Archive for: April 2011

Flying Stories
Seeing is overrated
April 27, 2011
If you remember from a previous post, airline pilots don’t fly a standard route.  The computer scheduling software assigns us trips in seniority order based on our personal preferences.  It is a little rare to fly the same trip twice in a row.  But, I just finished the same flight pairing I wrote about in […]
Flying Stories
One of those nights…
April 18, 2011
We learned of the initial delay as we stepped off the jet bridge.  Our first flight from Seattle to LAX was uneventful.  But, we were delayed an extra ninety minutes going to New York.  Even on-time, it would have been a pretty long day.  With news of the ground delay program to JFK, the day […]
Flying Stories
Tickle tickle?
April 14, 2011
I realize the last post was a little bit of a downer.  But, I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t write about the good, the bad, and the ugly.  If your goal is to become an airline pilot, you need to know that there will be ups and downs.  After being home for a few […]
Pilot Lifestyle
I’ll definitely, most likely, probably be there…
April 12, 2011
If the final twenty four hours of my last trip were the norm, I’d hang up the career.  Really, I would.  I love to fly and I love my new job.  But, sometimes I just want to pull the remaining blond and gray hairs right out of my head.  The trip itself was enjoyable.  The […]
Flying Stories
You can’t make this up either…
April 6, 2011
I’m slowly learning that you like to read about funny airline stories.  Here’s another one that goes way back… You might recall my first airline job was flying the Saab 340 turboprop for a company based in the Northeast.  My wife and I moved to Maine just for the job.  The trips were all day […]
Flying Stories
You can’t make this stuff up…
April 4, 2011
Late last week, we were sharing stories while cruising along at 37,000 feet.  On a five and a half hour transcontinental flight, sometimes that’s the best way to pass time.  About halfway through telling a story, I realized it would make a great blog entry.  So, I will share it with you. Years ago, I […]