I’m excited these days about lots of things.

One – I’ve got a cool wife at home and she gets (tolerates) me.

Two – I was given the opportunity to present a safety seminar at the electric utility I work with. I complimented one of my collegues on a presentation he did, telling him how much it correlated with my experiences in aviation. One thing led to another, and I volunteered to deliver two presentations in each region related to aviation safety. I got paid to talk about aviation…..   I think that one was on my bucket list.

Three – Mike has access to an SR22 and is taking me aloft now and again to keep my skills sharp.  Thats cool. The timing is other-worldly. Truly. See number four.

Four – Another good friend asked me if I’d be interested in being an SR22 backup pilot for a private owner.  Hell yeah!  I have plenty of vacation and will work at keeping this opportunity alive.  I’m pleased he considered me, but realistic in my expectations.  I will prepare none-the-less.

Even if the fourth good thing noted doesn’t work – the dream is still alive.

Five- I was at a wedding recently and caught up with Harold – Manager of a jet center. Harold is hooking me up with an simulator school that uses Red Bird Sims.  He also gave me an idea to develop a business.  I’m thinking…….  More later.


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.