Aviation, Germanwings, Pilot Trustworthiness

Sucking Up a Seat Cushion

By Camilo on April 6, 2015 0 Comments

This is gross, but pilots have a saying: “sucking up a seat cushion.” It means that things have gotten tense in the cockpit because of some emergency, enemy action or the lack of some aviation essential (runway, altitude, airspeed or fuel). You can imagine a pilot tensing up – all over – under such circumstances, … Continue Reading

Aviation, Germanwings

PBS Aviation Spot Delivers

By Camilo on April 5, 2015 0 Comments

Judy Woodruff interviews two men for this spot: Warren Silberman, MD, a former Manager of Aerospace Medical Certification for the FAA now in private practice, and William Hurt Sledge, MD, professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, who has screened pilots for the US Air Force and airlines for years. It is worth … Continue Reading

Calvin's Institutes, Piety's Wisdom, Theology

Reading Through Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion

By Camilo on April 1, 2015 0 Comments

Many Christians over the years have attempted to read through John Calvin’s huge Institutes of the Christian Religion, not all successfully. It’s a daunting task but scores of learned men have benefited from the journey. I will blog about this journey using J. Mark Beach’s study guide, Piety’s Wisdom, to spur my thoughts and writing … Continue Reading

Aviation, Germanwings

Lufthansa Knew About Lubitz’ Depression

By Camilo on April 1, 2015 0 Comments

When Andreas Lubitz left training in 2009 for treatment, he disclosed to Lufthansa that it was for “previous episode of severe depression.” Lufthansa probably had no right to discontinue his training at that point, according to their hiring process, because Lubitz had by then obtained medical clearance to fly.