We are in Munich!January 19, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C
We arrived in Munich, found the meeting place for the Pilotski! As it turns out we recognize more people than we expected. A large contingent from Montreal base. Quite a few retired pilots.
The bus ride was uneventful and took about 3.5 hours. The Sport Hotel Royer was ready for us. keys, scarves, and info was handed out in a timely fashion. We got our gear rented and checked out the town while connecting with some people I haven’t seen for years. One fellow, Jim Egglestone was on my initial course with Air Canada over forty years ago. He and his wife Denise are here. Denise was a dispatcher for A/C almost as long. It has been good to see them.
There are about 250 skiers attending Pilotski 2020. Almost half are from Canada. The rest are from continental Europe with some Scots and two token Australians. So far we are getting along but somehow I think that as the week progresses and people drink more, we could find some entertaining differences of opinion. We’ll see.Read more