Partner of a Pilot
The Candid Diary of an Airline Pilot’s Girlfriend

Archive for January 2008

Air Canada First Officer-Gone Loopy!?

January 30, 2008

   I am stunned. Today, an Air Canada flight was grounded because the FO apparently had a complete break down in flight… An Air Canada co-pilot had to be taken to a psychiatric hospital in Ireland after acting strangely aboard a mid-air flight when he “fell ill,” it was reported Tuesday. Some accounts suggested the […]

1 week review

January 25, 2008

It’s the end of my first week at work. I am pleased with how it has gone. I think I am at least meeting expectations… Though it’s hard to know, as my managers do not seem to give me much feedback. I thought they’d be giving me more support actually, as another lady that started […]

Job Vs Career

January 24, 2008

I started my new job properly this week. I’m resourcing for a Lead Business Analyst role for a large insurance firm. I have to say, my company is slick-I am very impressed with their systems and processes, though I am left feeling somewhat unable to shine and fan my feathers ‘peacock style’. Seriously! In my […]

Classroom Folly

January 22, 2008

I had to drop Bf off for his refresher course this morning.  It was prior to the school run, so we bundled the whole family into the car for the ride. On the way, I said “Daddy’s going to be in a classroom today, just like you boys… Pilot’s never stop learning, do you Daddy?” […]

Class Act

January 15, 2008

Well, it is absolutely tipping down outside. I really can’t stand this rubbish weather. I am SO jealous that Bf is lying on a beach in Mexico again today. He said it was 29°C yesterday! I would give anything to be able to jet off every week or two like he is! Apparently, on his […]


January 12, 2008

The weather here isn’t great, but it seems that in other areas of the UK only a few hours away it is quite a bit worse. Bf is working out of a different base for a couple of days.  He was supposed to take off at around about lunch time. At about 3pm he texted […]


January 10, 2008

Well, it’s official! I am no longer just a mummy, or a girlfriend. I am officially back at work too! I have the laptop, mobile phone, and secure ID to prove it. I officially have a little bit of identity back that belongs solely to me. It feels strange to be connected to a working […]

Protected: Ice Breakers!

January 9, 2008

Yesterday was my first day at my new job… It went VERY well. It was slightly nerve wracking, as the reason I started yesterday was so that I could meet EVERYONE. I mean EVERYONE. Approximately forty people from two offices were there for a start of year presentation meeting, including all senior management. I was […]

Where am I!?

January 5, 2008

I just HAD to write about something that shocked me today… I was out shopping for January sale bargains. I was in a small clothing store in the local mall, and I found a gorgeous sweater, so I went to the cash desk to pay for it. The two women behind the desk were having a […]

Size 0

January 3, 2008

This has nothing to do with being the girlfriend of a pilot today I’m afraid, so anyone reading with that in mind can zone out now 🙂 As you’ve probably gathered, I care about my appearance. Not ridiculously so, I wouldn’t for one second think of myself as a vain pain; but I take some […]