In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we have a great chat with the Managing Director of the NTSB, Dennis Jones. Dennis has been with the Agency for a few years and has held different positions from intern to aviation field investigator to supervisor to chief and now the Managing Director.
He shares with us his transportation journey and some highlights from his career at the NTSB.
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we get to chat with Senior Human Performance Investigator, Dr. Jana Price. March is Sleep Awareness Month and Dr. Price is an expert in the field of fatigue….so we were lucky to have the chance to chat with her.
We all know what sleep is important, but it shouldn’t be an afterthought. Dr. Price tells us why and even shares the reason we feel groggy after a nap (spoiler alert, sleep inertia).
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we get to chat with Career Development Advisor Leslie McClam. She shares with us how she got started at the Agency and the creative programs she has been involved with to support staff development.
We learn that every Agency needs a Leslie! She discusses how lifelong career development is important, and key, to employee engagement. And the more the staff is engaged, the more they enjoy the work they do. Leslie reminds us that everyone at the Agency contributes to the mission to support the improvement of safety in all modes of transportation.
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we have a chat with Safety Recommendation Specialist Mike Hamilton. Mike’s specialty is safety recommendations related to Rail, Pipeline, and Hazardous Materials. He gives a glimpse of his passion and interest in the railroad and shares how he has traversed the United States over a dozen times by rail!
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we get to chat with Supervisory Highway Accident Investigator, Jennifer Morrison. She shares with us how she became interested in vehicles and the path she took from breaking down an engine to supervising a team of trained investigators.
In the episode, Jennifer mentions a few crashes she’s investigated and you can find more about them here:
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we have a fun conversation with Mechanical Engineer, Sean Payne. He shares with us his passion for aviation and how he found his way to the NTSB. His simple job description is that he’s one of the “black box” guys, and has worked on investigations in all modes, including the sinking of the Freight Vessel El Faro. Sean also says the NTSB public docket is a hidden gem, so be sure to visit it.