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August 23, 2020 120 min

This is episode 53 of Squawk Ident, Furloughs, MELs, & EKGs, recorded on the 21st & 22nd of August, 2020. From both the Av8r Sound Mobile Studios from the 4th floor of the Doubletree Hotel in Orlando, FL and the Av8r Sound Studios of Southern California.

On today’s episode RobD and I discuss Brawls on Airplanes, FedEx flight 1026 heavy's emergency landing at LAX, Rob’s recent trip to the AME's office, Furlough Fridays! (and the emotional roller coaster ride associated with it),  MELs and T/Rs, Southwest Airline’s decision to turn down a federal bailout loan, the recent FAA Advisory Circulars about pilot professionalism, double deadheads, twin hurricanes, upcoming recurrent training, some listener feedback, and much more. 

Yeah, this episode is jammed packed!


  • Brawl onboard AA flight
  • FedEx flight 1026 ATC audio/video
  • FedEx 1026 (article) (video footage shows F/O escape rope)
  • Cockpit Escape Ropes B767
  • A321NX T/R lockout indicator pin (video)
  • Southwest Airlines turns down Federal Bailout Loan (article)
  • Twin Hurricanes (link)
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