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Always the last leg →  July 24, 2014 0

Currently sitting in the middle seat in the back of a 757 headed west. On one side is my daughter and the other my wife. Headed to visit family. We were almost left behind as the flight filled up last night. This morning the non-rev gods were kind as the flight upgraded from a smaller […]

Oldies but goodies →  July 23, 2014 0

A little humor as I relax from a grueling trip….working on the write up…will be up later this week.   - A good simulator check ride is like a successful surgery on a dead body. - Asking a pilot what he thinks about the FAA is like asking a tree what it thinks about dogs. […]

Final Tally →  July 22, 2014 2

A little more than 6 years after signing on the dotted line….my flight training loan is paid off. It hasn’t been easy. Back in March 2006 I was sitting behind my desk playing Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. I’ve never been a fan of Microsoft Flight Simulator X. I was trying to relax after sitting all […]

Moving on up →  July 20, 2014 0

With the mass exodus going on at the regional level my seniority is increasing rapidly. I’m based in the most senior base at my airline. I’ve moved up 20 number in base in the last 3 months. That’s 20 First Officers senior to me either upgrading to Captain, transferring out…or more likely….leaving the company. I […]

Even hotter →  July 11, 2014 1

Currently on day 2 of a 4 day. Good old La Quinta overnight. It’s a 5-2-4-3 trip. I don’t care for 5 leg days but the trip is worth 22 hours (4 hours more than average)…so I kept the trip versus trading it away. The first day was long. Two turns to the same outstation […]

Talking Hot! Hot! Hot! →  July 7, 2014 2

Summer operations are in full effect. My airline prefers flight crews to utilize PCA (preconditioned air) and GPU (Ground Power Units) while at the gate to reduce fuel consumption. PCA and GPU hoses are connected from the jetbridge to the aircraft. Most of the time the air coming out of the PCA hose is nice […]