Andrew McCallan, a fictitious name we’ve chosen to protect the anonymity of a young Embraer EMB-145 captain at a U.S. regional airline, dreamed of becoming a pilot when he was three years old. As a teen, he became impressively proficient at desk flying using Microsoft Flight Simulator. Fifteen years ago, the dream started to become reality when, oddly enough, he went to work as a busser at a popular drive-in restaurant in central New Jersey. Over time he advanced to higher levels of ...

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