Reason #172 I love flying with Captain Mike: Just as the door is closed and the jet bridge is pulled away, a fearful passenger says she wants to get off the plane. "Is there ANYTHING I can do to make your flight more comfortable?" Mike said, knowing that if she got off, it would take nearly an hour to have her bag pulled from below. "If someone I knew was traveling with me, I'd go." She said. "Hi there, my name is Mike." In the end, it didn't help. But he is creative.
Northern Lights on fire... This is why I take my camera on every flight: http://bit.ly/m94tOx
I've always been amazed by my dad's flying career. Through a bit of luck and good timing, he's been able to work (and play) in so many different airplanes, and with so many great pilots in some amazing conditions. I always thought he should write about it. He was always modest about his career, saying that his dad's 3,000 plus hours in Alaska in the '20s was truly hard flying and that his job was much easier. If that's the case, then my flying career has been a piece of cake. Anyhow, this week, my dad's book has finally been released. I hope you like it. http://amzn.to/1MeJK9S Link
Finally captured some St. Elmo's fire pictures from the cockpit. Looks like lightning on the windscreen. http://flic.kr/p/9PMyza