"Reno Gary"

“Howdy” From Nevada

To all …  Hi.  I’m Gary, and Dave has invited me to become a contributor to his Planeviz.com site.  I am extremely grateful to have been asked, and I am thrilled to accept.  So, starting soon, I’ll occasionally be adding posts and photos here.  Hopefully, all of you who presently follow Dave’s PLANEVIZ offerings (podcasts…

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Inside the Ebola Jet

Here’s an interesting video look inside the Ebola jet, a Gulfstream jet used to transport Ebola patients. Of particular interest (or maybe that should be particulate interest) is the use of a negative air pressure system to keep air inside the containment chamber. Ebola is not supposed to be an airborne infectious agent but I’m…

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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.…

DIY 737 Simulator

DIY 737 Flight Simulator

Sounds simple enough. Find a Boeing 737 cockpit, truck it over a few states, and transform it into a working flight simulator complete with 210 degree cockpit view of the outside world, all while tucked away inside a building. Dave Jones joins me to discuss his 737 flight simulator project, how he came to own…

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…