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Pressure Over the Atlantic

Real Pilot Story

Kerry McCauley, an international ferry pilot, now with over 30 years of experience, was flying over the North Atlantic to Paris in a new F33 Bonanza when he discovered an issue with his auxiliary fuel tank. The problem? No ram air—the fuel wasn't moving. The solution? Pressurize the tank via lung power. For eight straight hours McCauley was alone over the ocean in a single engine airplane—with only his will keeping him aloft and alive.

Tablet: Compatible
Length: 24 mins
Topic: Aeronautical Decision-Making
FAA WINGS: Not Eligible
Accident Forgiveness: Not Eligible
Step into the cockpit with pilot Kerry McCauley as he tells the tale of his harrowing flight across the Atlantic.
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