Author Archive


Waking Up to the Issues of Pilot Fatigue: Part Two

The newly implemented FAR 117, which outlines flightcrew rest requirements, was a factor in the recent weather-related flight cancellations that impacted various US airports. NYCA Columnist Eric Auxier delves into some of the m...
by Eric Auxier


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


Your Head’s in the Clouds, Where’s Your Heart? Giving Thanks to the Aviation Community

Sure you are always thinking about aviation, but have you ever thought about how you can use your passion to give back to the aviation community?
by Eric Auxier



Meet the Doogie Howser M.D. of the Airline Industry

Aditya Palnitkar is an incredibly accomplished young man. Not only is he a world traveller who speaks several languages, he is also an author and businessman.
by Eric Auxier


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