October 14, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

Crash Raises Concerns About Safety of Vintage Planes

Vintage Planes

How safe are vintage planes? The B-17 Flying Fortress World War II bomber that crashed in Connecticut was being flown by Ernest “Mac” McCauley, 75, regarded as one of the most experienced B-17 pilots in the US.

Moran Chosen as Next Chief of Naval Operations

Moran Chosen as Next Chief of Naval Operations

ADM William Francis “Bill” Moran has been nominated to replace ADM John Richardson as the Navy’s chief of naval operations. He is a Cold War aviator who helped reinvent the sea service as its top personnel officer.

VADM Suggests Incentive Pay, Bonuses to Keep Pilots

VADM Robert P. Burke believes the Navy may need to offer aviation incentive pay and aviation bonuses to help retain pilots. “We continue to face challenges within some historically retention-challenged communities, particularly among aviators in specific model/type/series platforms,” Burke told Congress.

UK’s Top Test Pilot Compares F-35, Harrier

F-35 top test pilot UK

The Royal Air Force’s top test pilot says there is no comparison between the F-35 and the Harrier. Andy Edgell, stationed at NAS Patuxent River, said the F-35 and the Harrier, despite broadly doing the same thing (landing vertically), are “almost incomparable” in flying terms.