Instead of finding alternate funding solutions to keep the Hogs flying, the Air Force Staff at the Pentagon seems hell bent on getting the the A-10 fleet in the boneyard as soon as possible.
Newsflash: the United States Air Force is hemorrhaging talent. Okay, it’s not really news anymore, but the simple fact is this: pilots are abandoning ship at an alarming rate because View More ›
As an airline pilot, I take pride in my job and doing it to the best of my ability. When we fail at doing our job, there are consequences. Sometimes View More ›
As I stood ogling its elegant form, an ancient museum docent strolled up behind me and with hushed tones broke my reverie. “Son, that airplane killed more Americans than Messerschmitts did.”
The importance of the mental well-being of the pilot seems to have been lost on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the airlines.
I speculated yesterday on the possible causes for the horrific tragedy of the Germanwings crash. As a throwaway concept, I included the possibility that the plane could have been brought View More ›
It is organic to the culture of aviation to discuss a mishap. It is part of the natural process of grieving and shock. This is our work place. The most View More ›
For the purposes of full disclosure, I have a duty to inform you all that I am a U.S. Navy (Reserve) F/A-18 Hornet pilot. And while some may remark of View More ›
After a somewhat tedious look at the scientific background to high gravitational (G) forces and how they affect the human body in flight, we need to understand how military aviators flying high-performance aircraft maintain consciousness and continue to press their attack View More ›
Unfortunately, war is not an abstraction. It is a living, breathing, nasty bastard of a thing that pervades every nook and cranny of the world.