Did you know that above 41,000 feet, one of us must be on oxygen?
Good morning AvGeeks!! Hello from cold 🥶 Toronto, Canada! We just got back from Las Vegas on Sunday night and were supposed to fly today to Virginia.... Our flight was cancelled because our mechanic found hydraulic fluid leaking from JTP and found another issue with our hydraulic pump.... Yes, the pump we replaced a few weeks ago that grounded our trip to @semashow ☹️. .
I want to congratulate my fellow AvGeek and supporter @micahatc who won the @randolphusa giveaway! (I swear it wasn’t rigged! 🤣). Micah saw the giveaway in my stories, entered and won! Congrats brother! Enjoy the swag!👌
Any new and fun news from you folks?! New licences? First solos? New jobs?! I ask you guys all the time and would love for you all to comment on what’s exciting in your lives! .
I’ve been experimenting with longer cuts in my stories of the take offs and arrival/landings... Too much? Did you guys like the shorter clips or longer? Let me know as I’m trying to make these as interesting as I can. Something else you’d like to see? .
As always AvGeeks, Safe Flying & Tailwinds to you all- JeffreyThePilot 🙏🌬
black or white? - How do you drink your coffee?😅 I think coffee is the number one remedy for fatigue in our job. Whether it's early morning to wake up or late evening to stay awake. Due to the different shifts and sometimes wasted time we have to adapt our sleeping habits to the job.
schwarz oder weiß? - Wie trinkst du deinen Kaffee?
Ich glaube Kaffee ist das Mittel Nummer eins gegen Müdigkeit in unserem Job. Egal ob es früh morgen ist zum wach werden oder spät am Abend um wacher zu bleiben. Durch die verschiedenen Schichtdienste und manchmal auch Zeitverschwendungen müssen wir unsere Schlafgewohnheit an den Job anpassen.
I have a fear of heights...
I know, I’m a pilot, and I have a fear of heights!
People find this strange when they find out what I do. It’s something I can’t explain... but I’ll try.
When I’m in an aircraft flying along at 25,000’ or in a light aircraft during my training doing steep turns, I feel fine. There is no fear there. I’m not sure if it’s the trust in technology or my pilot training, but I don’t get scared of heights when I’m flying.
But stand me on the edge of a cliff, the Grand Canyon, or a high bridge, and I can barely look over the edge!
I do believe in facing your fears, so although I am petrified, I regularly go climbing, I’ve abseiled a 200m high cliff edge and climbed countless ‘go ape’ experiences.
I was scared during them all, but I did it regardless.
I’m hoping one day I’ll be able to do these things without the fear, but for now, I will keep facing it.
Do you have a fear of anything? How do you face it?