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Boeing 747 Airline Pilot Radio Interview | Morton in the Morning

Boeing 747 Airline Pilot Radio Interview | Morton in the Morning


today’s hit music is on Z90.3 it’s Morton
in the morning and it’s really cool I ask someone to fly to San Diego and join
us on the show his name is Kelsey and you must follow and subscribe his
YouTube channel is called 74 gear it’s not shoes or clothing it’s not that
kind of gear it is 74 Gear, he’s a 747 pilot and his videos cover several
things if you’re interested in flying as a pilot and your student a lot of great
tips there if you’re curious without the way an
airport works away what’s happening on an airplane a lot of great videos there
and if you love movies and wonder is there any way that is real if you’re
watching the dark night and you’re watching them tow a plane through the
sky or maybe Denzel Washington flipping a plane upside down in flight how likely
is that Hollywood versus reality it’s all on his channel you must subscribe to
74 gear thank you for coming on the show thanks so much I appreciate it so where
are you most of the time when you’re flying and like I oh good do you find
yourself in the United States the most are other countries how often do you fly cargo versus passengers I would say probably about 90% of my flying is
actually cargo or more maybe 95 and as far as where I go in the world we
literally go everywhere have you ever been in like places you’re like boy if I
got stranded here I wouldn’t know how to find my way home like okay I’m and
vladislav awk rush-hour yeah I mean I was in Kazakhstan which is not a normal
place that you would normally go to you talked about in that Air Force one video
that I did on the Air Force One movie they talked about getting out of Kazakhstan
and I was there and we ended up on an overnight there it was it was really
cool though do you stay at weird hotels and stuff when you’re in Kazakhstan it’s
not like you’re Trip Advisor’s yeah it’s just not a normal we stop there a lot
for fuel what’s called a tech stop you’ll stop for fuel but we don’t
normally lay over there but I got a I got a layover there it wasn’t very long
those maybe like 14 15 hours something like that did you go out and eat and go
yeah I personally when I land somewhere I’ll just go wander around in the city
just to see what unless it says specifically don’t go wander around yeah so it’s when you go to land these
places often these are places you’ve never seen with your eyes so yeah as a
747 pilot how much of it does it have to be visual or is your like hey I know my
math on this so we’re good you know an area in airports and airports an airport
so the okay we know roughly hey this is what its gonna be like and then once we
get on the ground we have charts that a hey we’re gonna take the plane here
we’re gonna park there and then we have a lot of ground support that is there to
take care of us okay so have you ever flown in somewhere and you just couldn’t
believe with your eyes what you’re seeing out of the plane that comes to
mind immediately I mean one of the very first times that I flew the 747 I was
going from Buenos Aires Argentina into Santiago Chile I was flying over the
Andes and the moon had lit the mountains up and it was my first time actually
flying the plane and I was just looking out the window flying and thinking I
can’t believe I’m getting paid to do this do I cannot believe this is this is
real life the first time you landed a 747 yeah were you sweating yeah I mean you always we do a lot of simulator training before we go actually fly the real plane
that was into Santiago is the first place I landed you’re a little bit
nervous but yeah yeah it’s I wasn’t sweating but yeah you have everybody
there you have a special captain that’s there watching you and then there was
two other pilots that were along on the flight just for the length of the flight
you had to have extra pilots on there so you know all three of them are watching
you and judging you yeah but uh I mean I’ve done it the same I you know I’ve
had it with four hundred something people on the planes though Wow yeah
we’re talking to Kelsey he’s a 747 pilot he flies around the world cargo and
passengers and he has a great youtube channel called 74 gear that really
gives you kind of an inside view of well from the cockpit back if you’re a
passenger on a plane you probably have a lot of questions and wonder what’s going
on like here I’ll give you one right after takeoff you’ll hear a bong bong
and people always jump because you can feel it in the floorboards of the plane
and you feel like okay did something just happen did the bottom fall out what
is that that’s usually just the gear coming up I think it’s probably what
you’re referring to it’s the gear coming up into the wheels
the wheels can do a wheel well and then there’s a different different planes
different things but usually hooks in there so it comes in and it hooks and
the other thing that people are sometimes asked about is you’ll hear the
engines wind back right when it’s climbing out why are the engines coming
back are we supposed to be taking off full blast yeah so they pull back the engines a little bit once you get up to a certain
altitude the engines relieved a little because you can kind of feel yourself
like sit back in your seats exactly exactly interesting when people are
flying on the plane I hear all kinds of rules like oh you can’t stand here you
can’t do this what’s the biggest misconception people have when they’re
flying about what they should be doing what they can do what they can’t do and
obviously definitely can’t knock on the cockpit with a complaint right I mean
really the main thing is listening to the flight attendants when they tell you
to do something is because that’s gonna be from the from the flight deck going
