Between trying to record and produce for an Australian based aviation TV program, podcasting (which is taking for more time than any of our participants ever expected – due in part to the extroadinary popularity of it after only one episode) and a hectic international schedule, the posts to this blog have dropped off a little and we sincerely apologise for that. We’ve got a little bit of time to make up for it now.
In our latest episode of Flight Podcast we talk to four great guests.
First, we talk to Andrew Thorley. Andy was ferrying a Hughes Lightwing tailwheel ultralight (light sport aircraft) from Ballina in northern New South Wales to the Oaks airfield west of Sydney when he, at the latter stages of his flight, found himself over the northern suburbs of Sydney with low fuel… at night. Andy eventually suffered an engine failure due to fuel exhaustion and was forced to conduct a glide approach into a ‘black hole’ in darkness. It’s an intriguing story with multiple layers that addresses countless and rather complex issues relating to human factors.
We intially recorded an interview that lasted almost two hours that we deemed inappropriate for inclusion into the podcast. We later recorded a shorter interview but we’ll make the full audio on this website when we find time to edit it. Subscribe to the mailing list and you’ll be the first to recieve it.
We then talk to flight.org regular Kirsty Ferguson of Pinstripe Solutions. Kirsty is recognised worldwide for her expertise as an interview coach and her knowledge of the behavioural interview process. We touch on a number of areas of interest to anybody that’s looking at any kind of interview – not necessarily related to aviation.
Mary Kirby, often best known as Runway Girl, is a senior editor at Flight International and aviation blogger at FlightGlobal.com with a focus on in-flight entertainment, connectivity, regional aircraft programs and aircraft interiors. Mary will talk to us regularly on the program with an emphasis on the passenger experience. On this episode, we are introduced to Mary’s history in aviation journalism and her blog. We touch on a number of current issues that impact upon the passenger experience.
Finally, we talk to Chris Williams of Command Software. Chris talks to us over a brief 5-minute chat about the history and future of the product. We’ll be giving away a copy of Command Flight Planner to an Australian pilot. All you have to do is follow the podcast on Twitter or Facebook and we’ll make details available soon.
There’s quite a few bloopers at the end of the program… so you may want to skip them if you’re pressed for time!
You can listen to the program below.
- Flight Podcast Update
- Pinstripe Solutions Interview Checklist
- Free Pilot “Interview Preparation Checklist” from Pinstripe Solutions
- Single Pilot CRM – A pilot runs out of fuel at night in an Ultralight
- Our talk with John King of King Schools
- QF32. Aircraft System Failures…
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