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

Archive for July 2008

The Lazy Jornalist’s Plane Story Generator! (Very funny)

July 31, 2008

As many of you will know, I like to keep abreast of what is happening with aviation news, and as you will also know if you are a regular reader, I get quite hacked off with the way news stories are turned into ‘moral panicks’ or over-hyped in the write up to make it a […]

HAHA! Just found these funny aviation humour videos!

July 31, 2008

I Love it! It’s a Bud Light tongue-in-cheek ode to budget airline pilots… Let me know what you think! Also this one: Airline Pilot Humour Jet Pilot Song

Just because I’m thinking of him…

July 30, 2008

My dearest darling pilot, I want you to fly me away… To be with you and only you, because with you-my heart shall stay.   When you’re away-I miss you my heart grows ever fonder, and when you return home to me, I never fail to find my love grows stronger   You’ve shown me what […]

Both tired. He’s got jet-lag, and I’m spaced out!

July 30, 2008

Bf’s away, he left last night and had an eleven and a half hour flight to operate to Asia. He was shattered by the time he’d arrived at the hotel, as although he slept in relatively late yesterday… There were builders (not ours) digging up the pavement in our road who were using pneumatic drills. […]

Times when living with a pilot is irksome

July 28, 2008

I am feeling very sorry for myself at the moment. An old whip-lash injury has flared up, and I can barely move. It started to stiffen up on Friday, and by yesterday, Bf had to lift me from the bed. Last night I was so thirsty, and I could reach and touch the glass of […]

Second Qantas jet makes ’emergency’ landing at Adelaide airport

July 28, 2008

Wow, Qantas are really having a baaaaaad week! This just happened today: A Qantas jet was forced to make an emergency landing at Adelaide airport last night after a door opened during a flight to Melbourne.The incident came just three days after a hole was blasted in the fuselage of a Qantas 747 during an […]

I am officially a geek!

July 27, 2008

Well, Bf and I went for our weekend break away together with Baby. We stayed in a hotel situated right next to a lake full of ducks geese and swans, which Baby thought was fantastic!  We had a meal out together on Friday, during which my mum called us my mobile to tell Bf he was a geek (haha). […]

Qantas 747-400 has to make emergency landing in Manila after explosive decompression

July 25, 2008

Well, bizarrely after my last post, a Qantas 747 en route from London Heathrow to Melbourne in Australia via Hong Kong has had to make an emergency landing in Manila after an explosive decompression, that left a 3 meter gaping hole in the side of the fusilage. Nobody died, and everybody was safely evacuated. Here […]

The old ones are the best… Qantas Safety Report Log

July 25, 2008

I have received this by email many times, and it never fails to make me laugh.  I am not sure if this is in fact true. I have my doubts, but I would love to believe it was… So, the story goes that Qantas airline pilots fill out a form called a “Gripe Sheet”, which lists […]

H is for ‘Hail Storms’

July 24, 2008

Bf was just showing me some old pictures of a damaged EasyJet 737 (see below) from Hail stones!!! I was stunned. He flippantly remarked that this is ‘exactly why you have a weather radar’. I am still in shock. So I decided to Google: ‘Hail damaged aeroplanes’, and have found several more examples of Jets […]