19 Surprising Things Pilots Do Onboard

by: BRIGHT SIDE     Published on: 15 August 2019

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There you are, at the airport, sitting in the departure lounge waiting for your flight. Then, you see them walk by in their crisp uniforms. Pilots – they’re the epitome of “cool”! And when you see those pictures on social media showing pilots taking epic selfies tens of thousands of feet in the air, then you’re really convinced! It’s hard to imagine what their life is really like, but it might be way different from what you think! Do you know, for example, what happens if one of the pilots does get sick or needs emergency medical assistance? Or if a pilot needs to leave the cockpit and get some rest? Or what are the health risks associated with the job? Or have you ever wonder why the plane takes so long to land? Like, why are we doing circles around the airport? Let's find out! Other videos you might like:A Plane Lost Its Roof at 24,000 Feet But Managed to Land Things You Should Never Wear on a Plane's Why Airplane Seats Are Almost Always Blue long it takes for them to get back home 0:36What do they eat? 1:24What happens if one of the pilots does get sick? 1:53Can they sleep onboard? 2:20Why they prefer long-haul flights 3:03What are the health risks? 3:28What the stripes on their epaulets mean 4:23Can they listen to music in the cockpit? 4:52What do they do during the flight? 5:34What “We’re flying through an air pocket” means 6:09Why the plane takes so long to land? 6:32So what about a selfie? 7:05What pilots do when they land in another country? 8:10Can they fly for free? 8:44What a good pilot should be able to do 9:11#planes #pilots #brightsideSUMMARY:- Pilots don’t eat the same meals as their passengers do. It all comes down to the risk of food poisoning.- Crewmembers are trained to do first aid, and all planes are required by law to have a fully stocked emergency medical kit onboard.- For long-haul flights on huge jets, there’s a secret room for them to catch some Z’s. - If a pilot does need to leave the cockpit and get some rest, another crewmember must enter.- It might surprise you to know that a lot of pilots prefer long-haul flights (ones that are 6-12 hours). And that’s because they typically just have one of those. - What are the health risks associated with the job? Well, this type of shiftwork has been linked to higher rates of heart disease. - They have to do regular health checks once or twice a year.- Pilots mostly fly the plane through the autopilot.- They need to monitor all the systems in the aircraft, from oil pressure to fuel levels and even temperature. - “We’re flying through an air pocket” actually means the plane is hitting some regular ol’ turbulence. - If you see a selfie of a commercial pilot hanging out the window of a jumbo jet, your Photoshop radar should be going nuts! That absolutely wouldn’t be possible because of the air pressure.- The airline pays for everything a pilot needs while they’re waiting for their next flight. - Here’s another perk of the job: pilots get to fly for free!- A good pilot makes a perfectly smooth landing. Landing is probably the hardest and most dangerous part of a pilot’s job. Music by Epidemic Sound to Bright Side : Social Media:Facebook: Crafts Youtube: materials (photos, footages and other):https://www.depositphotos.comhttps://www.shutterstock.com more videos and articles visit: