What’s causing all that bumpy turbulence? What’s that loud noise you just heard? These are common questions nervous fliers think about while aboard an airplane. Enter Dial A Pilot, a new service established earlier this year, that allows anxious fliers to chat with a pilot before their flight.
According to their website, Dial a Pilot utilizes the skills of a team of U.S.-based professional pilots with decades of experience to help travelers more effectively understand the basics of air travel. For just $50, you’ll be connected to a pilot for a 15-minute call where you have free reign to ask all your flying questions—none too big or too small.
According to Travel + Leisure, the idea came about when a pilot who frequently fielded phone calls from his sister-in-law before her flights realized that he wasn’t alone in answering questions about air travel. Many pilots find themselves explaining the rules of the cloud-covered roads in the sky to friends and family and are now turning their services over to the masses.
The pilots at your service have years of experience flying all types of aircraft, from Boeings to Airbuses, and everything in between. Next time you need to put your overactive mind at ease, you need only pick up the phone.