What do pilots do during the turnaround? 2019-08-18 17:08:51 2019-08-18 16:08:37
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What do pilots do during the turnaround?

18 August 2019

There's a fair bit to do, in a short space of time...

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* Photo taken during my time as a dispatcher at Bristol Airport (2016) *

Have you ever wondered what the pilots do from the moment they park up on stand to the point their aircraft pushes back again? There's certainly a lot of things that need to be done and in this blog post I aim to explain the whole process for you from start to finish. Note, it's a rather generalised post and therefore doesn't apply to any particular airline although cues have been taken from my own experience as a short-haul Airbus pilot.

I actually wrote about the topic of turnarounds way back in 2016 after my short time as dispatcher. If you were interested in finding out the exact timings of what happens and when from the ground crew and airports perspective, then you may find that blog post a particularly interesting read. However, this time it's all about the pilots. Read on to find out more.

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