As I write this, we are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has swept through the world and is picking up momentum in the United States. It has not only changed how we travel and fly, but how we live our every day lives. As the majority of us attempt to isolate ourselves, some Read More
For the past 30 or so years, March 8 has been celebrated as International Women in Aviation day, which coincides with the day on which the first woman, Raymonde de Laroche, earned a pilot’s license in 1910. The point is highlight and bring awareness to the achievements of women in all aviation career fields over Read More
Keep Calm and Keep Flying the Plane: Tammie Jo Shults talks about preparation, attitude and having faith in the face of an emergency.
It was one 10-minute snippet in time that made Tammie Jo Shults famous. A Southwest Airlines captain, Shults and her co-pilot Darren Ellisor were celebrated for successfully landing their Boeing 737 after a catastrophic, uncontained engine failure at altitude caused an explosive decompression that greatly compromised the aircraft’s flying characteristics. She was hailed for her Read More
WHO: Bailey Scheel COMPANY: Garmin International POSITION: Senior Programs Manager & Systems Engineer, Aviation Systems & Programs HOMEBASE: Olathe, KS RATINGS: Private Pilot 1) What led you to pursue a career in engineering in the aviation sector? I grew up flying with my grandfather in the backcountry of Idaho, Washington and Oregon in his Cessna 180 – Read More
Garmin Autoland: An inside look at general aviation’s latest revolutionary, break-through safety technology
It’s the scenario no pilot wants to imagine: A medical emergency that renders him or her incapacitated, leaving passengers helpless, panicked and facing an unthinkable outcome. But Garmin has changed the calculus on such an event. With its revolutionary Autoland system, the aircraft will navigate to the closest, suitable airport, select the most appropriate runway Read More