Saturday, April 14, 2012

Living in a Parallel Universe

It's so good that Eivind is now more than half way through his command upgrade. If all goes to plan I can start calling him Captain Darling in May or June.

Yesterday he had Sessions 4 & 5 in the simulator which is exactly the same as the cockpit of the 737 except that it's... a simulator. An exhausting session from all accounts as they were loaded up with multiple engine failures, unruly passengers, bad weather, two alternate airports that couldn't be used due to closed runways and storms and faulty flaps.

I told him we had more in common than he realised. In the simulator he's acting out a fantasy in a parallel universe so he can save passenger lives while I'm doing the same thing at my computer.

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