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E017 - Alternator Failure
"Owner and licensed. Pilot bobby dos. And it's co host major airline captain designated pilot examiner. Wally mulhearn. now let's go behind the prop and what's up wally. Hey bobby how are you. I'm great another episode and this week is going to be about a system. It's going to be part of a system. And i'm sure as many check rides with you. You're fan of the electrical system. I remember it electrical conversation happening in my check ride with you today. We're going to let everyone hear us talk about an alternator failure. How many alternator failures have you had in your aviation career. I have had I've had to alternator failures. One was in a multi. engine airplane. you have to so It's not as big of a deal One was in a single engine airplane which resulted in a total electrical failure It can be a big deal Maybe not such a big deal You know the alternator basically is a battery charger so We deal with this on a daily basis in our personal life and we don't even really know it but pretty much every one of us in our pocket has a cell phone and at some point that cell phone gets plugged into the wall and gets charged and then when we leave our house or our office wherever we unplugged that cell phone and we are Walking around with our cell phone without without being charged so in essence we are walking around with our cell phone having experienced alternator failure and we we learned to manage that Using our cell phones. We know if we're gonna be out for let's just say twelve hours using Your phone without the ability to charge it. You might do things with the phone. You may shut apps down. You may turn off Features on the phone. That use a lot of electricity. I know my phone actually even warns me and it pops up when i get the ten percent says would you like to go to low power mode. Yeah absolutely absolutely. It does that and so We kind of deal with this every day. But when i get in a briefing room on a check ride and we talk about this it seems like just such a foreign concept You know if if you and bobby Go to a baseball game and I looked down at my phone at
E016 - Check Ride Turbulence - Preparing for the Check Ride
"Owner and licensed pilot Bobby. And it's co-host major airline captain and designated pilot examiner Wally mulhern now let's go behind the prop wage what's up Wally hey Bobby how are you I'm good this is a show that I think might blow off far top 10 charts hopefully this is going to be a new series that we're going to be doing every month called checkride turbulence and that's a little bit of play on the words check ride and turbulence but these are going to be stories from a flight school owner and a d p should make the check ride a little less bumpier we're going to help people smooth those flights out and those check rides out and this week we're going to start with preparing for the check ride and if you have Chang Scott's stories and that is you want us to do with as part of this check right turbulence every month show let us know that this month is all about preparation for the tech red Wali I'm sure you've seen just about everything in your first 450 check rides but on a scale of 1 to 10 10 being the most prepared student that you've ever had that would have been me probably on the instrument of course What would you say the average level of preparation is for a check ride? I would say somewhere around A7 Sonos bad. Right just short of 70% is normally a failing grade. Right? Right. And so 7 still not really really good right for professional Pilots or people who wanna do something or taking something that could be dangerous we want we want to shoot for better than seven. Yeah. Yeah. Go ahead. You know, it's it it all goes back to school preparation and at least with me I have an online scheduling system if you if you book a check ride with me you're going to get an email confirmation along email confirmation is going to be a letter it's the letter is is just over a page-long and there's a lot of information on the letter and if you use that letter basically as a checklist you're going to be in pretty good shape I know several of the other examiner's here in Houston use the same type of system where you you book it online and you will get a confirmation what what I see is is the the farther out in advance that we can schedule a check-ride and the farther out before the check ride that the student are the applicant is actually signed off in iacra the better I would guess that probably 50% off Of applicants before we even meet I find in some sort of missing something or other on the application the iacra application itself and it usually has to do with flight times. a little column for class totals and it's p i c class totals and a lot of people miss that so, you know, maybe it's a private pilot Canada and they've got 7.9 hours of solo time and Thursday or actually I'd be cross-country. Let's say they got 12 hours of solo time. They should have in that class totals. They should have 12 hours of single-engine land wage. I see time and a lot of times they they missed that and those are really easy things to fix because as I'm I'm sitting at home relaxing in the evening. I'm I'm looking a week ahead of time. I'm pulling up applications I'm taking a look at things and I'm I'm looking at the numbers on these applications and I see that it's real simple for me to go into my scheduling system and send you a check say I was looking at your application I noticed you left out a column I'm going to send it back to you right now and it's no big deal it's absolutely no big deal you know I deal with iacra daily life I've I've dealt with it on on hundreds of applications and as a student pilot this may be your your second time to really deal with it I Acura the first time being when you got your birth certificate now you're working towards your private and even the CF eyes aren't extremely familiar with iacra so you know I kind of know what things to look for I'm looking for to bring the minimum requirements making sure there's three hours of inch and we're talking about private and we're talking about Parts 61 making sure there's three hours of instrument three hours a night time you know a lot of times you age See them putting in the application that they have p i c night Landings, which most of the time at this point the student may not have that and unless we're talking about simulator time solo time plus dual time should equal total time. So awful lot of times I'll see you know, tenth errors, you know twelve hours of solo time 50 hours a dual time.
Inflight Passenger Safety
"So i'm not going to cover covid stuff instead. What i want to talk about is just how to stay safe when you're traveling because it could turn out that cova dover and it's been a long time since you've traveled and maybe you could use a refresher in. What are some proper intelligent things to do when you're flying as a passenger so one of the first things you should do as a passenger is pay attention to that safety briefing. You've heard me say this before There's a safety information card in the seat pocket in front of you and that safety information card has a lot of really important information. I can tell you that. In in forty years of being an airline pilot. I have always taken that safety information card out and read it carefully and very often said surprisingly very often. I've learned something new and it could be that the equipment has changed a bit. Procedures have changed. Could be that. It's been a long time to flown. And you're not aware that there's this Path lighting in the floor Tau guide you to for example so all of that is in the safety information card. And you'll find that you may be flying A similar airplane all the time but it might be different enough that the emergency exits operate differently for example on early seven thirty sevens the over wing. Exits are plug type. Exit's where you remove the you remove the hatch and stow it inside the aircraft to get out onto the wing and in the modern seven. Thirty sevens eight hundred nine hundred there hinged at the top and say just pressing handle and the door opens up outward so things like got. It's really a really good idea to pay attention to the safety information briefing and i recommend that you take the safety information card out and of course you've disinfected it before you. You know when you got your seat. Like i talk about an episode for thirteen. Take the safety information card out and look at it during the briefing. And what you will do is you will encourage the people sitting near you to do the same thing. They'll feel less sheepish. And embarrassed if they see you doing it. And like i said It can have some residual benefits of Getting treated really by the flight. Attendants you're probably the only person in the airplane paying attention to the briefing so pay attention to the briefing and when the briefing is talking about exit signs and exits around and find the exit. Nearest your seat. So what i do when i get on the airplane is i'm looking at you. Know the signs above the seat and rose that tell you what seton what seat number You should be looking for I count the number of rows between the over wing exit and my senior between the front door the front exit and my seat or between the aft exit and my seat. I want to count the number of rows because it could be that. I need to get out of that airplane in a rush at night or in a smoke filled cabin where it's hard to see signs because remember. Those exit signs are up in the ceiling by the doors and smoke rises. You might not see the exit sign so if you count the number of rows between the closest exit and your seat you're really miles ahead of every other passenger in terms of saving your own life. So you're going to obviously disinfect. Seat belt buckle Before you use it Keep your seatbelt on all the time. Unless you need to get up and go to the lavatory. Keep your seatbelt on. And i know it sounds ridiculous that they have to tell you how to operate a seat belt on an airplane but when you think about it. It's different from the seat belt your car. The seat belt in your car. You simply press a button and the seat belt releases and the seat belt on an airplane you have lift the lift the buckle so it is different and you need to know how to do that because typically in an emergency we revert back to old habits
Check Ride Turbulence - Preparing for the Check Ride
"Up walling. Hey bobby how are you. I'm good. This is a show that i think might blow off our top ten charts. Hopefully this is gonna be a new series that we're going to start doing every month called. Check ride turbulence. And that's a little bit of play on the words. Check ride and turbulence but these are going to be stories from flight school owner and a dp to make the check. Ride a little less bumpier to. We're gonna help people smooth those flights out and those check rides out And this week we're going to start with preparing for the check ride. And if you have check ride stories and that is you want us to do as part of this. Check rat turbulence every month show. Let us know this month is all about preparation for the check wally. I'm sure you've seen just about everything in your first four hundred and fifty check rides but on a scale of one to ten ten being the most prepared student that you've ever had that would have been me probably on the instruments. What would you say. The average level of preparation is for a check ride. I would say Somewhere around a seven so not bad right. Just a seventy percent is normally a failing grade right ryan so seven still not really really good right or professional pilots or people who wanna do something partake in something that could be dangerous. We want to shoot for better than seven. Yeah yeah good. I you know it's it it all goes to Preparation and at least with me I have an online scheduling system. If you if you book a check ride with me you're going to get a an email confirmation along with that email. Confirmation is going to be a letter It's the letter is is just over a page long and there's a lot of information on the ladder and if you use that letter. Basically as a checklist. You're gonna be in pretty good shape. I know several of the Other examiners here in houston use the same type of system. Where you you book it online and you'll get a confirmation What what i see is is the the m- farther out in advance that we can schedule a check ride and far farther out Before the check ride the student or the applicant is actually signed off in niagara. The better i would guess that. Probably fifty percent of applicants Before we even meet. I find some sort of missing something or other on the application the iraq application itself and it usually has to do with the flight times There's a little column off her class. Totals and it's Class totals and A lot of people miss that so Maybe it's a private pilot candidate. And they've got seven point nine hours of solo time and Or actually that'd be cross country. Let's say they got twelve hours of solo time. They should have in that class. Totals they should up twelve hours of of of single engine land. Pic time and a lot of times. They they missed. That and those are really easy things to fix. Because as i'm i'm sitting at home relaxing in the evening. I'm i'm looking a week ahead of time and i'm pulling up applications. I'm taking a look at things. And i'm i'm looking at the numbers on these applications and i see that it's real simple for me to go into my scheduling system and send you a text. Say i was looking at your application. I noticed she left out a column. I'm going to send it back to you right now and It's no big deal. It's no big deal. You know. I deal with akra daily I've i've dealt with it on on hundreds of applications and As a student pilot this may be your your second time to really deal with the i. Accra the first time being when you got your student pilot certificate. Now you're working towards your private and even the cfo is Extremely familiar with i acura. So i kind of know what things to look for. I'm looking for to meet the minimum requirements. Making sure there's three hours of inch talking about private. We're talking about parts sixty one Making sure there's three hours of instrument three hours a night time You know a lot of times you will see Then putting in the application that they have pic night landings which most of the time at this point The student pilot would not have that and Unless we're talking about Simulator time solo time plus dual time should equal total time so A lot of times. I'll see You know Tenth errors You know Twelve hours a solo time Fifty hours a dual time and total time of seventy two hours. Where would be sixty two hours so you know kind of make a A mental audit or a quick audit of the times to make sure they make sense. And again i would say probably forty five percent of the applications i yet before i ever even meet the applicant. i find some errors and we're able to fix that so that's probably the first thing and you know obviously if the application is done the day before sometimes it's not as easy to see those errors and then the morning of the check ride or the afternoon of the check. We're trying to fix these things. And i see the anxiety level on the applicant raising as they're dealing with this. They're they're thinking. Oh my gosh. I've made the examiner mad. Which isn't the case at all. I mean i just wanna get it right.
