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

Archive for February 2008

Pilots and Homophobia

February 25, 2008

This morning I dropped Bf off at the airport at 7am. He was off to do a bullet Long-Haul trip (a trip where you fly there one day, and return the next without a clear day’s rest. This means that 3 pilots are required for the trip home instead of the usual 2, to allow for the […]

Can anyone tell me what is going on with Flyblog!?

February 19, 2008

I totally miss the old ‘referers’ tab (in blog admin section) that used to tell me where my hits were coming from. I also used to have the ability to block particular/specific IP addresses from readers who make offensive comments (‘Acid-face-Ken’, that’s you)… A while before Christmas, several of these great features just dissappeared. I […]

Life’s equilibrium is starting to be restored, but my time management is still poor!

February 18, 2008

Well, things are starting to settle back down in my life. My new job is starting to feel more like home. I feel like I am getting to grips with it, and I am getting more feedback than I was; which is great. I have got my head around the differences between the way this company […]

Relationships with pilots = emotional S&M

February 17, 2008

Love is a funny thing. Sometimes it’s the most wonderful thing ever and other times it’s pure pain. Being in love with an airline pilot who flies long-haul is a cliché double-edged sword. Sometimes I adore my time out, then other times I get extremely fed up with it. On these days I find myself […]

Polaroid announces sad news…

February 14, 2008

I just heard something sad. Polaroid have announced that they will be ceasing to manufacture their classic instant polaroid cameras AND film! Noooooooo! Polaroids are a piece of my family history! I have vivid recollections of my grandma taking polaroids of my brother and I in the garden. We’d sit impatiently waiting for the grey […]

In the name of health…

February 13, 2008

Today, I had a peculiar experience. It’s not something I’d generally discuss, but I booked myself in for a colonic hydrotherapy treatment at a health spa! I’d heard that the health benefits can be amazing. Apparently it can reduce the risk of cancer of the colon, as well as promoting healthy digestion and detoxing the body. […]

My 2 Cents on the Carbon Foot Print of Aviation

February 11, 2008

  It’s an issue that receives a great deal of media coverage at the moment. I am not going to get massively drawn into the aviation industry’s impact on the global carbon footprint debate, because My partner’s career, and our financial stability depend on this industry-along with thousands upon thousands of others, and People will […]

French Stewardess Strip discussion thread I was sent-actually some valid comments being made in this discussion thread, among the usual rubbish of course!

February 11, 2008

I was sent this link re the HO-stie, there’s actually some good valid comments and discussion among the crass lewd comments being made: Discussion Thread Link

One of those great weekends in France where you gain 3lb!

February 10, 2008

Bf and I have just returned home from France. We decided to visit my parents on a spur of the moment on Friday, as I was dropping him at the airport for his short-haul trip to Tenerife.  I packed everything we’d need for the weekend, and we went straight to Eurotunnel when I picked him […]

Anniversaries & Valentines

February 6, 2008

  Bf and I had our four year anniversary yesterday.  So we got a babysitter, and went out for the evening to a Tapas restaurant to spend some quality couple time together.  Afterwards we went for a few drinks in our local, which was really lovely and chilled out. When I think about how we […]