Flight Safety Detectives Question Validity of New NTSB Recommendations on Avoiding 737-Type Crashes
WASHINGTON, DC, October 3, 2019 – John Goglia and Gregory Feith are two of aviation’s most well-known, well-informed and outspoken aviation safety insiders. In the latest episode of their podcast series “Flight Safety Detectives,” they not only question the validity of those recommendations, but also highlight the importance of pilot experience and training.
In their latest podcast (#4) Former NTSB Board Member John Goglia and former NTSB Lead Investigator Greg Feith dissected the recently released Boeing 737 MAX Safety recommendations issued by the NTSB. The Detectives criticize the recommendations because they task the FAA and aircraft manufactures with “dumbing down” the latest generation commercial airplanes to make up for the incompetent or unqualified pilots who may be flying these airplanes in the future. Feith says that “these recommendations are an embarrassment and an insult to the well-trained men and women who spend hundreds of hours in training and are capable, competent and well qualified to handle any issue that they may face.”
The podcasts are available wherever you get your podcasts.
In their podcast series, Goglia and Feith a wide-range of aviation issues that are making the news daily, as well as provide listeners with the “backstories” that are important to the flying public and the aviation industry.
They talk about technical aspects of aviation and aerospace incidents and accidents, as well as bluntly discuss the politics and policies behind many issues that can mean life or death in the skies. In addition, they inform listeners about technologies and improvements in the industry that make aviation the safest form of transportation today.
Goglia has more than 60 years in the aviation safety business. He is the only airframe and powerplant mechanic to get a presidential appointment as an NTSB Board member where he spent nearly a decade leading the most important aviation investigations and influencing policy. His experience in the industry has made him a highly sought-after consultant, expert, speaker and writer. He is frequent contributor to Forbes Magazine and author of Torqued, a monthly column appearing in AINOnline. Goglia is also chairman of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA).
Feith is a former NTSB Senior Air Safety Investigator and “Go-Team” captain. He has more than 40 years of aviation safety experience. Feith spent more than two decades with the NTSB serving as the Investigator-In-Charge or U.S. Accredited Representative for numerous high-profile aircraft accidents including Valujet in the Florida Everglades, American Eagle ATR-72 in Roselawn, Korean Air Boeing 747 in Guam, among many others.
He has investigated more than 2,500 aircraft accidents worldwide. In addition, Feith led a team of mountain climbers to 21,000 feet on Mt. Illimani in Bolivia to investigate the crash of Eastern Airlines Flight 980, the highest “controlled-flight-into-
Four episodes are currently available which include discussions about a variety of aviation subjects such as the October 2018 crash of a Lion Air Flight 610, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet, and the second MAX 8 jet crash that crashed in March 2019 involving Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.
Goglia and Feith talk about how the industry, regulators and Congress are reacting not only to the controversial crashes that have grounded Boeing’s 737s, but also how the world regulators and the industry are reacting as well. Other podcast episodes address the regulatory and legal aspects of maintaining an aircraft, and “issues-of-the-day” that affect both commercial and general aviation pilots and mechanics. The Flight Safety Detectives point fingers, interpret the facts, politics and policies related to specific incident and accident investigations, and ask the tough questions that haven’t been addressed by the industry or the national/international media.
In addition to flight safety-related topics, Goglia and Feith identify and discuss with their unique perspectives, topics of interest such as traveling with infants and children, tips and tricks for navigating through airports and security, dealing with unruly passengers, and packing your bags (what you can and cannot take through security) among many other topics. There is no aviation-related topic that the Flight Safety Detectives won’t address. The podcasts will also feature discussions with some of the world’s most knowledgeable and well-known aviation industry subject-matter experts, and Goglia and Feith also answer listener questions.