May 8, 2021

Flight Test Safety Fact, 21-05

I once heard someone say that when you get your pilot certificate (or wings), you get issued two metaphorical buckets:  A bucket full of luck and an empty bucket labeled “experience.”  The object is to fill the latter one up before the first is empty. This month, we ask you to consider “Lucky, or Good?”  That…

Michael Collins

Obituary : Michael Collins

The Society was saddened to hear that Michael Collins (F) took his Last Flight on 28 April 2021.  Mike was born in Rome, Italy, on October 31, 1930.  He graduated from Saint Albans School in Washington, D.C. and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York,…


Tribute to Air Marshal PM Ramachandran

Air Marshal PM Ramachandran (4973) F(P) PVSM AVSM SC VM took his last flight on 06 May 2021 What does one say when one loses a father figure, a revered boss, guide, mentor, and a very dear friend. Air Marshal Palamadai Muthuswamy Ramachandran was all of that. In his long and illustrious career, he rose…