"Life is a test, and sometimes we have to do a retake."
There was a bid for an equipment change, and I actually rebid to fly the 747-400 out of Detroit. 23 years and 8 airlines to get home, then I bid out. Go figure. There were numerous reasons to do such, but...
I FAILED BIDDING.
I was questioning my decision during the final hour, and as it turned out I bid incorrectly. I could have had it, but didn't get it. Life is a test. I'll have to retake this one. For now... I'm staying on the A330.
I am having a great trip so far. Back in Amsterdam. The first time around I got to have a wonderful visit with An. Then had a fun adventure of testing four fine different dining establishments in Portland. I'm flying with a great Captain and each leg we've had a really fun and talented third pilot to join us.
First leg into AMS I got the landing and kicked off the Auto-thrust and Auto-pilot as planned, and all went well. The A330 really is just an airplane. Then I had a takeoff out of AMS. Hopefully tomorrow there will be another landing into Minneapolis.
I'm not getting much writing done... but I am learning some interesting things about my airplane, gathering plot points for my novel, and laughing a lot. Now... Time to nap.
Has Life Tested you Lately?
Don't worry. If you fail, maybe you can do a retake, too.
Enjoy the Journey!