1 ~~~ What’s Air Travel Like Now? Flying The World’s Oldest B777 (26 Years old) ~~~ 117
I was flying Chicago to Denver on United B777. Before my flight, I met up my United friend Mike Hanna, who headed up United Chicago hub operations. He gave me a tour about the new measures taken to make travel cleaner and safer such as social distancing at terminal and lounge, temperature check for all employees, installing of glass shields at check in, the electrostatic spray of cleaning terminal and inside the plane. He also showed me a HEPA filter and explained how air filter system work inside the plane.
Then I flew on the World’s oldest active B777, N774UA, a original Boeing 777-200 A model from Chicago to Denver. The plane was 26.0 years old, line number 002 from Boeing. During my flight, I met up with fellow passengers, pilots and cabin crew to see what’s changed in air travel. I documented the new boarding procedures, the change in food and beverage served onboard and everything. I talked to several passengers about how they feel of flying In the pandemic.
United currently do not have social distancing onboard their planes but said they will alert passengers if the flight is 70% or more full for options.
2 ~~~ Flying Home on Lufthansa B747-8 First Class ~~~
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After 5 months in the US, I finally flew home with Lufthansa B747-8 in First Class! This is first of 2 part episode that focus on my Lufthansa First Class flight from LA to Frankfurt. Lufthansa fortunately retained most of the service and still operating the Boeing 747.
Check out what's changed in current international long haul travel. I discuss whether current air travel is safe inside the video. Is First Class still the same and best way to travel?
You have to wear a mask at all time during the flight except when eating and drinking.
Note: Home for Sam Chui is Dubai ... more details in part 2 (Frankfurt to Dubai)
I did my first solo flight as pilot on July 16th, 2020 at Torrance Zamperini Field, Ca. The requirement for my solo flight was to do 3 full stop landings in the traffic pattern. Before my solo, I received solo endorsement from my flight instructor, passed a medical test and received student pilot certificate from the FAA. The airplane I flew my solo is a 2 seater Sling 2 from Sling Pilot Academy. Take a look how my flight and landing goes? Did I nail those landings?
I shared my solo thoughts and invited lot of good pilot friends such as Kelsey (74Gear), Reza and many Sling Pilot Academy students to share their solo experience and how to navigate pilot training during COVID pandemic.
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