Flying

Take-off

A take-off can be done by the Captain (sitting on the left) or the first-officer (sitting on the right) in the cockpit. The pilot who does this take-off is called the “Pilot Flying” (PF) the pilot who is assisting is called the “Pilot Monitoring” (PM). Today the first-officer/co-pilot will be the Pilot Flying (PF) in …

Private charter

What? Charter? What does that even mean? Most people don’t know what it means if I tell them I fly private charter. The first part is the easiest but the second part? No clue! I fly a private jet owned by a person or a family. But because of the expenses and maintenance, this family …

Flightbag

What is the perfect flight bag? It depends on how you want to use it and how much space you have. As I started flight school 10 years ago I had this very big traditional pilot bag and everything fitted in. This thing was massive, 43 liters. My supersized headset and camera and books and clothes …

Forget it!

What? Dementia? I thought this was an aviation/lifestyle blog? Don’t worry, it is. I did get 1 year older a few days ago so maybe! 😉 In 2011 I was flying in the south the Netherlands as a parachuting pilot. I wasn’t flying the parachutes I was shaking the passengers out at 3 kilometers. In …

Hotel life!

As corporate pilots, we stay half of the year in hotels. Different hotels all over the world. Sleeping in hotels so often may sound like a dream come true for most people. For me, it was like this as well when I started flying. I always saw myself like Kevin from Home Alone in a …

The dream

The story of that little boy that tells everyone in primary school that he wants to become a pilot when he is all grown up. That guy was me, and it didn’t stop until I became one. (actually, as you could see I’m still talking about it) I always wanted to become a pilot and …

Pilot Watch

People who follow me on Instagram already noticed, I have a few addictions. One of them is WATCHES, I really can’t get enough of them. I want to talk about the watches I use for flying. I use 2 watches for flying. The Tissot T-Touch Titanium and the Tissot PRC 200 Automatic Chronograph. Let me …