Archive for November, 2017

Understanding Pilot Personalities

What an honor it is to guest write a post for the Flight Attendant Joe blog. For the record, I’m a pilot at a major airline. I can’t tell you which one, so don’t ask. 

Anyone in the airline industry who’s been flying long enough knows the answer to the question, “What separates the sluts from the assholes?”


Drama: Southwest Airlines Pilot Arrested at STL with loaded gun in carry on bag.

I know for a fact (or maybe I just made this up) that there are probably flight attendants out there who are afraid to bring their vibrators to work on a four day trip for fear of them falling out of their bag in the TSA line.

Not this pilot… he brought a loaded weapon.


A Letter To My 11 Year Old Self

November 10, 2017

Dear Joe,

Before you crinkle up this paper and throw it into the wastebasket next to the window, I implore you to read it. If not for you, for me — because I am you. But from 34 years in the future.

I am sending this to you on your 11th birthday, November 10, 1983, so pay attention.

Seriously, turn down your walkman and listen to me carefully. Trust me, you’ll have plenty of years to listen to Madonna’s Lucky Star. And honestly, you are in for such a treat — wait until 1998 when she releases Ray of Light.

Oh, and 2005, Confessions on a Dance Floor.

I figured that would get your attention.