The Professionals, 2017 U.S. Air Force
The Professionals, Tim Brady
The professional pilot is able to handle many critical situations with calmness, split-second decision-making skills, and knowledge of aircraft capabilities, all the while depending on team support.
Another Look At Hydroplaning, 2017 U.S. Air Force
Another Look At Hydroplaning, Tim Brady
This article examines the factors contributing to the hydroplaning of aircraft tires on airport runways: ground speed, tire pressure, and water depth vs. tire tread depth. Aircraft weight does not bear any affect on aircraft tire hydroplaning.
Bio What?, 2017 U.S. Air Force
Bio What?, Tim Brady
A study is made of biorhythm charts and aircraft accidents at TAC. In one 3-year span, 1969-1972, covering 59 accidents, 13 of those accidents occurred on a "critical biorhythmic day" and 40% of the total accidents happened when at least one of the pilots involved had two or more biorhythmic cycles in the minus portion. All accidents are preventable and all people are accident preventers. Understanding why accidents happen and that they are sometimes caused by human error is one area that needs continued study to determine how to reduce accidents.
Bridge Programs: A Strategic Partnership, 2017 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Bridge Programs: A Strategic Partnership, Tim Brady
The results of a study commissioned by the National Business Aviation Association discussing factors related to alleviating airline pilot shortages. By utilizing universities with existing pilot training programs, universities are able to train new pilots in company-specific procedures. This bridge program allows the company to interface with the university and influence curriculum design.
Trading With China - An Opportunity With Historic Precedent, 2017 Central Missouri State University
Trading With China - An Opportunity With Historic Precedent, Tim Brady
Dr. Brady writes about the future growth of Chinese industries with a focus on the impact of their growth on the aviation community in the United States. The opportunities for trade are enormous and should be handled with an in-depth knowledge of Chinese culture. Opportunities in higher education also abound.
The C-130 Fin Stall Phenomenon, 2017 U.S. Air Force
The C-130 Fin Stall Phenomenon, Tim Brady
The C-130 Hercules airplane is known for its idiosyncrasies related to the large sideslip angles. Precise pilot reactions are needed to control the ship when this situation arises.
The Four Horsemen, 2017 U.S. Air Force
The Four Horsemen, Tim Brady
From 1956 until 1960, the Air Force's Tactical Air Command (TAC) fielded a team of four C-130 Hercules pilots to perform as an aerial demonstration team. The shows thrilled audiences around the United States and the pilots, known as the Four Horsemen, showed the power and maneuverability of the huge airlifters also known as troop carriers. The aircraft used in the demonstrations were taken from the inventory of whatever air base was closest to the show.
The Spin--An Accident Analysis, 2017 U.S. Air Force
The Spin--An Accident Analysis, Tim Brady
An analysis of an accident involving a C-130 Hercules is described. C-130s do spin and the outcome is normally fatal to aircrew members.
The Longest Flight, 2017 U.S. Air Force
The Longest Flight, Tim Brady
Recounts the last leg of a ferry mission in a C-7 from Southeast Asia to Okinawa where the aircraft experienced serious malfunctions. Rescue accomplished just short of destination with very minor injuries to flight crew after ditching.
The 'Can Do' Attitude, 2017 U.S. Air Force
The 'Can Do' Attitude, Tim Brady
Having the Can Do Attitude is essential to be efficient. If one is efficient, then one is thinking of safety, which is the goal of the U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Command.
Wheels Are Square, 2017 U.S. Air Force
Wheels Are Square, Tim Brady
This article discusses the possibilities to extend battlefield support using aircraft equipped with air cushion landing systems (ACLS). The ACLS are less costly than traditional landing systems but provide some new flying skills, like how to move the aircraft after the air cushion has been deflated.
Talar: What Is It?, 2017 U.S. Air Force
Talar: What Is It?, Tim Brady
A discussion of the origin of TALAR (Tactical Landing and Approach Radar) and its uses. Also known as Tactical Precision Approach System.
On A Wing And A Strap, 2017 U.S. Air Force
On A Wing And A Strap, Tim Brady
In 1958, as part of Operation Jingle Bells, a Hercules C-130, ferrying cargo and personnel to the United States from the Far East, encountered weather and abbreviated their flight into Langley. Little Rock Air Force Base was chosen as the alternative landing site. Getting the C-130 down onto the ground proved to be challenging when the controls for the trim system did not operate correctly. Through sweat and ingenuity, the crew got the bird landed and the personnel in the back applauded their efforts. The personnel and cargo were used as ballast to change the center of gravity. After that ...
Between Pyosis And Pyralidan, 2017 U.S. Air Force
Between Pyosis And Pyralidan, Tim Brady
Some history of the military air base, Pyote (Texas), and its mission after World War II to store and preserve surplus military aircraft. Two famous airplanes were stored there: the Enola Gay, the B-29 used to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and the Swoose, the sole surviving B-17D from the Pacific theater during World War II. Both aircraft are now housed at the Smithsonian.
