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Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands has reported and analysed the mechanical mobility of humanity since late 1960 - the end of the age of great scheduled ocean liners and coastal steamers and the start of the jet age. He’s worked in newspapers, radio and TV in a wide range of roles as a journalist at home and abroad for 56 years, the last 18 freelance.

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Skies between Australia-China suddenly thrown wide open

Skies between Australia-China suddenly thrown wide open

Ben SandilandsDec 4, 20163 Comments

Unlimited risks and rewards come to air routes between Australia and China

Blaine and the Plane, the best MH370 article for many months

Blaine and the Plane, the best MH370 article for many months

Ben SandilandsDec 3, 20167 Comments

If you only read one MH370 story a month, this has to be the one

Ugly truth about football team air crash disaster comes out

Ugly truth about football team air crash disaster comes out

Ben SandilandsDec 1, 201627 Comments

There are no secrets kept when new media covers air crashes

No trace of fuel yet found at Colombian jet crash site

No trace of fuel yet found at Colombian jet crash site

Ben SandilandsNov 30, 201611 Comments

An official reference to lack of fuel at crash site may be important in Medellin crash probe

MH370 captain's deleted flight sim files get another sharper look

Ben SandilandsNov 29, 20161 Comment

Why were all the deleted flight sim files related to the south Indian Ocean found on the one "shadow volume" computer drive?

Airbus A330 NEO scores strategic South Pacific win

Airbus A330 NEO scores strategic South Pacific win

Ben SandilandsNov 29, 20161 Comment

Noumea based Aircalin has taken a low risk high tech approach to renewing its South Pacific fleet

Qatar Airways says it's coming to Canberra, ready or not

Qatar Airways says it's coming to Canberra, ready or not

Ben SandilandsNov 29, 20165 Comments

Gooood morning Canbra! Get up and get serious about making more airlines welcome

Why God hates people flying routes less frequently flown

Why God hates people flying routes less frequently flown

Ben SandilandsNov 28, 2016

Flight cancellations are very annoying, but they aren't symptomatic of safety failings

Airbus begins flight testing its higher capacity A350-1000

Airbus begins flight testing its higher capacity A350-1000

Ben SandilandsNov 25, 201617 Comments

Biggest A350 yet takes off amid rising interest in further versions of Airbus's all new twin engined widebody

Will Fiji Airways be first to fly 737 MAXs in eastern Australia?

Will Fiji Airways be first to fly 737 MAXs in eastern Australia?

Ben SandilandsNov 23, 201610 Comments

Fiji Airways gives Boeing a small but strategic win in the single aisle jet replacement market in Oceania

Tourism lobby tries to give Govt the big simple picture on tax (as it should)

Tourism lobby tries to give Govt the big simple picture on tax (as it should)

Ben SandilandsNov 21, 20163 Comments

Will comic artwork work where sweet reason has failed in terms of tourism policy? It's worth trying

How it could have all come undone for MH370

How it could have all come undone for MH370

Ben SandilandsNov 19, 201660 Comments

If Michael Gilbert's original research tells us what happened on board MH370, the pilots fought insurmountable odds to save the the flight

Revised MH370 research brings in a known 777 control issue

Revised MH370 research brings in a known 777 control issue

Ben SandilandsNov 19, 2016

In a crisis stricken cockpit MH370's pilots may have been let down by their reliance on a process for descending the jet into thicker air after it depressurized

MH370 researcher updates alt+pilot flight crisis scenario

Ben SandilandsNov 19, 2016

The most unusual aspects of Michael Gilbert's MH370 scenarios is that he admits they could be completely wrong, but they come with some detailed and disturbing arguments that could describe what happened

ATSB reminds us that cost cutting driven mediocrity is Govt policy

ATSB reminds us that cost cutting driven mediocrity is Govt policy

Ben SandilandsNov 17, 201610 Comments

A half baked NBN, a crippled ABC, and an underfunded air safety investigator are examples of ideological neglect of public services

Virgin AGM spared excitement of pending new announcements

Virgin AGM spared excitement of pending new announcements

Ben SandilandsNov 16, 20165 Comments

There was some good news at Virgin Australia's AGM, but the topics that excite consumers aren't yet ShowTime ready

Supermoon hysterics afflicts millions of Australians

Supermoon hysterics afflicts millions of Australians

Ben SandilandsNov 14, 201621 Comments

The king tide of ignorance pulled up by the Supermoon last night put science to a credibility test it may have badly failed to pass

Trump's rhetorical retreats leave room for aviation mayhem

Trump's rhetorical retreats leave room for aviation mayhem

Ben SandilandsNov 13, 201617 Comments

Trump could do enormous damage to Boeing's airliner business although its defence division could be a big winner

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