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This time we listen to a few stories from Mike Arthur and his friend Mark Macario, with the overall theme that being a captain for a commercial airline is not as easy as it may seem.

The above image shows one of the 747 that Cathay Pacific Airlines flew while Mike was one of their captains.

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Mike Arthur

Below are some pictures of Mike’s Wing Derringer. It’s such a cool and modern looking airplane, you would never be able to guess it was manufactured in the 1980s.

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Mark Macario

Mark Macario is still a captain for United Airlines, flying 757-6s. He happened to be around to see Mike on one of his off days, and shared a few of his stories about the complexities of being a commercial airline pilot.

 

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