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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Training

Well, I'm back in training..... Hopefully for the last time in my career. It's always good to re-boot the brain (or what I have left of one), and as is true throughout an aviation career..... training is where you reconnect with the same folks that went through it last time.

After flying the DC9 for 19 years, it was probably time to move on. I did a short stint on the A320 (so I learned that "language"...probably something close to French), and now I'm learning to speak Boeing FMS. It makes sense, but sometimes getting through the pages on the MCDU is like navigating the Pentagon with a visitor's pass. Three weeks into it and I'm done with systems. I only got a 96%, but passing is all that matters. I'm not a big fan of computer generated tests. Tomorrow is my procedures validation. That's where I get to prove that I can not only confuse the computers...but also confuse the evaluator. Wish me luck. Full flight simulators start next week.

The 757 is a beautiful airplane, and I hear the 767 is one of the nicest passenger jets you'd ever want to fly (but that comment comes from 75/767 drivers). Short of the T38, I've never flown an aircraft with this much power. This should be something.

Well, three more weeks to go and then on to my OE flights. With any luck I'll have a few weeks off to spend with Charlie and Connie.... maybe even Sam (my oldest) if he's up for a visit.

Connie.....thanks you for all of your love and support through all of this.

SPUD