Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Back to where I started

After almost 8 years I will finally be moving to the left seat....I got the upgrade.

I was awarded Captain in the aircraft I was originally hired on. It's not the aircraft I currently fly. There's more....I will be commuting.

Bidding on a new status is complicated. I played the cards just right to get my upgrade in a way that I can bid out whenever I can hold Captain in my current base. Normally at my airline if you CHOOSE to upgrade to a current Captain seat you are locked in for 2 years. This is to help the airline recoup the training cost.

When I bid for my upgrade I picked all Captain seats in my current base. I then stated if I was displaced I would like to hold Captain in an another base. That's what happened. I was first awarded Captain in my current base, but due to more senior pilots being displaced out of my current base, I was displaced to another base.

Training should start in January and I should be on the line in March. It's been a long time coming.


  1. Good to see a new post! Been missing your updates.

  2. Congrats! Thanks for the update, I too miss your posts

  3. Congrats! Been missing your posts as well.

  4. Congratulations Darren! I started following your blog back in early 2009. Still stop in. You guys at your company have been through a lot. Glad to hear things are moving along. Really happy for you. Hopefully you'll get some PIC time and head to greener pastures soon.

    - Cody from LIT

  5. Welcome back!!! And Congrats on the left seat promotion.. I believe you liked your previous plan better than the current one?? Your going to make a great Captain!

  6. Congratulations, pleased for you. Hope you get home base soon.


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