CEO of the Cockpit #19:
What Makes A Great Captain?
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The road to captainhood is long and tortured, but the primary qualification isn't your skills or your attitude -- it's your seniority. But AVweb's CEO of the Cockpit still thinks it is worth the effort to be a great captain. More

CEO of the Cockpit #18:
Early Learning
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Even grizzled old airline captains have habits they learned when they first started flying, and AVweb's CEO of the Cockpit is no exception. More

CEO of the Cockpit #17:
A Day In The Life
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Most people, or perhaps more accurately, most non-pilots, still think flight crews lead the glamorous life. We know better. And just to remind us, AVweb's CEO of the Cockpit will take us through a most ordinary day in the ordinary life of an airline pilot. More

CEO of the Cockpit #15:
School House Blues
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It's always a challenge to learn to fly a new aircraft, and AVweb's CEO of the Cockpit is not adverse to that, especially because it may be his last upgrade while at the airline. But talk of a looming war makes for good procrastination material when you're tired of studying. More

CEO of the Cockpit #14:
The New Year
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It's been a tough year at the airline, and next year is looking even worse. But AVweb's CEO of the Cockpit knows that one way to break the cycle of gloom is to make resolutions about your own life and let the airline take care of itself. More

CEO of the Cockpit #13:
Professional Courtesy
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It's gonna be an extra-long layover for AVweb's CEO of the Cockpit this holiday season. Lots of time to contemplate what it takes to be a professional — and you can bet it ain't necessarily what "management" thinks it takes. More

CEO of the Cockpit #12:
Jumpseat Rider
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One advantage of being an airline pilot is the use of the cockpit jumpseat, even when flying on personal business. And there are rules, including not speaking until spoken to. Of course, once you get the CEO of the Cockpit started ... . More

CEO of the Cockpit #11:
Career Day
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Do you think it'd be a good idea to invite AVweb's CEO of the Cockpit to speak to students about airline careers? One thing's for sure, he'll tell them what they really should be studying in order to succeed in the front office. More