Posts Tagged ‘safety’
 

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No Punishment for Harrison Ford: A Positive Sign for Aviation Safety Culture

Posted April 6, 2017 by Phil Derner Jr.

Did Harrison Ford receive special treatment because of his celebrity, or is getting off without punishment SOP in aviation safety?

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Airline News

The Numbers Are In: U.S. Sets Records in 2016 for Most Airline Passengers and Safety

Posted March 27, 2017 by Phil Derner Jr.

Last year’s record of 900+ million passengers in the U.S. shows not only higher traffic, but an equally impressive safety record.

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Why The Circular Runway Concept Would Not Work

Posted March 20, 2017 by Phil Derner Jr.

A report from the BBC about a circular runway concept is going viral, but how does it hold up when examined objectively?

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Travel

7 Safety Tips For Traveling to Dangerous Places

Posted June 30, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

The world can be a very unforgiving place when you step off the path of paved tourism. Here are some tips when visiting “less desired” places.

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Four Engines vs. Two: The Surprising Mathematical Guarantee of Safety

Posted June 25, 2015 by David J. Williams

One would think that an aircraft with additional engines would provide even better performance on normal takeoffs, but the extra engines actually reduces it.

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Anatomy of a Story: Why the ‘Airliner Hacking’ Claim is Bull

Posted May 19, 2015 by John Steffen and Phil Derner Jr.

A recent claim in a Wired article has people fearing that control of their airliners can be taken over by a hacker. We explain why this is utterly ridiculous.

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Education

Over the Edge: How Safe Are LaGuardia’s ‘Short’ Runways?

Posted May 19, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

For decades, La Guardia Airport has been known for its short runways. Are they truly safe for us to takeoff and land on?

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Fatal Facts: Analyzing the Truth Behind Airline Crash Safety Statistics

Posted March 31, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

We always hear how safe air travel is, referenced with various brief stats and phrases, but where do they come from? Here’s the air travel safety breakdown.

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A Real Solution to Suicide-Murder By Pilot? The 7 Past Incidents to Learn From

Posted March 27, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

What can be changed in order to prevent another Germanwings 9525 from happening? Is there a foolproof solution? We learn from these past events…

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The 3 Plane Crashes You’ve Never Heard Of: Aviation’s Sacrificial Lambs

Posted March 2, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

There are more than a few crashes from the last decade that you probably have never heard of, but your safety could benefit from their lessons. Why the lack of media coverage?

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