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My wife sat airport reserve with me kinda →  December 3, 2009 Comments Off

I’ve run out of movies to watch on Netflix while sitting airport reserve. Additionally I’ve watched all 231 episodes of Diggnation. A few months ago I was reading a book every two weeks. After about 7 books I got tired of reading. Yeah. Pretty boring now a days. Sat airport reserve last night and tonight. […]

It’s that time of year →  December 2, 2009 Comments Off

It’s getting cold. I don’t like cold. I was raised in the southern part of the United States and thus in a warm climate. Anything below 60 degrees is cold. Don’t judge. After digging out my long sleeve work shirt, long johns and gloves, I left for work yesterday. Tuesday was a day off for […]

1000 hours later →  November 28, 2009 Comments Off

I thought I was simply doing a short overnight. The plan was to sign in at 6PM and head out the door at 8:30AM when I got back. Why do I make plans? The flight last night involved a married Captain and Flight Attendant. I had flown with each before seperately. One joke about being […]

Working on holidays →  November 27, 2009 2

So far I have had every Thanksgiving with my wife. Luck really. I’ve been on reserve Thanksgiving this year and last year. Never was called to fly. I am on airport reserve on Christmas this year. Eh. Seems like there will be some movement for me seniority wise soon. There was an announcement of additional […]

I love what I do →  November 24, 2009 Comments Off

Every now and then I get the question….”is it worth it?” It being giving up my high paying, 8-5 Monday thru Friday job for the exact opposite. Well for the most part for me….yes. I had a great support system prior to starting down the journey of becoming an airline pilot. I had a stable […]

Yearly Sim Ride →  November 21, 2009 4

Sim time is expensive. In order to get the most bang for the buck the sessions are often non-stop. This was my third visit to the simulator. My first was my initial training. About a year ago I had my probation ride. This year I just had flight training. I arrived at 10:30AM and met […]