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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-cargo-gods/ Sun, 02 Sep 2018 17:30:31 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=8116 To the primitive tribes of the Pacific Islands the sudden arrival of flying machines disgorging tons of wonderful cargo is beyond their understanding.  Their attempts to make sense of what is occurring leads to the creation of a remarkable new religion.

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/mayday-mayday-mayday-cathay-780/ Sat, 25 Aug 2018 17:20:50 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=8114 A gradual degradation of engine performance leads a Cathy Pacific crew into a dire situation, all due to Super Absorbent Polymer Spheres!  This is the story of Cathy 780 and the excellent job that the crew did to get their crippled aircraft onto the ground.

The incident aircraft, an Airbus A330.

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/fighting-fog/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:19:45 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=8112 During World War 2, for the bomber pilots, getting shot down over enemy territory was far from the only risk that they faced.  In England, Bomber Command and the Eighth Air Force suffered significant losses when returning to their bases only to find that they were fogged out.  This is the story of FIDO.

A Lancaster comes to grief amongst the FIDO pipes.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/handling-the-big-jets/ Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:24:15 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=8073 The Chief Pilot of the British Registration Board, D P Davies, wrote THE definitive book for airline pilots moving to the the big jets of the 70’s and 80’s.  An acerbic, opinionated but incredibly talented pilot his life was full of fascinating stories.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-aluminium-trail/ Sat, 04 Aug 2018 18:58:50 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=8071 With the Chinese forces under Chiang Kai-shek keeping over a million Japanese troops occupied, once America joined the Second World War, they were keen to prevent those troops from becoming free to engage them in the Pacific theatre.  Supplying the 10th Air Force and the Chinese forces became a priority.  So began an enormous effort to air lift thousands of tons of supplies over some of the most treacherous and difficult terrain in the war.  This the unsung story of the crews that flew the Hump.

The C46 Commando.

 

The C54 Skymaster.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/thar-be-sea-monsters/ Sat, 28 Jul 2018 22:18:46 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=8037 An American analyst poured over a satellite image of a vast and strange aircraft being built on the shore of the Caspian Sea.  What was this monster of a machine?  The Russians had delved into the world of ground effect vehicles and this is the story.

 

The KM (Korabl Maket) Ekranoplan.

 

The successor to the Caspian Sea Monster, the Lun Class missile carrier, NATO code name Duck!

 

The Duck being decommissioned.

 

The more successful A-90_Orlyonok.

 

The Boeing Pelican ULTRA concept aircraft.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-333-farnborough-2018/ Sat, 28 Jul 2018 19:34:46 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=8020 We had a little “incident” before we started our recording. One of the microphone stands “somehow” toppled over and knocked over TWO bottles of beer… all over the table and my MacBook Pro! So far, the laptop is still working. Fingers crossed. Here’s the video if you’d like to see the mayhem! (Click on the image to see the video of the Great Beer Spill!)

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/a-very-british-air-show/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:02:47 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=8035 In the post WW2 era the Farnborough Airshow was a fabulous and exciting window into the amazing world of advanced jet fighters and in 1952 test pilot John Derry was flying one of the most advanced prototypes there.  This is his story.

 

Test Pilot John Derry.

 

The Sea Vixen with it’s unusual offset pilot’s canopy.

 

The aftermath of the DH110 crash.

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/an-addendum/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:33:49 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7999 Following my previous story concerning the tragic murder of both pilots on the flight deck, the son of First Officer Ray Andress wrote and told me the story from his side.  Steve Andress went on to become a USAF pilot and is now flies for a major legacy airline.   He also tells us of the work his mother undertook to ban the use of flight insurance vending machines at airports to deter others with murderous intent and we hear of a couple of other awful murder cases involving air travel.

Captain Steve Andress

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/murder-on-the-flight-deck/ Sun, 01 Jul 2018 12:02:39 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7974 Two dramatic and awful incidents when unsuspecting pilots are attacked on the Flight Deck, enough to put shivers down the spine. The title image is of Francisco Paula Gonzales, one of the murderers.

 

The Pacific Air Lines F27 that was involved in the tragedy of flight 773.

 

An Eastern Air Lines DC9.

 

The Eastern Airlines Training Centre plaque.

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/on-wings-of-gossamer/ Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:59:15 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7972 The dream of flight began with makeshift wings bound to men’s arms which, like Icarus from Green mythology failed, often with deadly results.  This is the story of the pioneers who took to the air under their own power.

Zaschka’s Human-Power Aircraft, Berlin 1934.

 

SUMPAC was the first successful human powered aircraft.

 

The Gossamer Albatross II is seen here during a test flight at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Centre, Edwards, California.

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/a-little-vc-tenderness/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 22:53:43 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7944 The Vickers VC10 was an aircraft that was ahead of its time.  Sleek, fast and powerful it was designed to please an airline which then turned its back on it.  However, the VC10 won the hearts of many.

The RAF version of the VC10, the K3.

 

The VC10 flight deck including the ‘voice activated throttles’!

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-dead-stick/ Sat, 09 Jun 2018 22:43:47 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7942 Despite being injured during a civil war and losing the sight of an eye, Carlos Dardano became a B737 Captain for TACA.  On descent into New Orleans, he strayed into a thunderstorm with disastrous consequences.  The fate of the aircraft its crew and passengers now depended on the flying skills of the Captain.

                                                        

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-327-more-terrifying-emergency-landings/ Sat, 09 Jun 2018 02:39:58 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7922 Sean Chuplis’s Business:

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-326-where-have-all-the-flight-instructors-gone/ Sun, 03 Jun 2018 20:43:23 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7905
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/brixmis/ Sun, 03 Jun 2018 20:03:34 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7911 During the height of the Cold War, a most unlikely spy plane gathered intelligence over East Germany on behalf of the Western allies.  This is the little known story of the British Commander’s in Chief Mission to the Soviet forces in Germany!

The BRIXMIS logo.

 

The de Havilland Chipmunk.

 

A Soviet BMP photographed whilst a soldier aims at the Chipmunk!

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-325-i-like-the-smooth-touch-of-rubber-on-the-blacktop/ Sat, 26 May 2018 22:55:53 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7886 Photo Credit:
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-luftwaffe-pilot-and-ye-olde-pub/ Sat, 26 May 2018 18:23:19 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7895 A rookie B17 pilot on his first mission over Germany struggling home in his crippled aircraft and a veteran Me109 fighter pilot with 27 kills and over 400 combat missions flown, meet in the air.  The result should have been obvious but…

Boeing B-17F radar bombing through clouds over Bremen, Germany, on Nov. 13, 1943. (U.S. Air Force photo)

 

A B17 formation over Germany.

