Wednesday, July 1, 2009

St. Simons island GA

Yesterday was another long one. Did a trip to St. Simons island on the
east coast of Georgia. I forget they even have coastline there but
they do! Anyway, the trip was in the baron so it took about three
hours to get there and three and a half home. The trip out is not so
bad because a passenger was sitting up front with me. However, three
and a half hours home with nobody to talk with but atc is a long time.
I did get a chance to get some real seafood though. Raw oysters and a
shrimp po' boy. Yummm!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Not always fun and games.

Had a pick up in Atlanta yesterday. That meant a five am wake up to be
wheels up a little after six. Always real fun flying directly at the
sun in the mornings. Not to mention being single pilot in Atlanta in
a jet can be a handfull! "551 golf echo the airports at ten o'clock
and two miles, sorry we left you at five thousand feet, if I clear you
can you make it down?" Me -"sure". Good thing a citation will come
down like a brick if you need to!
After that excitement it was off to beautiful Russelville where I got
to sit in a chair for 7 1/2 hours. Those of you that think my job is
always going somewhere fun, eating well and enjoying myself, it's not
(always). Just try sitting in the Russellville airport for that long.
I finished my book in the first hour. I nearly ran my iPhone out of
battery the next hour. It was too hot to go walk around. Board out of
my mind. Then a quick trip back to Atlanta and home to Jonesboro.
Almost made it back in time for my softball game. Congrats to the guys
for a big 27-6 win!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Great co-pilot

Got a quick pic of Courtney and me flying back from Little Rock.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Busy, sad day

Today has been an interesting day. Started out back at the airport
trying to clean the seats in the citation (without much success). Then
I made a couple of trips to Mountain Home. A friend died at the lake
on Friday and we were bringing his wife, some friends, and their
aircraft back to Jonesboro. Please say a prayer for the family of
Brown Lacy.
After leaving Mt home the second time we (Courtney has been able to
fly with me all day) came to Little Rock to pick up a plane I have a
trip in on Monday. It is a single pilot certified citation II.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Cheated death again!

Well, I survived another day at the office. I flew to little rock,
picked up se of our bankers, took them to Greenville MS. Went to eat
at the original "Doe's eat place." Took them back to L. R. Came home.
1.7 hrs flight time. Great trip except the passengers spilled juice
from their tommollys on two seats. No it 11:00 pm and I get to clean
airplane swats for a while:(

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Some pics from Vegas trip.

I went to Vegas for 4 days a couple of weeks ago. Here's some pics!

Got it figured out

Well here I am in Dallas (McKinney) and I finally got time to figure
out how to update the blog from my phone. Hopefully I will be able to
update a little more easily a d more often.

Justin Shipley
AirSouth Inc.