back and that’s the big misconception sometimes they’ll fight back with the
flight attendants the flight sense will come back to us and if we have to go
back and have a talk then that’s usually never a good thing have you had to do
that yeah we’ve had to go back and make an announcement I’ve had to go and do
those and it’s never it’s such a delicate situation because you don’t
want to call out one person or make somebody feel uncomfortable so usually
you’ll to stay the tough flight since like hey let them know that captain or let them know the pilots say you need to comply with this like if you’re sitting on the
bulkhead where there’s no seat in front of you yes you can’t have your big bag
on the floor there right it doesn’t work so another question I have is when you
hear the pilots they all do this and I’m not saying they’ll go that’s exactly you
know I made this video and we talked about that and it’s a
thing that pilots do and I don’t know why we do it but it’s it’s something
that every pilot does and you cuz you just keep that mic open the whole time
shall I go yeah usually when we’re doing it it’s because well when I’m doing it
we’re flying so I’m listening in one ear to what air traffic control is saying
I’m listening to what’s in watching what’s going on while looking at
information for example the airport you’re going into so you’ll be going to
that Airport you’ll be looking at it and say alright we’re headed out to a San
Diego current weather and you’re looking for stuff while you’re listening to
stuff while you’re watching stuff so there’s a lot that’s going on and and
that’s usually part of why now why don’t we just be quiet I don’t know
interesting how come the other guys not saying talking to the people on the
plane and you’re talking and listening to what else is happening externally no
so what well if I’m making announcement while we’re flying the other pilot is
handling the radios and flying the plane okay so you are doing them that is
you’re still listening but I’m still listening to hear what’s going on
because if they say you know descend to 10,000 feet I want to know why like I
see the guys spinning the knob to go to 10,000 what’s happening with our
aircraft I have another question when I see pilots in the airport I’m always
like oh I thought you had like a secret bus you get on that takes you around the
back and you just get off it and get on the plane it’s not like that you get off
of the curb yeah most the time there are some airlines in some places in the
world where we’ll get off and we’ll have a special entrance and a way to get to
the plane most airports you just got to go right
through like San Diego if you’re a pilot and you’re gonna fly a 747 to Seattle
mm-hmm and you wake up you leave the hotel you just walk in and go through
security in so if you’re flying cargo we’ll go obviously go to a different
side of the airport if we’re flying let’s take troops out of
here then yeah we’ll go through the normal side and then we have a special
line that we go through where they check our credentials to verify that we are
who we are so we don’t have to take all of our stuff off and do the TSA dance
that’s what I was gonna say I must because that would wear you out as a
pilot cuz you’re in so many airports you’re like I can’t take it plus you
know you know we might be going through with the water or we have liquids bigger
than the three ounces all the different rules that people have to comply with it
would be hard for us to do that plus we’ll have two maybe three bags
thus it’s and it’s a speed thing you know if we have to stand in that line
for 20 or 30 minutes right now the flights are delayed that’s not gonna
work okay so you have it so you just got front of the line basically we got the
Fast Pass for everything when you see people getting on and off the plane I
always see the pilots standing there and they’re like oh man welcome to Seattle
welcome to it dude Bret you do that I do I like to do that some pilots don’t like
to do that I personally do I do how come sometimes what’s happening is
once you land if you’ve got another flight that you have to go to and you’re
not staying with your flight attendants in some airlines the pilots and flight
attendants are always getting split up so if you land and you have another
flight to get to a lot of times you’ll just grab your bags and walk okay get to
the other plane and start setting up for your next flight that’s interesting and
I don’t why don’t they have you stick together just because you guys are
ending up at different places at the end of the day in some cases when we do our
packs flights our passenger flying we are staying together because we’ll do a
long flight so that day’s over we’re done we’re talking at Kelsey has a
YouTube channel called 7:00 for gear you definitely subscribe if you have any
curiosity about flying what’s happening in the plane while you’re going what’s
happening at the airport why things take so long how things get done this channel
explains a lot of it and one of my favorite parts is the hollywood versus
reality so if you love hollywood movies that include flying Air Force One flight
castaway there’s really interesting insight to how much is that hollywood
versus how much is real and I love that about your channel when you see people
getting on the plane and just seeing it ya know that guy I know what that
person’s gonna do yep because we have there’s one girl that always gets on
every plane a gypsy gypsy yeah they have six bags slung around them that they’re
not gonna put in the overhead they’ve got Taco Bell at 6:00 a.m. they
look hungover and they’re wearing like some form of sweats headphones they’ve
got a lot going on right right you see it every flight I’ve seen every play and
you know the thing is is I understand for people they’re not in an airport a
