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PILOTS DETERIORATING STICK AND RUDDER SKILLS

  As technology has bullied its way into our cockpits it may have diminished aviation safety rather than improving it. The issue of decreased and deteriorating stick and rudder skills amongst today’s pilots who fly aircraft that are equipped with advanced autopilots and cockpit display technology is becoming nearly as big an issue as the ongoing…

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DRUNKEN PILOTS! “SAY IT’S NOT SO”

American Eagle pilot accosted by the airport authorities: The recent interception of a potentially drunk pilot by airport authorities is one more black mark on American Eagle Airlines. American Eagle is renowned for engaging in maximum exploitation of their pilots. Or, as the Harvard business school mantra of the mid-70s stated: “Maximum utilization of human…

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A "PRETTY-PUFFY" ABOUT TO BE A NASTY THUNDERSTORM

SUMMER THUNDERSTORMS—KEEP SEAT BELT FASTENED

EXCERPT FROM THE ROGUE AVIATOR; FASTEN SEAT BELT SNUGLY! (Ace had the opportunity, later that summer, to experience the frightening exhilaration of flight into a severe thunderstorm at 37,000 feet. The entire Midwest and Northeast United States was engulfed in an August heat wave that was accompanied by severe embedded thunderstorms. An inoperative radar during…

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