Episode 104: Chalk’s Ocean Airways Flight 101

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There are many ways to experience air travel, and for 18 passengers onboard Chalk's Ocean Airways Flight 101, their trip from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas was a quick but exciting journey on a seaplane. Less than a minute after takeoff, thrill turned to terror for the passengers and crew. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie shares how one airline's revered history led to shocking shortcuts-- and how one flight cast a spotlight on aviation safety.

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Show Notes:

This week we're talking about one of our favorite Instagram accounts: Zillow Gone Wild! Specifically, we discuss a home with an offer in Fairfax, Virginia that needs a little work- but somes with someone who lives in the basement. What do you think: would you make an offer on a place like that?

UPDATE: Huge thanks to Rebecca for letting us know there is more to the story; take a look at this article to learn more about the tenant and her daughter and how they came to call the new listing home.

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Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editor: Podcast Engineers
Producer: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn
Chalk's Ocean Airways Flight 101

Photo of Chalk's Ocean Airways Flight 101 falling into the ocean. Source: AV Stop

Chalk's Ocean Airways Flight 101

Image of the stop holes drilled to stop cracks from spreading. Source: Fear of Landing

Chalk's Ocean Airways Flight 101

Chalk's Ocean Airways Flight 101 wreckage lifted from the water. Source: Reddit