Ever wonder what a day in the life of a pilot is like?
Join me as we go behind the scenes to document exactly how pilots and crew prepare for anything mother nature may send them, as they keep hundreds of people safe over 10,000 metres in the sky.
As a pilot myself (with over 3000 hours logged), I’ve always been fascinated by flying and how the weather affects a pilot's job.
"A Day In The Life Of A Pilot" was filmed without a script, using two cameras. It is television at its best, a collaborative effort, with the crew at times helping with the camera work. We’ve got some really interesting facts about how flight crews are scheduled and how much they fly in any given week, their favourite and not so favourite places to fly, and what a pilot needs to know before every flight.
How many people are working behind the scenes to get your flight airborne and keep passengers safe? What’s the worst weather to fly in? We’ve got all the answers.
Our captain is Koko Gillis and he’s flying a two leg trip on a very warm summer day from Toronto to Halifax. It’s a routine flight. The only variable is the weather. The heat may have an impact on our afternoon departure as WestJet flight 680 takes off. The weather is fair, but what does the forecast say about thunderstorms later?
Koko’s Pre-flight Checklist:
Did you know?
Weather is always critical and determines how a journey will be planned and executed. The wind, temperature, clouds, jet stream, rain, snow, ice, air pressure, are just a few of the weather factors concerning pilots and flight crew at the departure airport, during the flight, and at our destination.
This is your invitation to join an exclusive tour. Join us in the Captain’s seat, in the nose of a Boeing 737, on a regularly scheduled WestJet flight to Halifax.
Catch "A Day In the Life of a Pilot" on TV - The Weather NetworkThursday August 30th at 7 pm and 10 pm ET