Thursday, March 30, 2006

More Excitement

I found out that Vole called one of my references today. (No, this post is not out of order. They called for a reference after offering me a job). The person concerned pried around a bit to find out what was going on, and found out that they are considering putting me on the larger and more complex Monarch Butterfly, instead of the little Weedwhacker.

I'm starting to feel like a bit of a fraud. I'm not telling any lies here, nor on my resume, but this employer is all excited about getting me on board and I feel like I'm going to get there and say "Surprise! it's just ME! You thought you were getting a real airline pilot!" I'd better go re-read what it says on my licence, and remember that I am one.

I've been underemployed for so long that I've failed to realize that my experience has added up, even though I haven't been advancing. GC's misguess as to my new equipment placed me an echelon or two above my real level in the aviation hierarchy. That made me feel like an underaged teenager who has snuck into the bar and is now getting served, thanks only to well-applied mascara and her big sister's ID. But it also gives me a "so there" feeling that despite the fact that I'm just leaving the lowliest level of commercial aviation, my knowledge and experiences fit in with what my passengers would consider being a 'commercial pilot.'

Me Go Girl!

6 comments:

Jim Howard said...

When you pull back on the stick or yoke do the houses get smaller?

Then congraduations on being a professional pilot!

Astroprof said...

You go!

It's nice for them to recognize your talents, isn't it?

Traytable said...

I always get a laugh watching the the faces of our pilots when a pax asks, 'so, are you going to go for your commercial license one day'??

An exercise in pure restraint...

Jack said...

Congrats! I'd better get to work on finding some paid flying jobs too....

dibabear said...

See I figured you were already flying Twin Otters so the DHC-8 would be a logical step up. Then again, even I know that an "8" is still high-wing and you said the Weedwhacker is low-wing.

IJ said...

I'd go for a Saab still, 2000 or 340... seems like a reasonable step up! :o)