I am currently on Long Call Reserve, so I have a 12 hour call out minimum. I had a few days off, followed by a few days of Reserve. So, I decided to go down to Florida for a few days. The night before I had flown a flight from LGA-RIC. I originally thought of going right from RIC to Florida. But I e...Jump to post
As always, nice trip report. A few things, though. * DCA can get annoying because there is no ramp, so everyone inbound and outbound talks to Ground. Usually it isn't that bad. But, I've flown in there a few times when it was really busy and it was a mess. Also doesn't help that it is a small airpo...Jump to post
Huge fan of these pilot's perspective trip reports! As someone who hopes to be a pilot (I'm a few years under the minimum age), they help me get a sense of what daily life as a pilot should be like. Question: I've noticed that you fly both the E175 with Normal and Enhanced winglets. Is there any di...Jump to post
I really enjoy these trip reports. Great to get a different perspective. It’s interesting to see just how much padding is added to the scheduled trip times - many of your flights left quite late yet still managed to arrive on schedule. Oh, I know it. The block times on some of these flights is craz...Jump to post
IFlyVeryLittle wrote:To what extent are automated marshallers used? Or is that even a thing? And if its a thing, you'd still need wingwalkers, right?
I had plans to go see some family in Atlanta when I had a few days off of work. I was going for one night. There were two flights that I was looking at taking. One was a Delta 737-900, or a jetBlue E190 both from JFK. They both were leaving within 30 minutes of each other. The jetBlue flight had a f...Jump to post
jaybird wrote:THANK YOU! Love your trip reports .. you should put'm in a book!
N62NA wrote:Love reading trip reports from pilots. Thank you!
phllax wrote:Just curious who paid for the Captain to get to EWR and did he go in his own car or taxi/limo?
Thanks for the TR. It's great to see a pilot's perspective. Out of LGA, it's unusual for me to see a straight-out takeoff from 13 instead of that immediate right-hand turn over Flushing Meadows, then left-hand hook over the Whitestone Bridge. A lot of times off of Runway 13 we get the Whitestone Cl...Jump to post
This was a trip that I worked last month. It was a three day trip. We were supposed to have one captain for the entire trip. But the original captain had called off, only a few hours before. The new captain texted me that she would be coming in on another flight. It was running a little late, and sh...Jump to post
My family moved from Syracuse in the fall. I still have some family in the area, and I have been back only once for not even a day on my first trip of IOE. We had an overnight in SYR. But it is nice in Syracuse in the summer, and I hadn’t seen some people in a while. So I decided to go up for a few ...Jump to post
TUGMASTER wrote:Hey jetblue01, Thank you.!!!
Happy landings .!
BoeingERJ1000 wrote:These 2 trip reports were very fun to read! It's great to see the pilots' perspective. Wish you the best with your career!
ConnectAir wrote:Thank you for 2 very interesting trip reports!
I'm curious (and I understand if you can't share this), but what are the Canada specific arrival procedures?
Thank you, it's nice to read something a little different - especially when you've also added some really cool photos that illustrate what is going on. Appreciate it, I know these take ages to write! It was also cool to write it out all out, and write something a little different then a normal oneJump to post
CO7e7 wrote:I enjoyed reading both of your reports. I wish you the very best.
LBBflyer wrote:AndrewJM70 wrote:Brilliant report again - thanks very much for posting.
Agreed, I have enjoyed reading both so far.
This is from my second trip of IOE. It would be a two day trip. I had just finished my first trip of IOE the night before. I was back to the airport the next afternoon. The plan for the day would be a Columbus, Ohio turn, and then we would end up in Toronto. The next day we would fly back to New Yor...Jump to post
First thing that caught my eye was the statement when I was in HS in 2015 ...Oh to be young again lol.. You have a nice long career ahead on a nice airplane to start off with and right now it is a good time to a pilot. Those times can change quickly however. Enjoy the ride and good luck I am enviou...Jump to post
zachary165 wrote:Dang. All the reassignments and weather dodging puts my IOE to shame. The only exciting thing other than flying the jet for the first time was flying into HHH. Congrats and hopefully I'll see you on the line
Congrats at envoy. It’s always intimidating the very first flight of IOE. i remember my first IOE flight and while I was physically as pilot flying in the airplane, and it lasted all of 20 minutes, I was mentally still hanging on to the horizontal stab by fingernails. But by leg number 9 that day 1...Jump to post
AviationLuver wrote:Lovely report. I hope to see many, many trip reports from you in the future!
UAL777UK wrote:Fantastic report, really enjoyed it from the pilots view. Onwards and upwards with your career.
