Career History

Career History
The return to the legacy carrier
March 25, 2014
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The return to the legacy carrier
It was the day after the Superbowl in 2003.  My pregnant wife, two sons and I were walking out of the Logan’s Roadhouse in Manassas, Virginia.  As I opened the car door, my cellphone rang.  While settling down into the driver’s seat, I flipped the phone open to answer. Although we lived twenty minutes away, […]
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The rest of the story…
August 29, 2010
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What surprised me the most about losing my dream job is that the anticipation was much worse than the actual layoff.  In the following days, I realized that I was still me.  Although I was no longer an airline pilot, I was still a husband and father.  I kept breathing, still had ten fingers and […]
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Where were you when it happened?
August 28, 2010
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I remember September 11th like it was yesterday.  We were living 30 miles outside of Washington, DC.  The sky was so blue and crystal clear.  I jumped out of bed looking forward to finishing up vacation plans.  It was going to be a beautiful day in Northern Virginia.
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United – Part 2
August 27, 2010
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When I finished 727 Engineer School, I felt like I could build the airplane.  The airplane was old, and so were the instructing methods.  Logic dictated that the more you knew about a jet, the more likely you were to come up with solutions to complex problems.  In more recent years, with heavier emphasis on […]
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United – Part 1
August 26, 2010
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Welcome back to The Renewed Pilot blog.  If this is your first time here, don’t miss out!  Scroll down to read the first entry. It’s hard to imagine life without cellphones.  That was reality for the average person back on September 3, 1999.  Now, it is hard to believe we could be inaccessible for any […]
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Welcome to The Renewed Pilot
August 26, 2010
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Hello!  Thanks for visiting the Renewed Pilot Blog. As pilots, we are constantly renewing.   Every six to twelve months, we must renew our medical certificate.  Flight instructor certificates must be renewed every twenty four months.  Professional pilots attend recurrent training every year.  You’ll get about seven years out of a passport.  Just about everything […]