lot and it’s been like this I talked to my aunt who was a flight attendant here
in San Diego she flew for PSA which is way back into my and we were talking
about this stuff that I experience now and she goes it was the same back then
70s 80s people just show up to the airport and they’re just they instantly
blanked out they’re lost and they just come in and start staring and they do
stuff that you would never normally do in real life what’s the most bizarre
thing that comes to mind I had a guy once I was walking through the airport
and he literally walked up to me goes do you know what gate my flight is leaving
out of and just looked at me I said I know I would how would I know that he
goes okay and he just started walking off and I was like no bro come here
where are you going what airline you’re flying and I found his flight you know
it’s nice of you yeah you just became the captain to the airport like pilots
were in the airports all the time but we’re in a lot of airports so we don’t
necessarily know where that thing is that you’re looking for do you how many
airports do you know by heart oh I don’t know I moved through airports all the
time so I’m able to move through an airport really fast just because it’s
something I’m very comfortable with something I know very well are they
designed similarly or no okay very different I’ve messed up before I was in
it was in Korea I had this weird long transition layover between a flight and
getting on a commercial flight and I I took this train I had this train that
would go to one terminal but only went to that terminal didn’t go back I didn’t
know I had four hours in the airport so I was just bored and walking around I
got off this train and I said hey how do I get that on that train back I said how
did you get over here I mean I had my crew badge and I had everything so they
had to like get an escort to escort me all the way back to the other side knows
like okay oh my god how do you have a train that goes one way not the other
way when you’re in the plane in year we’re talking to Kelsie’s a 747 pilot he
flies passengers he flies cargo he’s flown around the world when someone’s
flying and they experience turbulence yeah what’s really happening and how
dangerous is it cuz it’s frightening but like if you’re in the back of a plane
and you experience turbulence do you get scared no well I mean I did when I was a
kid yeah there was a time when I was on a flight
I remember I was looking out the window and the wings were just flexing so much
I thought that it can’t be good because these things get tested we have a
parameter that we’re allowed to fly into a speed that we’re allowed to fly into
so there’s there’s never going to be a situation where a plane’s gonna break up
because of turbulence so when you’re on the plane and you’re feeling turbulence
the guys up in the cockpit aren’t going oh no I and I actually talked about in
one of my videos because when we’re flying cargo and we hit turbulence we
don’t even slow down we’re just like yeah let it roll because I’ve noticed
that when you’re flying sometimes you’ll hear what the turbulence starts and the
engines wind down a little bit makes you think like oh or what’s happening yeah
and that just is to make the right smoother for everybody that that’s it
there’s a parameter in which the plane is set at this speed it can handle any
any level of turbulence so in some cases the planes will slow down a little bit
but that’s usually for passenger comfort not for anything else so when we’re
flying cargo and we’re you know seven four ply is really fast we’ll just be
ripping and it’ll be bouncy and we just keep going and you know if somebody
might be sleeping in the back I’m gonna start laughing like ha ha what has there
been a turbulent so extreme that if you weren’t buckled in you would have hit
your head on the ceiling yeah I mean I was actually a long time ago I was
flying into Austin and I wasn’t on the seven-four I was flying an older plane
it was a propeller plane and the turbulence was so bad it was either
somewhere around a hurricane it come come into Texas and I couldn’t even see
the instruments we were slamming around so hard I could even see the instruments
and we it was a small plane and I was flying with a guy who is an old Vietnam
era b-52 bomber pilot oh it was me and him flying together and he had just
obviously tons of experience and we’re bouncing around so hard I couldn’t even
see the gauges and I said PJ ik I can’t see the gauges I can’t see what’s going
on right now and he said yeah I’m either okay he goes but you know why I’m not
scared I said no why he goes because we’re at 3,000 feet in Texas we’re not
gonna hit anything say that people like ya when you’re in
the in the air your are much safer because you’re not connected to anything
there’s no pavement underneath you there’s no barriers around you yeah it
would have to be another plane hitting you and that’s hard to happen yeah I
mean we have so much safety you have two people who have tons of training in
flying that aircraft you have air traffic control looking after you you
have all the different things in our cockpit that in the flight deck we have
things so we can see the planes that around us if they’re climbing or
descending and then there’s a system that’s designed to tell you if there is
the possibility of a collision it tells one plane to go up and the other plane
to go down I mean there’s so much backup to make sure that they’re everybody’s
safe on the plane it’s it’s incredible now I’ve heard that pilots we’re talking
to Kelsie’s a 747 pilot he has a youtube channel seven four gear subscribe I’ve
heard that pilots when things are going wrong they don’t yell they’re trained to
speak in in calm easy understandable terms even fighter pilots because
otherwise it just makes everyone freaked out is that true they make you practice
