• Southwest Airlines Captain Honors World War II Veteran in Flight Deck
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    Southwest Airlines Captain Honors World War II Veteran in Flight Deck

    Hi my name is John Gries I’ve been at Southwest Airlines for 25 years. A captain for 22 of those and I live in Haslet Texas. So we were walking down the jetway and my father-in-law Mr. Spain came up to the Captain and said are you flying this thing and the Captain said I sure am and and Mr. Spain said well I was a pilot in World War II and at that point the Captain took him in said well you’re coming with me how long has it been since you’ve seen inside one of these things. He came up front and sat down and went to go…

  • Plane Crash Site – LOT Flight 5055 [Kult America]
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    Plane Crash Site – LOT Flight 5055 [Kult America]

    Most people remember the horrific crash of Poland presidential plane back in 2010. It shocked the world. But is the years past, the memories have started to fade. It’s always suprise me when it came to plane crashes. They’re horrific but we always seem to forget about that. I was kind of curious how would it feel to visit somewhat forgotten crashside. Would I still feel any fear or emotion? With that in mind I set out to visit the resting place of Lot flight 5055 So we’re here at Kabaty, distric on the egde of Warsaw. I’m standing in absouletly beautiful forest preserve. And its always interesting for me…

  • Air Canada Airbus A220-300 INAUGURAL FLIGHT! Calgary to Montreal
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    Air Canada Airbus A220-300 INAUGURAL FLIGHT! Calgary to Montreal

    Good morning from a frigid Calgary International Airport! My name is Alex, and welcome to this special trip report! Today is the very first day of revenue flights for Air Canada’s brand new Airbus A220, and I’ll be flying on board the inaugural flight out of Calgary, over to Montreal! Air Canada ordered 45 of the A220-300 variant in 2016 with options for an additional 30 aircraft. Back then, the program was still known as the Bombardier CSeries, before its much-discussed sale to Airbus in 2018. Air Canada was, however, the first North American airline to place orders for the aircraft, so it’s understandably a pretty big day for them…

  • Air France – Our In-flight meditation sessions
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    Air France – Our In-flight meditation sessions

    What if this flight were to be an opportunity for a new experience… an opportunity to come home to yourself.  More and more people in countries throughout the world have begun to appreciate the benefits of meditation. This  practice that is offered to you today is secular and validated by scientific research. In fact, studies have shown that training your brain is as important as training your body.  It allows you to access a greater sense of  balance and ease no matter what is happening in your life.  Air travel can be occasion to take time for yourself so why not practice being truly here, right now.  Meditation will be your guide. There are two sets of practices…

  • Is JETSTAR any good? Adelaide to Sydney Economy 4K Trip Report – Airbus A320 – feat. Dennis Bunnik!
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    Is JETSTAR any good? Adelaide to Sydney Economy 4K Trip Report – Airbus A320 – feat. Dennis Bunnik!

    hello and welcome to Adelaide Airport and later this morning I’m going to be flying back to Sydney with Jetstar in an A320 but before that, let’s check out this aircraft behind me. It’s a Vickers Vimy bomber and back in 1919 this flew from Great Britain through to Australia, or Darwin in particular, to win a 10,000 pound competition. There are four Australians on board and took them 28 days. Now it’s interesting to compare this with now where you can fly that same distance in a new 787 dreamliner with Qantas nonstop from London through to Perth in a lot more comfort in over about seventeen hours. We…

  • 03/02/17 First Solo Flight (Music Video) HD with ATC subtitles
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    03/02/17 First Solo Flight (Music Video) HD with ATC subtitles

    Pilot: “Grand Prairie Ground, Cessna 10847 at Aviator Air, ready to taxi with information Alpha.” KGPM Ground: “Cessna 847, runway 17, taxi via Alpha.” Pilot: “Runway 17, taxi via Alpha, 10847.” KGPM Tower: “Cessna 10847, Grand Prairie Tower, roger, runway 17, cleared for takeoff, make left traffic, report midfield.” Pilot: “Runway 17, cleared for takeoff, make left traffic, report midfield, 10847.” Pilot: “Grand Prairie Tower, Cessna 10847, full stop.” KGPM Tower: “Cessna 847, roger, left turn, taxi to park.” Pilot: “Left turn, taxi to park, thanks for your help!” KGPM Tower: “Sure, no problem!”

  • ASA CX-3 Flight Computer
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    ASA CX-3 Flight Computer

    This Video Review Is Based On : Price, quality, performance, warranty, brand trust, after sales & service, reusability, familiarity and easy to operate. The CX-3 Flight Computer makes flight planning simple by taking confusion out of the equation. Fast, versatile and easy to use, the CX-3 delivers accurate results quickly and efficiently. It can be used on all FAA and Canadian pilot, mechanic, and dispatcher knowledge exams. Whether used for flight planning, ground school, or knowledge testing, the menu organization reflects the order in which a flight is normally planned and executed, resulting in a natural flow from one function to the next with a minimum of keystrokes Multiple aviation…

  • 19 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions — Motivation Monday #3
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    19 Flight Training, Flying & Aviation Career Questions — Motivation Monday #3

    Hey everybody, welcome to another Motivation Monday. I am a few minutes late today. Had some sick kids up all night last night. So, I’ve been a little bit behind today getting started on everything. But here I am. I’ve got a good number of questions already in the hopper to answer for you guys. So that’s what this entire Motivation Monday is about. It’s answering your questions. I find myself counseling flights for winds aloft. How can I become more comfortable with crosswinds? And just to differentiate actually winds aloft or those winds that are at your cruising altitude. But I’m assuming what you mean by winds aloft is…

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    The Economics of Airline Class

    This is a Wendover Productions Video made possible by Squarespace–Make your next move with a beautiful website from Squarespace. This video is a bit of a continuation to my last one–Why Planes Don’t Fly Faster. I ended up talking a lot about the Concorde–the supersonic plane–but part of the story was left untold. Even though the Concorde failed, even though it wasn’t commercially viable, it still had a profound effect on how we fly today. Let me explain… Economy class is not how airlines make money. The real money, at least for the traditional airlines, is in premium cabins. Let’s take, for example, this British Airways 777. There are 224…