APG 289 – Diversion Airfields and CRM

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16th September

NEWS

British father and son who ‘dazzled pilots with lasers’ in Spain facing £540k fine
May pleads with Trump to help save British jobs
Pilot, 80, walks away after crashing plane into tree in CT

FEEDBACK

Jan – Later in Life Career Change
George – Jewish Humor for Dana
Anthony – Video
Christian – Broken Jetway and MD-90 Air Stairs
Ben – Kiwi Kwestions
Paul – How We Ruined Airline Jobs
Walt – CRM
Plane Tales – The Plane People
Silviu – Diversion to Alternate

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APG 288 – Birthdays and Man Boobs

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11th September

Bella Terra Publishing

NEWS

Unruly Hawaiian Airlines passenger must pay $98k after plane returned
Rogue Baggage Handler Aborted Airliner Landing
United off the hook for the passenger dragging incident
130 pilots, 430 crew members of Air India likely to be grounded
Belgian Army Pilot Falls From Helicopter During Airshow

FEEDBACK

Dave – Be a Regional Pilot and Keep my Current Job?
Mike – Cockpit Visits?
James – I’m Back!
G-Man – Old Planes
Michael, Al – Stupid Article Re. Mad Dogs
Georg – Acme Jets Under Water – FAKE NEWS
Iowa Matt – Very Disappointed in You
Jake – Pan Am Pilots
Thomas – Flashing Seatbelt Sign
Rob – Sucking up for Free Upgrades
Plane Tales – The Hunger Winter
Mike – FOs
Dave – Irma and the Airplanes
Pilot Armando – Reno Championship Air Races 13-17 September

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APG 287 – You’ll Pop and Die

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3rd September

SFO MEET-UP

NEWS

Pilot freaks out passengers with ‘horrific’ tornado warning
Houston airports closed; major impact on United, Southwest operations
In post-9/11 first in US, Pittsburgh Airport to give non-passengers airside access
Jazeera A320 at Kuwait on Aug 27th 2017, collision with cable of military captive balloon
Qatar B788 near Hyderabad on Aug 25th 2017, first officer incapacitated
Lufthansa A343 at Philadelphia on Aug 15th 2017, engine shut down without command during roll out
VietJet promises all flight attendants to Jakarta will be fully clothed

FEEDBACK

Landon – Taxi Questions [55:12]
Pip – Meters in Russia [1:12:09]
Norbert – Runway Runs [1:14:26]
Cole – Confidence [1:17:38]
Valandis – Stress and Anxiety [1:24:44]
Plane Tails – But Sir, Harriers Don’t Actually Hover [1:34:20]
Paul – Units, Standardization, New Year’s Eve PA, BBC Eye of the Storm [1:57:04]
Dave – 2017 Newark NJ Airline Show [2:05:38]
Dave – More Airline Memorabilia Shows
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APG 286 – Eating the Sun

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25th August

NEWS

Delta Jets Clip 2 Planes, Truck in 24 Hours at JFK Airport
American Airlines passenger tries to open cabin door during descent
Here’s What The Solar Eclipse Looked Like From Delta’s Flight Of A Lifetime

FEEDBACK

Max – Pre-Solo Exam [54:09]
Steve – No APG Syndrome Here! [1:00:32]
Jonathan – Questions about KTPA and Cigar City Brewery [1:08:50]
Mainiac Mark – Layover Accomodations? [1:23:10]
Fabian – Bose A20, Radio Freqs, Comm/ME/Inst Checkride, Berlin MU [1:37:43]
Iowa Matt – Kenmore Air Flight [2:00:43]

Len – Greetings From Vietnam [2:04:20]

Capt Ian – Q for Nick, Curmudgeonly Gripes [2:06:38]
Plane Tales – Eating the sun [2:23:33
Charles – End of an Era [2:42:32]
Mike – AirVenture 2017 YouTube Video [2:43:43]
Stefan – First Solo [2:44:18]
Willem – Meetup in Washington DC in weekend of 1-2-3 September? [2:47:46]
CA Jeff – Another Stowaway Survives [2:49:38]
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APG 285.5 – Eclipse Special

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25th August

FEEDBACK

Larry – Going Green – Again!
Adam – ELT
Bret – Strange ‘military’ plane circling US cities
Marianna – NE Patriots buy 2 B767s
Jules – Russian Style Pilots Moving WEST
Robert – Seattle Flight Museum at Boeing Field
Zack – Brian shul and the LA Speed story
Tony – Calculating V1 on Touch and Goes?

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APG 285 – This… is… Jeffardy!

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18th August

NEWS

Pilotless Commercial Aircraft? Follow the Money
Air Canada, FAA hindered investigation of SFO near-miss
SNPL blames EasyJet for risking passenger safety

FEEDBACK

Richard – R101, Airlander, Bruce Dickinson [1:33:56]
Justin – I Heard You, Dana [1:37:53]
Tom – Tornadoes and Engine Acceleration [1:41:21]
Plane Tales – No Distant Lands [1:51:53]
Sean – AC toilet diversion – “Crapper’s Law?” [2:14:33]
Paul – St. Alban’s Cross [2:19:23]
Mark – APG Syndrome Symptom [2:23:13]
Bret – Bummer I missed the gang at OSH 17 [2:23:52]
Larry – Article on Go Arounds [2:25:24]
Trevor – Instrument Currency [2:26:45]
Andrea – Reynolds Number? [2:35:33]

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APG 284 – Flying on Ecstasy

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11th August

NEWS

Easyjet pilot convicted for flying under the influence of ‘Ecstasy’
‘Severe turbulence’ on American Airlines flight leaves 10 injured – Fox News
UPDATE: Eastern Air Lines B737 at New York on Oct 27th 2016, overran runway on landing long

FEEDBACK

Bill – Another set of graves
Liz – Contaminated Air?
Che – Cheaper Flight Training
Larry – An excellent example of CRM
Ryan – College?
Walt – APG 275 and General Aviation
Robert – The secret system that prevents pilots who hate each other from sharing a cockpit
Sean – Just how young is that pilot?
Nick – First UK Woman “BOEING” 747 Pilot Retires
Stuart – Air passengers call 911 after delayed flights in Canada
Radio Roger – Stressful Situations
Flyingkiwi – Feed Back And Question For Dr Steph
Jan – SFO Meetup and Advice

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APG 283 – Searching for an APG Syndrome Cure

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5th August

NEWS

EAA AirVenture 2017 Breaks Records
Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (drones) Mid-Air Collision Study
NATS Drone Assist
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Jet passed within 10 minutes of where North Korean missile test landed, official says
Teenager opens emergency door of taxiing plane and slides down wing after it lands at San Francisco airport
Dramatic moment hero pilot saved 127 people in risky landing

FEEDBACK

Rebecca – Proposal Pilot style… [1:11:09]
Peter – APG App [1:14:07]
Louisiana Steve – Helicopter Thief [1:15:44]
Mike – ATL STARs [1:19:48]
Mrs. Nev – Audio Feedback [1:25:41]
Miami Hick – On duty commute to work [1:29:27]
Adam – Civil Air Patrol Cadets at EAA Airventure [1:32:11]
Ross – UPDATE Family seating with a child [1:35:42]
Jonathan – Career/Loan Advice? [1:40:50]
Miami Hick – Cure for APG Syndrome! [1:46:04]
Plane Tails – The No 9 Combuster [1:49:15]
Liz – Plane hits caribou while trying to land at Deadhorse Airport [2:17:52]
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APG 282 – Leather Helmets and Goggles

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31st July

NEWS

NTSB: Air Canada close-call at SFO was even worse than first reported
AI plane flies with wheels out, forced to land early
Clash between Delta Airlines pilot and flight attendant delays flight at LaGuardia Airport

FEEDBACK

Frankie – Funny stories and flying blind!
Ross – Quick question on cargo hold temperature
Nick – LED landing lights
Corey – Speedbird

Frik – Widebody/Narrowbody Glidepaths?
Mascha – Audio Feedback – Applause
Captain Joe YouTube
Captain Al – Legal Demand
Plane Tails – Of Degrees, Knots, Pounds and Things
George Nolly – Multi-tasking
Len – Chinese Child
Nick – I got on with Southwest Airlines!

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APG 281 – The One Where Dana Kills His MacBook

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23rd July

NEWS

US ends laptop ban for good
‘Passed gas’ forces passengers from plane at Raleigh-Durham airport
Flight delayed after 4-year-old girl sneaks on board, parent thought she was too short for a ticket
The Rare Lockheed L-1011 TriStar Returns to the Skies Once More

FEEDBACK

Richard – Mad Dog Powerbacks? [1:04:12]
Janel – Tui 757 backs up on RWY [1:06:32]
Nick – The Middle Plane Seat May Be The Best Soon With Revolutionary Design?? [1:10:34]
Bennett – KRCA? Oh KRAP! [1:12:08]
Pat, Brett – The Mexico Game / Video [1:22:29]
Plane Tails – Wooden Wonders and Aluminium Overcast Pt2 [1:29:31]
Miami Hick – Scary Story [1:53:01]
Ray – Visual Illusions — The Carmel Crash [1:55:53]
Tom – Captain Upgrades [2:06:21]
Brad – Bombardier C-Series, Active Side Stick [2:20:51]
Georg – F-16 Incident at DAY [2:33:11]
Alexis – Joyal’s Question on Canadian Flight Schools + News [2:35:54]
Ottawa Aviation Services
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APG 280 – Pineapples and Rainbows

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15th July

NEWS

16 dead in Marine Corps plane crash [44:06]
A tourist died from jet blasts at world famous Maho Beach behind Princess Juliana Airport | AIRLIVE.net [49:12]
‘Where’s this guy going?’ Air Canada plane narrowly avoids disaster in San Francisco [53:38]
Delta A320 near Daytona Beach on Jul 10th 2017, hail strike [1:17:34]

FEEDBACK

Zachary – Scariest Experience You’ve Had in the Air? [1:23:26]
Liz – Can Pilots Have Successful Relationships? [1:47:28]
Joyal – Best Flight Schools in Canada? [1:55:42]
Reuben – Project Propeller 2017 [1:58:29]
Steve – The Fraud [2:02:03]
Miami Hick – How I Got Here [2:04:35]
Plane Tails – Wooden Wonders and Aluminium Overcast Part 1 [2:06:51]
Joe – Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 (UK) [2:28:54]
Ivor – Forward to Complaint Department [2:31:31]
Andre – ATC Communications Question [2:34:18]
FO Craig – APG feedback 7/10 [2:38:30]
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APG 279 – Amelia Earhart Captured By Japanese?

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9th July

Portland Meet-Up

NEWS

From Sylvia Wrigley’s Fear of Landing – Amelia Earhart Captured By Japanese
History Channel – Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence
Unruly Delta passenger tried to open exit door in flight, complaint alleges

FEEDBACK

Ross – Family seating with a child
John – I need some miami hick
Luke – Back after a Hiatus from APG
Luke’s YouTube Channel
This Is Your Chance To Become An Airline Pilot In Hawaii
Luke – Power Reductions on Takeoff
Robert – DL 747 Walk In Exhibit Open

Nick – Favorite Airplanes in a Particular Fleet?
Plane Tails – The Maverick of Malta
Tarmac by the Old Curmudgeon
Stephen – Fear of Landing: He’s a Terror in a Twin
Micah – Uncle Steve Tribute
Stephen C. Ananian

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APG 278.5 – Feedback Extra

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3rd July

FEEDBACK

Steve – Mother Floater!!!!
Joe – NOTAMS
Sean – Alligator-strike?
Steve – FDP Extension
Ross – Single engine taxiing question
Stefan – Qantas flight 72
Jon – Dana’s Story?
Pip – Feedback for Dana
George – Dausalt, 737 Bird strike protection, SR-71, RFTP 87
Robert – When You Just Need That Coffee Fix
Louisiana Steve – F-4s on Carriers
John – John Deere, Charleston
Ray – Plane Tales Applause (and a chance for APG to uncover a Conspiracy involving a Sunderland!)
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Short Sunderland
Devyn – Most Useful/Useless Items in an Airplane?
Robert – Old DL Tail At New SunTrust Park
Zach – Delta 2035
Ian, Ben & Jackson, Mat – Remote Towers

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APG 278 – ATC Privatization, High Temperatures

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2nd July

Arash Mahin’s Ride to Conquer Cancer

Java Jive in the Hangar video from Dave Abbey

Brandon Gonzales, Podcasting On A Plane Podcast https://www.facebook.com/podcastingonaplane/

NEWS

Thunderbird Crash at Dayton International
UPDATE – Beechjet 400A (Jennifer Lawrence) NOT a Dual Flameout
AirAsia X A333 near Learmonth on Jun 25th 2017, engine shut down in flight after severe vibrations
Video aboard AirAsia X
Missing compressor blade of AirAsia X
EASA publishes safety information on wake vortex
Flight delayed after woman throws coins into engine for ‘luck’
NASA gives OK for design of super-quiet supersonic experimental airplane
Jetstar Speed Incident Spurs 787 Software Modifications

FEEDBACK

Mississippi Matt – P-51 transatlantic flight June 28-July 4
Brigham – College
Plane Tails – Turning Oceans into Ponds
Marianna – BBC News: Phoenix flights cancelled because it’s too hot for planes
Max Trescott’s Aviation News Talk Podcast
Sean – Melting runways? at 30C?
Jim, Hillel – ATC Privatization
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APG 277 – A Load of Hot Air

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24th June

NEWS

Ejectable, floating ‘black box’ to be installed on long range Airbus planes [1:09:19]
Bizjet Deadsticked To Safe Landing [1:18:05]

FEEDBACK

Corey – 1500 Hour Rule [1:28:10]
Silviu – A330 Quick Descent [1:39:13]
Alex – UK/Australia? Which is it, Nick? [1:50:32]
Joe – Sports to Aviation [1:51:50]
Miami Hick – easyJet recording has surfaced!! [1:55:29]
Flying Kiwi – Depression [1:57:33]
Plane Tails – A Load of Hot Air [2:15:47]
Radio Roger – Captain/First Officer Relationship [2:39:13]

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APG 276 – Sesame Street of Aviation

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18th June

NEWS

China Eastern A332 at Sydney on Jun 11th 2017, engine shut down in flight [25:41]
Spitfire crash on takeoff few meters from public during airshow in North of France [31:49]
Horror on Bristol easyJet flight as pilot says there’s only a 50-50 chance of engines working [39:22]
Pilot crashes after GPS sends him to non-existent airport in Scotland [51:33]

FEEDBACK

Tom – Westjet Trans Atlantic Flight [1:13:09]
Jeff – Shabby-looking Jets [1:24:23]
Paul – Its time for a change [1:32:12]
Dan – APG Syndrome at FlightSimCon (KBDL) [1:44:36]
Glen – Privatizing ATC [1:46:57]
Scott – Does your cockpit rock? [2:04:05]
Plane Tails – Blackbird bye bye [2:11:02]
Nev – Interview with Adam [2:34:58]

South Bay Meet-Up

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APG 275 – Pilot Fatigue, and Do Pilots Get Nervous?

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10th June

NYC MEET-UP

Arash Mahin’s Ride to Conquer Cancer

NEWS

Jetblue A321 near Grand Rapids on May 30th 2017, LiOn battery overheats in flight [38:37]
Summit L410 at Lukla on May 27th 2017, contacted trees and impacted ground before runway [49:31]

FEEDBACK

JD – Depression Discussion [54:21]
Miami Hick and Maineman Micah [1:07:35]
Yogi – Autoland or Manual Flying? [1:12:18]
Mark – Acme Jr Scheduler [1:19:40]
Mississippi Matt – Agricultural Aviation [1:38:32]
Chris – ATC Moncton [1:45:00]
Gregg – Funny ORD Atis [1:46:29]

Glen – Russian Plane Crash (TU-144) [1:49:47]
Plane Tails – D Day Part 2 [2:02:06]
Marcus – A wonderful video [2:17:19]
Mark – Do You Ever Get Nervous? [2:19:37]

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APG 274 – Outsourced Maintenance – Safety Concern?

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4th June

Plane Talking UK Podcast

Meet-up with Dave Abbey in NYC

Arash Mahin’s Ride to Conquer Cancer

NEWS

The Southwest flight that flew nonstop — to West Mifflin [27:46]
What Do Pilots (Actually) Do on Long Flights? [32:09]
Laptop Ban Update (ALPA) [38:14]
Man drives through airport gate, makes it onto plane with backpack before being detained, authorities say [46:41]
Incident: Malaysia A333 at Melbourne on May 31st 2017, possible hijack attempt averted by other passengers [49:02]
ALERT Two US Air Force F-22 Raptors scrambled after man tried to enter American Airlines #AA31 cockpit [1:03:44]
New Podcast! Go/No-Go [1:16:05]
Andy – A320 Podcast [1:22:47]

FEEDBACK

Ian – Jeff’s Retirement Plans? [1:26:00]
John – Landing the Mad Dog [1:26:00]
Alex – Firefighter-Paramedic [1:43:05]
Nick – APG 5214 [1:47:44]

JP – IRS/INS Calibration [1:51:15]
Sean – Allegiant 436 / Outsourced maintenance [1:57:29]
Plane Tails – The Ghost Fleet [2:17:16]
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APG 273 – The B-52, aka “BUFF”

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27th May

Arash Mahin’s Ride to Conquer Cancer

Jen Niffer’s Tales From The Terminal – Wings Over Avgeeks

NEWS

British Airways: Flights cancelled amid IT crash – BBC News [36:03]
Dutch King Reveals Secret Life As Airline Co-Pilot [46:55]
Snowbirds make decision to cancel upcoming performances to get more practice [50:56]
Emirates A388 over Arabian Sea on Jan 7th 2017, wake turbulence sends business jet in uncontrolled descent [53:51]
2 dead as jet crashes on approach to Teterboro [58:37]
Passenger calls 911 emergency landing Interesting ATC [1:12:46]
Officially licensed: projecting Airbus’ brand and image in the computer simulation market [1:24:39]

FEEDBACK

Larry – Shimmy update
Nevil’s Interviews, Part 1 (Liz Pyper, John Brown, Jen Niffer, Captain AL, Captain Rick Bell, Carlos Stebbings
Chris sent you a voice message on SpeakPipe
Jim – Audio feedback from CAK
Plane Tails – The Buff
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APG 272 – Wings Over Pittsburgh APG 2017 Extravaganza Live!

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20th May

Photo Credit: Dr. Stephanie Plummer

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APG 271 – Pilots and Depression

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16th May

NEWS

Passengers Brawl After Spirit Airlines Cancels Flights [16:54]
Incident: Skywest CRJ2 at Chicago on May 1st 2017, cargo smoke, smoke in cockpit and cabin [20:25]

FEEDBACK

Liz – Air Force to allow average looking, uncool people to become fighter pilots [24:28]
Jan – A340 Incident in Colombia [28:36]
Barbara’s Story [37:09]

Alex – Sertraline (anti-depressant) [53:00]
Danielle – Airbus Beeps [1:05:06]
Plane Tails – “The Aviators of Pittsburgh” [1:13:50]
Richard – Two Person-in-cockpit Rule [1:34:53]
Jeff – Pilot allows pax in cockpit [2:01:47]
Tanya – Kevin’s feedback about contrails/secret planes [2:06:51]
The David Feldman Show
Steve – “What’s the fuel?!” CRJ Diversion Fuel Planning [2:13:50]
Greg – Windshear Feedback & new listener!! [2:16:08]
FAA Pilot Windshear Guide

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APG 270 – Goin’ Old School

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6th May

Wings Over Pittsburgh

Follow the Crew on Twitter: @apgcrew, Swarm App: Captain Jeff
APG Meet-up/Live Recording with fellow aviation podcasters – Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Courtyard by Marriott (KPIT)
Bags/Prohibited Items List
Best GA Airports for WoP

Beaver Co Airport (KBVI), 4500′ Paved, 100LL: $4.99
Jefferson Co Airport (K2G2), 5000′ Paved, 100LL: $4.40
Butler CO / Scholter (KBTP), 4800′ Paved, 100LL: $4.90
Zelienople (KPJC), 4900′ Paved, 100LL: $5.00

NEWS

California Man Sentenced to Prison for Piloting Private Jets without a Type Rating [29:05]
Air Cargo Carriers SH33 at Charleston on May 5th 2017, impacted terrain on landing [31:12]
China’s C919 makes maiden flight [33:57]

FEEDBACK

Mehrad – Advice [39:02]
Mark – Feedback from Sydney [43:01]
Wayne – Vortices and Wind [51:30]
Rob – Composites and Corrosion, Simulated Ditching [58:06]
Steve – Pilot Shortage 1:02:52]
Richard – GA Aircraft Crash [1:09:45]
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APG 269 – Zip it, Chatty Cathy

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28th April

Uncontrolled Airspace – The General Aviation Podcast
Wings Over Pittsburgh

T-shirts: Contact me if you’re attending the airshow – jeff@airlinepilotguy.com
Follow the Crew on Twitter: @apgcrew, Swarm App: Captain Jeff
APG Meet-up/Live Recording with fellow aviation podcasters – Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Courtyard by Marriott (KPIT)
Bags/Prohibited Items List
APG Merchandise – airlinepilotguy.com/store

NEWS

Video shows Kansas City International Airport confrontation with pilot, passenger [59:16]
The mid-air meltdown fueled by duty-free whisky and free champagne that forced a Boeing 747 to divert to Manchester [1:09:00]
American A321 at Denver on Apr 12th 2017, rejected takeoff due to unlocked thrust reverser [1:14:41]
American A321 at Las Vegas on Apr 23rd 2017, engine shut down in flight [1:27:29]
United Airlines Plane Makes a ‘Terrifying’ Emergency Landing After Engine ‘Overheats’ [1:37:27]

FEEDBACK

PPL Rich/Dave – Talking Flight Podcast [1:40:15]
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APG 268 – Do the Shimmy-Shimmy

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21st April

NEWS

Air Canada sues Airbus for negligence in 2015 Halifax crash [47:51]
Southwest Airlines pilot arrested with a loaded gun at a TSA checkpoint [54:27]

FEEDBACK

Matt – Desktop Simming, and How do you keep that passion up? [1:06:07]
From Big Ron (Not So) – Pilots’ poor English risks ‘serious accident’ in UK skies, warns CAA [1:16:35]
Larry (The Geezer) – Shimmy in landing gear [1:22:20]
Mark – Exit row safety [1:29:30]
Plane Tails – Second Andy Anderson Interview Part 3 [1:34:54]
Big Ron – Breaking News [1:51:30]
Nick – Call For Doctors On All Flights 1:53:29]
Stephen – APG Feedback 2:08:28]
DC John – Go-Around At Maho Beach [2:15:59]
Marc – Go around VS Missed approach [2:20:09]
Anders – United Incident [2:33:00]
Jeff – Congrats to 402 Phil [2:43:49]
John Brown – Wings Over Pittsburgh [2:44:48]

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APG 267 – Boarding Denied!

