Commercial Airlines in the United States have achieved an amazing accomplishment– 10 years without a major mishap. This is an enviable safety record that is a direct result of professionalism and industry improvements made through the years. Resting on our laurels, however, is not an option.


How do we maintain this stellar record despite massive industry changes?


In this episode, I’m joined by former VP of Flight Ops for Southwest Airlines, Bob Waltz shares what’s behind the improvement of safety and how to keep it that way going forward.


How we’re training pilots is better than it was even a couple of years ago. -Bob Waltz


Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode


- How to set pilots up for safety: With rampant pilot hiring what training gaps needed to be closed?


- Solving the pilot shortfall: Would it be wise to reduce the 1500 hour rule?


- Why the human-machine interface is still needed: As aircraft become more complicated, how do we make sure pilots are familiar with the basics?