that no it’s not something that you get a class on talking okay calmly it’s just
this stage of the game you know flying a 17-2 can see you know when it comes to
weather or whatnot so you know we do a lot of training let’s say on an engine
failure or an engine fire and things like that so we’ve seen a lot of it and
obviously if you’re screaming that dynamic is not going to help things so
it’s just more like hey this happened and now for everything in aviation you
do this you have this situation it’s immediately you do this thing and it’s
it’s scripted you don’t let pilots just let’s let’s you know grab this thing and
do that thing it’s just not so hey we always hear this every time a Tom Cruise
movie comes out oh I’m a pilot I fly this and I fly that and I did loop the
loops in a helicopter for Mission Impossible right no accurate do you
think it is that he’s that skilled of a pilot I mean I’ve never seen him fly so
III don’t know but you know in my from what I’ve seen from him he seems to over
prepare for everything so for every movie that he does he seems
that he’s taking every type of possible training to be the best you know a
firearms guy for a Mission Possible movie so I’m guessing if he’s gonna be
flying a plane he’s probably yeah watch the last Mission Impossible and he was
doing like barrel rolls in a helicopter I thought man I don’t know about that
that seems like a little bit then I would take it right I don’t know I’ve
never seen him fly so I can’t really say but there’s a lot of things you can do
in aviation I mean I’ve seen helicopters do that stuff
O’Reilly never flown a helicopter but I have friends that you know mill guys
that do let me ask you this question of Hollywood movies yeah most realistic
movie involving flight most unrealistic movie like that’s not even close like
soul I’ll do everything when you watch movies oh do you obviously because on
your channel on YouTube channel for gear you talk about which movies are
realistic and which are not right what comes to mind you just watch it and said
this isn’t even close to anyway rational I mean I usually when I’m watching a
movie I obviously part of you thinking like no that’s not even remotely
possible but I can usually watch it and just enjoy the movie could you know I
know this is for entertainment you know you watch castaway for example there’s
some things that are very realistic in that when that plane crash that happened
in the beginning there’s some stuff that’s very realistic and then there’s
other things like that would never happen you know the there’s a scene that
I actually took out because the video got so long where the engines on the
water floating and it was spooling up and that’s not even possible I think
they clip out because I thought nobody would imagine that an engine and now spool up its I got nothing he’s
got no fuel it’s got nothing and it just hit a wall of water but I took that
scene out but a lot of people saying well why did you take that see now that
I was curious if that would even be possible I thought how would an engine
that’s not hooked up to anything just spool up by itself well that’s my next
question when I saw the movie flight with Denzel Washington and he flips a
plane upside down is that possible like could you fly a 747 upside down if you
had to the thing is is that there’s obviously that’s not something the
planes are tested for is it possible that it could happen yeah I mean there
is that guy who stole that plane that q400 up in Seattle yeah if you told me
you’re gonna take a cue 400 and do a loop-the-loop I would have said yeah I
don’t I don’t think that’s gonna work well but he did so these planes are
super strong and what could happen I don’t know obviously there’s never a
scenario in which I’m gonna really try to flip the plane upside down in real
life I mean in the simulator sometimes we just the other day I just finished my
annual training for what they call upset training so you’re flying through heavy
turbulence or things like that and they can put it at different volumes the guy
in the back is programming all those different stuff and he basically started
to roll the plane and I tried to get it to roll back and it wouldn’t roll back
so I said all right here we go and I yanked it to try to spin it all the way
upside down and roll it around he’s like no I don’t want to do that no you stop
so I didn’t get a C it get all the way inverted Wow I got it almost I got it
probably about 120 hundred thirty degrees do you think it could in real
life that plane would it I mean a lot of stuff will get broken yeah yeah it’s not
it’s not built for that but like I said there’s planes there was a plane that
they survived they were right behind a large aircraft and they they got rolled
like three times and they ripped a bunch of stuff off but they landed Wow it was
a private as a private jet wow that’s are there things that pilots don’t talk
to each other we’re talking – Kelcey 747 pilot are there things that you don’t
talk to each other about because like if you’re in the airport you know hey don’t
say don’t make bomb jokes not funny not to talk about are there things you
guys don’t talk about at all no I mean up on the flight deck we’re
it’s I mean there’s three things that I won’t bring up when I’m at work which is
you know religion politics and money those are things that I just personally
don’t ring up just because I don’t wanna have a yeah bad work environment
especially being in a cockpit going anywhere
possibly 14 hours before 15 hours with for four people yeah you don’t want to
have a tension for that long you don’t have anywhere else can you
ever see a pilot come in and you’re like oh here comes the farter or here’s the
guy with the bad breath or I mean you got to fly with all different people
yeah yeah I’ve had a bunch of guys there was a guy used to fly with and he and I