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14th April

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

NEWS

United ‘clarifies’ that Flight 3411 was not overbooked [56:27]
Pentagon awards contract to United Airlines to forcibly remove Assad [1:16:49]
Harrison Ford won’t face any penalties over runway incident [1:19:53]
Russia Requests 747 Autopilot Changes After Bishkek Crash [1:26:22]

FEEDBACK

Joe – Landing a Boeing seems like a lot of work 🙂 [1:42:27]
Gustov – Voice feedback and old Boeing parts! [1:48:28]
Matt Bunting-Frame – PEDs as Inflight Entertainment Devices [2:02:29]
Plane Tails – The Second A Anderson Inteview Pt2 [2:09:08]
Micah – F/O Craig Interview [2:32:59]

Nev’s LHR Interview with Adam Spink [2:43:14]
Glen – MAN to SFO? [2:56:42]
Tom – Ken Hoke Interview [3:01:07]
Big Ron – Oops. Drunk Sunwings Pilot Gets Jail Time [3:02:26]
Matt – Ex Airline Pilot Guy in New Zealand [3:03:24]
Alex – Acme or Delta??? [3:05:42]

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APG 266 – Shisa Kanko: What’s Your Point?

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4th April

NEWS

CNN: New terrorist laptop bombs may evade airport security, intel sources say [31:26]
American B738 at Albuquerque on Mar 29th 2017, first officer became incapacitated and died [42:15]
Peruvian B733 at Jauja on Mar 28th 2017, hard landing, runway excursion, all gear collapsed, aircraft caught fire [44:59]
ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 500 Citation I Sierra Eagle N8DX Marietta, GA [50:02]
Passenger jet in near-miss with large drone at 10,000 feet on Heathrow approach [54:40]
Elon Musk Has a Theory About Chemtrails [1:03:27]

FEEDBACK

Christian – Special High Intensity Teaching (S.H.I.T.) [1:11:21]
Joe – Wings Over Pittsburgh Meeting Area? [1:15:27]
Benjamin – Windshear procedures [1:19:03]
Extreme Go Around 737 WINDSHEAR !!!
Joe – bullsh!t notams [1:35:09]
Matt Smith and Eoin’s Airbus Adventure! [1:46:16]
Old Pilot’s Plane Tails – The Second Andy Anderson Interviews – Part One [1:54:26]
Swedish Andreas – Feedback people bags and emergency [2:14:42]
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APG 265 – German Cows are Out to Get You

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27th March

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, First Officer Dana

NEWS

Circular Runways? [20:53]
US forbids any device larger than cellphone on airlines from 13 countries [28:13]
Plane lands safely in Australia after propeller falls off [38:47]
South Supreme AN26 at Wau on Mar 20th 2017, collided with fire truck on landing [51:01]
Jammed elevator cited as factor in Ameristar MD-83 accident [53:02]

FEEDBACK

Ben and Jackson – Opening of Cockpit Door [1:09:32]
Tarik – German Cows are Out to Get You, Automation [1:17:10]
Mark – Desktop flight simulation [1:20:46]
Shaun – Evergreen 747 [1:25:16]
Micah – Lighter Than Nomenclature [1:28:45]
Ross – Updated Pictures of Daughter [1:34:23]

Orson – Crosswind Landing Techniques [1:36:02]
Plane Tails – Burning the Forrestal [1:41:42]
Trial by Fire: A Carrier Fights For Life (1973)
“Situation Critical: USS Forrestal” – Documentary about the tragic 1967 fire
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APG 264 – FoxTrotting on the Runway

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20th March

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, First Officer Dana

NEWS

Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia [32:27]
American B738 near Jacksonville on Mar 14th 2017, IFE wasn’t thirsty [37:00]
7ft tall athlete deemed too tall to fly [44:24]

FEEDBACK

Big Ron – Is that my seat? Pakistani plane flew with extra passengers standing in the aisle [50:16]
Olivier – The A380 has a heart for foxes! – Illustration and LiveATC [53:29]
Tim – Thoughts on pilot farewells [57:54]
Liz – The plane so good it’s still in production after 60 years [1:09:34]
Ross – A380 wake turbulence causes biz jet to lose control [1:13:40]
Nick Herring – AME in Steph’s Future? [1:26:32]
Ken – C-130 -> aircraft carrier [1:32:55]
Plane Tails – No Highway in the Sky [1:37:44]
Ray – Oh Shute! Get out the Sliderule. [2:01:36]
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APG 263 – How Low Can You Go?

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13th March

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, First Officer Dana

NEWS

[REAL ATC] Hot Air Balloons Cause Havoc at Sao Paulo [46:16]
[REAL ATC] RADAR Outage at Miami International [51:37]
Hawaii-bound flight diverted over blanket dispute [59:08]
Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase
Ameristar MD83 at Detroit on Mar 8th 2017, overran runway on takeoff [1:03:04]
WestJet Denies Close Call Caught on Camera at St. Maarten [1:11:57]

FEEDBACK

Joel – New York Airspace [1:17:38]
Sean – Mad Dogs in the News [1:24:38]
Big Ron – MH370 [1:29:14]
Robert/Steve/Ross – Interesting Landing Video [1:32:14]
Joe – SAV Graves in Runway [1:40:31]
Dave – Charter Flights [1:45:35]
Plane Tails – No Highway in the Sky [1:57:51]
Brent – Great Quote from article [2:19:33]
Flying Kiwi – Quick Question For Nick [2:21:22]

Ammar – Falcon Eye [2:35:20]
David – JFK TWA Flight Center [2:39:01]
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APG 262 – Captain Rick Bell and Wings Over Pittsburgh

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6th March

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, First Officer Dana, and USAF Captain Rick Bell

Wings Over Pittsburgh [13:56]
APG Coffee Fund [27:17]

NEWS

Fuming passenger delayed by stricken flight gives finger to hero pilots after emergency landing [30:49]
Boeing company uses A321 in website promo [34:34]
New FAA Ruling Allows For Visibility Commercial Landings [38:49]
Drone smashes through woman’s apartment window [47:54]

FEEDBACK

Tom – RAF L-1011s [50:31]
Robert – King Air Crash in Melbourne Area [57:07]
Joe – Turn the heat OFF!! [1:09:04]
Ross – Takeoff steering question [1:16:27]
Max – Request for Content Ideas on my New Website [1:21:17]
Plane Tails – The Divine Wind [1:25:30]
John – DCA Takeoffs [1:45:10]
Ivor – weather related diversion results in grounding of airline [1:53:48]
Flying Kiwi – Audio Feedback [2:11:24]
Nick – Aircraft Intercept – Radio Failure [2:24:31]
Liz – Booze to Go [2:37:59]
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APG 261 – It Was Captain Nick in the Conservatory with the Disco Lights

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28th February

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Captain Nick, and First Officer Dana

Wings Over Pittsburgh [18:57]
Aviodrome Museum Meet-Up in the Netherlands [23:25]
APG Coffee Fund [34:46]

NEWS

F-15s scramble to intercept unresponsive aircraft over restricted airspace over West Palm Beach [39:27]
Aircraft accident Boeing 727-2J0 (F) Adv. HK-4544 Puerto Carreño-Germán Olano Airport (PCR) [43:00]
Flybe DH8D at Amsterdam on Feb 23rd 2017, right main gear collapse on landing [50:33]
Emirates Takes Heed from EK521 Tragedy: Tweaks Safety Video in Attempt to Change Passenger Behaviour [53:41]

FEEDBACK

Jordan – Taxi Way Question [1:02:21]
Nev – Autoland and Personal Devices [1:11:54]
George – PEDs again [1:17:30]
Eoin – Booze on board Answer!! [1:30:59]
Bill – Hi from Left Coast, Great Video to Share [1:34:47]
Jim – Ohio Citation 525 Crash {1:40:25]
Plane Tails – The Stringbags [1:52:14]
How I Got Here (HIGH) 6 – Zack [2:11:35]
Sean – Why … Read More »



APG 260 – Oh Deer

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22nd February

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, and FO Dana

Coffee Fund [19:36]

NEWS

Police detain passengers for using phones during flight [23:04]
A United pilot ranted about Trump, Clinton and divorce. Her passengers fled [24:51]
Plane strikes deer at Charlotte Douglas Airport [31:58]
Harrison Ford in incident with passenger plane at California airport [43:41]

FEEDBACK

Mark – Air Force Looks At Sharing Pilots With Airlines [54:58]
Noel – Fear of Flying [1:13:05]
Jack – Does aircraft automation impair the safety of an aircraft? [1:15:52]
Mark – Info: planes with hand controls [1:38:52]
Nick – VOR and NDBs [1:39:57]
Lee – “City in the Sky” [1:52:49]
Gerry – Family tragic flight [1:55:29]
Adam -Baseless Accusations [2:05:03]
Plane Tails – The Son of Zeus [2:06:08]
Stuart – Upper Class on a Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 (ATL>LHR) [2:23:06]
Rebecca – Question for Dr. Steph [2:28:25]
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APG 259 – APG with Plane Talking UK

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13th February

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, Carlos Stebbings, and Matt Smith

PLANE TAILS
The Busby Babes [1:58:23]

Coffee Fund [26:24]

NEWS

Air India crew warned after taking away Hotel Renaissance buffet food in boxes at Heathrow [30:01]
MyCargo 747 Bishkek Crash Update [33:17]
Westjet B763 at Calgary on Jan 28th 2017, lonesome errant wheel [40:21]
Swiss B773 near Iqaluit on Feb 1st 2017, engine automatically shut down in flight [45:37]
Aerolineas A332 at New York on Feb 9th 2017, rejected takeoff due to engine stall [54:32]

FEEDBACK

Lee – Rattling Consoles? [58:59]
Muhammad – Chemtrails [1:13:42]
Mina – Career advice? [1:16:13]
Jeff – Attempt at a mad dog replacement [1:23:49]

Micah – Interview with Rick Bell [1:25:35]
Wings Over Pittsburgh 2017
Larry – 5 Engine 747 [1:35:36]
Pip – sickness, fatigue and Rick’s underwear [1:37:20]
Liz –Amazon in Charlotte [1:47:42]
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APG 258 – A Super Weekend

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6th February

Photo Credit: Nick Anderson Photography

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, and First Officer Dana

PLANE TAILS
The Curate’s Egg [1:49:30]

Coffee Fund [21:33]

NEWS

Santa Monica Airport will close in 2028 and be replaced by a park, officials say [24:34]
Update: MyCargo B744 at Bishkek [28:20]

FEEDBACK

Joe – Overheated iPhone Brought Down EgyptAir? [38:37]
Tim – Finding Connie [50:47]
Brian – Airplane cowl photo [57:01]

Stu – Cathay Pacific 747 Last Flight [1:03:06]
Aysen – Thank you for your support! [1:04:47]

Jen – Super Urgent Feedback! [1:10:58]

Razgriz – Surveillance Approach [1:27:29]
Sjoert – Meet-up [1:45:34]
Bruce – Captain Jerry Update
Plane Tails – The Curate’s Egg [1:49:30]
Rob, Brian – Birds on a plane [2:10:44]
Spencer – Pay Rates [2:15:46]
Mike – Fuel Exhaustion / Aircraft Logs [2:25:37]

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APG 257 – Cosmic Rays Damaging Our Brains?

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30th January

Photo Credit: Nick Anderson Photography

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, and First Officer Dana

PLANE TAILS
The Rosinenbomber [2:27:10]

Coffee Fund [19:20]

NEWS

SAM 44 [21:50]
Flybe DH8D near Dublin on Apr 27th 2016, incapacitated first officer interferes with flight controls [36:10]
NASA fears cosmic rays from outer space will damage plane passengers’ brains (It’s even worse for aircrews!) [43:07]
In gesture of love, Alaska pilot to donate kidney to flight attendant [50:01]

FEEDBACK

Nev – EFB Anomalies [52:53]
Sjoert – Podcast listeners’ meetup at the Aviodrome aviation museum in The Netherlands [58:48]
Lucas – A short (wow really) feedback from flyingkiwi [1:00:57]
Tim with Acme Express – Fatigue Policy [1:23:07]
Ross – Question about auto thrust and flaps [1:38:13]
Niki – I live in HEL! Helsinki De-Icing November 2016 [1:42:09]
Steve – Clint Emerson on Personal Security [1:47:12]
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APG 256 – Between Steph and a Hard Spot

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23rd January

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, FO Dana, and Dispatcher Mike

PLANE TAILS
Larry, We’re Going Down [1:52:20]

Coffee Fund [14:40]

NEWS

MyCargo B744 at Bishkek on Jan 16th 2017, impacted terrain on go around [18:06]
Medical Certification of Small Aircraft Pilots (BasicMed) [25:24]
LATAM B763 at Sao Paulo on Jan 15th 2017, aircraft being shot at [33:49]
Three-Year Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Ends Where It Started: Shrouded in Mystery [36:25]
Astronaut Gene Cernan [43:29]

FEEDBACK

Miami Hick – Real Women of Genius [45:37]
Jason – TEDx Talk [49:51]
Northwest Flight 85 [58:33]
Arno – Christmas Special Show – Season’s greeting Feedback [1:01:25]
Tarik – Hearing Loss, Tinnitus [1:14:13]
Kickstarter: Sound Bounce – Sound Absorbing Technology
Liz – Head Filled With Clouds [1:23:04]
Regan – United 972 Anti-Ice Problem [1:36:16]
Richard – Wings on my Sleeve [1:49:07]
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APG 255 – Trip to HEL

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16th January

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff and Captain Nick.

PLANE TAILS
Six in One Day

Airplane Intel Podcast

NEWS

Mozambique incident NOT a drone collision [17:24]
American Airlines uniform row heats up as maker lashes back [20:34]



APG 254 – Mass Shooting at FLL

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14th January

PHOTO CREDIT: Fox News http://foxnews.com

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, and Captain Nick.

PLANE TAILS
Operation Yonaton

Ready For Takeoff Podcast

NEWS

FLL Mass Shooting [33:18]
Drone rips huge hole in plane’s nose after it strikes it while landing [41:05]
Woman Says Planes Won’t Stop Dropping Poop on Her Driveway [44:50]
Citation Loses Instrument Panel in IFR Weather [52:15]

FEEDBACK

Jonathan – Who is Really Monitoring Your Logbook? [1:04:03]
Jack – Airbus Go-Around [1:09:20]
Cross-Wind Landing At Leeds Bradford Airport
Crosswind Leeds Bradford airport 6/6/15
Chris – F-4 Questions for Nick [1:15:40]
Stephen – Mr Epps’ Mooney [1:23:18]

Plane Tails – Operation Yonaton [1:28:32]
Glen – Tupolev Crash [1:46:58]
Liz – Not a fun experience [1:55:42]
Louis – ACME Red Future Flyer [2:01:30]
Robert – ICN Run [2:09:40]
Devin – Thank You 1000 Times Thank You [2:22:40]
Rueben – For Capt. Nick [2:32:38]

Larry – Closed Captions [2:34:41]

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APG 253 – My Dangling Preposition

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6th January

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, and Miami Rick

PLANE TAILS
Little Things

NEWS

Korean Air crew to ‘use more force’ with unruly passengers
Russian Military Plane IL-18 Crash-Landed in Yakutia
Afriqiyah A320 enroute on Dec 23rd 2016, hijacked to Malta, hijack ended
Crew ‘spaced out’ on toxic fumes
‘Fume event’ hospitalises American Airlines crew in latest incident concerning cabin air
Finger and language problems in Phuket Dec 28th 2016
Impaired pilot charged by Calgary police after passing out in cockpit
Heavily Drunk Pilots Arrested

FEEDBACK

John Kiernan-Lewis – 787 Private Jet
Glen Towler – Jen-niffer, OshKosh
Joseph – High Altitude Airports, Pressurization, Tailwinds
Matt – MD-80 Reverse Thrust
Ross – Malfunctioning IRU
High Flight – a special thank you to APG
Dylan – Chemtrails
Stefan – Upcoming advanced drug testing after germanwings crash
Stefan, Renato – Fatigue Risk Management
Bill Duffy – RNAV RNP
Joe -Morning Drinking
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APG 252 – Captain Jeff’s Birthday / End-of-Year Episode

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29th December

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, and Captain Nick

NEWS

Actress Carrie Fisher in intensive care after a cardiac episode on flight from London to L.A.
Performers on crashed plane were headed to Syria
Young girl dies after Air Canada flight from Toronto to London is diverted to Shannon Airport
Vesna Vulovic, stewardess who survived 33,000ft fall, dies
A flight was delayed after someone named their Wi-Fi hotspot ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 7’
Virgin flight passengers VOMIT after they were served parmesan cheese sandwiches – which made the entire aircraft to smell like ‘old socks’

FEEDBACK

Andrew – Dirty Bottoms
Daniel – High School Physics
Greg – Chemtrails

Pat – Coulson Flying Tankers
Brooklyn Nate – Capt. Nick NY Meet-Up, Ice Pilots (Netflix)
Grant – Embraer E190s are awesome 🙂
Bill – Norfolk, VA APGers?
Jordan – New APGer
Bill “Blaster” – Happy Holidays!
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APG 251 – Christmas 2016 Edition

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23rd December

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, and First Officer Dana

NEWS

EgyptAir crash: Traces of explosives found on victims
Eva B773 at Los Angeles on Dec 16th 2016, ATC instructs turn left instead of right, loss of separation, confusion, dangerous closure to terrain

FEEDBACK

Matt – A Christmas Story | History | Air & Space Magazine
Larry – Christmas wish list
Miami Hick – Christmas Special Poem
Adam – ATC Memes Christmas Poem
Liz – Cute video from far northern Quebec for Xmas
Mario, Chris – How much booze is there on the plane? Pilot ‘congratulates’ passengers for drinking all the plane’s liquor
David – Christmas NOTAMs?
Plane Tails – Christmas Angels Wings of Hope
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APG 250 – Quarter Millennial Episode

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15th December

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, and FO Dana

landingthatfirstjobinaviation’s podcast

NEWS

Feds could allow Wi-Fi phone calls on airline flights
Balloon Pilot Who Killed 16 Was on Drugs and Had Five DWI Raps
Boise air traffic controller who couldn’t be reached fell asleep
Flight attendant who ditched cocaine at LAX to plead guilty
British Airways crew vote for Heathrow strike – BBC News
Second suspect in Brazilian soccer team air crash put in jail
Malfunctioning Inertial Reference Unit Caused CRJ Crash
Accident Final Report

FEEDBACK

Paul – Bremont Watch Company
Bob – MK 5 – Nick knows what this is.

G. Reilly – Regional Pilots
Garrett – Deadheading Pilot
Damir – A330 vs A340
Danish – Sponsors
Trevor – Video of Major Bung Lee’s Landing on USS Midway
Chris (Guru) – Make ATC Great Again
Paul – McMinnville
Robert – BOAC Plane in The Crown

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APG 249 – Out of Fuel

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10th December

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, and Captain Nick
Photo By Graham from Scotland – P4-LOR Bae146/RJ85 LAMIA, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

Dr. Steph on Plane Safety Podcast Episode 35 – AED’s & Disruptive passengers
Capt. Nick on the Airplane Geeks Podcast Episode 430 Captain Nick: Born to Fly
CJ Hemmer’s “Fini Flight” video

NEWS

LAMIA Bolivia RJ85 near Medellin on Nov 28th 2016, electrical problems, no fuel, impact with terrain
PIA AT42 near Havelian on Dec 7th 2016, engine failure
Go2Sky B738 at Kristiansand on Nov 4th 2016, “racing start”

FEEDBACK

Commander TOM – Automation in GA, Searching for Traffic
Ham Radio Jim/Fr. Kyle – Evacuations/Aborts
Sam Franklin – Update
Eoin – Talking on the PA
Plane Tails – High Flight
David/Liz – Digital Pill
Larry – It’s about time
Miami-Hick – Tom Foolery
How I Got Here 4 – Paul
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APG 248 – Lots of Drunken Tomfoolery

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1st December

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Miami Rick, Captain Nick, and First Officer Dana

NEWS

Crash: LAMIA Bolivia RJ85 near Medellin on Nov 28th 2016, electrical problems, no fuel, impact with terrain
Pilot killed as CF-18 crashes near Cold Lake
American Airlines uniform problems continue as top-level meeting is convened

FEEDBACK

Renato – Colombia Crash
John – The Fighter Squadron Bar
TJ -Turbulence
Anthony –Evergreen 747
Larry – NATII
Miami Hick – Poem
Swedish Jim – Amazing! Backflips with a c27j!
Tarik Merryface – SIDs, STARs, Procedures
Captain Richard – ACME Canada
Jack – C-130 Reservist
Plane Tails – I Believe He Is Dead
PreBuyGuy Don Sebastian – First Class on Delta Mad dog
Enrique – I finally decided to purse a career in Aviation
Tilman – Mad Dog Limerick
Jacob – Why A320, A330, A340?
Garrett – “Living in the Age of Airplanes” movie and superstitions/traditions
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APG 247 – Need More Blood Pressure Meds

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24th November

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, and Captain Nick

NEWS

A mother throws her newborn baby in airport bin because she didn’t want to miss connecting flight | AIRLIVE.net
PIA Boeing 777 #PK798 diverted to Manchester for emergency landing after all toilets were blocked | AIRLIVE.net
Ricardo – B737 blown tires update
Flying object that nearly hit Porter flight likely not a drone, investigators say
DHC-8 descends to 25 meters in windshear encounter in Norway – ASN News
Man charged over hoax calls to pilots, air traffic control at Melbourne airports
NTSB Issues Investigative Updates for LaGuardia 737 Runway Excursion, Fort Lauderdale MD-10-10F Gear Collapse, Fire

FEEDBACK

Karl – Bending Mad Dogs?
SwedishAndreas – Microburst Event Video
Scott – How does an airplane know how fast it’s going?
Ross – TCAS RA Incident
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APG 246 – Travel Channel, Veterans Day, Oral Hygiene

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18th November

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, and our Main(e) Man Micah!

Dan Faulkner’s new podcast “This Could Be Interesting” (TCBI) https://thiscouldbeinteresting.nz/

NEWS

Magnicharters B733 at Mexico City on Nov 9th 2016, burst all main tyres during roll out
Porter plane narrowly avoids collision with mystery object

FEEDBACK

Nevil Bounds interviews Barbara Parish
Felix – Hi from SFO!
Glen – Logbooks
Nick – Taproom Meetup in New York
How I Got Here – Steve Horne
Bill -White Teeth, Hygiene, etc.
Robert – gay/lesbian/transgendered crew members
Plane Tail – Try sweeping it Biggles
Micah – Veteran’s Day Feedback
Stephen – Piper Aerostar Crash
David – Pilot Walks Away From Coleman County Plane Crash
Harlan -Travel Channel Show – develop@FJProductions.com

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APG 245 – What’s In Your Flight Bag?

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11th November

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, and Captain Nick.

