Interview with an Air Traffic Controller Part 4

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In Part 4 of this interview you will hear Bruce Jett Green talking about a catastrophic airforce event and the crew resource management training that followed as a result. Bruce also answers Alan's question about terrorist and hijacking events. If you would like to learn the vocabulary from this interview, please visit http://www.aviationenglishworld.com/?p=345

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Alan Shieff practiceICAOenglish.com interviews Bruce Jett Green Safetycrusader.com PART 4:

Alan Shieff practiceICAOenglish.com interviews Bruce Jett Green Safetycrusader.com PART 4

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Alan Shieff practiceICAOenglish.com Bruce Jett Green safetycrusder.com

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Pope Airforce base Fayeteville North Carolina Controller had an F16 fighter jet coming in for a simulated flame out Descending 1000ft per minute

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The controller tried to put a C130 Hercules in front of the F16 In the mid 1990s the C130s were camouflaged The C130 was blending into the pine forest He clipped the wing of the C130 The F16 suffered catastrophic damage and the pilot had to eject They were so close to the runway, the F16 kept going Flew into a cargo aircraft, killing 20 army para -troopers

Talks about airforce mishaps:

Talks about airforce mishaps Airforce had suffered 3 major mishaps involving multiple loss of lives A decision was made to address human factors failures within the air traffic control community Crew Resource Management (CRM) was introduced This was designed to address human factors failings within the air traffic control community as well as with airforce pilots

So what do you think happened with that controller?:

So what do you think happened with that controller? The controller had worked beyond his capabilities and had lost situational awareness. CRM has gone a long way in addressing situational awareness failures This programme has enlightened many controllers on the human factors failures

In your time as an air traffic controller have you experienced any terrorist or hijacking situations?:

In your time as an air traffic controller have you experienced any terrorist or hijacking situations? Post 9/11 we are living in a different world. Learn the actions we are required to take in the event of a hijack

In your time as an air traffic controller have you experienced any terrorist or hijacking situations?:

In your time as an air traffic controller have you experienced any terrorist or hijacking situations? If we had a guy circling out near the city, we just figured he was sight seeing We do look at situations a lot differently now We have procedures that we implement if we deem them to be cause worthy.

PART 5:

PART 5 In part 5 of the interview with Bruce Jett Green, he talks about one of the worst accidents in aviation history at Tenerife airport in 1977. The story gives a great example of human factors. Thank you for watching! You can also visit www.practiceICAOenglish.com/freelesson To revise vocabulary from this interview, visit our blog at www.AviationEnglishWorld.com

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