The business of safety: how SMS can help your bottom line

For someone running a small to medium sized aviation business the letters SMS, standing for safety management system can be a forbidding acronym. The...

Electric dream takes off in Singapore

The once-futuristic concept of electrically powered urban air travel came incrementally closer this week with the trial flight of a Volocopter urban air vehicle...
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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...

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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