NEWS

UPS orders up to 28 Boeing 747-8 freighters
Huge fight erupts on Ryanair plane after elderly woman hit on the head
Pilot Shortage Prompts Regional Airlines to Boost Starting Wages
Manhunt underway after radio transmissions with Melbourne flights hacked
Bob Hoover, one of history’s greatest pilots, dead at 94
Bob Hoover Tribute Challenge | Flite Test
Nightmare Snake surprises passengers plane on a flight Aeromexico to Mexico City

FEEDBACK

Brian – New Listener, APG Syndrome
Liz – FAA Set To Issue Mentoring Rules For Airline Pilots
Derek – most “dreaded” plane within your fleets?
Flying Kiwi – Oooh dear its another flyingkiwi feed back

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Miami Hick – Mr. Airbus Pilot Guy
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APG 244 – A Tony Redux

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5th November

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, and special guest First Officer Dana aka “Tony”

APG 090

NEWS

Eastern Air Lines B737 at New York on Oct 27th 2016, overran runway on landing
American B763 at Chicago on Oct 28th 2016, rejected takeoff, fire at right hand wing due to uncontained engine failure
Fedex MD10 at Fort Lauderdale on Oct 28th 2016, main gear collapse on landing, aircraft on fire
End of World’s Coolest Landing? KLM Will Stop Flying the 747 to St Maarten
easyJet hails government’s Heathrow runway decision

FEEDBACK

Michael Karrells – KTOC meetup invite
Dispatch Gregg – Navy Seals Skydiving Cam
Joseph -Air/Motion Sickness
PreBuy Guy – US Airways 1549 NTSB Sunshine Meeting
Private Pilot Rich – Flight Hours

Alan -Mad Dog Ejection Seat?
Michael – MD-95/B717 stall test video
Plane Tails – Flight… in a Bird Dog
Patrick – … Read More »



APG 243 – Robot Co-Pilots?

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27th October

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Miami Rick and Captain Nick

NEWS

Robot Pilots
Travelmate
The 747 and the Conveyor Belt
Blue B734 near Bucharest on Oct 19th 2016, deafening noise in cockpit

FEEDBACK

Jonathan – Justplanes.com
Stephen – Pets in Baggage Class
Chris -Dog Walks
Mike – C-141 Yellow Pole Thing

Colin –Auto GCAS Saves F-16 Pilot
Larry – Virgin Atlantic to begin low-carbon jet fuel flight trials in 2017
viniSEEus – SouthWest Looney Tunes
Joseph – Motion/Air sickness
Plane Tails – The CJ Hemmer Interview

Miami Hick – Bill Clinton Hitches a Ride
Liz – NBAA: 18% of Bizjet Crews Don’t Do Pre-takeoff Control Checks
Ray – Fire-Fighting Practice, “Mad Dog” Go-arounds
Zürich Airport Training DC8
Micah – “Low Cost” Carriers
Capt Oli – Re ACARS
Paul – Colditz: Escape of the Birdmen

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APG 242 – I’m Siri, Your Co-pilot

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20th October

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Miami Rick and Captain Nick

FS In Focus Show Podcast With Nick Anderson

NEWS

Light Twin Crashes near Pratt & Whitney Plant; Student Pilot Was Distraught, Fought With Instructor
Virgin Australia flight attendant thrown onto galley floor in mid-air incident
BA passengers forced to make emergency return to Heathrow
China Eastern A333 at Shanghai on Oct 11th 2016, runway incursion forces departure to rotate early and climb over A333
ANA B737 at Nagoya on Oct 15th 2016, whistling windshield
Bhutan A319 at Kathmandu on Oct 15th 2016, goat around

FEEDBACK

Joe – CAA Class One Medical
Stefan – GLS Approaches
Nev – Trip to LHR ATC Tower
Miami Hick – Real Men of Genius
Arnaud – 2 In 1 Audio Feed-back
Steve – Co-Pilot Siri?
TJ – Magic Carpet Ride
Liz –“Comfort Animals”
Joe – ATC memes
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APG 241 – New Iraqi Airport

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15th October

Photo Credit: Wikipedia
The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, and Captain Nick

NEWS

Iraq’s transport minister declares country’s new airport will be built on the site of a 7,000-year-old alien interplanetary spaceship launcher
Saab Autopilot System Draws Scrutiny
Aeromexico B788 over Atlantic on Sep 22nd 2016, automated declaration of Emergency reporting engine failure
Atlasjet A321 over Bulgaria on Sep 8th 2016, climb instead of descent results in near collision
THY A319 at Sochi on Sep 28th 2016, ATC prevented controlled flight into terrain

FEEDBACK

Rob – Open Descent on Scarebus
Captain Radio Jim – Diesel-power in GA Aircraft
Marshall – Mother’s Milk at 30,000 Feet
Swedish Gustav, Sean – Allegiant
Jonathan – Nick is Tall and Handsome
Marlon – Class 1 Medical Waiver Hiring Impact?
Nick – GA Interest?
Shawn – Taxi Procedures
Captain Steve and Kevin – How I Got Here
William – APG cartoons!

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APG 240 – Rainbow Shines Over Captain Arnold Palmer

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7th October

Photo Credit: Duane Stein
The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Captain Nick, and Markus Vöelter

Please subscribe to my son’s YouTube channel! ToKnight’s The Night
Markus Vöelter’s Omega Tau Podcast

NEWS

Boeing 777X First Jet to Give Pilots Data With Finger Swipe
American Airlines flight attendants sue Boeing over sudden descent injuries
Red Arrows pilot death: Ejector seat firm to be prosecuted
Rainbows Shine Before, After Arnold Palmer’s Funeral
FAA Improves Runway Conditions Reporting
Smoking, popping Samsung Galaxy Note 7 prompts Southwest evacuation

FEEDBACK

Tim – RNZAF 757 Blown Tire, Sim Comedy, Omega Tau
Fabian – APG 237 & Plane Tails, BFU Accident Investigation
Fabian – Question regarding unusable fuel
Paul – Sidestick on Airbus, Dr Steph Award Wall
Anon – Respect For Airline Pilots
Plymouth Superbird the EPA Once Used for Testing Airplane Emissions
Dan – 4 Engine to 2 Engine?
NicNacJak – A320 Sim, FS in Focus … Read More »



APG 239 – Arnold Palmer Flies West

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1st October

Photo Credit: Golf Digest
The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, and Miami Rick

NEWS

NTSB 2015 Aviation Statistics Show General Aviation Accidents Continue to Decline
American B773 over Pacific on Sep 20th 2016, pilot incapacitated
United A319 at Denver on Sep 18th 2016, runway excursion during line up
Amazon has been fined £65,000 for trying to fly dangerous goods
Delta B764 near Manchester on Sep 25th 2016, tablet battery thermal runaway
Qantas B744 near New York on Jun 21st 2016, smart phone erupts in fire
Formula 1 Race #1 ‘Hot Stuff’ Accident
Inside the Cockpit of Mong Sport, Race #23 – Runway Collision
Badass Cow Takes Down Helicopter And Walks Off Like A Boss
Why Midway control tower went silent remains a mystery
Nukey McMeltface and Other Would-Be Bomber Names
1 In 3 Pilot Applicants with Air India Fail Psychological Health Test
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APG 238 – Acme Airlines Safety Video

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23rd September

Photo Credit: YouTube
The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, and Captain Nick

NEWS

Boeing’s smallest jet to fly trans-Atlantic routes
Pilot error cited in Blue Angel crash
Five charged after laser pen shone at Edinburgh plane
Incident: Delta MD88 enroute on Sep 16th 2016, cellphone battery overheats
Incident: United B738 near Denver on Sep 14th 2016, fuzz about the buzz

FEEDBACK

Stephen – Crosswind Takeoffs and Typhoons
William – Urban Sketchers
Ivor – Musings
Connor -15 year-old in Private Pilot Training
First Strike of The Falklands War (full documentary) HD
Bruce -A330-300 Regional
Sagar – Rolling Takeoffs
Thomas – UK Aspiring Pilot
Amanda -PDX Cabin Cleaner
“Blaster” Bill – APG #233 Feedback
Ham Radio Jim – Ewa Wisnierska
Abby – Pilots Deadheading
Bill – GLS Approach
Carl – Answer to your question on my plane from feedback in episode 235
Janel – What’s up with this flight path?
Greg – Episode 236 … Read More »



APG 237 – Sully the Movie Reviewed

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16th September

Photo Credit: Greg L – Wikimedia Commons (originally posted to Flickr as Plane crash into Hudson River)
The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, and Captain Nick

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “Elyse Anderson Interview Part Two”

NEWS

The Onion reviews “Sully”
Crash Investigators Pan Their Casting as Villains in ‘Sully’
US Airways 1549 NTSB Sunshine Meeting
Terror on EasyJet flight as migrant screams ‘death is coming’
AirAsia pilot flies to Melbourne instead of Malaysia after navigation error

FEEDBACK

Larry in Tulsa – Fly Runway Heading
Dispatch Gregg – APU Inop and MEL deferrals
Say Anything App
Brian – T33/38 Gearshift

Lufty – Balloon
Liz – SKIES ABOVE BRITAIN HD PART 1 FLYING INTO DANGER 2016
Sergio – Air Canada JetClose Encounter with Drone
Miles – Blue Angels Turbulence; Long … Read More »



APG 236 – Plane Spotters Rock!

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11th September

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons
The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Captain Nick, Captain Al, MaineMan Micah, and Nevil Bounds

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “Aerodynamics of Death”

NEWS

Anti-wrinkle device leads to Southwest flight evacuation
Montreal plane spotters have fun while boosting airport security
Emirates 777 long-landed before idle-power go-around
Accident – Preliminary Report – AAIS Case No: AIFN/0008/2016 Runway Impact During Attempted Go-Around
The world has gone NUTS!! — London City Airport flights disrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters blocking runway

FEEDBACK

Paul – Patrick Smith’s take on The Miracle on the Hudson

Daniel & Ernst – BBC News: Why do people grab their bags after a plane crash?
Alex – Heathrow
FO Jeff – Chemtrails are BS
Antoine – RAF A330 control blockage incident follow-up
Geoff – CFIT prevention … Read More »



APG 235 – Airline Pilot Guy-The Movie

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2nd September

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, Captain Nick

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “Elyse Anderson Interview Part One”

NEWS

Legendary Boeing engineer Joe Sutter dies; he pioneered Boeing’s 747 jumbo jet
Airline pilots arrested on alcohol charge at Glasgow Airport
Southwest B737 near Pensacola on Aug 27th 2016, uncontained engine failure
Japanese airline ANA to replace 100 Rolls engines on 787s
Iceland Raises Alarm After Largest Volcano Starts to Rumble
Woman shoots drone: “It hovered for a second and I blasted it to smithereens.”
Royal Maroc B737 Update

FEEDBACK

Jarrett – B99 missing part of its tail
Swedish Andreas – 7 MYTHS You Still Believe About Airplanes
Chas – 360 Video
Blue Angels 360 Video
John – LOVE ! Miami Hick !
FlyingKiwi – Tweety Birds!
Kai – Royal Canadian Air … Read More »



APG 234 – A Sheep, a Duck, and a Chicken

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26th August

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, Miami Rick, Captain Nick

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “Woosh, Bang, Oops!”

NEWS

Hezbollah Drone Is a Warning to the U.S.
Ibiza holiday flight terror after police officer’s GUN goes off inside cabin
Things Didn’t Go Well During 2nd Test Flight for World’s Longest Aircraft
Co-Pilot Arrested for Being Drunk at Cherry Capital Airport

FEEDBACK

Steve Horne – William Rankin, The Man Who Rode The Thunder
Passenger Brian – B-52 Takeoff Performance
Liz – You need this license plate!

Liz – Passenger drones are hovering over the horizon | The Economist
Chris – Avoiding Turbulence May Soon Be Easier for Pilots
Bob Lufkin – Inexperienced girl trying to land A320
Flight Simulator Piiot Comedy
Jeff – Afghanistan 747 crash report
Rick – The truth … Read More »



APG 233 – Even a Monkey Can Do It

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19th August

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, Miami Rick, Captain Nick, and guest pilot Don Sebastian, the PreBuy Guy

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “From Humble Beginnings”
George Nolly’s “Ready For Takeoff” podcast
Amsterdam Meet Up Video – August 2016

NEWS

JetBlue Flight 429 Hits Turbulence; 24 Taken to Hospital
American Airlines A320 Evacuation

FEEDBACK

James – Airbus Official Urges Major Pilot Training Changes
James – AI Pilot Beats Expert Human Pilot
MIAMI HICK talks to a Bush
Derek – Pegasus Bridge

Larry/Derek – CPDLC at Airports?
Adding CPDLC To Airport Diagram and Terminal Procedures
Peter from NY – Alaska Pilots Any Good?
Tom Seagraves – 727 News
N874AA Facebook Page
Airside Radio Podcast, Bob Bogash episode
Bob – Boeing babes

Frik – Poem, and EPA Climate Change Rule
Troy – Replacing Aircraft with Maintenance … Read More »



APG 232 – Near Miss or Near Hit?

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13th August

Photo Credit: Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, Captain Nick

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “The Greatest Stick and Rudder Man Who Ever Lived”

NEWS

Emirates 521 Update
Man jumps off air bridge and runs across apron to catch flight!
Doubt cast over the reliability of balloon accident pilot (Source The Week)
Drone Involved In ‘Near-Miss’ With Passenger Plane

FEEDBACK

CJ – Global warming – Heat Waves Make for Less Friendly Skies – Science Friday
Kevin – Aircraft Pollution Targeted by EPA
Jules – Super Connie and Asymmetric Thrust
Magnus – Sidestick controller
Chris Cheatwood – For the ScareBus Fans
Plane Tails – The Greatest Stick and Rudder Man Who Ever Lived
Flying The Feathered Edge – The Bob Hoover Project
Airshow Legend Survives Health … Read More »



APG 231.5 – Feedback Extra with Miami Rick

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6th August

The crew for this episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Miami Rick!

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FEEDBACK

Bob – 2 MD 11’s and a 747 at RSW
Lucas – Airbus, Boeing, Weddings
Liz – Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices
Ray – I’m falling off the wagon — I need a dose of Rickets
Toni – LAX Tower Controller, Acme Giant FO
Bob – Big Ol Jet Airliner (RC)
Grant – Wing Walking, Sunderland
James Linda – Mad Dog Autothrottle, HSI Obscuration?
Fitz-james – Dangerous Takeoff?
Jordan – Pensacola Incident

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APG 231 – I Smell of Old Furniture and Kerosene

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5th August

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, Captain Nick, and special guest Haig Mardirosian

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “Black Bucks over the Atlantic”

NEWS

Emirates B773 at Dubai on Aug 3rd 2016, touched down during go-around without gear, aircraft on fire
Pilot takes down unruly passenger: ‘You don’t put your hands on my flight attendant!’
The Mayo Company’s Composite Flying Boats — Maia & Mercury (Thank you, Ray Williams)



APG 230 – IPA Psychos

29th July

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “Another day at work”

NEWS

Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip
Facebook’s Giant Internet-Beaming Drone Finally Takes Flight
7-Eleven Just Used a Drone to Deliver a Chicken Sandwich and Slurpees
EASA warns on airline-device lithium battery risk
NTSB Warns of Dangers of Flying with Cataracts
Pilots arrested in Glasgow over ‘alcohol impairment’
United Pilot Calls For Hillary Clinton to be Executed
Come high with me British Airways jet forced to make emergency landing after stench of CANNABIS fills plane
JAL B763 at Singapore on Jul 12th 2015, rejected takeoff from taxiway

FEEDBACK

Mike Dell – 380 RIP?
Jez – Most right swiped job on Tinder?
Glen Towler – more proof that everyone should keep the … Read More »



APG 229 – Farnborough 2016 Live Recording and Meet-Up

22nd July

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, Captain Nick, Markus Völter, Carl Stebbings, Matt Smith, Pilot Pip, Captain Al, Nevil Bounds, Maine Man Micah, Pasadena Brian [Coleman]

A very special thank you to Carlos, Matt and Nev, whose technical expertise, professional audio and video equipment, and unselfish volunteering of their time made this the great show it was!

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APG 227 – Insult Mode Enabled

9th July

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

Farnborough 2016 APG Meet-Up RSVP
Airline Pilot Guy App – Android
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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “Tumble Down Dick”
Jennifer’s Blog: Blog Post About (Aviation) Podcasts

NEWS

EgyptAir 804 Update
Swiss RJ1H at London on Jun 19th 2016, near collision with a drone

FEEDBACK

Paul – Tesla “Autopilot”
The Tesla didn’t really crash itself
Swedish Jim – ….a very nasty thing to see when your about to board an airplane..
Matt – Jet Grill

Anthony – Cool video: Why Isn’t It Faster To Fly West?
Tim – What does PeeWee Herman have to do with aviation?
Bob – Plane history

FlyingKiwi – Type Ratings in NZ
Marianna – Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, A Raider’s Toast: The Doolittle Raiders’ Goblets
Jevon – Drones on America’s Got Talent
Mat – Nick … Read More »



APG 226 – Up the Creek with Two Paddles

2nd July

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

Captain Nick’s intro music by Kevin from Norway (“Kevski”)
Taking Gazing Skyward TV to New Heights
Farnborough 2016 APG Meet-Up RSVP
Airline Pilot Guy App – Android
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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “The Sovereign of the Skies”

NEWS

Terrorist Attack in Turkey
EgyptAir 804 Update
American Airlines plane evacuated at Heathrow Airport [metro.co.uk]
Singapore Airlines plane catches fire while making emergency landing [theguardian.com]
Solar Impulse 2 nails world’s first solar-powered flight across the Atlantic Ocean [inhabitat.com]
DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems[Aviation Voice – aviationvoice.com]
UAV151 Part 107: Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

FEEDBACK

Joel – Fond Memories of B-747?, MD-90, FAA Colleges, Talking with ATC
Institutions Authorized to Certify its Graduates for an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate … Read More »



APG 225 – It’s “Bowls,” Not “Balls!”

25th June

Photo: Austen Redman at en.wikipedia, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6885944

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, Miami Rick, and Captain Nick

Farnborough 2016 APG Meet-Up RSVP
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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “Miss Tilly’s Orifice”

NEWS

Egypt unable to pull data from EgyptAir flight MS804 recorders
Canada On Risky Rescue Mission To Antarctica
Extreme Temperatures Affecting Flights in and out of PHX
RAF Aerobatics Display At Farnborough Canceled

FEEDBACK

Chris Cheatwood – Port Authority Warns TSA It Will Be Replaced By Private Security Force
Graham – two hilarious language links
Brandon – APG Syndrome
Pat – Aviate, Navigate, then Communicate
“Fireside Al” Maitland reads Frederick Forsyth’s “The Shepherd”
Max – Contrails, and I Passed My PPL Checkride!
Dan – A380 in Your … Read More »



APG 224 – Secret Number Two

17th June

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “The 6th of June 1944”

NEWS

EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean
Military Plane Crash Kills Pilot Near Moscow
Dubai airport shut Saturday for over an hour; 22 flights diverted
Incident: Biman Bangladesh B773 at Dhaka on Jun 7th 2016, rejected takeoff due to engine failure
GPS and Phenom 300 – UPDATE
Southwest Deems Woman’s Outfit Too ‘Inappropriate’ To Fly

FEEDBACK

Falko – De-Icing, Tire Rotation
Chris – Retired Delta B747-400 moves to its final home at Delta Flight Museum
Chris – Crew Resource Management
Daniel – The story of MAC249
Mark R – Air France Airbus A320 tail torn by Boeing 777
Fabian – … Read More »



APG 223 – Taco, I don’t know where your tongue has been!

10th June

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “An Avon over the Thames”

NEWS

UPS freighter suffers nose wheel collapse at Seoul Incheon
Chino Warbirds Saturate the Senses
Germanwings A319 between Stuttgart and Hamburg on May 11th 2016, two cabin crew poisoned by carbon monoxide
FAA FLIGHT ADVISORY GPS Interference Testing

FEEDBACK

Tim – Pet Bathrooms
Liz & Janel – Differential equations cause 2 hour delay
Daniel – DAT MD87 scheduled flight
Matt – Manamana Song
Marianna – Why we shouldn’t eat on planes
Capt. Castagna – Amazing Smuggling Flight
Chris – Why Flying is So Expensive
Mark R – Climate change ‘to increase turbulence, flight times and costs’
Joe Schena – Pilot punched … Read More »



APG 222 – Open Those Window Shades!

4th June

Photo: Cweyer at English Wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons
The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “St. Martin in the Woods”

NEWS

Pilot safely ejected before Thunderbirds jet crashed near Colorado Springs after Air Force Academy graduation
1 killed in Blue Angels jet crash Smyrna, TN
Egyptair flight 804: future black boxes should eject in crash, says Airbus
Military MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operating at Joint-Use Airports
British drone-freezing ray gets US airports trial – BBC News
Delta, Virgin Atlantic strengthen network between U.S.-U.K.
Airline industry profits ‘to jump 12% in 2016’ – BBC News

FEEDBACK

Christopher – Boeing/AirBus/Rolls Royce/etc…
Haig – A little feedback
Kevski – … Read More »



APG 221 – APG Syndrome; What’s That Beeping Noise?

31st May

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “An Interview with WWII Pilot Andy Anderson – Part Four”

NEWS

EgyptAir 804 Update
IndiGo Pilots Dismissed After Mistaking Road For Runway
100ft from disaster: Drone flown ‘intentionally’ at passenger jet taking off nearly causes mid-air smash
Delta deploys ‘innovation lanes’ to aid ATL security

FEEDBACK

Ryan – Airbus ROPS (Runway Overrun Protection System)
Devin – Assumed Temperature Method
Larry – B-737 Reduced Thrust Presentation
Commercial Pilot Arnaud – La Fayette Squadron
Glen – Untappd
Frank – CHIRP
Clark – ORD UFO
Spencer – what qualifications are needed to become an airline pilot in the UK?
Becoming a Pilot (BALPA)
The Piloting Profession (BALPA)
Asa – The Boeing … Read More »



APG 220.5 – Feedback Extra

27th May

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Tyler Herrick, and Nevil Bounds

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Nick’s chat with Mike Young of Aircrew Interviews – http://www.aircrewinterview.tv/
This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “An Interview with WWII Pilot Andy Anderson – Part Three”

NEWS

‘Drunk US air marshal’ removed from Heathrow flight by police
Delta flight attendant charged with stealing nearly 1,500 mini liquor bottles
Third-Class Medical Reform included in defense Bill: AVweb
FAA proposes Changes to GA Flight Training: AVwebFlash
Tarantulas on a plane: Passengers screamed, climbed on seats
EgyptAir cabin crew posted picture of plane crashing on Facebook year before tragic flight MS804
Passenger flight dodges three drones before landing in Bilbao

FEEDBACK

CJ – Next generation of TCAS?
Russell – Volocopter
Liz – Andreas … Read More »



APG 220 – EgyptAir 804 – Another LOC?

