Operations will comply with the applicable general safety rules for operations and practices prescribed in agency manuals, Federal, State, and OSHA standards. GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SAFETY AROUND AIRPLANES IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY AERIAL HAZARDS READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE INSIDE THE MEMBERS PLATFORM As an E3 Aviation member, you get access to TONS of informative aviation articles and content. Sign Up … Read More
Why Do Pilots Need Checklists?
Checklists are the backbone of safety. The simple answer to why we use checklists is that humans are both complex and forgetful and aircraft systems are complex. Combine both and you’re definitely dealing with a situation for distraction. In aviation, the simple, stupid stuff kills. Distractions and interruptions result in a disruption of the sequential flow of the checklist. Accordingly, this … Read More
Mentors, Role Models – What to Expect When Flying
Recently we wrote about a role model, the first woman pilot – Raymonde de Laroche. Yes, she’s a woman but more importantly, a role model possessing the qualities any role model should have. She survived horrific crashes, and still possessed talent and resilience born from a desire for sports at a young age. When you’re developing your passion for flying, you’re … Read More
Aircraft Ownership Carries Tax Benefits
There are compelling reasons to own your own piece of the sky. No more crowds, your own schedule, your own path to your own goals and memories. Add to that, sound financial reasons for aircraft ownership as well. Beyond the money saved on overnight trips, delays caused by airlines, and other miscellaneous expenses, owning an airplane has definite tax advantages. … Read More
Is Hydrogen Power The Future for Aviation?
Is hydrogen power the future of aviation? On January 19th, ZeroAvia flew the largest aircraft in the world powered by a hydrogen-electric engine. This marks the maiden flight of their hydrogen-powered testbed, a 19-seat Dornier 228 aircraft with a full-sized prototype hydrogen-electric engine on the left wing. All systems performed as expected and places the company on the path to … Read More
THE 5 MOST IMPRESSIVE AEROBATIC MANEUVERS
Aerobatic pilots like Sean D. Tucker and Michael Goulian are among some of the world’s top aerobatic performers. They showcase their technical skill and stamina with amazing feats every year in the skies. There are five general categories of maneuvers: horizontal and vertical lines, rolls, hammerheads, loops, and spins. So what are some of the sport’s most popular and impressive maneuvers? READ OUR PICKS … Read More
Insurance for Aircraft You Don’t Own…And Why
Here’s a scenario that is a common concern for growing companies. Your company continues its rapid growth, including the opening of new branches in cities not serviced by the airlines. The advantages and efficiencies of transporting your executives and employees to these locations via private aircraft are apparent, but the potential frequency doesn’t warrant the purchase of an aircraft – yet. A … Read More
Lightning Strikes – Will You Fall Out of the Sky?
Why does an airplane get struck by lightning? Most of the time, flying through a heavily charged flight path, is just fine. But, just the fact that the aircraft is there, tempts those pesky lightning bolts to pick a target. Actually, aircraft often initiate the strike because their presence enhances the ambient electric fields typical for thunderstorms and facilitates electrical … Read More
Read the Room; Take the Hint
If Other Pilots Aren’t Flying, Should You Press Ahead? By Jason Blair, FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) The aviation community is a small world. In this environment, we each have the opportunity for positive influence on fellow pilots if we choose to use it. We particularly have a duty to influence each other in a positive way when it comes … Read More
Defeating the Dragons of Doubt
Mentors Can Help Safely Build Competence and Confidence By Susan K. Parson, FAA Safety Briefing Magazine Editor Let’s say that the ink is still drying on your freshly issued certificate or rating. You’re proud of the accomplishment, but you don’t feel even close to confident enough to try it in real life. To imagine another scenario, let’s say that you’ve scared … Read More
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