This Saturday marks the fiftieth anniversary of the ALM 980 ditching. Each day leading up to the anniversary I intend to write a post related to this remarkable story. Today’s post concerns a couple who were passengers aboard ALM 980. I spent five years working on the book 35 Miles From Shore. I traveled all […]
I was recently contacted by an individual who told me about a personal letter he had received from Hoot Gibson back in 1983. I thought I would share Hoot’s letter with you. But first a little background. Hoot was well known in aviation circles after his experience with TWA 841. His notoriety increased more broadly […]
Here’s a video I put together showing what it has been like flying around the country this past month. On the one hand, it’s not good for our industry. On the other hand, it’s been great to go out and explore.
The first thing I saw walking up to the gate were two paramedics dressed in protective gear. They were talking to a passenger wearing a protective mask. The flight attendants exited the jetway and informed me that the passenger in question was coughing and made frequent trips to the aft lavatory. Paramedics confirmed that the […]
As many of you know, I have written a screenplay adaptation of my book Scapegoat. The title of the screenplay is Tailspin. I also like the tag: A Mystery at 39,000 Feet. While I’ve been busy pitching the screenplay through various methods, I’ve also entered the screenplay into several screenplay competitions as a way to […]
A few months ago, a pilot in Australia, Rod Lovell, contacted me about a book he wrote titled From Hero to Zero. The book details his experience ditching a DC-3 shortly after takeoff, the subsequent investigation, and the effect of that investigation on his aviation career. Having written a book about an aircraft ditching myself […]