Proper Radio Communications
"What's walling. Hey bobby great this week. We are going to dive into another requests from a listener Thank you very much to corey. Mclean for giving us this idea. And it's all about proper radio techniques. I'm sure during all your check rides wally. You have heard some crazy stuff but I give me an idea give the listeners. An idea like how much bad radiotechnique dc. There's there's a lot of improper radiotechnique. I think the end of the day that the reason we talk on the radio is to communicate and so we want effective communication And can can. We communicate effectively using Maybe improper techniques we can. So there's there's kind of three levels of of communicating the way i look at it The the top level the the the one that we all wanna strive for. I would think is that we use Proper terminology and we. We communicate effectively The the i'm gonna skip to the absolute the the number three Scenario which is where we don't want to be is improper technique and ineffective communication And then somewhere in the middle is maybe improper technique but still effective communication. I mean i guess if you were in a an unfortunate situation an airplane and you screamed and yelled that you're on fire Maybe the controller may understand your predicament and Provide the necessary. help where you know. Obviously there's a better way to do that. rather than screaming over the Which i've never heard by the way But as what. I see as an observer and that's what i am as an examiner at an airplane. I'm an observer i'm not a crew member i i am not really even a pilot I'm just observing the check ride and making an evaluation. I see a lot of of applicants speaking to air traffic control and As i'm sitting back. I'm thinking well. They said something. But i don't think. Atc really understood what that person is saying and And you need to you know as a pilot we need to pick up on the fact that maybe. Atc didn't really understand what i was getting at or day didn't understand my request one example. I always give to applicants from. We're talking about this. I say okay for sitting in this briefing room. And i tell you that there's a bomb on the table and it's going to explode in sixty seconds I would expect the reaction out of you would expect you to maybe get up and run out of the room and i'd be right behind you But a lot of times we will say things their atc an atc will will respond But atc maybe didn't really get it sometimes. We have to read between the lines. So the i think the most important thing is effective communication. And there's all kinds of accident cases where there was not effective communication. Where you after. The fact We had an accident here in houston a couple of years ago with airplane running very low on fuel down at Hobby airport and Again after the fact we all listen to it and later everyday saying how. How could the controller. Not here in the voice of of this pilot that they were running out of fuel while the pilot never really said they were running out of fuel so bottom line is effective communication. And that's what we're we're trying to effect here is is communicating effectively between the pilot and the controller. The and i think when we get the request online to to talk about proper radio techniques. There's there's a that that could be. It could be many many shows. But we're gonna try and take some what. Wally sees someone what i see around the fly school every day and share some techniques. That will make you better on your communications and give you some best practices to you. So we're going to kind of talk about some guidance at a high level. And then we're gonna share some best practices and then we'll wrap it up and we're not just taking this from experience that there is a very crisp. There's chris guidance on how to use the radio right so we're gonna reference a section of the aim. Which is the article information manual. If you if you if you talk about or heard of the foreign name there really two books. I think when. I was a student pilot maybe even a private pilot. Maybe even an instrument pilot. I thought the foreign was one book. While don't i guess. I just told everybody knows but i thought it was one book but it's really two books. The aim is the back and it. It's really good collection of information.
Discussing Irregular Flights
"All right an air sung to have a lynn. Dhcp six three hundred registration papa. To alpha sierra mike performing a flight from bogan to back bach papa new guinea with seven passengers and two crew was accelerating for takeoff from mogens runway one to when the aircraft via right off the runway prompting the crew to reject takeoff the aircraft went over a drain. The nose gear collapsed. Came to a stop to a position with coordinates that i'm not going to give you because it really doesn't matter Passenger received minor injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the nose gear the cockpit forward bulkhead left propeller and left wing. We talked about this. I was at last show. lives that we covered this one a believers to shows talking about it. Okay a twin otter And basically all it said was. The thing does veer off the runway and crashed and there was a passenger injured. I believe a child And so now. We have a little bit more information about this. Although it's not really conclusive exactly why. It ended up veering off the runway. But it has a little bit more information then We we had previously So i don't know if you guys had a chance to take a look at this or not. I'm reading through the only thing that comes to mind just knowing a little bit about twin otter systems winning about Hydraulics for the nose gear steering. Potentially there've been a number of incidences with instance with twin otters in the past where there have been lack of appropriate hydraulic pressure and inability to steer the nose scare using the tiller. Okay i noticed that said that When it started to veer the Pilot command started using differential differential thrust. Is that a standard thing to do. On a twin otter or shouldn't need your. I mean it's a multi engine aircraft. So you can use that to help. Maintain directional control. But it's not something that you should need to do on a standard take off bit worried about the having to resort to that because of course all you take off calculations based on a power if you suddenly reduced power on one engine you're not gonna have the same amount of energy when you get Try to get able. I think if it's not tracking straight down the runway for one reason or another with symmetric rest you wanna borton figure out. Why right noticed that they make a point of stating that he did. His one eighty as each sort of turned out of it He put went straight into the takeoff replied. Full power and I've seen people do that. come a cropper. See that hydraulic further. The for breaks as well. Same hydraulic system. So the hundred systems were could idle pass. A hopefully would've noticed leafy. Hopefully i don't know i'm just i'm just taking a guess here so joe is just that I've seen people just try and get the power on just a tiny bit too quick and Got it on a little uneven leo when before the aircraft was perfectly straight and then ended up in a bit of a a wiggle down the runway while they try and sort everything out which just for the sake of a few seconds just to make sure you got the state. You're on the middle of the runway steady and pointing down the runway. I don't if that's with. This suggest pats worth mentioning. I think we still need more information. Perhaps yeah we have a little bit more information but not conclusive information yet. I guess our. I suppose there's much of a of a A little recorder in this airplane is this far Depends find out too much away. I don't know to be honest. Depends on the operator in the regulations and does what was that nick. Deal carrying over the top of your head to see me before trying to pair over the news later kim. I guess now that i've stopped sharing the screen. It just doesn't work. Yeah okay anyway So i was saying to add stuff or regardless. No but i'm gonna go read through the hydraulic system of the twin hundred new. Okay
How to Choose an Instrument Approach, RH of Opposing Bases, Syringe Pilot Shares Details + GA News
"And welcomed aviation news talk show about general aviation with relevant news and flying tips for pilots and student pilots. To help keep you safe. I'm extra scott for our pilot skills topping today. We'll be talking about the factors you should consider when choosing instrument approach and air traffic controller r h of the opposing basis. Podcasts will be here to answer listener questions. And finally we'll talk with a newsmaker a young pilot who did something that made headlines around the world last week episode. One seventy one. We talked with andy chant about the sleek new petrol panther aircraft. So if you didn't hear that episode you may want to check it out and if aviation is talk. Podcast is new to you in whatever app. You're using to listen to us now. Just click on the subscribe button. So new episodes will download for free each week. I think you'll enjoy today's show and you won't want to miss future shows this week in the news. Real time. updates on special use airspace are coming to the cockpit. A student pilot selfie results force landing and an airport. Snowplow driver got in trouble at the reading pennsylvania. Airport all this more and the news starts now. From alpa dot org coming to the cockpit. Real time special. Use airspace updates real time status of military operation areas or moas and other types of special use airspace or s. You a into. The cockpit of aviators has been included in the national defense authorization. Act or indeed led by senator james inhofe of oklahoma chairman of the senate armed services committee and representative sam graves of missouri. The top republican on the house committee on transportation and infrastructure and a member of the house armed services committee a provision in the act was included that requires the faa and the department of defense to establish automated. Real-time broadcast similar to temporary flight restrictions dissemination on the real time status of emo as and restricted airspace. The aa an annual bill was passed in both the house and senate by overriding the president's veto making sixty consecutive years that it has become law the goal to improve operational safety and efficiency by transmitting directly into the cockpit the real time status of military training and other su as will result in enormous savings and environmental benefits robberies of private commercial and military aircraft a mitre corporation report developed in two thousand twelve documented the potential benefits of such a system according to the report quote overall approximate annual. Good weather flight savings in the national airspace system. Include fuel savings of one hundred million dollars distance savings of thirty million nautical miles flight. Time savings of ninety thousand hours and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of three hundred million kilograms. Lp president mark baker said this really sets the course for faa and dod the use existing technology to ensure pilots have tools readily available in order to transmit this type of airspace. Safely and efficiently'' it's a game changer. For many pilots and insurers are warfighters. Continue to receive the training. They need and deserve from k. H. dot com. Which i believe is a houston television station. Pilot killed after jumping in a rolling plane that went airborne while doing maintenance. Faa says one person was killed when a small plane crashed in a residential area of galveston county according to authorities. According to the faa an unoccupied single engine plane began to move forward while maintenance work was being performed on the aircraft at scholes international airport in galveston. A pilot jumped in the plane at the faa says it rolled over chalks and became airborne plane went down in a residential area near the intersection of south railroad and mike avenue in hitchcock at about two pm the pilot has been identified as fifty year old austin stall of galveston. There were no passengers on the plane and other injuries reported plane went down near railroad tracks. The call someone is a nurse who lives near the crash site. She said she saw the plane flying very low before nosediving into the ground right in front of her house. And i think probably the key takeaway on this is that sometimes. It's probably better to let an airplane go. Even though you know that it's probably going to be damaged rather than try. And get into the airplane and injure or kill yourself from aviation safety dot. Net hawker eight hundred. Xp crashes during landing on runway one four at farmingdale republic airport in new york now one of our patriots mega supporters. Jim gold fussy gives ground instruction at republic. Airport notified me of the accident immediately after it happened. A raytheon hawker eight hundred. X p november four one to juliette alpha performing telling air flight t.f. Nine forty one suffered an accident during landing on runway one four at the farmington republic airport on long island. Both bins sustained minor injuries at twenty thirty two local time. The flight was cleared for an approach to runway one four. The tower controller reported wind calm and stated that the aircraft that landed five minutes prior at reported that the cloud base was at minimums.
