2013 is shaping up to be a deadly year at Iowa railroad crossings according to the Des Moines Register. Though railroad crossing deaths have been decreasing over the past decades, 2013 is the deadliest in Iowa since 2007. Iowa averages [...]
In the wake of the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco on July 6, NBC News is reporting on the U.S. Federal Aviation Adminstration’s (FAA) new rule regarding experience requirements for co-pilots in passenger service in the U.S.
Shoulder belts have been required in passenger cars for years. Shouldn’t they be used on aircraft as well? Shoulder belts are available on some flights – but only to passengers in first- and business-class (like the seat shown [...]
Details are still emerging about the Asiana Airlines crash at the San Francisco airport on July 6. Investigators only recently examined the aircraft’s black box data and voice recorders and initial interviews with the flight crew. However, [...]
We, in the back of the plane, still can’t use our iPads and other electronics fully from gate to gate (for at least a couple months, anyway), but pilots have been using them for years. After the approval, United Airlines bought 11,000 [...]
If you've done much flying, you're probably familiar with that little "ding" that signals the plane has reached 10,000 and you can pull out your laptop, iPad, smart phone, Kindle, or other approved electronic device. However, [...]
Our office has a national law practice. This means I get to see my fair share of the country's airports, hotels, and conference rooms. At a Father's Day bar-b-que yesterday, I mentioned that I had to travel to the Quad Cities today [...]
Hopefully by now, we all know that distracted driving is dangerous. A recent news story highlights the fact that distracted flying can be dangerous too.
In their investigation of a deadly helicopter crash that killed four people, the [...]
ABC's Good Morning America previewed what appears to be a very cool Discovery TV safety experiment that placed nearly half-a-million dollars worth of instrumented crash dummies on a Boeing 727 that it crashed into the desert.
ABC News reported that 3 US Air commuter jets nearly avoided a mid-air collision at Reagan International Airport in Washington, DC after air traffic controllers modified approach vectors due to a passing thunderstorm without telling controllers [...]