Thursday, January 3, 2013

Just Another Day At Work

 

 

And why do I look sooo orangey???

 

Assalamualaikum

 

See, I do live up to my promise. Alhamdulillah thank you Ya Allah for setting my destiny with this week’s schedule, early morning take off and I’m basically done for the day at 9am. I’m loving so much and forever grateful to have the layover in Semarang. Not just because my paternal great grandpa originated from here, the hotel is cool with super fast wifi and breezy LAN internet connection. Guys, do check out Grand Candi Hotel if you’re in Semarang ok

Alhamdulillah, Malindo Airlines is about to launch its wings to the southeast Asia’s airspace in the middle of this year perhaps, recruitment drive has been done and lots of my friends who have been waiting for the opportunity for a flying career, can finally take flight! Thank you again Malindo for being there to reduce the jobless pilots statistics.

Since so many of you guys make such baseless accusation of how pilots work. Like “ ohh all that you do is just take off and land which is nothing and the rest are done by the autopilot”. If any of you guys who fall into this category, may I choke you till your face turn red?

Therefore, by posting up this update, I may be able to clarify the misconception of how the society basically perceives how we the pilots do our job. Yes, we are still working. OK I’m now in the serious mode. Don’t mess with me now. HAHAHAHA

 

Unlike working in the office, with the same ole fixed working hours, our lives are rather unknown, till we get our schedules haha. Sometimes the day started before the sun rises and end up pass sunset. All in a day’s work

 

This was taken in Jogjakarta airport. Mind you it’s only ten passed 6am. Seen are 4 aircrafts, plus so many others at the other side of the tarmac, all wanting to take off as soon as possible to cut off any delay. Our stress, compared to you guys, started as soon as 10 minutes after the day has started. OK I’m just over exaggerating, some airports are rather lonely, and if you’re schedule to take off around the low traffic hours, you can take your own sweet time to do your business. Which will never happen. HAHAHA

 

The view en route to the destination. Erm….. I can’t recall where was this photo was taken. Hahaha. But isn’t it magnificent??

 

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Occasional in flight breakfast if you can’t even spare a few seconds for breakfast on ground. Again, all in a day’s work Open-mouthed smile

 

Just a proof to show that we do have wipers on the windshield hahaha. But, you can’t simply put it to use as it is limited to the speed of the aircraft. Switch it on when you’re cruising at high speed, them wipers might just fly off on its own.

 

A perk of being an aircrew, being blessed with opportunities to sample local delicacies. Like this one, specialty of Semarang, tahu bakso. Curious with the content of the box? It is fried tofu with fish paste filling in the centre. The bird eye chillies aren’t there to spook anyone, it’s not that spicy, still edible giving a slight kick to the fried knick knacks.

 

Labuan Bajo is a fishing town located at the western end of Flores in the Nusa Tenggara region of east Indonesia.

 

Blah blah blah and that excerpt was taken from wikipedia.

Have you ever heard of Komodo Island? This is it. To die for beaches and there’s not much of a development here. A guaranteed vacation point that will not disappoint. Well, I haven’t see any komodos roaming on the runway during my flight so yeah, it’s all good. My airline fly direct from Bali to this beach haven, and you may have the opportunity to make friends with the komodos too if you’re lucky enough ahahaha. For further info, move the cursor of your mouse and hit the left click here

 

NOTAMS is the acronym for notice to airmen. It’s a circular made to inform aircrews of any special info about the airport such as any change of communication frequencies or any parachute activities taken place within the vicinity. THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE NOTICE IS: yes the block letters was intentional is If there’s any VVVVVVIP coming to the airport. That plane was boarded by a turkey dignitary and he was there in Bali for meeting. President of Indonesia was there too. Most flight was delayed for 3 hours, and we weren’t even allowed to start our engines. Means there was nooooo air conditioning. All of us with the passengers have to wait in the aircraft for more than 30 minutes, all were soaking wet. My captain even changed his shirt right after.

 

Mushrooms in the air. A huge hazard. Don’t ever praise a pilot for giving a joy ride flying into the clouds, coz to most passengers they take it as flying into a giant cotton candy. Most probably that was the pilot’s only option. We will always avoid that nasty precipitation.

 

Done for the day. Totally drained to the core. Reached the hotel and took off my pants. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I wasn’t trying to be inappropriate. Once I’m in the hotel room, I’ll instantly change my clothes and pack up my uniform for the laundry service. If my eyes still could bare it, it’ll switch on the TV and entertain myself. If not, zzzzzzzz.

 

P/S: Dear Siti Nurhaliza, are you in need of a private pilot?? I’m offering myself here. Please be appreciative and take advantage of this opportunity ok hahahaha

38 comments:

  1. Amboi3 (ni dok tunjuk jari macam azwan ali ni. Utk Siti saja ka?

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    1. Salam uncle,

      oh its for you too, if you're siti sifir ke siti zubaidah ke hahaha

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  2. Waaaa...impressive lar cuzzie :-)

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  3. salam from england, thanks for sharing...you're definitely keeping to your word, quick update for sure! those photos remind me of 'lost'...the american tv series where they crashed landed on a spooky island, i'm sure you've watched it. just curious, why did you choose to become a pilot? has it always been your dream since small?

