Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Talking the Talk (Doug the Orator)

Just in case someone is in the neighbourhood.

(PROBUS -Oakville)

to be held at the Oakville Golf Club
Wednesday November 25, 2009
Reception: 12:00 noon Lunch: 12:30 pm
Cost: $36/ person Cash Bar Seating limited to 120
Guest speaker at the luncheon will be:

Air Canada: Captain Doug Morris


Imagine you’re sitting next to a pilot on a flight and he’s eager to answer all those nagging questions you have about air travel. Are those bumps and noises normal? Why are some take-offs delayed? What happens if there’s a storm? How does this plane stay in the air, anyway?
In his book “From the Flight Deck: Plane Talk and Sky Science”, pilot, meteorologist, and flight-school instructor Doug Morris lets you take the window seat on a trip around the world, giving you the scoop on everything from take-off to landing. He explains what you see looking out the window, what that window is made of, and how the plane is kept in rigorous flying condition. Perfect for informing the aviation enthusiast and calming the fearful flier, From the Flight Deck tells you everything you want to know about commercial airline travel: the physics of flight, how airplanes work and what they’re made of, how pilots are trained, route planning and the importance of the ground crew, turbulence, flying in storms, what the flight crew gets up to on layovers, and much more. With facts, trivia, humour, and illuminating photos throughout, From the Flight Deck is the ultimate flight companion.

Doug is presently a captain with Canada's largest airline flying the Airbus 320. He has over 16,000 hours and is a certified meteorologist. He writes the aviation page for enRoute magazine.
I was also asked recently to give a talk in December to Air Cadets. Sounds like it would be fun.
"I follow your articles on En Route and I also read your book, and I would be honoured if you would consider being our GuestSpeaker at our Mess Dinner in early December to hold a 35min to 45 min talk about aviation and Q and A after. (What is aviation, how to be an airline pilot, fun facts about aviation, jobs in aviation and specially, your personal experience!)Some other guests being invited to the dinner are Command Matthew Davies, Commanding Officer of HMCS YORK, Toronto's Naval Reserve Division and Major Al Fife, Ret'd, Director of the Air Cadet League of Canada.Its a simple dinner, but my goal is to inspire young men and women(ages12-19) to follow their aviation dreams, be it being a pilot, or any of the many other jobs related to aviation. The audience will becomposed of cadets, parents, Air Cadet league officials, veterans,Canadian Forces Officers and spouses. I think you are the perfect man for it!"


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