Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Last flight in the 200/300

Yup, it's finally here! I will be moving to the new Q400 as of Monday. I will be flying what is described as a small big plane, rather than a big small plane. I have enjoyed all the people i worked with on the 'sustaining' fleet as its called at work, but i'm looking forward to a new plane with "jet like speeds!"

The training is 2 weeks of CBT, a day of performance, emergency procedures and i think about 4 sim's both fixed base and full motion, before i do 20 sectors of line flying. At least i think it's 20.

Photos and more to come shortly.

Tomorrow will be the last flight, for the Armidale overnight. 


  1. Currently completing the Q400 ground school here in the UK!

    I have three weeks of ground school, 2 weeks simulator (all full motion) then onto line training for 40 sectors.

    Completely new to the type. Ground school is interesting, certainly an abnormal piece of kit! Hope you enjoy!

  2. Awesome man, looking forward to reading stories from the big machine!

  3. Congratulations Mike! I love reading the blogs of guys who are a few years ahead of me progression-wise and seeing that it all works out in the end.