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    1. Salam,

      akakkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. I'm so allergic to the word "crash". cannot cannot cannot! sensitive hahaha

      ermm, why did u suddenly raise dat inquiry abt my job?? me is curious....

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  4. oops, i suppose it must be a taboo word with you guys, won't mention it again! its just that i've been watching the series recently, so into it at the moment. abt your job, just wondering thats all, not known any pilots before. nothing to it, i'm not the sort who goes snooping around, what you see is what you get with me! don't have to answer if you don't feel comfortable. anyway, take extra care in the new year yeah, don't get your mom all worried again, i know, coz my mom still worries over me every time i get poorly!

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    1. To make the story short, when i was 3 i wanted to be a singer, which is still an ambition till today haha, at 4 i wanted to be a flight steward, at 5 wanted to be a chef, at 16 reverted back to become a steward, skali rezeki pilot. Alhamdulillah. Funky rite?

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  5. kalo aku jadi siti nurhaniza boleh?
    hahahaha
    sangat niceee wehhh

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    1. Niza, sila jgn berangan nk jd dia. Sila jgn even berangan to even nk berangan jd mcm dia ahahaha.

      Bila nk jd penumpang aku ni???

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  6. dik..salam..encem gambo baru ko dik..best arr jd pilot nikan, tgk Allah's cedation kat atas tu MashaAllah..baik baik keja ya dik, ananti akk cakap mkt siti offer u tu..eh i kenai siti payung je..boleh..hehehe

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    1. Salam kak susu yg sentiasa manis, hahaha

      Hensem? Alhamdulillah rezeki Allah. Aminnn hahahaha

      Siti payung. Si tikus akak keenal? Hahaha

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  7. Salam
    Cantik giler Pemandangan dari atas tu...akak kalau travel x sempat nak ambik gambar sebab zzzzzz.

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    1. Salam kak kasih yg sentiasa redha, haha

      Sy pun jarang snap foto kalau fly as passenger. Sbb mesti bersembang dgn stewardess haha

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  8. nanti i hantar telefaks to dato siti untuk u... deep inside memang i rasa one day u akan jadi private pilot utk dia.. when she owns one private jet tu..

    ohhhooo thaaannnkkk you for the awesome pics from the cockpit.

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    1. Salam kak mulan rouge, haha

      Owning a jet is nt a big deal actually, byk org kaya can afford it. The maintenance part is crazy. Tu jue

      Sy ade beribu gamba frm the cockpit. Kalau akak nk anytime je sy suap. Haha

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  9. Surely you'll get a sweet wifey;) Dont worry..she's sweet and you ll be sweet too:)Ouchh too much sweet here;:)sakit gigi den:)

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    1. Why sweet leh saket gigi? Xde kaitan. Haha

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  10. Salam..
    Akak blogwalking terjumpa blog ni..cantik nya pemandangan dari atas..tp kalau akak naik flight selalunya jarang sesangat menjenguk ke luar tingkap sebab...akak gayat!hehehe.

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    1. Salam kak ila,

      Terima kasih la sudi singgah. Sy mase 16 menangis naik flight to terengganu. By the time masuk 19, sy dh fly solo. Ternyata anda mampu melawan fobia hahaha

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  11. hahaha.. so funny la u.. untong arr siti.. semoga siti nurhaliza juga turut membaca blog nih.. huhu

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    1. Salam hotmama, persoalannye hot x? Hahaha

      Smoga ye siti sedar hahah

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  12. Thank you for sharing this blog! I would love to have a pilot service like yours. I always love it when pilots are so happy and willing to make your trip easier.

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    1. Hi dwayne,

      Thanx for droppin by, wished to update dis blorg but my laptop is corrupted now hahaha. Wow my first commentor frm canada!

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  13. Your blog is so informative and yet entertaining. Now I know what is the "real" pilot doing up there! Keep writing as from now on you'll be my favorite in my blog-list!

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  14. Flying is a nice and enjoyable job…….
    view more just click on Pilot Training in CANADA

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  15. This looks amazing!! I bet you love your job. I have a plane, and I love flying it when I have some free time. I have been checking out different international registry for aircraft sites to see what I can find, and I've had some great success.

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  16. giler tak hot!! muahahaha..

    Uols mana pg tetiba blog uols bersawang bagai hapa nih.. tu dia.. bizi benar kekdanyer mr pilot! lol!

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  17. Salam From Makkah

    Alhamdulillah
    Cantik view dr seat pilot
    Saya selalu dpt view dr tingkap kecil je, kalau flight ada tingkap nakko kan best haha

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  18. Salam from KL....nice view from the plane!

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  19. Ultimately, a private jet charter can give you total comfort. You don't have to make your way through a crowd or strain your legs because you can barely move in your seat.

    luxury private jets Toronto

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  20. thank you for sharing the experience.! btw, gamba sume cantik sangat.!

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  21. i am sure you really have a great time

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  22. i saw the blackberry.. did u actually switch off your handphone?

    * roll eyes *

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  23. Keciknye dunia blog. Aviation ppl r everywhere hahah. Blogwalking tjumpe blog nih. Sempat tulis blog bagus2.. I think we r in the same cmpny la bro. Hahah.

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