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Tribute to Slats Rodgers and Old Soggy No. 1

Tribute to Slats Rodgers and Old Soggy No. 1

"...When You Really Needed FearlessFlight®..."   "Capt Eric and I thought you might get a kick out of how far pilots have come since the first FAA license was issued.   I often say, "This ain't Orville and Wilbur's airline any more."   I use that to note the vast...

Don’t Let Fear of Flying Spoil Your Spring Break

Don’t Let Fear of Flying Spoil Your Spring Break

  I recently was invited by a national network morning talk show who asked for tips for travelers who were afraid to fly. The interview took place in an airline cabin mock-up on the set of an aircraft-themed studio with an on-air talent and a show producer. The...

Pegasus Flight PG2193 skids off runway – Facts and Fiction

Pegasus Flight PG2193 skids off runway – Facts and Fiction

First of all, I want to extend my condolences to the families that have lost loved ones on this flight. If you are a fearful flyer, this incident naturally causes concerns and brings up a lot of questions. It’s important however to separate facts from fiction, or, as...

Delta flight DL1425 MD-88 experiences engine failure

Delta flight DL1425 MD-88 experiences engine failure

  A Delta Air Lines McDonnell Douglas MD-88 was operating flight DL1425 when the pilots initiated a diversion and successfully performed a non-normal landing due to an engine failure. The aircraft was en route to Baltimore from Atlanta, cruising at 33,000 ft when...

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