were great his name okay good friends but I remember we were flying together
and all of a sudden I just smelt this massive fart and I was like oh my gosh
and I looked over you know those you know those things where you can open up
the valve above you on the plane to bill hair down we have a bunch of those
throughout the throughout the flight deck and I looked over and he was
directing it at me and just laughing is that gonna go through the whole plane
then no I mean it’s just a flirt you know but I don’t know a cat there was a
cat that was in a cat carrier that took a dump on a plane while we’re sitting on
the tarmac waiting yeah and you could physically you couldn’t see it but you
could physically see it affecting people as it was moving forward because it hit
your nostrils really oh you know how cat poop is so bad our row like 29 is like
oh then you could see 28 yeah and it made it to like row six or four like it
made it a long ways it was bad yeah luckily there’s so much air moving
through those planes you know let me ask you this when you’re on a when you’re
waiting why isn’t there air conditioning on the plane gets so hot when you’re
sitting there waiting so part of the problem with that is is that there there
there is air conditioning sometimes you’ll see those big yellow things that
are coming up to the bottom of the plane yes that’s an air conditioning card but
if everybody’s leaving their windows open that is like a greenhouse it’s just
baking that plane and in some cases if the planes been sitting there for
two hours that air-conditioning cart hasn’t been hooked up the whole time
when you see I’ve got a ton a question so I’m sure yeah when you see another
plane crash happen yeah and you’re looking at it and you obviously have a
studied eye because it’s what you do you think oh I know exactly what that
experience was like for those passengers you can vividly imagine like we don’t
really know cuz we don’t know what the planes gonna be doing but you could you
know there’s those TV shows air crash investigations and I’ve had friends say
like I can I can never watch those I’ve watched almost all of them and I do it
more from a standpoint of what can I learn from this yeah what mistakes
because a lot of accidents are actually pilot induced so I want to know what
mistakes they made so I can think for myself I don’t want to create that same
mistake yeah and so when do you because I forget what was the plane that got all
of the the planes grounded but I know that it looked like the plane went up
and then down up in like several times before it finally made contact with the
ground I thought boy those passengers on that plane really went for a
rollercoaster before that was over yeah and they were well aware of okay this
isn’t gonna work out there’s obviously times where you just I’m sure there’s
been cases where you think this is not gonna work out well and honestly like
slowly I think would be an example of that I think if you’re up there and it’s
just dead silent those injured aren’t Pirin you have to be thinking this is
gonna be very uncomfortable what do you think the day you heard of Scilly when
you heard about that we like whoa yeah I was I was like wow it’s pretty pretty
impressive and and I have friends that work at American and so you know I kinda
had some insight in insight on what was going on over there I mean that’s a it’s
a tough situation to be in and that you know what I say to people is you can
call me here or not a hero it’s whatever but it’s hard to argue with the results
right you have no engines and you were able to get everybody to live and you
know some people say oh you should have made it back to the airport you should I
said look at the end of the day you can replace a plane but you know 155 people
said everybody lived you can’t argue with the results
how hard was it what he did in terms of let’s say regardless of going to another
Airport of that putting a plane down on the Hudson River how hard is that yeah I
mean he had some things that were working to his advantage meaning that it
was clear it wasn’t a really windy day you know so he had
some things that were to banja you know if no I’ve flown into New York where you
can’t see that you can barely see the ground so that was the situation it
would obviously be a much harder thing but you know in a clear day landing on
the water that is there’s been a lot of cases where guys have tried to lay on
the water it just didn’t work out so that he made that work out and that the
whole crew including Jeff who was the copilot the first officer and all the
flight attendant said that he all work together he everybody off the plane and
evacuated it’s a I mean that’s why it’s called The Miracle on the Hudson it was
a real team effort and with air traffic control as well trying to give him
options trying to give him ideas it’s it’s not something that I think is
easily replicated but then there was the crash in Russia just a few weeks ago
where they had that bird strikes in both engines and they’ve landed in a
cornfield which is a little bit easier than water just because it’s not round
yeah yeah cuz if you clip a wing on the water you could just cartwheel the plane
which is what happened I think to eat the open a while there yeah you see that
video of that plane like oh wow and then the ocean it’s harder because you have
more choppy water more movement exactly you have the waters moving around so
that’s something that obviously flying over the ocean a lot is something that
we have to run through our heads okay this were to happen this is what we’re
gonna have to do and an air traffic control I know a guy had a situation
where they thought they might have to ditch in the ocean and air traffic
controllers relaying okay you have about 40 miles ahead of you here so you could
