Rants and Reflections from a Regional Airline Pilot
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
City of Light
Last week Dawn and I had our 5th year anniversary. To celebrate, I took her to Paris. I had five days off and there were empty flights going both directions. It was our first time to Paris. I had a chance to go years ago when I was an intern at TWA, it fell apart at the last minute, and I've been meaning to go ever since. It was a quick trip so we didn't get to do everything we would've liked to, but I'm sure we'll be back. Here are some of my favorite pictures from our three days in Paris.
While I loved Paris, I hated the Charles de Gaulle Airport. I certainly saw enough of it. More on that saga next time....
I'm a pilot for a small regional airline based in the Midwest, and a monthly columnist for Flying Magazine. I've been flying since 1994; my career has included stints as a flight instructor, "freight dog," and a First Officer on Q400 turboprops in the Pacific Northwest. I was hired at my current company in 2007, and am now a Captain on the airplane I lovingly refer to as "JungleBus."
This blog is mostly about what it's like to be a young pilot working his way up through the aviation hierarchy, but I also throw in stuff about other interests like travel, motorcycles, and flying small airplanes. I enjoy reading comments and answering questions from fellow aviators and non-pilots alike! If you enjoy what you read here, be sure to check out my "Taking Wing" column each month in Flying Magazine.