Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's Better in the Bahamas

Taken from the Bahamas tourism site:

It's Better in the Bahamas!

After four days off it's time to go back to work. My wife had me installing hardwood for three days and painting today. It's time to go back to work and get some rest. Two posts ago we were talking about radio work, phraseology and effective communication. Next time my wife mentions a "to-do list" I'm not going to say, "no!" Because that doesn't work. Instead, I'm going to use my deep authoritative captain's voice and bark out, "negative!" After she stops laughing, I'll probably ask, "what's next on the list?"

Tomorrow I'm off to do a Nassau turn and then to YHZ (Halifax) for a long layover. I'm going to need it. I just realized I have a talk to do in front of a group of air cadets and their parents this week and I haven't done anything. I think I'm getting carried away with this blogging.

Doug bound for sunny skies in the Bahamas.


Sergei said...


From the Flight Deck said...

Sergei. "Unable" is another good one.

Just finished my Nassau turn and I'm now in YHZ Halifax for 30 hours.


crsctl said...

Quick question - You have referred in two posts that there aren't any 3 or 4 engine aircraft registered in Canada. Assuming you mean airlines what about First Air, Morningstar, Kelona Flight Craft, Buffalo Airways and Air Tindi to name a few?

From the Flight Deck said...

Crsctl. I thought someone might contest this point.

This is what I said, "Incidentally, there are no three or four engine "Canadian" registered commercial airliners operating in Canada.

What I meant by an airliner is a modern jet aircraft that flies passengers - not cargo. Having said that, First Air flies passengers in their B727. Oops.

I should have said a modern jet airliner. Here's one definition: A jet airliner is a passenger airplane that is powered by jet engines.

Good points though!

Capt. Doug

whywhyzed said...

Airline 'efficiency' question:

Are you just hangin out in YHZ for 30 hrs because you're scheduled to operate a flight out of there? If so, why don't you just deadhead there in time to operate the flight? Must be boring.

Maybe I misunderstood your post and the 30 hrs includes operating some flights out of there for the 30 hr period. (?)

From the Flight Deck said...

Whywhyzed. We are scheduled to operate a flight early tomorrow (Tuesday) morning back to YYZ. There are lots of long layovers particularly in YHZ.
The YHZ commuters love them. My F/O is home with his family leaving his captain to blog in his hotel room.

Give me a few minutes, I'll be posting.

Capt. Doug in YHZ

Lakotahope said...

No, No Captain Doug. That pic with all of the nice looking water and of course, the bikini'd lass needs to be at a somewhat higher resolution. I use some of your pics for wallpaper and I change them frequently. Sometime about January, I could have seen her, er, I mean this beach pic as an inspiration for upcoming events in Spring 2010....thanks Tom

From the Flight Deck said...

Lakotahope. Sorry about the low res. With winter upon us, every time I pass the "Better in Bahamas" post on my blog, I slow down to look at the picture.
Of course, it's because of the white sand and sun.

I received a question from enRoute you sent in. Unfortunately it would require a lot more than 90 words to answer so they rejected it.

I'll post down the road a response.

Thanks Tom