 

An Me109 of Jagdgeschwader 27.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/go-ahead-take-the-controls/ Sun, 20 May 2018 19:28:10 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7867 Two tragic stories of aircraft losses that, in the most benign of circumstances, may well have resulted from letting a family member sit at the controls.

An EC135.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/another-of-our-aircraft-is-missing/ Sat, 12 May 2018 13:34:05 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7869 Hansard in the document that contains, what is referred to as, the substantially verbatim account of every speech made in the Houses of Parliament since 1909.  It’s pages reveal some remarkable stories such as these military aircraft that were stolen… they included the purloining of a USAF B45 Tornado nuclear bomber!

 

North American XB-45 cutaway drawing. (U.S. Air Force photo)

 

A pair of A4 Skyhawks.

 

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois, nicknamed the Huey.

 

The missing B727 registration N844AA.

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-322-more-cracked-windows/ Sun, 06 May 2018 22:01:12 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7836 NEWS

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/one-of-our-aircraft-is-missing/ Sun, 06 May 2018 13:46:56 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7843 Stories of aircraft that vanish without trace are bound to fascinate us.  The controversial disappearance of House Majority Member Boggs, seen in the title image with President Lyndon B Johnson, gave rise to much speculation as he was part of the Warren Commission which was investigating the assassination of JFK.  In another story we look at the life of the Flying Bandit… a gentleman Canadian gold thief!

A Cessna 310

The Flying Bandit

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/el-al-1862-and-the-bijlmermeer/ Sun, 29 Apr 2018 17:03:03 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7815 The Modernist dream that was the Bijlmermeer had its problems and the last thing it needed was for a crippled aircraft to wreak destruction amongst its dwellers.  This is the tragic story of El Al 1862 and the fate of the Amsterdam neighbourhood it fell into.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-sir-glen-torpy-interview-part-3/ Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:11:30 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7785 The last of the 3 part interview with Sir Glen Torpy.  We chat about his work in some of the most demanding jobs to be found in the RAF, culminating with his appointment as the Chief of the Air Staff.  If you want to find out about the decision to remove the Harrier from service or what’s happening to the RAF Museums then this is one to listen to. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-320-there-is-a-hole-and-someone-went-out/ Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:48:17 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7774 Image from Wikipedia

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-sir-glen-torpy-interview-part-2/ Fri, 13 Apr 2018 23:26:35 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7767 We get to the point in Sir Glen’s interview where he is heading to the Gulf to start flying operations and he recalls the the words spoken by Recce pilots of old, “Alone, unarmed and unafraid!”  If you want to hear what it’s like hand flying a Tornado over enemy territory, facing multiple air to air missile and AAA threats, at 150 feet above the ground, in the pitch black, at over 500 knots then wait no longer!

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-sir-glen-torpy-interview-part-1/ Sun, 08 Apr 2018 10:35:34 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7745 Sir Glen Torpy GCB CBE DSO started his life within the Royal Air Force as most pilots do. At the end of his training, he was posted to a Jaguar reconnaissance squadron, the start of a great career. In this interview, he gives us a chance to follow his progress to the point where he takes Command of No.13 Squadron, flying the Tornado GR1A, and is about to deploy to the Gulf on operations.

Sir Glen during his basic flying training at RAF Linton on Ouse, middle rank under the U and 3 heads to the right of the Old Pilot!

 

Sir Glen after his Wings parade the furthest on the left of the photograph.

 

Sir Glen Torpy Chief of the Air Staff.

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/100-years/ Sat, 31 Mar 2018 17:08:42 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7668 The 1st of April 1918 saw the formation of the world’s first independent Air Force.  Capt Nick takes a look at the Royal Air Force’s history and is joined by Sir Glen Torpy GCB CBE DSO past Chief of the Air Staff who gives his thoughts on the past 100 years and the upcoming celebrations.

 

]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/303-squadron-kosciuszko/ Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:25:57 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7792 Suspicious of the Polish pilots who, after their country was invaded by Nazi forces during the Second World War, had fled to the UK, the high command of the RAF eventually allowed them to become operational.  No 303 Polish Squadron joined the RAF fighter units desperately fighting the overwhelming forces of the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain.  The results stunned everybody.

The score of German kills (Adolfs) claimed by No 303 Polish Squadron during the Battle of Britain.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/lady-lex-and-scoops-wildcat/ Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:01:11 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7597 The billionaire explorer Paul Allen rediscovers the aircraft carrier Lexington and an F4 Wildcat deep under the surface of the Coral Sea.  This is the story of the Lexington and the Wildcat’s last pilot.

 

USS Lexington shortly before WWII.

 

F4F-3 Wildcat in non-reflective blue-gray over light gray scheme from early 1942.

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-fears-of-elizabeth/ Mon, 12 Mar 2018 02:03:27 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7537

The crash site of Flight 1678M.

 

An American Airways Convair CV240.

 

A National Airways CD6.

 

The City of Elizabeth today.

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/raf-form-414-volume-two/ Sun, 04 Mar 2018 17:28:32 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7675 Capt Nick delves into Volume 2 of his RAF Form 414… the PILOTS FLYING LOG BOOK. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-vengeance-of-peenemu%cc%88nd/ Sat, 24 Feb 2018 23:59:17 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7711 Towards the end of the Second World War, Nazi scientists developed a series of futuristic weapons to use against England aimed to bring the British people to their knees.  Named Vengeance weapons, their presence in the skies over London was another German threat that had to be dealt with.

A German Luftwaffe Heinkel He 111 H-22. This version could carry FZG 76 (V1) flying bombs, but only a few aircraft were produced in 1944. Some were used by bomb wing KG 3.

 

A cutaway of the V1 created for the USAF.

 

An image of a Spitfire using its wing to turn over a V1 flying bomb.

 

A recreation of a V1 launch ramp on display at Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/all-blood-runs-red/ Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:15:07 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7713 President of France, Charles de Gaulle is on a state visit to the United States of America and he asks to meet a French hero who holds the Légion d’honneur and who lives in New York.  Eventually, retired lift operator is found and brought to the President.  The man is Eugene Jacques Bullard and is almost unknown in the country of his birth but he holds a remarkable place in the history of aviation.

Bullard in his Corporal’s uniform during the WW1.

 

Bullard in 1917 beside a Nieuport while with Escadrille 93.

 

Bullard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris, 1954.

 

Title image by APG listener Jonathan Alexandratos who lives near Flushing Meadows cemetery and who took the time to visit the grave of Eugene Bullard which can be found in Section C.

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-310-big-green-egg-cocktail-shaker/ Sun, 11 Feb 2018 23:40:10 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7045 NEWS

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/happy-bottom-riding-club/ Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:21:11 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7715 Watch the movie ‘The Right Stuf’ and you will see, portrayed, a desert bar near Edwards Air Force Base where a generation of great Test Pilots drank whisky and bantered with the bargirl.  The lady was Pancho Barnes and she was much more than a bargirl!

