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S1:E227 | 14th May 2021

TURBULENCE with Mr. David A Banmiller, Retired Airline Executive and Author

What should have been Session 10 – Chapter 9 – Advancing Technology

Detour and off-piste excursion — Turbulence the boxset or film.

Enough content to stimulate scriptwriters or producers.
Aviation History and the personal experiences of living with and living in the many changes of our industry.
• 5 decades of memories – facts and figures
• Terror events, hijackings, crashes
• Labor relations, employee threats, and intimidation
• Fundraising, IPOs, acquisitions, mergers, and contract challenges
• Jamaica drug lords, FBI sting, locker searches
• Pax trying to open door on flight from LHR to LAX, naked female off a flight from SFO
• Crew parties, temptation, and romance
• Second chances and life-changing decision making
• Career and family conflicts — the right decision or major regret
• Many firsts – many successes – learning from mistakes
• A journey from youthful ambition to wisdom and memories
Ending with 23 great examples of ‘food for thought’..
One special message – “Invest part of your treasure in memories”



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Chris Notter started his career with H.M.Customs & Excise before moving into Freight Forwarding. He then entered the Airline side of the business, spending 29 years with German Carrier Lufthansa. Chris always references Lufthansa as being “the best possible training platform that anyone could have been given in their early career years.” Since leaving Lufthansa, Chris has held senior leading industry roles including -Head of Cargo with Etihad, both VP of Operations at the HUB and VP of Network with Qatar Airways. More recently and during some 5 years with Saudi Cargo, he has held the position of VP Network Operations as well as Chief Ground Handling Officer. Since early 2019, Chris has once again returned to Consultancy as well as hosting the EVA Podcast series.