Interview With Jessica Garcia, SWA First Officer
"What's up walling. Hey bobby how are you. I'm great this is our third guest and we are excited to have her on the show today with us as a pass flight instructor from united flight systems current southwest airlines first officer and someone with a very interesting aviation story that we're gonna talk about today today. We have on the show jessica garcia. Thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me. And i know We're gonna talk a lot about today but you also have to be married to a pilot as well an my wonderful husband. Ricky who also instructed here structure. And i heard good news for ricky recently. Is that true. He got hired at commuter airlines Friday very excited and so he was an express jet in lives in houston listened to show. They probably have heard about all the things that happened. Express jet so it's great to hear that ricky's back in the in the in the cockpit. Doing great things for aviation excited. I'm i'm pumped for him. He's ready to get back in the airplane so we have a lot to talk about today but as the current owner of united flight systems. It's a it's a great time when a previous flight search comes back and shares with me stories and things from the past. You've obviously spent many an hour behind a prop as an airplane owners still today. You spend a lot of time on the probe had any idea. How many hours do will you gave here at this. Oh it's gotta be at least twelve hundred I remember one day sitting down with my logbook in between students. And i recognized that my total dual received in total dual given was equal spicer past that milestone here and then i think i want to say about twelve hundred dollars instructing here nice and that that was that in the day where you could just get the fifteen hundred right to the airline sort of. I was in the weird transition area where the atp was being required by the by the regional airlines to get hired. But it what you didn't have to do the atp p. course so i ended up being able to do my atp on my own without having to the course but you still have to have the fifteen hundred hours so kind of an awkward phase. I think i got my atp in june and the the law passed in august. For the so. I guess for our listeners. We've we've obviously prepped and talked a little bit. Tell us a little bit about your aviation career where he went to college. How you found this place and then did you go right to the airlines are or what will happen there. So i started flying recreationally in abilene texas. Where i'm from Just doing it for fun. I grew up flying with my dad in the right seat of various aircraft wanting bananas barons and the end of my freshman year of college. He said okay. You can go to summer school. You can get a job or you can get your pilot's license and so i opted to go get my pilot's license obviously and had an a wonderful instructor. Who is now one. She is my best friend. We are incredibly close. She flies for fedex and she she said you know. You're kind of good at this. Have you considered doing it as a career and up until that point i hadn't been exposed to the opportunities in careers in aviation so took me to my first women in aviation conference and it was like being around thousands of my taipei. Best friends And they all took me by the hand. I was nineteen years old. And said we're going to show you what it means to be a professional pilot and i decided right then and there that was going to be my career up until then i was studying marketing And liked it but didn't love it so went back to abilene finished my instrument rating then i transferred to louisiana tech university where i finished my commercial. Cfi of mea. I instructed for the school for a few months loved being attack. I'm very proud Louisiana tech bulldog and but it wasn't building flight time quite quick enough and so a friend of mine called me and said there's a flight school in houston. I think you'd be a great fit at work. Consider interviewing so. I called united flight systems. Talk to the previous owner. Bob watts and his daughter laura and they brought us in for an interview me and my husband. I secretly brought my husband along with me to interview as well. And we they us right then and there and so within a month. I moved houston and begin. Instructing here instructed for. I guess it would have been about two and a half years and then had one of my workers official instructor. Here come into my office and say would you like to fly corporate. And i'd always been really interested in corporate aviation i. I grew up around general aviation being there in abilene. We had a little bit of a regional airline flying but not a lot So i had more exposure to corporate. And i said sure didn't know what the airplane was had. Never heard of. It was a cessna. Conquest twin engine turboprop and met with the the woman who was flying that airplane and we went and just had dinner and and chit chatted and she said. I think you'd be a great fit. Would you come fly with me. So that was my introduction to part one thirty five Flew for them for a couple of years loved it. That was a flu for a family. There's still a dear dear and special in my life The woman i flew with is still very dear to me. We get together as often as we can into pilots
Interview With Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Pilot Ace Beall
"Show. I'm joined today by ace spiel. If you've ever seen the pictures or the videos of a seven forty seven carrying the space shuttle on its back aces the guy flying that he's a nasa pilot. It's really cool having you with us today as thank you so much for being with us. Thank you george. It's a real pleasure being here. Thanks for having me. You're willing to tell us how you got your start in aviation well. My interest probably probably started with my dad who is a world war two pilots who have six hell cats in the pacific right. He was a fighter. Ace jot down. Seven zero sank destroyer so that that probably would what's first introduced me aviation muscle lived in the san francisco bay area and i can always. We could see quite often from where we live going up. Point the final approach for san francisco international airport. So i've really enjoyed watching the airplanes. Come in and that just kind of got me interested in aviation basically so i assume that with your dad as an ace after the war where people were there a lot of adulation or was it kind of a a normal thing to be ace. Well i don't think it was a normal thing. I think a lot of people were proud of it for that but but as time went on it became something more within the family that you know we we. We knew he was guy we thought of him as kind of a hero in his flying endeavors and listening to stories was a lot of fine. You know sure so. Wendy take your first flying lesson first. Flying lesson in nineteen sixty. Seven is my first year in college. I graduated from high school. And i was interested in the asian so i wasn't sure you know exactly what i was going to study. The only college in california that offered a four year degree in in Aviation was san jose state but that was in business administration the the college of san mateo community college. They had a two year. Course that specialized the end basic training to be a pilot studied aerodynamics amex navigation in urology and stuff in in in one of the three hundred courses was actually forty hours of flying a cessna down to san carlos airport so i thought this is the perfect way to get going and so i enrolled in that program guy solo to november of nineteen sixty seven eighteen. Okay now did you. Did you collect ratings right away. After that i got my private and the course led to a commercial a rating but after about the first three semesters i kinda realizing that. This is really what i want to do. My goal is to become an airline pilot. And i knew it'd be an airline pilot. That i was gonna actually need my adp. And soft. and i was going to need to accumulate. You know quite a bit of experience. So i kind of decided you know. I'm not going to spend any more money trying to get my commercial because right now. Let's talk to serve me. 'cause i plan on getting a bachelor's degree us like to go into the military base. Oh okay so where did you go to get your bachelor's. I ended up at san francisco state university. I got my bachelors in mathematics. And then you went there were you in. Rotc not was it. Ninety day wonder and ots officer training school. At lackland in san antonio. So i i graduated from college. In june of seventy two and two weeks later. I went out to san antonio and started into your ot s for a for ninety days and they were gonna pound with training. Poetry was up. Advance up in enid. Oklahoma and i enjoy them quite a bit. It was the i found all came fairly naturally and easy the advantage of already abbot close to two hundred hours of flying time so i knew all the basics basically so it was you know i. I really have good pilots right. I felt for the guys really haven't or part wasn't that tough
APG 457 Coffee Fund Bullion
"Retired captain for an international airline based in london captain. Nick hi the jeff fi staff. What a great day. It's being today very special day. I gather it's birthday it is. We're gonna talk about that when we kind of get to know each other and what we've been doing since the last episode white suit show to complete strangers. It is going to be exciting. that's for sure. Let's move onto the news standby on us all right first time. Here is a final report. This incident occurred at toronto pearson. International airport back in august of two thousand nineteen and it wasn't a rejected takeoff due to know takeoff clearance and crossing aircraft an air jordan. Canadair cr j two hundred registration charlie gulf kilo echo juliette performing flight. Seven three three nine from toronto ontario to columbus ohio with forty two passengers and three crew have been cleared to lineup on runway. Three right and an air. Canada boeing triple seven dash three hundred registration. Charlie foxtrot india uniform. Romeo performing flight eight eighty three from copenhagen to toronto with three hundred and seventy eight passengers and twelve crew had landed on runway. Three left was cleared across cross runway. Three three right at taxiway hotel without delay. And that's basically the far end of three right Let's see here. I'm gonna go ahead and move down to the transportation safety board's description of the sequence of events Twelve forty two local time. The first officer of the cr j two hundred the air georgian Cr j had finished. The taxi tack checklist and was continuing with the lineup. Checklist when the tower controller instructed the flight crew lineup on runway. Three right with this instruction the tower controller included an amendment the altitude and heading for these standard instrument departure or said we'd like to call it clearance to ensure adequate separation with the The dash eight that had just departed after reading back instructions correctly. The first author changed the altitude selector. And then return to the next item on the lineup checklist. After hearing the correct read back from the first officer of the crt two hundred the tower controller it was also actively controlling arrivals on three three left turn to observe another to have jalan dhcp dash eight aircraft that was on approach for landing three three left as the cr. J two hundred taxied to lineup on three. Three right the boeing triple. Seven was approaching the three three right hold short line at tax away hotel again at the end of the runway at twelve. Forty three sixteen the north ground who had coordinated runway activity with the tower controller instructed. The flight crew of the boeing triple seven across three three right without delay as the flight crew of the cr j two hundred lineup in two position on roy. Three three right and the first officer finished the line of checklist. The captain asked the f. o. If they received a takeoff clearance the f. o. stated that they had at twelve forty three and thirty. seconds as the boeing triple. Seven crossed the runway holding position for three three right. The crew of the cr j two hundred began the take off roll. The crew had not received takeoff clearance from the tower controller. The cr j two hundred began to accelerate as the aircraft approached the peak of the elevated hump in the runway. The captain saw the boeing triple seven approximately five thousand four hundred feet ahead and immediately rejected the takeoff. At that time the flight crew realized that they had likely not received a takeoff clearance at twelve forty three and forty six seconds the runway incursion monitoring and conflict alert system the rim casts for issued a visual alert an audible alarm in the tower the tower controller who had been focused on the arriving dash eight aircraft on three three left instantly shifted his attention to the conflict on three right and fifty three seconds. After the tower controller quickly assess the situation determined that there was no risk of collision and immediately issued a takeoff clearance to the crew of the cr. J two hundred. Who had already initiated a rejected takeoff the crew of the cr j two hundred radio call to inform the tower controller that they were rejecting the takeoff. The tower controller then instructed the cr j two hundred exit runway three ride at taxiway bravo two and So long story short. They did the applicable checklist items for a rejected takeoff. Made sure everything was okay and Went back down to the departure. End of the runway and this time took off with Clearance from the air traffic tower and Let's see the transportation. safety board analyzed this and Said as the cr j two hundred approach three right. The flight crew was expecting to receive immediate authorization to take off although the first officer. Read back the atc instructions correctly. She had limited attentional resources to evaluate the content of the instructions as her focus. On completing the lineup checklist the f. o.'s. Load was further elevated