Aviation's Heart Beat. By Owen Zupp.

Within hours of each other I received two pieces of communication. One was a trainee pilot wondering if the long road ahead was worthwhile, while the other came from an experienced pilot rejoicing in the colours of a sunrise they had ju ..

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Aviate. Navigate. Communicate. By Owen Zupp.

Aviate. Navigate. Communicate. These well-worn words are carved into the brain and skill-set of every aviator from their earliest flights. Broken down into even simpler language it means that the pilot should always FLY THE AEROPLANE FIRST AND FOREMOST. All other a ..

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Air France 447 was not the first. By Owen Zupp.

IMAGE: WIKI Those who have been following this aviation blog will recall the chilling video that formed the nucleus of the post, 'The Fatal Stall' (http://www.thepilotsblog.com/the-practical-pilot/the-fatal-stall). In this instance, th ..

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The Fatal Stall. By Owen Zupp.

There are a lot of aviation videos circulating on the internet these days and many of them find their way to this aviation blog. Some of them funny, some of them dramatic and some of them just have to be seen to be believed. One that always sits at the fore of my mind does so ..

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Where is a Pilot’s Comfort Zone? By Owen Zupp.

The rules of visual flight are well stipulated and are designed to keep the non-instrument rated pilot out of harm’s way. However, the craft of successful VFR flight is more than merely measuring visibility or distance from cloud. It is about the ongoing ass ..

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