I love when major networks do documentaries about aviation, no matter what area of aviation they cover. I think I’ve seen every single episode of Air Crash Investigation. But I also love shows that give you an inside look into airline operations.
ITV in the UK has a series at the moment called “EasyJet: Inside The Cockpit.” The series gives you an awesome inside look into how pilot training works at EasyJet in a variety of ways.
The documentary covers everything from their initial ground training, to their simulator training, to their training in actual A320s before they have passengers, to their first flights with passengers. I don’t have a very long attention span for TV, but I watched both of the first episodes back-to-back.
I imagine there will be more episodes coming, but so far here are two episodes for those interested:
Most interesting to me was seeing the trainee pilots all pile into an Airbus to practice their landings. It’s especially cool that one of them was only 20. I also enjoyed seeing Cornelius on his first day flying passengers.
If you’re an aviation geek and have 1-2 hours, I’d highly recommend watching the first couple of episodes.
Anyone else love this series as much as I do?