Pancho and her Travel Air type R Mystery Ship.

 

Barnes in 1928, the image used on her pilot’s license!

 

Pancho serving at the Happy Bottom Riding Club.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/fighting-high-demons/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:56:12 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7811 After the Second World War, a tall lanky RAF pilot undertook clandestine missions from Hong Kong in a photo reconnaissance Spitfire FR Mk XIV.  At the absolute limit of its range and despite being pursued by Chinese fighters Flt Lt Ted Powels undertook some remarkable flights.  This is his story.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/land-o-matic/ Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:58:24 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7813 An aircraft for the people, the ubiquitous Cessna 172 became, by far, the most produced aircraft in history and secured a place in many pilot’s hearts.  This is its story.

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/flowers-on-the-waves/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:09:29 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7670 The loss of Swissair Flight 111 in the most appalling circumstances wasn’t just a tragedy for those onboard and their loved ones, but for a whole community of people in the quiet town of Halifax and even more so for the folk near Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia.

The memorial at Peggy’s Cove.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/raf-form-414-the-logbook/ Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:18:24 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7672 Every document or book within the Royal Air Force has a Form number.  One of the most precious to a pilot is Form 414, the PILOTS FLYING LOG BOOK.  Inside is a record of every flight a pilot undertakes.  Looking back through a log book brings back many memories.  These are a few of mine. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-306-compass-unusable/ Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:48:17 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7006 NEWS

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/talk-to-me/ Wed, 03 Jan 2018 20:07:53 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7591 In the world of aviation, accurate communication is vital and when it breaks down the results can be catastrophic.  In poor weather, the crew of an Avianca 707 struggle to land at New York’s JFK airport.

 

An Avianca B707.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/christmas-outtakes/ Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:57:09 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7589 Not every Plane Tale recording goes quite to plan!  A Merry Christmas to all my listeners!

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/wrong-way-ferguson/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:47:52 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7587 Landing at the wrong airport is usually considered a bit of a blunder but for One Way Ferguson it was a way to put Buffalo onto the map!

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/coca-able-beta-tokyo-nan-item-canada-king/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:23:27 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7585 A humorous look at the history of the Phonetic Alphabet and brevity codes.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-302-christmas-decorations-blinding-pilots/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:38:01 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6990 NEWS

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/written-in-the-blood-of-the-innocent/ Fri, 01 Dec 2017 18:58:14 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7583 The tragic loss of Alaska Flight 261 and the negligent events that led up to the crash.

 

The recovered jackscrew. The spiral “wire” wound around the threaded portion is the remains of the acme nut internal screw thread that was stripped from the nut.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/300-2/ Sat, 25 Nov 2017 18:45:48 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7581

A special Plane Tale to celebrate the Airline Pilot Guy’s 300th anniversary show, centering on the Airbus A300.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-charger/ Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:20:56 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7541 The story of the development of the first Supersonic airliners. The non existent Boeing, the successful Concorde and the disaster that was the TU144, Charger!

Boeing 2707 mockup.

 

The TU144 flying at the 1973 Paris Air Show the day before it crashed.

 

The last ever flight of Concorde G-BOAF.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-298-running-runway/ Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:18:55 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6967 [12:53]

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/billy-barker/ Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:11:12 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7539 The remarkable exploits of the Canadian fighter ace who fought in World War 1.  He remains the most decorated hero in the history of the Canadian armed service.

Col Barker, VC, in one of the captured German aeroplanes against which he fought his last air battle in 1919.

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/from-four-to-one/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:40:20 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7384 A late night take off dissolves into a nightmare for a cargo crew flying a venerable Lockheed Electra as, one by one, their engines fail.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-297-kinstonkingston-bovingdonbovington/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:40:38 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6962 INTRO

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/nij-demery-the-49ers-part-three/ Sun, 05 Nov 2017 16:10:24 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7295 A union dispute against an aggressive and ruthless employer can result in sadness, bitterness and broken lives.  Nij Demery was a senior union representative and then president of such a union during the longest industrial action in aviation history.  This is the final part of his story. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-296-nose-bent-shape/ Sun, 05 Nov 2017 02:21:15 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6958 Photo credit: Carmelo Anthony

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-295-air-canada-radio-issues-sfo/ Sat, 28 Oct 2017 18:08:13 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6900 Cover image photo credit: lensovet (Creative Commons)
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/nij-demery-the-49ers-part-two/ Sat, 28 Oct 2017 16:07:01 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7291 A union dispute against an aggressive and ruthless employer can result in sadness, bitterness and broken lives.  Nij Demery was a senior union representative and then president of such a union during the longest industrial action in aviation history.  This is the second part of his story. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-294-first-commercial-airplane-drone-strike/ Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:11:12 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6891 ATL Meet-up at the RSVP to @DavidAbbey on Twitter

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/nij-demery-the-49ers-part-one/ Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:57:11 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7287 A union dispute against an aggressive and ruthless employer can result in sadness, bitterness and broken lives.  Nij Demery was a senior union representative and then president of such a union during the longest industrial action in aviation history.  This is the first part of his story. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-crew-log-october-20-2017/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:50:58 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6887 Just a quick update from Captain Jeff! ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/capt-jeff-crew-log-october-15-2017/ Sun, 15 Oct 2017 21:55:44 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6880 ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/capt-nick-crew-log-october-15-2017/ Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:58:19 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6875 http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-293-slippery-wet/ Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:33:12 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6869
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-ian-black-interviews-part-two/ Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:48:37 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7282 The second part of a two part Plane Tale about the ex fighter pilot and aviation photographer and publisher, Ian Black. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-crew-log-october-8-2017/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 02:37:54 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6862 Captains Nick and Jeff meet up in ATL ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-292-goodbye-dear-monarch/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 18:04:19 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6855
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-ian-black-interviews-part-one/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 15:47:18 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7278 The first of a two part Plane Tale about the ex fighter pilot and aviation photographer and publisher, Ian Black.

 

]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-291-idiots-experimenting-ioe/ Sat, 30 Sep 2017 20:36:02 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6850
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/against-all-odds/ Sat, 30 Sep 2017 15:38:48 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7274 Many might know this story of survival against all odds when a Uruguayan team from the Old Christians Rugby club fail to arrive at their destination.  Abandoned by the authorities high in the Andes, they choose life over death but only at a terrible cost to their consciences.

Nando Parrado and Roberto Canessa, sitting.

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/late-night-flight-please/ Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:46:32 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6808 A steam pipe fitter from New York manages an incredible feat of flying skill, whilst under the influence, not once but twice!  So famous was he that they made a cocktail in his honour!

 

]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-289/ Sun, 17 Sep 2017 02:17:53 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6777 NEWS

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-plane-people/ Tue, 12 Sep 2017 02:38:49 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6806 9/11 had devastating consequences but for those who were trying to get home, into the closed airspace of the United States, their diversions to unexpected destinations opened their eyes to the generosity of strangers.

