24 September 2016

Its been a long road...

Uh Hello?? Anyone still here??

Wow I came back to my blog here that I had stopped working on because I haven't had the time to do it, and I still see people who come over and read my past post. Thank You.
I know that there isn't much here on this blog, but I'm amazed that people still find this little blog and stop and read my little stories.

So little time and so much to write about. SO what new?? Well...lets see...

old owner sold our airline to new (richer) owner
went to bombardier in Toronto, Canada for dispatcher Q400 training
moved our office from overlooking the airfield at HNL (boohoo)
company decide NOT to get Q400's (WHY??...waaaaaaaaaaaa!!!)
moved to our corporate office with 3 walls and large windows
(so now everyone stare's at us like we're fish or some sort of small animal) 
new owner invested and eventually sold to another new local owner
new CEO
new CEO (not a typo, we got a new CEO then about 3 weeks later lost him and got another)
ATR's are going bye-bye! YAY!
(all you ATR lovers, don't hate on me. Our planes were 20 years old. We need new ones)
DASH 8-Q400 are returning...(eeeehhh we'll see...wink wink)
Training starts soon for the Q400's
changes, changes, changes afoot!

plus in the past 2 years I personally had some changes in my life that occurred that has left me unable to restart this blog. All good. some bad but life is full of things like that.

So, here's my second attempt to restart this blog that I really enjoyed doing.
Hope you stick around! Thanks!
 


06 September 2013

Where have I been??!!

I cannot believe the last time I posted anything here was back in 2012!
how time flies!

Going to try again to keep up with this blog as often as I can, but no promises. Many thanks to those who still come and visit and those who follow the blog. The duties of dispatcher and dad keep me pretty busy, but I'll try to find interesting topic to write about. I do miss the blog!

So until my next post...

27 July 2012

PASSED!

Got our test results and glad to say that I passed the systems exam for the ATR 72!

That's a load off my mind! So it's back to my normal schedule of getting up really early and heading into dispatch to handle our Dash 8 aircraft.

Thanks to our instructor, Chief Pilot Ryan Frost on an excellent class as well as to all the pilots in ATR Systems class 72-01. Daniel, Will, Willie, Kyle, Lance, Diana, Chris and Mike! Appreciate all the help with the tough stuff and being patient. Had a great time in class!

"Cowboy boots & tighty-white-es!"

25 July 2012

Here comes the TEST!

Another day of training is wrapping up. Tomorrow, Thursday, 26 July 2012 @ 1830 UTC we will be taking our written exam. Gotta pass by 80% or better. So as it has been all week in class whenever we have a quiet moment, everyone shuffles off to a quiet corner and studies.

After 2 weeks, we have covered the ATR 72 systems pretty thoroughly. This aircraft relies heavily on electrics, so this has become the focal point of everyone's anxiety in class. The Dash 8, I felt was an equal balance of of all the systems. But the 72, relies so heavily on electricity. Beyond that, it's not a bad aircraft. As a dispatcher, sitting in on a pilot training class and covering an aircraft system very deeply, can cause your brain to meltdown. But it's excellent exposure.

So tonight, it's study, study study! Hopefully, it all works out tomorrow and that the information in my currently "overcooked" brain will flow to my hand holding the pen and it turns out alright.

19 July 2012

Salut!
Enfin! La formation de nos 72 ATR nouvelle a commence!

Hello!
Finally! The training for our new ATR 72 has begun! After 3 days of systems training, my head is spining! I'm just happy that were moving forward and the process has begun.
The ATR 72 is a new aircraft for me. I've previously flown on the ATR 42 model as a flight attendant and I really enjoyed the aircraft.

So far topics covered in systems has been pnuematics, ice protection, hydraulics, aircraft general and so much other stuff. Our class is made up of 8 pilots and 2 dispatchers. The biggest challenge for us is that were the first group to go though the training and its a big learninig curve. Lots of questions by all, interspersed with moments of humor and gut busting laughter as we cause grief to out 2 instructors.

Over all, it's a lot of fun and I'm excited to be here.

EXCLUSIVE !!!! to Aircraft Dispatcher !!!!!!!!

I can also share with you our new colors, logo and aircraft paint job here for the first time is the NEW look for Island Air.



A press release was put out today 2100 GMT to show the world our new look.
I'm sharing it with you.

Visit http://www.islandair.com/ to see more.