This 2 hour DVD offers you a very unique opportunity to join 6 pilots on a day of training, something otherwise only experienced by the pilots! Training is given by 2 ex-British Airways pilots!
The program starts in the briefing room at London's Gatwick Airport where the training Captain and his crew go over the plans of the day including a pilot flying the 747 for the very first time.
We then depart Gatwick bound for the Manston area where the aircraft will be circling for several hours. Once we reach the area each pilot starts his number of touch and go's which consist of flying the final approach to Manston Airport, landing and rotating right away without stopping followed by a big circle around the area and the next touch and go. Once all pilots are done we make a full landing.
A different kind of cockpit and flight video as a group of pilots perform touch and goes at Manston in order to maintain currency during ‘downtime’ of the OASIS 747. The experience, professionalism and familiarity with the -400 of lead pilot Captain Humphrey is something to behold. His briefings are fluent and comprehensive. He is obviously so at home in the 747 as he guides less familiar pilots through their circuits and touch and goes, imparting his immense competency in the process. Though OASIS is now gone, I saw a clip recently featuring Humphrey and his pilot daughter flying together professionally. There is only one thing that could have improved this superb video—high definition, but that probably wasn’t available when this was filmed...