Saturday, March 24, 2007

Shawn Purvis

It's not every day you turn on the TV and see someone you know on Wheel of Fortune. Shawn Purvis used to fly AWACS and went on to other better things no doubt at Whiteman AFB, Mo. The B-2. These episodes are about a year old but I don't ordinarily watch game shows. No cable here at the 'pad, but all the WiFi you can eat.

I wonder how far it is from STL to Whiteman AFB?

If I haven't mentioned it, I was a navigator on the E-3 AWACS at Tinker from 1998 to 2004.

Monday, March 19, 2007

I Land Now - First time Land Plane

I land plane today. You have bags? Give bags. Ready for push? I push now. :)

Getting better, not so much flailing. I hear most guys don't finish IOE in 25 hrs, and I think I'm doing OK.

Landed the plane in beautiful calm air at Dulles today. Yay! No help on the controls, but got talked thru a bit by the captain.

I'll take it. Got a little help when in some turbulent/windy landings too, so better than last time.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Stinking at Flying Again

The stages of flying. You get good at one phase, then you move up, then stink up the plane/sim/whatever again. I got pretty decent in the sim, now I'm not so great in the plane. Oh well.

Got a 'Satisfactory' for my first two IOE days. The weather up here isn't great, which isn't helping. I've yet to land the thing out of three legs. But, I'm getting better; just hope I don't have to do much if any extra IOE.

Early show tomorrow, 4 legs including Dulles, Syracuse, and I forget where. 555AM report time so I think I'll sign off.
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