Monthly Archives: January 2019

Hand flying, what’s going on?

Flying is a perishable good. Lack of maintenance will lead to the pilot’s ability degradation. This explains the simulator visits every 6 months. 6 months we say? Many carriers now have the « financial good fortune » to stretch this to 8 months. The recent and very thorough incident report by the BFU (Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung /… Read more »

Need a boost of enthusiasm?

The people of Buffalo Airways (Ice Pilots fame) are quite remarquable on many of screens. What fascinates me most is the dynamic attitude and enthusiasm that Mike McBryan demonstrates. A sort of inspiration coming from the hangar! His team just acquired a famous yet forgotten DC-3 out of CYHU. One of the best aircraft in… Read more »