This Is Your Captain Speaking: Stories from the Flight Deck


The secret side of airplane travel, straight from the captain

For everyone from frequent fliers to aviation geeks, travel buffs to nervous travelers, Captain Doug Morris tells you everything you want (and need!) to know about flight.

Captain Doug Morris has been writing for his airline’s inflight magazine for 23 years and has answered a gamut of questions. This Is Your Captain Speaking will draw from his extensive experience and explain everything you ever wanted to know about airline travel such as: Do airliners have keys? What do aircrew get up to on layovers? Why the bumps? This Is Your Captain Speaking caters to the frequent flyer, the nervous flyer, aviation geeks, travel buffs, relatives to airline types, and that nosy neighbor who wonders what airline pilots do. Doug discusses how to become a pilot and the required training in the simulator, and shares passenger anecdotes about unsung heroes (flight attendants) and mile-high memberships.

It’s the A to Z of airline travel with a twist of humor. The flight deck door will always be closed, but Doug exposes the unique aviation world to the public. It’s a must-read before or during your next flight.

“Captain Doug Morris has done a wonderful job explaining many of the mysteries of airline travel while reminding us of its romance. He loves his job, and we can see why!” ― Michael Ott, veteran international captain and aviation safety advocate

“Anyone with an interest in aircraft, aviation, or simply hearing from those with interesting jobs (few jobs can be as varied and well-traveled as that of a pilot) will love this one.” ― Geek Mom

“I loved every second of it.” ― Lady Reading 365 blog

About the Author

Captain Doug Morris flies the B787, a.k.a. the Dreamliner, worldwide for an airline with a maple leaf emblazoned on its livery. He is a meteorologist and has written for his company’s in-flight magazine since 1998. Doug recently completed his master’s degree in Aviation and Aerospace Management at Purdue University (Indiana). He resides in downtown Toronto with his wife and has three adult children. This is his fourth book.

Captain Doug Morris’s other books include:

  • Canadian Aviation Weather
  • Pilot Weather: From Solo to the Airlines


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