21st May

Photo credit: Aviation Herald/Google Earth
The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

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Nick’s chat with Mike Young of Aircrew Interviews – http://www.aircrewinterview.tv/
This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “An Interview with WWII Pilot Andy Anderson – Part Three”

NEWS

EgyptAir 804 Crash
“Aviation Expert” Flowchart
Multiple Failures Put Learjet 35A into the Atlantic
SERIOUS INCIDENT Boeing 757-224, N41140 80 NM Southwest of Dublin, Ireland 20 October 2013

FEEDBACK

Kevin – Problems at the Gate
Tim Van Raam – Fatal Crash involving FA-18
Big data Ken – China To Build 66 New Airports Over The Next Five Years
Larry Gregory – Speed Enforced By Aircraft
Mark in Ottawa – RCAF C-130 Flies into History
Chattanooga TIM – August 21 … Read More »



APG 219 – Pinching People’s Packages

12th May

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Miami Rick, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “An Interview with WWII Pilot Andy Anderson – Part Two”

NEWS

Airline chief sued by own pilots for claiming ‘flying is easier than driving a car’
Delta B712 near Nashville on May 8th 2016, turbulence drops engine cowl
DHL claims its drones are first to deliver
Aviation experts baffled after British Airways A380 lands at Heathrow with a SQUARE tyre
China Eastern A319 at Kangding on May 1st 2016, struck approach lights on final approach

FEEDBACK

Tom – 747 Supertanker Firefighter
Joe – X-15 pilot Manual
Ham Radio Jim – Tailstrike @MIA, Fly-By-Wire
Justin, Dan – Autothrottles
Charles – FB re. … Read More »



APG 218 – Cosmic Radiation

6th May

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “An Interview with WWII Pilot Andy Anderson”

NEWS

Delta MD90 at Atlanta on Apr 27th 2016, rejected takeoff due to ATC operational error
TAME E190 at Cuenca on Apr 28th 2016, overran runway
American Airlines sued after passenger killed by lightning
Cathay Pacific passenger caught impersonating pilot
Walking past first class fuels passenger air rage, says study
New Papal Jet?

FEEDBACK

Ray Williams – LHR runway switching. Advice for your trip to the UK
Heathrow Runway Alternation
Ahmad Dan-Hamid – Advances made in onboard weather radar tech
Ricardo – Aviation Podcasts
Nick Carson – A little joke

James – Emergency slide falls off plane
Kevin – … Read More »



APG 217 – 4 of Spades

29th April

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Pilot Pip

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “The Woman Who Flew the V1”

NEWS

Drone believed to have hit British Airways flight ‘may have been a plastic bag’
‘Death ray’ could be used at Heathrow to shut down flying drones
Former Concorde pilot died from deep vein thrombosis after flying BA plane from Shanghai
FAA orders fix for GE engines on up to 150 Boeing 787 jets
Rescuing Iron Maiden’s ‘Ed Force One’
Passenger’s suicide attempt thwarted by crew during Cathay Pacific flight
JetBlue pilot charged with drunken flying on trip from Florida to JFK Airport

FEEDBACK

Jason – My B737 simulator session and a book
Fly by Wire: … Read More »



APG 216 – Airliner Hits Drone? Pre-Flight Anxiety

22nd April

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Al

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “The Last of the Phantoms”

NEWS

British Airways A320 at London on Apr 17th 2016, drone impacts aircraft
College Student Is Removed From Flight After Speaking Arabic on Plane
Update on FAA’s Inadvertent Disclosure of Personal Information
The Real Cost Of Simulated Stalls

FEEDBACK

David Self – Retired BA Flight Attendant
Brett – SLC Turbulence
Big Data Ken – Happy Easter

Matt – Que the drone music…TCAS for Drones
Soren Nielsen – Too many questions
Dispatch Gregg – A diversion story, Medical Assistance
Prebuy Guy – New Airshow Restrictions
Anonymous – Korean Air
Denver Yanis – Pre-Flight Anxiety, Pets

VIDEO

Audible.com Trial Membership Offer – Get your free … Read More »



APG 215 – Mad Dog Sandwich

15th April

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “Mount Fiji and Flight 911”

NEWS

FlyDubai Update: From Russian IAC
Plane turned around for couple to visit dying grandson
Navy P-8 Poseidon Locates Castaways On A Deserted Island In The Pacific
Woman and her dog lost for nine days in Arizona forest are rescued after searchers find a ‘HELP’ sign she made out of sticks

FEEDBACK

Russ – YC-14
Mike – APG Sonex Flight
Sonex landing at typical uncontrolled airport
Sonex Basic Aerobatics
The 3 Types Of Static And Dynamic Aircraft Stability
Jim – Quick AME question
Brett – Supersonic Acme Red?
Andy – Parallel Approaches
Eric – ADS-B Receivers, MFS Add-On, DC-9 Variants
Do you … Read More »



APG 214 – Shark Bites

8th April

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

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This week’s Plane Tails by Captain Nick is entitled “A Tall Story”

NEWS

Pilots ‘Worked to Death’: Flydubai Whistleblower says Fatigue-related crash Predicted
Unique Challenges of Arriving at Major Fly-In Events Addressed in Aviation Safety Alert
FAA issues Airworthiness Directive following airspeed anomalies on Boeing 787 Dreamliners
‘Pull Up!’: Russian TV Airs Final Words of Pilots in Flydubai Jet Crash
Ace Pilots Belly Land Passenger Jet in Kazakhstan
Plane made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan 27.3.2016 | Viral Tube
Honduras To Build New, Safer Airport
Suspected fragment of MH370 business class cabin found on Rodrigues Island, east of Africa
Berlin A320 near Nantes on Apr 2nd 2016, first officer incapacitated … Read More »



APG 213 – Delta Pee

31st March

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Miami Rick, and Dr. Steph

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NEWS

Egypt A320 near Cairo on Mar 29th 2016, hijack to Larnaca ended peacefully, hijacker arrested, no explosives
Alaska Airlines cancels 20 flights Monday due to volcanic ash concerns
Airline pilot charged with running ‘string of brothels’
American Airlines pilot charged for allegedly being drunk
Delta employee arrested with more than $282,000 in backpack
Anchorage air traffic controllers avert disaster by guiding low-on-fuel jet to Unalakleet

FEEDBACK

Matt – B-777 Pick Up
Michael – How Boeing Named Their 700 Series Jets
Swedish Andreas – Clarification, Gliders for Disabled Pilots, Cockpit Evacuations
Taj – Triple Seven Questions
Brent – Miami Hick
Ross in England – Blown tires
CJ the C130 Pilot – App Recommendations – … Read More »



APG 212 – Brussels, Rostov-on-Don, Single-Frequency Communications

26th March

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, Captain Nick and special guest, Carl Stebbings

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NEWS

Brussels Airport to remain closed indefinitely; ICAO condemns attacks
Investigators able to decode data from Flydubai damaged CVR
Malaysia B772 over Gulf of Thailand on Mar 8th 2014, aircraft missing, data indicate flight MH-370 ended west of Australia, first MH-370 debris identified
TAM A321 at Iguassu Falls on Mar 18th 2016, tail plane takes a slab
iPhone 6 Catches Fire During Flight
High Flier? Airline Attendant Bolts LAX Without Cocaine, Gucci Shoes

FEEDBACK

Swedish Andreas – Mixing Military and GA
Steve – Air Asia Pacific 727 landing gear emergency landing on Guam
Swedish Andreas – Speed Check
Armando – Global Entry/Sentry Program
Daniel Sinico – Watch “Beech … Read More »



APG 211 – Packing Tips

21st March

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Miami Rick, Dr. Steph and Captain Nick.

Mike Karrel’s Flying and Life podcast
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NEWS

Crash: Flydubai B738 at Rostov on Don on Mar 19th 2016, missed runway after holding for 2 hours
Incident: United B772 near Mumbai on Mar 15th 2016, double generator failure
Lufthansa jet and drone nearly collide near LAX

FEEDBACK

David – ShelfPack
Micah – Packing & Luggage
Prepaid Data SIM Card
LuggageWorks Suitcase that Miami Rick and Capt. Jeff Use
Landon – Chunks of Flaps and Wing Missing?
Christopher Sims – Block Technique
Nick Wilson – RIP Joe Patroni
Ham Radio Jim is Cured! (or IS he?)
Spy-vs-Spy Graphic
Boeing YC-14
Steve – Pam Ann
David – 777 wake-up video
Micah – This Really Bugged Me
Mike – Rick’s Slick … Read More »



APG 210 – Potable?

19th March

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Miami Rick, Dr. Steph and Captain Nick.

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NEWS

German Wings Accident Report
Germanwings crash: victims’ relatives say Lufthansa should have stopped pilot flying
2 planes report nearly striking drones in Charlotte
First Cape drone pilots graduate

FEEDBACK

Jeff/Steve – Republic Airways Files for Bankruptcy, Blaming a Pilot Shortage
Matt – Artificial Joints, Missile Evasion Maneuvers
Glen Towler – Alegiant Airline Rant!
Ken – NASA video of Wind Tunnel Model of New Aircraft
Carl – Beer tasting and airplanes event
Tim – Scott Kelly’s Year in Space – The New York Times
Brentt – Do a Barrel Roll for Me, Tiny Plane
Colin – 717s, CRM
Mike – JetBlue Airways Ab Initio Training
Larry – Chemtrails – Vindicated
Paul Dasilva – Engine … Read More »



APG 209 – Baby in the Bag

14th March

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Miami Rick, and Captain Nick.

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NEWS

Shock after passenger discovers a baby hidden in woman’s hand luggage on Air France flight – Mirror Online
American 767 engine shutdown in London
FAA Requires Inspections on Aging 777s

FEEDBACK

Big Ron – Aviación al Día: ‘Sofisticada’ bomba que explotó en avión somalí pasó por rayos X
Jason – “Armstrong Spiral?”
Rich – Pacific crossing route differences
Alfred – B29 Restoration update and B52 restoration
Janel E. – Kreuger flaps and slats. What’s the difference?
Al C. – Bruce Dickinson & 747
Tim – 17 yrs old and route to becoming an airline pilot APG Feedback/questions
Donald Johnson – BBC Documentary called Fighter Pilot
Joseph Schena – Huh???

Stuart Thomson – NATs: … Read More »



APG 208.5 – Feedback Extra!

9th March

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick.

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FEEDBACK

Edward Steinfeld – favourite airports
Daniel Sinico – Awesome video and amazing stories about the F104!
Grant, Carl, Chandrasekhar – How To Fly a Boeing 737
Swedish Jim – Automatic emergency landing!
Swedish Jim – Why you should really use seatbelt
Nick in Maine – Feedback Suggestion
Matt – APG App Age Restriction
Thianar – Great App!
Taj – CRM Old vs New Generation
Tim VR – Valentine Treats
Big Ron – Lithium Batteries
Capt. Nick – Should Airplanes Be Flying Themselves?
Matt – Loving the APG App
Joel – Fond Memories of B-747?
Michael Barth – Inadvertent Takeoff of Handley Page Victor
Don Sebastian – A380 Hard Landing at Oshkosh
Stuart Aslett – Swiss A321 … Read More »



APG 208 – Last Flight of a Beautiful Lady

4th March

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Miami Rick, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick.

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NEWS

Debris in Mozambique Is Thought to Come From Malaysia Airlines Plane
DOT rule protects air passengers from e-cigarette aerosol
Easyjet A319 at Bristol on Feb 16th 2016, flaps instead gear retracted
Inaugural Boeing 727 makes its final flight to Museum of Flight

FEEDBACK

David Grant – Capt. Jerry’s AFG 200th Episode!
Capt. Rob Finch – Wisdom
Glen (New Zealand) – Door Open in Flight
John K. – My Flying Career Journey
Carl Houghton – Drones in Miami
Nick Carson – Cockpit Layout
Jonathan – Mach 24
Liz Pyper – Customs Pre-Clearance
Michael Karrels – 772LR and Polar flying
Devin – MTRs Feedback
Mascha – Dutch Police Training Eagles to Take Down Drones
Commercial pilot … Read More »



APG 207 – Eric “Winkle” Brown – Gone West

28th February

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Miami Rick, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick.

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NEWS

U.N. agency bans lithium-ion batteries on passenger aircraft
Atlanta Airport Gives TSA Ultimatum to Improve or Get Out

FEEDBACK

Bhavesh in KENYA – Reading Recs from Rick?
Armando – AA Discrimination? / Cultural Adaptation
Seth Valentine – APG Syndrome, GA Aircraft, Question for Rick
Joe – some insight on the logistics and procedures involved into getting product around the world
Chris – China Airlines goes off roading! Semi-Lever Main Landing Gear
Luke – Concorde and Konkordski
Greg – Mach Loop
Mark VR – 747-8 video and story
Ross – Cruise piloting?
Michael Karrels – foreign flight planning
Frik – FYI or TMI? Breastfeeding Woman
Brad Tate – Laser protection eyewear
402Phil – How … Read More »



APG 206 – CAVU to You

19th February

The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick.

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NEWS

Virgin Atlantic flight back in UK after ‘laser incident’
How dangerous are lasers to planes?
CAAZ impounds US cargo plane . . . Bleeding body, millions of rands found on board
Study: 90% Of Plane Landings Just Barely Pulled Off

FEEDBACK

Chris Randall – Long EZ “The Red Devil”
Darren Card – Long-Haul Truck Driver in Australia
Vinicius Rosa – Relationship Between Bad Weather and Fuel Consumption?
Swedish Andreas – Build Your Own Jet Engine
Matt/YogiMo – Cruising Levels/Performance?
Big Ron – Air Facts Journal: Surviving a mid-air
Phillip – CAVU to You

Tillman – Jet Engine Maintenance, GA Winter Flying

Bhavesh in KENYA – Lagos, Cadets
Christopher Sims – Manual Flying Skills, Block … Read More »



APG 205 – Where am I? I don’t know.

13th February

The crew for this week’s episode is Captain Jeff, Miami Rick, Dr. Steph, Captain Nick and special guest Paul Whittle “The App Guy”

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NEWS

Somali authorities identify suspect in jetliner blast
Former aircraft company executive killed in Arizona crash
Drone Crashes Into 40th Floor Of Empire State Building
FAA Issues Critical SAFO to Airlines on Lithium Batteries

FEEDBACK

Barton – Hurdles to Obtaining Pilot’s License
Ross from England – Descending and accelerating
Lucas – Jamaica, Mon
Alex – AF 747
Nick Acosta – Hoverbike Video
Travis – Cabin Service Staff Question
Don Sebastian – Your future?
Aviation Week’s Check 6 Podcast – Next-Generation Flight Tools
Fabian – Feedback Episode 201 & 197
PilotsEyeTV
Tim Van Raam – Cool Garage Doors

Mechanic Bob – Holding
Brett Seymour – Mad-Dog retirement question … Read More »



APG 204 – Flying West

5th February

The crew for this week’s episode is Captain Jeff, Miami Rick, Dr. Steph and Captain Nick.

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NEWS

Daallo A321 near Mogadishu on Feb 2nd 2016, explosion rips fuselage open
American Airlines crew reported BURNING smell on aborted Flight AA109
In-flight fist fight: Airplane grounded following mid-air cabin crew brawl
British Airways B744 at London on Jan 30th 2016, both main gear did not extend
Boeing Completes Successful 737 MAX First Flight
Blind RAF Hawk Pilot Lands Safely with Help from Wingman

FEEDBACK

Natacha – ICAO Language Proficiency
Frank from Germany – Congrats to your 200th show
CJ the C-130 pilot – Science student reinvents the airplane wing
Yet another reason airliner wings need not be perfectly smooth…
Big Ron – Car-plane
Big Data Ken – Why did Allegiant Air’s … Read More »



APG 203 – Pizza and Beer

29th January

The crew for this week’s episode is Captain Jeff, Miami Rick, and Captain Nick.

Here’s a link to the Google Play Store to download your copy of the Airline Pilot Guy mobile app, Android version: Click Me!

NEWS

Retired Alaska Airlines Captain Accused Of Piloting Plane While Under The Influence
‘Plane wreckage’ found in Thailand fuels talk of missing Malaysian jet
FAA updates flight review guidance
JFK allowed passengers arriving on international flight to exit without going through Customs
German tourist escorted off plane by police after ‘opening emergency exit door just for fun’
It happened again: AA flight diverted back to DFW, airline claims dark runway
FAA Registered Nearly 300,000 Unmanned Aircraft Owners

FEEDBACK

Virtual Captain Paul/Bhavesh – Tatarstan B735 crash on go-around report
Paul – Technician at EWR

Airliners could ditch their co-pilots under EU plan to improve safety and cut costs
Capt. Oli … Read More »



APG 202 – A Turkey of a Flight

21st January

The crew for this week’s episode is Captain Jeff, Miami Rick, Doctor Steph, and Captain Nick.

Nick dropped out at about the 46 minute mark due to overheating equipment and island bandwidth. It was good to have him for a third of the show, though!

Here’s a link to the Google Play Store to download your copy of the Airline Pilot Guy mobile app, Android version: Click Me!

NEWS

A Man For All Seasons
EasyJet urges cross-check rigour after take-off data incidents
Unfairly kicked off flight, Sikh, Muslims sue airline for $9 Million
Red Arrows issue warning after training session stopped by fans taking photos
Delta Airlines Allows Turkey On Flight For ‘Emotional Support’

FEEDBACK

Nev – Metric and Imperial
Ahmad – Undoing Mach Tuck
Mach Tuck – Wikipedia
Joe schema – Retard Retard
Paul – Standing take-off
Conor Rafferty – Hero Pilot Stops Plane Take Get … Read More »



APG 201 – Know Where You’re Going?

15th January

o you know where you’re going? Apparently, pilot crews on a couple of flights in the last few weeks didn’t. What we can tell you, though, is the APG knows. We have set our sights on continuing to improve our show and grow our community!



APG 200 – The Bicentennial Edition

10th January

Our “Official” 200th episode! You will notice that we are saying “we,” “our,” et cetera a lot more lately. The Airline Pilot Guy show has evolved into a team effort. Dr. Steph and Miami Rick joined the show last year, and now we’re pleased to say that Captain Nick Anderson, aka Old.Pilot and “The Curmudgeon” has been invited to join the crew as well (I really hope he declines, though!) 😉

Quite a surprise awaited me (Capt. Jeff) when I flew down to Miami to join Steph and Rick to record this episode. Apparently, a plan had been in the works for months (spearheaded by Capt. Al I’m told) to have some of the “Brits” fly over “The Pond” to join in the celebration. A great time was had by all. If you … Read More »



APG 199.5 – Happy New Year!

31st December

Well, we managed to squeeze in one more show before the end of 2015. Because we’re planning a big show in January (episode 200!), we thought we should try to answer some feedback.

NEWS

Report from Australian investigators suggests MH370 was a ‘zombie plane’
Amazon in talks to lease Boeing jets to launch its own air-cargo business
FAA scolds Allegiant for having to make emergency low-fuel landing

FEEDBACK

Micah – Aviation Career News
XNA Nick – Normal procedures and flow diagrams for B777
Joe – Another possible circuit breaker related accident
XNA Nick – NTSB full investigation notes for USAir1702 accident at PHL last year
Steve – Codeshares, fee for departure and scope
Steve – Checklists, flows, and new SOPs
Mike and FO Jeff – Air traffic controller to cops: I smoke meth to stay awake
Taj – Unmanned Hot Air Ballons
Stuart – 737 … Read More »



APG 199 – Happy Holidays!

18th December

NEWS

Passenger opens door and triggers slider on board Volarisflight 714
Fire fighters spray foam on wrong plane during engine emergency
Holiday laser displays raising safety concerns for pilots
Small Lithium Battery-powered Vehicles Banned by several airlines
Tokyo’s drone squad will deploy 10-foot drones armed with nets to police the sky
UAS Registration and Marking Requirements
Qatar A359 at New York on Dec 10th 2015, rejected takeoff
Southwest Airlines pilot tells 109 passengers that part of the wing had ‘fallen off’
AI staffer death: Internal mail blames human factors for freak accident

FEEDBACK

Yunus – Air Asia 8501
Chris – Darn it, you could have met me when you were at the Udvar-Hazy center!!!
Louis – Fuselage Shed Anyone?
Tony Fletcher – Hey, I can’t get my gear up!
Chris Cheatwood – Smoke from Engines at Startup
Jaime – Aircraft Lifespan
Swedish Andreas – Rant regarding AirAsia Stall
Charles Bowser … Read More »



APG 198 – Qatar 778 Preliminary Report

11th December

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

NEWS

Actor Morgan Freeman in plane scare
Wild boars on runway send SpiceJet plane off it
‘Six-month delay’ for Heathrow decision
Qatar 778 Preliminary Report

FEEDBACK
Incredible Video – Jeff Dangel
Boeing says to roll out first 737 MAX in early December – Nick Acosta
JetPack flown in New York around the Statue of Liberty – Big Ron
Project Update #18: Restoration of the B-29 Superfortress at Nuclear Museum by National Museum of Nuclear Science – Larry Gregory
Swedish Andreas – Cerebral Palsy
Carl – Iraqi Airways to Fly Direct to DC
Larry Gregory – Aviation Acronyms
Stubbed Flight – First Officer Brad
Airline Pilot Chatter
Nick Acosta – Etihad A380 Tour at the Dubai Airshow
Brett Seymour – More Agony?
Janet hiring FOs – Mike Dell
Carl – Cirrus Pricing
Scott Richardson – Crazy flight attendant
Mike Dell – USCG MH-65 hit by laser
Nevil Bounds – APU Unserviceable?
Bryan Lewis … Read More »



APG 197 – Automation Dependency Strikes Again

6th December

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Miami Rick’s Appearance on Airplane Geeks Podcast

NEWS

Chinese ATC to Adopt English-only Policy
Fiji Sevens rugby team’s ultimate show of selflessness
American pilot arrested after ‘police found 22lbs of cocaine in his bag’ at airport in Peru
Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 – Final Report

FEEDBACK
Safe Taxi Speed? – Nicolas Jackson
Andrew – Boeing Everett Factory and the Museum of Flight
Heavy Maintenance Practices article – Ken
Tyler Herrick – Seatbelts
Albert – Qantas 737 jet in tailstrike at Sydney Airport after wrong data tapped into iPad
Daniel Sinico – Roger!
Anthony Tibbs – Unplugging / APG194
Mike – One Man Fire Station
Luke From Australia! First Feedback
Scott Shields – Pilots and Taxes
Robert – Supersonic Private Jet
David Verch – Frisbee Fairing
Dispatch Gregg – New book…”Texting in the Cockpit”
Danish – I met Astronaut Chris Hadfield!!!

