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100 Years of Naval Aviation: Why diversity matters in flight

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lt. Cmdr. Pittman

In the late 80s, a series of airline accidents led the Federal Aviation Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration to take a hard look at human factors and how interpersonal communication and decision-making could be taught to improve airline safety. What followed was one of the greatest safety advances in aviation – crew resource management.

100 years of Naval Aviation: San Diego kick-off

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Vice Adm. Currier

As part of our ongoing celebration of the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation, the Compass brings you a guest post by Vice Adm. John Currier, the Coast Guard’s senior aviator. Written by Vice Adm. John Currier, Chief of Staff and […]

100 years of Naval Aviation: Lt. Jack Rittichier

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lt. Rittichier

As part of our ongoing celebration of the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation, we wanted to bring you the story of Lt. Jack Rittichier, Coast Guard aviator # 997 and the first Coast Guardsman to be killed in action during […]

History: 100 years of Naval Aviation

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

NC-4 In Flight

Written by William H. Thiesen, Ph.D., U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian 2011 is the Centennial of Naval Aviation and will honor aviation pioneers in the Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. The year-long celebration will include air shows, art […]