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Direct To: Death Spirals



Like many popular terms, "death spiral" originated in aviation. But how? We found out.

The Story For Podcast #8

Aviation is known for a lot of things. Record flights across the globe, connecting people in incredibly short periods of time, and, unfortunately, this term. Find out where "death spirals" originated, and how it remains a problem in aviation, even today.

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Aleks Udris

Aleks is a Boldmethod co-founder and technical director. He's worked in safety and operations in the airline industry, and was a flight instructor and course manager for the University of North Dakota. You can reach him at

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