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AvTalk Episode 123: Cockpit Casual with Steve Giordano

On this episode of AvTalk, we welcome back Steve Giordano of Jet Test and Transport to talk about his new YouTube series Cockpit Casual, which showcases the bizarre world of test and ferry pilots.

Spirit’s operational meltdown

We look at Spirit’s terrible week and what’s to come as they try and dig out from under a mountain of cancellations.

Miami Air 293 final report

The NTSB released its final report on the runway overrun of Miami Air 293 in Jacksonville. Read the full report.

British Airways renews A380 maintenance contract with Lufthansa Technik

British Airways renewed its maintenance contract with Lufthansa Technik for the care of its A380 fleet for another 5 years. But the news may not be as good as we think.

Boeing bringing the MAX to China

Boeing is bringing its 737 MAX test aircraft to China for recertification flights with the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

FAA wants better emergency documentation from Boeing

The FAA has instructed Boeing to provide more detailed emergency procedures for pilots of the upcoming 777X and 737-10 MAX.

Cockpit Casual

Steve Giordano has one of the most interesting jobs in aviation and he’s decided to take us all along for the ride. His new YouTube series Cockpit Casual follows his adventures as a test and ferry pilot, taking aircraft around the world on behalf of airlines and lessors. We chat with Steve about how the series came to be, the great first episode, and what we can expect to see on the channel.


Watch the first episode of Cockpit Casual


7 crashes in 7 days

This story of one pilot’s attempt to get his newly purchased Seawind home from California is one you just have to read to believe.

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