Tag: plane

  • Pilot Episode: The Worst Airline Accident That Nearly Happened

    In July of 2017, an Air Canada passenger jet loaded with 135 passengers and 5 crewmembers nearly landed on a taxiway at San Francisco International Airport, where four jets were waiting to take off. At the last moment, the pilot aborted the landing, averting what could have been the worst aviation accident in history. How…

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  • Why planes can’t fly when it’s too hot, and other ways our civilization can’t take the heat

    …and other ways our civilization can’t take the heat. PBS NewsHour segment, aired 6/21/17.

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  • Flying Cheap in the Unfriendly Skies

    The company actually in charge of United flight 3411 has not spoken up.

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  • Technology, Science, Space & The Environment | MilesObrien.com

    Flying with the Low Bidder

    There is an old, apt bromide in flying world: It’s easy to end up with a million dollars in the aviation business…just start with twenty million. And so it has gone for the airline industry. Since the airline business began nine decades ago, airline companies have collectively not made a dime. And these days the…

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  • From Sully – to Sullied

    Archive post, “Flying Cheap” preview

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  • Technology, Science, Space & The Environment | MilesObrien.com

    Captain Underpants and The Illusion of Security

    Archive post, Miles muses on TSA

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