David Shore – Aircraft Lavs
Tom Seagraves – Audio
Omega Tau Podcast – … Read More »



APG 196 – The Rickipedia

26th November

Photo Credit: Evan Schoo

Get your Acme Airlines t-shirts here: Teespring

NEWS

Ghostrider gunship scrapped after inverted flight scare
A Pilot’s career in the balance after MILITARY STRENGTH LASER attack on plane at Heathrow
Aviatraffic B733 at Osh on Nov 22nd 2015, hard landing collapses all gear
American Airlines officials allow passengers on a flight from Mexico to skip customs and leave JFK airport… days after ISIS threaten to attack New York

FEEDBACK
Airbus Official Urges Major Changes to Recurrent Training – Charath Ram Ranganathan
Kevin – Tesla Autopilot
Air Traffic Control Chatter… – Tim VanRaam
Feedback – Yunus EROL
Automation Survey – Aysen
Nick Carson – Most Memorable Flight?, How long does it take?, Feedback (Before Thanksgiving??)
Mechanic Bob – Centrifugal Compressors, Ignitors
Mayday the Passenger Who Landed a Plane – Miklos
Justin – Funny photo & question about Balanced Field
Mike – How to Land a Helicopter … Read More »



APG 195 – Mustaches in Movember

22nd November

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NEWS

Failed Windows 3.1 system blamed for shutting down Paris airport
Allegiant Pilot Says He was Wrongly Fired Over Evacuation
Seattle’s Ferris wheel hit by drone
FAA: Think Twice about “Drone Registration” Firms
Support For Pilots With Mental Health Problems More Helpful In Reducing Suicide Risks Than Two In Cockpit Requirement: Experts
Pilot of passenger plane that crash-landed in Pakistan was intoxicated and over-tired, investigation reveals
Monarch Paints Mustaches On Aircraft For Movember
International flight emergency lands in Billings, residents pitch in to feed passengers
China’s jet shows wrong way take off
It’s going to be okay. – The Oatmeal

FEEDBACK
Travis from Australia – 737 Landing Gear
Stuart Thomson – Question on Oceanic Clearance Delivery / ACARS
Utah Brad – General Aviation aircraft engines
Jim Popowich – L1011 Tristar Air Intake
Jules from Down Under – Starlifter Incident
Ahmad – Update on … Read More »



APG 194 – Mmmm… Hot Pockets!

14th November

Photo Credit: Tony Branston (via Flickr) CC-SA-2.0

NEWS
ASN Aircraft accident British Aerospace BAe-125-700A N237WR Akron-Fulton International Airport, OH (AKR)
Expressjet CRJ2 near Huntsville on Nov 11th 2015, fuel leak

FEEDBACK
Mechanic Bob – Adjusting Fuel Mixture in Turbine
Nevil Bounds – Concorde Sim Ride
Omega Tau Podcast Episode 166 – Flying the Concorde
Big Ron – Holding
Captain Al – Airbus FD Mode Reversion
Captain Al – Farnborough v2.0
Anthony – Long Haul/Short Haul, FD Mode Reversion
Anthony – Seat Belt Light Discussion
Mattyfab – Holding/Diverting
Micah – APG & an MRI
Hillel – Odd policy on 777
Paul – No Checklist for Situation, Callsigns
JR Paguia’s Alter Ego – Audio feedback…
Nick Acosta – Atlas Air Ground Ops Video
Nick Acosta/David Verch – Updates on the 1st 727’s Last Flight + Interior Photo Tour
John Schaap – Thought you might want to talk about turbulence. What causes turbulence, and is … Read More »



APG 193 – Flatulence is the Word

6th November

“Lleyn sheep” by User:Jackhynes – Own work. Cropped and tuned in Picasa. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

NEWS

Metrojet A321 over Sinai on Oct 31st 2015, disappeared from radar in climb over Sinai
Dynamic B762 at Fort Lauderdale on Oct 29th 2015, fuel leak results in engine fire
Shaheen B734 at Lahore on Nov 3rd 2015, runway excursion, both main gear collapsed
Royal Brunei B788 near Manila on Oct 21st 2015, engine shut down in flight, both engines damaged
Update: Lufthansa E195 at Warsaw on Jul 20th 2015, near collision with drone
Laser pointed at American Airlines flight in San Diego, pilot hospitalized
Drone crash causes Hollywood electricity blackout

FEEDBACK
Lucas – Grooved Runway Braking Action
Lucas’s Plane Spotting Website
Pasadena Brian – New MH370 Info
Swedish Jim – Some minor questions
Micah – You Asked For It, You Got It
Capt. Nick – PA … Read More »



APG 192 – 737 Gear Problems, Russian Hackers, Extreme STOL

30th October

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

NEWS

Accident: Peruvian B733 at Cuzco on Oct 23rd 2015, right main gear collapse on landing
Accident: Comair B734 at Johannesburg on Oct 26th 2015, left main gear collapse on landing
Incident: Malindo B738 enroute on Oct 24th 2015, e-cigarette inadvertently activated
AirLive.net: NEWS Russia ‘tried to hack #MH17 inquiry system’
Airport employee busted for taking selfie on plane wing

LINKS

FEEDBACK
Bhavesh – L-1011.airlinereporter.com
Chris Marsh – Google Search
Robert Zwerdling – Tom Hanks is Capt. Sully
David – Follow the Greens
Big Ron – Naughty Flight Attendant
Marianna – Death of American Airlines Pilot
David – Pilot Dies Mid-Flight, Stupid Statements regarding “planes flying themselves”
CaptT – APG 7500
James K(D)eane – Wake Turbulence in Tiger
Swedish Jim – Did you do this in the military?
Brad – Torque Settings, Centrifugal/Axial Flow Turbines, Igniters
Sonex Xenos
Jim Howard – It’s great to see Delta really honoring our vets!
Steve … Read More »



APG 191.5 – Feedback Extra

26th October

Just another “Feedback Extra” show to try to catch up on the huge pile of feedback!

FEEDBACK
Derek – Eastern 401
John – Fuel/Air Mixture, FAA Advisory Circular on Model Aircraft Operations
Chris Cheatwood – Aircraft Transition Training
ymoeller – Long Flight Advice?
Will from Austin – Emergency Evacuations with Luggage
Montana Craig – mountainous vfr departure
Scott in London – Gulfstream Crash in MA
Arich – Video?
Ken – Thermals and Aim Points
David – Airline Clothing and Escalators

Scott Richardson – World’s first remote-control air traffic control tower is up and running
Ivor – Main Line vs Regionals
Paul – Engine Build Expert
Ralph – Question About Finding Holes in Storm Clouds

Nick Acosta – Atlas Air Corporate Fact Sheet
Nige – Takeoff with Tailwind
Mathew Fabricius – Engine Difference Training
Carl – Feedback on episode 186 RC-135 story
Shane – Feedback from Seattle
Don – Final update Citation 560XL Door … Read More »



APG 191 – Don’t Smoke the Ganja, Mon

23rd October

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

NEWS

Reclined Seat Rage Allegedly Leads To Mid-Air Choking on Southwest Flight
Man Dies On Flight After Biting Passenger
UAL Acting Chief Exec – Oscar Munoz suffered heart attack last week
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces Unmanned Aircraft Registration Requirement
US Airways’ final flight closes curtain on another major airline

LINKS

FEEDBACK
Adam Asmar – This just proves that a lot of PAPERWORK is required when dealing with the FAA
Geoff Gallaway – EGPWS SOUND
Not Current Kevin – B-777 out of Manila Folders
Steve Ward – What NOT to Do as an AirCrew Member!
Jonathan – Marijuana Laws
Micah – KUOW (Seattle Public Radio) Piece about the B17 & Boeing
Anne Rienks – How to tackle the most embarrassing problem on planes
Ross in England – MD-90 incident – FMS missing Dulles
Mitch – Love your podcast
APG Syndrome
Wes – Coast Guard Video
David – Mad … Read More »



APG 190 – A Jolly Good Show

18th October

Photo Credit: YouTube

NEWS

Engine Cowling Opens During Takeoff In Passenger Video Onboard Sky Airline Flight 112
Accident: Mahan B743 at Tehran on Oct 15th 2015, uncontained engine failure
Singapore A333 at Singapore on Oct 11th 2015, aircraft “kneeling” at the gate
Malaysia Airlines MH17 Report Reveals Shocking Details About Final Moments
Dutch Safety Board Video
EASA issues missile advisory to airlines
Plane that crashed into Lake Worth mobile home departed from Orlando, NTSB says
Delta Connection plane forced to abort take off when car spotted on runway
Birmingham-bound Monarch flight intercepted by fighter jet
VIDEO Woman gives birth at 9,000m on long-haul China Airlines flight!

LINKS

FEEDBACK
agentmeade – Taxiways
Patrick – Question about transferability of skills between types
James Keane – Small aircraft flying themselves again…
Alex Lehman – Suggestions for Atlanta airport and non-precision approaches
Tim Van Raam – Let’s see Fred Sansome try this with his … Read More »



APG 189 – Christmas and Drones, Captain Dies On Flight, Man in Suitcase

12th October

Photo Credit: YouTube

NEWS

FAA Nightmare: A Million Christmas Drones
Pilot Reports Of UAV Sightings Up Dramatically
NAV Canada CEO: ‘Jail time’ needed for reckless UAV operators
An open and shut case! Man is caught trying to smuggle himself out of Peru in a suitcase
AA Flight 550 Diverts, Pilot passes away InFlight

LINKS
AirplaneGeeks 371 Kevin Michaels

FEEDBACK
Andrew – Pilot Shortage
Don’s Low-Cost ATP Plan
Sean – Mryia
Mike Dell – “Low Flight” – By an F-4 driver
Jeff – Skyfaring (book)
My APG Amazon Link
Ross – BA 747 refurb – from Ross in England
Swedish Matt – 747 and Seniority
Stuart Aslett – 360° cockpit view | SWISS Airbus A320 | Geneva – Zurich
Nick – Where and how can I set up the ILS frequency on the main pedestal?
Rebecca – pilot w/out arms
Nevil Bounds – Seatbelt Light, Immigration at RDU
Glenn – Supersonic B-777?
Charath – Mnemonics, Flight … Read More »



APG 188 – Whirring Propeller of Death

3rd October

NEWS

Spider on a Plane
Pilots Bill of Rights changes
Trigana AT42 Update
Aviastar DHC6 near Makassar on Oct 2nd 2015, aircraft missing
Luxair DH8D at Saarbruecken on Sep 30th 2015, smoke in cabin, landing on belly
New Flight Deck Apps Help Pilots Avoid Turbulence

FEEDBACK
Big Data Ken – Airplane grounded after popped champagne cork damages ceiling
Stuart – Video-Timelapse as Severe Weather Shuts Down Major Airport (ATL)
David – uPilot Flight Simulation
Trae Lefan – Polk State Flight Team
Gregory Dubin – Southwest flight headed for Denver didn’t announce diversion to Colorado Springs
Stuart – Flying to the Ends of the Earth | Monday 8pm | Channel 4
Tim Van Raam – Just about right
Nick Acosta – Evergreen’s Defunct 747 Supertanker Is Rising From The Ashes
Frik – Those darn ACME pilots
Barton – DC-3s, Infinite Flight app
Pip – Hectopaschal/millibars
Justin – Jai Alai IPA
Ross in England … Read More »



APG 187 – Flight Diverts to Save Dog, B-777 Hits Approach Lights at MIA

28th September

NEWS

Air Canada pilot diverts Toronto-bound flight to save dog’s life
Qatar B773 at Miami on Sep 15th 2015, struck approach lights on departure
If You’re From One of These Five States, You’ll Likely Need a Passport for a Domestic Flight
Pope Francis flies American Airlines during visit to USA
One small airplane landed on Red Hill Avenue, Irvine this evening

LINKS
Support The Aviation Herald!
The Aviation Herald iPhone/iPad app
Follow @airlinepilotguy @miami_rick @plumdiggity #apgasheville

FEEDBACK
Ray – L-1011 Video
Josh Chambless – Excitement in Nashville
Tim Van Raam – Louis CK Flying
Maxwell – VIDEO – CHARGES LAID FOLLOWING LASER STRIKE ON AIR2
Stuart Aslett – Flights Resume At Dublin Airport After Fire
Lee in New Jersey – Major milestone in US commercial aviation coming soon
Marianna – when is a crash a crash?
Robert Zwerdling – TriFan 600 VTOL
Glen – Gabbing on the Freq
Chattanooga Tim – Geico … Read More »



APG 186 – Wrong Airliner, Door Falls Off Cessna Jet, Drone at US Open

17th September

NEWS

Oops: American Accidentally Flies Wrong Plane To Hawaii
[REAL ATC] “Our door FLEW OFF the aircraft!!!” @SFO
N509UP on FlightAware
NTSB Final Report: Runway Overrun During Rejected Takeoff
Teacher Arrested for Flying a Drone at U.S. Open
Police Remove Unruly Woman, Pet From United Express Flight
2 dead in a plane crash on the set of Tom Cruise film, ‘Mena’

LINKS
Support The Aviation Herald!
The Aviation Herald iPhone/iPad app
APG Meet-Up in Asheville September 19! Follow @airlinepilotguy @miami_rick @plumdiggity #apgasheville

FEEDBACK
Isaac – Fisherman goes after Drone
Frik – Super Scooper Firefighting Plane
John from Portland – Photographer Doused in Flame Retardant
Charlotte Phil – Holding short RWY 20 in the Warrior
B.C. – Aviation Career Advice
Robert Zwerdling – Eurocontrol Weather Forum
David Verch – MD-80 Video
Mark Ross – Loose nut costs Air Force $62.4 million in accident
Larry – NMUSAF Dayton
Jacob – Book Suggestions
Say Again, Please by Bob … Read More »


APG 185 – Confidence without Arrogance

11th September

NEWS

Airline fears of pilot shortage spark Congress fight over required training
United Airlines CEO steps down after Port Authority probe
British Airways B772 at Las Vegas on Sep 8th 2015, rejected takeoff due to engine fire

LINKS
TIME SENSITIVE Aer Lingus Cadetship

FEEDBACK
Don the PreBuyGuy – Audio Feedback
Dan – Small world
The Oaks Airfield
Matt Maranto – Chicago O’Hare International Airport has gone Green….
Pasadena Brian – APU air starter issues
Lewis – Career Advice
Warrant Officer
Private Pilot Kevin – Oshkosh Controllers
Jarad – Good Captain and Leadership Skills
Mark – Airbus’ long-range jet puts 19-hour non-stop flight back on the radar
Mark – Passenger forced to sit next to pool of vomit on Ryanair flight
Isaac – Great visual of a microburst
Steve – Light twin emergency landing
Mark – Woman with no flight experience crash lands plane with help from controller
Controller Zach – Airport Authority
Brett Seymour … Read More »



APG 184 – Airshow Crashes, Drone Strike, Monkey Poop

5th September

News in this episode:

Plane crashes at New York Air Show
Airshow practice – crash – Friday 28 Aug
Plane crashes at Austrian air show Flugshow Hirt 2015
About That Airplane Part That Was Supposed to Solve the MH370 Mystery …
And the world’s busiest airport is …
FAA starts testing its drone safety app
ADS-B, TCAS ‘Unreliable’ In Southeast In September
Bonanza Air Taxi Crash, Long Island

LINKS
ACME T-shirts Campaign ends September 6!

FEEDBACK
Mark Van Raam – NASA Langley crashes a plane for science
Mike Dell – Learn to Fly – 1000 rockers
HP from Norway – Punk IPA

Swedish Jim – 737 lands att Arlanda, top quality audio – in Stereo!
Swedish Jim – Audio feedback and new information regarding Nextjet – axe-flight – from Stockholm to Örnsköldsvik
Big Ron – Pilot plays Top Gun music during take-off
J.R. Paguia – Weird Dream
Martin from Sweden – … Read More »



APG 183 – Mad Dog Control Problem, Airbus Autothrust, Cellphone Fires

31st August

News in this episode:

Swedish pilot uses axe to open locked toilet door
Ex-Air Force pilot in dogfight to save historic Boeing from scrapyard
Cellphone Fire Aboard British Airways Flight
What Do Spy Plane Pilots Eat?
Iron Maiden Unveil New Jumbo Jet, ‘Ed Force One,’ and Preliminary World Tour Plans
Man slashed with ladies’ razor, suspect pepper sprayed by passenger while exiting flight at JFK Airport
Allegiant MD83 at Las Vegas on Aug 17th 2015, rejected takeoff due to premature rotation

LINKS
ACME T-shirts Campaign ends September 6!

FEEDBACK
Ivor McDonald – Flying Song
Dan – Audio/video feedback – from the cockpit, enroute to Oshkosh
Eirik from Norway – Interesting Question? So…
Kenny – Audio Feedback
Private Pilot Rich – Airplane Nicknames
Barton Hammond – Burn Fuel Before Takeoff, Go-Around
Pilot Pat – Air France 447 Reconstruction Video
Ken – Kayak Fishing Podcast
Devin – Coefficient of Friction for TOLD, … Read More »



APG 182 – Pranked!

23rd August

News in this episode:

Brussels Airlines A-320 Near Miss with Drone
NTSB Probable Cause Report on Harrison Ford’s Crash
Plane with 54 on board crashes in remote Indonesian region
Alitalia Airbus A319 flight severely damaged during hail storm
American A321 at Charlotte on Aug 15th 2015, hit runway lights on go around after hard landing

LINKS
ACME T-shirts

FEEDBACK
Isaac – Recommended reading list?
Dispatch Gregg – Flight Simulator feedback/question
Daniel Sinico – 30 years of Lockheed 1011 Delta 191 accident
American Airlines 191
Dean – What happens if you become ill while flying?
Conor – What It’s Really Like to Be an Airline Pilot
Steve – AF museum
James – One step towards the goal
Bhavesh – Brake Cooling
Craig Pyzik – Greenhorn CFI Blog
Virgil – Easy Victor
Tim – Hotel Costs
Joe – Online Schedule
Dispatch Gregg – LGA Tower
Schuyler Morales – On Crew Hotels…
FO Jeff – MiG 29 Demo feedback
Sport … Read More »



APG 181 – Titanic Brewing Company Pubcast

14th August

News in this episode:

United B772 near London on Aug 7th 2015, spark(l)ing seat
Delta Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing After Flying Through Hail Storm
Heathrow launches steeper approach trial to reduce noise

LINKS
Titanic Brewing Company

FEEDBACK
Micah – Vertigo
Tom – Flight of Passage
Trevor – Green laser pointer safety
John Schaap – Video from on board Cathay Pacific CX884 diversion
Swedish Jim – Bomb bag and diving in an airplane feedback
Mike Dell – F-111 Aerial Refuel
Tim Van Raam – Custom airplane makes emergency landing near Fernley – from Reno Gazette Journal
Tim Van Raam – Oshkosh air festival’s pink-shirted wizards of spatial relations
Carl – Landing at AirVenture
Charlotte Phil – That stuff on telephone poles
Ahmad – Feedback/suggestion to iTunes
John Schaap – Airliners come within 100 feet of drone over New York
Scott Jones – FlightAware ADS-B
Scott’s Personal Page
Nick (aka Old.Pilot) – Manual … Read More »



APG 180 – Potable Problem Prevented, MH370 Update, Laser-Proof Glasses

7th August

Captain Jeff is joined by Miami Rick (@Miami_Rick).

News in this episode:

Hunt for MH370: More Debris Found on Réunion Island
Phenom Crash at Blackbushe Update
American Airlines B-757 inflight turnback due to loss of potable water
Suburban N.Y. homeowner parks plane in driveway, angers neighbors
Doctor develops glasses to protect airline pilots from laser attacks

FEEDBACK
Travis – Learning to fly
Fred Fickenwirth – Researchers Hack Air-Gapped Computer With Simple Cell Phone
Fred Fickenwirth – Analysis of the fatal Virgin Galactic crash
Jeff – Hotels/Overnights
Frik – NOT going green, but… MiG-29 Vertical Takeoff at RIAT
Brendon Clunie – L-1011 Question, Student Pilots Australia
Passenger Ken – LGA headline
Tim from Central MA – College Degree, Flight School
Akeem – My life long dream has finally come true
Tadeo (Taj) – Crosswind Landings
Brad Larson – Amazing Biplane! and more
Olivier – Passed yesterday my PPL Checkride and Thanks for … Read More »



APG 179 – Geneva Incursion, Falling iPhones, Oshkosh Madness

3rd August

Captain Jeff is joined by Miami Rick (@Miami_Rick), Dr. Steph (@Plumdiggity), and Hillel Glazer (@hi11e1).

News in this episode:

Embraer Phenom Crash at Blackbushe
Allegiant Flight Declares Emergency Fuel at Fargo
Aer Lingus A320 at Geneva on Jul 24th 2015, took off around runway incursion
MH370 search: Reunion debris ‘very likely’ part of plane
Texas businessman recovers cellphone that fell from plane
Hail damages Dreamliner’s nose during flight, prompts emergency landing

FEEDBACK
Frik – Passengers restrain man with tape and seatbelts mid-flight
David – 727s
Nate from Cape Cod – Update/Flight Training
Larry – Pilot Kissing Lady on the Can?
Jim – I Was Going To Write A Letter, But E-Mail Is Paperless So That Means “We’re Going Green”
The National Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton
Jim –  I would like to investigate a second, albeit short second career in the airline/aviation industry
Ryan … Read More »



APG 178 – Oshkosh 2015 Review, First Solo Memories, Dicey Landings

31st July

Captain Jeff is joined by Miami Rick (Miami_Rick), Dr. Steph (@Plumdiggity), and Fred Samson (@LittleMissSunsh).

News in this episode:

SWA 345 Hard Landing LGA NTSB Report
Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking
Shenzhen A320 near Guangzhou on Jul 26th 2015, passenger attempts to set aircraft on fire
Plane crashes at EAA; passengers injured
STORM!! SCHIPHOL, KLM GEVAARLIJKE LANDING B777

OTHER LINKS
Fred’s YouTube Channel

FEEDBACK
Dylan in Sacramento – Lowering Landing Gear
Isaac – Transitioning warrant officer from the Army looking to help Caleb from episode 176
Frik – Ask Capt Scott
Chris – MD-87 fire bomber
Nick the Old.Pilot – Frequency 123.45
ACME Security Guy – IVNKA One Departure
J.R. Paguia – Omega Tau
Big Ron – Part falls from Boeing 777
Ken – Drones in US airspace deliver medicine
Andrew – fear-of-flying
J.R. Paguia – Jet Engine vs. Spray Bottle
Steve M. – Rick’s thoughts on the 787

Adam Asmar … Read More »



St. Anne Novena – Day 9

25th July

From Pray More Novenas

Novena to St. Anne
St. Anne NovenaAlthough Saint Anne is not mentioned in the Bible, she is the holy mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. When we pray the St. Anne Novena, we are asking help from our Blessed Mother’s mother!

Saint Anne’s feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th — but you can pray it anytime.

Devotion to St. Anne began early in the history of the Catholic Church. As she was favored by God to become the mother of the holy Virgin Mary, she is often invoked as the Patron of mothers as well as for relationships, among other things.

Novena Prayers to St. Anne

Recite the prayer for the proper day.

