I just landed in Saint John off of an Georgian Air Beach Craft plane booked through Air Canada. It gives passengers everything they could ever want, an aisle and a window at the same time. Yes, that's right, at the same time. These small beach crafts were made to land on beaches and small areas. They hold about 18 passengers and one of the best safety records. They are noisy and sleek inside but I am so comfortable riding in one. Twice now, I had the deluxe plane because we actually had a bathroom on the plane. Most don't have any washrooms. So I guess I had the elite flight.
My first reaction was one of shock! I couldn't believe anyone would ride in this little plane. When I asked before boarding the flight to have a window seat and that no one sit beside me. WELL!! I got what I wanted for sure. I had to walk out to the plane, then climb the 6 steps to get to the top and to my utter surprise, there were two single row seats both with an aisle and window view. The aisle is very narrow to get to your seat. I don't know how a larger person would be able to sit in the small but comfortable seats, but they do.
After we are all on board and belted up, a man (yes a man so far) who I believe is the flight attendant ensures all things are put away, that our seat belts are fastened and the door to the plane is shut and locked. Then he gives the instructions to us and asks us if we need anything to tap him on the shoulder. Then all of a sudden.... he lifts his leg up and climbs into the Co-pilot's seat!! In all my flying, I have never seen this done, my flight attendant flying the plane, go figure!
These planes don't fly as high as normal size planes but they are true to their word, they get you there fast!!. I tend to joke with the flight attendant/co-pilot by asking what movie is playing and what's for lunch.
This last trip, my flight attendant was Paul, a handsome, striking young man with looks that should be in the movies. Paul and I got to talking and we got on the subject of Movember month and he jokingly felt his little haired mustache and said this is what this is, but you should see the pilot's! I bragged how proud I was to see more and more people get involved in Movember month to raise funds and awareness for prostrate cancer. I mentioned how awesome the Delta St. John's, Newfoundland employees get involved in Movember and I have posted lots of pictures of them. It is a great charity to participate in while raising money for research to cure prostrate cancer. I know, I was a breast cancer patient who somehow survived and how even the word of "cancer" can take years off a person's life. The worry and stress it brings, changes a person's entire way of living or not.
We met the Pilot John and Co-Pilot Paul at the hotel we are staying in and I finally got to see the Pilot's mustache but YOU CAN'T SEE IT! I think he turned a bit red in the face, he was bald, but cute as well!! He had a great sense of humour but we at least know Movember month is supported by our Georgian Air Beach Craft Pilots! Thanks to you for your support.
Remember to get your workplaces, families, faith groups and community involved in Movember month and raise awareness for a great cause.
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