I feel like I have gotten good enough to not feel like a klutz. I’m enjoying the more challenging flying and better able to learn subtle techniques from the folks I fly with. That means I get to enjoy this awesome opportunity more.

Bev and I are managing our schedules pretty well too. We have major construction going on at the Smyrna house in the form of kitchen and sunroom upgrades. That work is coming along and I get to see things change between trips.

My schedule is getting better as well. I bid 12 legs for May and actually got my 7th choice. Pure luck really – My seniority has risen from 31st upon joining only 8 months ago, to 18 now. that means that 17 guys just so happened to not want my 7th choice… I’ll take it. Now I can attend the Comanche training guilt free.

The flying continues to be amazing. Landed last night in Ithaca on a visual 13 at night.. in 15kts or so of gusting winds. It went well, and was fun to do.

Off to do 6 legs today and expect it to be windy and bumpy. TStorms later in the day and possible Philly delays.

Since I have reached an equilibrium – which to me means that I have become acclimated to the lifestyle changes and demands of the job.

It is going to be a good day flying the mighty Dash.


By fdorrin

Recently rated Gulfstream 280 pilot, working on instructor qualifications. WestWind and Astra corporate jet flight instructor. Contract corporate pilot. Own and operate a PA30 Twin Comanche. CFII; MEI; ME-ATP; SES; Typed in DHC-8, B-25, IAI-1124, IAI1125, G100, G280. Retired engineer / executive - Delmarva Power, Conectiv Energy, and PEPCO Holdings, Inc.