Ah, the stuff you find on TikTok…
@almostcaptainmorgan is the (very creative) TikTok handle of a woman who identifies herself as a First Officer/Pilot on Boeing 737s. The background of her videos is oftentimes the cockpit of a plane, with tarmacs seen out the windows (psst! – she’s surrounded by Southwest planes) so I’m kind of not doubting her ;-).
Anyway, she’s been posting her videos on TikTok since February 2021, and they’re actually pretty cool – they give you a pilot’s viewpoint of, well, being a pilot.
Some of her more popular entries are her “Day In The Life Of An Airline Pilot” videos:
Day in the Life of an Airline Pilot: 737 Max 8!!
Day in the Life of An Airline Pilot: PIT-MCO-BNA
Day in the Life of An Airline Pilot: BWI-DEN-SJC
But she also has a hodgepodge of other videos that aviation geeks might enjoy watching:
Things Airline Pilots Check Before Flying
How Do Airline Pilots Pick Out Their Schedules?
Top 5 LEAST Favorite Airports As An Airline Pilot
The First Time a Planespotter Ever Spotted Her
Tour of The BWI Pilot Lounge
Tour of the MCO Pilot Lounge
Her shortest flight in a 737: a repositioning flight from MIA-FLL
The “glamour” of flying for free
And because I’m me ;-), I think my favorite video of @almostcaptainmorgan is the PSA she gave about Denver International Airport after some recent renovations:
Yeah, about that last one…Denver International Airport spokesperson Mindy Crane told The Denver Post that only the sink area is visible to taxiing passengers and the design was intended to let in more natural light and help people apply makeup and fix their hair.
“No, people cannot see you using the bathroom from the tarmac. People are only visible from the sinks, when they’re washing their hands. The stalls themselves are completely private,” Crane told The Denver Post. “When people are washing their hands, you can see out onto the airfield. It gives people a cool view.”
Just don’t change your clothes by the sinks, I guess?
Anyway, so that’s @almostcaptainmorgan. Her videos are fun, and definitely from a POV that travelers might appreciate. You can check out all of her videos at https://www.tiktok.com/@almostcaptainmorgan.
Feature Image (cropped): Southwest Airlines / Twitter
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