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

Archive for August 2008

Pilots and marriage

August 31, 2008

Guess what… I am hacked off at the moment. Why? Well, because I want a little bit more from my relationship. Not that we aren’t great together, because we are. But here’s the deal. We have been together nigh on 5 years. We have a baby together, a mortgage together, joint life assurance policies; we […]

Blimey, another airline has bitten the dust!

August 30, 2008

Another low-cost long-haul airline has gone bust, and this one feels close to home, as we very nearly booked some cheap tickets to the States with this airline recently! Zoom announced that: Zoom Airlines sincerely regrets to advise its customers that it has suspended operations with effect from 19:00 hrs on Thursday 28 August 2008. […]

Baby’s teething and Bf’s on earlies…

August 28, 2008

I’m sorry I’ve been a bit quiet this past week… Bf has been off, and I’ve just had other priorities taking up EVERY spare second I’ve had. I’ve had less free time this past week than I did when I worked full-time, and still had 2 children to look after when my day in the […]

Manequin anyone?

August 27, 2008

Well, I guess life continues… Bf’s been off for the past few days, but life has been pretty uneventful. I heard back from the company that I applied for the job with, and have just completed an on-line evaluation assessment for them. It was quite intense and involved a heap of on-line research that I […]

Human tragedy tales emerging from the Spanair JK5022 Crash

August 26, 2008

I was just catching up on the Spanair JK 5022 Crash in Madrid from last week, and have read some really sad stories. There were two that particularly left a lump in my throat… One was that a male passenger, Ruben Santana Mateo tried to get off the flight. Apparently he was not happy with […]

Crewing called

August 25, 2008

Well, after my last post, I dozed off for a few hours with Baby… When we woke, I took her downstairs to make some lunch. I was confronted by an ‘organised mess of rc model engine parts and spares’ that he had cleaned and spread out to take photographs of for Ebay… This of course meant that I could not […]

Bank Holiday weekend

August 24, 2008

Bf’s been off for about 3 days now, and isn’t flying again until Thursday, unless crewing ring with some overtime for him… It’s bank holiday weekend, and the weather is absolutely rubbish today. He’s doing my head in with his rc models, and is downstairs tinkering with one even as I type this. At least […]

Not 21 any more

August 23, 2008

I t is only 7pm, but I am ready to go to sleep. I went out for my friend’s 30th birthday yesterday (the friend I met in antenatal classes with the loser-ex-fiance who has been leading a double life). About ten of us went to a bar/night club that I have heard lots about, and always […]

OMG! Maybe it WAS meant to be…

August 21, 2008

After my glum day of mourning the loss of my role yesterday. I was touched by the kind words like-“things happen for a reason”; and thought they were nice, but well, it’s an old chiche right? I didn’t bother logging on during the day to look at jobs; because I wasn’t in the right mind set. I […]

Update to the Spanair Crash Story.

August 21, 2008

It gets worse. This was apparently the SECOND take-off attempt! An earlier take-off was delayed after the plane’s pilot reported a breakdown in a gauge that measures temperature outside the plane, Spanair spokeswoman Susana Vergara said. It was on the second takeoff attempt that the plane crashed. An earlier attempt had to be averted after […]