On his path to the profession of a pilot
“It all happened about 5 years ago – my friend took and offered to become pilots. At first, of course, I did not believe him that this was possible at all. He found out everything, we went where we needed to and everything somehow started spinning, spinning … The study took me 2 years, but every day was like a session, from morning to night.
Studying is expensive, but there are many ways – you can start through airlines, you can go through the military, through technology, etc. When I started, we had three groups of 20 people each, and 3-4 people finished their studies. In this matter, motivation and willpower are very important.
When I started to study, I met a man who later became a good friend of mine. At that time he was 47 years old, at 43 he learned Chinese and after that he decided to become a pilot, and he succeeded – together we successfully completed our studies. It’s not too late to start even by the age of 50 ”.
About his first flight
“Initially, everything happens in small aircraft. There are two types of licenses – a private pilot license, which only allows you to fly small planes; and a commercial pilot’s license – there are already more cars, simulators of a real Boeing are used in training.
I remember my first flight on a big plane very well – it was a storm of emotions, I had an excellent commander with me. “
Can the pilot sleep during the flight
“The pilot is allowed to sleep, but this is a controlled sleep -“ kemarut ”can only be done with permission and under the supervision of the co-pilot. There is a common misconception that the plane is only controlled by autopilot – but this is not the case. The autopilot helps to fly, but in no way removes all responsibility and duties from the pilots – they are the ones who direct the flight and set the information. “
“There is nothing wrong with turbulence during the flight – the plane was created for it. The worst thing that can happen is mild discomfort. There is also a fairly common myth about lightning, but in order for something to happen to an airplane, it takes a hundred lightning strikes within two seconds. I can say with all confidence – the safety during the flight is at the highest level. “
Do I need to set “airplane mode” on the phone during the flight
“Aviation is a very slow industry. The rule to turn off a mobile phone on board an aircraft was created long ago, when there were concerns that phones might somehow interfere with work. This is unlikely to be the case, but I advise you to turn it off, just in case.
On the other hand, newer, more expensive planes already have internet that can be used during the flight. This technology will soon become more widespread as it becomes cheaper and more affordable. “
About oxygen masks on airplanes
“In an emergency, the mask is“ thrown out ”in front of the passenger, it has enough oxygen for an average of 10 minutes. In 5-6 minutes the plane will have time to descend to a height where you can breathe without the help of a mask. That is, the mask has a double supply of oxygen. “
Is it realistic to land a plane for an ordinary person
“Theoretically, everything is possible in life, but do not forget that what the cinema shows us does not reflect the real essence of what is happening. I’m talking about a situation where some Bruce Willis lands the plane himself without experience and listening only to instructions on radio communication. If a person at least once in his life has flown an airplane, even a small one, then there are chances. But if this was not the case, then it is very difficult. “
About flight addiction
“Unfortunately, there are people who go into the profession only for money. For them, this profession can be something commonplace, routine.
But, of course, most people are enthusiasts. Once sitting at the wheel, you realize that this is a kind of drug. “
Wish to readers of the portal Gorod.lv
“Everything is possible in life – you don’t have to look for excuses all the time; with a great desire, you can fly into space. There are actually no limits to our personal capabilities – they are all in our head, we need to learn to cope with them and remove them. “
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