Globe with the words Around the Pattern cured around the top half.

Ramblings about flying for fun and profit


  • Commuting Weather Worries

    I mentioned previously that my OE trip was to start soon, implying that I was going to be commuting to my assigned base to start the trip. Since I was still officially in training the commute was for ‘company business’ and allowed me to book confirmed seats.  That meant I didn’t have to worry about…

  • The Commuting Pilot Flying International Routes

    OK, I think I’m back close to the right time zone. The last day of a trip for a commuting pilot can seem to last forever….. mainly because it does. Example: 4:30 am Japan time, wake up, just because. Couldn’t sleep. 9:30 am Japan time, receive crew call and leave for the airport an hour…