APG 096 – Why Does the Captain Sit in the Left Seat?


Posted on December 12th, by Capt. Jeff in Podcast. No Comments

APG 096 – Why Does the Captain Sit in the Left Seat?
Play

Well, looks like history. The American Airlines/US Airways merger is a done deal. World’s largest airline!

A Louisiana man was locked on a plane overnight at Houston’s Intercontinental Airport… apparently folks didn’t want to disturb his slumber! (Not to mention the fact that the pilots and Flight attendants probably had commuter flights to catch).

The NTSB Investigative Hearing on the crash of Asiana Flight 214 kicked off this week. Originally scheduled for two days, was condensed to one due to inclement winter weather in the D.C. area. Lots of nuggets from this one, which I’ll elaborate on in the next episode.

Sad news for DC-10 lovers. The last scheduled passenger flight happened a few days ago.

Here’s a shocker: Looks like the captain on the ill-fated B-737 that crashed in Kazan didn’t have a real license.

The new FAA flight time requirements for Part 121 operators seems to be affecting flights to smaller markets. In Devils Lake, North Dakota, for example, Great Lakes Airlines canceled 35 of its 90 regularly scheduled flights in November. Many of its First Officers are technically grounded until they get the required flight time. This is just the tip of the iceberg, I’ll bet!

Why does the captain sit in the left seat? Our feedback this episode includes questions about ground taxiing, landings, flow control and ground delay programs, seniority, PC simming, and much more. Pour yourself a cold one, and sit yourself down for another show.

Finally, do you like the show? since I’m on Stitcher Radio, head over here and nominate the Airline Pilot Guy show! Thanks! Now, sit back, relax, and pour yourself a cold one, and sit yourself down for another show.

LINKS
10 Shocking Secrets of Flight Attendants
Not your typical rush-hour on I-295: ‘Oh, wow, it’s a plane’
FroogleSim
First mid-air collision of airliners
Emirates B-777 Landing Attempt in High Crosswinds
Steve Olensky’s magazine article “Why I always fly IFR”
AMAZING Skydivers Land Safely After Plane Crash
Final boarding: DC-10’s last passenger flight
This is Why We Fly

VIDEO




Give me your review in iTunes!

I’m “airlinepilotguy” on Facebook, and “airlinepilotguy” on Twitter.

feedback@airlinepilotguy.com
(304) 99-PILOT
(304) 997-4568

airlinepilotguy.com

ATC audio from http://LiveATC.net
Intro/Outro music by Tim Brown, BrownHouseMedia, iStockphoto.com
Copyright © AirlinePilotGuy 2013, All Rights Reserved





Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This blog is kept spam free by WP-SpamFree.



Podcasts

APG 272 – Wings Over Pittsburgh APG 2017 Extravaganza Live!

Photo Credit: Dr. Stephanie Plummer

Give me your review in iTunes!

I’m “airlinepilotguy” on Facebook, and “airlinepilotguy” on...

APG 271 – Pilots and Depression

NEWS

Passengers Brawl After Spirit Airlines Cancels Flights Incident: Skywest CRJ2 at Chicago on May 1st 2017,...
APG 270 – Goin’ Old School

Wings Over Pittsburgh

Follow the Crew on Twitter: @apgcrew, Swarm App: Captain Jeff APG Meet-up/Live Recording with fellow...
APG 269 – Zip it, Chatty Cathy

Uncontrolled Airspace – The General Aviation Podcast Wings Over Pittsburgh

T-shirts: Contact me if you’re attending the airshow...
APG 268 – Do the Shimmy-Shimmy

NEWS

Air Canada sues Airbus for negligence in 2015 Halifax crash Southwest Airlines pilot arrested with a...
APG 267 – Boarding Denied!

APG/Flying and Life Fly-Ins – Contact Mike APG Home Airports Eclipse 2017 Map

NEWS

United ‘clarifies’ that Flight 3411 was...
APG 266 – Shisa Kanko: What’s Your Point?

NEWS

CNN: New terrorist laptop bombs may evade airport security, intel sources say American B738 at Albuquerque...