John Croft

Senior Avionics & Safety Editor , Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by John Croft

in Things With Wings Jul 28, 2014

Mustang Monday

“I always wanted a Mustang, ever since I was a kid,” says Wagner, a Beechcraft Bonanza pilot who took a big step up in size and horsepower when he....More
in Things With Wings Jul 28, 2014

No Run Of the Mill Mil

Spotters at this year’s AirVenture show at Whitman Field can expect to see a Mil Mi-2 Hoplite (N211PZ) in full camo livery touching down on the grass....More
in Things With Wings Jul 27, 2014

L-29 FAST Flight with the Mach Man

The smell of jet fuel at sunrise is a worthy substitute for high test coffee on most days....More
in Things With Wings Jul 25, 2014

Avionics: Here’s to a little LPSE in your AirVenture

Low Power Surveillance Equipment, aka LPSE, is an acronym I hadn’t come across until tuning in to a congressional House Small Business Committee....More
in Things With Wings Jun 23, 2014

Safety Week Ahead

What to watch out for in safety the week of June 23....More
in Ares Jun 06, 2014

Thank you, Bob Strobell

On June 6, 1944, D-Day, a 27-year-old self-described skinny kid from Rutland, Vermont, took part in aerial assault on Normandy, France....More
in Things With Wings May 15, 2014

The Voice - Flight Deck Version

A year ago, Rockwell Collins told me that voice recognition as a command and control technology was not ready for prime time....More
in Things With Wings Apr 28, 2014

Box Hauler versus Box Van

Video: Errant box van slams into UPS 757-200 Freighter at Miami....More
in Things With Wings Feb 27, 2014

Supersized Prang

The holes in the Swiss cheese accident model lined up perfectly for the crew of a large Russian freighter flying to Canada in August 2012....More
in Things With Wings Jan 31, 2014

Cold Case – Mobile phones vs. Wideroe Flight 710

Last year, the Norwegian aviation accident investigation board reopened a 23-year-old case involving a Wideroe Dash 7 four-engine turboprop that....More

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