Archive for: December 2010

Pilot Lifestyle
Slow times at busy airports
December 28, 2010
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Over the years, I’ve spent an unusually large amount of time in airports.  Whether I’m going on vacation, piloting, or commuting back and forth, there is always down-time between flights.  When it is less than an hour, I’m usually too busy to notice.  At two hours, I start to get a little restless.  My record […]
Aeronautical Randomness
Merry Christmas
December 25, 2010
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I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. My juniority requires me to work today.  If you are home, please cherish the time with your family and friends.  For those of you flying, please stay safe.  Passenger on a plane?  Make sure to thank your crew for working over the holiday.
Flying Stories
A day in the life…
December 21, 2010
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In this post, I wanted to document a typical day as a reserve pilot.  In the future, I’ll stick to topic-oriented or individual story posts.  I promise not to bore you by documenting every detail of every day! ——- My cellphone rang at 3:57am this morning.  A call at that hour would normally trigger fears […]
Pilot Lifestyle
Hurry up and wait
December 13, 2010
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I hate being on reserve.  No, I don’t have a bad attitude.  Nor am I a bad employee for making this statement.  Ask anyone…other pilots, managers, crew schedulers…they will all tell you the same thing: reserve stinks.  (Some use more colorful language, but I’ll keep it clean.)  Because it is so undesirable, the reserve schedules […]
Aeronautical Randomness
What are you wearing?
December 6, 2010
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I thought it would be fun to take a look at airline uniforms.  Throughout the years, I’ve worn many.  Some were cheap, while others expensive.  I’ve worn the traditional airline uniform as well as a business suit to fly corporate jets.  Until now, all were relatively uncomfortable. You’re probably very accustomed to seeing pilots walk […]