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-hunger-winter-2/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:35:31 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7103 The Nazi Germans in the Netherlands were using starvation as retribution and air drops were the only way to save thousands.  The RAF and American bomber crews provide the solution.

A Lancaster bomber drops relief supplies to the Dutch people.

 

The people of the Netherlands spell out their thanks.

 

 

 

]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-288/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 03:47:01 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6766
Norcal Meetup at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing

Norcal Meetup at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/but-sir-harriers-dont-actually-hover/ Thu, 31 Aug 2017 22:23:15 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7101 By for the most successful vertical take off fighter ever built.  The Harrier was a technological success for Hawker Siddeley that produced a fast jet fighter that could land on a runway and in a ploughed field!

 

 

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/eating-the-sun/ Fri, 25 Aug 2017 22:21:21 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7099 An eclipse of the sun moves over the earth at an incredible speed and no aircraft could possibly keep up with the shadow it casts whilst carrying a whole team of expert observers… except perhaps one!

 

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-285-5-eclipse-special/ Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:06:38 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6663 FEEDBACK
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/no-distant-lands/ Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:12:06 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7097 America is keeping the Second World War at arms length whilst a Pan Am Clipper is wending its way from San Francisco down to Auckland in New Zealand. What happens next is a remarkable achievement for a civilian airliner but it remains an almost unknown story.

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/7543-2/ Fri, 11 Aug 2017 22:05:39 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7095 The tragic death of a friend leads to a life saving technology that has saved so many pilots.  Martin Baker.

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-no-9-combustor/ Sat, 05 Aug 2017 22:00:08 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7093 A faulty jet engine combustor leads to a tragic disaster but much is learned from the Manchester air disaster.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/of-degrees-knots-pounds-and-things/ Mon, 31 Jul 2017 21:55:30 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7091 In aviation we use a bewildering array of measurements, enough to confuse, baffle and discombobulate the average pilot. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-282-leather-helmets-goggles/ Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:31:50 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6626 NEWS

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  • Frankie – Funny stories and flying blind!
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-281-one-dana-killed-macbook/ Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:41:25 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6619 NEWS

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/wooden-wonders-and-aluminum-overcast-part-2/ Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:50:39 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7089 The second of a two part tale which examines two bombers from the Second World War, their successes and their loss rates.  This tale is the story of the de Havilland Mosquito.

The bombing of the Gestapo HQ in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Mosquito FB Mk XVIII carrying the 57mm Molins gun.

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/wooden-wonders-and-aluminum-overcast-part-1/ Sat, 15 Jul 2017 21:48:23 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7087 The first of a two part tale which examines two bombers from the Second World War, their successes and their loss rates.  This tale is the story of the Boeing B17.

Boeing Y1B-17 in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-280-pineapples-rainbows/ Sat, 15 Jul 2017 16:33:45 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6603 Stu and Captain Jeff in ATL

Stu and Captain Jeff in ATL

Stu's view from hotel room at DFW

Stu’s view from hotel room at DFW

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-maverick-of-malta/ Sat, 08 Jul 2017 21:41:31 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7085 An unusual pilot helps to defend the island of Malta during its darkest period. A brave man who excelled at Photo Reconnaissance.

 

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-279-amelia-earhart-captured-japanese/ Sat, 08 Jul 2017 20:11:27 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6586
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  • Ray – Plane Tales Applause (and a chance for APG to uncover a Conspiracy involving a Sunderland!)
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/turning-oceans-into-ponds/ Sun, 02 Jul 2017 21:30:23 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7083 The race across the Atlantic and those adventurous first aviators who tackled the huge body of water that separates Europe and America.

 

Charles Lindbergh and his aircraft, The Spirit of St Louis.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-278-atc-privatization-high-temperatures/ Sun, 02 Jul 2017 20:04:39 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6566
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-277-load-hot-air/ Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:00:56 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6561 NEWS

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  • Corey – 1500 Hour Rule [1:28:10]
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/a-load-of-hot-air/ Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:20:21 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7081 Balloons, Air Ships, Dirigibles, Blimps, Aerostats and all things lighter than air.

Tethered Aerostat Radar System.

 

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/blackbird-bye-bye/ Sun, 18 Jun 2017 21:16:36 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7079 One of the most amazing aircraft to make it out of the Skunk Works, the SR71 Blackbird.

 

]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-276/ Sun, 18 Jun 2017 09:13:46 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6536 NEWS

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  • 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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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-275/ Sat, 10 Jun 2017 21:32:16 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6521
NYC MEET-UP Captain Jeff and Jonathan

Captain Jeff and Jonathan

Captains Jeff and Nick, and Jonathan

Captains Jeff and Nick, and Jonathan

Phillip, Tanya, CA Jeff, CA Jeff

Phillip, Tanya, CA Jeff, CA Jeff

Dave, CA Jeff, Hillel, Dan

Dave, CA Jeff, Hillel, Dan

Hillel, Roger, CA Jeff (x2), CA Nick, Dave, Dan, Tanya, Ken

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Roger, Ken, Dan, Dave, Jeff, Nick, Tanya

Roger, Ken, Dan, Dave, Jeff, Nick, Tanya


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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/d-day-part-2/ Sat, 10 Jun 2017 21:11:37 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7077 Some personal recollections from Air Force service men who took part in D Day.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-274-outsourced-maintenance-safety-concern/ Sun, 04 Jun 2017 21:16:36 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6509


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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-ghost-fleet/ Sun, 04 Jun 2017 21:03:39 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7075 Some of the lesser known but vital parts played by the Allied Air Forces during the D Day invasion.

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-273-b-52-aka-buff/ Sat, 27 May 2017 22:00:10 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6500
Tom Wachowski’s


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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-buff/ Thu, 25 May 2017 21:00:28 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7073 The history of the B52 Buff and some of it’s more memorable moments.

One of two Mk.39 thermonuclear bombs rests in a field in Faro, NC after falling from a disintegrating B-52 bomber.

