Author Archives: Shem Malmquist FRAeS

About Shem Malmquist FRAeS

B-777 Captain. Air Safety and Accident Investigator. Previous experience includes Flight Operations Duty Officer, Assistant Chief Pilot. Line Check Airman, ALPA Aircraft Technical and Engineering Chairman, Aircraft Performance and Designs Committee MEC Chair, Charting and Instrument Procedures Committee, Group Leader-Commercial Aviation Safety Team-Joint Safety Implementation Team (CAST)-Loss of Control-Human Factors and Automation, CAST-JSIT- Aircraft State Awareness. Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, full Member of ISASI, AIAA, IEEE, HFES, FSF, AFA and the Resilience Engineering Association.

Just Culture Accident Model

This paper proposes that the concepts developed for Just Culture may provide an avenue to broaden the scope of accident investigation and move away from the “blame” outcome of most reports through the use of a simple Just Culture algorithm to mitigate … Continue reading

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High Altitude Flying and Radiation

There is much concern in the pilot community of the exposure to radiation as a consequence of high altitude flight.  There are FAA and NOAA pages that discuss the issue and the amount of radiation can even be tracked.  So, … Continue reading

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How much fuel?

Fuel.  It is an ongoing issue.  We all want to ensure that we arrive with enough fuel at the destination so we have options.  The best way to accomplish that is to have more fuel on departure, right?   Well, maybe … Continue reading

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The Bluecoat Project

If you’re on LinkedIn, check out The Bluecoat Forum An international Forum on the subject of FMS, EFIS and EICAS displays, automated subsystems, flight mode annunciators, flight directors, autopilots, and the integration of all avionics equipment in the modern cockpit. … Continue reading

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The Briefing

I just thought I’d share something fun.  Pilot briefings are very important, and it is critical that these are, literally, “brief”, as well as hit the issues that are actually important.  Things that are just standard and expected are not … Continue reading

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Angle of Attack book released!

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ORDER EXCLUSIVELY FROM CURT LEWIS AVIATION BOOKS Finally, the definitive book on the Titanic of aviation accidents, a state-of-the-art jet that couldn’t stall until it did and took the lives of 228 Air France passengers and crew. … Continue reading

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A dry microburst experience

I came across this article today which I had written quite a few years ago.  How many years ago?  Well, TWA was still in business!  I should add that my more recent article, here, is a worthy follow-up if you’ve … Continue reading

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