Tag: Aviation

Tweeting on a Jet Plane

Tipped off by Someday. Brilliant!

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Pilot News

Pilots, planes and aviation have been in the news a lot this year. Let’s go over the highlights: Planes that crash just short of the runway in wintry conditions Distracted pilots who overshoot their destination by 150 miles  A drunk pilot failing a breathalyzer test prior to a trans-oceanic flight from London A flight landing […]

Misc

First Officer Jeffrey Skiles: Right Seat Hero

As the wife of a First Officer pilot, I’ve felt some disappointment about the reduced media bravado for First Officer Jeffrey Skiles. His role in the successful splash landing on the Hudson was just as vital as Captain Sully’s. A CA/FO relationship must be a well-oiled machine, as any pilot will tell you. “Pilot flying” […]

Wise Words from Sully

Oops! Wrong Sully! There we go! US Airways Captain Chesley Sullenberger Yesterday, Chesley Sullenberger, First Officer Jeffrey B. Skiles, and air traffic controller Patrick Harten received a standing ovation on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, prior to testifying before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, U.S. House of Representatives. […]

Colgan 3407

On my usual too-early morning wake-up today, I quickly caught wind of the crash of a Dash 8 Q400 plane,Colgan flight 3407 – operating for Continental Connection. The plane crashed at 10:20 pm yesterday, 5 miles before their destination airport of Buffalo (which is an airport my husband has flown to many times.) The full […]

Virgin Complaint

This letter, from a passenger of Virgin Atlantic, takes the cake of the best complaint letter ever filed. It’s even better than as my rant letters.

Fast Track to a jet pilot?

When something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Especially in aviation. I recently found out about the website www.jetuniversitysucks.com that airs out all the dirty laundry about Jet University, a flight school in Fort Lauderdale. They offer a jet transition program that will take you from your commercial pilot license (with multi-engine […]

My Favorite Aviation Commercial

When I lived in Utah, I spend four years in the semi-professional womens’ choir, Viva Voce. When I was in the choir, I sang one of my favorite pieces of choral music of all time: Adiemus from Songs of Sanctuary. I had heard it years before on this Delta Airlines Commercial, and was excited to […]

Flaps Up!

This morning Taylor and I caught the early showing of Madagascar 2. The pilot penguins totally make the movie! From the “Flaps Up!” comment, to the union contract representative (“No maternity leave!”), you may catch yourself laughing so hard your eyes tear up….it happened for Taylor. I recommend this for the whole family, especially those […]

Birdstrikes!

I was just reading about a birdstrike on a Ryanair flight in Rome today. Last November, on Taylor’s first trip off O.E., he had his first birdstrike. I blogged about it last year here, but its one of the aviation experiences that Taylor loves to retell. Of all my blog entries that get searched on […]

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