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 guffawing 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 now have spent years and hundreds of thousands 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 should you don’t have a decision approximately being up to the mark. 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 lifestyles up within the air, and you'll see stuff you may possibly by no means think. seeing that i've been locked within the cockpit with males for numerous millions of hours through the years, i've been given a standpoint few get to adventure. that will help you see a distinct point of view, too, i'm supplying you with a list to exploit as we flow alongside our direction. it is going to take you from gate to gate, and whilst we’re performed, we'll have either realized a bit extra approximately what it takes to fly.
Now…just relax and chill out. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.”
Erika Armstrong has labored each element 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 certified pilot columnist for Disciples of Flight, NYC Aviation, Contrails, Flying, LinkedIn, and company Insider and is the landlord of innovative Aviation Consulting.
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A Chick in the Cockpit: My Life Up in the Air by Erika Armstrong