Category Archives: Safety

WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM LION AIR 610: Thoughts on Lion Air – Reprinted from Curt Lewis Flight Safety Information news

A FSI Commentary Editors Note: While the Lion Air 610 investigation continues, it’s important to remember that hindsight bias is no substitute for understanding potential combination system failure events. We welcome reader response to Captain Malmquist’s commentary. On October 29, … Continue reading

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Is your job safe from the perils of automation or free trade?

While most of my writing regards pilots, this one is for everyone. That said, please forgive the aviation examples I use! Many people worry about their job security as companies shift manufacturing to other regions of the world while simultaneously implementing … Continue reading

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High Altitude Flying: What every pilot needs to know – A new Online Course from Curt Lewis Aviation

New Online Course from Curt Lewis Aviation HIGH ALTITUDE FLYING: WHAT EVERY PILOT NEEDS TO KNOW Aimed at all pilots who cruise every day at high altitude, this course shares the critical lessons learned from the Air France 447 disaster and … Continue reading

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Two talks

Some may be interested in more information on these.  If so, please feel free to contact me. Training to Facilitate Adaptive Capacity in Automated Systems Capt. Shem Malmquist, FRAeS While automation has often been touted as the source of the … Continue reading

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Single-Piloted Commercial Aircraft

Section 744 of H.R.4 – FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which was introduced on April 18, 2018, states: SEC. 744. SINGLE-PILOTED COMMERCIAL CARGO AIRCRAFT. (a) Program.—The FAA, in consultation with NASA and other relevant agencies, shall establish a research and development program … Continue reading

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Take a Fatigue “Selfie”!

In a previous article I discussed cognitive bias as it relates to flight operations. Although I just hinted at this in the previous article, let me be clear now: Fatigue will exacerbate all of the negative aspects of cognitive bias. … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ENGLISH ASSOCIATION

Several years ago I wrote an article on the importance of proper phraseology.  You can read that article here. For those interested, you may like the following conference. ======================================

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