To close out 2020, I thought I would finish up my flying during a pandemic series. My first post was back in March just when the pandemic hit and the economy was shutting down. I did another post a month later showing empty planes, empty terminals, and deserted streets. A lot has changed since that […]
No one is perfect. I make mistakes all the time. Fortunately, there are many barriers that prevent little mistakes from becoming tragic mistakes. The mistakes you will witness in this animation go well beyond anything I have ever seen. Most accidents lead to changes in either training, procedures, or the aircraft, changes that hopefully prevent […]
My screenplay Tailspin was a quarterfinalist in the Bluecat screenplay competition. To give you some idea of how difficult it is to place in some of these screenplay competitions, this year there were 3552 entries. Of those entries, only 351 screenplays were selected as quarterfinalists. Now, if I could only find a producer to get […]
Here’s a video I put together showing what it has been like flying around the country this past month. On the one hand, it’s not good for our industry. On the other hand, it’s been great to go out and explore.
The first thing I saw walking up to the gate were two paramedics dressed in protective gear. They were talking to a passenger wearing a protective mask. The flight attendants exited the jetway and informed me that the passenger in question was coughing and made frequent trips to the aft lavatory. Paramedics confirmed that the […]
A few months ago, a pilot in Australia, Rod Lovell, contacted me about a book he wrote titled From Hero to Zero. The book details his experience ditching a DC-3 shortly after takeoff, the subsequent investigation, and the effect of that investigation on his aviation career. Having written a book about an aircraft ditching myself […]