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Published in the following magazines with a focus on human factors, pilot fatigue, midair collision avoidance, and spatial disorientation.

  • Flying Safety - USAF safety
  • Sport Aviation - EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association)
  • Combat Edge - Air Combat Command safety
  • Torch - Air Education & Training Command safety
  • Approach - US Navy and Marines safety
  • Arizona Flyways - Arizona pilots association
  • Flight Comment - Canadian Air Force safety
  • Airline Pilot Magazine - Airline Pilots Association 
  • Mission Safety International – safety news for missionary pilots
  • Featured in AOPA Pilot magazine
  • Featured in the book F-16 Fighting Falcon units of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM



AOPA Pilot Magazine

November 2010

Featured in AOPA Pilot magazine in an article about Mid-Air Collision Avoidance.


Adapting to Fatigue -- Torch magazine

September 2010

Using Adaptive Airmanship concepts to fight fatigue as a pilot in the military and the airlines.


  

Can you fly this leg tonight?  Adapting to Fatigue in Unforgiving Environments -- Air Line Pilot magazine (ALPA)

October 2012 


The Lucky 13 -- Torch magazine

March 2010

Article on how to avoid cockpit errors.


It's a Late Night with Ned! -- Flight Comment

July 2009

A reprint of the same article in "Flight Comment", the Canadian Air Force safety magazine.


It's a Late Night with Ned! -- Torch Magazine

June 2009

An article about spatial disorientation in a sandstorm in combat over Iraq.


Helmet Fires... Combating Human Factors in Fighters

September 2008

Another version of my Helmet Fires series of articles focused on pilot error in fighters.


  

American vs Swiss Cheese - Refocusing on Pilot Error -- Combat Edge magazine

Nov/Dec 2008


  Flirting with a mishap.  Failure if not an option. Combat Edge magazine 
Fall 2011


 American vs Swiss Cheese -- Refocusing on Pilot Error.  Torch magazine
Nov/Dec 2009

Life in the FAST Lane

June 2008

This is an article encouraging pilots to personally manage their fatigue by the use of FAST, the Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool, and the Air Guard's new fatigue software, FlyAwake. This software accurately predicts pilot performance and fatigue.


Low Fuel & Sucking up the Seat Cushion!

March 2008

An article about running low on fuel in the F-16.


Are You Looking For Me -- Torch Safety Magazine

January 2008

An article about mid-air collision avoidance for military pilots.


SEE and Avoid

January 2008

Combat Edge (Air Combat Command's safety magazine), Jan/Feb 2008 -- an article about midair collision avoidance for military pilots. It's written from the perspective that general aviation pilots will fly through active Special Use Airspace (SUA), so pilots need to be aware and anticipate. Tips are given to military pilots regarding how to mitigate the threat..


Helmet Fires--Combating Human Factors in Fighters

December 2007

Applied human factors in aviation article for fighter pilots with application to all pilots flying any type of aircraft. The core concept is Plan and Anticipate.


What's a Bug Smasher Doing in My MOA?

December 2007

I'm honored to have a published article in the Navy & Marine Corps Aviation Safety Magazine (Nov-Dec 2007 issue). This article was first published by the USAF (see above, "Don't Hit Me!"). The Naval Safety Center (Mr. Jack Stewart at "Approach") did an outstanding job with the graphics and photographs. I think this article will raise the awareness level for military pilots and reduce near misses and midair collisions!


Pilot Crusades for Safety

October 2007

This article was written and published in the USAF's Flying Safety Magazine about a trip I took to Oshkosh 2007 in my Van's RV-4. The purpose of the trip was to park my aircraft at Aeroshell Square and promote the Air National Guard's, DoD sponsored, Midair Collision Avoidance website designed to help civilian pilots make good choices as they plan their flights around Special Use Airspace (SUA)


Pilot Crusades for Safety

July 2007

This is the web version of the article published in Flying Safety.


Avoiding Close Encounters -- EAA's Sport Aviation Magazine

February 2007

"Avoiding Close Encounters" was written at the request of the EAA. They had read my draft article for Flying Safety Magazine...they wanted the same article, but written for the general aviation pilot


Don't Hit Me - Flying Safety Magazine

December 2006

"Don't Hit Me" was written from the perspective of an F-16 pilot flying a general aviation aircraft through a MOA...legally. I wanted to get the attention of the squadron pilot who thinks the airspace belongs to the military and that a light aircraft blasting through the middle of the MOA was illegal. The bottom line is we need to share the same airspace safely. The military pilot needs to get the word out to the civilians and the civilian pilots need to be smart about sticking their nose into an air-to-air engagement in a MOA. One recommendation is for everyone to use www.SeeAndAvoid.org to post/obtain information about military special use airspace.


F-16 Fighting Falcon Units of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

December 2006

"Honcho 23" was one of the featured articles in this book, written by Steve Davies.


World Radio

November 2006

"HH4/N4LS -- mini-DXpedition to Haiti" is an article/trip report for a mission trip to Haiti in the summer of 2006 where I took my portable HF ham radio to communicate to the world from a remote area in Haiti...to demonstrate the need for ham radio to remain a viable communication tool for missionaries (see www.missionradio.org) plus to promote Christian radio station 4VEH...who is making a positive impact on Haiti.


Risking It All - Torch Magazine

July 2004

"Risking It All" is an article written about a mission I led in Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Hidden Military Airways - Flying Safety Magazine

August 2001

"Hidden Military Airways" was written after conducting a study on low altitude routes in the military. I had had several near misses with general aviation aircraft while flying F-16s on low level route in the Southeast. In the year 2000, an F-16 and Cessna collided as a two ship of F-16s was entering a low level route (MTR - Military Training Route). The USAF F-16 pilots made several errors and if they had planned their flight using a sectional chart and then talked to ATC while in Class B and C airspace, this mishap would not have happened. The audience of this article was the squadron pilot who I thought could do a better job at planning their missions in regards to military airspace and how to avoid hitting a general aviation aircraft.


Viper Flyways Magazine

July 1999

"Viper Flyways" was published in Arizona Flyways magazine in 1999 for an Arizona pilot audience regarding mid-air collision avoidance with F-16s from Luke AFB.


Helmet Fires - Torch Magazine

November 1998

Soon after my original Helmet Fires article was published, the Air & Education Training Command liked the article and re-published it in their safety magazine, "Torch."


Helmet Fires - Flying Safety Magazine

July 1998

"Helmet Fires" was one of my first published safety articles. It was published in 1998 in the USAF's Flying Safety Magazine. Human Factors is the primary cause of flight mishaps. Focused on the fighter pilot, this article was written to help pilots cope with human factor issues.


Dream machine - Thrust Vectoring in the F-16

December 1995

a paper I wrote for one of my master's degree classes in 1995. It's unfortunate that we didn't continue building F-16s with this inexpensive system. It would have been more cost effective than the F-22 or F-35 programs and much more maneuverable. Post stall maneuvering is unbelievable performance and combat capability. Bureaucracy stagnating progress and safety. The F-16 has always been a bureaucratic struggle since the "Fighter Mafia" led by the late Col Boyd secretly designed the aircraft to be the fighter the F-15 (FX Fighter) was supposed to be. Thank God for folks like Col Boyd who were more concerned about the country than their careers.