and she focused on the heading and altitude change of the standard instrument departure amendment which at the time she believed was most important in the lineup. Instruction the said amendment. Reinforce the first officers expectation that they would soon received authorization takeoff. It is important to note that the was accustomed to receiving us in amendment following followed by a takeoff clearance and this occurrence when the f. o. Received and read back. The lineup instruction with the cid amendment. She misinterpreted that. Atc communication as a clearance for takeoff one of the call that expectation bias Expectation us. yes let's see when the captain asked if the first officer our ask the f. o. If they had received clearance to take off the epa the f. o. Who had misinterpreted the tower controller lineup and said amendment instructions as clearance to take off reply. That they had received takeoff clearance. This interpretation matched the cruise mental model of the situation that they would be taking off shortly after lining up on runway. Three three right anyway so it goes on to talk about the fact that it wasn't really a big deal i mean the the the part of the problem as i mentioned in in the sequence of events is the fact that three three right When you're at to the south east end of the runway and you're beginning takeoff roll. You really cannot see the end of the runway because it gradually as an upslope and then it kind of peaks somewhere close to the middle of the runway. I guess and then it kind of either levels offer goes back down. Yes la's got a hump. Yep is that a verb or noun ura okay And we're not talking about poppy. What are we talking about here. okay. I'm just gonna leave a sufficient pause so i'm know where to start my editing. I mean we were following okay. It was just like you communing with a deity. Well in a way i am is the pg deity anyway. Based on tsb okay. We were talking about the hump in the runway and the fact that you can't see necessarily they said they did a study at eight thousand nine hundred feet away may have been able to see the very very top portion of the vertical stabilizer on the triple seven but it would likely be kind of hard to see in the in the. I don't know all the other stuff that you have the clutter that you would see in the background there and so i can understand the startled effect that the captain had as they kind of reached the crest of the hump and then when whoa wiser a big giant airplane crossing my runway. Oh maybe we didn't receive takeoff clearance. L. let's see here's an interesting question from lane Do our esteemed pilots use any tricks as reminders for receiving clearance such as landing lights on when clear for teke hang on. Do we have any esteem. pilots here. So i don't awesome of checking the coffee shop empty.
Tech Talk: How Universal Hydrogen Plans To Disrupt Aviation
"Hello there and welcome to this aviation week. Tiktok hydrogen is the talk of at the moment and there are many many ways. It appears that we could get hydrogen into aviation but one of the first companies that is taking on that challenge of bringing hodgin to aviation is universal hydrogen and today we eat together the leaders of the team behind what reunifa universe hygienist trying to do. Universal hydrogen is led by paul anka. He's co founder and ceo poll was most recently the chief technology officer at united technologies before that he was the cto at airbus he was also the founding. Ceo of a cubed which is airbus's silicon valley innovation centre the before joining us. And you can see a bit of a patent emerge here before joining airbus director engineering google's advanced technology and project organization and before that he headed the tactical technology office at darpa. The defense advanced research project agencies. And if anybody knows. Paul and paul's reputation. He is a disruptor and universal propulsion. His latest venture to disrupt aviation. He is joined universal. Technology has joined by two key suppliers and we have the latest of those companies today. So andy marsh is president. Ceo plug power which is bringing hydrogen fuel cells from concept commercialization. Andy was Instrumental in identifying material handling foot. Lift trucks that was the first really commercial viable market for fuel cells and he is his fuel cells from plugged power out of used it warehouses by amazon walmart and many others now and third member of our panel today in the third key. Member of the of the team is roy guys soundscape and he's the ceo of electric propulsion pioneer and developer. Mackney ex. he's also the executive chairman of electric aircraft. Develop aviation which is another company. That's changing aviation as we know it. He's previously president. Ceo of a company called bold iq which developed a real time schedule optimization software. And i actually. I met roy because Docu came alto digit which was an attack ceo. Peration that ed. I am kabuki founded and it needed this incredible real time optimization to make the taxi system work that became bold. iq. I i met roy roy now. He is running magnetics which is really taken. The lead in electric propulsion firing the beaver the caravan and now with working with universal hydrogen. So we're going to go to each of them turn. I want to start with poll. You've done many disruptive things in your career why hydrogen and aviation well thanks. Thanks graeme for For hosting this conversation A problem and it's and it's a serious problem And i've been in this industry mine tire career. I'm i'm very proud of the accomplishments of this industry. We're supposed to be on the bleeding edge of of innovation for for the human species But aviation has no credible roadmap to meet the obligations and commitments of the paris agreement So the the decarbonization roadmap The industry has is sorely lacking in view and at i'm passionate about making this industry And sustainable one. I've been as you mentioned in my in my bio. I've been on the inside of a lot of the major players both on the propulsion side as well as on the airframe side And and i know it's tough and we've tried a lot of different things In in the course of my career and of course the industry has been doing it for many many many other decades including including things like bio fuels and synthetic fuels batteries etc. And none of those things are gonna get us there for a variety of reasons that that we can dive later and hydrogen Is Is probably the only solution that the industry really has to meeting the goals of the paris agreement and really making meaningful steps towards decarbonization. And the reason for that is that look aviation is is an extremely sensitive. Application and hydrogen is extraordinarily Wait efficient energy carrier. In fact it's the most weight efficient energy carrier of all of any fuel other than nuclear fuels and i don't think we're putting nuclear reactors on airplanes anytime soon and and of course this. We're not the first to have this realization. This is not Not huge news. I man. Hydrogen airplane flew in the fifties soviets flew in airliner in the nineteen eighties to have one fifty five on on on hydrogen So it's been a long time coming. What is new. Though is is the advent in the in the maturation and sort of coming into its own of pem the proton exchange membrane technology which is used both to For water electrolysis to produce green hydrogen writes so break to break water down into into hydrogen oxygen and then capture that hydrogen as well as the reverse process which is the fuel cell which then takes the hydrogen takes oxygen from the ambient air and produces electricity and maturation of that technology. The reduction in cost the increase in efficiency. And of course. Andy has been a pioneer in this field and can talk much more about it. That's what's new. And that's what's going to make hydrogen more affordable to produce and get it on par with jet fuel here just in a handful of years by the mid twenty twenty in terms of cost per unit energy and it also enables a fuel cell electric powertrain for the aircraft which is significantly more efficient than standard combustion engine whether it's a whether turboprop
637 Travel Industry
"Talk aviation i max flight and with me. This episode is david vanderhoek our aviation historian and military aviation expert. Hello everyone looking forward to a great show because one of my favorite guesses on a fantastic guest. But i i have to introduce max trescott. He's host of aviation newstalk podcast. He's a national. See if i of the year and of course he's an expert on the cirrus aircraft. Love it when david calls me his favorite guest. I mean just wonderful wait. No i'm the co host. That's right well. We you bought to be demoted. That's fine all right. Well we have to introduce our guest. That's henry heartfelt. Henry's a well-known travel industry analyst. He's founder and president of atmosphere research group. Of course henry has an extensive background in marketing planning distribution and strategy and he was head of forrester research is global. Travel research practice. Henry launched atmosphere research in september. Twenty eleven in that firm helps travel. Industry clients understand emerging trends and opportunities. And that's in areas like brand strategy and distribution product development in retailing customer experience loyalty marketing and digital commerce and technologies and. He's got worldwide clients include airlines lodging firms cruise lines car rental agencies. Lot of different folks that are in the travel space. So henry. Welcome back to the airplane geeks podcast. Thank you very much. i'm. I'm very happy we back. It has been quite a while. I i didn't check but it might have been a couple of years. I think but It's really good to have you here because henry of course has really insightful viewpoints or some insights. Let's say into the airlines and the travel industry and particularly in these turbulent times. So we're gonna really benefit by having henry on the show this episode. So why don't we get started right away with some of the aviation news from the past week. Are you guys ready really from the west ready all right from cnn. We see cdc to require all air travelers in the united states to show negative corona virus tests Max is something coming. Out of the the cdc the centers for disease control and prevention. It is and you know there's another aspect to this which is of interest to general aviation pilots. This applies to all aircraft coming into the us even a cessna. One seventy two. You're no longer allowed to transit from other countries canada mexico. The bahamas are probably those commonplaces unless you have this Tested is i recall. It needs to be done three days ahead of time ray. Three days before departure to the united states and air passengers have to get a viral test also provide written documentation of their laboratory. Test result can be paper documentation or electronic copy and that has to be provided to the airline war without that you have to provide documentation that you have recovered from covid. Nineteen now airlines have some requirements here. They must confirm the negative test result for all passengers were documentation of recovery before the passenger boards and if the passenger doesn't have that documentation of a negative test or of recovery then hairline has to refused her deny boarding for that passenger henry. Do you think this is going to be excessively disruptive i is this can operate smoothly. The think of course it's not going to and yes there will be some disruption So the intention of the cdc is certainly a good but with the virus as strong as it is all around the world and with at least now to known mutations of the virus possibly three one in the uk a stronger and potentially more powerful mutation from south africa and now possibly a third mutation that's emerged from brazil We have to be diligent about making sure we take whatever steps we can to reduce the potential for someone bringing the virus back to the country so this however now forces a traveller if it's an american traveling abroad to scramble to get a test And so if you've already and a trip let's say and you're going to be away on the twenty six or after the twenty six when this goes into effect you have to figure out. Where am i going to get. Tested will your hotel have it. If you're staying at airbnb or other lodging or with friends breaking you get this will be covered by your insurance and so on and as you said the test has to be conducted no more than seventy two hours before you board your flight home. So that also means not only. Do you have to get the test. But you have to get the results back or the airline will deny you boarding so there's going to be at least short term disruption and of course for anyone who had planned to come to the us where they're allowed to do so that adds another wrinkle and just to throw yet another wrinkle into this whole thing this afternoon. President trump announced that effective january twenty six. The same day is new. Testing requirements goes into effect. The government would allow Travelers from the uk other european countries and brazil to come into effect but no sooner did that announcement get made by the white house. It was initially broke. The story was broken by reuters. The white house confirmed it and within moments it seems the biden administration said not so fast. We're not going to do that. And they intend to reinstate the restriction on people of from brazil from the uk from europe. Coming to the us for now. So if you can figure all of that out you get a price five days to sneak in here. Sounds like yes and this is applies to air. Travel doesn't apply to other modes of transportation. That's a really good question. So matt's made a really good point dead at applies to generally be ation and executive aviation I'm i believe that it does apply to a land border crossings as well but i'm not sure the buying with people who are coming beyond for example
Runway Rodents, Flipping Snakes, and other Foreign Object Damage!
