Every wondered why major weather events can delay flights for days?
Flow, Ground Delay Programs and Ground Stops
On February 12, 2009, at around 10:20 PM a Dash 8 Q400 operated by the regional airline Colgan Air for Continental Airlines crashed near Clarance Center, New York killing all 49 passengers and crew, plus one person on the ground. The investigation that followed identified many causes, but there was one area that made a big impact on US aviation laws - fatigue.
Unstable approaches are statistically associated as a factor in approach and landing accidents. Pilots are being taught to plan and fly stable approaches. What if something unexpected happens?
The Australian Safety Bureau has published an interesting report on Pilot Incapacitation from data collected between 2010 and 2014. The data included incidents reported in Australia and on Australian registered aircraft. Pilot incapacitation is when a pilot is unable to continue their duties due to a medical related issue or a change in the working [...]