Friday, February 5, 2010

Caribbean dreaming

I am sitting here on an away trip for my regular day job here in the Caribbean. I am doing some day dreaming as I sit here trying to make some sense of the first of the Instrument Rating text books I have bought to start my studying, the first book of the series is bigger than all of the PPL books put together.
As I was driving around the coast line of this rather huge island I stopped off when I saw the signs for a regional airport and thought I would be nosey and see what goes on there, as there are already 2 international airports here.
All I came across was 2 local pilots and their bright yellow Cessna 210. I popped my head around the door to say hi and was met with 2 very friendly chaps who explained that they do post and parcel delivery around the island, between the 2 large airport and this little corner of the Island where I currently am. They make 3-4 flights per day to make deliveries as the terrain is quite mountainous here so takes a long time for things to be delivered by road.......
What a job, I sit here thinking..... flying, sunshine, golden beaches and lots of fresh fresh fish.... need to get into these study books.
Ya maaaan....

Up and away again..... heading North, a long day and then home.....

At Starbucks in Beirut, thinking about where I'd like us to go away holiday this year The phone rings..... "Can we leave to...