APG 099 – Hero
I started this in Flint, MI, and ended it in Memphis, TN. Lots of crazy weather out there the past several days. From freezing rain and long deicing delays in Philadelphia, to severe thunderstorms and turbulence in Atlanta.
I chose to name this episode “hero” in honor of a World War II fighter pilot named Bill Overstreet, who just recently passed away. You should check out this NPR interview. Bill was the pilot who pursued a German fighter through the base of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. He was 92.
Always a challenging approach into Aspen, CO, but strong tailwinds made it even more so last week, when a Challenger 601 business jet crashed while trying to land. One of the three occupants died.
A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 767-300 had trouble lowering the right main gear on approach to Madinah last week, resulting in a partial gear landing.
Sadly, the LAM E190 that crashed in Africa in late November was confirmed to be a suicide/homicide by Namibia’s Investigator in Charge. 28 passengers and 6 crew perished.
Lots of feedback in this episode, including contaminated air, packages, my favorite hotels and hotel chains (which I actually forgot to answer!), the Federal Interstate System, and much more.
2014 Outlook for Aviation
1 dead, 2 hurt in fiery Aspen plane crash described as ‘ball of fire coming down the runway’
A320 Pilot Claims UFO Almost Hit His Plane Near Berkshire
Human body parts ‘fall from sky’ in Saudi
Saudia B763 at Madinah on Jan 5th 2014, right main gear up landing
Air India A320 at Jaipur on Jan 5th 2014, runway excursion on emergency landing
Crash: LAM E190 over Botswana/Namibia on Nov 29th 2013, captain intentionally crashed aircraft
Balleka in Hong Kong
Flights of fancy: Inside the intense world of virtual pilots
The future of aviation: Airline leaders’ predictions
ADVANCED ICAO LEVEL 4 AVIATION ENGLISH AIRLINE COMMUNICATION & ATC COMMUNICATIONS
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