Bruce Webb has spent four decades flying helicopters. Now, he’s stepping out of the cockpit to learn more about the different lives lived around the industry. E... Veja mais
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Episode 12: Lockheed Martin's Kayleigh Bowers
In this conversation with Kayleigh Bowers, we'll examine how the best way to solve problems in aviation is to listen to the different lived experiences of those around us.
Episode 11: Mental Health in Aviation (w/ Kevin Humphreys)
Kevin Humphreys is a helicopter pilot and mental health ambassador from Australia. During his service in the Australian army, Kevin fell victim to PTSD, anxiety and depression — ailments he buried deep inside himself until they culminated in a mental breakdown. With the help of those around him, Kevin was able to build himself back from his lowest point. Now, he hopes to use his experience to fight the stigma against mental illness and prove that struggles with anxiety and depression are not aberrations to be ashamed of, but natural forces to confront and manage.In this conversation with Kevin, we’ll examine mental health in aviation. How can we find the vulnerability we need to address internal struggles in an industry that often rewards just “toughing it out?” Kevin will take us through his personal journey, the shame he felt at his breaking point, his path to recovery, and how a character from a 1970’s sci-fi series gave him the strength to believe in himself again.
Episode 10: Aviation Attorney Loreto Moraga
Loreto Moraga has worked as an attorney specializing in aviation law for over 25 years. She serves as President of both the the Chilean Helicopter Association and the Chilean Space Association.In this conversation with Loreto, we’ll examine aviation from a lawyer’s perspective. How can liability differences between commercial airline and helicopter flights affect the mindset of pilots? We’ll learn about Loreto’s legal background in Chile, and how working with the families of accident victims changed her approach to safety. Loreto will speak about her work in the Chilean Space Association, and break down the safety lessons pilots can draw from NASA’s Artemis program. And finally, we’ll look at the bigger picture; how the insight of non-aviators - minds like Loreto’s - might be just what we need to help prevent future accidents.
Episode 9: Air Traffic Control and the Art of Speaking in the Sky (w/ Steve Phillips)
This episode of “Push to Talk” examines a pilot’s relationship with Air Traffic Control. What common mistakes do we make when communicating with the tower? I spoke with Steve Phillips, an Air Traffic Controller of over forty years, to help demystify the voice in our headset.
Episode 8: Former Airbus VP of Flight Ops Del Livingston
Del Livingston is the former Vice President of Flight Operations for Airbus Helicopters, and a veteran of the Vietnam war. In this, we’ll speak with Del about his background flying Dustoff operations in Vietnam, including a harrowing rescue mission, the result of which sent him home from combat a month early. Then, Dell will tell us about his transition into the civil world, and the difference in stakes between civil and military flight when it comes to aviation safety.
Sobre Push to Talk with Bruce Webb: A Helicopter Podcast
Bruce Webb has spent four decades flying helicopters. Now, he’s stepping out of the cockpit to learn more about the different lives lived around the industry. Each episode examines a different guest — pilots, technicians, photographers, wildlife experts and more. In the air and on the ground, every person has something unique and useful to say. contact: [email protected]