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Tweet Each year aircraft encounter birds and other flying animals in the same skies.  The majority of time this results in a near miss or no damage to the aircraft.  Sometimes if an aircraft comes in contact with large birds or groups of birds, it can cause damage to the aircraft and jeopardize the lives of those […]

Tweet Most of us have heard that flying is statistically the safest form of transportation. For good reason, every day over a million people are transported via aircraft from one location to another without receiving a single scratch. The aviation industry has a very good safety record but when issues happen, because they are so […]

Tweet I had the pleasure of being invited to talk with two popular Flight Attendant bloggers, Bobby Laurie and Sara Keagle who host an aviation news and discussion program called The Crew Lounge about the Navy’s Flight Attendants [2nd Loadmasters]. We discussed what 2LMs (and other crew members) do and how they differ from their […]

Tweet Commemorative patch created after Irish peace protesters vandalized a C-40 twice at the Shannon airport (represented by two band-aids) In January 2003, during the initial build up for Operation Iraqi Freedom, a strange incident happened at the Shannon Airport in Ireland involving a brand new Navy C-40A and Irish peace protesters who were unhappy […]

Tweet “Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” That quote from Adlai Stevenson is probably one of my favorites. Obviously September 11th affected all of us in our own unique way. One positive thing it did bring about (at least for a while) was a […]

Tweet I’ve been asked a bunch of times about what do Aircrewmen in the Navy that is different from what airline flight attendants do? While there are some similarities in training, Navy Aircrew are subjected to a lot more in-depth training due mostly to the environment we spend a lot of time operating over (trans-oceanic […]

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