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Your sleep really matters

Did you know that as a pilot, your risk-taking increases when you get less sleep? The science behind this finding is absolutely clear—performance degrades with...
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Red Bull Air Race world champion Matt Hall talks about aviation safety

Matt Hall has won the Red Bull Air Race championship in its final season! The 47-year-old former RAAF pilot – and now world champion...
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For safety’s sake don’t push it: ATSB

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is taking on one of the most persistent killers in general aviation: VFR flight into IMC. When visual flight rules...

Life-saving pilot rejected heroic label

Alfred C. Haynes, 31/8/1931–25/8/2019 Al Haynes, the pilot-in-command of the crew of four who landed a DC-10 at Sioux City Airport after its hydraulic flight...
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US Air Force unveils robot pilot

A robot flew a Cessna 206 for two hours on 9 August as part of a US Air Force project to develop a drop-in...

Carbon monoxide signs in crash passenger’s blood

Football player Emiliano Sala had a high level of carbon monoxide in his blood before the aircraft he was travelling in crashed, the United...

Phoney maintenance

by Roger Alder ‘Never, in the history of aviation maintenance, have so many been distracted by so little.’ With apologies to Sir Winston Churchill, who was...

The hour cometh

A recent airworthiness directive from the US Federal Aviation Administration highlights the difficult issues surrounding the ageing general aviation aircraft fleet. Some things just seem...

Hot and confused

A tangle of misinformation about engine bay flammable fluid flexible hoses needs clearing up Dangerous ideas are not always outrageous. Sometimes they arise out of...

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