Airline passengers typically don’t interact much with their flight crew. Things are usually limited to one or two polite addresses (maybe a couple more on long-haul flights) and a handful of pings of the seatbelt sign.
As nice and authoritative as those are, they don’t reveal much of what actually happens in a cockpit over the course of a flight.
That’s why we were drawn to this 43-minute video on YouTube. It shows an entire, everyday airline (A320) flight between the two major international airports in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (SBGL – Galeao) and Sao Paulo (SBGR – Guarulhos).
Shot in real time, the film reveals the kind of tasks an airline captain and co-pilot carry out before take-off, in-flight and after landing – maintenance status check, walk around, flight preparation, take off, climb, cruise, approach and landing procedures included.
From the look of the footage the landing looks fairly smooth, especially when you consider there were crosswinds of 20 knots (23 mph) to contend with.
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(Featured image: baixadoetravado)Brett Ackroyd