Archive: June, 2010

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Solar Storm's Effect on Aviation

Solar storms emit energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation that interfere with the Earth’s magnetic field. A once-a-century super solar storm is expected in 2012 and threatens to knock out major technological infrastructure, including electricity grids, radio communications and navigation satellites.

Is an aircraft an aeroplane or the other way round?

Steve Zerkowitz of BluSky Services Group explains the difference between aircraft and aeroplanes. It’s not about playing with words when writing, but getting it right in the context of which it is written and remove any room for ambiguity.

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Danger from Unseen Ice Crystals

The danger of flying inside highly convective clouds is well documented, but flying outside and near these clouds poses another danger from unseen ice crystals.

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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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