Episode 23 – Preflight Briefing

This episode discusses a few aspects of preflight briefings on passenger aircraft. In particular, we look into accidents and evidence relating to lifevests, oxygen masks, and brace positions.

Transcript is available here.


  1. Miracle on the Hudson Accident Report
  2. Flight ALM 980 Accident Report
  3. Stansted Incident Report
  4. Virgin America Safety Video
  5. Air New Zealand (Middle Earth) Safety Video
  6. Air New Zealand (Fit to Fly) Safety Video
  7. Thompson Safety Video
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  1. Posted January 7, 2014 at 2:09 am | Permalink

    Finallly got around to listening to one of these after seeing the link on the Safety Critical mailing list. I’m glad I did!

    Audio is crisp and clear, references are easily accessible, tone is attractive and interesting, and manner is a great compromise of being accurate without being formal, biased or stuffy. Well done on an informed presentation on worthwhile topics, neatly packaged. I’ll certainly be listening to more!

  2. Posted February 14, 2014 at 4:33 am | Permalink

    Thank you very much Drew Rae. We are currently using all the episodes of Disaster cast to teach, train and impact positive safety values in various organisations across various domains in my country Nigeria.

    Of course my shoulders are always raised as I emphasise that you were my academic supervisor at The University of York.

    We hope to learn more from you Drew.

    Please keep it up.

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