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Posts tagged ‘Aircrew’

Tweet Most of us have heard that flying is statistically the safest form of transportation. For good reason, every day over a million people are transported via aircraft from one location to another without receiving a single scratch. The aviation industry has a very good safety record but when issues happen, because they are so […]

Tweet I had the pleasure of being invited to talk with two popular Flight Attendant bloggers, Bobby Laurie and Sara Keagle who host an aviation news and discussion program called The Crew Lounge about the Navy’s Flight Attendants [2nd Loadmasters]. We discussed what 2LMs (and other crew members) do and how they differ from their […]

Tweet By now, in the crazy media campaigns surrounding ‘smartphones’ we’ve all heard a time or two the phrase “There’s an App for that!” Whether you’re an iPhone, Android or Blackberry user, it doesn’t really matter. There is one common thread: phones aren’t just for talking. In addition to keeping you in touch with others, […]

Crazy Passenger Stories

September 24th, 2009

Tweet I’ve noticed several of my Twitter friends who fly for a living discuss their favorite crazy passenger story so I thought it was fitting that I include my own. I was on an overseas detachment in the Mediterranean and we were almost ready to rotate out as our replacements were coming on station within […]

Tweet Graduation picture from RTC Farragut in 1943 Transport Airman 2nd Class Russell Schlosser   On December 6, 1943 my grandfather, Russell Schlosser, enlisted in the Navy and shortly after was sent for recruit training at RTC Farragut, ID. Upon his completion of recruit training he was trained as a Transport Airman. Transport Airman was […]

Tweet I’ve been asked a bunch of times about what do Aircrewmen in the Navy that is different from what airline flight attendants do? While there are some similarities in training, Navy Aircrew are subjected to a lot more in-depth training due mostly to the environment we spend a lot of time operating over (trans-oceanic […]

Tweet Because of the great distances we cover over the ocean, all flight crew members (pilot, flight officer or enlisted crewman) must be trained in survival swimming and water egress as well as general aviation physiology. All Navy Aircrew go through Naval Air Crew Candidate School (NACCS) in Pensacola, FL and are required to go […]

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