propilot83 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 545 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4548 times:
I am reading a book called "From the Flight Deck," by Doug Morris who is an Air Canada Airbus A340 pilot. The book is about plane talk and sky science. I never thought this book would be so interesting to read and learn so much about aviation and sky science. I love the book so much, I checked it out at my local library, and been re-newing it over and over to finish reading it. Some things I have learned from reading that book thus far, I never knew that you can obtain your commercial pilots license by flying in a simulator, (AND NOT IN REAL FLIGHT). Also I did not know that aircraft tires are filled with nitrogen instead of oxygen, and I did not know that "space weather" can affect polar routes over the North Pole. Space weather as in cosmic radiation that can affect an airplane and passengers through severe radiation from cosmic rays from the sun and outer atmosphere. Its a very interesting book to read, you should check it out if you havent read it yet, I definitely recommend it to people who want to know so much interesting facts about aviation science. The book is totally amazing.
Midcon385 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 570 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4524 times:
Yes indeed, I love this book as well. By the way, check out Capt. Doug's blog at FromtheFlightDeckBook.com for more from this awesome author. Capt. Doug is a great guy, and he'll certainly answer your own questions personally. His blog has some great stuff on there as well. By the way, Doug is currently on the A320 with Air Canada.