The Learning Never Stops!

Aviation is complicated business, and it can be deadly if not undertaken with the right mindset. Our goal here at Code 7700 is to prepare you to avoid the day you will need to Squawk 7700, but if that day ever comes, to prepare you to deal with it competently.

Our Latest Update

After a few cabin fires in my Boeing 707 squadron, we came up with this bit of wisdom: If you don't put a cabin fire out in eight minutes or less, you probably won't. If you are on fire and don't land the airplane in fifteen minutes or less, you probably won't. Now you will see that in just about so many words in AC 120-80 In-flight Fires, §14.1. That advisory circular, by the way, was updated in 2023 and is well worth the read. Cabin Fires

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Our Previous Update:

Old idea 1: "I will abort for anything before V1."
Old idea 2: "At V1, you have 2 seconds to decide."
Both ideas are bad, though the first was the "school solution" for years and the second might have been in your flight manual, provided you were flying something built before 1950. (It was still wrong, but your flight manual might have said it.) Time to check up on the science of V1. The V1 Decision

Another Previous Update

For many pilots, the idea of a runway incursion (entering a runway when you shouldn't) or excursion (leaving a runway surface when you shouldn't) is a tragic event that happens to somebody else. We are not at threat, because we are better than that! Yet there are too many pilots out there that find themselves as one of those somebodies. There are solutions, but those solutions are only proven successful when nothing happens. And that is a recipe for complacency.
Runway Incursions / Excursions

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My latest books (hard cover, paperback, and eBook):

Fly by Wired

A business jet more computer than airplane, impossible to hack, gets hacked.

Also available in audiobook (Kindle):

The Brothers Bellum

Three brothers and the last air campaign of the Vietnam War.

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