St. Anne Novena, Day Nine

Most holy mother of the Virgin … Read More »


APG 177 – Bad Drones, Idiots with Lasers, Engine Fires, Sick Passengers

24th July

Captain Jeff is joined by Dr. Steph (@Plumdiggity).

News in this episode:

Southwest Airlines plane runs off tarmac at Richmond International Airport
Teen girl survives plane crash, hikes out
11 commercial flights over New Jersey report lasers
Galapagos Islands gets world’s first ‘green’ airport accreditation
A Bumpier, Lower Ride for SkyWest
LA Freeway Looks Post-Apocalyptic After Drones Delay Firefighters
British Airways stewardess dies after catching deadly malaria following long-haul flight
Sen. Schumer wants feds to look into airlines’ Web practices
F-16 / Cessna 150 Mid-Air Collision Update
Intoxicated air traffic controller found shirtless, unconscious on floor of control tower
FAA probing video of drone-mounted handgun firing
Lufthansa E195 at Warsaw on Jul 20th 2015, near collision with drone
Southwest B737 at Chicago on Jul 8th 2015, rejected takeoff due to engine failure
Denver-to-Los Angeles United flight makes emergency landing in Grand Junction

OTHER LINKS
Some Asshat Shot Lasers at … Read More »



St. Anne Novena – Day 8

24th July

From Pray More Novenas

Novena to St. Anne
St. Anne NovenaAlthough Saint Anne is not mentioned in the Bible, she is the holy mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. When we pray the St. Anne Novena, we are asking help from our Blessed Mother’s mother!

Saint Anne’s feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th — but you can pray it anytime.

Devotion to St. Anne began early in the history of the Catholic Church. As she was favored by God to become the mother of the holy Virgin Mary, she is often invoked as the Patron of mothers as well as for relationships, among other things.

Novena Prayers to St. Anne

Recite the prayer for the proper day.

St. Anne Novena, Day Eight

Remember, O Saint Anne, you whose … Read More »


St. Anne Novena – Day 7

23rd July

From Pray More Novenas

Novena to St. Anne
St. Anne NovenaAlthough Saint Anne is not mentioned in the Bible, she is the holy mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. When we pray the St. Anne Novena, we are asking help from our Blessed Mother’s mother!

Saint Anne’s feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th — but you can pray it anytime.

Devotion to St. Anne began early in the history of the Catholic Church. As she was favored by God to become the mother of the holy Virgin Mary, she is often invoked as the Patron of mothers as well as for relationships, among other things.

Novena Prayers to St. Anne

Recite the prayer for the proper day.

St. Anne Novena, Day Seven

O Good Saint Anne, so justly … Read More »


St. Anne Novena – Day 6

22nd July

From Pray More Novenas

Novena to St. Anne
St. Anne NovenaAlthough Saint Anne is not mentioned in the Bible, she is the holy mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. When we pray the St. Anne Novena, we are asking help from our Blessed Mother’s mother!

Saint Anne’s feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th — but you can pray it anytime.

Devotion to St. Anne began early in the history of the Catholic Church. As she was favored by God to become the mother of the holy Virgin Mary, she is often invoked as the Patron of mothers as well as for relationships, among other things.

Novena Prayers to St. Anne

Recite the prayer for the proper day.

St. Anne Novena, Day Six

Glorious Saint Anne, mother of the … Read More »


St. Anne Novena – Day 5

21st July

From Pray More Novenas

Novena to St. Anne
St. Anne NovenaAlthough Saint Anne is not mentioned in the Bible, she is the holy mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. When we pray the St. Anne Novena, we are asking help from our Blessed Mother’s mother!

Saint Anne’s feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th — but you can pray it anytime.

Devotion to St. Anne began early in the history of the Catholic Church. As she was favored by God to become the mother of the holy Virgin Mary, she is often invoked as the Patron of mothers as well as for relationships, among other things.

Novena Prayers to St. Anne

Recite the prayer for the proper day.

St. Anne Novena, Day Five

Great Saint Anne, how far I … Read More »


St. Anne Novena – Day 4

20th July

From Pray More Novenas

Novena to St. Anne
St. Anne NovenaAlthough Saint Anne is not mentioned in the Bible, she is the holy mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. When we pray the St. Anne Novena, we are asking help from our Blessed Mother’s mother!

Saint Anne’s feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th — but you can pray it anytime.

Devotion to St. Anne began early in the history of the Catholic Church. As she was favored by God to become the mother of the holy Virgin Mary, she is often invoked as the Patron of mothers as well as for relationships, among other things.

Novena Prayers to St. Anne

Recite the prayer for the proper day.

St. Anne Novena, Day Four

Glorious Saint Anne, I kneel in … Read More »


St. Anne Novena – Day 3

19th July

From Pray More Novenas

Novena to St. Anne
St. Anne NovenaAlthough Saint Anne is not mentioned in the Bible, she is the holy mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. When we pray the St. Anne Novena, we are asking help from our Blessed Mother’s mother!

Saint Anne’s feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th — but you can pray it anytime.

Devotion to St. Anne began early in the history of the Catholic Church. As she was favored by God to become the mother of the holy Virgin Mary, she is often invoked as the Patron of mothers as well as for relationships, among other things.

Novena Prayers to St. Anne

Recite the prayer for the proper day.

St. Anne Novena, Day three
Beloved of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, … Read More »


St. Anne Novena – Day 2

19th July

From Pray More Novenas

Novena to St. Anne
St. Anne NovenaAlthough Saint Anne is not mentioned in the Bible, she is the holy mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. When we pray the St. Anne Novena, we are asking help from our Blessed Mother’s mother!

Saint Anne’s feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th — but you can pray it anytime.

Devotion to St. Anne began early in the history of the Catholic Church. As she was favored by God to become the mother of the holy Virgin Mary, she is often invoked as the Patron of mothers as well as for relationships, among other things.

Novena Prayers to St. Anne

Recite the prayer for the proper day.

St. Anne Novena, Day Two

Glorious Saint Anne, how can you … Read More »



St. Anne Novena – Day 1

19th July

From Pray More Novenas

Novena to St. Anne
St. Anne NovenaAlthough Saint Anne is not mentioned in the Bible, she is the holy mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. When we pray the St. Anne Novena, we are asking help from our Blessed Mother’s mother!

Saint Anne’s feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th — but you can pray it anytime.

Devotion to St. Anne began early in the history of the Catholic Church. As she was favored by God to become the mother of the holy Virgin Mary, she is often invoked as the Patron of mothers as well as for relationships, among other things.

Novena Prayers to St. Anne

Recite the prayer for the proper day.

St. Anne Novena, Day One

Great Saint Anne, engrave indelibly on … Read More »



APG 176 – Solar Impulse Grounded, Bullets Dumped in Toilet, Fix Fiasco

17th July

Captain Jeff is joined by Miami Rick (@Miami_Rick) and Dr. Steph (@Plumdiggity).

News in this episode:

Solar Impulse grounded for 2-3 weeks
Heathrow Airport climate change protest delays flights
United Captain dumps ammo in toilet!
Budget Russian airline bans chewing gum
American Airlines Announces Date for Final US Airways Flight

FEEDBACK
Tate – What’s Your Favorite Plane?
Ahmad – Watch “First ride (unusual for a popular model) on a B734” on YouTube
James Keene – Look Ma, No Pilots!
David – Corps upgrades Ospreys after tragic mishap
Cayman (Acme Ramp Agent) –  APG feedback
Chase – 15 Year-old APG Community Member
Caleb – Opinion about Army Warrant Officer Program, Helicopters, Etc.
Tim Van Raam – AED Drone to the rescue!
Oliver – KLM Flight Single-Engine Divert
John Schaap – 2 Scary Air France Incidents – Pilot Errors in Both Cases?
Hendrik – Hacker topic
Two keys to rule them all: Cisco … Read More »



APG 175.5 Feedback Extra!

13th July

Captain Jeff is joined by Miami Rick (@Miami_Rick).

FEEDBACK
Stuart – Canada pilots X-rated chat broadcast
Tim Van Raam – Going Green with Dennis
Larry – Potable Water Issue
Abner – Audio Feedback
Danish Roy – Cessna 172 mid-air collision
Anthony – Situational awareness vs G1000 and “the magenta line”
Indiana Tommy – Rickets
Grant – Voice feedback – 767 Over the Atlantic
Larry Gregory – UAV?
Jeff in Minneapolis – 99PI
Seattle Area Josh, Larry from Tulsa – Centerline Lights
Ryan – Communication question
Juan Ruiz – B777 BRAKE TEMP
Adam – Relaying an Emergency
CJ – Safety stand down
Steve – Cat on a Wing

Anthony (A320 Captain) – First Officer Story
Derek – Rubber Deposits On Runways
Nev – Airbus v Boeing – automation
Scott Richardson – APG173 ACARS feedback
Dan – Powerback
Mechanic Bob – Fuel Gauges, Simulated Partial Panel in G1000
Hans-Petter (-HP-) – Songs about flying
Ivan – Mayo Clinic Helicopter … Read More »



APG 175 – Solar Impulse 2 Reaches Hawaii, United Down Due to Computer Glitch, Fool in a Balloon and Lawn Chair

11th July

Captain Jeff is joined by Miami Rick (@Miami_Rick) and Dr. Steph (@Plumdiggity).

Intro by Evan Schoo.

News in this episode:

Bonanza B36 crashes in Massachusetts
Air New Zealand B772 at Rarotonga blew over plane spotters
Solar Impulse 2 Reaches Hawaii
Massive swarm of bees attack passenger plane in Moscow
F-16 collides mid-air with small plane, killing two in US
‘Balloon man’ soars in lawn chair, lands himself in jail
Automation problem leads to ground stop for United Airlines

LINKS
First Aerobatic Flight for Lea
Canada’s Balloon Lawn Chair Pilot Speaks Out After Arrest

FEEDBACK
Tadeo (Taj) – New Cockpit Rules, Pilot-Co-Pilot
Al – Air Force Active Duty or Air National Guard?
Larry – Tulsa in the news with new HondaJet incident
Anonymous – VLJ Micro Jets
Grant – On the AirStig 🙂
Scott Willis – Germanwings Suicide
CJ the C130 pilot – Altitude Chamber? (No! Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device!)
Captain Don – Getting … Read More »



APG 174 – My Name is Adam West

3rd July

Another international flight. Captain Jeff is joined by First Officer Miami Rick (@Miami_Rick) and Dr. Steph (@Plumdiggity).

Intro by Abner Bonilla.

News in this episode:

DFW-bound flight diverted to non-commercial airport
Hail pummels Delta 747 over China
FAA says a teen, not young child, cranked up helicopter at Mankato air show
ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed C-130B Hercules A-1310 Medan-Soewondo Air Force Base (MES)

FEEDBACK
Mark Ross, Big Ron – Pilots in India getting certified after only 35 minutes of flight time
Private Pilot Arno from Paris – Jetman Dubai : Young Feathers 4K
Chris Miller, Fairbanks, AK – Going Green Thumbs Up!
CJ the C130 pilot – Feedback for episode 166 (heads up display)
Anthony – On the “chance of your job being done by a robot” list (APG 170)
Jim D. – Tow Bars
Daniel, from MO – Meet up idea
Big Ron – Smelly Story
Matt … Read More »



APG 173 – ACARS Security Vulnerability

26th June

The whole gang together again, although not at the same time. Confused? You’ll just have to listen.

Intro by Mike Dell, host of the Podcast Help Desk.

News in this episode:

All Airlines Have the Security Hole That Grounded Polish Planes
Couple Attempt to Flag Down Missed Flight on Runway

FEEDBACK
Daniel Sinico – Cessna 152 Pan Pan call- stuck elevator incident
Zhan – What’s your opinion on FBW system?
Nevil – Orlando meet up
Student pilot Lukas – Going green in Europe
Craig McGregor – Harrison Ford Flies Again After FATAL Accident!
Mascha – Audio Feedback! (kl1277 incident)
Tyler Herrick – Announcement
Matthew – Smoking Regs
Larry – Runway Centerline lights
“CR” from Pittsburgh – 20th Anniversary of the 777
Ray Williams – Engine Start, Flight Engineer Role
Mike Dell – From Acme, Michigan
J.R. Paguia – 50, 40, 30…Retard?
Mascha – Quick feedback on APG170 (stuck-mic)
Mark Ross – United … Read More »



APG 172 – You Say Udvar, I say Hazy

22nd June

This episode’s intro from Janel’s son, Sam! Thanks, Sam! (I’m thinking of replacing Miami Rick soon… maybe we can work something out, Sam).

This episode recorded live in Herndon, VA. Captain Jeff, Miami Rick, Dr. Steph, and Fred Samson stuffed ourselves into a hotel room studio after hanging out at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Family Day and Outdoor Aircraft Display. Say that a few times out loud!

News in this episode:

Passengers Forced to Evacuate Plane as Smell of Fuel Fills Cabin
Guy Who Lives Near Airport Painted “Welcome to Cleveland” on His Roof, He Lives in Milwaukee
United Airlines Customers Outraged After Being Put Up in Military Barracks
Delta B712 at Chicago on Jun 16th 2015, commenced takeoff without clearance and rejected
FAA Policy on Aviation Related Media on the Internet
Transport … Read More »



APG 171 – Little Golden Egg

13th June

In this episode:

EPA says it intends to regulate emissions by US airliners
Update on A400M crash in Seville

This episode’s intro from Danish Roy.

FEEDBACK
Doug Miannay – “Inside America’s Next Spyplane” Article
Tim Van Raam – Ride A Bike. Drink Some Beer
Lyn – In the news: passenger throws a tantrum
Randy Rymer – Cameron Air Show
Magnus – Unpronounceable Swedish Names
Big Data Ken – Fuel Gauge Accuracy
Brittany – Southwest Airlines flight diverts to Anniston, Alabama
John Schaap – Integers
Robert Shinners – Hacking Guy
Mechanic Bob – ELTs, hacker, flying/scuba diving
NicNacJak – Flight Simulation Community
Jaime – Aviation Podcasts Entry Level Flying?
Frik – Southwest reroutes flight for woman to see comatose son
J.R. Paguia – Air Stig
Justin – When you hand fly do you use the FD?
Zach – Overcast App
Ray Williams – B-777 Interesting Video, Reverse Thrust
Chris Addison – Transfer of Control
Pip – … Read More »



APG 170 – A Little Duct Tape Should Do It!

4th June

An airline passenger’s suicide note and threats results in gate return. Honing in on the cause of the A400M crash in Spain. New York becoming hostile environment for airline flights. TSA Fails undercover tests. Update on the Solar Impulse



APG 169 – I’m Captain Stubing?

29th May

NTSB: Air Traffic Controllers, and Software Complicit In Wrong-Runway Landings, Trouble in the Skies, Germanwings pilot suicide has FAA rethinking mental-health tests, and Solar Impulse faces ‘moment of truth’


APG 168 – Airline Hacker Guy

23rd May

Update on the crash of the A400M in Seville, Spain; NTSB: Air Traffic Controllers and Software Complicit In Wrong-Runway Landings; Hawaiian Airlines A300 returns to LAX after possible fuel leak; IFE hacker Chris Roberts: Legit or Kook?



APG 167 – We’re Going Green

15th May

Going green? Turns out that flying is “greener” than driving. Who knew?

Lots of news this episode: A400M crashes in Seville, Spain; PA-32 crashes in Atlanta; Joy MA-60 crash lands; Skywest CRJ lands at LAX with left main gear retracted; A 15 year old girl with autism causes a divert to remove her and her family from flight; and flying car Aeromobil suffers setback after crash.

FEEDBACK
Zhan – B-777 Trim
Ken Kranz – Intro, Approach to CYTZ
Scott Shields – Meals
Isaac Lamb – Bottle to Throttle?
Bhavesh – Wet Nairobi
Mark Ross – Air India pilot leaves behind crew member in Jeddah after heated argument
James D. – VTOL for Commercial Airlines?
Mascha – Communication
Miami Rick’s Awesome Landing at Schipol (AMS)
Frik – Coffee in Space
Larry Wilmott – 21st Century Jet – The Building of the 777
Ross – Gate assignment … Read More »



APG 166 – Falling From The Sky? Don’t Think So.

8th May

Dr. Steph joins me on this flight!

The Dreamliner works great, 24/7/248. Don’t worry, I doubt you’ll see them falling from the sky.

Who knew? A 10-member panel from the National Research Council reveals the FAA was not delivering the system that had been promised and should “reset expectations” about what it is delivering to the public and the airlines that use the system.

A couple of quick-thinking Aer Lingus pilots saved their plane and their 46 passengers last year when a thick layer of sea salt formed on the windscreen, obstructing their view of the runway for landing. Listen to the show to hear how they successfully landed.

Stay tuned for how you can order the Acme Airlines coffee mugs and pint glasses. The logo etching on the pint glass is lighter than in the … Read More »



APG 165 – Augmented Crew

1st May

In this episode: iPads crashing, A320s thrashing, and your great feedback!



APG 164 – Love Is In The Air

Podcast. Comments Off on APG 164 – Love Is In The Air

25th April

In this episode: Hacking airplanes, gear-up landings, spilled coffee, more news and feedback!



APG 163 – Preaching to the Choir

17th April

In this episode: An Alaska Airlines flight has to return due to ramp worker trapped in cargo bin, another Asiana landing incident, a couple of GA crashes , more news, and your feedback, of course!



APG 162 – Man, I’m Hangry!

10th April

Hangry passengers, angry co-pilots, and RJ excursions. Your feedback as well, of course!



APG 161 – No Foam, Please

3rd April

On this episode, we talk about updated information regarding the Germanwings crash investigation. Looks like many European carriers are adopting the “at least two persons in the cockpit at all times” policy. We also discussed the Air Canada A320 “short landing” at Halifax last week. The inaugural Virgin Atlantic flight from Manchester, UK, to Atlanta, Georgia, did not go as planned after a celebratory water cannon salute went awry. Whoops.



APG 160 – Germanwings 9525

27th March

In this episode: The crash of Germanwings 9525 in the French Alps, Ryanair abandons US flight plans, Lufthansa admits an A320 nearly crashed four months ago after some of its outside sensors iced over, more news, and your feedback, of course!



APG 159 – Terrorist or Nutcase? Unauthorized Jumpseat, Stinky Predicament

20th March

In this episode: United flight turns back after passenger rushes cockpit door, New start-up plans fully autonomous flying car, and a story that, well, a story that really stinks.


APG 158 – Maddog Runway Excursion, Harrison Ford crash, UAV Proposal

13th March

In this episode: An MD-88 swerves off of the runway while landing at La Guardia Airport, Actor Harrison Ford crash lands WW2 vintage aircraft on golf course near Santa Monica Municipal in CA, and lots of feedback, including logging IMC, beer and Lent, and more!



APG 157 – Inverted Proposal

3rd March

United sends blunt message to its pilots warning about safety. Boeing CEO explains that B-757 is a very small niche market, and you should not expect them to be making any more. Southwest grounds 128 aircraft due to lapsed inspections.



APG 156 – Ouch. That Stings!

20th February

In this episode: Scorpion stings, ticketing snafus, the FAA’s proposed Unmanned Aircraft Systems rules, simulators, automation and more.


APG 155 – TransAsia Pilots Tested and Retrained, Nose Gear Up Landing

13th February

In this episode: TransAsia’s pilots tested and retrained; a US Airways E190 lands nosegear up at Houston Intercontinental; High-altitude Ice Crystal Icing; Envoy CRJ makes emergency landing at Tulsa, your feedback and more!


APG 154 – TransAsia Crash, Asia Aviation Safety, Rocking Chairs, and Ringtones

6th February

In this episode: TranAsia 235, A Malaysia 370 and AirAsia 8501 update, the US Air Force picks the 747-8 to replace the current Air Force One, more on the Cirrus SR22 ditching, and your great feedback.


APG 153 – White House UAV Crash, Lipstick Knives, E-Cigarettes, Bomb Tweets

30th January

In this episode: Tweeted bomb threats, drones (UAVs) crashing into the Whitehouse lawn, lipstick knives, electronic cigarettes, and more!



APG 152 – Person of the Year?

23rd January

AirAsia 8501 update, triple seven returns to ATL, Vladimir Putin selected as “Person of the Year” by Aviation Week, your feedback and more!


APG 151 – AirAsia 8501 Black Boxes Recovered, Medical Emergencies, Feedback Bumper

16th January

AirAsia 8501’s black boxes recovered, a Sunwing flight lands short of destination due to low fuel, passengers detained for opening emergency exits on a China Eastern flight, your feedback and much more!


APG 150 – Sailor, the 7-Year-Old Sole Survivor

9th January

In this episode: Crash of a Piper Seneca II in Kentucky where a 7 yr old survives, update on AirAsia 8501 and Virgin 43, lots of your great feedback, and much more!



APG 149 – Another One Down

29th December

Crash of AirAsia 8501, a couple of turbulence incidents, a look at this year’s safety record, and much more!



APG 148 – Good Aviators vs Great Aviators

19th December

Anniversaries, side sticks, drones, more bad passenger behavior, and much more!



APG 147 – Awww Nuts!

12th December

An Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 VLJ (Very Light Jet) crash, Korean Air VP nut rage, woman gives birth on plane, drones, coping with death, and more.



APG 146 – Pigs Fly?

4th December

A Houston Air Traffic Controller talks down a VFR-only pilot in IMC, a Turkish Airlines jet accidentally squawks hijack, and more. Oh, apparently yes, pigs do fly.



APG 145 – Black Friday Edition

28th November

In this episode: Blind pilots, no pilots, drone near collisions, x-wing fighters, and much more!



APG 144 – Gross!

21st November

In this episode: An AeroCommander 500-B crashes at Midway, A Delta MD88 hits a flock of geese at Raleigh Durham Airport, Feds investigate several recent drone sitings near JFK, more feedback, including landing gear retraction, the ITCZ, reduced thrust takeoffs, and much more!



APG 143 – Wind Shear, Go-Arounds, Reduced Thrust Takeoffs

14th November

A Jazz flight slings its props, a Learjet crashes in Freeport, and update on SpaceShip Two, loads of great feedback, including wind shear, go-arounds, reduced thrust takeoffs.



APG 142 – Diagnosis: Aviation Geek Virus

7th November

Mystery drones, wing slides falling of jets, crashes of rockets and King Airs, and the dreaded Aviation Geek virus.



APG 141 – Play APG Bingo!

30th October

A helicopter-Cirrus collision kills three, an American Airlines flight returns to gate due to suspicious wifi network name, and the last flight of a MD-11 in scheduled passenger service.



APG 140 – Meet-ups, Flight Control Problems, Emergencies

24th October

Declaring an emergency, Ebola update, Skywest flight with controllability issues, feedback and more!



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

17th October

In this episode: Ebola and the airlines, pilot readback requirements, Atlanta APG meet-up, and feedback from a balloon!



