Archive for: December 2015

Flying Stories Pilot Lifestyle
Wrapping up 2015
December 31, 2015
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Wrapping up 2015
The last trip of 2015 has been entered into the logbook: Day One: EWR-AUA (deadhead/not in logbook) AUA-IAH Day Two: IAH-RTB RTB-IAH IAH-DFW Day Three: DFW-DEN DEN-EWR The pairing finished a few days before Christmas.  After a challenging commute home to Nashville, I began a stretch of eighteen days off.  Being a senior first officer […]
Flying Stories
Flying, feats and family
December 14, 2015
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Flying, feats and family
As we climbed through 10,000′, I glanced down at the flight management computer.  The PROG page predicted a touchdown in Newark at 19:20 zulu.  With nearly an entire trans-con flight from San Diego still in front of us, I normally wouldn’t have concerned myself with the arrival time.  However, it was day four of the […]
Aeronautical Randomness
The hypocritical briefing
December 2, 2015
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The hypocritical briefing
(Photo by RAF-YYC from Calgary, Canada [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons) Prior to two pilots flying together for the first time, the captain briefs the first officer.  A thorough initial briefing covers some required items and sets the overall tone for the entire trip. As I scrambled to complete the pre-flight duties, the captain […]