Whoa. Almost 10 days without a single post from me. Not an intentional move. Things have been just alittle too busy and the human has been alittle too lazy… :P
I was at Changi International Airport yesterday; and watching the cabin crew end/start their day from the public areas, I wondered if their job(s) was as nice as I envision it to be. So much so I wish I had tried applying to be one of them…
What stopped/stops me you ask?
Well, as much as I love flying and love the aviation of things, a cabin crew… maybe I will enjoy it for just that amount of time. Thereafter, I’ll get sick of things. The interest time span may last only 2-3 months. The amount of interaction that is required on the flight deck; dealing with all kinds of people… may be too much for me to handle. ESPECIALLY when I’m sleep deficient, having to handle the time zone changes. I know myself.
Yes.. and time zone changes is another thing I do not know personally how well my body can take the change, that frequently.
It’s almost like putting my body system into some stress cycle… waiting to see when it eventually fails. :X
If anything, I would choose to be a pilot, among all, on the flight deck.
I had, was offered, the opportunity to be an Air Traffic Controller – I had applied for the position back in 2007. Trust me, I am now seriously beating myself up for not taking up the position… instead I took on the Masters degree course that was offered a week earlier.
Life will certainly be so different for me now, should I have chosen the other route.
Then again, the grass on the other side always seems greener.
Alright.. I could probably go on and on writing here now that I have started…. To end… I enjoyed this video, which took me through a day in the Life of a Cathay Pacific Commercial Pilot. :)