Aviation Safety

  • Flight Safety Tips: From Pre-Flight to Pilot Attitude, Every Step Matters….

    Flight safety is often thought of as tedious and boring. But nothing is further from the truth. Safe flying is fun flying.
    By EricCedric November 13, 2011 

  • Should Airshow Rules Change After the Reno Accident?

    The September 2011 crash at the Reno Air Races brought the safety at airshows to the front of national attention. I am a trained accident investigator, and though there are important lessons to be learned from the Reno tragedy they will not change the...
    By Tim Plaehn October 31, 2011 

  • CAMP Aircraft Maintenance System for Enhanced Flight Safety

    The concept of CAMP aircraft maintenance systems was introduced by the FAA with the intention of ensuring that all those items that are critical to the safe operations of large carrier aircraft are inspected on a regular and routine basis to evaluate...
    By Nirjharini August 21, 2011 

  • What Causes Turbulence on an Airplane?

    What is airplane turbulence? How is it created? What are its different intensities and how can you avoid injury during air turbulence? In this article, we will look at answers to these questions and offer answers.
    By Elizabeth Engel July 27, 2011 

  • What Are the Special Airplanes That Fly into Hurricanes and How Are They Made Safe?

    Flying an aircraft over a hurricane might seem a crazy idea but this endeavor was designed for the benefit of the people alone. Learn what are the special airplanes that fly into hurricanes and how are they are made safe.
    By Vin Reyes June 29, 2011 

  • Hijacking: The Darker Side of Aviation

    The thrill and convenience of flying in an aeroplane is really unmatched (except compared to space travel which unfortunately is not for everyone). But there are a few dark aspects of aviation. Learn about one such aspect in this article.
    By Ricky May 30, 2011 

  • Volcanic Ash Flight Restrictions and Delays

    Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano is causing delays in 2011. In April 2010, most airlines flying out of European cities cancelled flights due to volcanic ash. Airlines lost billions, and most of us know someone who couldn’t travel because of the Icelandic...
    By Rebecca Scudder May 30, 2011 

  • How is Communication in Commercial Airplanes Done?

    Efficient communication between the pilot and ground staff is the key factor towards safe flying of aircraft. How is commercial flight communication done and what systems are used? Find the answer to these questions and to many more in this article...
    By Raunekk May 20, 2011 

  • Airport Runway Safety Programs

    Implemented over a number of years since the creation of the airplane, airport runway safety programs are designed to maintain a secure way for aircraft to takeoff and land. Many dangers exist which can impact the safety of airplanes, prompting the establishment...
    By Jason C. Chavis May 18, 2011 

  • FAA Ruling Helps Prevent Airplane Fuel Tank Explosions

    The FAA's requirements are a landmark decision, intended to prevent disasters like the aircraft fuel tank explosion of TWA Flight 800. Learn more about the history and technology related to this decision.
    By Andrew Jones April 5, 2011 
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