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Work - Monarch Cabin Crew

 

I have always had an interest in travel and flying generally. A job as airline cabin crew has been an ambition of mine for many years.

 

I honestly thought I was too old for such a position but in the summer of 2010 I applied to Monarch Airlines for a cabin crew position.

 

In November 2010, after going through the application process, entrance test and two interviews I was very pleased to be accepted for a position with this excellent and reputable airline.

 

I am now waiting for a start date for a six week training course and will hopefully start flying in Spring 2011. With the added help of my skills acquired during my 30 year police service I hope that I can carry out my new Cabin Crew role with complete ease and in a professional way. 

 

I am absolutely over the moon to be accepted for such a position at 50 years old and feel that I am starting a completely new journey on an exciting career path once again!

 

More updates on my journey (and travels) will follow soon!

 

7 March 2011 - Induction day - Manchester

 

18 March 2011 - I start my six week training course at Manchester

 

27 April 2011 - 'Wings' passing out ceremony

 

 

Life in the air - April to October 2011

 

On Saturday 30 April I worked my first flight. This was a familiarisation flight on the Airbus 321 followed by the A300 then a few days later on a Boeing 757. As additional crew I was able to take off and land seated on the flight deck. A great experience!

 

I subsequently flew 130 times in a six month season. The whole experience of working for the first time in the air was tremendous, something I will never forget. Looking after passengers and working with countless professional and friendly crew members. The job itself was a real eye opener and no easy task. You are on the go from boarding the aircraft, through turnaround to flying back. I certainly kept very fit during the six months.

 

On the down side travelling from South Lakes where I live to Manchester was tiring, particularlu on a run of early flights. Saying this however, I only flew three times a week on average though the days could be anything between 10 and 18 hours with my travel time included.

 

 

Class IC One 'Wings' Ceremony - 27 April 2011

 

Flight Data

 