Gear-Up Landings, Or...Let It All Hang Out, 2017 U.S. Air Force
Gear-Up Landings, Or...Let It All Hang Out, Tim Brady
Gear-up landings, or belly landings, continue to plague civilian, military and commercial aviation. A study has begun on a new effective device to warn pilots if the landing gear is not deployed correctly before landing.
Hybrid Buoyant Aircraft: Future Stol Aircraft For Interconnectivity Of The Malaysian Islands, 2017 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Hybrid Buoyant Aircraft: Future Stol Aircraft For Interconnectivity Of The Malaysian Islands, Anwar Ul Haque, Waqar Asrar, Ashraf Ali Omar, Erwin Sulaeman, Jaffar Syed Mohamed Ali
Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering
Hybrid buoyant aircraft are new to the arena of air travel. They have the potential to boost the industry by leveraging new emerging lighter-than-air (LTA) and heavier-than-air (HTA) technologies. Hybrid buoyant aircraft are possible substitutes for jet and turbo-propeller aircraft currently utilized in aviation, and this manuscript is a country-specific (Malaysia) analysis to determine their potential market, assessing the tourism, business, agricultural, and airport transfer needs of such vehicles. A political, economic, social, and technological factors (PEST) analysis was also conducted to determine the impact of PEST parameters on the development of buoyant aircraft and to assess all existing problems ...
Pilot Source Study 2015: A Comparison Of Performance At Part 121 Regional Airlines Between Pilots Hired Before The U.S. Congress Passed Public Law 111-216 And Pilots Hired After The Law’S Effective Date, 2017 Ypsilon Associates
Pilot Source Study 2015: A Comparison Of Performance At Part 121 Regional Airlines Between Pilots Hired Before The U.S. Congress Passed Public Law 111-216 And Pilots Hired After The Law’S Effective Date, Maryjo O. Smith, Guy M. Smith, Elizabeth Bjerke, Cody Christensen, Thomas Q. Carney, Paul A. Craig, Mary Niemczyk
Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering
This article is the third in a series of reports called Pilot Source Study 2015. In 2010, when the U.S. Congress considered dramatic changes to airline pilot qualifications, researchers from the ‘‘Pilot Source Study 2010’’ sampled pilots from six regional airlines to investigate how pilots’ backgrounds affected their performance in airline training. In 2012, when the FAA proposed rulemaking to implement Public Law 111-216, the ‘‘Pilot Source Study 2012’’ researchers repeated the study with a new sample of pilots from seven different regional airlines. Data from these two studies were combined into a Pre-Law dataset. On August 1, 2013 ...
A Study Of Aviation Weather Hazards, 2017 Plymouth State University
A Study Of Aviation Weather Hazards, Taylor Trask, Lourdes Aviles
Student Showcase of Excellence
The aviation industry is continuously constrained by weather hazards that affect the safety of personnel on aircraft as well as the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS). Wind, visibility, and turbulence are among the most common weather hazards involved in aviation accidents, and air traffic delays and closures. The collaborations between the Aviation Weather Center (AWC) and Center Weather Service Units (CWSUs) are essential to creating and providing accurate forecasts pertaining to aircraft safety. This study examines weather related aviation accidents that occurred in 13 states across the northeast US and vicinity for two time periods: 2000-2001 and 2014-2015 ...
Effects Of System Reliability And Time Pressure On Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator Performance And Mental Workload, 2017 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Effects Of System Reliability And Time Pressure On Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator Performance And Mental Workload, Dahai Liu, Rania Ghatas, Christina Frederick-Recascino, Dennis Vincenzi Ph.D.
International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are in the midst of aviation’s next generation. UAVs are being utilized at an increasing rate by military and security operations and are becoming widely popular in usage for activities such as search and rescue and weather research to homeland security and border patrol. In order for a safer integration of UAV’s within the National Airspace System (NAS), many research questions need to be addressed. This study examined the effects of system reliability and time pressure on UAV operator performance and mental workload. Twenty-four undergraduate and graduate students, male and female, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical ...
An Evaluation Of The Relationships Between Collegiate Aviation Safety Management System Initiative, Self-Efficacy, Transformational Safety Leadership And Safety Behavior Mediated By Safety Motivation, 2017 University of North Dakota
An Evaluation Of The Relationships Between Collegiate Aviation Safety Management System Initiative, Self-Efficacy, Transformational Safety Leadership And Safety Behavior Mediated By Safety Motivation, Daniel Kwasi Adjekum
International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace
The study conceptualized Safety Management System (SMS) initiative, self-efficacy, and transformational safety leadership as constructs that relates to safety behavior (measured by safety compliance and safety participation) when mediated by safety motivation using a quantitative approach. Structural equation modeling techniques was used to derive a final measurement model that fit the empirical data and was used to test the study hypotheses. Utilizing a sample of 282 collegiate flight students and instructors from a large public university in the US, a 46-item survey was used to measure respondent’s perceptions on the study variables. The results indicate that perceptions of SMS ...