John Croft

Senior Avionics & Safety Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by John Croft

in Things With Wings Jan 06, 2015

Getting Back to the Golden

The airline pilot’s version of Alexander Pope’s famous quote might go something like this: “To err is human; to follow the Golden Rules, divine.”....More
in Things With Wings Dec 19, 2014

Should pilots have a separate medical certification for the night shift?

A run of the mill runway excursion at the Malmo airport in Sweden early this year brought to light an interesting question - should pilots have to....More
in Things With Wings Dec 09, 2014

NTSB: Stall Warning Sounded Before Phenom 100 Crash

Downloaded cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder information from a Embraer Phenom 100 that crashed 1 mi. short of the runway at the....More
in Things With Wings Dec 08, 2014

Phenom 100 Crash Is First Fatal For Light Jet

Crash near Washington, D.C. is first fatal for Embraer Phenom 100 light jet....More
in Things With Wings Aug 29, 2014

Aircraft Archaeology in the High Adirondacks

Hiking seven miles to one of the tallest peaks in the Adirondacks -- in the rain -- is not most people's idea of fun, but when searching for one of....More
in Ares Aug 05, 2014

PICTURES: Jet Sleds and the Snort Course

Some very high performance hot-rod platforms the Navy has been using for heavy duty acceleration testing highlight a new request for information from....More
in Things With Wings Aug 01, 2014

Podcast: Flight-Tracking After MH370

The notion that a modern airliner could vanish without a trace seemed ludicrous until MH370....More
in Things With Wings Jul 28, 2014

VIDEO: Mustang Monday

“I always wanted a Mustang, ever since I was a kid,” says Wagner, a Beechcraft Bonanza pilot who took a big step up in size and horsepower when he....More
in Things With Wings Jul 28, 2014

No Run Of the Mill Mil

Spotters at this year’s AirVenture show at Whitman Field can expect to see a Mil Mi-2 Hoplite (N211PZ) in full camo livery touching down on the grass....More
in Things With Wings Jul 27, 2014

L-29 FAST Flight with the Mach Man

The smell of jet fuel at sunrise is a worthy substitute for high test coffee on most days....More
A Century of Aviation Week

Aviation Week & Space Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.


Aug 26, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused of Treason -- The Back Story Revealed 8

A 1957 revelation that the U.S. was tracking Soviet missile launches from a secret radar in Turkey has its roots in sleuthing of students from Kettering Grammar School in the UK....More
Aug 23, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason 23

Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story that revealed the U.S. had been tracking Russian missile launches from advanced long-range radar units in Turkey....More
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