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CBS Mornings | President’s Day Weekend Helicopter Crash Commentary

February 21, 2022 This past President’s Day weekend was unfortunately a deadly one for the aviation community.  Two helicopter crashes occurred within hours of each other in Florida and California.  Tragically, a police officer was killed and the pilot was injured in a crash near Newport Beach, California.  Two other

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Expert Analysis: Drexel Hill, PA Helicopter Crash

A Eurocopter model EC135 medical evacuation helicopter crashed in a neighborhood near Philadelphia on January 11, 2022.  Thankfully only minor injuries were reported.  John Gagliano, a former Navy pilot and current aviation attorney, commented about the miraculous circumstances of the crash and the actions of the pilot on Philadelphia television

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American Airlines MD-80

McDonnell Douglas/Boeing MD-80 Airliner

  August 26, 2021 On this date in 1980 the FAA certified the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 airliner for operation with two pilots.  This certification was revolutionary, most airlines at the time operated with three crew members in the cockpit: pilot, a co-pilot and a flight engineer.  Before 1980 the presence

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NTSB Virtual Hearing Scheduled for Kobe Bryant Crash

Updated February 10, 2021 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a virtual hearing on February 9, 2021, regarding the cause of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant’s daughter Gianna, and seven others in January 2020. The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter struck a fog-covered

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Aviation Leadership

John Gagliano is honored to have been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) for a three-year term, beginning in 2020.  NAFI is the preeminent national organization of flight instructors that supports a commitment to professionalism and aviation excellence. NAFI’s mission also promotes the

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