By Nicholas Hartmann - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52073782
1. Why did you write this book? Over the years I’ve found that a lot of people are interested in aviation. This is an attempt to share the unique aspects of this job with the many aviation enthusiasts who are interested in what happens“up front” in an airliner. 2. Which airline did you fly for? I flew… Continue reading QUESTIONS TO THE AUTHOR
This recent news item won't bring any joy to the hearts of travellers: More Frequent Weather-Related Flight Diversions "Weather delays in the U.S. have been trending higher the past four years, upending historical patterns and jumping to an 11-year high for this year’s summer storm season, according to government data for the 30 biggest airports."… Continue reading Diversions – meh!
“It’s the tower calling for you.” Mabel, our receptionist, bookkeeper, and general manager of all things administrative around the flight school, held the phone in an outstretched hand toward me. “Your student is stuck on top of the clouds. They want to talk to you.” I was nervously aware already that one of my most… Continue reading Clouds From Both Sides Now…
"How's the ride?" That's a question airline pilots often ask of one another and of ATC. We are referring to turbulence that affects the smoothness of our flights. According to this video (linked below) a new Delta Airlines “app,” crowd sources turbulence information from all Delta flights and helps pilots find the smooth air. If… Continue reading “Ride” Sharing
I was flying a fully loaded, C-177 Cardinal in a trio of aircraft rented from the Edmonton Flying Club on a tour of the foothills southbound from Edmonton to Rocky Mountain House, then south to Calgary. My bladder began making me seriously regret my morning coffee. As we neared Calgary, the “pain” became urgent and… Continue reading Bathroom Breaks – part 4 – conclusion