Aviation is extremely complex from both a regulatory and operational perspective and it is constantly changing. Interpretations of the regulations change as do the regulations themselves. Alan Armstrong follows changes in the aviation regulations and writes about them in Flightwatch, a blog/newsletter. He also provides commentary and analysis in the wake of aviation accidents and incidents.
If a Pilot Refuses or Fails a DoT Drug Test, is it in His Best Interest to Pretend to have a Drug Problem?
DOT drug testing is an unmitigated disaster. The failures and abuses of DOT drug testing are being imposed on airmen who, if they cannot provide a sufficient quantity of urine, must confess to having a drug problem, even if they do not, if they want to fly. Even...read more
Alan Armstrong is interviewed by Ashley Thompson of WGCL TV News about the crash of a Piper PA-28 that crashed near the Peachtree-DeKalb Airport on Oct. 30, 2019.read more
The two-month layoff from flying had been filled with physical therapy appointments and work until I could return to flight status. I was cleared to resume flying 52 days after a total knee replacement. It was a happy day! WHAT HAVE I BEEN MISSING? I promptly went...read more
Scientists are just coming to appreciate the problems large fields of WTGs can cause for Air Traffic Control Radar and Weather Radar facilities. Wind turbine generators (WTGs) are increasingly littering the landscape. However, their adverse impact on primary and...read more
Alan Armstrong Presents “Preemptive Strike – The Secret That Would Have Prevented the Attack on Pearl Harbor” Before the USAF Pilots
On September 19, 2019, a group of retired Air Force pilots received a presentation from Alan Armstrong on his book, Preemptive Strike – The Secret Plan That Would Have Prevented the Attack on Pearl Harbor. The pilots were from the United States Air Force Class 55U and...read more
The explosion of wind turbine developments across the United States does not bode well for the continued viability of many public use airports. Overview of the Problem Increasingly, wind farms with wind turbine generators (WTGs) nearly 500 feet above ground level...read more
On October 29, 2018, a Boeing 737 Max 8 operated as Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610 crashed in the Java Sea. The aircraft exhibited an erratic flight profile concluding with a vertical dive into the sea.read more
On March 17 2019, Alan Armstrong, aviation attorney and pilot is interviewed by CNN journalist George Howell about the crashes of two Boeing 737 max 8 aircraftread more
On February 22, 2019, the FAA Director of Airport Compliance found that the jet ban implemented by Palm Beach County at Lantana Airport violated FAA Sponsor Grant Assurance No. 22 .read more
The thirteen days on the air show circuit in a seventy-six-year-old aircraft were at times challenging and at other times exhilarating. The Kate performed flawlessly. Jewell was adaptable, resourceful, and a wonderful companion on the trip.read more