Worst Aviation Disaster Almost Happened

If you’re a nervous flyer, you probably don’t want to read about this. Possibly the worst aviation disaster in history almost happened earlier this month. An Air Canada aircraft landing at San Francisco airport aborted…

Who’s Flying The Plane

An interesting Gizmodo article came into my newsfeed yesterday. It’s about a video created by a commercial pilot to help someone, even with zero flying experience, safely put a Boeing 737 safely down on the ground…

Changi Aviation Gallery

One of the favourite holiday destinations, for my kids, is Changi Airport. We don’t actually have to fly anywhere, but just spend time at Terminal 3 of Changi Airport, and sometimes the other terminals too….

Fly Safer Than Sorry

Once a while, you’ll hear about an incident involving a flight delay, diversion, or cancellation, along with the ensuing complaints, at times very heated and nasty, from affected passengers. At times like this, I sometimes…

Lessons from MH370

I know the MH370 incident is not over, so it might be premature to talk about lessons to learn from it. But so very much has happened, we can talk about learning points for a…

Unbelievable Passengers on SQ 317

It’s not that I want to defend Singapore Airlines, but I thought some of the passengers on the A380 flight SQ 317 that made an emergency landing at Azerbaijan were unbelievably unappreciative of the situation…

Dreamliner Problems

You must have heard about the two big developments in commercial passenger aircrafts in recent years. The first is the Airbus A380 which went into service in 2007. The other is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which…