What are your plans for May? Depending on which airline you work for, you typically get your monthly roster 2-4 weeks in advance, and the roster pretty much controls your life. It tells you when you have to go to bed early, in order to be fully rested for a 5 am check-in, and when it is better to stay awake, so you are prepared for that night flight tomorrow.
On a long flight, food is often the highlight of the day. If you’ve run out of other things to talk about, you can always discuss the crew meal. Here is a sample of this month’s culinary delights:
To many people, working as a pilot seems like the perfect job. You get paid to see the world, and it’s front row seats! Though the road to that cloud-surfing job can be both long and winding, not to mention expensive. The job comes with a lot of sacrifices such as being away from your family and working while everybody else is off. However, we still believe that we have the world’s best job, and here are our thoughts on why we became pilots.
Time flies, literally speaking, and the photo above is more than 10 years old. Mike and I were preparing for a school flight out of Roskilde in a DA-40, which was the aircraft our school used for single engine training flights.