You always get that extra little buzz when it says ‘AY 005’ on the flight preparation papers. One long-haul flight out of many, but for us it’s the oldest and most traditional one. Finnair’s first long-haul destination was New York, … Continued
Flying an aircraft is very visual work. Communicating the events and details of a day in the life of a pilot using only words would be difficult. There are times when you would love to share the view opening up … Continued
Present cockpits have two top practitioners of their trade, in whose hands one can travel with complete confidence. Even the complete loss of functional capacity during a flight on the part of one pilot would not jeopardise safety; the aircraft would always be brought safely to the ground.
In the first part of my blog, I focused on what happens before the captain steps onto the aircraft. This time I’ll move onto the flight preparations that take place onboard the aircraft.