18 Jul 10 B-17 Chuckie Engine Run at Vintage Flying Museum, Ft Worth, TX

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The great crew at VFM has the B-17 on its way to being airborne again. Watch the engine runup

FMI:VFM
I'm proud to be associated with this fine organization!

Fly Smart,
Kent







13 JUL 10 The Deadliest Plane Crash

On PBS tonight, an examination of the worst accident in civil aviation history, a March 1977 collision between two 747s on a foggy runway in Tenerife (one of the Canary Islands) that resulted in the deaths of 583 people.

FMI: PBS, Planenews, FAA Runway Safety, AOPA AIrNav,
Editor: Still much to be learned from this mishap, especially regarding team communications. Take time to become familiar with an airport's layout is a good start, avoid checklists while taxiing, keep cockpit chatter on the ground to a minimum and look outside for conflicting traffic. Also, stop when unsure of where to go next, unless you know you are on a runway and need to get clear. Other good resources are Flight Service, where a personal briefer can update us on special considerations for each airport, and AIrNav, where free airport information such as airport diagrams and fuel prices can be found.
Just like railroad crossing safety, remember to "Stop, Look and Listen." There is also a dedicated page on the Signal Charlie website for Runway Safety.

Fly Smart,
Kent