Last night, October 7th, I was fortunate enough to cross paths with Alumni and Envoy Air First Officer @RoscoeL. This was the first time we got to meet in person, granted all the times we’ve chatted via Zoom meetings and over the phone. I think we chatted for almost an hour and assisted a few travelers along the way finding their gate, elevators and lounges. It was great to catch up with a fellow alumni, colleague and friend! You never know who you get to cross paths with, this day it happened to be Roscoe!
It was great to finally meet you in person! A pure coincidence that we ran into each other, which shows how small our aviation community can be. It was great to hear that you are doing well and enjoying things at Piedmont so far.
Looking forward to meeting again and chatting in the future!
Very cool guys! You’ll find this will happen far more regularly than you anticipate. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been running through airports and see former students I’ve taught, peers from previous new hire classes or pilots I’ve formed friendships with over commutes. The industry really is a small world!
As pilots, how often do you run into people you know (friend’s, family, acquaintances from the past, etc)?
I guess you could say I’ve ran into @RoscoeL twice now, not knowing he walked past a gate I was departing from the other evening.
A lot of pilots have applications on their devices that can show schedules; for example, I use Flight Crew View, which a lot of my colleagues and friends from other airlines use, it shows us when we’re going to be at an airport together. Some share location services on their phone, or just a simple call/text will work.
Often! This job confirms it’s a small world!
More than you might think. This industry is actually very small and it tends to be generational as well. I frequently see pilots I know in various airports and have occasionally run into family and friends in the airport.
I keep a running list on my phone of friends and extended family that live in cities we serve. That way when I have a long layover I can reach out! It’s one of the cool perks of the job.