Monthly Archives: December 2015

Dec 9, 2015 – Out on a two day

Monday was my last of four golden days, which means I was off.  Beverly was busy, so I loaded up my car with my uniforms and drove to the beach. My first stop would be my hangar for a nice … Continue reading

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Dec 6, 2015 – Increments and Realizations

Sometimes decisions are made in increments and realizations come into focus one piece at a time. That is the case here, when a confluence of events reminded me what is important in life, where I need to be, and what I … Continue reading

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Dec 2, 2015 – Re-qualifying Right Seat

Flew down on the flight of shame Tuesday, Dec 2 to Charlotte. I had a 6 am session already scheduled before I withdrew, and it was unclear how they’d move things around to requalify me. What they tried to do … Continue reading

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Nov 30, 2015 – Ending the Upgrade Experience via Withdrawal

Last week I got a call from the head of training. He tells me my instructor had not nice things to say about me, after we had three trying sim sessions in a row, and wanted to discuss it. The … Continue reading

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Nov 20, 2015 – Tough Sim Lesson

This would be Lesson Four of the six lesson syllabus, and it didn’t go well.  We’d had a very long day yesterday – 6 hours of total briefings and 4 hours in the simulator. I was sleeping at the most … Continue reading

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Nov 15, 2015 – Arrived for Training in Toronto

Last week we had a family medical issue come up that was a surprise, and would be a continuing concern. The situation was stable enough, so my wife and I felt leaving for training would work out. I flew up to … Continue reading

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Nov 7, 2015 – Ground School Complete

I learned about the upgrade opportunity (going from FO to Captain) while on vacation, and subsequently had only a few days to study for the first test – a limitations test that was to be administered as soon as we arrived … Continue reading

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