Qantas Flight 30 (QF30) was a Qantas Boeing 747-438 (construction number 25067 & registered in Australia as VH-OJK). QF30 was a scheduled flight from London to Melbourne with a stopover in Hong Kong on 25 July 2008. The flight was interrupted when an oxygen tank exploded causing a fuselage rupture just forward of the starboard wing root. There were no injuries and the plane made an emergency (rapid) descent and… Continue Reading
John and Martha King operate King Schools from their 18,000-square-foot (1,700 m2) complex in San Diego, USA (near near Montgomery Field). Course development, production, customer service and shipping all occur at this location. Course videos are filmed either in the in-house digital studio or at nearby Montgomery Field. They have a hand in training over 50% of all the pilots in the USA at some point during their flight training… Continue Reading
On June 19, 2005 at 0435 in the morning Tehran local time, Northwest Airlines Flight 41 made an emergency landing at the Meherabad International Airport in Tehran, Iran, the first American air carrier to land in Iran in 26 years. Iran is considered to be a hostile country by the US Government and relations between the two countries are poor.
NWA Flight 41 was operated with a DC-10 EER… Continue Reading
Janine Lee Shepherd, AM (born 1962) was a champion Australian cross-country skier until she suffered major injuries when hit by a truck during training. Before the accident, she had been considered a strong chance to win Australia’s first ever medal at the Winter Olympics. Though she was told she would never walk again or have children, and doctors had significant doubts as to whether she would survive at all, she… Continue Reading
Thanks for listening! In between the schedules of four international airline rosters, the production of enormous amounts of video (including the production of an Australian TV program) and lots of recording, we let number two slip a little. Number three, titled Janine Shepherd, should follow very shortly. We’ve recorded some audio with some incredible personalities and we look forward to bringing their stories to you.
[audio:http://www.flightpodcast.com/podpress_trac/web/184/0/flight-podcast-episode-2.mp3]… Continue Reading