Did You Know? Clear Air Turbulence

Did you Know? Clear Air Turbulence is Sudden Severe Turbulence Unrelated to Storms? This week, Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321 from London to Singapore encountered severe turbulence over the Andaman Sea resulting in the death of a passenger and serious injuries to other passengers.  Over 80 passengers required hospitalization after the pilots made an emergency landing…

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Did you know? Federal Aviation Regulations

Did you know that the comprehensive Federal Aviation Regulations may have been inspired by the work of a city attorney in a small Florida town that had no airplanes?   In 1908, P.A. Vans Agnew, city attorney in Kissimmee, Florida, drafted the first law of its kind in a city ordinance that restricted low flights…

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The Montreal Convention and International Passenger Rights

International airline passengers are protected under the Montreal Convention, and unfortunately, many people are unaware this treaty exists. The Montreal Convention can protect passengers when issues occur, for example, if luggage or belongings are damaged during the flight. Passengers are also protected by the Montreal Convention when more serious situations arise that are the fault…

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Cirrus SR22T Engine Failures Caused by Too Much Fuel or Too Little Fuel

The NTSB reports are replete with unfortunate and preventable accidents caused by aircraft running out of fuel.  Engine failures can also be caused by too much fuel.  The issue with too much fuel is especially prevalent in the Continental TSIO-550 series engines that power some of the most popular high performance single engine aircraft, including…

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NTSB Makes Recommendations for Improving Alaska Air Safety

In an effort to make flying in some of the most dangerous air space in the U.S. safer for pilots and passengers, the National Transportation Safety Board wants pilots flying in Alaska to be required to report their positions and direction on existing or new radio frequencies. Noting the continued high frequency of fatal in-flight…

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Helicopter Crash Statistics: What You Need to Know

The sudden death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant in January 2020 brought the risks of helicopter travel to the forefront of the news as well as the minds of many Americans who followed the tragic story. Bryant died in a helicopter crash that killed the pilot and all eight passengers, including Bryant and his young…

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Aviation Accident Compensation: What You Need To Know

Helicopter and airplane crashes can change victims’ lives forever, along with the lives of their families and the people who love them. Whether the crash led to injuries or a tragic loss of life, victims and their loved ones may be entitled to compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and emotional pain and suffering.…

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