try to get down near something or a boat could get you and rescue you and so air
drive controls really our best friend and they’re also you know they’re
they’re primarily for our safety to help us get our plane where we need to go let
me ask you this is there a safer place to sit on the plane cuz people go it’s
go sit at the tail it’s so much safer does it make a difference or it guess it
depends on what’s happening to the plane right exactly I think that there’s been
research that says hey in this statistically it’s safer to sit
I think it’s towards the rear section of the aircraft but it’s just luck of the
draw if your plant in a crash you know I wouldn’t make my seat choice based off I
think this plane might crash I’m gonna sit here if not really how I walk onto
an aircraft how do you guys have do you guys have parachutes absolutely but we
don’t present passengers just oh no there’s no parachutes no
there’s nothing there and I think that would be a little bit messed up right if
we had parachutes and nobody else then why couldn’t everybody have parachutes
the thing is those planes are pressurized so the reality is there’s
not gonna be a scenario most most crashes you’re not gonna be 20,000 feet
okay let’s depressurize the plane and let everybody run and jump out of the
plane the plane depressurize is how long do you have before you pass out or your
your altitude kind of like in that cast the weight thing I talked about because
they had an explosive decompression which is different than a slow
decompression so let’s say a window pops out on a plane and you’re flying over
the u.s. you’re going to Chicago from San Diego near what would you be 30,000
feet later yeah and a window pops out what’s gonna happen in the plane the
planes always gonna get very loud you’re probably gonna have a lot of myths
that’s gonna happen your oxygen master gonna drop and then the pilots are most
likely gonna pull the engines back and that’s deep gonna go into a steep dive
okay we’re aiming to get to about 10,000 feet as quickly as possible because at
that altitude everybody’s gonna be able to breathe regardless of what’s going on
so the most important thing is keep everybody live yeah keep the lunataks oh
and there’s a passenger just get oxygen I guess of course get your oxygen mask
done truthfully even if you were to pass out right there because you panicked
we’re gonna get down to 10,000 feet and you know a couple minutes so you’re
gonna be fine can somebody I was told that there’s no way while you’re in the
middle of the air flying somebody could open it like a door on a 747 yeah that’s
true why is that it’s because of the pressure that’s being pushed internally
outwards on the door you’ll notice most doors open inward yeah they do that for
a reason so you can’t just grab the latch and throw it open so if somebody’s
up there yanking on it earrings good I mean people are gonna tackle them
because don’t do that yeah yeah nobody wants to see you messing with the door
but yeah you could do all you want but you know thirty thousand feet it’s not
gonna do anything bad news because I just decided hey I’m gonna get up and
get out so okay that’s good to know that it’s
not gonna so that emergency exits gonna open after decompression not before yeah
you wouldn’t it just the pressure that’s pushing out on that it’s just not gonna
work I mean there’s been cases where I’ve recently read some where a guy was
looking for the bathroom and somehow you went to the main cabin
door it was like trying to yank on the door and he I don’t know why you would
think that the door but I’ve had people you know when when people are walking
onto the plane and they want to use the bathroom as soon as they get on the
plane I don’t know why because there was a terminal there and they had a but you
know I’ve had him walk up onto the flight deck looking for the bathroom
and I’m like you can go the bathroom but it’s gonna get pretty awkward for
everyone so you know people get lost there on the plane you know they do it
once every four or five years that just not what they’re used to so so I
understand so I try to be understanding to people of that situations but I don’t
know why if I was looking at a door with a window that was looking outside that I
would think that that’s the bathroom but it happened do when people are in an
airport and say like you have a flight and you pull in we’re talking to Kelsey
it’s a 747 pilot when he has a YouTube channel 7 for gear my question is when
you pull in to the airport you’re like man I got 5 minutes to make my other
flight right is who do you talk to to tell like hey um tell them I’m on my way specifically about this because ok I’ll
see people when I’m riding as a passenger in the back sometimes I’m not
in uniform just in civilian clothes and I’ll see them like hey can you call the
pilots and let them know to call ahead to my other flight to let them know that
I’m five minutes late that’s just not how it works yeah one we’re not going to
do that because we’re busy doing this flying the airplane thing and to the
gate agents the people who are boarding another flight their system lets you
know or lets them know where your plane is how far behind you are and it gets
this color-coded system so they can see if you’re late they can see they’ll let
the pilots know hey you’ve got 20 people that are on this flight that are
connecting on to your flight and then between the airline and the pilots they
can kind of make a decision all right we’ll wait 10 minutes for them to get
over here ok so if you’re one person you the only person that’s late and you got a
20 minute run it’s sorry yeah you’re probably not gonna make it but you know
the reality is there’s a lot of built-in time there’s a lot of built-in time so I
have had people where we’re landing 10 minutes early and I’m sitting in the
back of the plane no like I need to get off I’m not gonna make my connection and
