Ever wanted to know what it’s like to fly an airliner? KLM has created a series of informative yet simple videos which cover everything from how the autopilot works to how pilots communicate with Air Traffic Control. There are currently five videos available, ranging from three to nine minutes in length. Take a look!
KLM Cockpit Tales: Part 1 – Autopilot in action – This is how the autopilot works. Explained by Captain van Dorst on a flight from Amsterdam to London.
KLM Cockpit Tales: Part 2 – Crossing the Atlantic – Crossing the Atlantic via the so called “highways in the sky”. Join Captain de Vries on a Flight to Jonh F. Kennedy International Airport.
KLM Cockpit Tales: Part 3 – Big plane, short runway – Sint Maarten has one of the most challenging runways in the world. Join Captain ten Velde on board of a flight to this island.
KLM Cockpit Tales: Part 4 – How to land an airplane in the dark – See how essential flight instruments and a qualified crew are to land during the dark.
KLM Cockpit Tales: Part 5 – How pilots communicate with air traffic control – See how cockpit crew communicate with air traffic control during the flight.