Len Anderson's Articles

Another Airliner Disappears

Rough times for commercial aviation as of late. Not sure if this is tied to any violence in West Africa, but an Air Algerie MD-83...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Accidents & Incidents

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  • 6 days ago

Who wants to build a "windowless" cockpit?

Airbus, apparently. They have filed a patent that essentially uses a video feed for the pilot to control the plane with, allowing the...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Aircraft

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  • 315 views
  • 3 weeks ago

Movie Set or Actual 737s?

The mountains of Montana were a scene out of the next FUGITIVE movie Friday, as rafters hit the river to find full 737 fuselages...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Accidents & Incidents

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  • 4 weeks ago

It's Sauna time at Finnair

Towels optional. Finnair has announced a coed sauna lounge in Helsinki, and I'm trying to decide if travel to New Zealand is more...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Airlines

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  • 1 month ago

Can an App be your Wingman?

The folks over at Miscellaneous Mischief have opened up a roster for those looking for a wingman while flying the friendly skies. The...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Airlines

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  • 195 views
  • 5 months ago

Best. Safety. Video. Ever.

Air New Zealand can essentially throw the mic down after this one. I've always threatened to move to New Zealand after my Marine Corps...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Flight Attendants

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  • 6 months ago

FAA halts PEDs in the cockpit

Just as airlines are getting equipped and operating with iPads for navigation charts, manuals, and planning, the FAA sets a ruling to...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Airline Pilots

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  • 1118 views
  • 6 months ago

Navy Survival Training - Every Four Years

Every four years, naval aviators are required to undergo a 2-day water survival training refresher course. It is essentially the boiled...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Pilots

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  • 965 views
  • 7 months ago

Lose It or Lose It.

Your FAA medical that is... The FAA's air surgeon announced increased scrutiny for pilots that are overweight during their physical...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Airline Pilots

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  • 553 views
  • 8 months ago

Final FedEx 727 Revenue Flight

I recently discovered this youtube clip of the final FedEx 727 flight into Memphis. When I began my commercial aviation career in 2007,...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Cargo Operators

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  • 913 views
  • 10 months ago

Low Cost Carriers Go Premium?

The trend in the 90's was to get the ticket price as low as possible, as customers were willing to forgo services to save $$. With the...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Major Airlines

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  • 215 views
  • 10 months ago

A Pill for Jet Lag?

Color me interested! A recent Gizmodo article discussed various methods of beating fatigue and jet lag. For frequent around the world...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Airline Pilots

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  • 114 views
  • 10 months ago

A Tired Pilot

There is a good write up in yesterday's Wall Street Journal by Capt. Sully Sullenberger on crew rest requirements for cargo pilots. Much...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Cargo Operators

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  • 1306 views
  • 10 months ago

Kid-Free Flying

OK, we've all been on a flight where the already crying baby is being carried aboard and you know the empty seat next to you is the...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in International Airlines

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  • 174 views
  • 10 months ago

Out The Back Door

It is estimated that each MINUTE an airline uses to unload passengers costs them $30. Alaska airlines has started loading and unloading...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Major Airlines

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  • 310 views
  • 10 months ago

Ultra Hornet?

Boeing continues to improve on the venerable Hornet platform. I have flown the A-D models for 18 years, and can't attest to being at the...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer

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  • 1181 views
  • 10 months ago

"These Controllers Are The Worst"

Whoops. Might want to check your mic switch. Three words you NEVER want to hear - "Call this number."
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Airline Pilots

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  • 572 views
  • 10 months ago

Light Attack?

Part drone, part Tomcat? This new addition to the market seems to fit the gap that will be left by the might A-10 Warthog. Well, at...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Manufacturers

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  • 660 views
  • 10 months ago

F-16 Drone!

So, my days as a fighter pilot may be numbered. Although this unit has also flown the F-4 Phantom as a targeting drone for quite some...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Featured

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  • 500 views
  • 10 months ago

Loading an MD-11 can be tricky...

I know, the first question is "Ethiopia has a cargo airline?" Indeed they do, and it seems they have fallen prey to a known issue with...
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Posted by Len Anderson
Pilot, Actor, Writer
in Accidents & Incidents

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  • 568 views
  • 11 months ago