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Today, BIF’s F-22 Raptor Jock Rob Burgon takes the helm to talk about an important topic: transition training!
So, we airline pilots and fighter jocks can fly anything, right? Think again!
Just like you, we can’t. At least, not without serious training!
What’s more, today’s highly automated airline cockpit has become its own challenge, potentially leading to pilots with degrading flying skills. In fact, BIF’s Karlene Petitt has been calling for a return to our stick and rudder roots for some time now, and the call is starting to be heard.
In Rob’s enlightening piece, we find that even the most jaded fighter jock can find challenge—and joy—in a transition to the simplest of machines.
Be sure to join us by clicking the link below, right after today’s Word on the Ramp video!
And now. . .
WORD ON THE RAMP — SPECIAL “STAR WARS DAY” EDITION!
Direct Link: https://vimeo.com/capnaux/word8
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WotR Links to Stories and Videos
- Solar 1 round the world flight http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-solar-plane-around-the-world-20150309-story.html
- Captain Richard De Crespigny website QF32.com
- Qantas replacing damaged A380 w/B747s http://m.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation/s-to-replace-stricken-a380-on-qantas-la-route/story-e6frg95x-1227317659417
- Harrison Ford injured in crash http://variety.com/2015/biz/news/harrison-ford-plane-crash-1201447290/
- ANA B-787 R2D2 Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g70eqOT0LPU
- Lindbergh historical footage http://www.airportappraisals.com/contact/
- Air Force 1: the Final Mission http://airforceonethefinalmission.com
- Kickstarter Campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/269533298/air-force-one-the-final-mission
- KLM Cockpit Tales-Maho Beach Landing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GZ3fSDFevE
Word on the Ramp Links
- AirWaysNews Op Ed http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2015/03/26/op-ed-responsible-journalism-and-the-air-crash-du-jour/
- Business Insider version http://www.businessinsider.com/veteran-pilot-on-crash-coverage-i-have-cringed-at-the-utter-misrepresentation-of-aviation-facts-2015-3
- Flight to Success—Be the Captain of Your Life by Karlene Petitt Karlenepetitt.com
- Disarm Your Limits by Jessica Cox https://www.rightfooted.com/product/disarm-your-limits-book/
- 96-year old WWII Vet Flies His Old Trainer Plane http://www.azfamily.com/clip/11376000/96-year-old-world-war-ii-vet-flies-vintage-biplane
- Living in the Age of Airplanes Full Trailer https://vimeo.com/101896187
Related Cap’n Aux Links
- Books by Cap’n Aux http://amazon.com/author/ericauxier
- Returning to the Nest http://capnaux.com/returning-to-the-nest/
- Best of Cap’n Aux 2014 http://capnaux.com/top-10-best-of-capn-aux-2014/
- Word on the Ramp Videos vimeo.com/album/3162370
- All Cap’n Aux Videos vimeo.com/capnaux
- My Favorite Cap’ns-Last Year’s Star Wars Day post http://capnaux.com/interlude-may-the-fourth-be-with-you/