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Marty is an active duty military helicopter pilot based in the eastern United States. He has a Master of Aeronautical Science specializing in Aviation/Aerospace Safety Systems and Management and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.

No, I have not fallen off the face of the earth, controllers seem awfully close

Right about the time I left my last duty assignment, air traffic controllers started showing up in the news. My transfer to a new command is a good thing. Controllers in the headlines is usually not. 

Hudson River midair recovery from


Changes in military assignment can involve moving and/or other travel, schools or training, and general mayhem as families try to squeeze in vacation and quality time. You can imagine some things fall off the personal radar during this time. SaferAviator has been one of those things for me and it will be on the back burner for a few more weeks. My apologies to all of you for my silence. 

Controllers, on the other hand cannot simply apologize for

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