Pilots have always been an interesting group, and airline pilots are no exception. To be an airline pilot, or for that matter a corporate or charter pilot, you have to enjoy irregular schedules, quick changes and different destinations anywhere in the world. I am arranging an interview for one of my upcoming podcasts with a young woman who is a pilot for a regional airline who tells me she loves the life style. Trust me, it is not for everyone. I flew for a corporation for seven years, and I started the flight department which rapidly grew to a number of aircraft and pilots. I recall one trip I took which was to be a day trip - out and back the same day. Some 21 days later the co-pilot and I arrived back at our home base, this after a meandering trip through South America all the way to the tip. I couldn't see Antartica, but was closer than I really ever wanted to be! Airline pilots commute from anywhere to the hub where they being their duty time and flight schedule. Los Angeles International Airport has come up with a neat idea - airline pilots can park their RVs in an airport parking lot and live in them! It is one way for the crews to avoid the time of commute and save money at the same time.
I don't know about you, but this is not the way I would want to live my life. Thank God others do. Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7 Anyone can do the job when things are going right. In this business we play for keeps. — Ernest K. Gann
ps: If you don't know who Ernest K. Gann is your not old enough to read this blog!
pss: Stay tuned gang, the look of the blog will change looks again this coming Monday.