VIDEO: ‘One of my scariest flights as a captain’

In the first of several video chats with former pilot Scott Birrell, he tells Key.Aero about the time he’d just reached 35,000ft… and then the cabin crew reported smoke coming from the back of the aircraft

With more than 18,000 flight hours under his belt, Scott Birrell was a hugely experienced commercial pilot before his retirement in 2015. His lengthy career in the cockpit is detailed in his brilliant book, Your Captain Speaking, and when Key.Aero caught up with Scott on a recent video call he had some brilliant stories to tell.  

As you’ll see from the video above, one of Scott’s scariest moments as a pilot came during a flight from Birmingham to Tenerife. With the cabin reporting worsening smoke coming from an oven at the back of the aircraft as they crossed the channel, the situation soon escalated dramatically… 

For more on Scott’s book, Your Captain Speaking, visit: 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Your-Captain-Speaking-Views-flight-ebook/dp/B0…