Ask the Captain: If you’re an airplane junkie, then this column over at USAToday should be great fun. It’s a Q an A written by Meryl Getline (she wrote this book), an airline pilot. In it, she answers some fun questions about the ins and outs of flying a $100 million airplane:
- Can a plane’s cabin run out of air?
- Where do you keep the jet key?
- Why do planes have to dump fuel for emergency landings?
- How common are bird strikes?
Her answers are always fascinating and well-written. She has a personal blog as well: From the Cockpit.