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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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US makes moves to prevent flash fires on jets like MH370

US makes moves to prevent flash fires on jets like MH370

Ben SandilandsSep 13, 2016

The news has broken the day after an apparently burned potential piece of wreckage from MH370 was handed to Australia’s air safety investigator.

Comet-lander Philae found (if only finding MH370 were as easy)

Comet-lander Philae found (if only finding MH370 were as easy)

Ben SandilandsSep 6, 20162 Comments

Philae was released from comet-orbiter Rosetta on November 12, 2014. It was never seen again -- until now.

Hidden in the Southern Cross, newly discovered planet could support life

Hidden in the Southern Cross, newly discovered planet could support life

Ben SandilandsAug 25, 20164 Comments

There is an Earth-sized planet orbiting the closest star to our Sun, and it's just possible your grandchildren will see it close up.

What we have learned (and forgot and relearned and forgot and ...) about MH370

What we have learned (and forgot and relearned and forgot and ...) about MH370

Ben SandilandsJul 25, 20162 Comments

Coverage of the MH370 mystery has entered 'surprised goldfish mode' with the media recycling old, plausible and unproven assertion as if they are new.

Tony Abbott 'yearns for justice' but ignores airline's role in MH17

Tony Abbott 'yearns for justice' but ignores airline's role in MH17

Ben SandilandsJul 18, 20167 Comments

Tony Abbott wants justice for victims of MH17. But he should consider the culpability of the airline, not just of Russia.

Dark matter: why the media bought NASA's galaxy of lies about the Jupiter probe

Dark matter: why the media bought NASA's galaxy of lies about the Jupiter probe

Ben SandilandsJul 5, 201615 Comments

Is science media dying?

EgyptAir onboard data points to fire, conspiracists whisper T-word

EgyptAir onboard data points to fire, conspiracists whisper T-word

Ben SandilandsMay 23, 2016

However tempting it might be to jump to conclusions about an attempted hijacking of MS804 the truth of the matter would be solved by the successful reading out of the cockpit sound recorder and the multi-channel flight data recorder.

EgyptAir crash is lost in a sea of doubt and fear

EgyptAir crash is lost in a sea of doubt and fear

Ben SandilandsMay 20, 2016

Almost everything you might have thought was known about missing EgyptAir flight MS804 in the last 24 hours was wrong, fictional, or under serious doubt.

As the search ends for MH370, what we know -- and what we never will

As the search ends for MH370, what we know -- and what we never will

Ben SandilandsMay 18, 2016

Hopes that the wreckage fragments from MH370 will tell more about the jet's last moments have been dashed.

Labor consults map of western Sydney, makes revolutionary airport election promise

Ben SandilandsApr 22, 20162 Comments

Labor gets all the credit for committing to a 24-hour airport at Badgerys Creek -- which is a smart play, because geography means there are no neighbours to complain.

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