March 25, 2016| 93

How Crew Resource Management Makes Flying Safer

Vern Weiss On December 29, 1972, an Eastern Airlines Lockheed L-1011 with 176 people aboard crashed in Florida’s Everglades only 3 minutes from touching down at Miami International Airport . Three flight crew members, the Captain, First Officer and Flight Engineer became focused on a landing gear indicator light bulb that was not illuminated. A …

February 26, 2016| 17

ATP Certification: Is It Really “King of the Hill”?

Wilson Gilliam Jr. When a pilot opens his or her certificate wallet, the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate is usually the one on top. It is a diamond on a black cloth. ATP certification is a significant accomplishment, as the requirements for both the written and practical tests are demanding. I could have used all of that ATP weight shift kn …

January 29, 2016| 26

The Call: The Moment When Your Childhood Dreams Come True

Getting “The Call” After Your Airline Pilot Training Making it through the airline pilot selection process is an accomplishment but successfully ¬†completing your airline pilot training is nothing short of awesome. Vern Weiss You’ve been submitting applications to airlines for over a year and reading doom-and-gloom on pilot blogs, whic …

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