9 November 2018

The World's Longest Flight: What It Means For Pilots

The longest commercial flight in history is now being offered by Singapore Airlines. You will be able to board an Airbus A350-900ULR (emphasis on the Ultra Long Range) in Singapore and fly nonstop, approximately 19 hours, and land in New York.

7 November 2018

Night Vision Goggles Bringing Wildfires Into Focus - Part 4

In our final instalment, Ventura County Aviation Unit’s Senior Pilot discusses their Night Vision Goggle program, and Australia-based Kestrel Aviation shares some insight into fighting bushfires Down Under.

31 October 2018

Where'd All the Pilots Go?

The reasons why 80% of student pilots drop out have also always been the same; lack of money and the high demands of the industry. But, given that it has always been difficult, why are there really 210,000 less licensed pilots now than there were in 1980?

23 October 2018

Night Vision Goggles Bringing Wildfires Into Focus - Part 3

In our third instalment, more Southern California helicopter pilots discuss using Night Vision Goggles (NVG) for wildland firefighting.

15 October 2018

Technology that promises to keep aerial firefighters safe

As the temperatures slowly drop in one part of the world and soar in another, there becomes increasingly less downtime for firefighters. We spoke to retired pilot and entrepreneur, Luis Bordallo, whose product promises to keep aerial firefighters safe.

26 September 2018

The Collective

We’re extremely excited to introduce TracPlus’ new media initiative, The Collective. The collective is designed to bring our community together, a place to share our stories and gather insight and inspiration for the work we do.

19 September 2018

Night Vision Goggles Bringing Wildfires Into Focus - Part 2

A number of fire agencies use Night Vision Goggles (NVG) for wildland firefighting. Nowhere has this been more true than in Southern California. In this second instalment, helicopter pilots detail their history and experience with NVG over the years.

24 August 2018

Pull Head Out Of Donkey: Situational Awareness

Two words took on significance in the aviation world many years ago because three highly trained pilots crashed a perfectly good aeroplane. Situational Awareness.

14 August 2018

Night Vision Goggles Bringing Wildfires Into Focus - Part I

The advantages of fighting fires at night have not gone unnoticed internationally. Night-flying experiments have been conducted in Victoria, Australia, to determine whether NVG would be safe in the pitch-black Outback and rural areas devoid of any manmade light sources.