Quite enjoyed the read myself, sounds like a busy trip, but I'm sure that's best all round to be doing everything repeatedly. Appreciate the time you took to write this up! It was a pretty eventful first few days. I got to see a lot, and like you said all the repetition helped to solidify everythingJump to post
I noticed that on the leg into DCA you landed to the north - if the winds had required a River Visual approach, would you be able to fly that so early in your line flying or is it something that requires a greater level of preparation, for example in a simulator? I would have been able to if I was ...Jump to post
QF93 wrote:Thanks for a great series of trip reports and providing a perspective we don’t normally get to see.
LHUSA wrote:Big congrats to you! What a milestone. Thanks for sharing from this perspective!
Fantastic report from a different perspective. And congrats! I remember the few lessons I took I had many good landings and some bad ones and my Instructor would always tell not to beat myself up and learn from my mistakes. The Embraers hold a special place in my heart. I was born in the city they ...Jump to post
atcsundevil wrote:Congrats and best of luck! Based on where you did a lot of flying, you'll probably hear me on the other end of the frequency sooner or later.
debonair wrote:Congrats! All the best for your career. And don't forget, always fly on
This trip report is going to be a little bit different. This is going to be my first trip as an airline pilot. I had two trips that were scheduled for IOE. They would be with two different Check Airman(CKA). I had about 5 weeks off from when I took my checkride, until I started IOE. When I saw the d...Jump to post
I've been following your journey now for several years as you pursued this opportunity. Looks like you're getting close, if not already there. Best of luck! The timing couldn't be better for young men and women to become pilots. Thank You! I had my first trip earlier this month, and have been prett...Jump to post
LH4116 wrote:Thanks for the report, very enjoyable read!
Yes, the DFW-SYD route will head southwest over the Pacific. That's not the only ultra-long haul route that may standout to someone who has not been in aviation much the last few years. A few others of note: Qantas 787-9 DRW-LHR 16:53 Singapore A350-900 SIN-EWR 18:25 The other night I was flying ou...Jump to post
The meal from the USA to London looks as usual mediocre except for the cheese. They serve these cheap deserts and a few pieces of lettuce. The breakfast looks awful. They used to serve a nice croissant with butter and jam which was really good and filling. The meal from London looks good. What was ...Jump to post
Hi, Just firstly to say many thanks for the report. Really nice creation of atmosphere and plenty of the right kind of details for me so it was appreciated thanks! And maybe if possible and curious just a few small thoughts as a reader: 1. I liked the whole end-of-school element since it reminded m...Jump to post
I wanted to go on a trip before I started working. I was going to go with my sister. We looked around at a few places, but decided we wanted to go to Europe. My sister was finishing up her semester, and couldn’t go until the end of the month. One place that had a lot of open seats, was London, and n...Jump to post
A few weeks ago I rode in the jumpseat, to do some observation flights during my time off between my checkride and IOE. There is limited options of flights I could do down in Florida. Some of my family happened to be going to Washington, DC. I decided to go up and meet them for the weekend. One of m...Jump to post
Thanks for this review. I love reviews of extinct airlines, especially US. What were they like to fly with, service-wise? They were okay. Never my favorite, but I flew them a lot around the Northeast, Arizona and Jamaica. The airbuses didn't have any TVs or anywhere to charge your phone, and the fl...Jump to post
This trip was from May 2017. I had wanted to fly on Virgin America, before their merger with Alaska. I also had never been to SFO. I figured this would be a good opportunity to kill two birds, with one stone. I would be flying PHX-SFO on an American A321. Then I’d be flying Redwood from SFO-PDX. The...Jump to post
This was from May 2018. I had just finished the semester, and my finals. During college I stayed through the summers, and continued flight training even though there weren’t any classes during the summer. I had a Southwest gift card I wanted to use. I figured while I had a few days off, I would do a...Jump to post
I have a few weeks off now, while I am waiting for IOE. I have some old trip reports that I wrote up while I was in college, that I never posted. I also have pictures from some old trips that I never wrote up. While I have the time off now, I figured I’d work on putting some old ones together. This ...Jump to post
tb727 wrote:Congrats on the check ride!
The flying has been good since I'm off reserve. It was slow staring up but reserve should be fairly short
Great report and congrats on the checkride! I did mine back in October and had pretty much the same scenario except it was DTW to ORD. Be sure to ride some jumpseats in your time off. It'll be the last time you get that much time off in a row for a while. Yeah, a lot of people in my class had the D...Jump to post
A few days ago, I finished airline training. I passed my checkride, and am now an ATP and have my first type rating! It’s been a busy few months, and am happy to finally be done with training. They are backed up on check airman, so I’ll have about a month off before IOE. These flights were from the ...Jump to post
I still haven't flown on the jetBlue A220. How does it compare to the A320/21 and E190? I also flew on N395DZ back in January from Atlanta - West Palm BeachJump to post
I am almost done with my airline training. Earlier in training, I had a few weeks at home to do my systems training on the IPad. After I was done, it was back to Indianapolis for a week to continue my training. I was only going for a week, so I didn’t have to pack that much. I figured I would finish...Jump to post