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Haiku, Farewell Musicians Of The Air

“Unlucky songbirds – who died on their last flights like – Amelia Earhart”:

Glenn Miller (1944), R.W. Blackwood & Bill Lyles (1954), Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson & Ritchie Valens (1959), Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas & Hawkshaw Hawkins (1963), Jim Reeves (1964), Otis Redding (1967), Jim Croce (1973), Ronnie Van Zant & Stevie Gaines (1977), Randy Rhoads (1982), Rick Nelson (1985), Dean Paul Martin (1987), Stevie Ray Vaughan (1990), John Denver (1997), Aaliyah & Melanie Thornton (2001), Gerry Niewood & Coleman Mellett (2009), Red Army Choir (2016)

The Birth of CRM?

I’ve just finished reading “The Wright Brothers”, a definitive study of the aviation pioneers by David McCullough. Very appropriate too, with man’s first self sustained flight on 17th December 1903 being remembered soon. 761 more words


The Law is an Ass

If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, “the law is a ass — a idiot.”
 – Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist – 689 more words

Sully the Movie - A Pilot's Perspective

“So what did you think of the movie?”

I was immediately faced with that question as I walked out of the screening of Sully, Clint Eastwood’s film about the 2009 landing in the Hudson River, starring Tom Hanks as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. 469 more words


Royal Aeronautical Society | Insight Blog | Lives before luggage

I have posted a number of blogs regarding passengers’ apparent disregard for their own safety. As valuable additional reading, here is an insightful blog about evacuations from the RAeS: 71 more words


Leave Everything Behind! (Exit before Tweeting...)

Yesterday we witnessed the crash of an Emirates B773 at Dubai. I use the word “witnessed” as we may just as well have been eyewitnesses, what with visuals instantly available on the major TV channels, uploaded from social media. 330 more words