 

Boeing B-52D-40-BW (S/N 56-0695). Note the GAM-72 Quail decoy missile and trailer near the nose of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo)

 

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-272-wings-pittsburgh-apg-2017-extravaganza-live/ Sat, 20 May 2017 21:41:20 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6487 Photo Credit: Dr. Stephanie Plummer
Nugget Eating Contest

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-aviators-of-pittsburgh/ Wed, 17 May 2017 20:55:38 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7071 A look at the famous aviators of Pittsburgh prior to the Wings Over Pittsburgh meetup. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-271-pilots-depression/ Wed, 17 May 2017 03:37:08 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6477
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-270-goin-old-school/ Sat, 06 May 2017 20:16:24 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6460
Wings Over Pittsburgh
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  • Best GA Airports for WoP
    • Beaver Co Airport (KBVI), 4500′ Paved, 100LL: .99
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    • Butler CO / Scholter (KBTP), 4800′ Paved, 100LL: .90
    • Zelienople (KPJC), 4900′ Paved, 100LL: .00

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  • Mehrad – Advice [39:02]
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  • Wayne – Vortices and Wind [51:30]
  • Rob – Composites and Corrosion, Simulated Ditching [58:06]
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  • Richard – [1:09:45]
  • Ken – only need 4.5 more hours of solo time [1:11:41]
  • Larry (Geezer) – [1:13:10]
  • Max – Instrument and Multi-Engine Commercial Checkrides Passed! [1:20:48]
  • David – Pets for Panicky Pilots [1:22:34]
  • Brandon – APG Audio Feedback [1:26:13]
  • Nicolas – Audio Feedback [1:29:55]
  • Kevin – Pulse Jet Contrail? [1:33:45]
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  • Mike – [1:38:54]
  • Alex – Math and English [1:43:34]
  • Spencer – Have you ever had to kick a passenger off? [1:51:40]
  • Ray – “O Captain! My Captain!” [1:53:18]
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/key-must-go/ Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:49:05 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7069 The crash of Papa India, a Trident, near Staines.  A disaster which brought to light the need for Crew Resource Management in the cockpit environment.

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Wings Over Pittsburgh

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  • John – Falcon 2000 Rating [1:53:46]
  • Kevin – Simulator training time [1:55:19]
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  • Hillel – [2:23:38]
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  • Lucas – Thanks APG [2:30:09]
  • Michael – General Aviation Airport to fly into at Wings Over Pittsburgh? and Cirrus Feedback [2:35:06]
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-second-series-of-interviews-with-andy-anderson-part-3/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:43:11 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7067 Capt Nick’s final conversation with Andy Anderson, holder of the Legion d’Honneur and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Association. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-268-shimmy-shimmy/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:03:30 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6431

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  • Anders – United Incident [2:33:00]
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-second-series-of-interviews-with-andy-anderson-part-2/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:34:34 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=7065 The second part of Capt Nick’s most recent interview with Andy Anderson, holder of the Legion d’Honneur and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Association. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-267-boarding-denied/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:19:49 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6420
APG/Flying and Life Fly-Ins –

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-266-shisa-kanko-whats-point/ Wed, 05 Apr 2017 01:47:58 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6413
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  • Joe – [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]
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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/second-series-interviews-andy-anderson-part-1/ Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:13:08 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6951 Capt Nick continues his Conversations with Andy Anderson, holder of the Legion d’Honneur and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Association. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-265-german-cows-get/ Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:59:34 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6401
The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, First Officer Dana

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/burning-the-forrestal/ Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:10:43 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6949 July 1967 and USS Forrestal is preparing for a major strike against North Vietnam.  All goes well until a combination of a change in arming procedure, a batch of old unstable bombs and a few loose electrons combine.  The result is devastating for the men of Forrestal.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-264-fox-trotting-runway/ Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:58:20 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6392
The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, First Officer Dana

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/in-the-box/ Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:08:41 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6947 All commercial pilots just LOVE getting into the simulator!

 

 

Title image of a Link Trainer under Creative Commons licence.

]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-263-low-can-go/ Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:13 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6378
The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, First Officer Dana

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  • 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 – [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]
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  • David – JFK TWA Flight Center [2:39:01]
  • Captain Al – 747 wet runway crosswind limits, Visibility [2:45:41]

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/no-highway-sky/ Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:06:27 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6945 The DH Comet was the first jet airliner and was going to be a world beater until there were unexplained and sudden losses.  The investigation that followed opened the eyes of the entire industry to the dangers of aircraft pressurisation and metal fatigue.

 

An enormous water tank was erected test the fuselage during repeated pressurisation runs.

 

The fuselage of G-AYLP which broke up in mid air.

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-262-captain-rick-bell-wings-pittsburgh/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:26:30 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6368
The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, First Officer Dana, and USAF Captain Rick Bell

NEWS

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  • Tom – [50:31]
  • Robert – [57:07]
  • Joe – [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 – [1:53:48]
  • Flying Kiwi – Audio Feedback [2:11:24]
  • Nick – Aircraft Intercept – Radio Failure [2:24:31]
  • Liz – [2:37:59]
  • Mark – Another Maine Man [2:40:00]

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-divine-wind/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:03:33 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6943 An opportunity to set the record straight about Japanese suicide missions in the final days of the Second World war

 

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]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-261-captain-nick-conservatory-disco-lights/ Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:29:08 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6359
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  • Aviodrome Museum Meet-Up in the Netherlands [23:25]
  • [34:46]
  • NEWS

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  • 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 – [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 – [2:24:39]
  • Devin – [2:27:44]
  • Sean – [2:29:33]
  • Niki – S Turns [2:32:20]
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-stringbags/ Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:01:24 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6941 The Fairey Swordfish.  In a war of high speed monoplanes, a biplane from a previous generation of combat aircraft could hardly change the face of the Second World War… could it?

     

     

     

     

    Title image under Creative Commons licence by Beadell, S J (Lt), Royal Navy official photographer.

    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-son-of-zeus/ Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:59:45 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6939 The C-130 Hercules; the longest continuously produced military aircraft in history!

    An early version of the C130 lands at Kham Duc during the Vietnam war.

     

    A C130 lands aboard USS Forrestal during trials.

     

    C130 captures a satellite payload after reentry.

     

    The Blue Angels C130 demonstrates a JATO takeoff.

     

    The Hercules… a perfect all terrain work horse.

     

     

    Images through the Creative Commons licence from US Gov.

    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-260-oh-deer/ Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:17:33 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6352
    The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, and FO Dana

    [19:36]

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    • Mark – [54:58]
    • Noel – [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 – [2:23:06]
    • Rebecca – Question for Dr. Steph [2:28:25]
    • Liz – [2:38:27]

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-busby-babes/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:57:37 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6937 The 1958 Munich plane disaster which decimated the Manchester football team and a look at some other sporting aviation tragedies.

    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-259-apg-plane-talking-uk/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:33:42 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6341
    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]

    [26:24]

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    • Lee – [58:59]
    • Muhammad – [1:13:42]
    • Mina – Career advice? [1:16:13]
    • Jeff – Attempt at a mad dog replacement [1:23:49]
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    • Micah – Interview with Rick Bell [1:25:35]
    • Larry – [1:35:36]
    • Pip – sickness, fatigue and Rick’s underwear [1:37:20]
    • Liz – [1:47:42]
    • Adam – Surveillance Radar Approach Recording [1:51:59]
    • Plane Tails – The Busby Babes [1:58:23]
    • Glen & Lucas – APG DownUnder [2:15:09]
    • Paul – Autobrake question [2:17:32]
    • Ben and Jackson [2:25:50]

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-curates-egg/ Tue, 07 Feb 2017 23:52:43 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6935 A nostalgic look back at the aircraft that Capt Nick flew.

