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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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Essendon plane crash and the fatal consequences of profit before people

Essendon plane crash and the fatal consequences of profit before people

Ben SandilandsFeb 22, 20176 Comments

Should shopping centres be put so close to airport runways? Should anything?

Essendon plane crash the third fatal King Air B200 crash in Australia

Essendon plane crash the third fatal King Air B200 crash in Australia

Ben SandilandsFeb 21, 2017

Hard to hear the truth over the whine of Sydney airport's owners

Hard to hear the truth over the whine of Sydney airport's owners

Ben SandilandsFeb 20, 20177 Comments

The owners of Sydney Airport are demanding government money for Badgerys Creek, and they are trying to hold Sydney for ransom.

Search for MH370 abandoned, but the mystery endures

Search for MH370 abandoned, but the mystery endures

Ben SandilandsJan 18, 20172 Comments

If the authorities think the controversy over the loss of MH370 is over, they are seriously mistaken.

Is Australia's last Tiger heading for extinction?

Is Australia's last Tiger heading for extinction?

Ben SandilandsJan 17, 2017

Today, Virgin will fly an empty plane twice to Denpasar to pick up Tigerair passengers who have been, or might otherwise have become, the collateral damage in an ongoing disagreement with Jakarta's aviation regulators.

Badgerys Creek airport approval won't save you from commuter hell

Badgerys Creek airport approval won't save you from commuter hell

Ben SandilandsDec 12, 20164 Comments

Sydney's second airport was a no-brainer 10 years ago, but it will another decade before it opens.

The supermoon is a super lie

The supermoon is a super lie

Ben SandilandsNov 15, 2016

There's a bad moon on the rise -- or at least, an enormous tide of ignorance when it comes to reporting on very common astronomical occurrences.

Is this the moment when MH370's pilots realised all was lost?

Is this the moment when MH370's pilots realised all was lost?

Ben SandilandsNov 14, 20161 Comment

Is it possible MH370 was not deliberately crashed, but suffered a cockpit fire and communications breakdown? A new theory points to the moment the pilots realised the flight was doomed.

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.

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