Archive for: July 2013

Aeronautical Randomness
Comforting a fearful flyer
July 24, 2013
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Comforting a fearful flyer
“Hi guys, I’m…” He really didn’t need to say his name. When I turned around from my pilot seat, I instantly recognized him as one of the greatest sports figures of my lifetime. Having flown countless famous folks over the years, rarely do I find myself starstruck.  That morning, I got a little taste of […]
Aeronautical Randomness
The San Francisco accident and the media
July 15, 2013
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“You are cleared for the visual to 28R.”  While the captain read back the clearance, I started the left turn towards the San Francisco Airport.  We were flying the base leg southeast of the field.  I dialed the altitude selector to cross the San Mateo bridge at 1,800′.  After joining the localizer, I switched the […]