APG 138 – Ebola, High Speed Aborts, Snippy Pilots, and Stuck Mics

11th October

Stuck mics, tire failures, snippy pilots, plane collisions, and Ebola.



APG 137 – Chicago Center Fire, Beagles, and Logo Lights

3rd October

Chicago Center fire, KLM beagles, logo lights, and more!



APG 136 – NYPD Helicopter/drone Near Miss, Passenger Removed from Flight for Doodles

26th September

A NYPD Helicopter had to take evasive action last week to avoid hitting a drone at 800 feet AGL, five miles south of LGA in New York. Operator arrested. PIBOT, a mini-robot, supposedly “flies” a PC simulator. Finally, a man is removed from a Tyger Airways flight for “terrorist” doodles.



APG 135 – NTSB Releases 2013 Accident Statistics

20th September

The National Transportation Safety Board released preliminary aviation accident statistics today, which show an overall decline in the number of US registered civil aviation accidents.



APG 134 – NTSB, Hypoxia, Turbulence

12th September

TBM 900 Crash, hypoxia, Cessna 421C crash, Turbulence, and NTSB’s Final Briefing on the crash of UPS 1354.



APG 133 – Missing Airliners in Libya

5th September

Concern over missing airliners in Libya, another incident of a reclining seatback causing inflight unrest, a Cirrus SR22 crashes off Virginia coast, NASA building an air traffic control system for UAVs, and more.



APG 132 – Knee Defender, Volcanoes, Airliner Aerobatics

30th August

A United flight diverts due to argument over reclining seat back, another volcano eruption in Iceland threatens airspace closure, a drunk 22 year old breaches security measures at UK airport, and a trainee flight mechanic cuts aircraft wiring to get his boss in trouble. All this and more news, questions and feedback.



APG 131 – Dinosaur BBQ? Tastes Like Chicken

22nd August

The Obama administration has lifted longtime restrictions on U.S. flight training for Libyans, The FAA issued a ruling that prohibits private pilots from publicly offering seats on their planes in exchange for gas money, updates on some recent crashes, and more!



APG 130 – Fracking PIT

15th August

Fracking at PIT, tall grass at DAY, pilot loses control due to prosthetic arm malfunction, and a Jet Airways co-pilot descends 5,000 feet from assigned cruise altitude while the captain sleeps. More news and feedback.



APG 129 – Wifi Security Threat, EAA AirVenture, Light Beacons

8th August

Inflight wifi hackings, EAA AirVenture, Flubbed Cirrus sales test-flight, your feedback and more!



APG 128.5 – Feedback Extra

3rd August

In an attempt to catch up with answering all of your feedback and questions, here is a special “extra” APG, recorded via Google Hangouts On Air (live).



APG 128 – Tragedy at sea, Farnborough report, Airport WiFi Connectivity

1st August

Tragic end to around-the-world flight attempt in South Pacific, an on-location report from the Farnborough International Airshow, and the airports with the best wifi. This, your feedback, and more!



APG 127 – Rockets, Missiles and Planes

24th July

US flights to Israel grounded. Dispatcher Mike and I discuss the Malaysia Flight 17 shoot down. Feedback and more.



APG 126 – Farnborough 2014, United Divert to Midway, TSA

18th July

Great interview with Sean McCarney, the UK Catholic Air Traffic Controller, discussing the Farnborough International Air Show! A United flight diverts to Midway Atoll, TSA restrictions for travelers to the US, and a brief discussion of breaking news: the apparent shoot-down of Malaysia MH17.



APG 125 – Near Misses, Drones, and Cockpit Relocation

11th July

More near misses in the news, drones, too. An Air New Zealand Captain locks his co-pilot out of the cockpit, a man sues BA for sending him to Grenada, and Airbus is awarded a patent to put pilots in the cargo hold?



APG 124 – Amelia Earhart Circumnavigation, Harrier Lands without Nose Gear

3rd July

In this episode: Young woman sets out to reenact Amelia Earhart’s round the world adventure, United flight diverts due to slide deployment in flight, Marine Corp pilot lands Harrier jet without nose gear, and more…



APG 123 – Good First Officer Traits, Heading vs Course, IAS vs Mach

27th June

The NTSB final report of probable cause in the Asiana 214 crash at SFO, Gunmen in Northern Pakistan fire upon airliner, killing a woman, Airbus emphasizes manual flying skills, more news and feedback including a discussion of heading vs. course, IAS vs Mach, visual approaches and more!



APG 122 – Go-Around Joke, Unfit to Fly, Service Ceiling

21st June

Joking controller issues go-around, Rockefeller grandson crashes Piper Meridian, Skydiving Pilot, Unfit for Flight, lots of feedback and more!



APG 121 – Drone haters, Bomber Pilot Heroes, Planes that go Bump in the Night

13th June

Drone pilot attacked, USAF pilot offers aid to First Officer, Bonanza crash in Louisiana, big jet boo-boos, and more.



APG 120 – Holding, Weather Tools, and Dog Poop

5th June

An A380 almost runs out of fuel, Japan Airlines Dreamliner suffers wingtip damage from firetruck, dog poop causes divert, tons of feedback including holding, TCAS, and more!



APG 119 – More Near Misses, MH370 Update

30th May

More near misses, hard landings, turbulence injuries, and more.



APG 118 – Near Miss Over Pacific, TCAS, Female Pilots

23rd May

Pacific near miss? B-737 engine failure out of JFK, the latest on MH370, feedback about female pilots, cabin crew respect, hijacking, thunderstorms and more!



APG 117 – Turbulence, Icing, Flying Cars

16th May

Drone near misses, turbulence, inflight icing, transponder codes, flying cars and more!



APG 116 – Spy Plane Snarls Computers, Smoking Bags, Malaysia 370 Update

9th May

Spy planes, smoking luggage, Malaysia 370, things you don’t want to hear your pilot say. More news, and, of course, your feedback!



APG 115 – CYVR Drone, KEWR Near Miss, 10 Ways to Endear Your Flight Attendant

1st May

Outlaw drones, near misses, and ways to endear your flight attendant. More news, and, of course, your feedback!



APG 114 – Stowaway teen survives flight in wheel well, bees on a plane, contract piloting

24th April

Stowaway teen survives 5+ hour flight to Maui, jet flies through huge swarm of bees, contract piloting, Inmarsat offers free tracking to airlines, Monarch Air pilot shares too much, UAV pilot prosecuted in UK, more news, feedback, and your questions!



APG 113 – Twitter Twoubles, Malaysia 370 Update

18th April

Two Twittering errors in judgement, a man tries to open door in flight, the FAA completes ADS-B infrastructure, Malaysia 370 co-pilot attempts cell phone call, 34 hour flight, and more!



APG 112 – Cows, Crosswinds, Flaps and Phablets

11th April

And we thought that the Global Warming threat from cow emissions (methane gas) was bad… turns out a Boeing 747 was forced to make an emergency landing because of overheating cows! Really.

Speaking of overheating, the debate about the usefulness and desirability of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles was ratcheted up a notch when the FAA recently grounded a nonprofit Texas volunteer search-and-rescue outfit that uses 5 pound (2.27 kilogram) styrofoam drones. The group is fighting back and maintains that “there is no legal basis” for the FAA’s position.

A Maddog was flying from ATL to LGA last week when it experienced a complete loss of hydraulics, causing a divert to JFK to have access to a longer runway. I was able to capture the ATC/flight communications (thanks to the awesome LiveATC.net folks!) so that we … Read More »



APG 111 – NTSB Safety Alert, World Airways Shuts Down, Malaysia 370

3rd April

NTSB Safety Alert on Wrong Airport Landings, World Airways shuts down operations, Malaysia 370 update, your feedback and questions.



APG 110 – Malaysia 370 Update, Laser Crackdown, Go-Arounds

26th March

Just when you thought the Malaysian government’s Flight 370 investigation couldn’t get worse, a recent announcement that “there is no unreasonable doubt that the airline went down in the ocean west of Perth” was met with resistance and criticism.



APG 109 – Malaysia 370, US Airways A320 Nose Gear Collapse, Delta B757 Loses Wing Panel

19th March

Malaysia



APG 108 – Missing

12th March

In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was streaking across the Gulf of Thailand at FL350 when it completely disappeared from the radar. As I record this episode, it is nearly four days after the disappearance of the Boeing 777. What happened?

TRIBUTE: Who exactly is Malaysia Airlines Captain Zaharie Shah of MH370?
Kapten Zaharie Ahmad Shah
6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

Great news for us Auburn Aviation Management alums. Last May, school officials announced their intent to outsource Auburn’s flight training program and ultimately “sunset” the aviation management degree program. It seems that they’ve had a change of heart! After a huge show of support from the aviation community, Auburn University officials have reversed there decision, and instead will keep and even bolster the aviation … Read More »



APG 107 – Note to Captain Stirs Heated Response

9th March

Recorded in the SRQ Airport terminal! News discussed in this episode:
• RyanAir to fly to US for $14?
• Asiana Airlines penalized $500,000 over SFO crash
• Canada Adopts Multi-Crew Pilot License
• Woman, 19, Arrested For Pointing Laser At Helicopter
• Passenger’s sexist note left on WestJet flight stirs pilot’s heated response



APG 106 – Fire on a Plane, How to Survive a Plane Crash

28th February

Lavatory trash bin fires set on Etihad flight, update on Ethiopian co-pilot/hijacker, how to survive a plane crash, more news and your feedback.



APG 105 – Ethiopian Airlines Flight Hijacked, United Flight Severe Turbulence

23rd February

Ethiopian Airlines hijacking, United flight experiences severe turbulence, Nepal Airlines Twin Otter crashes, more news and feedback!



APG 104 – Marshalling, Powerbacks

15th February

Well, this one’s a crazy one. I got all caught up in the winter storm which swept through the Southeastern US up to New England, and tried to record a show in the midst of it.



APG 103 – Pilot Shortage Arrives Sooner and It’s Worse than Expected

6th February

India’s airlines suffer downgrade, Chinese man wines and dines for a year for free, the pilot shortage comes sooner and stronger than expected, more news and feedback.



APG 102 – Interview Advice

29th January

Update on Canadian man who crashed at BNA, video of Aspen crash, a B-767 loses slat in severe turbulence, more news and feedback.



APG 101 – Baby It’s Cold Outside

24th January

Crazy airport security screeners, more 787 woes, a DC-9 runway excursion, and a ton of great feedback. Enjoy!



APG 100 – Centennial

17th January

Yay! My one-hundredth episode! Southwest pilots land at wrong airport, more Dreamliner battery problems, American Eagle changes its name, lots of feedback including the question “is a college degree really necessary to fly in the airlines?”



APG 099 – Hero

11th January

Recorded in Flint, MI, and Memphis, TN. Biz jet crash in Aspen, Saudia 767 lands with right main retracted, Bill Overstreet dies at age 92, more news and feedback.



APG 098 – 100th Anniversary of Scheduled Commercial Airline Service

3rd January

Recorded Thursday, January 2, 2014. Mozambique Airlines captain ‘intentionally’ crashed plane; Virgin A333 at St. Lucia on Dec 24th 2013, mud landing on runway; British Airways B744 at Johannesburg on Dec 22nd 2013, took wrong taxiway and buried wing in building; 100th Anniversary of first commercial aviation flight. More news, questions and feedback. Enjoy!



APG 097 – Assumptions

23rd December

The latest news in aviation, including the NTSB Investigative Hearing of the Asiana 214 Crash, 737 runway excursion, terrorist plot thwarted, and a international flight delayed for more than two hours due to a pilot with a major sandwich craving.



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

12th December

American/US Airways merger approved, sleeping man locked aboard regional jet in Houston, NTSB Investigative Hearing on Crash of Asiana 214, more news and feedback, including a great question: Why does the captain sit in the left seat?



APG 095 – Chilled

3rd December

From Studio One in the APG Headquarters Building. LAM E190 crash in Africa, Kazan B-737 crash update, B-737 elevator freezing, China declares air-defense zone over East China Sea; more news and loads of your great feedback.



APG 094 – Wrong Airport, Dude

27th November

Recorded in Studio One in the APG Headquarters Building. DreamLifter experiences nightmare; JetBlue escape slide deploys inflight; FCC weighs decision to allow cellphone calls during flights; more news and feedback.



APG 093 – What’s Your Altitude?

21st November

Recorded in Studio One in the APG Headquarters Building. Tatarstan 737 crashes in Russia; passenger falls out of Piper in Southern Florida; blind man booted from flight (don’t worry, it was on the ground!) because guide dog wouldn’t stay under seat; more news and feedback including airline seats, unstable approaches, and altimeter settings. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight!



APG 092 – First Flight Advice

15th November

US Airways/American Airlines merger creates world’s largest carrier. Your questions and feedback, including ACARS, takeoff and landing wind limits, density altitude, spoilers, MD-80 fly-by, wake turbulence, first flight advice, and more!



APG 091 – Told You So.

8th November

Finally! PEDs are approved for gate-to-gate use! FAA issues Final Rule on pilot training; 23 year-old nut job kills TSA worker at LAX; Cessna 172 crashes at BNA… no one notices; I interview Greg Gundelfinger, CEO of KnowRoaming, technology that helps you save money when roaming internationally; lots of feedback, and more!



APG 090 – Airline Pilot Guys

30th October

My co-pilot “Tony” joins me for this episode of the Airline Pilot Guy! Listen to his priceless advice for aspiring professional aviators.



APG 089 – Jeff and His Watch

26th October

Aisle or window seat? Nil braking; drones delivering parcels; more news, a lot of feedback, and more!



APG 088 – It’s the Bomb

17th October

Dry ice bombs, plane crashes, terrorist dry-runs, instrument approach procedures, your feedback and more!



APG 087 – Fly the Dog

11th October

Stowaways, auto-throttles, fractional ownership, seatbelt extenders and more!



APG 086 – PED Distraction?

3rd October

Electronic devices being evaluated for full inflight use; United Airlines captain suffers heart attack during flight; ATC Zero; 787s causing problems for more airlines; Bluetooth and EFBs; flight planning questions; uniforms; seatbelt extenders; more of your feedback.



APG 085 – Stick n Rudderin’

27th September

Recorded in Baltimore, MD and Springfield, MA. Maddogs grounded, towers hit by lightning, snakes on planes, near misses, electronic devices, and so much more. Don’t forget to view the Stick n Rudderin’ video (link below). Enjoy!



APG 084 – Fly This Way

19th September

Recorded in Greenville, SC. A couple of very non-newsworthy events; first flights of CS 100 and 787-9; drones, turbulence, and a bunch of huge concrete arrows scattered about from coast to coast. More of your questions and feedback. It’s a pretty short show! Enjoy!



APG 083 – What? What Crash?

15th September

Botched PR after Thai Airways crash, engine failures, lasers, 747-8f engine ice, uniforms, stowaways, your feedback and much more!



APG 082 – Military to Civilian

5th September

Recorded live in Richmond, VA. Pilot shortage projection from Boeing; minimum wage airline pilots; hand flying; military to airline transition, and much more!



APG 081 – Feedback

30th August

Recorded live in Norfolk, VA. Mostly your questions and feedback! I’m getting closer to catching up!



APG 080 – Weedwackin’ in Tampa

23rd August

An update on the UPS 1354 crash investigation; B-1 bomber crashes on training mission in Montana; lots more feedback, questions and more



APG 079 – Spiders in the House!

16th August

Kansas City ATC gets unwelcome visitors; UPS crash in BHM; NJ trucker fined $32,000 for GPS jamming; more news, commentary, feedback and questions.



APG 078 – Winglets, Scimitars, and Sharklets, Oh My!

9th August

Hailstones, hang gliders, dual engine failures, SW 737 LGA update, news, questions, feedback, and more!



APG 077 – Thomas Salme “The Fake Pilot”

4th August

My interview with Thomas Salme, “The Fake Pilot.”



APG 076 – Running on Fumes

28th July

Virgin Australia 737 nearly runs out of fuel; Southwest wheelbarrow landing at LGA; Asiana 214 update; ELT thought to be culprit in 787 fire; your feedback, and so much more!



APG 075 – Burned

19th July

Asiana 214 update; more 787 woes; drone-delivered pizza; remotely-controlled towers; your feedback, questions, and more!



APG 074 – Asiana 214

9th July

Special episode focusing on the recent crash landing of Asiana Flight 214



APG 073 – Engine Failure, Rejected Takeoff, Nicely Done

29th June

Near-miss in New York; FAA has created Aviation Rulemaking Committee to help decide if they can allow more widespread use of electronic devices in airliners; Thomas Cook engine failure and resultant rejected takeoff of A330 in Manchester



APG 072 – Out of Fuel

18th June

Airbus A350 completes first test flight; Japanese Pilots “Concerned” About Fixes and Safety Of B-787; Chinese passenger jet hits mysterious object at 26,000ft and lands with severely dented nose cone; Cessna 177B crashes into apartment building roof; more news, questions and feedback. Enjoy!



APG 071 – Exterior Preflight Inspection: Complete?

7th June

We’re back again with another jam-packed episode! BA A319 has a little trouble with engine cowlings; suspicious behavior aboard a Pakistani Airlines flight forces inreception and diversion; Angel Flight Piper Seneca crashes, killing three; more news, questions and feedback. Enjoy!



APG 070 – Belly Landing

22nd May

Recorded Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Richmond, VA. FAA issues SAFO reiterating proper loading for heavy vehicle special cargo; Piedmont Dash 8 land gear up at Newark; keep your eyes on your carry-on items; more news, questions and feedback. Enjoy!



APG 069 – Scapegoat?

18th May

More electronic device nonsense; Lion Air Bali crash update; unauthorized person in cockpit during cruise flight gets pilots fired; flight instructors, the good and the bad; more news, questions and feedback!



APG 068 – CG Matters

12th May

Recorded Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Richmond, VA. Air India pilots allegedly leave flight in control of two flight attendants as they napped in Business Class; United resumes B-787 service this month; man shoots up terminal at KIAH; World’s first 3D printed gun; More news, questions and feedback. Enjoy!



APG 067 – Squawk Cedric. Ident.

1st May

Ah, here we go again! Yet another Boeing 787 Dreamliner battery fix update… will this be the last? I guess the FAA came to its senses, and finally stopped the nonsense of furloughing controllers. Yay. The title? Well, listen for yourself. You’ll hear my pet cockatiel squawking away throughout the show. I guess I just don’t hear it anymore. More news, questions and feedback. Enjoy!



APG 066 – Allergies and Flying

25th April

787 battery redesign approved; sequestration woes; removing suspicious passengers; infants and oxygen masks; captain’s authority; allergies and flying; martial arts training; your feedback and more!



APG 065 – Hacked – Not

21st April

Security Consultant claims he can hijack and crash an airliner using his Android phone; LionAir flight lands short of runway in Bali; Tower closings on hold; man flies Cessna with no flight instruction; Samoa Air introduces “Pay by Weight” fare system; Lots of feedback and more!



APG 063 – Practical Jokes

27th March

Boeing 787 update; runaway van at Toronto Pearson; pilot impostor arrested after trying to ride airline jumpseat; flight information sign falls on Kansas family at BHM, kills young boy; final list of tower closures due to sequestration; lots of great feedback, and more!



APG 062 – Knives on a Plane

15th March

Boeing’s battery fix proposal approved by FAA- test flights to begin soon; TSA’s new policy allowing small-bladed knives draws criticism from airlines, pilot and flight attendant groups; another drone spotted near NY airports



APG 061 – Frontier Shake

11th March

Harlem Shake aggravates FAA, grave markers embedded on runway, drone on JFK final approach, travel blogger kicked off flight for snapping photos, sequestration results in staffing reductions, Chicago Bulls’ B-727 shuts down engine shortly after takeoff, Gimli Glider for sale (hope you have a big wallet!), Dispatcher Mike interview, your feedback and more!



APG 060 – The Pilot Pope

3rd March

Sequestration: How will it affect aviation in the US? The Pope has a pilot’s license? Flatulence and flying: Just let it go. Your feedback and more on this episode of Airline Pilot Guy.



APG 059 – Mad Dog to Freight Dog

22nd February

On this week’s episode: 787 Update, Brussels diamond heist, ExpressJet smoke and fumes incident, Mad Dog freighter conversion STC, lots of feedback and more.



APG 058 – Would You Be My Valentine?

15th February

Cupid fires his arrow of love at American Airlines and US Airways; Boeing proposes 787 battery redesign; British Airways flight attendants become unruly on deadhead flight; More on drones, aerotoxic syndrome, NexGen, your questions and feedback.



APG 057 – Yeah, Go Ahead and Grab That Thing

8th February

Miracle on the Hudson, Part Two? Delta MD-90 brake fire, Alaska Air pilots pass out in flight, BA pilot gropes passenger, Dutch co-pilot asleep at the wheel, feedback and more.



What I’m Listening to Now

3rd February

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APG 056 – Dreamliner Grounded, Fly-by Close Call

31st January

Boeing’s 787 grounded; ExpressJet bursts all four main gear tires; United 737 takes a spin; Turkish A321 sparkler show; Red Wings TU-204 crash update; feedback and more!



APG 055 – FAA Orders B-787 Safety Review, Issues Safety Alert for Manual Flight Ops

17th January

FAA launches safety review of Boeing Dreamliner; more snakes on a plane; lithium-ion batteries: Are they safe? Window shades, over-served passengers’ disruptive behavior: Can airlines sue the passenger for divert costs? Your awesome feedback and more.

LINKS
FAA SAFO (Safety Alert For Operators)
Python Hitches Ride to Port Moresby on Quantas Dash 8
Riga International Charges Passengers For Security

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APG 054 – A Rainy Day in the Big Easy

11th January

Recording from rain-soaked New Orleans, Louisiana. Boeing B-787 Dreamliner woes; regional jet pilot arrested for failing breathalyzer test in MSP; seniority, aircraft communications, and meteor showers are just some of the topics covered.



APG 053 – All Taped Up

7th January

Passenger flying from Reykjavík to New York gets a little “tied up;” when wearing 60 shirts and 9 pairs of jeans gets the TSA’s attention; Red Wings TU-204 crash, Southwest excursion; and Spirit meets a Cactus. Your feedback, and more!



Audioboo test 2

5th January

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Audioboo Test

5th January

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CP 44 – A Retrospective

27th December

Recorded on the second day of Christmas, Boxing Day, The Feast of St. Stephen, and my birthday (hint: it’s all the same day). A 54-year-old-man looks back at the year about to end.



APG 052 – Engines Turn Or People Swim (ETOPS)

21st December

With just a few days left before Christmas, we look at some of the news in aviation, and answer more of your great feedback.



APG 051 – Airline Pilot Guy on Holiday Part 2

16th December

Part two of two. Feedback from Evan, Mark, John, David, Matt, Mike, Kyle, Joe, Daniel, Peter, and Brian. Marsha the flight Attendant answers some feedback, too!



APG 051 – Airline Pilot Guy on Holiday Part 1

13th December

United 787 Dreamliner diverts to MSY with electrical issues, snake on a plane, more news, but mostly your questions, my answers! I had to break this up into two episodes. Sorry!



