How Secure is the U.S. National Airspace System?

Put differently, what is more dangerous: two sticks of sugarless gum, or a Canadian Cessna 172 rented for personal flying? Evidently, to the authorities we employ to ensure a safe and secure U.S. National Airspace System (NAS), the answer is those … Continue reading

Southwest Flight 345 Accident: NTSB reports the aircraft pitched downward in the final four-seconds, landed on the nose gear

NTSB is continuing their outstanding effort to quickly share investigative information with the public. In a July 25th Press Release, NTSB provided the following ‘facts’ related to the July 22nd nosegear collapse that injured three at New York’s LaGuardia Airport: … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents: further details

12/30/2014: Centennial, CO 12/29/2014: Port Clinton, OH 12/27/2014: Westminster, MD 12/24/2014: Sutter Creek, CA 12/22/2014: Odessa, TX 12/18/2014: Seagoville, TX Mesquite airport (yellow box) is approximately 17-miles ESE of Love Field, in Dallas. A new contract control tower was opened … Continue reading