Test-in is one hour and a quarter-hour previous to departure however I attempt to present up just a little early as it’s sure I’ll stumble upon some colleagues at flight planning. Undoubtedly, the primary query heard is, “the place are you off to?” Solutions vary from a fifteen-hour polar Hong Kong flight to a brief journey over to Ottawa. We print the flight plan together with the numerous pertinent climate charts. Generally, a fast name to flight dispatch positioned off airport premises is warranted to verify on altering climate situations and experience experiences.
Than it’s off to the gate and we settle into the flight deck. Stroll-around, log ebook checks, and briefings to the flight attendants are just some of the numerous issues transpiring as we prepared for an on-time departure. Ramp checks, gas checks, and inputting the flight plan into the onboard computer systems are all a part of the job description.
Push again commences with every little thing abiding to plain working procedures. Taxiing to the lively runway entails extra checks. Lastly, a “cleared for takeoff” is learn again to the management tower. Once more, everybody sticks to the script as we start the takeoff roll. I believe for almost all of us, even after a few years on the job, there’s nonetheless tingle of pleasure when the take-off thrust is ready, confirming, “We’re going flying!”
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