Aviation

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Pilots Initially Followed Correct Steps Before Plane Crash

The pilots of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that crashed shortly after takeoff appear to have initially followed proper procedures.  They disabled power to electric motors that control the MCAS system.  The MCAS system is believed to be a contributing factor to both this crash and the crash of Lion Air Flight 610.  Both flights were operated by the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.  The MCAS system automatically pushes the nose of the plane down to prevent stalls. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the pilots diverted from the prescribed […]

Wonder Why Everyone But The United States Is Banning The Boeing 737 MAX 8?

Plenty of conflicting opinions on the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and why virtually everyone in the world has grounded the plane. Why hasn’t the FAA made a move to ground the 737 MAX 8 or ban it from US airspace while other countries have? Is everyone looking at the same data? Are some countries overreacting or is the FAA not going far enough?

After Decades of Delays, The Newest (And Nicest) Airport In The US is Airborne

With the possible exception of some tropical airport in Hawaii, Paine Field is the nicest airport in the United States. It’s certainly the nicest airport I’ve ever been to in the US. This also marks the first time I ever took an inaugural flight from a brand new airport. Hope you enjoy the tale!

Southwest Airlines Hawaii Destinations Announced!

In a statement posted to their website, four new destinations were confirmed as the new Southwest Airlines Hawaii routes. While we knew that routes were in the works, up until now we didn’t know how many or where. The Four New Southwest Airlines Hawaii Routes HNL Honolulu (island of Oahu) OGG Kahului (Maui) LIH Lihue (Kauai) KOA Kona (Hawaii’s “Big Island”) Also shared in the statement: While we do not yet have details to share on exact dates or routes, they do represent our initial footprints and top priorities for the […]

In A Surprise, Boeing Loses Their Case Against Bombardier

Boeing lost a key vote in their case against Bombardier. The International Trade Commission ruled that Bombardier didn’t violate international trade law. This opens the door for Bombardier to sell directly to US-based airlines, though they’ve chosen to form a joint venture with Airbus instead