Yes, I have been rather busy getting to be qualified onto the new AirAsia’s aircraft inventory – the Airbus A340. As I have said in my first post, “A pilot with 50 hours of flying experience thinks he knows it all; a pilot with 500 hours knows he knows it all and a pilot with 5000 hours knows he will never know it all.”
So you see, I will never know it all! That’s what makes a pilot strives to learn as much as he can before he hangs up his uniform. Learning never ends if the pilot wants to maintain a good safety record to his name. That said, I am happy to have been finally checked out on the 4-engined bird – the Airbus A340 – probably the last plane that I will ever be qualified on amongst the more than a dozen types of planes that I have flown.
My roster for the month of July includes 4 flights to London (Stansted) and two to Tianjin, China – another new destination for the A340s. So I am gonna be rather tied up to do the things that I like to do as well as contributing to this Blog and thinking of more interesting articles for AirAsia’s Travel 360 Magazine.
Back to Johan’s post here – I am rather impressed by what he wrote as an airlines student pilot. He has displayed a very in-depth knowledge about aviation and the safe operation of an airline. For instance, he dwelt on the topic about the differences on the Airbus versus Boeing issues, what contributes to air safety and the gist about CRM (Crew Resources Management). These are the topics that I have frequently mentioned about in my website. I wish all the new entrants are of his caliber!
Till the next posting, I wish you all the best…