airmanship


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the art of operating aircraft

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Pilot union ALPA (Air Line Pilots Association) has announced it is recognizing United Airlines pilot Captain Christopher Behnam with the Superior Airmanship Award, the company said.
At the time he said: "I just tried to help and then thought I could do something to help the emergency services." But Tony Cowan, chief pilot of the Sky Watch Civil Air Patrol, said: "Throughout the incident Steve demonstrated initiative and airmanship of the highest order." A statement from the British Microlight Aircraft Association said: "Steve started flying over 20 years ago and had been instructing from Eshott in Northumberland for the past 16 years.
"These protocols include maintaining professional airmanship at all times, the use of specific communication frequencies and the establishment of a communication line on the ground," Cook said in a statement.
The former Sea Harrier pilot, 45, received the Air Force Cross from the Prince of Wales for "conspicuous courage and exemplary airmanship under extreme pressure".
"The pilot displayed excellent airmanship and skill during the landing, and we thank him for his professionalism," the company said in a statement.
For three years now, my airmanship has consistently been refined by hundreds of airmen willing to point out my strengths and weaknesses.
"Because of Sergeant Brown's outstanding performance and airmanship, he was selected to represent the WRS and 446th Airlift Wing at a Noncommissioned Officer Association conference in July," Terpening said.
All groups used the term "airmanship" and "the attitudes of a good airman" to describe a good pilot.
The deaths of three servicemen were blamed on a decline in "administration, airmanship and discipline" in the RAF by North Yorkshire coroner Geoff Fell.
A fatal accident inquiry (FAI) found McRae had been "imprudent" in embarking on demanding manoeuvres in difficult terrain, "contrary to the principles of good airmanship".
The point is that it probably wasn't the winds, and being so focused on the weather (and experiencing the associated pucker factor) may very well have distracted him from basic airmanship. That makes it rather like the way the fatal Colgan crash in Buffalo probably went, which is a valuable lesson for us all.
The principles under general responsibility of instructors, for example, include: make safety the number one priority, demonstrate excellent in airmanship, and aspire to professionalism.”
British Airways, Boeing South Africa's Civil Aviation Authority has praised the airmanship of British Airways Boeing 747-400 pilots who battled to prevent a low-altitude stall after the leading-edge slats unexpectedly retracted during lift-off from Johannesburg.
Conviasa, Boeing Poor airmanship from pilots of a Conviasa Boeing 737-200, including a failure to respond to a ground-proximity warning, resulted in the jet's crashing on the slopes of an Ecuadorian volcano two years ago.