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Like clockwork →  August 17, 2014 2

Relaxing at home after my 6th workday of the month. Last night I went to work for my 1st in a stint of 3 CDO’s (Continuous Duty Overnights). The Flight Attendant assigned to my line is very senior. He doesn’t care to work much as I’ve only seen him once. Sure enough last night a […]

Room 419 →  August 11, 2014 2

It’s been a while. I’ve been a little busy. On June 30th I took the jump to electric and bought a BMW I3. It’s my first BMW….first Electric car (my wife does have a Nissan Leaf). It’s been exciting…I’ve been geeking out over it. My kiddo also turns 4 (FOUR!!!!) today. As far as flying […]

Always the last leg →  July 24, 2014 Comments Off

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 Comments Off

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 Comments Off

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 […]