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Feds fine and investigators probe. And the whomp, whomp, whomp goes on in the air ambulance business. 
Air Methods helicopter prior to crash that killed 4 in 2011 The attention of the flying public may be riveted to events like Malaysia 370 and Germanwings Flight 9525 but when it comes to hazards, helicopter ambulances are sec...
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Doesn't seem like dancing, seems creepily like something else...
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Germanwings "No Right to Rule Out Other Hypotheses"
BEA's chief Remi Jouty As if awaking from a stunned stupor, (incapacitation with
breathing perhaps?) the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses, the French air
safety investigatory authority, has suddenly spoken. After six days in which
French law enforcement has ...
BEA's chief Remi Jouty As if awaking from a stunned stupor, (incapacitation with breathing perhaps?) the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses, the French air safety investigatory authority, has suddenly spoken. After six days in ...
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My time attending flight school with Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz, but no you won't find any smoking gun here.
Yes, I attended Lufthansa Flight Training school with Andreas Lubitz. Astute readers of Flying Lessons may remember that in the fall of 2010, I published here a series of posts about the week I spent as a student at the Airli...
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Making leaps of logic in Germanwings crash.
The news coming from French prosecutor Brice Robin regarding Monday's crash of Germanwings Flight 9295 is shocking, but on what is it based? Surely Mr. Robin knows something he's not sharing with the rest of us, or how could ...
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I can't remember the last time such huge conclusions were reached with so little data. The French should be embarrassed.
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Depressurization, smoke, uncontrolled descent due to clogged angle of attack probes, all theories on the table in Germanwings crash as BEA begins CVR examination.
CVR as recovered from Germanwings flight BEA photo Investigators looking to discover why Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 flew into a mountain in the French Alps yesterday were handed one very good clue when the cockpit voice reco...
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We now know one pilot was locked out.
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Federal Investigators Find Oversight Lacking in Air Ambulances
Air Methods helicopter prior to crash that killed 4 in 2011 The attention of the flying public may be riveted to events like Malaysia 370 and Germanwings Flight 9525 but when it comes to hazards, helicopter ambulances are second only to combat flying. In ot...
Air Methods helicopter prior to crash that killed 4 in 2011 The attention of the flying public may be riveted to events like Malaysia 370 and Germanwings Flight 9525 but when it comes to hazards, helicopter ambulances are sec...
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Other theories in Germanwings ought not be ruled out French investigator says in one of the rare moments of insight in crash probe.
BEA's chief Remi Jouty As if awaking from a stunned stupor, (incapacitation with breathing perhaps?) the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses, the French air safety investigatory authority, has suddenly spoken. After six days in ...
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Scott, I should have made that more clear, I've added this and thank you for pointing it out. "if we met, I do not remember it." The intention of my post was to reflect on Lufthansa's selection of pilot candidates and the energy the students apply to making the grade. Both were impressive. I've attended three separate flight schools and visited several others. There's a range of quality and attention which allows for a range of quality among airline pilots, like in every other profession. And of course even in the best program, not all aberrations are detected.  
Yes, I attended Lufthansa Flight Training school with Andreas Lubitz. Astute readers of Flying Lessons may remember that in the fall of 2010, I published here a series of posts about the week I spent as a student at the Airli...
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Attending Flight Training with Andreas Lubitz
Yes, I attended Lufthansa Flight Training school with Andreas Lubitz. Astute readers of Flying Lessons may remember that in the fall of 2010, I published here a series of posts about the week I spent as a student at the Airline Training Center of Arizona, t...
Yes, I attended Lufthansa Flight Training school with Andreas Lubitz. Astute readers of Flying Lessons may remember that in the fall of 2010, I published here a series of posts about the week I spent as a student at the Airli...
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+wes bruer Does it really matter what training and screening is done by airlines for pilots at risk?

For psychological, as opposed to physical problems, the system is based on pilots self reporting problems that is signed on their honor.

 See:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/28/world/europe/germanwings-crash-andreas-lubitz.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

Such a self evident and obvious conflict of interest and its repeated failure in the cases of pilot suicide --- including the cases where to this day, the airline concerned still do not want to admit or believe it --- tells us that the system is broke.

The question is, can a mandatory system of third party assessment / reporting do any better?   Probably only marginally.

Hence the need for a different approach.
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You Call this an Investigation? Germanwings So Far Anything But Conclusive
The news coming from French prosecutor Brice Robin regarding
Monday's crash of Germanwings Flight 9295 is shocking, but on what is it based?
Surely Mr. Robin knows something he's not sharing with the rest of us, or how
could he possibly come to the conclusi...
The news coming from French prosecutor Brice Robin regarding Monday's crash of Germanwings Flight 9295 is shocking, but on what is it based? Surely Mr. Robin knows something he's not sharing with the rest of us, or how could ...
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Why Listening to Germanwings CVR is Not So Simple
CVR as recovered from Germanwings flight BEA photo Investigators looking to discover why Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 flew into a mountain in the French Alps yesterday were handed one very good clue when the cockpit voice recorder was located and brought to t...
CVR as recovered from Germanwings flight BEA photo Investigators looking to discover why Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 flew into a mountain in the French Alps yesterday were handed one very good clue when the cockpit voice reco...
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Christine NegroniMy life as an aviation writer began with the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996. I covered it for CNN and my book about it, Deadly Departure was published in 2000. This piqued my interest in all kinds of flying and the mix of human, mechanical, technological and scientific factors that make it possible. Safety in particular intrigued me so I became an investigator for a New York aviation law firm. 
I am not a pilot or an engineer. My outsider status prompted the FAA to include me on a committee creating new rules for aging airplane wiring. I brought a non-technical perspective to the task. So some years have passed and I’ve “kicked the tin” on a few airplanes as the expression goes. Now write on aviation for The New York Times and I lecture at colleges and conferences. I often appear on those disaster documentaries that run on Discovery or History or the Learning Channel. I no longer claim to be an outsider. 
Aviation has its warts. But no other industry has learned and incorporated so much knowledge about human behavior into its operations. My unique vantage point these past 18 years gives me just the right altitude from which to write Flying Lessons.
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