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Pilot Safety

I'm A Pilot, And No, I'm Not Afraid To Go To Work Today

Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel

This week's Germanwings Airbus crash -- and recent reports that the co-pilot may have crashed the plane deliberately -- have left travelers questioning the security of air travel. How can you get on a plane when incidents like this seem ever-increasing? As long-time pilot Patrick Smith explains, he's not afraid to get back in the cockpit, even in the wake of disaster. Here is his response, excerpted from his blog Ask the Pilot:

Is Rest Time for Physicians and Pilots Out of Control?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Clearly, exhausted physicians or pilots are not desirable, however, reasonableness is. Should there be some flexibility, some element of common sense, built into "safety" mandates?

After Deadly Crash, Pilots Take On Big Business Lobbyists Over Battery Safety

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Safety advocates have warned for more than a decade that someday an air shipment of lithium batteries like those used in cameras, c...