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Archive for March 2008

Peter Pan Syndrome

March 31, 2008

  I haven’t written much on a personal level recently, purely because life has been pretty uneventful. Bf hasn’t been working much this month. He’s had just the one long-haul trip last weekend, and today he is doing a flight to the Canary Islands and back. It’s been REALLY great having him home and our relationship feels […]

Pilot’s gun fired on US Airways

March 30, 2008

Link to news story I just found this news story today: The Associated Press • March 24, 2008  “A gun belonging to the pilot of a US Airways plane discharged as the aircraft was on approach to land in North Carolina over the weekend, the first time a weapon issued under a federal program to […]

Female passenger got more than she bargained for on American Airlines Flight to Los Angeles! Ewww!

March 19, 2008

OH MY GOD!!!! News Version Perez Hilton’s gossip verion (much funnier)  Centava Dozier, a 21 year old female from Houston, TX got a very unexpected surprise after waking up from a nap aboard an American Airlines flight. Dozier was on a flight from DFW International airport to Los Angeles, CA, to visit some family and friends. […]

Pilot gets caught with a Handgun in his Carry-on luggage-DUH!

March 18, 2008

Here’s the link to the story Written by Bruce Daniels – ABQnewsSeeker   Monday 3rd March 2008 Mesa Airlines pilot said he didn’t want to leave gun in his car at the Sunport. A Mesa Airlines pilot who was deadheading on another airline at the Albuquerque International Sunport early Friday was found to have a .357-caliber […]

Keeping it fresh!

March 18, 2008

I was reading a discussion thread in a pilot wife forum today about women’s tips to restore a stale relationship. It’s not a problem that Bf and I have luckily, but I’m all for hearing advice from women who have made successful marriages for many years. Some of these women have been happily married for […]

He still gives me butterflies!

March 16, 2008

I am on cloud nine tonight… No particular reason at all; I’m just feeling the love! It’s SO NICE to be able to look at my man over four years and a baby into our relationship and still get butterflies in my tummy! (I used to always grow bored of men in my old relationships […]

Cant live with him, can’t live without him-Living with a Pilot is a love/hate relationship!

March 14, 2008

In February, Bf’s roster was all long-haul. It was so frustrating to barely see him. When he’d get home, he’d stroll in looking ever yummier-with his topped up tan and relaxed ‘I’ve been on holiday’ attitude (apart from one time where he managed to burn his forehead, and it peeled (yuk!) We had 2 days […]

Biofuel, is it a real solution to the airline fuel problem? (Part 2)

March 13, 2008

Sorry, the post was too long to fit! …I for one am impressed with the research. For anyone who is interested, a Further Report informs us that the Biofuel used by Richard Branson’s 747 was derived from from a mixture of Brazilian babassu nuts and coconuts. Virgin have said that the babassu tree, native to […]

Biofuel, is it a real solution to the airline fuel problem?

March 13, 2008

There has been a lot of media coverage about Carbon Footprint and the fuel shortage that will ground airlines if an alternative that soesn’t rely on crude oil (fossil fuel) isn’t found. I have also written about it myself. One of my online blog friends has recently commented on it in her blog: See full […]

So much for the ‘heightened security’ at the UK’s flagship London Heathrow Airport!

March 13, 2008

  It’s great isn’t it. Bf cannot even take a bottle of water onto the plane in uniform; incase he wasn’t to do something awful with it (because a pilot REALLY needs to carry a bottle of water onto a plane if he wants to wreak havoc right)!? Yet some fool wearing not one, but TWO rucksacks […]