    Capt Anderson the First.

     

    The Slingsby T31 (flying brick) glider.

     

    The ubiquitous Cessna 150A trainer.

     

    The Jet Provost T Mk3.

     

    The slightly pointier Jet Provost T Mk5.

     

    The very pointy Folland Gnat.

     

    The wonderful Hawker Hunter.

     

    The mighty F4 Phantom II.

     

    Yawn, the BAe Hawk T1.

     

    The Ozy McDonnell Douglas F/A18.

     

    Another yawn, the BAe Tornado F3.

    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-258-super-weekend/ Tue, 07 Feb 2017 01:39:59 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6329 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]

    [21:33]

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    • Joe – [38:37]
    • Tim – Finding Connie [50:47]
    • Brian – Airplane cowl photo [57:01]
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    • Stu – [1:03:06]
    • Aysen – Thank you for your support! [1:04:47]
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    • Jen – Super Urgent Feedback! [1:10:58]
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    • Razgriz – [1:27:29]
    • Sjoert – Meet-up [1:45:34]
    • Bruce – Captain Jerry Update
    • Plane Tails – The Curate’s Egg [1:49:30]
    • Rob, Brian – [2:10:44]
    • Spencer – Pay Rates [2:15:46]
    • Mike – Fuel Exhaustion / Aircraft Logs [2:25:37]

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-rosinenbomber/ Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:50:40 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6933 In the aftermath of the Second World War, Russia attempts to take control of Berlin by cutting off access to the West but an audacious plan to supply the beleaguered city from the air is mounted.  One special American pilot becomes famous amongst the people of Berlin.

     

    “OPERATION VITTLES” (Berlin Airlift)
    Berlin youngsters who live near the Tempelhof Air Force Base, where the U.S. Air Force transport planes unload their airlift supplies, play at a game called “Luftbrucke” (air bridge). They use model American planes which are sold in German toy shops throughout the western sector of Berlin.

     

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-257-cosmic-rays-damaging-brains/ Tue, 31 Jan 2017 02:21:09 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6319 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]

    [19:20]

    NEWS

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    • Nev – [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! [1:42:09]
    • Steve – [1:47:12]
    • Cindee – Brace for Impact? [1:56:05]
    • Robert – CAT III Equipment Interference [1:59:07]
    • Fabian – Diversion Question [2:09:31]
    • Jeff – New CA Jeff [2:14:59]
    • Plane Tails – The Rosinenbomber [2:27:10]
    • Tim – Humor for the APG crew [2:42:35]
    • SwedishAndreas – Eugene Cernan Documentary on Netflix [2:43:10]

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/larry-were-going-down/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 23:48:08 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6931 Fundamental errors in dealing with the dangers of winter operations brings a B737 down into the Potomac river, just after take off from Washington National airport.  An apaling accident which was compounded by a poorly organised rescue which occured in the full blaze of publicity.

    An Air Florida Boeing B737.

     

    The flight path of Flight 90 taken from the NTSB report.

     

     

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-256-steph-hard-spot/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:39:08 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6303
    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]

    [14:40]

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/six-one-day/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:44:31 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6929 February 1956 and the RAF is proud of it’s fine new jet fighter, the Hawker Hunter.  Of course the occasional loss is to be expected but this day’s work ends up with questions being asked in Parliament and a surprise for the people of Swaffham!

     

     

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-255-trip-hel/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:00:27 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6294
    The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff and Captain Nick.


    PLANE TAILS
    Six in One Day

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    • Alex – How do you Sleep on a Plane? [40:07]
    • Jules – Botched Approaches On Go-Around Maneuvers [47:08]
    • Adam – Stick and Rudder [1:10:54]
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    • Peter – Flying with a Cold [1:18:10]
    • Jonathan – Charlie Victor Romeo [1:27:25]
    • Michael – CPR [1:37:57]
    • Mick – EVA Air incident [1:42:42]
    • Plane Tails – Six in One Day [1:45:14]
    • Capt. Oli – APG 253 WSHR in Scotland [1:59:05]
    • Jonathan – [2:04:54]
    • HIGH 5 – Sean [2:14:59]
    • Matt – [2:28:08]
    • Geoff – [2:30:06]
    • Ivan – Becoming an Aircraft Dispatcher [2:31:59]
    • Janel – [2:34:25]
    • Luke – MD-90 and Crosswinds [2:36:14]
    • Matt – Private? Audio Feedback [2:42:16]

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/operation-yonatan/ Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:38:37 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6927 A hijacking of an Air France A300 ends up in Uganda which is ruled by the despot Idi Amin.  The Israeli Commandos mount a rescue that stuns the world.

     

    The survivors disembark at Ben Gurion airport.

     

     

    Images under Creative Commons licence by SRA Andy Dunaway – DefenseImagery.mil and the Government Press Office (Israel).

    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/mass-shooting-fort-lauderdale-fll/ Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:08:21 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6283 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

    NEWS

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    • Jonathan – Who is Really Monitoring Your Logbook? [1:04:03]
    • Jack – Airbus Go-Around [1:09:20]
    • Chris – F-4 Questions for Nick [1:15:40]
    • Stephen – Mr Epps’ Mooney [1:23:18]
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    • Plane Tails – Operation Yonaton [1:28:32]
    • Glen – Tupolev Crash [1:46:58]
    • Liz – [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]
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/little-things/ Fri, 06 Jan 2017 23:35:03 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6925 How something small and insignificant distracted a crew to the point of disaster.  The story of Flight 401.

    The flight path of Flight 401 recreated for the NTSB accident report.

     

    Images under Creative Commons licence by Jon Proctor and US Gov NTSB.

     

     

    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-253-dangling-preposition/ Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:25:27 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6274
    The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, and Miami Rick


    PLANE TAILS
    Little Things

    NEWS

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    • John Kiernan-Lewis –
    • Glen Towler – Jen-niffer, OshKosh
    • Joseph – High Altitude Airports, Pressurization, Tailwinds
    • Matt –
    • Ross – Malfunctioning IRU
    • High Flight – a special thank you to APG
    • Dylan –
    • Stefan – Upcoming advanced drug testing after germanwings crash
    • Stefan, Renato – Fatigue Risk Management
    • Bill Duffy – RNAV RNP
    • Joe -Morning Drinking
    • Liz, Mike Karrells, Gustov –
    • Tarik – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Airbus
    • Kia the Persian – Happy New Year!
    • Liz –

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/christmas-heroes/ Thu, 29 Dec 2016 23:30:52 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6923 For most of the holidays around Christmas are a time to enjoy and celebrate but during the World Wars the fighting never stopped.  This is the story of three brave pilots, each holding their countries highest awards for valour and each killed during Christmas in pursuit of the same aims, victory.

