Many of you may not be familiar with my background in aviation, in particular, aviation flight safety. It is an area I studied and found quite fascinating while attending university. Everything I have known, learned and experienced in aviation and life in general has to led up to the creation of The Aircraft Accident Investigation Podcast.
It has been many years in the making. From studying aircraft accident investigations at university. This led to my internship with the American Airlines Flight Safety Department back in the summer of 2000. After the internship and graduating from university, I worked for Atlantic Coast Airlines as a ramp agent, operations ramp controller and flight dispatcher. Flight safety and ground safety played a part in each job position I held within the airline.
Fast forward a few years, I also attended university to study advertising. Interesting, but I was never able to completely leave aviation behind me. It was always in the back of my mind. The question has run through my head for some time now, “How could can apply what I have learned about advertising in aviation?” It needed to be something no one else has done, cost effective and legal. Scrolling through an aircraft accident report, it hit me only a few days ago, the aircraft accident report is listed under the Creative Commons Licence 3.0. Bingo!
For those not familiar with Creative Commons, basicly it is non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.
Near the front of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) aircraft accident report, this is what it states; “Creative Commons Licence 3.0 Australia Licence is a standard form licence agreement that allows you to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt this publication provided that you attribute the work.” That official licence agreement was quoted from the Source: Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
My goal is to learn what I can from previous aircraft accident reports. All I am doing is converting the official Aircraft Accident report into an audio format and sharing it. I hope you benefit from listening to the podcasts. I’m learning from reading through these reports and hopefully some of the knowledge will remain with me over time.
My concern is so many accident reports must go unread and unnoticed by a large portion of the pilot community. Every time we learn something new about flying, we are making flying safer. If there is one thing life has taught me so far; Learning Never Ends.
There are so many accident reports to choose from; Where do I start? Initially, I will be looking at general aviation aircraft types I have flown as a pilot; Cessna, Piper and multi-engine Beechcraft. From there I will progress towards airline aircraft I’ve worked as a ramp agent and flight dispatcher. The aircraft types include the J41, CRJ600, A319, A320, A321 and A330.
It is time to get started with the first Aircraft Accident Investigation Podcast. The least we can do as pilots is learn from other pilots unintended fatal endings. Lets make an effort to try and prevent the same accidents from happening again, after all, the learning never ends.
To listen to the audio podcast, click on the play button or download link located at the top of this article. For those who do not have a podcast player or are not familiar with how to download podcasts, click on the youtube video below. Each audio podcast will also become available on youtube.
If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an e-mail or you can reach me through social media. Thank you.