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
In our first episode we talk to Eric Moody. In 1982, Eric was the Captain of a British Airways 747 flight that had all four engines fail after it encountered volcanic ash. Rather than address issues that are already a matter of public record, we probed Eric for his views on training, crew resource management and the broader industry. Eric is an incredible man whose (controversial) leadership and command skills defined the routine nature of his flying either side of Speedbird 9’er. Continue Reading