    The Victoria Cross.

     

    The Air Force Medal of Honor.

     

    The Knight’s Cross.

     

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-252-captain-jeffs-birthday-end-year-episode/ Thu, 29 Dec 2016 21:11:37 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6265
    The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, and Captain Nick

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-christmas-angels/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 23:24:02 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6921 To survive falling thousands of feet from a disintegrating airliner is a remarkable feat but that was just the start of the story!

    A similar Lockheed Electra L-749 to LANSA flight 501.

     

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-251-christmas-2016-edition/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:33:19 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6256
    The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, and First Officer Dana

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/fight-first-flight/ Fri, 16 Dec 2016 23:21:09 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6919 At Kitty Hawk the Wright Brothers take their first hops into the air but elsewhere in the world others were striving to be first!

     

     

    Image under Creative Commons licence by W. B. Robinson.

    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-250-quarter-millennial-episode/ Fri, 16 Dec 2016 02:53:26 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6244
    The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Captain Nick, and FO Dana


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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/high-flight/ Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:17:48 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6917 US Pilots Fly in the Eagle Squadrons During WW II ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-249-fuel/ Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:43:27 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6234
    The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, and Captain Nick
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    Dr. Steph on
    Capt. Nick on the

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    • Commander TOM – Automation in GA, Searching for Traffic
    • Ham Radio Jim/Fr. Kyle – Evacuations/Aborts
    • Sam Franklin – Update
    • Eoin –
    • Plane Tails – High Flight
    • David/Liz –
    • Larry –
    • Miami-Hick – Tom Foolery
    • How I Got Here 4 – Paul
    • Gavin – Future for Commercial Aviation?
    • Stu – Follow up on last July…..
    • David – ADHD Question followup/update!
    • Mike – VORTAC Pie

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/i-believe-he-is-dead/ Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:14:30 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6915 A routine flight turn into desperate fight for survival as the Captain dangles precariously from the cockpit with his cabin crew doggedly hanging onto his legs.

    A British Airways BAC111.

     

    Image under Creative Commons licence, UK Gov, AAIB and ,  

    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-248-lots-drunken-tomfoolery/ Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:30:29 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6225
    The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Doctor Steph, Miami Rick, Captain Nick, and First Officer Dana

    NEWS

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    • Renato – Colombia Crash
    • John –
    • TJ -Turbulence
    • Anthony –
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    • Miami Hick – Poem
    • Swedish Jim – Amazing!
    • 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
    • David –
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/mitchells-fighter-mitchells-fight/ Fri, 25 Nov 2016 22:59:11 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6913 The RAF desperately needed a modern fighter to counter the Luftwaffe in WWII.. Reginald Mitchell, despite failing health, steps up.

    R J Mitchell.

     

    The Supermarine SB6.

     

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-247-need-blood-pressure-meds/ Fri, 25 Nov 2016 03:05:40 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6216
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-246-travel-channel-veterans-day-oral-hygiene/ Fri, 18 Nov 2016 22:18:44 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6209
    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/

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    • Nevil Bounds interviews Barbara Parish
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    • Glen – Logbooks
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    • Bill -White Teeth, Hygiene, etc.
    • Robert – gay/lesbian/transgendered crew members
    • Plane Tail – Try sweeping it Biggles
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/try-sweeping-biggles/ Fri, 18 Nov 2016 02:15:52 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6846 Fast aircraft have swept wings… of course they do!  Buy why? ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/whats-in-your-flight-bag/ Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:05:52 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6191
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/hunting-the-foxbat/ Fri, 11 Nov 2016 02:12:27 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6844 The West is stunned by the appearance of a new Soviet fighter capable of a huge altitude and incredible speed.  Suddenly, one is placed right into their laps!

    The passport of Viktor Belenko.

     

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-244-tony-redux/ Sat, 05 Nov 2016 19:18:48 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6185
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/flightin-bird-dog/ Sat, 05 Nov 2016 02:04:52 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6842 During the fall of Saigon in 1975, Major Bung Lee escapes in a Bird Dog.

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/cj-hemmer-interview/ Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:14:11 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6840 An interview with C130 pilot, the amazing CJ Hemmer, who reveals what those Special Forces Hercules pilots get up to! ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-243/ Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:21:07 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6145
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/cock-never-flew/ Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:06:32 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6838 Amongst the rafters of Colditz Castle during the Second World War an audacious escape plan is being prepared!

    The title image by Lee Carson is the only known photograph of the actual Cock and is used under the Creative Commons licence.

    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-242-im-siri-co-pilot/ Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:48:37 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6137
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    • Arnaud – 2 In 1 Audio Feed-back
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    • Glen -Runway Incursions
    • Alex – Give me some reasons to love the 747?
    • Mike – 777 Elevators
    • Antoine – A big thank you and a “quick” story
    • Rick – Larry/Jarad – I guess this settles the issue
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    • Josh – 4-Month Upgrade at Acme Airline
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/brothers-in-arms/ Sat, 15 Oct 2016 19:55:03 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6836 Two brothers both become fighter pilots and serve at the same time in the RAF during the Second World War, their fates are linked in more ways than one. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg241/ Sat, 15 Oct 2016 16:40:24 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6089
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    • Jonathan – Nick is Tall and Handsome
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    • Nick – GA Interest?
    • Shawn – Taxi Procedures
    • Captain Steve and Kevin – How I Got Here
    • William – APG cartoons!
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    • Tilman – IR here I come – but only in VMC…
    • Grant – That balloon sighting
    • Craig – Type One Diabetes
    • Matthew – Lightning Hitting Plane
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/lost/ Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:23:02 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6831 A remarkable piece of navigational deduction by Air New Zealand Capt Vette rescues a lost aircraft over the Pacific ocean.

     

     

     

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-240-rainbow-shines-captain-arnold-palmer/ Fri, 07 Oct 2016 02:17:45 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6082 Photo Credit: Duane Stein
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    • Tim – RNZAF 757 Blown Tire, Sim Comedy,
    • Fabian – APG 237 & Plane Tails,
    • Fabian – Question regarding unusable fuel
    • Paul – Sidestick on Airbus, Dr Steph Award Wall
    • Anon – Respect For Airline Pilots
    • Dan – 4 Engine to 2 Engine?
    • NicNacJak – A320 Sim,
    • James – The 777 TO/GA switches ARE inhibited after touchdown
    • Tarik – Slide Rules, Wiz Wheels,
    • Michael C – Change of aircraft for Capt. Jeff
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    • David – Aircraft control… (time sensitive feedback)
    • Jason – Feedback-Air show
    • Ivan – Becoming an Airline Dispatcher
    • Tony – Fuel Density
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-239-arnold-palmer-flies-west/ Sat, 01 Oct 2016 14:47:02 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6067 Photo Credit: Golf Digest
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    • NTSB 2015 Aviation Statistics Show General Aviation Accidents Continue to Decline

