Penguins, Racecars, and Eyeballs: The World of Shipping by Air (#68)

I’ll take some penguins with my holiday packages for $100, Alex! #nerdbird Rachel chats with Pilot Sarah about the strange and wonderful things that fly in the belly of a plane — or, in the case of cargo planes, the entire plane — and arrive at the cargo areas of an airport. Sarah also answers questions about crew sleeping on long flights, where your luggage and pets go on a plane, and the difference between a cockpit and flight deck.

Episode Mentions:

When Airlines Worry More About Cargo Than They Do About Passengers (Skift)

Flight Deck or Cockpit? (General Aviation News)

Rachel’s photos from courier days: