"Pic of the day" sent in by Craig M from Ottawa. He watched flight tracker for days until he got the shot of all shots. It's beautiful.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Just "plane" people
I've been getting lots of links to this WAR (World Air Route) "Just planes" video on Air Canada's A320 fleet.
So why wasn't I in this video....is the question asked???? Just because I write for enRoute, have a book, (sold two last night at FL 380), give presentations and talks on behalf of AC, answer to the PR department, teach weather to the new hires, and command their A320 on average 75 to 85 hours a month....I am NOT management nor a supervisor.
I'm just seniority number 1171 bidding 194 out of 382 Toronto based A320 captains. A nobody with a blog. :(((
But keep in mind these guys and one girl did a GREAT JOB!!!! Really!!! And yes all of them are supervisors and management (except maybe the female F/O) who are all junior to me. No I am not sore. Again, I approached this production company, but they stipulated the fleet manager picks the pilots. That's fair.
Everyone loves talking about their job and this unequivocally pertains to pilots. There would have been a line up to do that video. And besides, these guys were better looking and articulated very well! lol
Sometimes I wonder why I do what I do. Tomorrow I will be teaching a class of new hires weather for five hours on a holiday! (I had to bid the day off) No one else is teaching except for me. I am not really impressed, especially when I am host to visiting relatives.
As a lark, I checked the schedules of these junior supervisors. Either they are on vacation or have the long weekend off.
My Toronto bound flight is scheduled in near Midnight meaning I walk in the door at 1:00 a.m and my course starts 9: 00 a.m. But wait, crew sked just called me here in San Francisco and my flight is now 45 minutes delayed. That's 45 airline minutes. Translation...I won't be waking up my visiting relatives until 2:30 a.m or so.
Yes, sometimes I wonder why I do what I do. And "number one" repetitively asks the same question. Big time! LOL