Ethnography Outline

Ethnography of Pilots Outline


Getting Started:

I. Methodology

II. Informant Background

III. School (the civilian route)


Getting to a Major Airline:

  1. Building Time
    1. Charter
    2. Commuter/Regional
    3. Major Cargo (necessarily?)
    4. Major Passenger



Major Airline:

  1. Regional
  2. International
  3. Check Rides
  4. Medicals
  5. Seniority



  1. Operations
  2. Terminal


The Plane

  1. Cockpit Crew
  2. Augmented Crew
  3. Cabin Crew
  4. Seating
  5. Cockpit Instruments
  6. Diagram
  7. Why different sizes are important


3-Day International Trip: Dulles, USA to Zurich, Switzerland Boeing 737

  1. Pre-flight
  2. Take-off
  3. Flight
  4. Descent
  5. Landing
  6. Layover





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