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Entries from December 2007

Goodbye 2007!

December 31st, 2007 · No Comments

867 hours, 24 minutes. That’s how much time I logged this year in the 737 as of today. Happy new year, everyone!

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That new airplane smell…

December 27th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I had the pleasure of flying one of my airline’s newest airplane yesterday. N900WN was waiting for us on the ramp in BUR as we arrived to begin our day. It had been delivered on December 9th and still looked as if it were straight off the Boeing factory floor. It even had that new […]

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Typhoid Marys…

December 20th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I’m becoming a germophobe. I’m already a curmudgeon, a grouch, an instigator, and an a-hole, so adding the title “germophobe” to the list really isn’t much trouble. It’s not that I’m afraid of bacteria and viruses. It’s more that I get angry (really angry) at the people who are obviously carriers and don’t care enough […]

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Bookworm…

December 19th, 2007 · 3 Comments

I’ve been a reading fiend over the past several months. Since the beginning of September, I’ve read: Terry Brooks’ The Word And The Void series (three books) and the first two books of his subsequent trilogy The Genesis Of Shannara (which picks up where The Word And The Void trilogy leaves off), Mary Stewart’s The […]

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65 is the new 60…

December 19th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The legislation that proposed an increase of the mandatory retirement age for pilots from 60 to 65 has passed Congress and been signed by the President. It went into effect the minute it was signed, making every pilot born 60 years and one day before the bill was signed by “W” pretty much SOL. Every […]

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I’m quite proud of this one…

December 8th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Taken at Van Nuys Airport just before sundown on December 5. I went with the specific intent of practicing my panning skills while experimenting a little bit with shutter speeds to try and get my images to turn out sharper. This image turned out just perfectly! If you’re a wide-screen monitor user, I’ve made this […]

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They got me…

December 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments

I was all scheduled to have the weekend off to spend with my wife and daughter. That, lately, is a luxury I haven’t had because of my juniority at the company. But with Christmas on a Tuesday this year, I was able to get a nice line for December of three-day trips with weekends off […]

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