"Okay we're gonna start off with one crash that is seems to be in the news Quite a bit lately was a tragedy. It was a seven thirty seven not a seven thirty seven. Max thank you very much Journalists take note. Don't mention seven. Thirty seven max in the same article as this crash please. Because this airplane was a seven. Thirty seven dash five to four registration. Papa kilo charleena. Charlie at fluids first flight on the thirteenth may nineteen ninety-four being delivered to continental airlines. And then how do you pronounce this airlines three swaggie. A- that's pretty good. That's about as we gye sweet swiss regime. Oh i think Our translator staff will be able to tell us exactly. that's this'll be the official pronunciation. Go ahead stuff. This is the language that i unfortunately do not speak. No sorry. I cannot help okay. Well we're going to say this indonesian giant. I like i like mine the best. What do you think okay sounds. Good jeff always okay. Liz was gone with. She's voted for me Took over the aircraft. May of twenty twelve Let's see on the only instance that this airframe has had were bird strikes in nineteen ninety. Four two thousand four two thousand five In march of twenty twenty at the start of the pandemic was parked at soraya for storage in november of last year the aircraft was inspected for an extension of its aircraft operating certificate aoc To december twenty twenty one and a few weeks later it passed inspection. As part of the airline's return to service procedures the boeing seven thirty-seven resume service on the nineteenth of december twenty twenty with his first passenger flight on the twenty second. Now you fast forward to january ninth ninth. Yeah january ninth of so. Let me find the actual narrative here a Seven thirty seven five hundred flight. One eighty two from jakarta to pontianak indonesia with fifty six passengers and six crew had been cleared declined to flight level. Two nine zero was climbing through about ten thousand eight hundred feet. Mfl out of jakarta about eleven nautical miles north of jakarta's Soekarno hatta international airport was over jobs. See when radar and radio contact was lost with the aircraft. The aircraft has so far not turned up anywhere else. Okay this is the original reporting. Of course they did find the wreckage debris And body parts were located in waters of about fifteen meters depth near lung kong island no survivors so we have a few updates here. They did find the flight. Data recorder and it has been successfully downloaded and all three hundred and thirty parameters are recorded recorded are in good condition and currently being analyzed. They also found the just recently. I think on the fifteenth found the vr But they are still looking for the memory unit of the assembly so So far not good with the cockpit voice recorder recovery. Unless there's been recent news that i didn't see i did check this this morning though So yeah. I kind of interesting They don't really have any other. Data will of course the flight data recorder data that. We hasn't been released yet. So i would imagine that maybe the investigators have some idea of what happened to the airplane but we don't know anything about it yet except that it crashed system where i i saw a little bit of Flight right on twenty four all made it looked like it was on a relatively straight climb out that it began a unexpected turn and then it sort of compared to spiral downwards on so. Yeah the dwell nba. There is another. There's another one that we're going to talk about a citation Jet citation five over oregon. That did that but this one was flying a heading. That was not The assigned heading. I think they gave him a zero seven five heading but it continued to the northwest. And that's when they first realized that there was something going on with The flight. I may be confusing. The two don't worry amount me. Okay was that i'm sorry i guess. Was that heading zero five. Some they requested or or something that was assigned atc. I think that that was something that was. I think that was assigned by abc. And i don't think it was a part of the departure procedure. I think they gave them that vector. I think i'm remembering that correctly But yeah it It didn't Fly that heading. I guess that was or maybe it was supposed to fly that general heading and they noticed the controllers noticed that they were not that we're continuing To the north west
Podcast: Is Boeing Shortchanging Its Future?
"Last week boeing announced plans to close. Its advanced developmental. Composites facility manufacturing. Rnd center in seattle area. The move raises two questions. One is bowling endanger of shortchanging rnd investments. They'll be critical to the company's future competitiveness. And to is this. Another sign that boeing is slowly pulling its commercial operations out of the seattle area as evidenced by its decision last fall to consolidate assembly of seven eight seven's in south carolina. Joining me to discuss. This is aviation week. Senior editor guy. Norris was covered boeing for decades. And we have a special guest today. Ron epstein managing director for aerospace and defense a- bank of america. Welcome ron. let's start with you. I want to quote from a research. Note that your team put out last week. You wrote quote. The closure of the adc without any discussions is a yellow flag. We remain highly concerned about boeing's commitment to rnd. In general unless the company wants to concede more market share to airbus boeing must continue to innovate and prepare for the next civil aviation upcycle. So tell us a little bit. What's behind that thinking. Yeah so a couple points. Joe one as you know. We've been talking about it. What airplane boeing can to do next and given the the pullback on the enemy aircraft that we were maybe hoping they do A year or so ago it. It's a worrying trend. That given the financial pressure on the company that they're retrenching from a lot of things in particular. Rnd so when you see a facility like the abc get closer get closed which was a high point for innovation a lot of innovation. That went on seventy seven was done there. The innovation on the wings of neutral seven x a lot of that was done there and my understanding is a facility where you could go experiment. You could play. You could do things In in a low risk environment where you didn't have to make a huge investment. I find that as a worrisome trend particularly at a time When the conference under pressure i e you you tend to see when things get tough companies. Think about rnd spending as discretionary I take the counter view. Aren't spending his not discretionary. It's a required thing for for the future. Business in particular aerospace redo have tough competitors an existing tough competitor in europe with airbus and potentially emerging competitors in places like china. Now you need to keep focused on it but the reality is they don't have any cash right now around with deliveries down so much as the max delivery. Start to school back up in their cash. Flow improves won't that Provide them with a little more leeway to increase our andy. Yeah of course it will. But i guess i take issue on. They don't have cash right now. They have a big balance sheet. They have a big defense business. And this is a time where you kinda have swallow hard a little bit. Maybe take on little more debt than you want and and work through it you know. There's there's many other companies that have worked through instances where their balance sheet in macro situations much worse than what comes to mind as if you just go back when Brought one forty five to market. They were recently. Privatized government owned company They had many things going against him. They brought that aircraft market. So i think it's a a willingness to commit to what you do and going forward with it guy norris Plowing thinks this closing the. Rdc center has maybe been a little bit overblown in the press.
636 Boeing Criminal Fine
"Educate inform you explore and expand your passion for aviation and entertaining a little along the way. In the news this episode boeing agrees to pay two point five billion dollars in settlement for criminal charges relating to the seven three seven. Max m caste system. The faa is file. Rules for supersonic aircraft testing. Ryanair's michael o'leary says the government mismanaged travel restrictions. Flight attendant unions are concerned about disruptive air travelers and the faa responds. With a stern warning. We look at the initial reports from the aja air flight. S j one a to crash and not a lighter note. The tsa celebrates agency canines in a twenty twenty one calendar. All that and more coming up right now.
