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Left Behind by the On-Time Machine

On-time departures are a critical aspect of airline operations and how they are viewed by the flying public. However, is it worth sacrificing passenger satisfaction in some instances in order to stay on time?
by Brad Tate
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The Unintended Consequences of the “1500 Hour Rule”

The FAA recently raised minimum flight hour requirements for commercial pilots to 1,500 hours. Brad Tate explores whether this stricter hiring requirement truly benefits flight safety.
by Brad Tate
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Windshear – Lessons Learned

31 years ago Delta Flight 191 encountered a microburst on approach to DFW and crashed. Thanks to the lessons learned from that tragedy, windshear warning and avoidance has become an integral part of aviation safety management.
by Brad Tate
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Divert (From the Pilot’s Point Of View)

The vast majority of airline flights reach their destination as planned. Occasionally bad weather or other factors cause flight crews to have to divert to an alternate airport, disrupting both the airline's and passenger's plan...
by Brad Tate
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