Archive | April, 2010

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Sank ‘eaven fur leetle gurlz…

…zey grurr urp in zee murst deelartful way…and once in a while they become leader of one of the world’s premier jet aerobatic teams. So chapeaux off to Commandant Virginie Guyot, first featured in this blog just about a year ago, and who is this year leading the Patrouille de France.

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When the volcano strikes low-cost fliers may be the winners

My story of the volcano is just one of a gzillion of course – but educational for travellers. You can follow the saga of what happened to my wife and I on Facebook. In brief, we just failed to get out of Madrid on Thursday night as our flights (him on business on Easyjet, her […]

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TAM 3054 at Congonhas – literally an accident waiting to happen

Naturally enough the report on the Airbus A320 fatal loss at Sao Paulo Congonhas in 2007 has sparked all kinds of debate about the design and human factor issues regarding thrust-reversers, spoilers, and warning systems. Natural – but overlooking the devastating critique of the Brazilian regulatory system and of TAM’s operational management that the report […]

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