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Posts From Eric Auxier

What Price Success? An Interview with First Officer Woody

    What Price Success?  An Interview with First Officer Woody

MIAMI — Woody is a pilot for a major U.S. airline. He has made it to that lofty position that many an aviation enthusiast would consider the Holy Grail of aviation:

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The Allegiant Turkey

    The Allegiant Turkey

MIAMI — The job of Pilot-in-Command of an airliner is not an easy one. Sound decisions must be made, in real time, often with imperfect information, all while traveling at 10

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The Airline Pilot’s Kryptonite

    The Airline Pilot’s Kryptonite

MIAMI— Second only to firefighter, airline pilot consistently ranks as the top most-respected profession in the world. The stereotype of the stoic, benevolent, grandfatherly problem-solver in the sky is embedded

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Black Swan Event: Interview with Captain Richard de Crespigny—Part 2

    Black Swan Event: Interview with Captain Richard de Crespigny—Part 2

MIAMI — “I think the Australian culture contributes greatly to the piloting community. Australians have descended from convicts that were dispatched from England. So there is a bit of convict blood

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Black Swan Event: Interview with Captain Richard de Crespigny —Part 1

    Black Swan Event: Interview with Captain Richard de Crespigny —Part 1

MIAMI— “It will be a different decision, on every day, for every crew on an aircraft. But every pilot should

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Responsible Journalism and the Air Crash Du Jour

    Responsible Journalism and the Air Crash Du Jour

MIAMI — As a 20-year veteran of the A320 cockpit for a major U.S. airline, including the last 15 in

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