Well folks, it was a day that I always knew would have to come, and with a mix of emotions, the "keys" to RAFO's first new baby - the Airbus A320, were handed over this week.
It has been a long road of instructing and testing new pilots.
Some of the aircrew here have become like family to me, albeit me having to wave a very big stick at some of them on occasion.
They have worked very hard, moving from a classic aircraft (the BAE 1-11) to a high-tech glass-cockpit machine.
It is not an easy task to get to grips with the "Bus" and one has to say that not one of them terrified me to any great extent in the simulator or in the air.
I would love to hang around and work with you all some more, but there are other countries with the requirements you had two years ago so, it is time to put on a new pair of brown trouser protectors, and I must go and play in another garden and go through the whole show again.
To the rest of my loyal readers, I hope to come back again in a new form, somewhere else in the world and hack away at the good, the bad and the ugly of where you are and where I am.
I already know where my next port of call is going to be, but for now, I'll keep a lid on that and let you know in due course.
Thank you for all of your time and comments.
Keep your chins up and I wish you all the best for 2009.
Yours, Very Sincerely - Jet Driver