About this time last year I suggested reasons why marrying an airline pilot might not bring you the lifestyle you had in mind. Today David Nicholas, who frequently posts comments here, has kindly sent me a link to a human interest story on the BBC website – including a video – which rather backs up my thesis.
Two captains living in a trailer in a car park does not do much for the traditional image of the airline pilot. Maybe that’s because the terms and conditions aren’t what they once were for, say, a Braniff 747 Classic captain just before deregulation in the States.
But being a commercial airline pilot has never been only about the 1970s “Braniff skipper” sort of job - that was just the cream of the crop.
And there, sitting grinning in his RV (motor home), Capt Bob Poster still says he loves his job (see video in the link above), and is totally realistic about the way things are.