Lead graphic sources: NTSB and FAA
Dear Air Daily X (A.D.X.) Viewers, Readers, Subscribers, Colleagues and Friends,
Aerospace safety has been historically, is currently, and always will be of paramount importance for airborne travelers, pilots, and aviation professionals. Moreover, aerospace safety is of great interest to general aviation enthusiasts and genuine high-fidelity flight simulation enthusiasts. The United States (U.S.) National Transportation and Safety Board (N.T.S.B.) typically leads aerospace incident and crash investigations with the assistance of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.). Both the N.T.S.B. and the F.A.A. are assisted by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.), in international jurisdictions, and their associated resources and authorities, where appropriate. At the conclusion of very detailed and lengthy investigations by N.T.S.B., conclusions and recommendations are provided to the F.A.A. for both swift and decisive action. The widespread implementation and use of drones have started to become a widespread aerospace safety problem. Moreover, the commercialization of space travel, including passenger travel, is on the verge of ready accessability for those with expendable time and financial means, through the various endeavors of SpaceX, Blue Orgin, StratoLaunch, and Virgin Galactic. Therefore, A.D.X. has decided to make a long-term commitment to the cover news regarding aerospace safety, including incident and accident investigations. In addition to reporting relevant and meaningful news, A.D.X. will provide expertise and insight into associated aerospace safety matters.
A.D.X. has successfully recruited and appointed Cameron Hutchings as the “Managing Editor of Aerospace Safety, Incident and Crash Investigations.” Cameron is a U.S. F.A.A. license private pilot with 67.2 total logged flight hours, 24.8 hours as Pilot In Command (P.I.C.), and 21.2 hours logged hours in high performance aircraft. He has approximately ten years of service and experience as a “Crew Chief” (Supervising Chief Mechanic) in both the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Utah Air National Guard for the Boeing C–17 Globemaster III transport aircraft (3 years and 7 months) and the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker air-refueling aircraft (6 years and 1 month), respectively. As Crew Chief, Cameron was ultimately responsible for the overall mechanical safety of the aircraft. When necessary Cameron triaged routine maintenance and major repairs to specialist technicians (e.g. propulsion, avionics, flight controls, hydraulics, fuel, etc.), as required. He completed a 135 day deployment to Ali AI Salem AB, Kuwait in support of U.S. Operation Iraqi Freedom and U.S. Operation Enduring Freedom. Several additional international deployments included: Guam, Qatar, and Spain. Cameron spent close to a year on duty tanker orders performing missions across the world doing aerial refueling and medical evacuations. He has completed courses (including: Introduction to Aerospace, Aerodynamics, Meteorology, Aviation Law, and Aerospace Safety) at the world renown and prestigious Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (E.R.A.U.), which offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Aviation available on worldwide campuses and online. As an avid and high-fidelity flight simulation enthusiast, Cameron has recently been selected to be a Navigraph Charts Cloud beta tester. Navigraph was founded in Sweden in 2003 and provides the international flight simulation community and its 309,696 active users with detailed navigation charts, airport charts, software and tools similar to those available to the aviation industry.
Currently, Cameron works full-time for HX5 Licensed Legal Company (L.L.C.) as a Mission Planning Hardware Subject Matter Expert (S.M.E.). Incorporated in 2004, HX5 L.L.C provides professional services in the areas of “Space and Mission Defense Support”: “Providing Research & Development, Engineering, and Technical Services to the U.S. Government.”
Image sources: Top: U.S. AirForce-a, Bottom: U.S. AirForce-b
Cameron brings a very well-rounded, richly experienced and knowledgeable skill set to A.D.X. As “Managing Editor of Aerospace Safety, Incident and Crash Investigations” Cameron will be responsible for associated content and publishing a monthly in-depth article (column).
It is both a privilege and pleasure to welcome Cameron to A.D.X. as the Managing Editor of Aerospace Safety, Incident and Crash Investigations.
Thank you so very much for your time and attention!!!!!!!
Best Regards and All the Best,
David M. Edwards
Executive Director and Editor-In-Chief
Air Daily X (ADX)
FAA. FAA. FAA.gov
NTSB. National Transportation And Safety Board. NTSB.gov
U.S. AirForce-a. (2018, May 14). C-17 Globemaster III.
U.S. AirForce-b. (2018, May 14). KC-135 Stratotanker.