TURBULENCE with Mr. David A Banmiller, Retired Airline Executive and Author (Chapter 9)

S1:E232 | 27th of May 2021

Turbulence – David Banmiller
Session 11 – Chapter 9 – Advancing Technology

From the Flintstones to Fantastic –
• Weight and Balance – Center of gravity
• PAX positioning for take-off
• From Magnetic Compasses to Bonfires on the runways for night landing
• Maps and Charts – Radio and Radar to Autopilot capability to 3D landing assistance
• From wood and cloth to better lightweight alloys and now composites
How things have changed!
• Retractable landing gear
• Winglets
• Pressurized cabins
• How the cockpit has changed – From analogue & dials/sliders/levers
Introduction to a new word – Bragadoshia!

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