Practical Flying Advice From A Pro: Steve Taylor


Check out this interesting interview with Steve Taylor. As someone who is a frequent flyer, I found his answers fascinating.

Aviation Rules

Editors Note: I hope to get more from this author. This is an unusual interview from a pilot. I had to laugh at his answer to the gross weight question- that would be my reply too.

wheels up coverYou find your co-pilot drinking before a flight, how will you handle this?

He must be replaced. There is no compromise here.

You smell smoke in the cockpit, what initial action should you take?

I guess that what some might be looking for here is, don the oxygen mask, however, this is not an immediate necessity with just the smell of smoke.

If you are on the ground, return to the gate unless the smoke becomes severe. Then, of course you would consider evacuating. If in flight and the smoke has an electrical oder and the smoke is not visible, then you scan everything in the cockpit to see if you can identify anything…

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