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

Posts Tagged ‘living with a long-haul pilot

How can you trust a Pilot and accept his chosen career? …You really can you know!

February 15, 2011

I included the above picture to demonstrate the ways that one individual can be viewed stereotypically by a number of different people and perspectives. How we perceive others is subjective, that is to say that thoughts are not facts. I often receive emails or blog comments, rants and pleas for help from pilot wives and […]

I’m having a self-pity-party, and you’re all invited…

December 12, 2009

I just NEEDED to post and vent my frustration and upset, so please excuse my negative outburst… I’m really suffering tonight; not feeling at all well and I can’t sleep because of the disgusting, acrid, chemical taste in my mouth from the medication. I know it’s supposed to make me better, but the side effects […]

“Help I’ve been Hijacked!” Fear, resentment and insecurity in a pilot relationship…

March 24, 2009

Well, Bf was much nicer to me after my last post. He took me out to lunch that very day, we took the bike and trailer for Baby and had lunch at a nearby farm restaurant.  He gave me time out for me the next day and I was able to get out and go […]

Long-haul resentment

March 19, 2009

I have really struggled this month with all of Bf’s coming and going, and the building work at the very most invasive stage. We had the knock through carried out upstairs, and for a period, we had a doorway into the new room above the garage (that as yet still has no garage door) with only limited floor […]

Skype is a gift from God in a ‘pilot relationship’!

February 4, 2009

Well, today wasn’t too bad. I didn’t even attempt to go to bed until about 3:30am, whenBf Skype’d me after he got back from eating. I had taken my laptop up to bed with me and we talked on web-cam for about twenty minutes.  He suggested I go to sleep, as he knew how late it was, but I […]

Girly Night In

November 4, 2008

Well, Bf is on a trip… But I haven’t had time to miss him. I organised a girlfriend and her little two girls to come over and stay. Her oldest is only 18 months old (10 days younger than Baby); and her youngest is 12 weeks old!!! She must be totally MAD! I am exhausted! […]

The Prodigal Pilot Returns! Let’s slaughter the fatted calf, be grateful and make merry!

September 30, 2008

Well, Bf got back, at last. Though it wasn’t quite the reunion I had hoped for. Bf was, understandably, completely knackered after his eleven hour flight home (as was I from no sleep) and we both crashed into bed asleep, for a few hours whilst baby took her nap. We woke, and I cooked roast chicken. […]

Raising Babies with a Pilot

September 27, 2008

Well, actually, I haven’t had a chance to get bored since my last post. Baby’s got EIGHT molar teeth coming through all at once, meaning she’s been suffering with loose bowels and severe nappy rash. She wont let me near her mouth to brush her teeth or rub bonjella or calgel on them and has […]