| I Want to Be an - Astronaut (Pt. 1)
by Rick Hauck and Tim Muma - Aug, 2013
The idea of becoming an astronaut has been a dream of countless kids with the draw of flight, space and "the unknown" right before your eyes. It's also an opportunity to help society and the country through research and discovery. Former NASA astronaut, Rick Hauck, joins Tim Muma to talk about this fascinating profession, filling us in on the path to becoming an astronaut, what it takes to succeed, and to describe some memorab...
| I Want to Be an - Aerospace Engineer (Pt. 1)
by Kim Hicks and Tim Muma - Jul, 2013
Before airplanes and spacecrafts take off, they are carefully designed, manufactured and tested to ensure optimal performance and safety. Aerospace engineers take on a variety of roles during this process from start to finish. Kim Hicks, a systems engineer with The Boeing Company, explains her role, describes what her day is like, and gives us the inside scoop on how to get into this important and valuable industry. Childre...
| I Want to Be a - Pilot (Pt. 1)
by Pedro Reguero and Tim Muma - Apr, 2013
Flying through the skies and visiting different parts of the country sounds like a pretty sweet gig to get paid for; even better if you're in control of the giant vehicles that get you there. Southwest Airlines Pilot, Pedro Reguero, joins Tim Muma to break down the unique job of a pilot. Many people wonder what it's like to guide these enormous vessels thousands of feet in the air, take-off and land safely. We'll help you disc...
| You Do What? - I'm an Air Traffic Controller
by Dan Carrico and Tim Muma - Dec, 2012
We all tend to take for granted the way tens of thousands of airplanes choreograph their paths in the air on a daily basis. Of course, the pilots can't see the other planes, so they need to rely on air traffic controllers to guide them through the air and land safely. Dan Carrico, an experienced air traffic controller and Chicago O'Hare Tower's NATCA Representative, joins Tim Muma to discuss his unique job, the pros and cons o...
Making a Case for Air Traffic Controllers Sleeping on the Job
by Marcia Robinson - Apr, 2011
There have been five reported incidents of air traffic controllers sleeping on the job in the last few weeks. Following the Reagan International Airport incident, air traffic controllers have been caught sleeping on the job at Reno-Tahoe airport, McGhee Tyson airport, Seattle International airport, Lubbock Preston Smith International airport and at a Miami regional radar facility providing area control services for Florida as...
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