Aviation Safety Consulting
Capt. Paul Miller
Tag Archives: AF 447
In the 1931 novel “Night Flight” by Saint-Exupéry, we learn that even intrepid pioneering aviation heroes in the end are not match for thunderstorms in Patagonia. We find out that thunderstorms can and will kill. We loose the wonderful hero … Continue reading
AF 447: High Altitude Stall or Swept Wing Stall? Did the Mishap Investigation Boards Make a Fundamental Aerodynamic Error?
The mishap investigation boards have given a less than aerodynamically correct presentation of “high altitude stalls” in the 2009 Loss of Control LOC mishap investigation of AF 447 and the 2005 Loss of Control LOC mishap in Venezuela of a … Continue reading
Safety Purpose vs the Legal Purpose: Why the Safety Purpose Works: are you looking and leading forward or backward?
Safety Purpose vs the Legal Purpose: Why the Safety Purpose Works: are you looking and leading forward or backward? The Safety Purpose seeks the cause of mishaps and tries to determine procedures to immediately and forever prevent a re-occurrence. The … Continue reading
Heard about the book today. Jean-Pierre Otelli who specializes in aviation safety, publishes his book “Piloting Error, Volume 5” today. But in my opinion, he only re-analyses the facts collected in BEA’s report. I believe that the BEA’s report is … Continue reading
Could new attempts to raise black boxes by investigators of the AF447 disaster be nothing more than attempts to exonerate all responsible parties? Has Airbus, Air France, the FAA or any other manufacturer or regulator conducted testing inside 70,000 ft … Continue reading