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Airline Pilot for a Day


My friend is a pilot for Alaska Airlines... so knowing I am a total aviation geek, he asked me if I wanted to come ride in the simulator with him and his First Officer on their CHECKRIDE!

A checkride is a federal test that pilots must pass in order to keep their certification with the FAA.  If either of them would have failed the checkride, they would immediately lose their job.

Here's a pic of the giant simulator down near SeaTac



This is me (looking excited like a little kid) in the cockpit!



Here's the pilots taking their test.  They had to react to some surprise systems failures during the flight.  How they reacted and recovered determined whether or not they would pass their checkride.



They both passed, which is awesome.  I would've felt terrible if they failed because I was distracting them.



GREAT folks at Alaska Airlines!!  Totally cool of them to let me sit in.




 
04/01/2013 3:03PM
Airline Pilot for a Day
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