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Syndication

Mike Swanigan visits with Alaska Airlines Captain Blake Gibson. Blake describes his exciting journey growing up in a small town in Texas to the life of an Alaska Airlines Captain.

Blake is a respected Check Airman and an Aircrew Program Designee (APD) for Alaska Airlines, and he is a role model and mentor for the Alaska Airlines Pilot Group. 

We learn how he was inspired by his late father, Braniff International Captain Art Gibson, to become a pilot. Blake tells us about a gear up landing he made as a young pilot in a light twin many years ago. We also talk about the challenges of flying a jet into the airports of rural Alaska. Blake also shares his approach to training pilots in the Alaska Airlines flight simulator environment.

 

Direct download: Blake_Gibson.mp3
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 9:16pm EDT