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Mike Busch, founder and CEO of Savvy Aviation, talks about aircraft maintenance. Also, calling up the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, United Airlines says no duct tape, and unhappy Southwest Airlines pilots.
Mike Busch is the founder and CEO of Savvy Aviation, which provides aircraft maintenance services for the owner-flown General Aviation industry. The company offers professional maintenance management and consulting, a nationwide 24/7 breakdown assistance service, engine monitor data analysis, and predictive analytics.
Mike is a well-known aviation writer, teacher, aviation type club tech rep, aircraft owner advocate, and entrepreneur. He assists aircraft owners with their maintenance problems through his lectures, articles, and books. Mike is a National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year and previously appeared as our guest in Episode 446.
Pentagon orders civilian airlines to assist in Afghanistan evacuation
The Pentagon activated the Civil Reserve Air Fleet allowing commercial airlines to assist with the Afghanistan evacuation. Eighteen aircraft will be provided by American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, Omni Air, Hawaiian Airlines, and United Airlines. This is the third activation in the history of the program and the Department of Defense stressed that the commercial aircraft will not fly into Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Instead, they will be used to move passengers from temporary safe havens and interim staging bases.
United Airlines Tells Crews Not To Duct-Tape Passengers
United Airlines has informed flight attendants they should not use duct tape to subdue poorly behaved passengers. In a recent memo, the airline asks flight attendants to de-escalate the situation where possible, use designated items onboard, consult United’s safety manual for guidance, and file an incident report.
Southwest Airlines pilots ready to picket over ‘frustration’ and ‘chaos’ of summer flying increase
The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association says working conditions this summer have been unfair and has authorized members to hold picketing demonstrations. Complaints include forced additional days of flying, lack of hotel accommodation and transportation, and reshuffled flight schedules.
Pierre Sprey, Pentagon analyst who battled brass to produce A-10 warplane, dies at 83
Just heard episode 667 and at the end you mention the passing of Pierre sprey. Coincidentally I just finished reading the biography of John Boyd n he is mentioned in the obituary as the leader of the “fighter crowd”. I As an amateur airplane geek I find the complex life of story of John Boyd fascinating & the stories enjoyable on a number of levels. Arguably the book is one-sided and glorifies the work of John Boyd and his acolytes c such as Pierre Spray however it is an interesting read and a fascinating exploration into inner working of the workings of the Pentagon n the United States Air Force in the post-World War II era -the grappling between n the conflicting aspirations of the bomber crowd and the fighter crowd. You all should look it.