Ahh yes. Easter Sunday I was working on my annual recurrent training CD all day on my laptop on a layover in Tampa, flew TPA-DFW-SAN, and enjoyed a beer and nachos all by my lonesome at "Freds Mexican Cantina" in the gaslamp district in SAN.
I got up early for sunrise service and then I was tired all day....it was worth it, though.
Rather do something else? hummm...lot's of things I'd rather do but none of them are full time, well paying, career type, jobs so guess I'll stay with the current gig. Seriously...it's the best job in the world.
Doug, you get a CD for recurrent? now that's high tech. Great idea....
We have a CD for recurrent! It does all of the "Fleet Common" junk like Jepps, Ops Specs, security, etc... All of the non-aircraft specific stuff. We take a test, it prints a 'completion code' and on the first day of recurrent, you give your instructor your completion code, sign your name and employee number.
It's cool because it's less classroom time and I cranked it out during a layover and the commute flight back to PHX yesterday.
Well, let's see, was it strolling on Pensacola Beach? No that was Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning. . . hmm. Oh, yeah, that was dodging t-storms in DFW ending in a cold and rainy Colorado Springs overnight!
It is worth it. Not many can say they love going to work!
By the way, if you're ever in Pensacola, check out the Naval Aviation Museum. It's awesome. We saw the Blue Angels IMAX movie there- way cool.
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No need for flyin' solo like that, Doug; too many JC'ers around these parts for that! If we're not using this site to actually network, we're doing something wrong!
I'm actually in the Dulles, VA area for work for the next several weeks, but otherwise, I'm always up for a Dos Equis or three whenever you or anyone else swings through San Diego--I'm sure Sean's down wit dat, too.
My Easter started about 5AM in Dayton. We did a Rochester NY turn and then to Columbus OH for the overnight. It was part of my three night tour of Ohio. (Cleveland was before Dayton.)
In the past few months I've worked Thanksgiving (reserve in IAD), Christmas Eve (Cleveland), Christmas (JFK), New Years (Cleveland again), and Valentine's (layover in IAD). On the bright side, I did finish in time to commute home for my wife's birthday and our anniversary (last Tuesday).