May 7, 2019

A turnback to the airport following an engine failure shortly after takeoff is a risky maneuver, but there are times when it might be the least hazardous option. The odds of successfully completing one, if needed, are dramatically improved with forethought and preparat...

November 15, 2017

Automation Dependency


Capt. Brian Schiff


Lift Magazine

Published Spring, 2015

There have recently been too many accidents involving automation dependency, a pilot's over-reliance on the autopilot (and other automated systems). Modern autopilots have become so reliable...

November 5, 2017

On a dark, foggy night in Providence, Rhode Island, one wrong turn on a taxiway set off a series of dangerous, mistaken assumptions by an airline crew and the tower controller. Learn how a serious accident was averted in this AOPA Air Safety Institute animation. Watch...

September 13, 2017

Where I was on 9-11. Here's my story.

September 2, 2017

I am very excited to be adding a blog to my website. Check back soon to see my first post!

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