Cockpit Stories

Imagine spending your worklife in an office. No comment. So, pilot is certainly one of the most exciting jobs today. It offers huge responsibilities coupled with large independence. In the meantime how else would you have the opportunity to find out so much about people and countries. Because great jobs always offer great stories to share with others, we have reserved this section on our website as your tribune to know about the most funny, absurd, dangerous or whatever kind of experiences you went through. Email us your story now at fds@flightdecksupport.aero. Our team acting as editor will select to best cockpit stories, giving the author an opportunity to let all members of Flight Deck Support community know more about his/her profile and experience.

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13.09.2011 A visitor in the runway

I was flying in South East Asia a few years back. The company standards were good, the aircraft were newly purchased, the weather was really nice on this day. From the top of descent we could already see the area surrounding the airport, then further details as we got closer. Since the runway was more or less perpendicular to our flight path to destination, the usual procedure would be to call the tower to join a short right hand downwind leg, then base turn and final.