Join popular holiday airline, Airtours, in the cockpit for the flight from Manchester International to Dalaman in Southern Turkey.
Running time: 75 minutes
DVD features 43 chapter points
DVD – All regions, PAL
This documentary-style programme will give you a privileged flightdeck perspective of flying an airliner. Join the flight crew in the high-tech cockpit of a Boeing 757 and learn about the cockpit and instruments on this fascinating aircraft
Whether you’re a budding airline pilot or back seat passenger curious to know what goes on during the flight, this is an amazing and unique airliner experience that is not to be missed!
You will join Captain Rex Taylor aboard this Airtours International Boeing 757-200 for a trip to Dalaman (LTBS) in Southern Turkey. The trip starts at Manchester International airport (EGCC) where Rex will invite you on to the flightdeck of the aircraft, call-sign Tourjet 179P.
Once onboard, follow the cockpit briefing, watch engine start-up and observe the many procedures necessary to get the aircraft safely into the air.
You will witness both the take-off and landing from the jump seat, and once in the cruise you will also be given a full guided tour of the cockpit instrumentation including the EADI (Electronic Attitude Director Indicator), EHSI (Electronic Horizontal Situation Indicator), EICAS (Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System). Rex will also show you how the EICAS system works, including the alert, caution and warning operations.
In addition to the guided tour of the ‘office’, you’ll hear the Air Traffic Control for our flight and follow the checklists as we give you the opportunity to explore this fascinating aircraft with an experienced Captain. This programme was filmed using four cameras to give you an unparalleled view of take-off and landing, including external shots.
About the Aircrew
Captain Rex Taylor joined Airtours International as a Training Captain on the MD-83 when the airline commenced operations in 1991. Rex transferred to the B767 and B757 when they were introduced to the company in 1994.
On leaving school at 16, Rex joined Smiths Industries Aviation division as a Mechanical engineering apprentice. After completing his apprenticeship and a Mechanical Engineering Degree, Rex was sponsored by British Airways to learn to fly at Oxford Air Training School.
In 1979 Rex joined the British Antarctic Survey flying De Havilland Twin Otter aircraft on skis throughout the Antarctic. In 1983 Rex joined Jersey European Airways first as a line pilot and later as Chief Training captain and finally as Chief Pilot, before joining Airtours International.
Rex has 12,000 flying hours.
About the Airline
In 1991 Airtours International began commercial flying with just 5 aircraft. Today, it is recognised as one of the leading leisure airlines.