Why I’m going to fly with my dad instead of my brother
A Canadian pilot who plans to fly solo around the world has decided he’s a bit more fun with his family than his own.
In his latest flight simulator adventure, Duncan Air, a former pilot who’s now flying in a simulator with his wife, had a lot more fun on his journey to the South Pole, the Virgin Atlantic flight simulator said on Tuesday.
It all started when Duncan Air took flight in a Boeing 737-800 on Jan. 26 and found himself on the ground with the sun rising over the horizon.
He got to the point where he decided to take off again and take a second look at his flight plan.
He said his wife asked what he was doing and he explained that he was flying with his father.
“My father told me that I was going to go to the southern pole, but he wanted to go with me and my wife,” Duncan said in a video that was shared on Twitter and Facebook.
Duncan Air is a Canadian soloist who plans on flying solo around Africa, South America and Asia in a sim that will be flying with him.
His family has been flying together for almost 40 years and Duncan plans to go for his second trip solo in the coming weeks.
The video has been shared nearly 15,000 times.
Duncans wife, Heather, told CBC News the couple was excited to fly in the simulator together.
“We were happy that it was a flight that we could all go out and enjoy,” she said.
Dunclays father is also excited to go, as is his son, Scott, who said he plans to follow his dad’s example and fly solo.
“I have always wanted to be able to do it myself,” Scott Duncan said.
Scott Duncan, right, with his dad, Duncan Duncan, left, and their son, Duncan.
(CBC)Duncan said his father has always been a great pilot, but it’s important for him to be in a flight simulator with a family that’s also flying together.
Dunall said he’s flying a simulator version of the 777-300ER he has owned for decades.
“For me, it was an easy transition, especially since my dad was retired, and I’m doing the same thing,” Duncan told CBC.
Duncs father was the only pilot to fly the 777 in his life, Duncan said, and his son has had an easier time getting into the simulator.
The Virgin Atlantic has not responded to a request for comment.