By Erika Armstrong
“Ladies and gents, welcome aboard your flight. As you step onto my plane, take a short look into the cockpit. Yep, that’s me sitting within the captains’ seat, and that’s my first officer guffawing approximately how he unintentionally locked himself out of his resort room. bare. Again.
We’re either a bit ripe from flying for the final 5 days, yet we’re nonetheless smiling simply because we've spent years and millions of hours education and residing an unusual way of life to be up right here for you.
For the following few hours, you might want to flip your lifestyles over to us. It’s challenging to belief others, and there are moments for those who 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 path this present day will take you thru a section of my lifestyles up within the air, and you may see stuff you may perhaps by no means think. on the grounds that i've been locked within the cockpit with males for numerous hundreds of thousands of hours through the years, i've been given a point of view few get to adventure. that can assist you see a distinct viewpoint, too, i'm providing you with a list to take advantage of as we circulation alongside our course. it is going to take you from gate to gate, and whilst we’re performed, we are going to have either realized a bit extra approximately what it takes to fly.
Now…just chill out 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 global company airline captain. She is an award-winning employees author for Colorado Serenity journal and is a qualified pilot columnist for Disciples of Flight, NYC Aviation, Contrails, Flying, LinkedIn, and company Insider and is the landlord of cutting edge Aviation Consulting.
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It was not long before Aunt Lorendo called again. " "I am pretty well," she said. " 68 "O, he is well as might be expected for an old man. You know he passed through so much hardship in slavery, he will never feel well till he gets home. He caught so much cold and is so painful he can't hardly rest at night. '" "Yes, ma'am; I used to be Catholic, but I never knowed how good the 'Merican religion was till I married John. He was a member of the 'Merican church, and he got me to go with him on Sundays to his church; and the more I went the more I liked it.
A Chick in the Cockpit: My Life Up in the Air by Erika Armstrong