Monthly Archives: November 2018

Spins again

The  Canadian Transportation Safety Board has recently published it’s accident investigation report of a PA-34-200T (Piper Seneca) at CYBW (Calgary/Springbank, Alberta). One can read all the simple details on the Canadian TSB report. My hearth is broken. An apparently perfect aircraft on the take-off phase, in ideal training flight conditions crashes vertically after a severe… Read more »

Risk management

Flying safely in the 21st century requires more effort than « those » glorious years gone by. Flying, certainly the best way to live and the best leisure activity one can imagine. It should not be undertaken  like grabbing one’s golf bag and running out of the house, free for a few hours. Ignoring science and good… Read more »

Pilot fatigue and rest

The incident investigation report of a Sunwing B-737 in Belfast (EGAA, 2017) brings once again a perennial problem ever so neglected by Canadian authorities. The flight was operated by a Canadian crew. Soon, I will discuss the reported aspect and procedures for take-offs using reduced thrust. What strikes my mind this morning when reading the… Read more »

Lion Air Accident

The recent accident of a B-737 Max taking off Jakarta brings once again the perspective of technology into the human factors alley. We always, as humans, wish to point the blaming finger at one cause for an accident. This makes things simple and well set in a neat compartment of our mind. Now, Boeing a… Read more »

Welcome onboard / Bienvenue à bord

        This new aviation blog will deal with common sense. Aviation, professionnal or leasure should dwell in common sense. I will endeavor to provide a rational insight on many aspects of technique, human factors, comments (never meant to critisise), personnal experience and yes having fun can be rational within our industry, check… Read more »