Flying

Flying on the Seair Cessna Caravan Amphibian from Vancouver to Nanaimo

Flying is great. What’s even better, is flying on a boat, powered by a 675 shp turbojet engine, taking off towards the Pacific Ocean! This is the story of when Keishi and I took our first ever seaplane flight, from Richmond to Nanaimo. The seaplane flights were the pinnacle of our trip to Vancouver. Where …

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2017 in a (larger) nutshell

2017 has been a year of surprises, adrenaline and challenges. It was also a year of many firsts. Most of my flying was either completely unexpected, or due to good opportunities. So just like last year, here’s a recap of this past one. I want to thank everyone that’s been following the blog, I hope …

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Can a normal person land a Boeing 737? We tried it in a real simulator…

There are some things you can only do once. Whether it is meeting someone for the first time, or having spaghetti bolognaise with a glass of red wine while wearing a white shirt. Today, I’m going to talk about an unexpected simulation situation, and my reaction to it. Multiple times, I had adream about being …

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Suprise business class upgrade on Swiss ATH – ZRH

Unusual type on Athens-Zurich Gate B12 was more crowded than usual on this early february afternoon at Athens International airport. That day, Swiss flight 1831 to Zurich wasn’t operated by the usual narrowbody A320 family, but an Airbus A340! Two weeks earlier, I was interrogating google flights for a good price / type / date …

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