In the Zero-G Cockpit
As the pilot of a 727 that simulates weightlessness, John Benisch is always searching for that perfect parabola.
- By Pat Trenner
- AirSpaceMag.com, February 01, 2013
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We also fly experiments for NASA and for our own customers. When the researchers show up, it is interesting to see that they are from all walks of life, of different ages and backgrounds. But they are all focused on finding the answers to questions that will benefit the planet and the whole human race. I really wish the media would cover more of this type of news. It is amazing, the things they are working on.
On the commercial, fun flights, I just cannot get enough of all the hysterical laughter that we hear in the flight deck, and all the smiles as the customers deplane.
The entire crew agrees that our least favorite part is when we finish our last parabola. But the crew knows that there is a future mission to do it all over again: the perfect arc is out there somewhere!