Fly
No.
Date Base Dest Cde Destination Dest Cde Base Airmiles Fly Hours Aircraft Registration PAX
1 Saturday-30-Apr-11 MAN  PMI Palma PMI MAN   08:50 A321 G-OZBF 407
2 Sunday-01-May-11 MAN  PVK PVK PVK MAN   08:55 A300 G-MAJS 375
3 Monday-02-May-11 MAN  MAH Mahon MAH MAN   08:15 A321 G-OZBI 290
4 Tuesday-03-May-11 MAN  TFS Teneriefe TFS MAN   12:35 A300 G-MAJS 584
5 Monday-09-May-11 MAN PMI Palma PMI MAN   08:50 A321 G-OZBM 365
6 Tuesday-10-May-11 MAN CHQ CHQ CHQ MAN   11:15 B757 G-MONK 295
7 Wednesday-11-May-11 MAN LCA Larnaca LCA MAN   12:30 B757 G-MONK 390
8 Monday-16-May-11 MAN FAO Faro FAO MAN   09:20 A321 G-OZBU 263
9 Tuesday-17-May-11 MAN DLM Dalaman DLM MAN   12:30 A321 G-OZBU 407
10 Monday-23-May-11 MAN MAH Mahon MAH MAN   08:45 A321 G-OZBM 351
11 Tuesday-24-May-11 MAN HER Heraklion HER MAN   09:50 A321 G-OZBH 361
12 Wednesday-25-May-11 MAN LCA Larnaca LCA MAN   12:30 A300 G-MONR 569
13 Friday-27-May-11 MAN TFS Teneriefe TFS MAN   12:15 A300 G-MONR 630
14 Tuesday-31-May-11 MAN TFS Teneriefe TFS MAN   12:15 A300 G-MONS 583
15 Thursday-02-Jun-11 MAN ZTH Zakinthos ZTH MAN   10:30 B757 G-MONK 376
16 Saturday-04-Jun-11 MAN DLM Dalaman DLM MAN   12:30 A321 G-OZBH 419
17 Sunday-05-Jun-11 MAN LEI LEI LEI MAN   09:25 A321 G-OZBH 337
18 Sunday-12-Jun-11 MAN BCN Barcelona BCN MAN   09:30 A321 G-OZBP 373
19 Monday-13-Jun-11 MAN LPA Las Palmas LPA MAN   12:30 A321 G-OZBP 304
20 Sunday-19-Jun-11 MAN PVK PVK PVK MAN   10:45 A300 G-OJMR 697
21 Monday-20-Jun-11 MAN CFU Corfu CFU MAN   10:50 A300 G-MONS 650
22 Monday-27-Jun-11 MAN  MAH Mahon MAH MAN   09:15 A321 G-OZBM 389
23 Tuesday-28-Jun-11 MAN  PMI Palma PMI MAN    08:50 A300 G-OJMR 652
24 Thursday-30-Jun-11 MAN LEI LEI LEI MAN   09:30 A321 G-OZBE 352
25 Wednesday-06-Jul-11 MAN AGP AGP AGP MAN   09:00 A321 G-OZBS 404
26 Thursday-07-Jul-11 MAN FAO Faro FAO MAN   09:00 A321 G-OZBO 383
27 Friday-08-Jul-11 MAN TFS Teneriefe TFS MAN   12:00 A300 G-MONR 639
28 Saturday-09-Jul-11 MAN MJT MJT MJT MAN   11:15 B757 G-MONJ 435
29 Thursday-14-Jul-11 MAN ZTH Zakinthos ZTH MAN   11:00 B757 G-MONK 449
30 Saturday-16-Jul-11 MAN FAO Faro FAO MAN   09:20 A321 G-OZBS 283
31 Monday-18-Jul-11 MAN BCN Barcelona BCN MAN   08:30 A321 G-OZBO 405
32 Thursday-21-Jul-11 MAN LCA Larnaca LCA MAN   13:00 A320 G-OZBB 311
33 Monday-25-Jul-11 MAN CFU Corfu CFU MAN   10:00 A300 G-MONS 672
34 Thursday-28-Jul-11 MAN BJV BJV BJV MAN   11:30 B757 G-MONK 371
35 Friday-29-Jul-11 MAN CFU Corfu CFU MAN   10:00 A321 G-OZBR 422
36 Wednesday-03-Aug-11 MAN INN Innsbruck INN MAN   07:45 A321 G-OZBI 399
37 Friday-05-Aug-11 MAN PMI Palma PMI MAN   08:40 A300 G-MAJS 678
38 Sunday-07-Aug-11 MAN FAO Faro FAO MAN   09:00 B757 G-MONK 407
39 Friday-12-Aug-11 MAN DLM Dalaman DLM MAN   12:00 A300 G-MONR 704
40 Saturday-13-Aug-11 MAN AYT AYT AYT MAN   12:00 B757 G-DAJB 440
41 Saturday-20-Aug-11 MAN PMI Palma PMI MAN   13:00 A300 G-MONR 675
42 Sunday-21-Aug-11 MAN AGP AGP AGP MAN   09:00 B757 G-DAJB 436
43 Monday-22-Aug-11 MAN PMI Palma PMI MAN   08:00 A320 G-MRJK 323
44 Tuesday-23-Aug-11 MAN AYT AYT AYT MAN   12:00 A321 G-OZBL 374
45 Saturday-27-Aug-11 MAN PMI Palma PMI MAN   12:00 A300 G-OJMR 660
46 Monday-29-Aug-11 MAN DLM Dalaman DLM MAN   12:00 A300 G-OJMR 704
47 Saturday-03-Sep-11 MAN PMI Palma PMI MAN   12:00 A300 G-OJMR 685
48 Sunday-04-Sep-11 MAN BCN Barcelona BCN MAN   08:30 B757 G-DAJB 448
49 Monday-05-Sep-11 MAN ALC Alicante ALC MAN   09:00 A321 G-OZBN 421
50 Tuesday-06-Sep-11 MAN ACE ACE ACE MAN   09:00 A321 G-OZBB 316
51 Wednesday-07-Sep-11 MAN AYT AYT AYT MAN   09:30 A321 G-OZBN 414
52 Monday-12-Sep-11 MAN CFU Corfu CFU MAN   10:00 A300 G-MONS 664
53 Friday-16-Sep-11 MAN TFS Teneriefe TFS MAN   12:00 A300 G-MONS 661
54 Saturday-17-Sep-11 MAN AYT AYT AYT MAN   12:00 B757 G-DAJB 367
55 Wednesday-21-Sep-11 MAN LCA Larnaca LCA MAN   13:00 A300 G-OJMR 646
56 Sunday-25-Sep-11 MAN ALC Alicante ALC MAN   09:00 A321 G-OZBN 393
57 Wednesday-28-Sep-11 MAN ALC Alicante ALC MAN   09:00 A321 G-OZBN 396
58 Thursday-29-Sep-11 MAN AGP AGP AGP MAN   09:00 A321 G-OZBL 417
59 Monday-03-Oct-11 MAN CFU Corfu CFU MAN   10:00 A300 G-MONS 325
60 Saturday-08-Oct-11 LTN PMI Palma PMI MAN   12:00 A300 G-MONS 506
61 Tuesday-11-Oct-11 MAN PMI Palma PMI MAN   09:00 B757 G-MONJ 379
62 Sunday-16-Oct-11 MAN PMI Palma PMI MAN   08:00 A321 G-OZBM 410
63 Monday-17-Oct-11 MAN DLM Dalaman DLM MAN   12:00 A300 G-MONS 671
64 Saturday-22-Oct-11 MAN TFS Teneriefe TFS MAN   12:00 A321 G-OZBH 414
65 Thursday-27-Oct-11 MAN SSH Sharm-el-Shiek SSH MAN   14:00 A300 G-MAJS 695
                681.10     30,221

 

 

Innsbruck left and Sharm-El-Shiek right

 

Conclusion

 

I have been offered a contract with Monarch starting April 2012. I will decide in the Spring whether I want to have another interesting and exciting six months in the air again - watch this space!!

 

  

 

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