2010 Media Appearances

PBS- Frontline
Dec.28, 2010
PBS interviewed Mary on the controversy and safety concerns involving major airlines that outsource flights to smaller, regional carriers and the risk of putting profits before safety.
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Oct. 29, 2010
Mary commented on the bomb scare that led to the grounding of three cargo planes in the Northeast United States, prompting an investigation into the security of airline cargo, especially that coming from other countries.

Fox News- Your World with Neil Cavuto 
Sept. 16, 2010
Mary spoke with Neil Cavuto on substance abuse and other health issues with regards to active airline pilots following a report indicating that thousands of pilots have been treated for drug and alcohol abuse since 2008.

Los Angeles Times
Sept. 14, 2010
Mary commented on the NTSB report on the 2009 Hudson River mid-air collision that states the collision was likely caused by the errors of two pilots and a distracted air traffic controller.

Aug. 4, 2010
Mary discussed 3D body scanners at airport security checkpoints and the controversy surrounding these scanners and passenger rights.

CNBC- Street Signs
July 30, 2010
Mary discussed new legislation aimed at increasing air travel safety that has arisen due to an increase in aviation incidents that may be due to lack of pilot experience.

April 17, 2010
Mary discussed the serious dangers of flying through volcanic ash in response to the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano.

Canadian Broadcast Network
March 25, 2010
Mary is featured in the Canadian Broadcast Network’s documentary covering aviation safety in connection with pilot fatigue.

The Boston Globe
March 17, 2010
Mary commented on a single-engine Lancair IV-P aircraft that lost its propeller, forcing it to make an emergency landing and resulting in the death of a pedestrian.

Jan. 5, 2010
Mary was interviewed about aviation security regulations and whether the U.S. aviation industry will ever be capable of making air travel safer for passengers.