From the Flight Deck

Guppy School Learning the B737-800 NG

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. – C. S. Lewis We needn’t climb the 268 steps to the majestic Big Buddha (Tian Tan), at the Po Lin Monastery in Hong Kong, China, to learn that embracing change is Read More

From the Flight Deck: Abducted

From the Flight Deck: Abducted

Flying an aging airliner  into an unfriendly alien world Seated in a stiff wood chair, the room smelled of pencil shavings and old books; like a library or grade-school classroom. Well lighted, the retro-décor was cold-war era – both spartan and sterile. Single-pane windows were mounted in the military gray, cinder-block walls. The caulking was Read More

From the Flight Deck: Retire Me Not

More than anything else, Jonathan Livingston Seagull loved to fly. This kind of thinking, he found, is not the way to make oneself popular with other birds. – Richard Bach As described in Mad Dog (T&T June, 2016) the MD-80 is being retired at my carrier. I just received an e-mail from the company making it Read More