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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.…

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Pilot Proficiency with Airline Pilot & Author Karlene Petitt

Airline pilot, author, and speaker Karlene Petitt joins me to discuss pilot training and proficiency as well as her aviation novels and her Flight to Safety Blog. Karlene walks us through flying the A330, with it’s sophisticated flight control system and extensive use of automation. She also illustrates some difference between Airbus and Boeing flight…

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Why Planes Crash Author Sylvia Wrigley

Why do planes crash? I interview Sylvia Wrigley, the operator of Fear Of Landing.com and author of several books including Why Planes Crash and You Fly Like a Woman. In this podcast we discuss the near miss between a 747 and DC-10 despite both planes having TCAS, as well as the human factors in crashes.…

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Flight Time Radio Hosts Milford & Charlie

Flight Time Radio Hosts Milford & Charlie tell us how their aviation radio program got its start in 2008. The program is broadcast live each Saturday via a local Jacksonville, FL radio station and is downloaded an amazing 7,000 times per week via its podcast. Listen in as Milford and Charlie, both pilots and airplane…