I’m thinking we just we got here 10 minutes early how did you book this
flight if you don’t have early I don’t understand how that’s possible but yeah
sometimes people miss read boarding time is departure time so that blows that’s
different yes ok see boarding time it’ll say like
you know 8:45 in big letters and then departure time will be 9:15 but they see
8:45 and they don’t put it together ok so think that planes pulling away right
then and I’m gonna have to make a jump have you ever had to stop a plane and
let someone get on what after you’ve backed away does that happen or would
you have to pull back up to the gate and get on there so if you got to go back to
the gate and I’ve had to do that once I had a lady who was the very last
passenger we had waited for her to get on the plane and she ran on the plane
and then we were taxiing out to takeoff in Chicago I think which is a pretty
busy Airport and she’s the flight attendant calls us that hey she checked
a bag and if she put all of her medications in that bag ok it’s a
45-minute flight is she okay to go 45 minutes the flight
attendant came back and said no she says she needs the bag so we to go back to
the gate and it’s a big deal we gotta go back to the gate special gate agents got
to be there we got to get a gate to go to it’s a big or go you know a big thing
to get it and then we got to have something to go get her bag so I
actually went down downstairs to help find this bag because my god yeah I did
get go I’m not trying to hang out on the ground yeah yeah yeah do you like it
when people compliment you on your landing getting off or you like you know
I couldn’t already know cuz that’s what I do like no I I like that I mean who
doesn’t that’s what we’re judge on which is it’s only a small percentage of our
job I’m also pretty good at landing so it’s something that I put a lot of care
into I flew private charter before okay so it’s a you know and that they
sometimes you’ll get tips based off of how how’s me with your landings are oh
really yeah so if you’re if you’re pounding your landings in you’re not
getting paid and you might get fired all day and it’s
like okay as long as you don’t exceed the limitation so I just I still fly
like that i when I when I do my packets flying now with a bunch even if we
troops or we do VIPs I always tried it or even if I’m playing Freight I still
try to land it smooth it’s just my it’s just my nature what’s the coolest thing
you ever as a cargo pilot flew like would you take some where did you take a
nuclear missile probably not but or maybe the second coolest thing guessing
the coolest thing you can’t say a lot of stuff and I don’t know what I can and
can’t say I mean I’ve had I’ve had everything we’ve had gold bullion we’ve
had really we’ve had a Plane full of cash
like just piles and I mean hundred thousand pounds of just money that’s
like that’s like I’d love to go back and take photos with those things like this
is me with a hundred thousand pounds of money but I can’t do that
yeah it’s confidential yeah exactly have you ever flown someone famous and got to
meet him yeah I have flown can you say any of them or is it confident you think
it’s confidential yes and I’ve had flight attendants we had a wrapper
once on a flight and the flight attendant she was an older lady and she
came up she goes I think I have so-and-so on the plane and I said really
you know I went back there and looked I was like yeah that’s him she’s like I’m
so hip I made him some robitussin my last question for you is what should
people when they’re flying on a plane what should they be fearful of if this
happens then things are serious but before then just don’t worry about it if
you hear your pilots screaming it’s time to get scared no really everything that we do and
that’s what I say in some of my videos is we don’t have an ejection seat we
don’t have a parachute or anything up there
we’re not gonna get on a plane that we don’t feel safe and we’re not gonna find
anything that we don’t feel safe so unless you hear them screaming or
something like that you’re probably gonna be fine Wow yeah I’m not trying to
die flying to Des Moines Iowa either so yeah you know if I’m if I’m up there if
I’m flying that I’m doing it because I feel this is gonna be just fun and one
bonus question all right what is your favorite airport in the world if
somebody was gonna go to an airport you’re like wow this just blows every
other Airport away this is really something else
man favorite Airport I don’t know I’d have to really think about that I mean I
I’d like every Airport for the most part it’s there everyone is different you
know everyone has got its own cool things I like going to new airports
which some pilots don’t but that’s just the world that I live in we fly to a lot
of random places I like that new I don’t know quite what to expect excitement you
know when you go to a new city and you go to explore on vacation that’s kind of
what I feel like my job is like hey you’re going to hear in the Middle East
are you going to hear in Africa you’re going here in South America I’m like oh
this is different and I don’t know quite what to expect I enjoy that challenge so
in favorite city San Diego of course no Kelsey has a YouTube channel it’s called
7:00 for Gary’s a 747 pilot and if we haven’t covered it all here trust me he
does on his channel you need to subscribe watch leave comments he loves
to get feedback and can ask you something are and there’s a new Top Gun
coming could you do a Hollywood versus reality Top Gun please yeah I know I
know that’s on demand and I and I want to do and I’m trying to line up I’m
trying to get some people on to do this with me to make it really cool okay I’m
it’s on the list right we’ll look for it yeah Kelsey thanks for coming by Lou
thanks for having me I appreciate him

