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.
Alan Armstrong is interviewed by Michael Seiden of WSB-TV, Channel 2 in Atlanta about the crash of a Cessna Citation jet aircraft in the North Georgia mountains on Saturday, February 8, 2020, while operating in poor weather conditions.read more
The airshow industry is constantly evolving as are the regulations and policies that inform and regulate airshow performers. On October 10, 2019, the FAA promulgated FAA Order N8900.526, Policy Updates for Issuing Certificate of Waiver or Authorization for An Aviation...read more
The crew of Delta Flight 89 dumped fuel on schools after an engine failure and not flying above the minimum height for fuel to evaporate.read more
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