Ever wondered what goes on inside the cockpit of a passenger plane? Ever wanted to know how a jet engine works or what happens if a plane is struck by lightning? Behind the Flight Deck Door provides insider knowledge about everything you have ever wanted to ask a pilot! Since 9/11, flight decks of modern airliners have become off-limits to the flying public. This is despite the fact every year more people take to the skies than ever before. Pilot Brett Manders wants to help you become a savvy traveller by providing insider tips, expert knowledge, and an understanding of what goes on behind the scenes to get you up in the air. All told with a dash of humor, this book will demystify the art of airline travel, address those urban legends, and settle the nerves of any anxious flyers. Simple, concise explanations cover a multitude of things passengers have asked Brett and his colleagues over the years. -What is a small technical delay? -Can the cabin door be opened mid-flight? -How much do pilots really earn and do they get free flights? -Can you get stuck to the toilet? -Is it still possible to view the flight deck? Praise for Behind the Flight Deck Door Brett's uncomplicated, honest, and easy to understand book is a welcome addition on any flight. It offers an enlightening point of view of the all-important necessity of air travel with rare glimpses of the secret world airline pilots inhabit. Julie Postance Author, Breaking the Sound Barriers As a nervous flyer myself it was quite interesting and reassuring to read all the different things that go on behind the scenes and learn about the ins and outs of flying. Sarah Emerson. Nervous Flyer Brett Manders is a pilot with an Australian Airline. He has over 10,000 hours flying experience on Airbus A320, A321, A330 and Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The last 1,800 feet of runway was closed for maintenance and as the aircraft
entered this area the right outboard engine ... in the passenger cabin ; forward ,
on the left , the passenger entry door was located immediately behind the flight - deck ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland SecurityPublish On: 2009
There was some talk about the last line of defense is the flight deck door . Do you
have ... have crew changes , they would have kitchens , they would have labs ,
they would have sleeping areas , and this would all be behind a secure facility .
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security
Author: United States. Air Force. Military Airlift CommandPublish On: 1991
They locked and secured the door behind them , pushing NAV Kits , helmets ,
bookbags , and anything else not bolted down , against the thin flight deck door .
The situation was desperate , and Hathaway was running out of options .
Author: United States. Air Force. Military Airlift Command
We have done a number of things to address airline safety . ... Personally , I
believe we ought to be headed toward a system where the pilots are up behind flight deck doors that don't necessarily have to be double , because you should
It has an upward hinged visor type nose , and rear fuselage ramp - door , for
simultaneous front and rear loading / unloading . Advanced ... Skin panels over
upper longerons , from rear of flight deck to tailplane leading - edge , and
wingroot fairings , made primarily of glassfibre with central portion of carbonfibre .
... Behind pilot are the navigator and communications specialist , also on wall -
facing seats .
At this moment Caber ' s bulk seemed to fill the aisle as he bent forward , taking
some instructions from Murik , who had spent the entire flight in a comfortable
office area with Mary Jane , situated just behind the flight deck door . Bond had ...
Author: John E. Gardner
Category: Bond, James (Fictitious character)
Bond investigates an international nuclear official's secret meetings with terorists, battles his old enemy SPECTRE, and faces a nearly invincible neoNazi terrorist group
A less ambitious system , which Airbus is now fitting to all its new planes , will
monitor the area behind the cockpit door . Under new rules , cockpit doors are
being reinforced to protect the flight - deck crew from attackers . But they still need
Author: United States. Office of Aviation MedicinePublish On: 1970
The last 1 , 800 feet of runway was closed for maintenance and as the aircraft
entered this area the right outboard engine ... cabin ; forward , on the left , the pas
- senger entry door was located immediately behind the flight - deck bulkhead .
Author: United States. Office of Aviation Medicine
Lubin and then Dmitri loomed in the doorway , Marfa ' s head bobbing behind
them . Lock pointed forward , then staggered through the curtain . Turgenev was
at the other end of the small cabin , at the door to the flight deck . And turned to ...
Author: Craig Thomas
Attending a glittering party outside Washington, D.C., ex-CIA agent John Lock is horrified when his sister is killed before his eyes and must find the connection between her murder and that of an American in Siberia
... a holster , but only behind a locked cockpit door . According to TSA spokesman
Heather Rosenker , “ The weapon needs to be re - secured in the locked box if
the cockpit door is open . ” But this leaves the flight deck defenseless the instant a
Entry to the aircraft is up a set of airstairs built into the passenger / crew door
which is just behind the flight deck . I prefer this arrangement to that of the Saab -
Fairchild SF340 which has separate folding stairs . These have to be pulled up
Let's go . ” She stood up and headed down the aisle to the flight deck door . Craig
squeezed Sharon's hand and followed Wendy's undulating hips . She knocked
sharply on the door and opened it , stepping into the cockpit , Craig behind her .
He plunged through the door and back into the corridor . The man pursued him .
He raced in a frenzy to the end of the corridor , through the entrance chamber
and beyond . He arrived on the flight deck , slammed and bolted the door behind
Author: Douglas Adams
Category: Humourous fiction
For use in schools and libraries only. Two survivors of the Earth's destruction search for the meaning of the universe in this clever science fiction parody.
Those who had checked in , but had not reached gate forty - seven , hastened
toward it , a few recent arrivals still ... of the passengers , Captain Vernon
Demerest ducked aboard and hurried forward , closing the flight deck door behind him .
Almost all flight announcements— the exceptions were those for special
situations— were pre-recorded on cartridge tapes. ... passengers, Captain
Vernon Demerest ducked aboard and hurried forward, closing the flight deck door behind him.
Author: Arthur Hailey
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y : Doubleday
Category: Adventure stories
Set in Lincoln International Airpot, this novel portrays several airport hours during a midwinter snowstorm and the men and women who share them.
According to Pryde , such tests cannot present the conditions that should be
introduced on the flight deck to represent properly situations that may occur
during actual in - service experience . The proposed ALPA ground - based Alight
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Vernon Demerest swung further around, leaning over the back of his seat for
emphasis. ... She was getting out of her seat, with Gwen about to open the flight- deck door for them to go, when Demerest asked, “That flight from Los Angeles
Flight - deck automation is still in an immature stage of development . As the ... It
was recommended that at each destination the captain stand at the cockpit door
and make farewells to the passengers as they ... of the logic behind every SOP3 .