Done with my 4 day. I'm looking to trade my trips on weeks 3 and 4. Reason? Just don't care to fly with the Captain on my line. He's pretty much here just for the paycheck. Not much regard for anything or anyone else. The seat belt sign never turned off on any flight...even in glass smooth air. He didn't want to be bothered with it. It's his ship....I have no control over that aspect.
There's more than just that. Not going to get into the nitty gritty but I will just say, he can't handle the physical demands of this job as well as he used to.
I don't wish to spend 8 more days on the flight deck with him. He traded out of next week before our last trip started. Fine by me.
My entire crew this week was over 60. Quite the age gap as I'm 35 years old.
The trip was fairly routine. Lots of short legs.
I did have a revelation of sorts on the employee bus though. I am ready to be a Captain.
I knew I wasn't ready on day one....or even after 3 years.....but I know I'm ready now. The only thing holding me back? Time.
Enough for now....time to go read Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise to my daughter.