Monthly Archives: June 2012

Are “go-around’s” in an airplane dangerous? (Part II)

Even for frequent fliers, a “go-around” can be a pretty unnerving experience.  What is most important to recognize about this infrequent, but stressful event, is that the pilots have avoided what COULD have potentially been a less safe landing. Let’s … Continue reading

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Are “go-around’s” in an airliner dangerous?

Nothing surprises a passenger more than when the pilots of an airliner elect to perform a “go-around” maneuver. Landings are already one of the most unsettling parts of a flight for a majority of flyers (even those who do not … Continue reading

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What happens if the plane is struck by lightning?

For most of the country summertime means sunshine, warmer temperatures, and unfortunately, thunderstorms. While these storms and the associated heavy rain and bolts of lightning can be impressive spectacles to watch from the comfort of your own living room, some … Continue reading

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