February 21, 2014
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A Warning We Must Not Ignore

The cockpit voice recording is chilling – and telling. Hours before they died, the pilots of a UPS plane that crashed near Birmingham, Ala. last August […]
January 14, 2014
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Anniversary Reflections

It is hard for me to believe that five years have passed since the Hudson River landing of Flight 1549. On the one hand, the details […]
December 19, 2013
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A Season for Gratitude

In December 2008, just a month before the event that changed our lives instantly, completely and forever, my wife Lorrie and I were hosting a holiday […]
November 13, 2013
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Speaking Up for Safe Skies

I was honored to stand with U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and other lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol today as Sen. Boxer and her colleagues introduced the […]
October 13, 2013
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A Pilot’s Reflection on a Doctor’s Work

In the years since I have begun my work as a patient safety advocate, I’ve been struck by the similarities between medicine and aviation. While they […]
August 28, 2013
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The Importance of Immunization and Vaccines

August is National Immunization Awareness month, and there is no better time than the back-to-school season to remind families to immunize their children against childhood diseases […]
July 30, 2013
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You Have the Power to Save Your Life

In the wake of Asiana Flight 214’s crash landing at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on July 6, 2013, there’s no better time to write […]