Pilots Must Avoid Mid-air Collisions

Posted on June 15, 2020 in Aviation

Mid-air collisions are rare, but deadly. Pilots are responsible to “see and avoid” other aircraft. This isn’t just a slogan, it is the law. FAR 91.113(b) states: “When weather conditions permit, regardless of whether an operation is conducted under instrument flight rules or visual flight rules, vigilance shall be maintained by each person operating an…

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Loss of Power in Flight

Posted on June 12, 2020 in Aviation

In May 2019, the crew of a chartered Cessna Citation 550—being operated as an air ambulance flight—experienced a total power loss that began just over an hour into the flight. With a tremendous amount of skill, and with nurses and patients on board, the pilots performed a successful no-engine landing. The failure was later traced…

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