010) An Insider's View into a Commercial Airline Flight

Conducted by a captain with 20 years of commercial flying experience with a major U.S. airline, this class will discuss the planning and execution of a three-hour flight from Newark to Dallas.  We’ll talk about the factors that go into the flight plan process – such as FAA regulations, route choice, fuel considerations, and weather – and discuss who is responsible for approving it.  Then, we will “simulate” the flight itself and discuss how possible changes enroute might affect that plan.