Tuesday, May 22, 2012


After 4 weeks in Europe, its back to the daily grind with an Armidale overnight tomorrow. Gotta remember what to say on the radios, recalls and limitations on the plane, SOP's etc. It's actually amazing how much it feels like i have forgotten in only 4 weeks. But i'm sure that it's a good thing, because when it all becomes so routine and the same everyday, it can't be a good thing!

So although being on holidays is awesome, it will also be good to get back in a plane and take to the skies! Hopefully i have a captain who doesn't mind my lack of ability after 4 weeks! :)

As i said in a post previously, i'm looking forward to a new challenge on the Dash8 - Q400, where i have had a successful bid. Training i believe is to be towards the end of July, so still a little bit of a wait, but awesome none the less. My roommate who flies it said he was screaming back from Canberra yesterday at 430 knots groundspeed. Pretty amazing for a turboprop. Can't wait. It's probably one of the few planes most pilots will say has enough power haha. I think as pilots, you are never truly happy with the power or weight and always want the next thing. Some of the older guys tell me it isn't true, but i don't believe them just yet! And although impressive for a turboprop, it still has a fatal flaw, and that is a lack of jets. But still, looking back over the years, it could be a single engine piston.. so no, i'm not complaining, just aspiring!

So i don't have tooooo many flying photos at this point, well prob none that i can post without trouble! So i will post a few from the trip.. Enjoy!