Commercial Aviation, Safety, The News Hub

Mathematicians are now Air Safety Investigators

Apparently my degree in aviation has no weight anymore – now mathematicians can tell us definitively what happens to our missing planes.

I love it!

Read my new post about missing plane MH370 on The News Hub.

Thanks for following!

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Commercial Aviation, Safety, The News Hub

Jet Suicides: Weighing in on the safety of Commercial Aviation

New post on The News Hub!

“New Information on Germanwings Crash starts a Media Firestorm”

Reality: statistically nearly impossible to die in a ‘jet suicide’

(Photo Source: NY Post)
The media has been ablaze with information that copilot of Germanwings 9525, Andreas Lubitz likely practiced his controlled descent into terrain on the outbound leg to Barcelona prior to the successful crash into the French Alps on March 24.
The French Civil Aviation Safety Authority has released information indicating that on the previous leg, the copilot was alone in the flight deck and set the selected altitude to descend to 100 when he was cleared to 35 thousand feet. This occurred again when he was cleared to 21 thousand feet. This data suggests he was either practicing his maneuver for the return flight or attempted to crash on the first leg but abandoned his plan. The report also confirms that Lubitz’s mental health was questioned in the past, although later approved with restrictions.
To continue reading, please view the original post on The News Hub.
To read my other stories about Germanwings 9525 and other aviation-related posts on The News Hub, click HERE.
(Side Note:  Thank you everyone for the great response to yesterday’s post! Welcome to all the new followers that are now watching this mess of a journey unfold! Thank you to everyone that’s been watching thus far. I think my writer’s block is finally dissipating and new stories should be coming soon!)
Thanks for following along!!
xo Chrissi
Many people that know I have an aviation background ask me (and I’ve written on this topic before): is flying safe? My simple answer: absolutely.
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Air and Space, Aviation, General Aviation, Military Aviation, Published Articles, Safety

Air Show Season is Upon Us!

Good Morning Everyone!

(featured photo courtesy of Scott Yoak)

Today, I’m reporting live from Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine with a feature on Air Show pilots and how they become certified to fly in air shows! Although this story has been complete for a while, we decided to wait until air show season was in full swing to feature this story. It’s crazy how these pilots learn how to fly these dare-devil maneuvers but even crazier as to how OTHER air show pilots are the ones to evaluate if these pilots are ready to fly!

I would like to thank everyone that helped make this story possible – Starting with Tony at Air & Space for giving me the opportunity to write for such a prestigious publication, then of course Professor Steve Master at Embry-Riddle for working with me on this story. It takes multiple edits and rewrites to make a story like this satisfactory for the editor, writer and those being interviewed.

This story developed out of another one I wrote for Air & Space back in November. Professor Master worked with me tirelessly to get the first story broken down to two individual stories worthy of publication. Without his help, I would have never gotten this story polished enough to be published. His work on this story and others has been immensely helpful & without him, I wouldn’t have gotten into journalism in the first place.

I would also like to thank all those that took the time to interview with me. This includes the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) President John Cudahy, air show performer Debby Gary, Air show performer Scott “Scooter” Yoak, and Air Show Performer Patty Wagstaff. Additionally, thank you to Andreia Brown for getting me in touch with Scott Yoak!

And lastly – Thank you to all my readers that have taken the time to read all my stories. I’m truly shocked at how much I’ve gotten accomplished over the last few months with the support and encouragement from all my readers, friends and family. This has been a crazy but completely amazing ride. I hope you’ll continue to follow me as this journey progresses.

To read my latest published story at Air & Space, click HERE.

Thanks for following!  xoxo

Chrissi

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Aviation, Commercial Aviation, Published Articles, Safety, The News Hub

Germanwings Crash: Accident or Deliberate?

Let’s question mainstream media – there could be more information that hasn’t yet been uncovered.

Read this post on The News Hub. Be sure to upvote & share on social media to help me get paid for my content!

https://www.the-newshub.com/international/germanwings-crash-accident-or-deliberate

Thanks for following

xoxo Chrissi

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Aviation, Commercial Aviation, Published Articles, Safety, The News Hub

Branching Out!

Hello everyone!

No I haven’t fallen off the face of the planet – Just been busy getting ready for the big move to OKC next week & saying my goodbyes to all my GREAT friends here in Daytona!

I have lots of stories in the works from the WAI conference BUT!!! News never stops (even for my lagging in transcriptions) therefore a news story literally FELL into my hands today and I just HAD to put it to the top of my to-do list and write about it RIGHT THIS SECOND.

An editor of The News Hub found my blog & Facebook page and asked me to write a news style article for them about Germanwings 9525…

So that’s what I did.

I always feel terrible writing when tragedy strikes, but as a journalist it literally is my job to keep people informed. So without further rambling… here is my latest published article about Germanwings 9525. #InDeepSorrow

https://www.the-newshub.com/international/germanwings-9525-no-survivors-after-rapid-descent-into-alps

I would REALLY appreciate if you all would SHARE my link and UPVOTE my post on The News Hub – the way the pay structure works is I only get paid if I get LOTS of exposure. I really appreciate it! 

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