Where did all the airplanes go?

Where did all the airplanes go?

Captain Eric Larsen (ret) here, talking up some (post-)Covid-19 commercial aviation issues and news. If you are new to my blog column, you may not know that every Tuesday at 6:30pm Pacific, my friends Capt Ron, Dieter, and I have been talking about some of the airline...
…In The Event of an Emergency…

…In The Event of an Emergency…

…Put Your Mask on First and then… How many times have you heard that briefing in preparation for past flights? I gave a couple of local TV interviews here in the Phoenix area recently. I’m disappointed by the choice of words used in media reports about the...
The Crashing Side of Flying

The Crashing Side of Flying

People who are afraid to fly like to dwell on airplane crashes.  Imagine that! Okay, so yes, I’ll admit it.  Airplanes do crash.  But the likelihood of it happening to the one you’re on is pretty slim.  The latest airplane crash statistics show that your kid has a...
From Cockpit to Hotseat

From Cockpit to Hotseat

As a fear of flying and aviation expert, the aftermath of the Miracle on the Hudson brought requests from the local media for my take on US Airways Flight 1549’s ditching in the Hudson River.  In one day, I appeared on one channel three times as an aviation expert and...
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