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Our Facebook Live is back! Season 4 episodes will run every other Wednesday, now through March. This season, you’ll get to see exclusive looks into the CR Smith Museum’s archive, explore the science of an airline operation, connect with aviation professionals and more! 

Can’t have enough? Check out our favorite episodes from past seasons below. Be sure to like our Facebook Page, so you don’t miss any of our future broadcasts!

Season 4

Episode 1: From Dreams to Reality

Watch on Jan. 12 @ 4:30 p.m.

The beginning of the new year is the perfect occasion to bring dreams and goals into focus. HR Manager Steven Smallwood shares his story of professional growth within American Airlines and gives valuable insight on how to take concrete steps towards achieving your dreams.

Episode 2: My Aircraft!

Watch it on Jan. 26 @ 4:30 p.m.

Do you or someone you know dream of becoming a pilot? Maybe you never really considered this to be an option. If you like the idea of a career filled with adventure, collaboration, and critical thinking, this broadcast is for you. Learn more about the pilot profession, pathways leading to this career, and about the American Airlines Cadet Academy – an available opportunity for aspiring airline pilots.

Episode 3: Tech Ops – Top Priority

Watch it on Feb. 9 @ 4:30 pm  

The safety of our passengers is our top priority. Tech Ops team members are dedicated to ensuring the flawless maintenance, repair and overhaul of our fleet. As we are celebrating both Black History Month and Women’s Month, we couldn’t think of a better guest and role model than Tech Ops Recruitment Sr. Manager Kozetta Chapman who will share her perspective on high-demand careers, including aircraft mechanics and engineers.

Season 3

Episode 1: Curator Curiosities – 1971: A Groovy Year Part 2 

Museum Curator Tim McElroy joins us for part 2 of our trip to American Airlines in 1971. The year was a groovy one for the airline industry. Find out which musical legend performed on a 747 Luxury Liner and how you can see a fantastic piece of musical history right here in the Museum…Groovy baby! 

After watching the episode, download the STEM activity to dive into the challenge of sound 30,000 ft in the sky!

Episode 2: Flight Attendants: Superheroes without capes  

Watch it on Oct. 20 @ 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 28 is National First Responders Day. When we think of first responders, we think of our everyday heroes – police officers, firefighters and EMTs. We seldom think of first responders in the sky. Beyond customer service duties, flight attendants ensure passenger safety and respond to many emergencies 30,000 feet in the sky, including giving lifesaving first aid and CPR. This October, we want to celebrate our unsung heroes: flight attendants. 

Episode 3: Curator Curiosities 

Watch it on Nov. 3 @ 4:30 p.m. 

Due to popular demand, Curator Tim McElroy is back with more hidden Museum archives treasures. Tune in to find out what gems he’s dug out for us this time!

Episode 4: The Science behind airline food 

Watch it on Nov. 17 @ 4:30 p.m.  

In every culture, food brings people together. We thought we’d explore the fascinating science behind airline food this Thanksgiving season! From exploring the effect of engine noise on the perception of taste to getting a sneak peek at how engineers bring creative solutions to mass food production, you may be surprised at just how much science goes into bringing you a tasty meal 30,000 feet up in the sky! 


Episode 5:  Let it snow! (but not too much)

Watch it on Dec. 8 @ 4:30 p.m. 

With the holidays right around the corner, most of us have one thing on our minds – spending time with our loved ones. Thanks to the dedication of thousands of American Airlines team members working synchronously across areas of operations, families are reunited through sleet, snow, and winter storms. Zack Bush and Charles Wheeler, senior managers of flight, share their perspectives about how the winter weather affects airline operations and how pilots handle icy, snowy and other winter weather conditions.

Episode 6: Curator Curiosities

Watch it on Dec. 22 @ 4:30 p.m. 

Tim McElroy, Museum Curator, showcases more unusual artifacts from the Museum’s archives. Join us for a chance to view more of the secret treasures in the Museum’s collection. We’ll also have suggestions for fun holiday-themed STEM activities you can do during the winter break to keep your budding engineers entertained.


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