Aviation history

February 4, 2008 - 9:48am

Marsha Mills was not an aviation artist, but as the exclusive artist for the First Flight Centennial Foundation, she’s quickly becoming one.

February 4, 2008 - 9:48am

Marsha Mills was not an aviation artist, but as the exclusive artist for the First Flight Centennial Foundation, she’s quickly becoming one.

February 4, 2008 - 9:45am

No one has kept the Flyer aloft for more than a minute, not even the Wright brothers. So the crowd clapped politely after watching this latest crash. “C’mon, it’s all ones and zeroes. You can’t do any harm,” teased Microsoft executive Bruce Williams as he invited all comers, including the ample security force, at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to drop to their bellies and swivel their hips on the Flyer simulator.

February 4, 2008 - 9:45am

No one has kept the Flyer aloft for more than a minute, not even the Wright brothers. So the crowd clapped politely after watching this latest crash. “C’mon, it’s all ones and zeroes. You can’t do any harm,” teased Microsoft executive Bruce Williams as he invited all comers, including the ample security force, at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to drop to their bellies and swivel their hips on the Flyer simulator.

January 31, 2008 - 11:06am

The NTSB is stressing the importance of altitude awareness and preflight planning after identifying “a noticeable number” of controlled flight into terrain accidents during night VFR conditions. The Safety Board noted in a safety alert that many of the general aviation pilots involved were in contact with ATC and receiving radar service at the time of the accidents, but they appear to have been unaware of the danger.

January 31, 2008 - 11:06am

The NTSB is stressing the importance of altitude awareness and preflight planning after identifying “a noticeable number” of controlled flight into terrain accidents during night VFR conditions. The Safety Board noted in a safety alert that many of the general aviation pilots involved were in contact with ATC and receiving radar service at the time of the accidents, but they appear to have been unaware of the danger.

January 30, 2008 - 9:03am

After last year, when the total number of U.S.-registered turbine business airplanes involved in serious accidents decreased significantly from 2001, the accident picture improved little in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, according to safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla.

January 30, 2008 - 9:03am

After last year, when the total number of U.S.-registered turbine business airplanes involved in serious accidents decreased significantly from 2001, the accident picture improved little in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, according to safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla.

January 23, 2008 - 10:07am

If all flights took place in flawless conditions, in ideal weather and with perfectly designed aircraft that are maintained to impossibly impeccable standards and flown by only the most skilled of pilots, there would still be accidents.

January 23, 2008 - 10:07am

If all flights took place in flawless conditions, in ideal weather and with perfectly designed aircraft that are maintained to impossibly impeccable standards and flown by only the most skilled of pilots, there would still be accidents.

 
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