A day in the life of a freight dog.. Friday 5/26 - woke up with the the idea that I wasn't going to fly. I know that probably sounds dumb. But, the freight world slows down on holiday weekends and I wasn't first up. So, being the smart freight pilot that I am. I decided against making breakfast🍳🥓. Fast forward 2 hours⏭⏭.. still in the mindset🤔 of "I'm not flying this weekend" my 📱phone rings. Well, before I tell you who it was just know that during the day time my job requires a 45 minute wheels off 📞🏃🏼🚗🛫from the time you are called. So needless to say you need to be ready. Anyways, my phone rings and I start thinking about the bad decision of not making breakfast. Answer my phone only to find out it is a Mike. Mike is a telemarketer that claims he has the deal of a life time for me. I hung up on Mike #byefelicia. I go back to the mindset of not flying and open my computer to edit the 🔥🎙Pilot to Pilot podcast 🎙with @__iamrachelle__. Well no more than 2 minutes later and my phone rings again. This time it is actually dispatch and they tell me I have a trip that picks up freight in NEW JERSEY and drops freight in San Luis MEXICO!! 😱😱😱 #alltheflighttime thank goodness I had my go bag semi packed. But, still had nothing to eat. That's where protein bars save my life. Thanks to awesome companies like @questnutrition @rxbar And @epicbar For having my back in those situations!
Duty day started at 11:30am and we ended at 6 am. Longest day ever. Before anyone starts asking me about legality. The trip was legal. In the freight world you can go over 10 hours of 135 flying only if it was planned to be complete in 10 and you went over due to unpredictable situations. Like being stuck in Mexico for 5 hours while they do whatever it is they needed to do.. 👎🏼👎🏼