RFT 468: Air Force/Airline Pilot Patty Bear
"Takeoff. Join today by patty bear. Who is a former military pilot. An airline pilot. She just retired recently. Retired from united airlines and see is an author also. She's a very interesting story to tell so patty. It's great having you this today. Thanks for being here is going to be here so tell us about tulsa about how you got your start in aviation so. I had a really strange start. I know a lot of pilots. you know. come by aviation in in many different ways but I never ever expected to be an aviation. I grew up among the plane. People pennsylvania. I was in some group among this On a bucolic farm and a sect of four hundred year old sacked and the women were trained to be silent submissive obedient and We lived a very isolated insular. life couldn't vote. Couldn't serve in the military You couldn't be a pilot Certainly not as a woman and definitely not as a man either it was It was considered worldly. So when i was about eight years old And of course. That was the only life that i knew the only one that i thought i wanted. And hughes me so you didn't have television or anything like that to expose you to the rest of the world now. We were not allowed to television. We didn't have. We weren't allowed to go to the movies. We socialized within our own community Which was all our relatives and of the church and so we were supposed to avoid anything worldly and You know So yeah so. It was a very different world. And that's the one. I expected to grow up in and when i was eight years old. My father got excommunicated and shun from the church and that set off this decade long chain of events of court cases and national publicity and hidden violence and we ended up my mother and Six of us children. We ended up fleeing the farm. But what that did is that Over time and this lasted for quite a long time we lived on the run. And by the time i was in sixth grade. I decided that. I really wanted a very different life than the one that i had been born into and i didn't have any idea how that was going to make that happen I wanna race in eighth grade and got recruited into high school sports and then i decided that i should probably go to college By was going to make a good living and my brother told me by eldest brother told me to take four years of math in four years of science and all the hardest classes i could and i just listened to them and then in tenth grade. He was taking flying lessons. We we all had jobs because we had a. We didn't have any money and we had to Make a living. So i had this job since fifth grade and my brother talked me into taking lessons before i even get my driver's license and I didn't want to i. I wasn't interested in flying lessons. I was like. I don't have any money. Why would i do this and And i got airsick. So i was like. What is this about. But that's how i got into it tenth grade. I started taking lessons. Show tenth grade. You were like fifteen or sixteen years old then. I was sixteen. Yeah so did you. Solar on your sixteenth birthday or any of those things that pilots like to do i solo. D- i actually solo at. I started in the spring of my tenth grade year. And then i sold it in october. Because i can only afford to take about a one less than a month. I think at that time it was thirty. Two dollars an hour wet with instructor believe it or not and yeah so i i remember. He bought me my first lesson and my log book. And i was like okay. I'll just go up in kind of kind of get them off my back like okay. I'll just do this music. He was very persuasive and And then i went up. And i was like well. Okay i'll go to solo. And then once i got to my solo as well. What the heck i guess. I'll go get my my license. And i never intended as a career. I mean at that time there were very few women flying and and i personally for my background just never occurred to me as a as russian. No is your brother a professional pilot. He's not he got his his license He thought about going into military but Twenty twenty vision was required at that time. And he didn't have a twenty twenty. So how did you decide to go through the air force academy so I'm doing all these different things. And i had hoped that i would get scholarships. And that's kind of what i was banking on the pay for college and by the time i get to eleventh grade. I was doing well in cross. I was number one in the team. Had set some course records.
Talkin' with Dave Hirschman - Aviation Podcast
"Website. Says i is the aircraft owner pilots association for those of you that don't know and almost every year apa gives away an airplane. I mean you heard that right. They give away an airplane. You can see it when you go to oshkosh. They put the airplane that they're gonna be giving away next year right out in front of the ten for everybody to see. It's a dream of a lot of people to win. That and i think all you have to do to win it is being a member. So if you're looking for a good reason now you have one. Anyhow dave specializes in tail and aerobatic instruction he is an atp holds instrument and multi engine flight instructor certificates. And he's also someone that's owned a lot of experimental airplanes over the years so i wanted to talk to him about the realities of it doing your own maintenance what the passengers say when they see that experimental tag on it How those aircraft are able to achieve such amazing performance. The aircraft that as giving away this year as an rv ten made by van's aircraft Some of you might have seen the rv and the fight chops build blog. It's really really cool airplane.
Episode 29: Dennis Martin
"Was going a few more minutes. And that's when. I saw my first win bill. And the way i saw the bottom of the windmill because the top was still sticking up through the clouds. It scared the heck out of me. And i immediately turned away from it and i stole lang and down at my tablet and i realized that there was a whole line of windmills. Between me and kinky welcome to another edition of there. I was a podcast where we put you in the cockpit with pilots in interesting situations and we learn how they flew out of them. I'm your host richard mcfadden. Today's guest is dennis martin. Dennis is the director of sales and marketing for instrument helicopters. And he's going to share a story with us today about flying instrument forty. Dennis started flying when he was seventeen. Years old comes from flying family. He's helicopter rated commercial rated i afar rated and he's got over two thousand hours a general aviation flying time dennis. Thanks for joining us on that there. I was podcast. Thank you richard. Happy to be here. Dennis you sharing with us this story you. You had flown to the pa carbondale flying an instrument for eighty really interesting capable helicopter and had a good weekend there but found yourself like many from that flying and trying to figure out a way to get home from that front. That was sitting there and didn't seem to be getting out of the way. Share that story with us. If you don't mind yeah absolutely. It was october two thousand eighteen early october and we had decided to fly down to carbondale illinois for the regional with it is a event. We always wanted to participate in so we the opportunity came up. It's only five flying hours from the stream factory and so i decided to grab a helicopter and go down there. We a brand new four eight. Gb it only had ten hours on it beautiful helicopter. Well-equipped had garmon six fifty in it. A dsp weather traffic all all the good stuff that you'd want in a modern aircraft so the flight don was great beautiful weather cavu a five and i thought wow this is pretty neat and that four eighty is a single pilot with four passengers right correct and a range of roughly five hundred miles or so. Yeah you know we. It's about three hundred and fifty miles typically flight plan about three hundred miles. And then i then i wanna stop for fuel. That gets me about three hours. And that's a good time to get out and stretch my legs. Yeah because you're crews bowed one hundred twenty nights or so about one hundred hundred. It'll it'll go faster but it. It likes one hundred. That's it's happy and your factory is just north of Green bay wisconsin right. Yeah we're about sixty miles. North where we're in menominee michigan in michigan's upper peninsula. Right there you are ahead a nice weekend. Now you gotta do is get home. How hard can it be. Yeah you know like anybody else. You you start your. You're planning a couple of days ahead so you look at the weather trends. You know you look at the franz you look at the prague charts and things like that and there was. It was pretty evident. There was trouble brewing. There was a cold front sitting rate in central illinois. Started in saint louis and it went all the way up through lower michigan and it was just funneling rain and thunderstorms and just generally awful weather rate. Through the middle of the state and south of it was beautiful. It was beautiful in carbondale in north of it was was good well but you just couldn't get through it and you really couldn't get around it not effectively. It would have taken a lot of flying to get around it and all of us. There were were watching it. So we're i'm talking with the other vendors air the other pilots and we're all kind of looking at this same weather as the day wore on. Were all kind of deciding to guys that are going north. Are we going to stay. Are we going to go. And i had done everything right i. I kept my rental car. I kept my hotel room. I didn't want to be pressured into making a bad go decision. I realized that this was not good weather. And i didn't want be pushed into flying into it but as the afternoon wore on it actually started to improve. It looked like the line was going to break up a little bit. And there was going to be some some gaps in the weather. My goal was to get to chicago. My sister lives in chicago. And i figured if i could get there i could overnight in chicago and i could get ahead of that. Weather weather was gonna move north. If you looked at the progress that weather was gonna move north. And if i didn't get ahead of it.
"Cap Over the Wall" UCAP1018
"Okay all right all right. So i have to tell you. This is a you know i. I feel vindicated here. All right this is like a good good ideas are good ideas no matter how much people make fun of them all right. I'm thinking you're not catching the moral in this. Listen numbers don't lie man. Numbers don't lie. Let's open up this thing here. Jeb i thank you for for for for defending me here and for for making my case all right. I wasn't doing that but go ahead. Jeb re tweeted. Come on come on my screen. Why is my com. Internet connection so slow. This morning could not bode badly. All the nsa over having yeah. That's what it is. I'm sure were in washington last week where you know no not no. That's my sternum. Sticking to annoy absolutely was not in washington last week jeb bird's-eye jay has re has Retweeted a a tweet from someone. On e ian pech nick and Who has pointed out is observed. Assuming these numbers are correct that That over the years. Seven two thousand seventeen onward The number of times that magical has has has had the circular runway tweet repeater. It grows every year more and more support every year. More and more people come to realize what a great idea the circular runway. That's not that's not what his data shows. What what do you think this is. Simply the number of times a baked click site has posted the same item on twitter. I think that evidence is a certain all this data shows not taking bait clicking seriously big cooking as a sign of the people. It's the sign. It's it's it. it's a measure of public public. It's a measure of public reaction to something. Most of them don't understand. And i got my terms. Revert should be click today. But i knew what you meant like. I wanted things i love about this. This little bar chart that they've made here. He's a number on the card holding his had. Never the bars grow bigger and bigger and has the grow bars grow bigger and bigger you get to see what the images that's in the bar and it turns out that it's a captain picard holding his head in his forehead in his hand you know presumably his considerable forehead. Yeah so he's all right. You don't think that this is a sign that i don't think this is. I see this is just dad on on occurrences it's it doesn't lind any credibility to the validity of the occurrence. But but but. I think i think you're making a very arbitrary disconnection here all right. You know the fact that it appears so often could be a sign that there are people who get it who say yeah absolutely or it could be a sign that an assistant web meister had didn't have anything else to put up that particular our and re ran the old round. Runway thing for the click bait site. Laurie oh lord knows. I've done that on this podcast many times. So pardon my ignorance but whiskey. Tango foxtrot mashal. Is it click bait site. It's it's yeah it's a it's a it's a i don't know how to characterize it but it's a site that has all kinds of all sorts at news story aggregations sight read it. It should did jeb sake. Click bait site. Yes that's that's that's. that's jeb. Being disrespectful jab disrespectful. And that's me saying i ain't clicking there. Yeah yeah yeah. It's just this one weird trick that will get you seen and notified an unknown and and maybe more dates. Yeah yeah may well in okay all right well. Then we're after leave circular runway on the table. It's just one undecided as to listen. Let me do a little bit of quick math. Here z thirty eight to forty. Sixty-nine nine seventy seventy three times in five years. Yeah that's not exactly what. I'd call trend but last year last year. Perhaps in response to uncontrolled airspace discussion of this particular topic last year. They ran this piece more than once every ten days. We're we're we're we're trendsetters a email up so we gonna stick with that or you're gonna move on. I'm gonna move on. I'm absolutely definitely. Yeah so we hit. We took such a long break where we didn't record that i've lost track on some things here all right. And so some of my. I cannot find any record that we talked about this email. I want to be good email and it deserved mention. The problem is that this morning when i was preparing for this episode. I kept staring in email going. Didn't we talk about this. Thought we talked about this. But i went digging back through the old show notes and i could not find any who haven't seen these images fan. Okay that's a good sign. Then all right. Maybe i i read it so many times in the interim that i thought we had so email from listener. Sean m sure you weren't in washington. Yeah i've just been shaken and stirred the whole. Yes email from shauna. This is actually from mid november and but a following up on conversation we had so this goes back what was the. What was the This was the what did the start. This was the video we watched about the runway incursion of i think it was like a one seventy two that tax around seventy two in front of another. I don't know once you're another smaller aircraft. That then did a did a go around at the last second all right and and it was from an airport named and then we another email. Perhaps from sean or from someone else telling us that. That was report named more been in in australia. And i was unsure anyways reading. Shawn's email. Sean says jack you're podcasts. For long i'm paraphrase a little bit. Here just listen to your last podcast to thought it'd be able to make some corrections on how to say the airport name. It is said like this but then the problem is. I can't not sure if i'm interpreting his his description more been more and more of them more than he and not exactly sure where the emphasis on the sobel's would be but more than okay. He describes it as one of the busiest airports in australia. He was four g and training He also points altruistic. Tim tam's The chocolate bars chocolate candies. Cookies biscuits whatever you wanna call. Them are very good for sucking up coffee. He says which. I can believe that i've heard they elsewhere. And he offers to to mail me some if i provide him with an address and i may do that. We'll see how that goes. And then what's what else here. Let's see now. Oh yeah and then. He weighs in on the whole australia versus new zealand. Tim tam thing. I'm gonna i bahri blown my credibility on the circular runway thing this morning so i'm not gonna dive into that. But he talks about having just flown jabourou j two hundred halfway around australia and we certainly have heard from a sean in the past airplane. I know we talked about this airplane.
