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Syndication

Captain Tom Crank tells us about his life as a Military and Commercial Aviator.

Tom tells us about his struggles at the USAF Academy, and how he unexpectedly became an Air Force Pilot.

Captain Crank began his airline career at Eastern Airlines, and he flew the Boeing 727 until the airline started to fail as a result of financial difficulties.

After Eastern Airlines, Tom headed west and went to work for Alaska Airlines.

Tom also tells us how he handled some leadership challenges that he had as a Captain.

Tom's motto is "It's not the mistake, it is the recovery."

Direct download: CTCRANK_release2.m4a
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

One of the most feared aspects of being a pilot is the requirement to pass an FAA Physical exam to keep your license active. 

Doc Greenblatt is a Senior FAA Aeromedical Examiner, and he has conducted thousands of medical exams on pilots. He has a successful Family and Sports Medicine practice in Bellevue Washington.

A family tragedy changed his life forever, and his path to becoming a Physician was not always easy. But he never gave up, and he has been a vital source of support for his patients.

We discuss the FAA medical examination process, and we talk about some of the issues that can affect the status of a pilot's application for a medical certificate.

 

Dr. Greenblatt gives us some strategies for staying healthy, and he tells us why it is vital for a pilot to deal with potential health problems early.

 

Direct download: DocG.m4a
Category:Aviation -- posted at: 11:31am EDT

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