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 …

HELP! a Shark!

MOMMY… A shark! Let me start off that there is a big misunderstanding about sharks! Ever since the movie Jaws came out in 1975 there is this story that every single shark on the planet is dangerous. This is complete nonsense. I just tried to find some statistics and to make a summary out of …

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 …

Wallet

In 2007 I bought a sweet wallet from Oakley that I loved. I used it every single day for the last 11 years until the end of 2017 it came till an end. The leather of the wallet was done. The fabric inside was heavily damaged so I was looking for a new one. A …