APG 050 – Lightning Strikes

27th November

Do lightning strikes affect airplanes? Fortified cockpit doors, seniority numbers, DME arcs, taxi speeds, and more.



APG 049 – Flying Cats

21st November

Plans to use domesticated animals to replace pilots, pilot shortages, VORs and TACANs, iPad Mini heist, lots of your feedback, and so much more!



APG 048 Part 3 – Nose Strakes, Lost Nose Wheels, Airplane Slides Off Runway

15th November

Part 3 of 3. Nose strakes, A319 loses nose wheel ‘somewhere’ during flight, Southwest Airlines plane slides off runway, lots of your feedback, and more!



APG 048 Part 2 – Project Habukkuk

15th November

Part 2 of 3. Chasing the ‘Dragon Lady,” the aircraft carrier made from ice, code-named Habakkuk, lots of your feedback, and more!



APG 048 Part 1 – Up, Up and Away!

15th November

Part 1 of 3. “Up” adventurer plans flight across Atlantic with 365 balloons, Airlines Face Acute Shortage of Pilots, speed limits on taxiways, lots of your feedback, and more!



APG 047 – Hurricane Havoc!

8th November

Hurricane Sandy disrupts Northeast, more pilots sleeping, airplane mixes it up with SUV in Texas, lots of your feedback, and more!



My Brief Visit to NYC Last Week

4th November

Had a trip on Wed-Fri that took us into JFK Thursday. Our approach brought us in from the Atlantic off the Jersey coast, but the undercast obscured our view of the damage. As we approached Fire Island from the South, and then over toward Hempstead on Long Island, a lot of coastal flooding was evident.

After waiting nearly two hours in the blustery cold inside the “Horse Shoe” of Terminal 3 for our transportation service, our limo finally arrived, and parts of three different crews piled into the black SUV. The driver apologized, and explained that fuel supplies were running dangerously low, and their company would most likely have enough for that day’s commitments, but Friday was a different story. He reckoned that fuel would be gone for their fleet. The local news station was playing on the radio, and we … Read More »


APG 046 – My Favorite Plane

26th October

My favorite airplanes, those crazy Russians, the Bombayment Method, and more!



The view from my office this morning…

25th October

Posted via email from Capt. Jeff


APG 045 – They Crashed A Perfectly Good Airplane

18th October

B-727 crash in Mexican desert, man shuts down airport because he can’t keep his mouth shut, laser glasses, complainers, and so much more… including your great feedback!



Undulatus Asperatus at ATL

12th October

Posted via email from Capt. Jeff


APG 044 – Big Red Button

11th October

Alaska’s computer woes, Roush Fenway luggage drop, TaxiBots, big red buttons, listener feedback, and more!



APG 043 – TAM-tastic!

3rd October

Nose wheel problems for TAM flight 8078, seat problems for American Airlines, flight attendants fighting results in inflight turn-around, Air Force One missed approach, listener feedback, and more!



APG 042 – Crocs on a Plane

30th September

Another marathon of a podcast! For those of you who enjoy short podcasts, sorry.



APG 041 – Longest Flight (Episode) Ever!

24th September

Lots and lots of your feedback, electronic devices in airplanes, ATC communications, stolen iPads, TSA confrontations, and more. Yeah, a typical Airline Pilot Guy episode, only a lot longer!



APG 040 – Manchester Meet-up

16th September

I meet with APG listener/contributor Chris Van Veen in New Hampshire, reflect upon a positive 9/11 story, answer some feedback, and more!



J&M’s Great Adventure Part 4

8th September

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J&M’s Great Adventure 3

7th September

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J&M’s Great Adventure Part 2

5th September

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Jeff & Marti’s Great Adventure

4th September

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CNMC Look Out, Here We Come!

27th August

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APG 039 – Please Do Not Bother the Pilot

22nd August

Two inflight crashes captured on video, Air France makes unscheduled landing in Damascus, airport security breaches, Quantas quibbles, listener feedback, and more!



APG 038 – Bees on a Plane

9th August

Two loss of separation incidents, birdstrikes, bee swarms, listener feedback, and more!



Weather issues at ATL

9th August

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APG 037 – Size Matters

26th July

C-17 Globemaster III lands at wrong airport, Skywest pilot attempts to steal jet, drones continue to proliferate, suspected cell phone interference, AirVenture 2012 in Oshkosh, listener feedback, and more!



APG 036 – Laser Injures JetBlue Pilot

20th July

Don’t laze me, bro! Another pilot suffers vision damage from green laser.



APG 035 – Honey, Do You Think I Look Fat?

15th July

Broadcasting live from Studio 325 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in beautiful downtown Pensacola, Florida!



Another Acme Sunrise

13th July

From Jeff’s iPhone.

Posted via email from Capt. Jeff


APG 034 – CorpseAir: Long Flight Next to Dead Man

6th July

Swedish reporter forced to endure long flight seated near dead man; ANA botched landing in Japan; Pilots’ Bill of Rights; and much more.



Testing BossJock Studio

4th July

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audioBoo test.wav

4th July

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APG 033 – Turbulent Times

20th June

More turbulence injuries, Jetblue passengers gang up to sue company over crazy captain incident, another incapacitated captain story, and much more.



Reflecting on the day…

18th June

Posted via email from Capt. Jeff


APG 032 – Incursion

14th June

From “Studio 356” in Buffalo, NY, it’s the Airline Pilot Guy Show 32! Do you sometimes feel like you live in airplanes? Well, one guy actually does.



Sunrise on the BUF flightline

14th June

Posted via email from Capt. Jeff


APG 031 – The Perfect Seat?

8th June

Live, from New York, it’s Airline Pilot Guy Live! Well, recorded live, actually…



View out the left window… Deviating around tstorms over Atlantic

8th June

Posted via email from Capt. Jeff


Clear blue skies @JFK this morning

6th June

Posted via email from Capt. Jeff


One of Beryl’s Outer Bands Over the Gulf of Mexico, Early this Morning

29th May

Posted via email from Capt. Jeff


APG 030 – Salmon-Thirty-Salmon?

25th May

OLT Express A320 near Sofia on May 17th 2012, loss of cabin pressure, fire in cabin; VFR pilot gets himself in BIG trouble- Jacksonville Approach controllers to the rescue; listener feedback, and more!



View of my world: On the Triple Seven Jumpseat to LAX

24th May

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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My son, Chris, graduates from high school today!

19th May

From Jeff’s iPhone.

Posted via email from Capt. Jeff


On the road again… being Earth-Friendly today.

17th May

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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Another View from my Office Window

14th May

Posted via email from Capt. Jeff


APG 029 – Hero

12th May

Russian SU-95 crashes on demonstration flight in Indonesia, Captain Denny Fitch dies from brain cancer, Air Canada lawsuit, Indian airline woes, Viber CEO busted for VoIP calls during flight, gun parts found in child’s stuffed animals, feedback, and more!



APG 028 – I’m Not Venus

5th May

No, not Venus, but an Air Force C-17 Globemaster!



Blue Skies!

4th May

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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And Now… :)

3rd May

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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Earlier today…

3rd May

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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Electrical Smell

26th April

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CP 43 – Just a Catholic Dad with Catholic Pilot

25th April

You’re in for quite a treat. I spent some time with Sean McCarney, host of SQPN Affiliate podcast Just a Catholic Dad, discussing the subject of living your faith in the work place.



APG 027 – A Minor Miracle

18th April

Recorded live in beautiful, sunny Estero, Florida. Did you hear about the 80-year-old woman who landed a twin Cessna in Wisconsin? I’ll bet you haven’t heard the audio from that… no worries, I gotcha covered!



APG 026 – Twisted Weather

5th April

Outbreak of tornadoes in the Dallas area snarls airline schedules and damages over 100 airplanes, hard landing and more in DEN, flight attendant dies from heart attack in flight, listener feedback and more.



APG 025 – Take Me to the Pilot

29th March

JetBlue captain “loses it” on flight to Las Vegas, Sir Elton’s “Take Me To The Pilot:” what the heck does it mean? More discussion about “Automation Dependency,” VNAV, RNP, and more.



APG 024 – Whoops!

23rd March

Rogue vehicle at PHL, engine run-up accident at ATL, listener feedback and more.



APG 023 – NextGen: Next Best Thing?

22nd February

NextGen, unmanned drones, more “Good Captain/Bad Captain,” and much more!

Links
Pilot Of C182 Detained After Violating LA TFR
A BRITISH Airways steward has been nicked on suspicion of triggering a mid-air bomb scare
PIA flight full, so two get seats in loo instead
Congress Passes FAA Bill That Speeds Switch To GPS
FAA’s NextGen Website
Meigs Field Wikipedia Article

Physorg.com: How Wings Really Work

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Happy _______- !

21st February

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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APG 022 – Career vs. Family?

17th February

Piloting career versus family, broken fuel pumps, scaredy-cats, aircraft graveyards, and more!

Links
KAFTC 15th Anniversary Air Show, Feb 4th, 2012
Joe D’Eon’s Fly With Me podcast (Bob “Buzz” Patterson at 8:30 or so)
Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase
Flight 1549 3D Reconstruction, Hudson River Ditching Jan 15, 2009
Scaredy-cat grounds Air Canada flight
10 Most Incredible Airplane Graveyards on Earth

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Heading South along the Atlantic Coastline

14th February

Posted via email from Capt. Jeff


CW 107 Promo

5th February

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Captions desperately needed! You must see this (Maria)!

4th February

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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BBQ Boo Austin, TX

31st January

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The Twilight Zone

30th January

Ugh… I hate flying at night. This is the Terminator, or Twilight Zone that forms to delineate day and night. Here we are heading East toward Atlanta. Next stop, Austin, TX, ETA midnight.

Posted via email from Capt. Jeff


Hangin’ in Memphis

26th January

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How true!

25th January

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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APG 021 – Detained or Détente?

24th January

Rand Paul vs. TSA, accidental activation of warning announcement, A380 rib foot cracking, “flight-mares,” listener feedback, and more!



Beautiful Tuesday Morning in Atlanta

24th January

Posted via email from Capt. Jeff


Deadheadin’ to Des Moines

23rd January

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Heading out for a quick bite!

21st January

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Still waiting for inbound jet inATL

21st January

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Thunder, Lightning, Tornadoes, Oh My!

21st January

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APG 020 – Does Size Matter? (hotel rooms, that is!)

19th January

We discuss two high-profile fuel starvation incidents, more reasons to keep your seat belts fastened, hotel rooms, record-setting level of safety achieved in 2011, listener feedback, and much more!



Pretty sunrise during pushback

17th January

Posted via email from Capt. Jeff


Saw this on my walk… funeral for fallen police officer at local cemetary

9th January


APG 019 – Fatigued

30th December

Deck the Halls with new pilot rest rules, electronics, electronics, electronics, near mid-air collision in MIA, listener feedback, and more!



CP 42 – Christmas Season has Just Started!

26th December

Recorded on the second day of Christmas, the Feast of St. Stephen, Martyr, Boxing Day, and my birthday! Just catching up on stuff in my life, answering a question from Matt about balancing family, work, and “guy” time, and more.



Another View from My Office Window

22nd December

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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APG 018 – Merry Christmas!

20th December

FAA Chief resigns, Alec Baldwin kicked off jet, AF 447 update, and listener feedback.



A New Day Dawning…

19th December

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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Heading Home

13th December

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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Another View

1st December

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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Guess Where?

1st December

The view is “Majestic!”

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APG 017 – Spinning

29th November

Fuel starvation crash, Indonesian bugs, inflight porn, exploding cell phone, spins, and more!



APG 016 – Bathroom Terror

18th November

This is the Captain speaking… Help! Let me out of this bathroom! Yes, we discuss the embarrassing moments aboard the Chautauqua Airlines Flight when the captain was stuck inside of the lav, porn on Ryan Air, Pinnacle emails, Russian flight crew smoking pot before flight, cockroaches on Air Tran, x-ray machines, e-cigarettes and more!



APG 015 – Nice Landing, but…

7th November

LOT 767 gear up landing: great landing, good judgement? The Jet Blue Blues? More aviation news, and your feedback.



CP 41 – Alleged Violation

26th October

In this episode, I talk about my first-ever “alleged violation.” Tune in to see if I’m “up the creek without a paddle!”



APG 014 – Icing Hazards

21st October

In this episode, we discuss a couple of incidents involving airframe and prop icing. Feedback from Sean, Lyle, Si, Erik, Bryan, and Micky.


APG 013 – He’s Back!

13th October

Nope. I did not fall off of the radar screen! We have some catching up to do!


The start of a new day

13th October

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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CP 40 – What? Catholic Pilot?

16th September

Yeah. Just me again. Capt. Jeff, the Catholic Pilot. I’ve decided to occasionally record some shows with more personal and more Catholic content. This one is a “walk-cast.” Sorry about all of the traffic noise… I will have to try to find a quieter route next time!

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APG 012 – We Remember

14th September

A tribute to the ten year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Links discussed in this episode
The 9/11 Tapes: The Story in the Air

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Moment of profound fear as I steer clear of thunderstorm! ;)

2nd September

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APG 011 – Cockpit Crisis

1st September

Live, from Norfolk, VA, it’s the Airline Pilot Guy Show! More talk about re-thinking the role of automation in airline cockpits, and placing more emphasis on manual flying skills during training. Pilot bathroom breaks, hurricanes, earthquakes, FAA Flight Deck Program for controllers, and more!!!

Feedback from Lisa, Erich, Brian, Renato, Pattrawut, Michael, Chris, Luis, Mike, Ken, and Jeff.

Links discussed in this episode
AMA web site

AviationWeather.gov
ADDS
Meteo Total
Unisys Weather
Chris and Tanya’s Life On Fire Podcast

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Heavy rain shaft on final @ Gulfport

1st September

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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Weird looking cloud formation

1st September

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View from the jumpseat (B-757)

22nd August

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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View out my window, while enjoying a gin & tonic!

20th August

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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Early morning skyscape

19th August

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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APG 010 – The Real One!

12th August

Live, from Gulfport, Mississippi, it’s the Airline Pilot Guy Show! My first MD-90 flight, bats in the cabin, and a planeload of feedback about the AF 449 investigation, weather apps, and more!

Feedback from Adam, Dan, Erich, Lisa, Aaron, Jen, Mike, and Kevin.

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APG 009 – Oops!

3rd August

Live, from New York City, it’s the Airline Pilot Guy Show! Topics discussed on this show include the BEA’s 3rd Preliminary Report on the crash of AF 447; suspect investigated may be American folklore hero D.B. Cooper; and Alabama Air National Guard F-16 runway excursion at Oshkosh.

Feedback from Dan and Greg.

Kulula Airlines Whacky Airplane Paint Schemes

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APG 008 – Legality versus Safety

30th July

Back and forth press releases from US Airways and the USAPA regarding an incident last month when a captain refused to operate a flight from PHL to Europe due to safety concerns. We talk about the idiot who brought a LOADED RIFLE as checked baggage… the results weren’t good for the ticket agent. The FAA losing 30 million dollars per day in lost taxes and fees, and more!

Feedback from Dan and Kevin.

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APG 007 – Wing Ding Dang It!

21st July

Crud, we hit the RJ. The taxiway collision at BOS, the drunken ATC Controller at Denver Center, feedback, and more!

Feedback from Suzanne, Jeff, and Kyle.

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APG 006 – Is That an iPad in Your Pocket?

15th July

Happy Birthday Air Traffic Control! TSA claims x-ray machines are causing cancer. TSA agent makes some extra cash selling stash on Ebay. Flying cars? Really? Well, sort of. Pilot’s Bill of Rights, and sleepy pilots. All this, and much more!

Feedback from Scott, Rui, and Jen.

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Heading South out of Pittsburgh

15th July

Day 5 of 5.

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Morning begins at DFW

14th July

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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View from my office window this morning, somewhere over South Carolina.

11th July

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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APG 005 – Open Mouth, Insert Foot

7th July

Runway incursions at JFK, Southwest pilot’s stuck mic rant, no more babies in Malaysia Airlines First Class, biofuels, panic buttons and more.

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APG 004 / CP 39 – PED Nonsense

22nd June

Do Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) really affect aircraft communications and navigation systems? Capt. Jeff is not convinced.


APG 003 – Good Captain, Bad Captain

10th June

What makes a good captain? FAA study finds serious flaws in pilot training for handling automation, another AF 447 update, and what the heck do hotels do with that leftover shampoo and soap?

Der Spiegel Article on AF 447
FAA study finds serious flaws in pilot training for handling automation
Reflections of a Pilot by Len Morgan
Ever wonder what happens to used hotel soap?

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APG 002 – Tommy Wants to be a Pilot

3rd June

What do laser lights, airborne 911, passenger fist-fights, baby rats, Pan Am, and Captain Tommy have in common? Absolutely nothing… well, except that I talk about all of them on the podcast.

Delta Jet Has Rough Landing in Atlanta

Pan Am

Tommy’s New Job – Come Fly With Me on BBC

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APG 001 – Air France #447 Update

29th May

Join me in the first episode of the recently-rebranded “Airline Pilot Guy” podcast! As you’ll see (well, hear, actually), it sounds just the same. The main topic of discussion is the recent update of the AF 447 accident investigation, and how automation may have led (indirectly) to this senseless tragedy. I also talk about Captain’s authority, and how it’s misuse may have led to the removal of two Muslim Clerics on a recent flight departing Memphis. Send me your feedback!

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View from my office window – Morning Begins…

19th May

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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CP 38 – Tip ‘o theTail

17th May

AF A380 versus ComAir CRJ700: The big guy usually wins. Who’s fault was it? I’ll give you MY opinion, plus, we’ll talk about runway excursions (whee!), primary instrument failures, airborne diverts, crosswinds, and much more!


CP 37 – Asleep on the Job

19th April

Southwest Airlines rapid d, sleepy controllers, and more! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.


CP 36 – Dumpin’ Fuel

9th March

More on the iPad/Jeppesen integration, a discussion on fuel dumping, some tips on keeping your travel germ-free, and more!


CP 35 – Jepps

4th March

Let’s take a look into the pilot’s “brain bag.” What exactly are Jepps? Five things you can do to take the anxiety out of turbulence. Stupid pilot tricks, feedback, and more!


CP 34 – Instrument Landing System (ILS)

9th February

Low visibility approaches, San Antonio ice rink, feedback and more!


CP 33 – Shake ‘n Shake

20th January

Is turbulence dangerous? We talk about turbulence, ice storms, the Immaculate Conception, and the Church calendar, and more!


How romantic!

19th January

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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Mass @ St. Patrick’s

12th January

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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CP 32 – Like Flying a Bike

11th January

Back in the saddle, and yes, it is just like flying, er, um, riding a bike! Engine failures, taxiway confusion, pilot incapacitation, runway excursions, 13 Things Your Flight Attendant Won’t Tell You, 50 Secrets Your Pilot Won’t Tell You, and more!


CP 31 – Let it Snow!

7th December

Snow on runways and taxiways- does it present a hazard? How do airplanes fly? Does inflight WiFi affect the safety of flight? Air France Flight 447 and Quantas Flight 32- what did automation and pilot skills have to do with the final outcome? Student pilot confusion, and more.


Airplane! vs. Zero Hour!

30th November

My dear friend (and SQPN mayor) Mike Kuypers posted this link on his Highlight of the Day. It’s a comparison of the movies Airplane! with Zero Hour! (1957). I didn’t know that Airplane! was a remake. Interesting Youtube video.

 

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CP #30 – Full-Body Scanner Controversy

18th November

Thanksgiving Holiday travel is heating up, full-body scanning/full-contact pat downs, feedback from Lisa, Jeff, Nick, Tina, and Chris, and much more!


CP #29 – Curmudgeon?

10th November

Am I turning into a curmudgeon? Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Holiday travel tips, “line up and wait,” feedback and more!


Incredible Mountain-top Landing! Crazy!

5th November

Thought you might enjoy this bit of craziness… I really think this is authentic video, no faking as some have alleged in the comments on the Aircraft Owner Online site.

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CP #28 – All Souls Onboard

2nd November

All Souls Day, rapid decompression, air cargo security, vapor trails, feedback and more!

American Airlines Flight 1640 Rapid Decompression
Origin of All Souls Day
TSA Screening of Air Cargo
Contrails – Wikipedia

Don’t forget that you may leave feedback (free!) by clicking the Google Voice widget (on my CatholicPilot.com site). I’m “Capt Jeff” on Facebook, and “CatholicPilot” and “jeffnielsen” on Twitter.

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Heavy Metal (Air China Cargo B-747-400)

2nd November

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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Descent into Melbourne, FL

1st November

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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Guess what?

1st November

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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CP #27 – Out with the Old, In with the New

20th October

Don’t forget that you may leave feedback (free!) by clicking the Google Voice widget (on my CatholicPilot.com site). I’m “Capt Jeff” on Facebook, and “CatholicPilot” and “jeffnielsen” on Twitter.

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The view from my walk in Boston Common

19th October

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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Another early departure, but worth it for this view!

18th October

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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Another sunrise? It must be another early morning departure for Capt. Jeff!

14th October

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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Day 3. Waiting for flow control release from EWR to ATL. Beautiful day here in New York.

13th October

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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View from the office window this morning. Long Island Sound / The Hamptons

11th October

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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Early morning flight from Kansa City to Atlanta. A view from my office window.

6th October

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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CP #26 – Airport Codes Decoded

6th October

So, you’re going to BNA or BDL? What the heck? Airport codes decoded. Feedback from Kevin Cox, the Catholic Controller, and Pat Padley (In Between Sundays).

Don’t forget that you may leave feedback (free!) by clicking the Google Voice widget (on my CatholicPilot.com site). I’m “Capt Jeff” on Facebook, and “CatholicPilot” and “jeffnielsen” on Twitter.

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CP #25 – Disasters Averted!

29th September

Single engine Piper lands on freeway, Aerogal B-767 attempts to land on wrong runway, and ASA Regional Jet lands with right main gear up. Feedback from Fr. Jim and Dorthy.

Don’t forget that you may leave feedback (free!) by clicking the Google Voice widget (on my CatholicPilot.com site). I’m “Capt Jeff” on Facebook, and “CatholicPilot” and “jeffnielsen” on Twitter.

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Humans like rituals. :)

18th September

From Jeff’s iPhone.

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CP #24 – The Flying Friar

14th September

Let me tell you about my patron saint, St. Joseph of Cupertino! The three hour tarmac delay rule… success or failure? RyanAir CEO thinks co-pilots are not necessary. Excuse me? Feedback from Barb, Jen, Dee, Suzanne, Denyse, Kevin, and John.

“SkyRider” Seats

A Prairie Home Companion

Don’t forget that you may leave feedback (free!) by clicking the Google Voice widget (on my CatholicPilot.com site). I’m “Capt Jeff” on Facebook, and “CatholicPilot” and “jeffnielsen” on Twitter.

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