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As the long range capabilities of our aircraft increase and passenger seat space shrinks, this becomes a very attractive option: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-10/sleeping-on-the-fly-airbus-to-offer-naps-in-the-cargo-hold https://www.bloomberg.com/api/embed/iframe?id=5305fc30-4283-4d8e-8a9a-35c51cb8b849
This is a good video showing flight preparations and some of the "walkaround" (exteriour inspection) on an airliner. I notice that their job is much simpler without all those "needy" passengers on board. Freight is so much less trouble! ha ha... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Et8S0SQo4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Et8S0SQo4
The last few minutes before departure are often a rush. Suddenly all the last-minute items become due at once. So it is here. The crews are working hard in the background towards an on-time departure. The journey is about to begin.
Here's an excellent clip by a Qantas pilot about the responsibilities and joy of his career:
It wasn't until the mid 70s that women pilots began making it into the flight decks of North American airliners (I'm not sure of the history in Russia and other parts of the world). Even today, women comprise only about 5% of the airline pilot workforce, so this is a neat story. I'm sure Jim Sullivan… Continue reading All in the family
I ordered a coffee mug and business cards with Brad Jersak's excellent cover art.