Tag: airline careers

Apology to those who think I hate Embry Riddle

Just to clarify: I meant no disrespect for Embry Riddle in my previous post regarding “The Bachelor – On The Wings of Love.” Personally, the only exposure I’ve had to ERAU is listening to the cockpit experiences of my husband and his pilot friends. When they hear about how “Grandpa Moneybags paid for my training […]

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The Bachelor: On The Wings of Love?

The Captain of Her Heart? When I first heard that the new season of ABC’s The Bachelor was going to feature an airline pilot, I thought it was a joke. Knowing what I know as the wife of a pilot, I was baffled that any woman would willingly thrust herself into the pilot wifestyle. Then […]

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Just in Time…

Just as I was leaving for the Imogen Heap concert on Thursday night, I encountered an automotive obstacle. My car, which had been showing no symptoms of illness, wouldn’t start. The battery seemed fine, as the radio and lights worked, but the engine wouldn’t turn over. Since I was at my parents’ house, they let […]

"Have you thought of making a career change?"

Yesterday, my neighbor’s daughter was over at our house afterschool, when Taylor got called off on a trip during his reserve shift. The mom was still at work, and we had to scramble to make arrangements for the time until she was back from work. She made a comment like, “Don’t you hate it when […]

First Officer Jeffrey Skiles: Right Seat Hero

As the wife of a First Officer pilot, I’ve felt some disappointment about the reduced media bravado for First Officer Jeffrey Skiles. His role in the successful splash landing on the Hudson was just as vital as Captain Sully’s. A CA/FO relationship must be a well-oiled machine, as any pilot will tell you. “Pilot flying” […]

Wise Words from Sully

Oops! Wrong Sully! There we go! US Airways Captain Chesley Sullenberger Yesterday, Chesley Sullenberger, First Officer Jeffrey B. Skiles, and air traffic controller Patrick Harten received a standing ovation on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, prior to testifying before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, U.S. House of Representatives. […]