Saturday, April 8, 2017

Typing about studying for a type

It's been a while and there have been many things going on in life.

Since moving back to the UK and flying on King Airs, Cessna Citations and CJ's from the right seat the time has come for a huge change.

It's with huge Thanks to my friend Julian who runs Julian Storey Aviation that I will soon be off to Dubai to start studying for my Type Rating for a Global Express XRS which I will be flying for a private owner as my full time job. 

For those who don't know what a Global Express is I enclose a picture below. 

The type rating is no mean feet and means 28 days at flight school learning ever aspect, moving part and procedure involved in flying this $55million airplane .

To say I'm excited is an understatement, the thought of going back into learning mode is a tough one but necessary. It's going to mean a lot of time in the simulator which I'm really looking forward to.

I will do my best to keep my blog up dated over the coming weeks and months with this new chapter to the flying journey.

The aircraft itself will be based in the Middle East and as per its name suggests it's truly global. Able to fly 11-12hours non stop or 6000 nautical miles. So Dubai to New York in one hop or London to Los Angeles without refuelling will be a part of normal life in the coming months. 

Watch this space.......

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...