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
BoeingERJ1000 wrote:Nice report, I enjoyed it. By the way, do you prefer the CRJ or ERJ? I'm a fan of the ERJ due to the single seat side and how it feels like a private jet.
SESGDL wrote:Great report!
WestwoodBruin wrote:Really great photos! Loved the night shots out the window. They turned out great. Thanks for sharing!
This trip was my last flights of 2021, and my first flights in 2022. These flights were to Indianapolis, for the initial part of airline training. My flights were booked for me a few weeks before I was leaving. The last few days of 2021, had lots of flight delays and cancellations. I originally had ...Jump to post
I also just went to the Delta museum at ATL in November. It was super cool. My favorite was the 747 and 767.Jump to post
Gillbilly wrote:From my experience, landing on that runway at Boston tends to be firm with hard braking and I'm assuming it might be due to it being one of the shorter runways at Boston.
debonair wrote:Nice TR! I have to admit, that I just love the interior - mood lightning, large PTV and new curved overhead bins. Great job Delta!
I still have credits from the last two years, that I need to use. I was looking around at flights, and saw some Delta flights that I was interested in. I noticed they were flying Atlanta – Boston on the 757. They also were flying a 737-800 from BOS-LGA. The last time I flew this flight it was on an ...Jump to post
Very good report and happy to read how well the UAL Flight Attendant handled the issue. The IAH part got my attention so curious where did you get dinner at IAH as there are some pretty darn good spots in about every terminal? I don't really remember where I ate. It wasn't any place special. It was...Jump to post
Great review. Hopefully, someday you could upgrade yourself to F in order to get the royal treatment you deserve! That aside, I find the 757 to be the most stable single-aisle airplane in the air, your particular intermittently turbulent flight notwithstanding. Always good to see you review the net...Jump to post
I've done so many day trips, and I've probably done 4 or 5, where I flew across the country and back on a redeye in about 24 hours. I started doing it for miles. My favorite one was when I flew a Cathay Pacific 777-300 from YVR-JFK. That was a nice flight. The worst one I ever did, I started it with...Jump to post
I was going to Dallas for a week, for a class I had to take and to take my ATP written. My flights were booked for me. On my way to DFW, I was on an American 737-800 nonstop right to Dallas. For the flight back, I would be taking United with a layover in Houston. I had just flown into PBI the night ...Jump to post
I originally had plans to go with my sister on a trip for a week. But, something came up and she wasn’t able to go. I had a few weeks off before I start airline training. So, I decided to still use the flights I had and just go somewhere else. I decided to go see my other sister in Portland for a fe...Jump to post
SyracuseAvGeek wrote:Glad you were able to experience WN out of SYR, I was on the first flight out… how full was your SYR-BWI flight?
BWIAirport wrote:Congrats on getting your 1000 hours. Hope you enjoyed your time on Southwest and at BWI!
This was from my recent trip back to New York, for Thanksgiving. I needed 1000 hours of flying to be able to start at an airline, as a pilot. My flying job ended at the end of October. I was still short 117 hours, after the job ended. For the month of November, I came down to Florida to rent a plane...Jump to post
I was supposed to be on this flight too. But, I had to cancel it at the last minute. I wanted to go on the first one, because I've been waiting for Southwest to start SYR for years. But, I'm going to be flying Southwest out of SYR for Thanksgiving next week.Jump to post