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    • Miami Hick – Happy Birthday B-747
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    • Mike – APG Syndrome
    • Zachary – Frequencies
    • Grant McHerron – Single Engine Ops (3 feathered)
    • Ross – Takeoff speed alterations?
    • Mike – Beer and Fitness
    • The FlyingKiwi – Hi again…first voice feed back
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/into-the-vortex/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:20:31 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6829 A Phantom crew barely escape with their lives after a wake turbulence encounter. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-238-acme-airlines-safety-video/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:35:46 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6061 Photo Credit: YouTube
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/elyse-anderson-interview-part-2/ Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:00:58 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6827 The second half of Capt Nick’s interview with Elyse Anderson, an Australian flying instructor, on how she got started in aviation ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-237-sully-movie-reviewed/ Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:00:57 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6049 Photo Credit: Greg L – Wikimedia Commons (originally posted to Flickr as Plane crash into Hudson River)
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/236-plane-spotters/ Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:54:06 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6034 Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-aerodynamics-of-death/ Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:58:18 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6825 A young Air Cadet receives a hard lesson on the dangers of flying and how a stall happens.

     

     

     

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-235-airline-pilot-guy-movie/ Fri, 02 Sep 2016 22:57:30 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6021 The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, Captain Nick

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/elyse-anderson-interview-part-1-2/ Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:55:35 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6823 Capt Nick interviews Elyse Anderson an Australian flying instructor on how she got started in aviation. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-234-sheep-duck-chicken/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:19:05 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=5988 The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, Miami Rick, Captain Nick

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/whoosh-bang-oops/ Sat, 20 Aug 2016 02:27:47 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6758 A Phantom crew make a small, little, indeed tiny mistake whilst carrying live missiles on an exercise… unfortunately the results are fairly dramatic! ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/humble-beginnings-2/ Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:51:50 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6821 The life of Sir Frank Whittle and his development of the turbojet engine.

    The Gloster E28-39.

     

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-233-even-monkey-can/ Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:01:46 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=5961 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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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/greatest-stick-rudder-man-ever-lived-2/ Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:48:36 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6819 A tribute to the amazing Bob Hoover. ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-232-near-miss-near-hit/ Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:58:43 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=5953 Photo Credit: Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-231-5-feedback-extra-miami-rick/ Sat, 06 Aug 2016 21:54:23 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=5948 The crew for this episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Miami Rick!

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    • 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
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    • James Linda – Mad Dog Autothrottle, HSI Obscuration?
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-231-smell-old-furniture-kerosene/ Fri, 05 Aug 2016 21:46:21 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=5931 The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, Captain Nick, and special guest

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/black-bucks-atlantic-2/ Fri, 05 Aug 2016 18:38:03 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6817 Operation Black Buck.  The remarkable effort made by the RAF to attack Stanley airfield from Ascension Island, using aged Vulcan V Bombers, during the Falklands war in 1982.

    A Vulcan bomber over Ascension Island.

     

    The refuelling plan for the Black Buck mission.

     

    The damage assessment of Stanley airfield.

     

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-230-ipa-pyschos/ Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:03:32 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=5925 The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/just-another-day-work/ Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:33:57 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6815 Capt Nick recounts his past and describes how Quick Reaction Alert functioned and follows an RAF Phantom through a scramble to intercept two Soviet Tu144 Bears.

    A Phantom FG1 is armed up ready to be used on QRA.

    Q1 sits quietly in the shed after being ‘cocked’ by it’s crew.

    Intercept complete.

    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-farnborough-2016-live-recording-meet/ Fri, 22 Jul 2016 03:02:38 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=5919 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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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/black-hole-2/ Mon, 18 Jul 2016 18:10:09 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6813 The dangers of spatial disorientation for the pilot community.

     

     

     

     

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-228-live-captain-nicks-garden/ Mon, 18 Jul 2016 02:19:15 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=5908 The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

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    • Delta plane mistakenly lands at Ellsworth Air Force Base
    • FBI closes the books on D.B. Cooper
    • Boeing readies high-flying celebration for 100th anniversary

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    • Luke From Australia – I Passed My Checkride!
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    • Miami-Hick tries to make it to Farnborough
    • Brett – Kiwis
    • Flying kiwi – Terrible Example of CRM
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    • Bob from CT – Name that plane – the answer
    • Ross – Cabin pressurisation question
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    • Matt – Rocking my New APG Shirt
    • Captain Jerry – AFG – A Short Pilot’s Tale
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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-227-insult-mode-enabled/ Sat, 09 Jul 2016 22:34:30 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=5900 The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/tumble-down-dick-2/ Sat, 09 Jul 2016 18:04:19 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6811 Preparation for the APG meetup at Farnborough with a little history of the area.

     

     

     

    Title image The Posting House Tumbledown Dick, a watercolour of the pub painted in 1782 by Thomas Rowlandson. Creative commons image licence.

    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/the-sovereign-of-the-skies/ Sat, 02 Jul 2016 17:38:50 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6743 Years before Sully ditched his A320 in the Hudson, Captain Ogg performed a similar feat in his Pan Am Stratocruiser in the open ocean between Honolulu and San Francisco.  A remarkable story.

     

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/apg-226-creek-two-paddles/ Sat, 02 Jul 2016 15:44:21 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=5891 The crew for this week’s episode: Captain Jeff, Dr. Steph, and Captain Nick

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    • Joe Schema – Funny Pic
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    • Santiago – MD80 feedback
    • Glen – Book Rec
    • Nige – Five-engined 747???
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    • Jacob – License or Certificate?
    • Steve – Filming on the flight deck
    • Bill – Checklists and Flow Patterns
    • Liz –
    • Glen – Oshkosh Meet-up Info: @NZaircraftfan (Twitter), Glen Towler (Facebook)
    • Miami-hick goes to New Hampshire

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    ]]> http://airlinepilotguy.com/miss-tillys-orifice/ Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:32:39 +0000 http://airlinepilotguy.com/?p=6741 Some history of Farnborough prior to the 2016 Meetup, including the delightful story of Miss Tilly’s Orifice!

     

     

     

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

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    • 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
    • Max – Contrails, and I Passed My PPL Checkride!
    • Dan – A380 in Your Future, Nick?
    • Harold – Bahrain – Souls on Board?
    • Martin –
    • Bob – Name the plane
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    • Chase – Ferry Flights
    • Glaucus – 747 For Sale, Status Based On Aircraft
    • Miami Hick has a night off
    • Richard – Pegasus Bridge and Cafe Gondree
    • Matt – BLCF at KPAE
    • Mike – For Captain Nick – Concorde Photo at Mach 2
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    • Martin from Sweden – , Smoke Evacuation
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    • Steve – Layover activities

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