Category Leadership

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Flight of the Uiver – 80th Anniversary  (24 October 2014) Updates Contact Uiver Memorial Community Trust  (UMCT) Courier Mail Uiver remarkable outcome: Captain More Photos of the Uiver ABC Radio program “The Uiver Emergency” will bring you to tears The Uiver: A Photographic History Today the 24th October 2014 is Albury’s day. Today is the 8oth Anniversary […]

A Night at the Zoo

Update – Post Zoo Report The Dinner at the Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide, South Australia was a great success. Everyone enjoyed close encounters with panda bears, meeting Paralympic medalists, hearing stories of resilience and supporting two excellent charities. Peter Eaton collected us from Adelaide’s brand new airport in his 1927 & 1929 Whippet cars. These […]

The Empirical Skeptic and Hacker

Version 10 – July 2016 Viewers of  Air Crash Investigators program have asked me many questions including: Why didn’t we evacuate the A380 immediately after stopping on the runway in Singapore? What are my views about the Malaysian MH370 incident? My answers centre around how I gather, judge, store and use data. Empirical Skeptic I am […]

Torches

Flying IS the sport of kings.   Guiding 500 passengers and manipulating $400m worth of the highest technology through congested airspace to the other side of the planet is a privilege that few experience. I’ve just returned from a great flight over the weekend from Sydney to Los Angeles.   I took the photo above […]

QF32 and the Golden Circle

In relation to the actions of the pilots and cabin crew, the final ATSB report provides excellent detail about most of WHAT happened.  The critical “HOW they happened” and even more important “WHY they happened” were not included in the report as the outcome was already known and the investigators believed that these analyses would […]

Social Media kills the Golden Hour

Crisis, Social Media and Citizen Journalists There is a saying that if the media is reporting your story, and if there is a hole in the story, then someone else will fill that hole if you don’t.   And if someone else fills it, then they’ll own it, forever. Many crisis managers take advantage of […]

Book Review – “Good to Great” by Jim Collins

I rarely publish book reviews for this is not my specialty and others do a better job of it than I do.   But today I find myself sitting in Frankfurt Airport having missed my connection to Toulouse by 5 minutes and now waiting for another 10 hours until my next flight.   I’ve been […]

Welcome to the Big Jets Book discussion

I am writing a book about big jets My definition of the big jets are those bigger than the Boeing 737 or Airbus A320.  Large corporate jets (Gulfstream and Cessna) are also included. For aspiring aviators who are pursuing a career flying Big Jets and for commercial aviation pilots, The Big Jets book provides an […]

Back-story QF32 p 340 – Chinese Symbol for the word ‘CRISIS’

I received the following correspondence from Dr Derwyn and Carolyn Jones – passengers on QF32. In the spirit of the “glass being half full, not half empty”, I echo their thoughts and share them below: “When written in Chinese the word ‘crisis’ is composed of 2 characters. One represents ‘danger’ and the other represents ‘opportunity’. […]