Nine Lives Over the North Atlantic
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 915 , Segment 1
Episode: The Dangerous Career of Ferry Pilots (originally aired on January 29, 2021)
- Mar 16, 2021 7:00 pm
- 34:04 mins
Ferry pilots have the dangerous job of delivering small planes around the world. These planes aren't meant to fly across the oceans, and an average of three pilots a year die ferrying small aircraft over the North Atlantic alone. Oftentimes, these small planes need temporary modifications, such as extra gas tanks, to be able to make transoceanic journeys. And, just because he has "can't-say-no-itis," McCauley also got involved in busting an embezzler. Guest: Kerry McCauley, author of "Ferry Pilot: Nine Lives Over the North Atlantic"