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An Afternoon with Erich Hartmann

The most enjoyable thing about meeting Erich Hartmann, the man who shot down 352 airplanes, was learning that, like any pilot, he loved talking about flying. His flying experience was more than the famous fighter pilot. He learned to fly … Continue reading

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Glass vs. Steam

By the mid-1970s, commercial aircraft cockpits were crammed with over a hundred instruments, gauges, and controls vying for the pilot’s attention. NASA, which kept reaching further and more frequently into space, faced the cockpit flight-management-system problem on a much larger … Continue reading

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Aeronautical Decision Making and Risk Management

In most cases teaching someone the skills to fly an airplane is pretty straight forward.  I have heard instructors say, “With enough bananas I can teach anybody to fly.” What’s difficult is teaching people how to think in an aviation … Continue reading

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