Pilots are human beings like us and they think of lots of things in addition to lifting off, flying and landing. Here are 13 confessions from pilots they wish people knew but will never share. I’ve never seen a pilot asleep in the cabin, but if I was a pilot, I think I would consider doing it. All of my flights have been flown by very professional, skilled pilots, which means flying hasn’t exactly exciting. I will make a point to thank my pilots on my next flight — whenever that will be.