Richard N. Aarons

Richard N. Aarons
Articles
Midnight Mystery: Air Ambulance Loss Turns Focus To Two Possible Flaws 
In its investigation into the loss of a PC-12 air ambulance in Texas, NTSB has recommended the NWS review its issuance of turbulence advisories.
Fuel Mismanagement: A Problem For Big And Small  1
In a recent study, the NTSB determined that more than 66% of fuel-management accidents occurred on flights when the intended destination was different than the departure airport.
Single-Pilot Overload: A Black-Hole Departure Into Lake Erie  9
A Cessna 525C crashed into Lake Erie moments after takeoff from Runway 24R at Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport on Dec. 29, 2016, at 2257 EST.
Fatally Flawed Flight Training: When The Instructor Is A Hazard  13
Ineffective risk management or poor aeronautical decision-making can be associated with almost any type of fatal general aviation accident.
A Reminder On Transitioning To Twins 
“. . . the most important stall recovery step in a multi-engine airplane is the same as it is in all airplanes: Reduce the angle of attack [AOA]."
Alaskan CFIT Continues To Kill  1
Flying in Alaska and Canada’s northern provinces is tough: It takes ingenuity, skill and constant vigilance. Complacency is a killer.
High Workload And Inattention In Terminal Areas  4
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.
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