Emirates 521: The automation paradox
Why does more automation lead to more aviation accidents?




What did the Wright brothers and Bessie Coleman have in common?
They wouldn't let anyone stop them from pursuing their dream of flying.

The fear of flying
The fear of flying can be devastating.  It prevents aviophobes from being able to visit family and friends. It can have negative impacts on the sufferer's career but it could also cost them their lives.
Click here  to see psychologist Tristan Paton on LinkedIn
Click here to see Andrew New's blog Experientialsites.com
Click here for a guide to psychology and the fear of flying
Why did the RAF win the Battle of Britain ?
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.


Who were 'the Few'?
Messerschmitt 109
Messerschmitt 110
​Dornier Do17
​Heinkel He111
​Junkers Ju87 Stuka
Junkers Ju88
Hawker Hurricane Mk1
Spitfire Mk1
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Is space the final frontier?
​It might be, but there are a number of intriguing earth-bound concepts that could revolutionize life as we know it.
Nunavik Arctic Express
The Nunavik Arctic Express (NAX) is a ground effect cargo plane concept inspired by the RussianEkranoplan, who first flew over the Caspian Sea in 1966. (see video) It is claimed that this ground effect behemoth could carry twice the load of similar-sized aircraft or use half the fuel.
Airlander 10
The largest aircraft currently flying uses innovative technology to combine the best characteristics of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters with lighter-than-air technology to create a new breed of hyper-efficient aircraft. It can stay airborne for up to five days at a time if manned, and for over 2 weeks unmanned. It will fulfil a wide range of communication, cargo carrying and survey roles in both the military and commercial sectors all with a significantly lower carbon footprint than other forms of air transport.
What did Boeing invent that changed aviation forever?
The crash of the Flying Fortress at a tender competition nearly ruined Boeing, however they managed to turn the accident into a decisive advantage.
Includes an interview with Dan Boorman, Production Test Pilot at Boeing and checklist expert. 
  
Atul Guwande - The Checklist Manifesto: How to get things right.









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