I'm pushing for our new paint jobs to include pirate flags on the tail, new call sign...Red Beard...but I may just have to dream about that one!
I had to get rid of an amazing dog, leave Key West, a place I absolutely fell in with, and start over in Ft. Lauderdale. I wasn't happy about all this but it did allow me to take a month off and travel to Cambodia. I wasn't sure how life would be in South Florida without a car, and more importantly what kind of schedules I would get. It's been nothing but great schedules, 4 day trips with overnights in amazing places in the Bahamas, and I've already done one trip since being based here and with 9 days off at the end of this month already another trip is in store...Honduras?!
I missed all the island flying when I was in Key West and didn't even realize it until I came back here. Also all the captains are awesome here and I'm getting to fly with all the senior guys I never got the chance to when I was first based in Lauderdale/Miami. I live in an amazing place right on the beach for 400USD a month all included! The beach is amazing, I already knew that and it was one of the only things I didn't like about Key West. Every day the water is different, although always clear. Today was very calm, bath water temperatures, perfect.
The best part is our new contract, which I just found out goes into effect in two parts on June 15 and July 1st. The new contract will allow me to manipulate my schedules to get maximum days off for traveling, including personal leaves at almost anytime!!! I'm debating taking one for July, but most likely I'll take it in Sept/Oct and hitting up Bolivia. If I can save enough I'll take both months off and add Peru and possibly some other countries.
Until next time