Candid Cockpit

Candid Cockpit

Would you press your call button if a flight attendant ever asked the quintessential question, “Does anybody know how to fly this plane?” Probably not, right? But if you listened to the Candid Cockpit podcast, maybe you’d reconsider. Take some lessons from two seasoned airline captains that will bring you aboard an insightful and compelling journey of anecdotal experiences, providing their human perspective of the profession while satisfying your curiosity about airline travel and the other side of the cockpit door. Don’t get on an airplane without listening to Candid Cockpit! EMAIL: podcast@candidcockpit.com

Episodes

March 21, 2023 24 mins

Who would bring explosives on board an airplane and what are the consequences?  What's it like being a pilot on-call?  Why are those uniformed pilots sitting in a passenger seat?

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Are the close-calls and other airplane events in the news reflective of a negative safety trend?  What function does crew schedule have with pilots?  What communication with air traffic controllers is involved on the ground?

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Is turbulence dangerous and how do pilots avoid it?  How is family life affected by airline pilot schedules?  How do pilots deal with vertigo when flying in the clouds?

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Are balloons hazardous to airplane safety?  What's it like to be an airline captain?  Are contrails in the sky actually chem trails?

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Can the Holiday travel disaster of flight cancellations by Southwest Airlines happen again, or can it be prevented?  What is it like to be an airline copilot?  How do pilots conserve fuel on their flights?

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How dangerous was a laptop fire on board a United Flight that departed San Diego?
How do pilots find their way around an airport?  How difficult is it to understand the language of air traffic controllers?

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Was mountainous terrain to blame for the accident in Nepal?  What was it like to fly the first trip as an airline pilot?  What exactly is involved for airline pilots to prepare for a trip from the time they enter the airport to when they enter the cockpit?

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What were the circumstances behind the near-tragedy at JFK?  What qualifications does your pilot have?  What happens in the cockpit during a diversion to an alternate airport?

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January 15, 2023 4 mins

 What is Candid Cockpit all about?  Why would you want to listen before you fly? Who are Mike and Les?

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Is there really a pilot shortage and how is it solved?  What type of licenses do pilots need in their possession.  What's really happening during a push back operation from the gate?

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Would changing the airline pilot mandatory retirement age from 65 to 67 create more problems than it helps?  How Les and Mike got their experience.  Humor-filled discussion on how to land a big jet.

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Reasons for delays & cancellations.  Inspiration for becoming airline pilots.  Crew layover considerations.

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Is the 737 MAX safe to fly?  Who's the better pilot:  Civilian trained or Military trained?  What's involved with pilot training and pilot currency?

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