A few months back I wrote a post on the infamous mile high club, and how only 4% of Americans have admitted to being a part of it.
I’m sure part of the reason is because many are worried they’d get caught. And they’re probably right. But what if I told you there is a way to join the club without getting caught?
The cockpit in a plane is a place very few people are allowed to see in operation these days. Before 9/11 you may have been able to get permission to peek your head in and say hi to the pilots. Today, you'll probably just get laughed at. Or detained. To me, what happens behind that closed door is fascinating. You don't often get to see the pilots in action... until now!
I was perusing the inter-webs the other day and I came across three videos I really enjoyed. So, I figured I'd share them with you.
The first video explains how the autopilot works. The plane is a KLM 737 flying from Amsterdam to London.
The dash-cam footage that caught a TransAsia Airways plane right before it crashed is as horrifying as it is incredible.
The aircraft was carrying 53 passengers and five crew members. More than 30 have died. That number will likely be higher in the days to come.
This video is pretty amazing to watch. The pilot of the plane (a Cirrus SR22) apparently ran out of fuel about 250 miles off the coast of Maui and was forced to ditch in the ocean. Luckily he was able to get in contact with the U.S. Coast Guard. They found him before he even crash landed and recorded the whole thing.