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The Garmin “Autoland” System

Posted on February 10, 2020 in Aviation

Garmin is a company that makes avionics for airplanes. The company recently introduced an emergency one-button “Autoland” system on certain airplanes. When pushed, the system takes over and engages the autopilot, announces an emergency on the radio, evaluates weather and terrain and then flies the plane to the nearest suitable airport where it not only…

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Loss of control in-flight (LOC-I)

Posted on February 9, 2020 in Aviation

A pilot’s primary responsibility is to avoid a loss of control (LOC) of the aircraft. Loss of control in-flight (LOC-I) is a leading cause of fatal general aviation accidents in the U.S. and commercial aviation worldwide. The FAA defines LOC-I as a significant deviation of an aircraft from the intended flightpath. This often results from…

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