash Investigation On December 11, David McKee was flying himself and three other passengers from Maryland to Charleston, South Carolina when he was faced with a dilemma no pilot ever wants to face. Just east of [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:02:56-07:00December 31st, 2015|Aviation News|

Why Are Commercial Planes Catching Fire?

Dynamic Airways Flight 405 catches fire in Ft. Lauderdale, injuring 21 people...British Airways Flight 2276 catches fire in Las Vegas, injuring 15...Cathay Pacific Flight CX170 catches fire mid-flight, forcing pilots to make an emergency landing in Indonesia. We like to think these commercial airliner fires only happen sparingly. Would it surprise [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:01:33-07:00November 12th, 2015|Aviation News|

How to Survive a Plane Crash

Plane crashes show up on the evening news at least a couple of times a week. They usually grab headlines because, let's face it, a plane crash is a terrifying thing. When we think of a plane crash, we often think of a plane falling from great heights with no [...]

By |2019-01-31T14:01:39-08:00September 10th, 2015|Aviation News|

Helicopter Fuel Tanks Should be Crash-Resistant

For more than 50 years, aviation safety experts have expressed concern about the startling number of people who burn to death in the wake of helicopter crashes. What's the reason for these fires? Poorly-made helicopter fuel tanks that leak and feed fire, even in hard landings and low-impact crashes. We've [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:01:21-07:00August 26th, 2015|Aviation News|

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 |2016-10-17T11:45:36-07:00August 17th, 2015|Blog, Aviation News, Rons Rants|