69 comments on “Boeing 747 Airline Pilot Radio Interview | Morton in the Morning

  1. Hey Kelsey. Love your channel. You should do a video about the 'bare foot bandit'. It'd be interesting to know how much information one could get simply from a Flight Simulator Program.

  2. Now that you're famous, would you sign my breast? All kidding aside, I'm a ASEL in Nor Cal and completely enjoy your videos. You are doing so much to advance aviation to EVERYBODY.

  3. That was a very cool interview. My son is thinking aviation and has a class he's taking right now. I've sent him a few of your videos. Great info!

  4. No tour buses, boat rides or museums for you. Pop into a radio station and abracadabra; interview time!!! That'll boost your subscribers. Nicely done!!!

  5. I just was in Seattle. And had the opportunity to drive by boeing's facilities there, and I actually saw two Dreamlifters parked there!! That was my first time seeing those, and they were pretty cool!

  6. Great interview. You never explained in any of your prior videos about how you started in PAX 747s but now you are mostly cargo.

  7. Great interview, Kelsey! Love your personality. 😊 BTW, my educated guess regarding the "uhhhhhhh" is that you are trying to "maintain frequency." In other words, because you are trying to switch back and forth in the brain so much between focus items (there is no actual thing as multi-tasking in the brain – it is just a series of super-quick focal changes), you may be doing the "uhhhh" as a filler to keep your place with what you want to say (keeping the frequency open instead of letting that frequency switch to another). At least that's my theory. πŸ€”

  8. Man! You look even more serious in that photo than on your videos!! Nice long interview. Turning into a celebrity. Good for you.

  9. About a plane rolling over, did you know the story of pilot Tex Johnston? He did a roll over with a 707 dash 80 back in 1955 just to test how save the plane was. The film is on You Tube. So technically it's possible but I'm not so sure with a 747πŸ₯Ί.
    Anyway really nice interview πŸ‘

  10. 74! I'm going to fly from Sweden ARN to Thailand BKK and I have a choice here I can fly 747-400 (I use to fly this when I was younger) Or I can fly the normal 777 that I normally fly. What would you fly? And what would you recommend me to fly with?

  11. In a recent blog with Linda, you said pilot s often say a long "Ahhhhh" because they are watching the instruments and think about what what they actually have to think about. Rather than distracting the pilot, why don't the flight attendants say this (rather unnecessary) greetings?
    As a passenger who flies fairly often, I never listen to this gibberish anyway. Of course I realize that you talk to us when you are less busy, but obviously you are busy enough to keep checking your instruments. Either cut it out or let the attendent say it.

  12. Hi Kelsey, great long, entertaining episode. I have a question about heavy planes in general. Since stall speed is relative to load factor which varies will total weight, how do you know the weight of a plane before you take off. I'm learning weight and balance for a Cessna 152, which I just add up the stuff on the plane. But, with hundreds of people and bags, how is that computed accurately?

  13. My top five pilots are Grumpy Buffalo Joe, Sully, Skiles, Flight Chops an Kelsey. I'd relax in my economy seat much more with any of those guys. If you could choose only one! Who would you have a beer with? No way only one, I'd want to sit an watch them all together ;))

  14. Great interview Kelsey! I just love your wonderful sense of humor. πŸ˜‚. Laughter is the best medicine! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  15. Damn, Kelsey was really serious throughout the interview, he didn't giggle like his radio hosts did. I was thinking come on man loosen up a little, give that little girl giggle at least once. Anyone else notice Kelsey was extremely serious in this interview, even when they were talking about the funny parts in his videos??. πŸ€”

  16. I couldn’t be happier for you sir, I hope the success continues. You have the perfect personality to take this channel a long way.

  17. Kelsey, did you fly passengers or cargo into San Diego? I don't usually hear of many 747's flying in or out. I know BA has one, but not many others. It was a beautiful weekend weatherwise.

  18. Speaking of meeting famous people on airplanes….
    My former girlfriend, who shall remain nameless, ( because I am still afraid of her )
    worked for a large US Airline in International pricing. She told me one day she was feeling a bit bored
    so she accessed the computer to show what flights were flagged because they were carrying celebrities.
    " J " found that Anthony Perkins was scheduled on a flight out of Denver in a few days. So she took a personal day
    and flew up to Denver and somehow had herself seated on the same flight as Anthony Perkins in the seat next to him.

    She said he was very nice and they had a nice chat flying from Denver to LAX. The irony of the actor who has played
    so many creepy roles like when he played Norman in " Psycho " was sitting next to a woman who one ( not necessarily me " J " )
    might say was wrapped a little too tight.

  19. I’m your biggest fan Kelsey! The perfect balance of charisma, intelligence and humour. Congrats for such a great interview. Hugs from Buenos Aires, Argentina 😘😘😘😘😘

  20. Your channel's blow'n' up! Congratulations on all the success. Thank-you for the outstanding content and wonderful sense of humor. I hope to be a pilot like that someday.

  21. This is great. Your channel has helped increase my aviation knowledge so much which has helped with my flying anxiety.

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