February 21, 2011

Flying From the Front Seat

I've been following a pilot-written blog for a couple of years, Flight Level 390. Written by a current airline pilot with a readable, entertaining style, it describes the daily grind of flying a commercial airliner around the United States. It's less glamorous than you might think. A sprinkling of well-explained technical detail makes it all the more interesting. It's a low-volume blog, maybe one post per week, and well worth the read.

Today's post gives Captain Dave's opinion of a recent Nova episode, which investigated the loss of an Air France Airbus 330 over the Atlantic a couple of years ago. He gives a professional pilot's view of what's known and what might have happened. If you've ever wondered how the pros feel about thunderstorms, here's your chance to find out.