Two experienced fighter pilots on suspending judgment about the latest aviation disaster, and the operating realities of the Air Force jet that rammed into a little civilian airplane
More on the F-16 and Cessna crash, and whether the collision of a military and a civilian aircraft was also a collision of cultures
A veteran Air Force fighter pilot really disagrees with what I said about a tragic recent crash. Very politely, I disagree back.
"For a young pilot who is looking for a career in the industry, the low-cost market is not a viable long-term option. Many of us are burning out because our employers are treating us in the same way that they treat the aeroplanes." A European pilot on ramifications of the Germanwings crash.
A technologist says the day of airliners flown by remote control is closer than we think. Is that good news or bad? Plus, why it's better to be a co-pilot and other lessons from the latest crash.
Cost pressures, alcohol as the only "approved" anti-mental-illness drug, and other ramifications of this murder/suicide
Explaining a hazard of aviation, in the aftermath of the Germanwings crash
Since most things about the modern airline experience are so unpleasant for most of the traveling public most of the time, it's worth noticing how smoothly these professionals do their work.
Who says Pacific cruises aren't interesting?
No answers, some possibilities
"This reminds us how vulnerable we all are." Lessons from a tragedy
The U.S. government did its best to keep civilian airliners away from the region.
"I found it very troubling that you sought to create a perception of parity between my experience and perspective and the death of Palestinian innocent civilians." More from the American rabbi in Jerusalem.
"Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many."
What would you do, if you could do anything? An inspiring answer to that question.
A plane with a built-in parachute records another save.
... and terrorism too.
Bathtubs should be 365 times more frightening than sharks. So why aren't they?
The flying world's counterpart to your car's airbag and anti-skid brakes.