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Never Again: Nowhere to land

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2008

Preflight planning the night before showed it would be like so many other central Texas morning flights; everything looks good as long as you get up before the morning fog rolls in. The trip was from Taylor, just north of Austin to Kendall-Tamiami Regional Airport, which is west of Miami, Florida.

Turbine Pilot

Article | Aug 01, 2005

Emergency-procedures training for corporate aviation How well prepared are you to escape from an airplane full of dense smoke and fumes following a landing mishap? Could you handle an in-flight medical emergency, or survive the aftermath of a night ditching? Putting aside for a moment the more typical kinds of emergency situations we pilots tend to fret about (like flying the airplane when an engine fails after takeoff), the truthful answers to questions like these are likely "not very" and "maybe." That most of us could be better prepared than we are is the premise of Bombardier Aerospace Learjet division's annual Safety Standdown, held in Wichita. The three-day conference, comprised of various high-quality training seminars and hosted by Bombardier for the eighth year in a row, attracted more than 400 pilots.


Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2003

It has been a beautiful evening, the sky has been calm, and the dinner was great. Everything has been perfect.

Improving Your Chances

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2001

FedEx pilot Bryan Webster was waiting for his Cessna Caravan to be loaded with cargo and spending the time browsing through aviation periodicals. In article about ditching was of interest because his job involved single-engine operations over bays, large lakes, and shorelines.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 1996

Safety is a tough sell. Ask anyone who manufactures or markets fire extinguishers, survival equipment, first-aid kits, life jackets, and so forth.

Prepared to Survive

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 1996

While much effort is spent teaching successful forced landings, almost none is spent preparing for what comes next. Put down in a farmer's field or on a road and there's not much to worry about.