“Miracle on the Hudson” – The Human Element

At a time of burgeoning demand for experienced pilots and with the 15th anniversary of US Air flight 1549 upon us, it seems like a perfect time to reflect upon the importance of the adaptability of the human element in today’s complex aviation environment.  Reflecting upon human performance, we must always consider the impact of a […]

Lithium-Ion Batteries:  Many Positives, a Few Negatives

Lithium-ion (L-I) batteries are widely used in various electric-powered devices, from smartphones, cameras and laptops to e-bikes, hybrid and electric vehicles and power tools.  These batteries are popular due to their portability, high energy density and long-lasting performance, together with a relatively rapid charging capability.  Despite their obvious advantages, L-I batteries also pose a non-negligible risk of […]