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easyJet: Inside the Cockpit

  • Episode:

    3 of 3

  • Transmission (TX):

    Thu 16 May 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 20 2019 : Sat 11 May - Fri 17 May

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  • Published:

    Wed 01 May 2019

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Series overview


easyJet is now Britain’s biggest airline, carrying nearly 90 million passengers last year. But in 2019, times have never been tougher.


Staying top in these turbulent times means attracting more passengers, flying to more destinations and training up a new crop of rookie pilots.


easyJet: Inside the Cockpit is a returning primetime series, with unprecedented fixed rig camera access which follows more pilots as they are put through their paces. From cadets taking to the air for the first time at the controls of a passenger plane, to the most experienced pilots landing at Europe’s most demanding airports.


Episode 3


In episode three we meet the pilots flying out of two of easyJet’s regional bases: Manchester and Newcastle and we join Senior First Officer Iris De Kan on her mission to become a Captain. 


First Officer Ajit and Captain Steve have four short domestic flights, but the tail-end of storm Freya means windier conditions than usual. The passengers are in for a bumpy ride and it takes every bit of Captain Steve’s focus for the flight to remain on course and on time. 


Captain Philip Ash is part of the friendly team that fly out of Manchester Airport, but today’s cheerful banter will need to be put on hold as a medical emergency threatens to divert the plane from their destination of Palma. 


Meanwhile, Senior First Officer Iris De Kan faces some gruelling challenges in the flight simulator in order to become a Captain and earn her fourth stripe.