A Routine Plane Takeoff Quickly Turns into a Disaster

NARRATOR: Captain Kevin Stables is preparing to pilot Emery Worldwide Flight 17. His first officer is George Land. They’re hauling freight across the country aboard a 30-year-old DC 8 cargo plane. Hi there. Is that the load plan? JOHN ALBRIGHT: Just before they’re finished up loading the last couple of containers, they would give us…

How to Fly Your Drone Recreationally

Well greetings again, everyone! Welcome to today’s webinar for recreational fliers. My name is Kevin Morris and I’m an aviation safety inspector with the FAA, and also a subject matter expert on drone operations. Today’s webinar will be divided into two segments. First, will be a presentation on the latest updates for recreational fliers. And…

How This Plane Earned A Dangerous Reputation: The DC-10 Story

Thanks to Squarespace for making this video possible, more on that after this video. In just a few short years it would go from being the pride of Airlines to a plane that some thought twice about flying. [Television] The cargo door was found to have a basic fault in design. Before you got on…

Why Planes Turn Lights Off For Takeoff & Landing – Cheddar Explores

At this point, pre-flight preparations are routine. Prior to takeoff, we’ll need all baggage to be stowed properly. Your seats move to the upright position and your seat belts securely fastened. Thank you. Once everyone’s set, the plane lurches away from the terminal and the lights inside the cabin go out. It happens without mention.…

How to Fly Your Drone During an Emergency

Have you ever encountered a situation where you need to fly your drone and you can’t fully comply with the regulations and wonder how you can do that legally? Well, today we’re going to tell you how you can do that. Good day, my name is John Meehan. I’m one of the FAA aviation flight…

Standing Rock Drone Footage Looks Bad, So Government Bans It

THE FAA HAS BANNED DRONES FROM FLYING OVER STANDING ROCK WHERE [VIDEO BUFFERING] BRUTALITY AGAINST THE PROTESTERS AS THEY STAND THERE PEACEFULLY. OF COURSE THERE WAS FOOTAGE OF THE WATER CANNONS BEING USED. THE BIG ARGUMENT LAW ENFORCEMENT USE WAS THEY WERE POSING A THREAT TO US SO WE HAD TO PROTECT OURSELVES. BUT THE…

Why it’s (mostly) illegal to drone in NYC

Hey indie filmmakers, Griffin here. New York is a beautiful city, but for a drone pilot, it is nearly impossible to fly over. That’s why I am just north in Westchester County, where I am legally allowed to fly. Today we’ll look at the drone rules that make New York more restrictive than most American…