Intersection | Pilots Fight Norwegian Air International and a Conversation with Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell
April 15, 2014 | WMFE, Orlando - A budget airline's plan to offer low cost flights between Norway and Orlando is coming under fire.
Norwegian Air International is offering the low cost flights, but the Air Line Pilots Association is urging Federal regulators to take a closer look at the company’s operation. To talk more about the pilots’ concerns, 90.7’s Matthew Peddie speaks with Airport and Ground Environmental Chairman and First Officer Steve Jangelis.
Also, Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell is one of only a dozen men to walk on the surface of the moon.
“To be on the moon, a place in the universe no one else had been -- that was the exciting part,” says Mitchell.
His mission, which included two-days on the surface of the moon, was in the shadow of the disaster-stricken Apollo 13 mission. 90.7’s Matthew Peddie speaks to him about his new book ‘Earthrise,’ which chronicles his career as an astronaut, the successes of the Apollo 14 mission and what he thinks of the future of space exploration.
*During his interview with Intersection, Steve Jangelis said that Norwegian Air is "purchasing upward of, I believe, 200 787 airplanes." In 2012, Norwegian placed an order for 222 airplanes, including 122 Boeing 737s. The airline currently has 4 Boeing 787s in its fleet, with 10 on order.