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Entries from June 2005

1,000 visitors…

June 28th, 2005 · 2 Comments

A crisp, brand new $1 bill to whoever claims to be my 1,000th visitor. Send me a screen-capture or something. First day of OE went surprisingly well yesterday. More later on about that stuff.

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One Six Right: The Review!

June 26th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Many of us here are passionate about what we do. Many of us have a love for flying that runs so deeply in our hearts that people wonder about our very sanity. This movie is born of that love. Brian J. Terwilliger was as many of us were: a small child, fingers latched onto the […]

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Moose Sheet!

June 25th, 2005 · No Comments

Most new first officers are all in the same boat the second they set foot on the aircraft they’ll be flying for the first time. We’re all a bit apprehensive. We’re all a bit excited. And of course we’re all after every little tip and trick in the book to make our transition from the […]

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Observation rides…

June 24th, 2005 · No Comments

This morning I left the house at about 5:45am to head over to Burbank Airport. With only two more observation rides required before I start OE, I figured I’d make them as painless as possible. I chose a very short round-trip up to San Jose, CA and back. About 15 minutes prior to departure, the […]

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It’s OVER (finally)!

June 24th, 2005 · 1 Comment

I’m home now. I got in this morning at about 11:00. I had a bit less than three hours of sleep last night, so the first thing I did was to walk in the door, take a shower, and take a nap. The shower worked out okay, but the nap didn’t. Stupid cat. My wife […]

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Phew!

June 22nd, 2005 · 7 Comments

Toughest. Checkride. Ever. Non-event, my ass. The guy was thorough, to say the least. I passed, though.

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Almost there…

June 21st, 2005 · No Comments

Today is our checkride. Everyone says it’s a non-event, so I’m treating it as such…just a really stressful non-event. All kidding aside, I’m actually pretty calm about the whole thing. Last night, our instructor told us both that if it were up to him, he’d check us out as Captains right now. I’m sure he […]

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One Six Right…

June 20th, 2005 · 1 Comment

The release of the movie One Six Right, The Romance of Flying is imminent. If you’re wondering why this is important to me, see my March 25, 2005 blog entry. March Archive Also, please visit the movie’s website. One Six Right EDIT: It looks as if I’ll be seeing the movie even sooner than I […]

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Father’s Day…

June 19th, 2005 · 2 Comments

This is my second Father’s Day. I’m spending it away from my family while I’m in training. I may see Father’s Day a little differently from every other dad on the planet, but I think the holiday should be more for the rest of the family than the father. It should be a day when […]

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Should males be offended??

June 17th, 2005 · 5 Comments

There’s a book and a series of clothing products out right now that are all the rage with adolescent girls. The title of the book is “Boys Are Stupid. Throw Rocks At Them.” The same tag line is festooned upon many a girl’s t-shirt lately as well. Women have been known to giggle when they […]

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