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There’s No Flying in Baseball?

Posted April 11, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith takes a look at the parallels between aviation and America’s favorite pastime.

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Editorials

The Unintended Consequences of the “1500 Hour Rule”

Posted December 16, 2013 by Brad Tate

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.

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Auixer Cockpit Look Sideways
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Columnists

Do Commercial Pilots Really “Suck” at Manual Flying?

Posted November 21, 2013 by Eric Auxier

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.

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The Fact and Fallacy of the Looming ‘Pilot Shortage’

Posted January 24, 2013 by Patrick Smith

As the pundits have it, our airlines are running out of pilots. But is this true?

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US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, New York, USA on 15 January 2009. (Photo by Greg L via wikimedia, CC-BY)
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The Heroics of Captain Sully and the “Miracle on the Hudson”

Posted January 15, 2013 by Patrick Smith

As the public understands it, Sully saved 155 lives through nerves of steel and superhuman flying skills. The truth isn’t quite so romantic.

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Hainan Airlines pilots don't want to hear this.
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Blog

New Chinese Airline Pilots Must Pass The Smell Test – Literally

Posted November 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Managers at Hainan Airlines are sniffing the armpits of pilot candidates to keep bad smells off of their airplanes.

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Clayton Osbon mugshot.
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Blog

Judge Orders Former JetBlue Pilot To Stay Away From Planes

Posted November 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Former JetBlue Captain Clayton Osbon has been allowed to go home by reason of insanity, but is banned from going near planes.

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An Omni Air International Boeing 767-200ER (N234AX) at JFK Terminal 4. (Photo by Kaz T.)
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Airline News

Omni Air Pilot Arrested After Seattle Carjacking

Posted November 6, 2012 by NYCA Admin

An Omni Air pilot was arrested Saturday night after carjacking a man in front of a Seattle hotel.

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Osama bin Laden is marked as "deceased" on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List web page following the US raid that left him dead.
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Military News

VIDEO: Navy Seal Mark Owen Credits Army Pilots for Success of Bin Laden Raid

Posted September 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

We thought we had a pretty good idea of the Army’s helicopter badassery during the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. We now know even more.

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Patrick Smith's traveling bag of gizmos and gadgets. (Photo by Patrick Smith)
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Lost Inside the Pilot’s Gadget Bag

Posted July 23, 2012 by Patrick Smith

All those gadgets, chargers, adapters and cords are supposed to make my life easier. I’m not so sure.

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