Aviation Safety 22: 22. An astrophysicist learns to fly, with Dr. Katie Mack

As a theoretical cosmologist, Katie Mack (better known as AstroKatie online) isn’t afraid of a little math—so when she learned to fly, she dove right into physics and aerodynamics. What she didn’t expect was how much fun it would be, and how much her interest in airplanes would consume her life. She talks about the flight training process, whether Newton or Bernoulli is more correct about lift, and what she thinks of the emerging world of private spaceflight. In the Ready to Copy segment, Katie shares her pick for the best science fiction book for pilots, her theory of how the universe will end, and the story of her cameo in a Reese Witherspoon movie.

Katie’s science writing: https://www.astrokatie.com

Katie’s book, The End of Everything: https://bookshop.org/books/the-end-of-everything-astrophysically-speaking/9781982103552

Sporty’s Pilot Training app: https://sportys.com/demo

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