APG 139 – Ebola and the Airlines: Are Crews Safe?


Posted on October 17th, by Capt. Jeff in Podcast. No Comments

APG 139 – Ebola and the Airlines: Are Crews Safe?
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Is the Ebola virus outbreak under control? How will the airlines deal with this? A second healthcare worker has been diagnosed with the deadly virus, and she travelled on a Frontier flight over the weekend. Passengers and crew are being monitored.

The largest American flight attendants union says it wants airline passengers to return to stowing phones and other electronics during takeoffs and landings, but the group’s arguments didn’t seem to fly Friday in court. I’m afraid this is too late. Water under the bridge. Until we have an airplane crash directly connected to electronic device use, this won’t happen.

The reincarnation of PEOPLExpress announced that their cessation of service will continue indefinitely, at least until they can get FAA approval to continue operations as a Part 380 carrier.

Atlanta APG Meet-UP!
If you live in the Atlanta area, why don’t you join us at the 57th Fighter Squadron Restaurant this Saturday, October 18 at 1530? The restaurant is located at the Dekalb Peachtree Airport (KPDK). Contact Ray Williams to learn more: rayapgmeet@gmail.com
57th Fighter Group Restaurant

FEEDBACK
Brian – Interesting sites from the air
Rob – Logo Lights on Checklist?
Pasadena Brian – A blast from the past: LAX – Los Angeles International Airport Promo Film – 1970
Janel – Wing/vertical stabilizer collision
Kenneth Cabot – Termination of Contract for MD88/90 Cockpit Upgrade
Tim Van Raam – Columbine II The First Air Force One YouTube Video Wikipedia
Mike – Feedback on pronunciation… 🙂
Chris Draper – LifeFlight?
Koppa – Airplane the Card Game
Dari Tash – Dreamliner Experience
RyanAirTornadoMD-88HarvestMoon
Brent – Load Shedding
Shoutout to Randy Rymer
David Eastlack – Meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Omaha/Valley, Nebraska(OAX)
David Eastlack – Cannot airlines scheduled flights through the ITCZ (inter tropical convergence zone) when thunderstorm maturity would be least likely?
Josh in Tulsa – Average Daily Guarantee
Luke Harris – Captain Jeff’s backyard?
Brian in Kansas City – Radio Communications
Etienne from Madrid – Jumpseat Experience with Cathay Pacific
Luke – Qantas 767 retirement
Julia G and Rodney – Hawk takes out drone
Nick – Meet up in Miami apgmiamimeetup@hotmail.com
Mark Librowski – Fearful Flyer Advice
Jon Spielberger – MD-88 AUDIO feedback!
Jorge – Readback requirements, Flight simulation FMC procedures; Ken – ATC procedures in regard to issuing taxi instructions after landing
Grant McHerron – Hello from a hot air balloon 🙂
Plane Crazy Down Under, Australia’s aviation show
Nate from Brooklyn – Comedian Bill Burr’s “take” on AF447 Vanity Fair Article
Sea Capt Bob – Seat Rows in 88, Paper Scroll?
Jim Silverberg Solblad – JATO take-offs and catapults!
Jim’s Website
Tyler Herrick – His Take on JetBlue Video; Christopher Sims – Observations re Jetblue Video, and evacuation

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