Pilots of the Caribbean 2 – Stranded in Paradise!

  There I Wuz! Stranded, jobless, homeless, in a 3rd world country . . . (Continued from last week) Oh, you may think, stranded in paradise ain’t so bad. But all that cash I had squirreled away in Alaska had quickly evaporated in the muggy Virgin Islands air while waiting for my checkride, and awaiting my first meager […]

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There I Wuz! Pilots of the Caribbean

Dedicated to the memory of Virgin Islands Seaplane Shuttle Director of  Operations, Captain John Stuart-Jervis. A  former Royal Navy pilot, Captain Stuart-Jervis was tragically lost to us in 1995 while competing in Europe’s most prestigious balloon race,  inexplicably shot down by the Belarus military. “Luck means taking chances. Rolling the dice.” Looking back on the long […]

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Returning to the Nest

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Alaska Bush Pilot—Part 2!

I knew if I was going to make the cut, something had to change.Cameron Livingstone, Alaska Bush Pilot Last week, we met Cameron Livinstone, a real-life DC, living out his dream of flying the Alaska bush to jumpstart his aviation career. This week, we wrap it up by exploring Cameron’s successes, hopes, dreams . . […]

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Confessions of a Regional Pilot—Part 2

NOTE: Last week, we met Jonny McB, a young pilot just starting out in his flying career. You can say that “he’s made it”—he’s achieved his dream of flying for a living! But what are his goals and expectations for his future, and what advice does he have for those of you dreaming of following […]

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True Confessions of a Regional Pilot!

For those of you dreaming of an airline pilot career, here’s an interview with a regional pilot that’s already living your dream! Does reality meet his expectations? Let’s find out!   Interview with Jonny McB, Regional Pilot. Quality of life and loving your job is everything, whether carrying 50 passengers to Fargo or 300 to Rio […]

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