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Fact vs. Fiction: Malaysia Airlines 370 and Occam’s Razor

For 14 days now, the world has followed the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines 370. While the potential debris field recently discovered in the South Indian Ocean offers hope, the world has had two weeks filled with ...
by Eric Auxier
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Do Commercial Pilots Really “Suck” at Manual Flying?

Do pilots really “suck” at manual flying, as a soon-to-be-released FAA report suggests? Airbus Captain and author Eric “Cap’n Aux” Auxier explores this disturbing possibility.
by Eric Auxier
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You’re The Captain: Explosive Decompression at 40,000 Feet

Imagine that you're the captain of an airliner, cruising at 40,000 feet, when you experience an explosive decompression. What do you do next to get back on the ground?
by Eric Auxier
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The Pilot Factor: A Fresh Look in Crew Resource Management

Jean Denis Marcellin's new book, The Pilot Factor, gives a readers a fresh perspective on Crew Resource Management concepts.
by Eric Auxier
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Around the World in 80 Jumpseats

While the ability to travel for free is a definite perk of being an airline pilot, the ability to ride in the jumpseat is more of a necessary evil. It is small and uncomfortable, but it can also be the difference between a pilo...
by Eric Auxier
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