Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Airplanes at Night (Captain Doug's video)

There's a great song playing on the radio, Airplanes at Night, so I thought I'd add some pictures to it. Enjoy! (There may be another "oops")And as the last slide states, "...do not go gentle into that good night..."

Click on photo or link below

*****NEW**** They say perseverance wins so here is another attempt from a Vimeo website***


Marc said...

It looks like YouTube blocked it:

"This video contains content from WMG, who has blocked it on copyright grounds."

From the Flight Deck said...

Marc. Thanks for the heads up. My twelve year old son told me this might happen. I tried windows media player and that did not work. I posted my Facebook link. Hope this works.

Daniel said...

The facebook one doesn't work :(

From the Flight Deck said...

Hi Daniel. Do you have any technical suggestions? I'm trying to get it out there but it seems I'm hitting lots of walls. Out of curiosity, do you have a Facebook account? Maybe one needs one to watch it.

For some reason blogger.com won't upload my video from my computer. Weird stuff.

Giulia said...

Check your email. I think I have a solution for you.

:) Giulia

Daniel said...

Yea, I think that you have to create one although I am not 100% correct. You could put it up on http://vimeo.com/ . Its a very good site for hosting videos.

Andrew said...


You could just take the audio off, repost it on Youtube and then we'll just sing along in our heads :P


Giulia said...

(at Andrew's comment)

Ha ha ha...another good idea!

I can do that...

"Can we pretend that the airplanes, in the night sky, are shooting stars? I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now..." :)

Mark said...

I just tried the link and still doesn;t work. It said "This video either has been removed from Facebook or is not visible due to privacy settings."

Sorry, I'm not techy. Cant help

From the Flight Deck said...

Mark. Thanks for the feedback. Who would ever think things would be so difficult? Doug

From the Flight Deck said...

Good one Andrew.:)

It's getting to be quite a work out. I guess I shouldn't have been so creative. :)

Daniel said...

Great video! One of my favorite songs to listen to.

From the Flight Deck said...

Hey Daniel. It worked! Thanks for recommending the website. Much appreciated! Yes, for us aviation types it's a catchy tune. Doug

From the Flight Deck said...

Giulia. Thanks for all the suggestions but I'm staying away from You tube for awhile.

Seems you've got the lyrics to the song down pat. :)

Ron @ DubaiFunHolidays said...

thanks for a very good and informative post, these things we are not told by anyone, we just have to learn and know

From the Flight Deck said...

Ron. Thanks for your positive feedback. That's my goal, to open the flight deck door on my blog...figuratively speaking of course.

Stay tuned. There will be lots of great information to come.

Captain Doug

Jason said...

Wow Doug, your pretty in-tune with todays music even considering your an A320 captain, quite impressed

From the Flight Deck said...

Hi Jason. All of us Air Canada pilots are happening dudes. :)

I think it's a great song and the fact it references airplanes makes even better.

But it was my young son who retrieved it for me from the internet.

Captain Doug the rapper :)

Giulia said...


omigosh...did you say "happening dudes" ?!?!?

:) :) :) :) :)

Reeeeeally cool!!!

From the Flight Deck said...

Giulia. I just had a great idea. Maybe I can do my announcements with a "rap" tempo? Nah, I would probably be pulled into the office. I'll be doing a Rapidair turn to your city tonight. And speaking of announcements we are suppose to thank our passengers for using Air Canada's Rapidair service. You can tell there is competition in the air. But I bet the competition doesn't have hip "flying dudes" as pilots.

:) :) :)

Giulia said...


You might want to brush up on your descriptors. :)

You are dating yourself, again.

:) :) :) :)

Oh, and I remember seeing a video clip of a flight attendant who rapped his announcements. It was brilliant and people enjoyed it.

From the Flight Deck said...


I might as well quit while I'm ahead.

I saw the same clip. He did a great job. That might work on our competition's flights but we at AC tend to be a little more generic. I know...boring.

Steven said...

Can I ask why you were in Stockholm in uniform on New Year's Eve? AC has never flown from here, have they?

/Steve (ARN)

From the Flight Deck said...

Hi Steve. About four to five years ago we stopped in Stockholm from New Delhi. We couldn't quite make Toronto direct. We had crews there all the time. They finally lightened the aircraft enough (no duty free, etc) and we started flying New Delhi non stop to Toronto. But with a fully loaded A340, the take offs out of New Delhi sure were interesting.
Sadly we no longer fly to India. I guess Emirates has taken up the challenge by flying their A380 to Toronto.

Good question though.

Captain Doug