Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Dad's job is pretty cool.

I'm tired of the bike, shoes, and swim gear. So, today I will talk about my old man. There is a pretty good chance my Dad's job is cooler then your Dad's job!

So what is it that my Dad does you may ask?

What has 6 million parts, 171 miles of wiring, a wing weight of 95,000 pounds, 63,000pounds of thrust per engine, carries 63,500 pounds of fuel?
Did I mention he holds around 480 souls in his bare hands?

My Dad is a Boeing 747-400 Captain for JAL! I still feel pretty proud when I watch my Dad taxi and takeoff in this MASSIVE of a hollowed out aluminium tube.

Cockpit at 40,000ft over Pacific


It's beautiful.


Night view while over pacific

5 comments:

MarkyV said...

yep... the coffee farmer is pretty bad ass.

what... no mention of guiness?

Bruce Stewart said...

When are you going to get your pilot's license?

James and Lindsay Cotter said...

I have mine already! Just not current at the moment.

Bruce Stewart said...

I thought you might already have some kind of flying license. I don't fly much, but if I do, it's usually JAL between Taiwan, Japan and Hawai'i. Once I met your dad all dressed up about to board the flight at Kona. He said he was just riding as a passenger. Maybe some other time he flew when I was on it.

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