Richard N. Aarons

Richard N. Aarons
Articles
High Workload And Inattention In Terminal Areas 
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is concerned that pilots operating modern flight control systems can find themselves spending too much heads-in time during rapidly changing, high-workload situations in terminal areas.
Teterboro Crash Facts: Safety Board Operations Chairman’s Report  1
Soon the NTSB will issue its probable cause of the May 15, 2017, crash of a Gates Learjet 35A just short of Runway 1 at Teterboro Airport, New Jersey.
Learjet N452DA CVR Transcript Excerpts 
NTSB investigators took a long look at the human factors elements in the May 15, 2017, loss of a Trans-Pacific Air Charter Gates Learjet 35A and its two crewmembers while attempting an ILS 6 circle to 1 approach in VMC at Teterboro Airport, New Jersey.
When Luck Fails: A Commander Comes To Grief  5
Students of air safety investigation know that most accidents and incidents arise from a series of small events that slip unnoticed into the timeline rather than one catastrophic occurrence.
Working In The Loss Of Tail-Rotor-Effectiveness Envelope  2
Canada's Transportation Safety Board reminds helicopter pilots to be ever vigilant for the situations that can lead to loss of tail-rotor effectiveness. The condition is insidious, comes without warning and can be fatal.
Cause And Circumstance: Loss Of Control And Breakup  2
The investigators' factual information on the loss of a Cessna Citation 525 contains lessons for all pilots flying aircraft with modern, complex flight management/information systems.
The Airport Black Hole Trap  5
Most pilots have experienced a black-hole approach or departure—a nighttime phenomenon that, if gone unrecognized, can lead to disaster.
Workload Mishaps: Flap Mismanagement Leads To Near Stall Of An ATR  45
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is reminding pilots to remain alert during high-workload approaches with special attention paid to aircraft configuration.
Citation Cockpit Banter Leads To Fatal Move At FL 270  21
How did a relatively experienced crew lose control of their airplane on a routine flight? The BFU ultimately blamed a departure from professional behavior in regard to crew coordination.
The Wet Runway Trap: An Insidious Challenge  40
After investigating an incident involving a B737 that ran off the runway while landing during a downpour, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board found that pilots might want to rethink their approach to wet runways.
Unstabilized Approach?  40
The Australian Transportation Safety Board mounted a major investigation into a hard-landing incident, determining that the final approach had become unstable because of the pilot flying’s control inputs after he disengaged the autopilot.
Poor Decisions: Unstabilized Approach, Vicious Winds Trigger Crash  20
A highly experienced Mexican crew with newly minted Bombardier Challenger type ratings attempted an approach into one of business aviation's toughest airports with adverse winds on Jan. 5, 2014. The result was tragic.
CVR Recording For Challenger N115WF  8
CVR Recording for Challenger N115WF: Shortly past noon on Jan. 5, 2014, a Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger crashed during a landing attempt on Runway 15 at Colorado's Aspen-Pitkin County Airport/Sardy Field (ASE). The information below, from the NTSB report, is a record of what went on in the cockpit as the approach became unstabilized and the flight came to grief.
Two Chances Lost: Pilot And Mechanic Both Miss Aileron Hook-Up Error  77
Arguably, among the most challenging and potentially hazardous missions a pilot undertakes are post-maintenance test flights.
When VFR Goes Wrong  9
Tower controller loses track, and a Sabreliner and Cessna Skyhawk 172 collide.
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