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The Flight Deck Confidential Audio Series consists of four volumes totaling more than two hours of exclusive insider information helping you be prepared for all phases of flight!
Capt Ron and Capt Eric, two pilots with more than 41,000 hours in the cockpit, combined, expertly walk you through, step-by-step, how exactly pilots prepare for your next flight.
This engaging duo of veteran commercial aviation pilots give you an exclusive insiders look at the activities the crew performs, from pushing back from the gate, on Takeoff, during Cruise, while on Approach and during landing.
Benefit directly from the combined pilot experience and insider knowledge of over 80 years of combined pilot experience, whenever and wherever you need.
In typical pilot manner, both use humor to make listening to them fun and entertaining while gaining the confidence you need on or for your next flight.
Capt Ron Nielsen
Known as Capt Ron to many thousands of fearful flyers he has helped since 1987, is an internationally recognized fear of flying expert.
Growing up in rural Indiana, since second grade, he longed to become a pilot and “rise above” those “surly bonds” of earthly existence.
An Air Force Academy graduate with a tour in Vietnam, Captain Ron Nielsen accumulated over 20,000 hours during his career as a commercial pilot flying a Boeing 737.
As a recognized authority in human factors and pilot performance, Ron designed and delivered programs to reduce the likelihood of aviation accidents due to human error.
He served on the Air Transport Association’s Human Factors Subcommittee and has spoken at numerous national conferences on human factors in aviation.
His love of aviation and curiosity about the role of psychology in pilot performance led him to an M.A. in Professional Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Human Resources.
Capt Ron has devoted most of his adult life exploring learning technologies to understand how adults best learn. He holds current Certificates in MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) and in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Capt Ron Nielsen is also the author and creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul Presents The FearlessFlight Kit®.
He is also the author of the international bestselling book "How to Overcome Fear of Flying".
Mr. Nielsen is a keynote speaker on fear of flying, conflict resolution and performance management. As an aviation industry expert, he has been featured on The Today Show, Weekend Live, NBC’s Nightly News, CSNBC, and MSNBC.
He has also been featured in nationally recognized publications like USA Today, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.