Our layover hotel in Halifax at 5:00 a.m during the snowstorm
last week. This same hotel was the venue for our high school prom some 31 years ago.
Today, it was finally announced we will be having a reunion. "Disco Doug" will be in attendance this July.
This is what the roads looked like in front of the hotel. We had a cab driver originally from Montreal drive us to the airport. He did an excellent job. I had him again this morning and let's just say he wastes no time getting to the airport in any condition.
Just finished a three day pairing with two nights in Halifax. Pilots bid their schedules through a computer based system. I qualified Halifax layovers a little too much and because of it I've been overdosing on Halifax.
This pairing consisted of 7 legs (flights) with five of these flights requiring deicing. I am getting very familiar with the deice checklist. Someone mentioned if the flight deices then we lost most of our profit for the flight.
I missed the storm which passed through Toronto although I arrived there the next morning with slippery taxi-ways to greet me. We were told to hold short of runway 15R and I applied the brakes 30 feet prior to the hold short line. The only glitch, we slid 30 feet past the hold short line. Luckily the runway was not an active runway.
Overnight more snow will be blanketing metro. I'll be checking in during the wee hours at 6:10 a.m. And you can probably guess where I'm off to. (Nadia it's flight 602 with flight 121 on the return).
As mentioned in a previous post I can not exceed 82 hours for this month or I will be forced to drop my last pairing. Right now I'm up to 80 hrs 54 mins. It will be close because I guarantee I'll be following the deice checklist at the CDF readying for yet another flight to Halifax.