Welcome to my blog. My name is Rob and I am a captain flying a Boeing 737 for a major US airline. Flying in the back of an airliner as a passenger before getting into commercial aviation I often wondered what exactly is going on up front behind that cockpit door. What type of people get to fly these airplanes and what is the life like? I also wondered how one becomes an airline pilot. Now twenty some years later I know the answers to a few of these questions and would like to share them with you, gentle reader. So fasten those seatbelts and return your seats to their full upright position. Flight attendants, please prepare the cabin for takeoff.