Wednesday, August 23, 2006
I'm sitting in the Broadway Cafe in downtown Timmins, eating some lunch and writing this. The flight yesterday was uneventful, a one-hour hop up here from Toronto. I forgot that we were travelling 350 miles straight north, so I am a little underdressed, but other than that, life is good. I saw the old hangar I was based out of when I flew the MU-2 for Thunder, but nobody is left from those days so I didn't go in to chat. With the industry in an upswing, they are having a lot of turnover and that makes sense to me - flying medevac is one of the hardest jobs in aviation due to the pager and the random work hours, and the MU-2 itself is a handful to fly, so a lot of pilots have gone there and only flown for a few months before heading over to regional air carriers or other niches in aviation.