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Poetry…

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, –and done a… Read more →

Pilotless planes v Human error

I had an interesting chat recently about human error A fearful flyer made the argument that if human error is a contributor to aircraft accidents why aren’t we doing more… Read more →

Banking

No, not the disreputable kind the kind a plane does when it turns… on our course the subject ot banking often comes up. Why doesn’t everything slip sideways people ask…. Read more →

Jumbo Jet Programme

I did post a message on the forum ….that the BBC 3 programme was worth watching… It was  the one about the six year overhaiul of a Jumbo jet belonging… Read more →

Flight Safety

I was reading an old copy of my Flight Safety magazine last night. I was interested to see that one of the main subjects was about cabin evacuation. On our… Read more →

Fear of Flying Aviation Law 1

While I was teaching some Aviation Law for Captain’s recently it occurred to me that there’s some of it that may be of interest to fearful flyers…but only some! The… Read more →

Fear of flying…About pilots

If there’s a single thing that most anxious flyers think, it’s the idea that it’s hard to fly a plane. It’s not like the movies at all…but nothing  is really… Read more →

Air safety…not a reason for fear

There was a lot of uninformed comment about the evacuation of a plane at London’s Gatwick airport this week. The fact is that the crew are trained to shout at… Read more →

Air Disaster Programmes.

HI I’M 8 MINUTES INTO WATCHING  A TV PROGRAMME CALLED ‘THE  WORLD’S 10 SCARIEST LANDINGS’ APPARENTLY THE PROBLEM WITH THE FIRST AIRCRAFT IS THAT THE B737 CAN’T JETTISON FUEL… REALLY?… Read more →

Snow and Ice and Planes

At this time of the year I get flooded with enquiries about how the ‘bad’ weather affects planes. Like everything in aviation there has been a lot of effort put… Read more →