About my blog:
After hearing some of my stories, my wife has often said to me; “Honey, you should put that into a book! People would love to read it!!” Well that’s sort of what I’m going to do with this blog – put into writing some of the funny and not so funny experiences I’ve had in 44 years of flying! I hope you enjoy reading as much as I do writing about it.
The Seatbelt Sign
In my years as flying both as a pilot and as a passenger, I’ve never understood why passengers won’t follow the simple safety steps that…Keep reading
Mount Vernon, Va
Visiting President George Washington’s Mt Vernon estate was well worth it. All are welcomed to visit and to enjoy the rich history of our great…Keep reading
We all get sick, so when do pilots know when to call it a day? The answer is “IMSAFE”, read on to learn more.Keep reading
Merry Christmas and Thank You!
Over the many years I have been a pilot, nearly every Christmas I have been on duty and almost always have been flying. Like many…Keep reading
Larry the Lobster?!?
Do Lobsters fly? Maybe sometimes they do!Keep reading
Excuse Me!! …. Constant Interruptions
As pilots, we need to handle interruptions constantly as we determine the priority of things that have to be done in often a brief amount…Keep reading
Friends & Co-Workers
A sad fact of reality is that as you get to know someone and become friends, they inevitably move on to better jobs in the…Keep reading
The “Newbie” Pilots
Sometimes crews have to offer a bit of “tough love” to help the new pilots get the idea of how we all are supposed to…Keep reading
It is reasonable to say that in any service industry there is going to be a growing part of the work force that are in…Keep reading
My Flying Story
When people find out that I fly airplanes for a living, I usually get asked “Hey Mike, how’d you get started in flying?” Read on…Keep reading
Independence Day Flying!
One of the “gives and takes” that comes with flying as a career, is the fact that one must part with the concept of having…Keep reading
(Did I Even Have To Ask?) I’ve often wondered how seemingly intelligent rational people become completely lost and confused the moment they walk into an…Keep reading
A Strange Truth About “Pass Riding” on the Airlines!
In 1986 I started my airline career as a First Officer at “Eastern Metro Express” Airlines. I had thought what a great job airline flying…Keep reading
I remind myself often times that the reason I can do what I do for a living is because of who is sitting just a…Keep reading
I have been asked “Hey Mike, what makes a good airline (or airplane) Captain?” To unbiasedly answer that question, I’ve decided to ask several pilots…Keep reading
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