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Sleepless flights: ICAO working on pilot fatigue guidelines

Word from Montreal is that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) — that august repository of flying knowledge and global winged harmony — is working to bring sleep standards for helicopter pilots in line for guidelines long since established for...

source: By Mark Huber
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Pointing a laser beam at an airplane may be dangerous, but it may not cause any long-term damage to the pilot's eyes, according to a new study by the University of Calgary. The results are based on medical examinations of 58 male...

source: CBC News

Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend. They have been paying for it with their lives ever since. An Associated Press analysis of...

source: Toronto Star

As Brandon's 82 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron prepares for its 75th Anniversary on Jan. 14, many air cadet alumni are reaching for their photo albums, remembering back to those days when they reached for the skies and acquired their wings through the local program. Retired...

source: The Brandon Sun

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile...

source: SpaceX

According to president Mark Baker: First, I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year and thank you for your active participation in the recent IAOPA election of officers for the January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2020 term. Ken Mead, Chairman of the Nominations Committee,...

source: IAOPA

The student pilot reported that he was practicing solo ground reference maneuvers about 1,600 feet above ground level when the Diamond DA-20's engine began operating erratically. He added the airplane might have entered an aerodynamic stall. He advanced the throttle to...

source: General Aviation News


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