By Erika Armstrong
“Ladies and gents, welcome aboard your flight. As you step onto my plane, take a brief look into the cockpit. Yep, that’s me sitting within the captains’ seat, and that’s my first officer giggling approximately how he by accident locked himself out of his inn room. bare. Again.
We’re either a bit ripe from flying for the final 5 days, yet we’re nonetheless smiling simply because we've spent years and millions of hours education and residing an unusual way of life to be up the following for you.
For the following few hours, you'll want to flip your existence over to us. It’s difficult to belief others, and there are moments in case you don’t have a call approximately being on top of things. in the course of these moments, you’ll simply need to tighten your seatbelt and belief that others gets you thru the storm.
Our course this day will take you thru a section of my existence up within the air, and you may see stuff you may possibly by no means think. due to the fact i've been locked within the cockpit with males for a number of hundreds of thousands of hours through the years, i've been given a point of view few get to adventure. that can assist you see a special point of view, too, i'm supplying you with a list to exploit as we circulate alongside our direction. it is going to take you from gate to gate, and whilst we’re performed, we are going to have either discovered a bit extra approximately what it takes to fly.
Now…just relax and sit back. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.”
Erika Armstrong has labored each point of aviation in her twenty-five years within the undefined, together with a world company airline captain. She is an award-winning employees author for Colorado Serenity journal and is a qualified pilot columnist for Disciples of Flight, NYC Aviation, Contrails, Flying, LinkedIn, and company Insider and is the landlord of cutting edge Aviation Consulting.
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