Paul is an in-charge flight attendant with Air Canada but has moved up the ranks with the Air Cadet squadron. It was his last night at the squadron as he will be moving up the ranks.
Besides getting lost for 10 minutes in downtown Toronto, the night went quite well. I plugged in Lakeshore East versus Lakeshore West in my GPS. Glad I don't do that in the airplane- get mixed up with east and west.
I taught Air Cadets when I was a new instructor and realized then what a great package they were getting - private pilot license and making life time friends with most of them getting their license before their car license. Sweet!
Things were slowing up a little during dinner (they put me on the pedestal - I was guest of honour) so I suggested doing my talk a little out of order. I had a 5:45 a.m check in (4:30 wake up) and I didn't get home until 1o:30 p.m. I think I oohed and awed them with my PowerPoint presentation. I've been asked back to give talks to other squadrons.
It's noon in Halifax (N.S). I've already done a full Rapidair flight to YUL (Montreal) with a flight attendant in the jumpseat (he did an "all-nighter YVR red eye"). Then an aircraft change followed by de-icing to rid of frost in Montreal. A back course approach on runway 32 in near gale winds greeted us in YHZ. One leg back to YUL where we get to stay at the "donut."
It's off to Toronto early tomorrow and then a Fort Lauderdale turn.