Episode 118 – The Return of Runway Girl

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Mary Kirby, the “Runway Girl” returns as our guest to talk about airlines using social media to generate revenue, the future for inflight connectivity, Aircell’s business aviation strategy, and more. Mary blogs on FlightGlobal as RunwayGirl, follow her on Twitter, and be sure to visit RunwayGirlMaryKirby’s Channel on YouTube.

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Opening and closing music is provided by Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at http://www.brotherloverocks.com/.

4 thoughts on “Episode 118 – The Return of Runway Girl

  1. Alex

    Hi Guys,
    Something that may interest you, some Japanese Air controllers let some students give directions to pilots. Three of them have be reprimanded by the Japanese Transport Ministry.
    I just wonder what is going on with these ridiculous and crazy people who run these ministries?.
    Education is my brief, and I support hands on as part of the process. When I learnt to fly (in Australia) in the mid 80’s, a group of us went to the Tower at Sydney Kinsford Smith International airport, Sydney.We had no problems and were welcome, now it seems as if you want to learn something you have to be employed by the company or organisation.

    What is it with the times are we all too scared to allow responsibility by those who do the work? do we have to have some sort of Ministerial approval for Professionals to conduct these field trips and why? all this rot takes time to get if you are lucky you might get approval!!
    We need young people to be interested in these Professions so they take it up, not give them a negative impression about the way management works.
    Let’s face it, if we turn the young people away we will all suffer because of this “Bloody Mindlessness”
    It is about time that this is turned around, we can’t attack young people for going off the rails, because the stupidy of management actually caused the problem in the first place.
    I hope this makes sense
    Keep up the good work
    Alex in Wet O’ld China!

  2. Runway Girl

    Thanks again for having me on, lads. It was a lot of fun, and, having just listened to the recording, it certainly seems that we covered a lot of subjects. Very dense (in a good way)!
    Mary, aka Runway Girl (or Runaway Girl, lol)

  3. Doug Worrall

    Hi guys,
    Thanks for the kind mention you made of our new Fear of Flying eBook, Dragons of Thin Air. We are all about getting the message out there, particularly to kids, that flying is safe, fun, and nothing to be afraid of. This is a message that will benefit all of us in the aviation industry, so I thank you for your support.

    If anyone would like to take a look at the book (and tell us what you think of it), it is available as a free download from http://www.dragonsofthinair.com . You might also like to tell someone you know who is afraid to fly about it… let’s get them flying again!

    Cheers amigos,
    Doug Worrall – author of “Dragons of Thin Air: The Less Concise Fear of Flying Course”

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