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You’re the Pilot: In Flight Medical Emergency

You're flying what should be a routine domestic flight. Just as you reach cruising altitude, the lead flight attendant calls the flight deck: there is a sick passenger onboard. What do you do?
by Eric Auxier
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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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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
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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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