Issue 3

Flight Simulation and the Single Pilot Environment The accident statistics published on both sides of the Atlantic by the FAA* and EASA* show similar trends regarding ‘causal factors’. It would not surprise me to find that those similarities were mirrored across the globe. These statistics reveal the ‘poor decision making’ by the pilot is either [...]

Issue 2

Sim Instructors Can Spot Design Flaws and Help Prevent Accidents I read an accident report today, the one issued by the UAE authorities following the ditching of the AW139 with a failed oil cooler fan. This preliminary report, no doubt, as with many previous accident reports, will be followed by a final version and with [...]

Issue 1

I have just rounded off my 49th year in aviation the big ‘5’ ‘0’ come in November. For two years, back in the ‘80s I taught and examined in the S61 simulators in Aberdeen and Stavanger. For much of the last ten years I have worked at the Leonardo (nee Agusta Westland) Training Academies in [...]

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