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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.…

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…

Flying Again after a 40-year break with Bob Eicholz

40 years after his last flight Bob Eicholz dusts off his wings and starts flying again. As a child in the 1960’s Bob took a scheduled airline DC-3 flight with his dad, which hooked him on airplanes. After getting his private pilot’s certificate as a teen he stepped away from flying until this year (2013).…

Angel Flight Southeast with CEO Steve Purello

Behind the scenes with Angel Flight Southeast volunteer pilot and CEO Steve Purello. AFSE volunteers organized & operated over 3,000 humanitarian flights in 2012 alone.  Listen in as Steve tells about the great work done by this chapter of the Angel Flight organization. Website: Angel Flight SE for program information, volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and more. Phone: 800-352-4256…