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.
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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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I Need YOUR Help!!!

As many of you have noticed, I’ve recently been picked up by a UK media outlet as a journalist to order to cover the recent Germanwings aircraft accident. As a freelance journalist, this has been a HUGE break for me – a chance for me to get my articles published beyond just my blog and a chance to get PAID for the work I’ve written.
BUT! In order to get paid for the content that I have written, I must “promote” my articles through social media & personal connections. (I’m paid based on views AND “up votes” on the website.)
So I’m asking for your help!!!
YOU can help me get paid for my work! Simply click the link below to view all the articles I have written up to this point. Simply viewing each article will get me 1 “point.” “Up-voting” it will get me 10 “points”!!! 
How to upvote:  you must create an account to up vote. It’s a simple sign-up process. You can create an account through your Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter account, or simply your email.  It will ask you to create your own URL – I simply used my name.  They will NOT bombard you with emails. They send you 1 email per week with the most popular content, that is all.
If you want to know when I post new content, click “follow” at the bottom of any of my posts. They will then send you an email whenever I post new content.
ANOTHER way you can help me promote my work is by SHARING my posts (or URL above) on social media, with your friends and colleagues, and letting people know how to follow me (i.e. forwarding this email!)
Thanks everyone for your support!!!
And for my regular blog readers – We will be back to our regularly-scheduled content very shortly!
xoxo Chrissi
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!

Thanks for following

xoxo Chrissi

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

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!