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A Pilot’s Perspective: Climb

This is a Hipmunk guest post from Scott Simko, a U.S. Commercial Airline pilot of over 15 years. His views and opinions are his and his alone and do not represent the airline of his employment or Hipmunk. Our tires have just left the ground. We are airborne. We retract the landing gear and — barring no problems…
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A Pilot’s Perspective: Takeoff

This is a Hipmunk guest post from Scott Simko, a U.S. Commercial Airline pilot of over 15 years. His views and opinions are his and his alone and do not represent the airline of his employment or Hipmunk. Following up on my last post, we are getting ready for push back. Before the door is closed we (the…
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A Pilot’s Perspective: Pre-flight

This is a Hipmunk guest post from Scott Simko, a U.S. Commercial Airline pilot of over 15 years. His views and opinions are his and his alone and do not represent the airline of his employment or Hipmunk. Once the aircraft arrives, we kick it into another gear. Passengers deplane, cockpit and cabin crews swap,…
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