33 episodes

For people who have a fear of flying or, an anxiety associated with being in an aircraft. Our podcast will take you from the basics about how an aircraft works with an insight as to what is happening and why during a flight to the stuff you don't see behind the scenes. We aim to remove the myth of flying and arm you with the knowledge to make you into a Fearless Flyer. Your Hosts are James and Grant. James is a student at a New Zealand University studying Aviation Management. Grant is a Boeing 777 Captain with a major airline in the Middle East, he spent the first 8 years of his career as an Aircraft Engineer before taking up flying full time. Previous aircraft Grant flew were the Boeing 757, 767 and 737, he currently has over 18,000 hours of flying time.

The Fearless Flyer Your Hosts Grant & James

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For people who have a fear of flying or, an anxiety associated with being in an aircraft. Our podcast will take you from the basics about how an aircraft works with an insight as to what is happening and why during a flight to the stuff you don't see behind the scenes. We aim to remove the myth of flying and arm you with the knowledge to make you into a Fearless Flyer. Your Hosts are James and Grant. James is a student at a New Zealand University studying Aviation Management. Grant is a Boeing 777 Captain with a major airline in the Middle East, he spent the first 8 years of his career as an Aircraft Engineer before taking up flying full time. Previous aircraft Grant flew were the Boeing 757, 767 and 737, he currently has over 18,000 hours of flying time.

    E33 Flight Data: A Just Culture

    E33 Flight Data: A Just Culture

    In this episode we discuss the Flight Data Monitoring programme that airlines have, we have an interview with Matt, who used to be directly involved in the Flight Data Monitoring programme in his previous airline. Flight Data monitoring is a system within in airline, like a quality assurance programme and has significantly contributed to making flying safer. So let's find out why. 
    You can contact us on email or social media at:
    Email: contactus@thefearlessflyer.net
    Twitter: @FearlessFlyPod
    Facebook: The Fearless Flyer
    Instagram: FearlessFlyPod

    • 26 min
    E32 CRM: The making of a great pilot

    E32 CRM: The making of a great pilot

    James and Grant are joined by guest host Dave for this episode where we talk all about crew resource management, CRM for short. CRM has had a huge influence on the aviation industry and has significantly contributed to a major reduction in aircraft accidents. Dave is a CRM instructor as well as a Captain on the Airbus A380, we therefore couldn't have had anyone better to join us for this episode.

    You can contact us on email or social media at:
    Email: contactus@thefearlessflyer.net
    Twitter: @FearlessFlyPod
    Facebook: The Fearless Flyer
    Instagram: FearlessFlyPod

    • 40 min
    E31 Accident Statistics and evolution of aircraft

    E31 Accident Statistics and evolution of aircraft

    In this episode James and Grant discuss accident statistics, then they go on to have a look at the evolution of aircraft and how this has significantly contributed to a decline in aircraft accidents. We then finish up talking about a few "what if this happens" scenarios.
    You can contact us on email or social media at:
    Email: contactus@thefearlessflyer.net
    Twitter: @FearlessFlyPod
    Facebook: The Fearless Flyer
    Instagram: FearlessFlyPod

    • 21 min
    E30 On going pilot training - the simulator check

    E30 On going pilot training - the simulator check

    In this episode we discuss the on-going ground training that pilots must go though such as ground school, medicals, simulator checks and line checks.

    As per usual, you can contact us on email or social media at:
    Email: contactus@thefearlessflyer.net
    Twitter: @FearlessFlyPod
    Facebook: The Fearless Flyer
    Instagram: FearlessFlyPod

    • 19 min
    E29 Cabin Crew training

    E29 Cabin Crew training

    In this episode we have an interview with Kate who was a member of the cabin crew crew then went on to become a cabin crew trainer. We also talk to Greg, a very experienced Purser who shares his experiences and knowledge for those of you with an anxiety about flying.

    Kate has a podcast called Life is Messy - Kate Schroeter. Kate's instagram  is: @coach.me.kate 

    As per usual, you can contact us on email or social media at:
    Email: contactus@thefearlessflyer.net
    Twitter: @FearlessFlyPod
    Facebook: The Fearless Flyer
    Instagram: FearlessFlyPod

    • 33 min
    E28 ATC, communications and aircraft tracking

    E28 ATC, communications and aircraft tracking

    James and Grant discuss Air Traffic Control (ATC), talk about the different types of communications between ATC and aircraft and finish up on tracking of aircraft.
    You can contact us on email or social media at:
    Email: contactus@thefearlessflyer.net
    Twitter: @FearlessFlyPod
    Facebook: The Fearless Flyer
    Instagram: FearlessFlyPod

    • 20 min

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A very interesting podcast. They give very good examples to help you understand technical issues in layman terms. I would highly recommend this podcast if you are someone who has a fear of flying or knows someone who has a fear of flying or just to broaden your general knowledge.