Greg and John are torqued! Too many accidents, too much pilot error and too little attention to safety lessons learned.
Greg and John are not happy with the state of the industry and propose that manufacturers step in to make sure aircraft don’t wind up in the hands of airlines and pilots not equipped to operate safely. It is time to put safety over profits.
This episode covers recent accidents, including a plane piloted by a former baseball player, a mid-air crash over Lake Croeur, and a Pakistan International Airlines crash. All, they argue, can be directly attributed to pilot error.
General and commercial aviation will not be the same after COVID-19. Greg and John say this is a perfect time to change up approaches to safety.
They’d like to see more incentives for pilots to actively maintain their training and safety skills. They call on manufacturers to collaborate to create standards that customers must meet in order to qualify to purchase aircraft.
Listen as they explore ideas to reinvent the industry to incentivize safety.
Greg Feith takes us inside his experience as the NTSB investigator in charge (IIC) of the ValuJet Flight 592 investigation. John Goglia was also involved. Together they talk through the launch of that investigation and share many behind-the-scenes experiences.
These memories are overlaid with recollections of the high stress, emotion and expectations of the seven plus months of investigation. The teamwork onsite created many lasting connections and relationships.
Aviation Institute of Maintenance Student Selected as 2020 Scholarship Winner by Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA)
NORFOLK, Va. (July 21, 2020) – Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Norfolk campus (AIM) is proud to announce Harry Dugan as a recipient of a $2,500 scholarship awarded by the AMFA. Each year, the AMFA awards two scholarships to Airframe and Powerplant students who stand out for their grades and application essay. AMFA scholarship recipients must be currently enrolled in a program that is designed to prepare you to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test to obtain an A&P Certification, be U.S. Citizens, and apply with a 500-word essay about safety reporting in the aviation industry. Winners are normally awarded scholarships in person, but due to COVID-19, this years’ plaques and checks were mailed, with campus visits to be scheduled at a later date.
Dugan, originally from New Jersey, enlisted in the Army in 2007 as a Calvary Scout. After serving, he decided to pursue a college degree, which lead him to the aircraft maintenance industry. Megan Lewis, the AIM, Norfolk campus Veterans Affairs Officer, says, “Harry Dugan has a strong maintenance background and thrives on hands-on learning. Harry is involved in the campus Student Veterans’ Organization, boasts perfect attendance, and has a 4.0 GPA. We are so proud of what he is achieving.” Harry is scheduled to graduate in 2021 and is excited to see projected growth in his chosen field.
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