Archive: July, 2009

Aircraft Ditching. Is there an art?

As news of the VQ-TLG ditching on Friday July 24, 2009 at Salt Cay circled around the Turk and Caicos Islands, it brought back memories of the N126ST which ditched on my watch two years ago, almost to the date. Remaining calm during these emergencies is what makes the difference between perishing and surviving.

Plane crashes in Iran, 168 believed killed

A Russian-made Tupolev plane crashed in Iran near Jannat-abad village in Qazvin province at 11:33 am on Wednesday. The aircraft was enroute from Tehran to Yerevan/ Armenia.

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I am Wayne, an aviation safety evangelist who once made my living working in the control tower. Engage me while I share my thoughts, experience, and news from the aviation world. After writing "13 Characteristics of an air traffic controller" in 2010, it went viral and established me as an unofficial ambassador for ATC.


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