propilot83
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"From The Flight Deck"

Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:47 am

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.  
 
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RE: "From The Flight Deck"

Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:27 am

Quoting propilot83 (Thread starter):
I never knew that you can obtain your commercial pilots license by flying in a simulator, (AND NOT IN REAL FLIGHT).

Do FS2004 and FSX count? (joking, of course) If they do, not only do I have enough to get my commercial or even ATP rating, but I've logged enough hours to make captain on the airplane of my choice!!   
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RE: "From The Flight Deck"

Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:50 am

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.

Tim

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RE: "From The Flight Deck"

Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:30 am

Hahaha you guys know what I meant by "simulator"?   not Microsoft Simulator, but those expensive simulators that cost millions of dollars you know what I mean  
 
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RE: "From The Flight Deck"

Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:21 am

I had the great honor of meeting THE Doug Morris last May. He even signed a copy of the enRoute magazine (AC's inflight mag.) for me! He is a great guy and I really enjoyed chatting with him.
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RE: "From The Flight Deck"

Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:40 am

Quoting propilot83 (Thread starter):
I never knew that you can obtain your commercial pilots license by flying in a simulator

I believe what you are actually referring to is type ratings. You still need 250 hours of actual flight to get your commercial certificate... although I believe that the minimums are increasing.

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 1):

Do FS2004 and FSX count?

Believe it or not, yes. Numerous simulators running FS2004 and FSX have been FAA certified.... but the backbone is a lot more intricate that your normal computer.
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RE: "From The Flight Deck"

Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:18 am

Quoting RJLover (Reply 4):
He is a great guy and I really enjoyed chatting with him.

Me too! Doug is a fantastic and interesting guy. Also, a great source of information if you're interested in commercial aviation and meteorology.

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