Air France AF447

Understanding Air France 447 with Capt. Bill Palmer

A330 captain Bill Palmer joins me to discuss his book Understanding Air France 447. Many factors contributed to the crash of this A330, which went down in the Atlantic in 2009. Bill walks us through the factors involved in the crash including aircraft systems, pilot fatigue, pilot proficiency, and the state of professional pilot training.…

Flight To Success PV pt2

Karlene Petitt, Airline Pilot, Novelist

In this, part 2 of my interview, Karlene Petitt tells the story of her career as an airline pilot and of her aviation novels and popular website. The tumultuous airline business can make for a roller coaster career for pilots. Pilots striving for an airline career won’t want to miss her story, one that has…

The Aviation Writer

Robeel Haq of The Aviation Writer.com

A true aviation website success story, The Aviation Writer .com has grown from zero to over 200,000 page views per month in just seven short months. Founder Robeel Haq tells us how he got into aviation, began writing for other publications and launched The Aviation Writer.com in 2012. Robeel is also the SEO and content…

Northeast Airlines DC-9s Logan Airport

Northeast Airlines Yellowbirds

Northeast Yellowbirds we are common site in the New England skies in the late 1960s. Here are some photos taken by my father, a Northeast Airlines pilot, and me from 1969 to 1973. Northeast Airlines was a Boston-based carrier that merged with Delta in 1972. My father (also Dave Goodwin) started out as a DC-6B…