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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Orange State and 65,000 U.S. Flights that Should Have Never Taken Off - 2-5-10

Hey everyone!  Sorry about this blog going up so late and the lack of a podcast for this show, but we had a few technical difficulties.  We are still trying to figure out the issue and hopefully the podcast will be available soon.

It was a great episode of Orange State!  We had aviation expert Bob Miller on the show to talk about a USA Today investigation that found that 65,000 U.S. flights took off that should have never left the airport due to maintenance issues.  The investigation found that some mechanics did not have the proper training for the planes they were working on.  Some airlines outsource their maintenance to companies, including companies outside the country.  Bob Miller did point out that 65,000 flights is a very small number compared to the total number of planes that fly in a year.  He also assured us that the maintenance workers are often more knowledgeable of the aircrafts than even the pilots. 

Locally, that weekend the City of Syracuse hosted the Special Olympics State Winter Games.  Good going to the Special Olympics and the City of Syracuse. 

Jim, as always brought us a great Audacity of Dopes and Matt beat Rashaud and CJ in their first attempt at playing Orange State of Disarray.

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