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[Not] Home for the Holidays 

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Every year it’s the same. Aviation families all around the world hold their collective breaths waiting for that moment that makes or breaks us. It’s the moment when we find out if he, our beloved pilot, will be home with his own family for Christmas…or

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Situational Awareness

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Situational awareness: A commonly used term among pilots and others in the aviation world. The term often refers to a pilot’s awareness of the airplane’s physical location in space, but extends outward to include all factors relating to the safety of the flight, and

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Contaminated Fuel

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A plane cannot run on contaminated fuel. I encourage you to stop and think on that for a moment. If someone were to uplift fuel contaminated with water, particulate matter, DEF (diesel exhaust fluid), etc. into the tanks, the plane might give the illusion

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Five Myths About Aviation Life – Diverted

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It never fails. As soon as I mention that my husband is a pilot, one of several typical responses/questions will immediately follow. It’s truly not the asker’s fault, as there is no way for them to have an insider scoop unless they are, well,

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Spatial Disorientation

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What I’m about to share is personal. Very. I didn’t create this community because I am a shining vision of transcendence and have it all perfectly figured out. Not even remotely. On my very best days I’m barely holding it all together with a

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In Case of Emergency, Get Off the Damn Plane

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“In case of emergency, please take as much time as necessary to gather all of your carry-on luggage from beneath your seat as well as anything you may have previously stored in the overhead bins, being absolutely certain to render the main aisle completely

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