RFT 466: Airline Pilot/Well Provider Dave Reierson
"In addition to being an airline pilot has a very interesting project. He's been working on for for a dozen years now and anxious for him to tell us about that. So dave welcome aboard. Thank you so much appreciate. You're welcome so tell us how you got your start in aviation. It was a little extent. I grew up. Actually my dad worked for an airline north central airlines up in minnesota and He was He wasn't a pilot he worked in Purchase it and so. I kind of grew up flying standby and i was the youngest nine. And so as long as you weren't in jail you could do you want so. I pretty much explored flying. Standby all all over the world And then in college. I went into the army reserves. Help pay for college. And then i decided you know maybe i was a infantry and decided maybe i'd come an officer and i was in a university minnesota duluth and fortunately the only had an air force. Rotc program because otherwise. I like would be very different probably so i went in and asked about switching and they and and i took the test and all that get pretty well and so ended up getting Getting a slot in with the air force there and then went there little summer program. And of course i you know i was pleasantly surprised that you could sit down and eat as compared to go into army boot camp so good so did pretty well there so they ended up offering your pilot scholarship however i get airsick really easily so for the next two years i turned down the pilot scholarship and said i don't want to be a pilot And so i would actually hit graduated from college in computer engineering and it was after graduation. Tonight i transfer down to the university of minnesota in minneapolis and the commodore out. There was was an all day ten driver and it was just kind of an aligning of the stars. I just seen I just seen top gun though. That was fresh in my mind and i went in there and and my since i just graduated from college. My flight benefits ran out. So i couldn't fly standby anymore. And then i went in and he said listen. The air force does about fly. He goes so stuck it up and go be a pilot. And so i said okay. I guess i'll be a pilot. So i took a little different path. That a lot of people. I kind of went dragging to get into this. So were you go to training. I went down. Willie he he said well. Okay so now. Where do you want to go. And i said. I guess everyone talked about willy's good spot so So he called the air force and and they all right you. Don't you're going in six months we hadn't found to arizona so i graduated there You know throughout the whole. I after training g. Thirty seven kills me So everyday i spin out of mary go round and try to make it through and i. Finally you know finally pretty well overcame when i got to thirty eight. It wasn't so bad. That was straight line right. Rudder hunt and thirty seven just about gilpin wow i. I've heard a similar story about bob for learning to fly that he was airsick at first. Allot i. That's really amazing that you stuck with it though because a lot of people if they got airsick time after time after time would have just said. This isn't for me. Yeah there's something. I'm a little stopper. So so what did you get after pilot training so then i knew when i once i decided to go in there that i knew i wanted to eventually get to the airlines So i you know. I wonder why heavies pretty much alongside getting up. The funny part was i asked for casey one. Thirty five grand forks north dakota which nobody would want and then of course i didn't get so. That's therefore moria And so. But i don't get into casey. What thirty five to grissom. Rt's receiver tankers over grissom which ended up being a great mission. And i loved it. It was it was a great fit for me. So i'm just curious who in the world asks to go to north dakota flying tankers i mean how. How could they have not accepted you. I'm sure they took some kid from florida crying all the way. I'm pretty sure it does. So how long were you on active duty. So i did six years. Active duty grissom air force. Base was shutting down active duty and so
174 CAP Interview Delivering Vaccine, Military Training Routes, Thunderstorms + GA News
"Extra truscott for our pilots topping. Today we'll talk about an mit study. That shows how pilots behave around thunderstorms in later. We'll talk with. Seth lake about something all pilots need to know about. And that's military training routes are mtr's and i bet you'll learn something new about them and finally we'll talk with two newsmakers who piloted the second a flight to deliver co vaccine lest we can episode one seventy three. We talked about iof our departure procedures and odp's well so interviewed about remotely piloted aircraft. That are flying at reliable robotics and rob mark joins us to talk about the importance of stroke cockpit particularly when you're taking off and landing so if you didn't hear that episode you may want to check it out and i want to call your attention to the share button and the aperture currently using to listen to us for example if you're using the apple podcast app if you tap on the three dots at the bottom of your screen. The share button is at the top of the list. That comes up. I'd like to ask you to use that button today. And share aviation newstalk with a who you think might enjoy it so please support the show by sharing with a friend. This week in the news there will be many flying restrictions around washington dc this week us aircraft sales spiked upward at the end of last year in pilots. Pac twelve pilot is in big trouble in britain. This and more and the news starts now. Forum dot com report calls for multi pathway approach to mitigating aging a new report published by the national academies of science engineering and medicine transportation research board says. Multiple mitigation strategies are necessary to reduce lead emissions from piston aircraft. The study options for reducing lead emissions from piston engine aircraft was conducted by a committee in response to congressional request. Laid out in the a reauthorization act of two thousand eighteen. The committee stated goals were to assess existing non leaded fuel alternatives aviation gasoline ambient lead concentrations at around g. airports in mitigation measures to reduce those ambient lead concentrations noting that lead exposure can result in an array of negative health effects in humans. The committee's recommendations for near term mitigation efforts included having the faa establish a partnership with the organizations to create an ongoing education training and awareness campaign on abc s lead exposure. In addition it asked the agency to update its guidance on run-up area placement and called for an exploration of policy options for motivating the production and supply of one hundred v. l. or very low lead and encouraging greater use of available unleaded gas options by the portion of the piston engine. Fleet that can safely use it. The committee also recommended that work continue on finding a universal unleaded replacement. Fuel for one hundred lead the pistons aviation fuels initiative or puffy or an alternative evaluation process but acknowledged that a universal replacement of fuel could prove difficult to develop without. Let it abc gas. Tens of thousands of piston engine aircraft used for a wide variety of beneficial purposes could not be flown safely. The committee said in its report.
SMAC264 You Can Have a Successful Flight Instructing Business
"They're putting it about ten of those out there. So there are supplies that are limited but they keep giving us more because they're just a wonderful people at plain english and they want to see the aviation community really move forward again plain. English sim dot com. Use a coupon code planning. Listen when you go. Look at the scholarships easy way to find it to on stuck my kavkaz. Dot com click on scholarships they're now entering cruise flight. Like i said in the beginning. This topic actually was a great idea and it was one of our co host here that came up with it and i'm going to let him kind of lead off the reason why we're talking today so so rest. This was really awesome. That you thought of this topic's tell us a little bit as to why we're having this discussion today and why you felt this is important. Especially at this time carl. i've been out of the airport a whole lot more of the last several months than than ever wasn't a past actually kinda started a new business with Doing focusing on multi-engine training and as the result. I'm just out of the airport. A ton and neo hanging out at the f. b. o. And such between students or whatever just chatting with with the the. Cfi's earth flight school in some of the students that are working on different ratings. And that kind of stuff. And i thought it would be really good opportunity to kind of cover. Some of the things. I've discussed with them and some of the things that that the the four of us of have learned throughout our time as flight instructors and just helping folks that are looking to become flight instructors or maybe already our flight instructor one expand their business or get new opportunities and that kind of thing and just just share some of the things we've learned and hopefully help some people out and i think also another thing we should discuss before we get started as why become a cfi and that's something that we all internally look at is should i become cfi time full time. It said. we're gonna talk a little bit more about that. But i think it's really important to impart knowledge. And if you're somebody that really is is just yearning to teach people. I think you should consider becoming a cfi whether it's full time or part time And russ remind me again is now as a cf. I was that something you did so that you could Work part time. If i were you planning on doing it fulltime. It wasn't really either. Actually i made for me. I've always been a little bit of The would you call it a ratings collector or something like that. I just like learning new things. And eventually i kinda ran out of reasonable ones to do. So so you know. Flight instructor was the obvious next. Step and once. I got done without training in about a week later the the school that i had trained at said. Hey you wanna come and help us out some point a part time basis only gas. There has got real part time. Because i do a fulltime job. You know and they said that's fine. We understand but you know. I really didn't expect do more than just a little bit here. And there kind of thing. But it's really. I mean it's just blossomed just amazingly in in the last. It's been eight years now. And i've been an aircraft. I never thought i would ever have seen inside of you know so. It's just been amazing in its is turned into it. Still is a part time job man. It's it's actually been you know pretty lucrative. We hear a lot of times about how you know flight. Instructors can't possibly make any money. Well that's sometimes true.
