By Erika Armstrong
“Ladies and gents, welcome aboard your flight. As you step onto my airplane, 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 lodge room. bare. Again.
We’re either a bit ripe from flying for the final 5 days, yet we’re nonetheless smiling simply because now we have spent years and millions of hours education and dwelling an unusual way of life to be up right here for you.
For the following couple of hours, you'll want to flip your lifestyles over to us. It’s difficult to belief others, and there are moments for those who don’t have a decision approximately being up to speed. in the course of these moments, you’ll simply need to tighten your seatbelt and belief that others gets you thru the storm.
Our direction this day will take you thru a phase of my lifestyles up within the air, and you'll see belongings you may perhaps by no means think. on account that i've been locked within the cockpit with males for numerous millions of hours through the years, i've been given a point of view few get to adventure. that can assist you see a unique point of view, too, i'm providing you with a record to exploit as we movement alongside our course. 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 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