Friday, February 19, 2016

My memory is good

So the first day of Captain training....and I was the only student in the class...again.

For the last few years, for various reasons, I have been either the only student in recurrent training (twice) or with just one other student.

Yesterday I just laughed when I found out I was the only Captain upgrading this week. The first day was "Captain Day". It's a class where you are told how to lose your job how to be a Captain.

Today I arrived on day one of aircraft day. I'm the only Captain with 4 First Officers. They, like me, are coming from another aircraft.

Going through the manuals I remember quite a bit. It's been 4 years, but a lot came back to me. Going through the Captain flows I'm feeling very comfortable. Of course it's only day one.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

It's Over

In theory I'm done sitting in the right seat of a regional jet. I flew my last flight yesterday.

I am supposed to start computer based training for my next aircraft next Wednesday. In reality I've been studying for a month.

My last turn was uneventful. The Captain was hired just 6 months before me, but has been Captain for almost a year. Timing is everything.

For now I will post the first photo of my "old" plane. I'm looking forward to the view from the left seat.