Archive for: May 2012

Aeronautical Randomness
Sittin’ out here watchin’ airplanes
May 25, 2012
13
Most aviation enthusiasts enjoy watching aircraft land.  There’s nothing better than standing at the airport fence as aircraft approach the concrete.  The larger the airplane, the better the experience. The best place I’ve ever watched jets land is the beach next to Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten.  I have no personal video or […]
Flying Stories
Philadelphia stories
May 17, 2012
2
This week, I returned to Philadelphia.  Every flying job since college has brought me in and out of the City of Brotherly Love.  As you may recall, we just started flying there from San Francisco and Los Angeles. I like the city.  I don’t care for the airport.  Like so many others on the east […]
Aeronautical Randomness Pilot Lifestyle
Working the late shift
May 9, 2012
6
After sleeping all day, we headed back out to Dulles for the late evening flight back to San Francisco.  It was still light at departure time, but, the sun had already set.  As we climbed up towards the flight levels, the sun rose again on the western horizon.  Basically, we out-climbed the sunset.  Shortly thereafter, […]