Sorry for the lack of updates. Commuting makes me want to enjoy as much possible off time as possible.
I'm currently on vacation in the Outer Banks. When I get back I have 4 more days commuting then I hit long term training for a new aircraft.
Yesterday I left the vacation house at 4:50 AM, drove 90 minutes to Norfolk, hopped a ride to Chicago, rented a car, drove to the Westin, attended a job fair, drove back to the airport, hopped a ride back to Norfolk (ironically in the same tail number and same seat!) and pulled back into the vacation driveway at midnight.
I think that was my last dog and pony show.
I had a few minutes face to face with recruiters from Delta, United and American. There were other airlines there, but none that interested me.
Since I fly for free my total cost was $150 to attend the job fair plus another $100 for a rental car and gas.
Over the last two years I've spent more than $900 on job fairs.
In reality I don't want to commute the rest of my life. My family has a great house, my daughter has a great school and friends she enjoys. I can't see us moving just for my job. That means getting a job with my mainline partner since they have a base where I live. So all my focus will now be on getting a job with them.
I have about 150 hours of turbine Pilot In Command time. I should be flying again in October. Once I hit the line again I will be flying much more than I do now.
Back to vacation.