AvTalk Episode 102: The crash of Sriwijaya Air flight 182
"On our first new episode of twenty one. We discuss what we know so far about the crash of sri giant one eight two we also look back at the final numbers for twenty twenty. Hello and welcome to episode one hundred and two of talk. I am ian pech nick. Here as always with jason benowitz. Hello ian welcome to episode one hundred and two version two point. Oh version two point. It's a hundred percent better than version. One point oh now much less. Click track yes. We had a bit of an issue with our first attempt at our first recording of the year. Twenty twenty one. My export had some issues which we will promptly sack. Whoever is in charge of that. Being me i guess. Give another shot at the first episode of twenty twenty one there you go but the bright side for us. We talk about the norwegian news. So we'll lower we'll get we'll get to that a little bit later in in the show that will come in the bad news. Section of yes we which is freely be most of the episode. But there's that how was your your month away from the podcast fine. I haven't left my apartment in about two weeks more than two weeks. I think played a lot of video games sat on the couch. A bunch at didn't get sick so that's good that's good. That's those are all good things. I santa. Visit the family for you dick. Yes he he stopped by we tracking him. That was a lot of fun this year. So thanks to everyone who followed along with santa on the side or or in the app. I know We had some people in and say that they enjoyed that and it was a lot of fun and i had my kids doing it. We enjoyed that in. Santa was good to everybody and we have built. Oh so many legos. Oh so many legos. So and i haven't stepped on any yet so i'm counting it as a win soon happen soon. I jason. i sent you the picture of this and perhaps we can put it in the show notes because why not it's impressive. I built a yak. Forty one does does so. Yeah so the all things all all things good in. Everyone's doing well here. And i'm glad to to hear that that you are doing well and so we're starting the new year off with our health and hopefully keeping an and building on that as the year goes by unfortunately for the aviation industry we start twenty twenty one much the same way that we started twenty twenty and that is with a crash. Different circumstances where we're one year one year in a week really out from the downing of ukraine international airlines flight. Seven five two in tehran. That was shot down by missiles. There we don't have any real updates on the investigation there. We've talked about that. Before and ask those. Come out will will bring that back up in the podcast. But this year we begin the year with the class. The the crash of air flight one eight two at which crashed shortly after takeoff from jakarta. We don't know a lot but here's what we do know four minutes after takeoff from jakarta the the aircraft crashed after reaching a maximum altitude of ten thousand nine hundred feet and from ten thousand nine hundred feet. It descended down into the water in in roughly twenty six seconds so whatever happened happened very quickly. Yeah this aircraft. It was just not good. The had actually been grounded because of covid restrictions and minimization of a fights for quite a number of months it was grounded way back in march twenty twenty and i don't believe its first test flight was was until december eighteenth and then it had been operating daily since then up until the fatal accident. It was a seven three seven five hundred. So it's not a max that has nothing to do with 'em or anything like that. It's not even an gee. I it's seventy five hundred so it predates its to classic. It's two generations behind the max. I would say it's a reliable aircraft. It is not known at this point in time to have any fatal flaws it certainly had issues back in the day when it was a new aircraft but those since been resolved whatever happened to the aircraft had happened suddenly it happened violently and we just. We don't know the descent into the ocean. As ian said or into the sea was was dramatically fast in less than thirty seconds between the time that the started the impact into the sea which is just absolutely frightening so since the accident had occurred we have seen the flight data recorder recovered indonesia Posted a video of the recovery efforts of the data on that device a hopefully. They're able to eliminate readout rather quickly and the search for the flight. The cockpit voice recorder is ongoing. They think they have that located and they just need to scoop up. Hopefully that will provide us some more insight into what happened. We also have some information that the flight crew possibly deviated from the the route turned to the west. Instead of the eastbound track expected Air traffic controllers tried twice to question the crew as to what was going on but the crew did not respond probably because they were busy trying to recover the aircraft. And that's about all we know right now. One of the things that has has made kind of analysis to this fight. A preliminary analysis of this from our data at least possible is that while the aircraft was
RFT 465: Inflight Passenger Safety
"You'll see how you can stay safe travel during covid so i'm not going to cover covid stuff instead. What i want to talk about is just how to stay safe when you're traveling because it could turn out that cova dover and it's been a long time since you've traveled and maybe you could use a refresher in. What are some proper intelligent things to do when you're flying as a passenger so one of the first things you should do as a passenger is pay attention to that safety briefing. You've heard me say this before There's a safety information card in the seat pocket in front of you and that safety information card has a lot of really important information. I can tell you that. In in forty years of being an airline pilot. I have always taken that safety information card out and read it carefully and very often said surprisingly very often. I've learned something new and it could be that the equipment has changed a bit. Procedures have changed. Could be that. It's been a long time to flown. And you're not aware that there's this Path lighting in the floor Tau guide you to for example so all of that is in the safety information card. And you'll find that you may be flying A similar airplane all the time but it might be different enough that the emergency exits operate differently for example on early seven thirty sevens the over wing. Exits are plug type. Exit's where you remove the you remove the hatch and stow it inside the aircraft to get out onto the wing and in the modern seven. Thirty sevens eight hundred nine hundred there hinged at the top and say just pressing handle and the door opens up outward so things like got. It's really a really good idea to pay attention to the safety information briefing and i recommend that you take the safety information card out and of course you've disinfected it before you. You know when you got your seat. Like i talk about an episode for thirteen. Take the safety information card out and look at it during the briefing. And what you will do is you will encourage the people sitting near you to do the same thing. They'll feel less sheepish. And embarrassed if they see you doing it. And like i said It can have some residual benefits of Getting treated really by the flight. Attendants you're probably the only person in the airplane paying attention to the briefing so pay attention to the briefing and when the briefing is talking about exit signs and exits around and find the exit. Nearest your seat. So what i do when i get on the airplane is i'm looking at you. Know the signs above the seat and rose that tell you what seton what seat number You should be looking for I count the number of rows between the over wing exit and my senior between the front door the front exit and my seat or between the aft exit and my seat. I want to count the number of rows because it could be that. I need to get out of that airplane in a rush at night or in a smoke filled cabin where it's hard to see signs because remember. Those exit signs are up in the ceiling by the doors and smoke rises. You might not see the exit sign so if you count the number of rows between the closest exit and your seat you're really miles ahead of every other passenger in terms of saving your own life. So you're going to obviously disinfect. Seat belt buckle Before you use it Keep your seatbelt on all the time. Unless you need to get up and go to the lavatory. Keep your seatbelt on. And i know it sounds ridiculous that they have to tell you how to operate a seat belt on an airplane but when you think about it. It's different from the seat belt your car. The seat belt in your car. You simply press a button and the seat belt releases and the seat belt on an airplane you have lift the lift the buckle so it is different and you need to know how to do that because typically in an emergency we revert back to old habits and speaking of seatbelts. You should keep your seat belt on but if you get up to use the overhead bin like you put a bag in the overhead bin and you'll want to get it so you take your seat belt off and you take something out of the overhead bin. Get back in your seat and put your seatbelt on and be really careful when you open that overhead bin because it's very possible that objects could move around been tossed around by some slight turbulence or even by taxing and things could fall down and hit somebody in the head and that's happened. It happened to a friend of mine where he sustained a fairly serious neck injury when someone had a very heavy bag in the overhead compartment and he opened the overhead passenger compartment. The overhead door and the bag fell down. Hit him the innocent person in the aisle seat on the head. So be careful whenever you're opening the overhead compartment. Now if you listened to ready for take-off episode four
Interview With Fighter Pilot Rochelle Kimbrell
"I'm joined today by rochelle kimbrell. She was the first african american female fighter pilot in the united states. air force. well that's really cool rachelle. Thank you for being with us today. Absolutely thanks for having me your welcome so now tell us tell us how you cut your start in aviation started aviation. I took my first lesson when i was fourteen years old. I was just very fascinated on by flight. Invite space when i was in kindergarten. I wanted to be an astronaut. And i wrote a way to nasa. Find out what it takes to be an astronaut the on my double lines crayon paper and they sent me back a huge pack. That stayed in my room for most of my most of my life. the just kind of walked us through how you become an astronaut about fourth grade. I realized as i was still learning about it. Because i was fascinated that All astronauts don't get to go to space and that was a little bit Concerning to me. Because i wanted to do something where i would actually get to do it every day so i kind of lucked into the next best thing would be flying jets so reverse engineered my life to figure out how i could do that. So i got my first lesson at fourteen and And had my license. By the time. I was seventeen and just absolutely fell in love with the idea at first but then the actual acts of. Why did you pursue getting and all that before you went to the economy. I did not so being a little bit funds limited. You know. I did what i could so it took me a while to get through the steps. We kind of took lessons when there was money to take lessons. joined the civil air patrol with intentions of Being part of the flying program there that they efforts but ended up kind of falling into the cadet activity side and doing a lot more fit activities than actually fine. And then pursuing my pilot's license on on land. And i assume you seen gliders at dakota me also i did a little bit I didn't do the whole program. I did basically what we were required to do. And then i was focusing a little bit more on the hill. And what What was your major. I ended up with a general engineering. Major okay. I started with but that's where i ended up. Well you started out with. What astro engineering mechanic. Oh okay so now. Did you go right to the training or did you have to do something else before they had a slot for you right. The pilot training Basically right after sixty days of leave in august of ninety eight. I started pilot training and you went to laughlin right i did. I went to doria by the see. So how did you do in pilot training. you know. that's a funny question. Most people know their rankings and how they came out. I'm not really sure was never told. I don't know obviously i did well up to get next to keep right but for some reason you know now as i'm older people number two number why i have no idea really so now. This timeframe was nike and ninety eight time frame. So there are a lot of women in piloting. At that time i went. Say a lot but we have larger class of women but they all went t- ones and my helicopters And i can't even tell you. I'd have to look at the picture but i think that there were six or seven of us and our thoughts and you selected the efficiency of sixteen. And where did you go to to rt for sixteen force based on. Okay and what was your first assignment i went to miss. Our japan gets chilly in the winter. There was awesome. Great snow greek snowboarding in place to station