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Ramblings about flying for fun and profit

international flying

  • 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…

  • Crew call at 3 am

    Here I am, awake since midnight, waiting for the next crew call that should come an hour from now. Actually, that sounds worse than it is. For me, one of the hardest things, physically, to contend with as a professional pilot is the effect that time zone changes have on your ability to get reasonable…