Episode 120 – Molly McMillin

Aerion Corporation supersonic business jet

Molly McMillin, the Senior Aerospace/Aviation reporter for the Wichita Eagle, joins as guest. Molly blogs at Air Capital Insider and tweets as @mmcmillin. We talk about the week’s aviation news, and discuss the recent NBAA Convention, which Molly attended.

The week’s aviation news:


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  3. Doug Worrall

    Hi guys (and Molly), another great episode, thankyou.

    Regarding Steofan’s flight exerience… well done! He’s shown a lot of courage in getting back on the horse after a traumatic experience in the past, and thanks to him for sharing his story.

    A couple of thoughts on that… it could be seen as an absolute tribute to the strength of the modern airliner that it can scrape a wing on the runway and still fly. Also, the pilots you had that day had the training and skills to deal with the difficult circumstances. Sure, go-arounds can be unnerving but they are an important part of airline safety (something every pilot learns at an early stage in his/her training.

    It would seem that he is on absolutely the right track, learning more about aviation, facing his fear, and desensitizing himself by replacing memories of a bad experience with several good ones.

    It occurs to me that Steofan might be an ideal candidate to take up flying himself. People do it, and he seems to have the interest and a technical background. No better way to truly understand flying than to do it yourself, if you are able.

    Also, I suggested in a previous post (inspired by his story) that he take a look at our fear of flying ebook. In it’s style it is aimed at kids, but the material covered is wide ranging and perhaps more in-depth than you might expect. We cover most of the suggestions he mentioned and more, in an easy-to-digest style.

    (The eBook is a free download, available from http://www.dragonsofthinair.com )

    Doug Worrall
    Author of “Dragons of Thin Air: The Less Concise Fear of Flying Course”

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