Today's Unashamed Alcoholic guest is Captain Robert Piché.
On August 24, 2001, Captain Piché was pilot of the Airbus A330 flying Air Transat Flight 236 and managed to land the aircraft safely in the Azores after it lost all power due to fuel exhaustion. This remains a record glide length for a commercial aircraft.
His story is depicted in the 2010 film Piché: The Landing of a Man (Piché: Entre ciel et terre).
After he was thrust into the spotlight, something else came to light for Captain Piché: his drinking.
I wanted to learn about how he knew he had a problem, what life is like now and if people recognize him more for his life-saving piloting or his openness around addiction.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Captain Piché