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Posts Tagged ‘Pilot

Southwest Pilot delayed take off so that passenger could say farewell to his murdered grandson

January 13, 2011

This story has really touched me.  The link is here, but to summarise: one of the Southwest Pilot’s (together with a ticketing agent) held up the departure of a flight so that a passenger wouldn’t miss his chance to say goodbye to his poor murdered grandson who’s little body was about to be taken to […]

A Pilot’s ‘unique’ blend of parenting advice (Aviation Humour)

January 12, 2011

I thought I’d post this purely because it brought a smile to my face at a difficult time. It was actually sent to me by my Mum.  I do hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!   Supernanny needs to take tips from this airline pilot’s ‘How To’ Guide on corrective parenting… Most […]

XXX TSA Scanner Humour

November 26, 2010

Ok, so I just saw this and I thought it was funny, so I thought I’d post it for you to have a giggle too… It is the Saturday Night Live’s ‘take off’ of the new ‘TSA Image Campaign’. I have written before about my issues with the scanner images in this post called: TSA […]

It’s not me, it’s you.

September 3, 2010

So, I’m going to do the unthinkable now and shatter the illusion that living with my pilot is bliss. Recently, we’ve been going through a rough patch…  This year has, without a single doubt, been the hardest of my life… For those of you who aren’t regular readers: December – My work at my prior […]

Back on track

July 1, 2010

Things are looking up a little since my last post.  We just got back from one of Bf’s work trips (which I will write about in my next entry) and I was offered a new job that I was called about by a recruitment consultant about… I posted my CV on Monster aaaaaaaaages ago, and […]

Dust-to-dust, Ashes-to-volcanic ashes… Lonely times continue.

April 19, 2010

Life still sucks.  Bf is still stuck in Asia because of this volcanic dust cloud that’s decided to linger in European airspace; and by all accounts is having a ball of a time, which is irritating the hell out of me.   Yesterday, he had to go in his uniform to a hotel where some […]

Volcanic Ash has robbed me of my pilot

April 16, 2010

I have really struggled this week… After we got back from France (for my father’s funeral). Bf had no time out with me at all. He got in, chucked his bags down, packed his suitcase for Asia, and I took him to the airport for his 6 day long-haul trip.  Coming home and being alone […]

A touch of the green-eyed trip monster

January 24, 2010

Bf has just got back from a 5 day long-haul trip that I had hoped I would be going on with him too.  Unfortunately, for logistical reasons, it was not possible.  It was a hard goodbye to say through green eyes and I have to be honest I did give him a bit of a […]

Side-Slippery route to success

December 9, 2009

Bf has just come home from his sim check like a child coming out of a theme park. He’s absolutely on top of the world…  Obviously he had passed with flying colours (pardon the pun), but at the end of their assessment; they were still ‘airborne’ and the training captain told bf to just turn […]

I’m sick of swine flu!

April 30, 2009

I am officially concerned.  Bf has operated a rescue flight out to one of the Swine Flu affected areas. He took an empty plane out and spent a little over 24 hours there before returning home… I know the chances of his actually becoming infected are not particularly significant, but it’s naturally playing on my mind, since […]