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Ever Flown With A Famous Pilot?  
User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10760 times:

A few months ago I found that I once had Alastair Atchison as a co-pilot on a BA flight was on. He was the First Officer who in June 1990 safely landed his BAC 1-11 at Southampton after the Captain, Tim Lancaster was partially sucked out of the cockpit in a decompression (and incidentally survived and was still flying up to a few years ago with Easyjet). I found out through a friend of mine at BA that he had been the Captain of a 747-400 I had been on.

This got me wondering if anyone else has any recollections of flying with any notable for famous pilots.

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User currently offlineketko2 From Slovakia, joined Sep 2006, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10772 times:

Flown with Niki Lauda from VIE to FRA in 2007. Wearing his red cap as usual. Not famous in aviation, nonetheless famous.

User currently offlineReifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1310 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10748 times:

Maybe we were on the same flight   I flew on the inaugural Niki-Service from VIE to FRA and he was indeed the captain. The aircraft was brand new as well.

User currently offlineAERDINGUS From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2755 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10741 times:

Anyone ever flown with Bruce Dickinson?

One of my heroes!



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User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1639 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10686 times:

I flew left seat with Royce Barnwell occupying the right seat of an A-26. He had more A-26 time, at over 6000 hours, than anyone on earth. I was a PPL and 17 years old and I hung on to that beast for dear life while Royce coached our howling trip down the runway. I'll never be able to experience anything like that again.

Royce once took off, single engine, in a crippled A-26 and flew on one engine across the Sahara desert in WWII.


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3049 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 10624 times:

I don't think I ever have but somebody posted once on a.net that while talking to an AC pilot after a flight, he found out it was Captain Bob Pearson of Gimli Glider fame.


The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlineN49WA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 10584 times:

I've flown in a company Lear with Tom McMurtry, former director of flight ops at NASA, test pilot and 747 Shuttle Carrier pilot/project coordinator. Lots of Google entries for him. Also flew F-104's, SR-71 and many more. Great guy.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 10576 times:

Judge Lance Ito.

Ok, ok, ok, the Southwest pilot was having a little fun flying down to Los Angeles back during the O.J. Simpson trial and all the crew members had nicknames that were named after all involved in the O.J. Simpson case.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently onlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 5961 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10546 times:
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I don't know.

I always wanted to meet Clayton Taylor, who writes for Airways Magazine. I always look for him at DTW, but never seen him. He is a A330 FO at DL. I will be flying on a DL A330 this August again so maybe I'll run into him. The times I flew on a NW A330 I never saw him.



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User currently offlineAERDINGUS From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2755 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10543 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 8):
I always wanted to meet Clayton Taylor, who writes for Airways Magazine.

Oh yeah, like his articles.



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3049 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10525 times:

Quoting N49WA (Reply 6):
747 Shuttle Carrier pilot/project coordinator.

WN had a space shuttle pilot (Hoot Gibson) flying for them but believe he is now retired.



The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlineHOOB747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10374 times:

Dennis Fitch (United 232, Sioux City DC-10) captained my United 777, San Fran (or Seattle) to Chicago, back in 2000.


747 Number One Fan from U.S.A
User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 10367 times:

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 10):

WN had a space shuttle pilot (Hoot Gibson) flying for them but believe he is now retired.

Indeed. I remember him complaining about the mandatory retirement age. I think he retired in the mid to early 2000's.


User currently offlineTravelAVNut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1535 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10312 times:

Quoting HOOB747 (Reply 11):
Dennis Fitch (United 232, Sioux City DC-10) captained my United 777, San Fran (or Seattle) to Chicago, back in 2000.

Damn, you must have felt very very safe? Reading back the CVR transcripts and knowing what he did working the throttles you just know you have the best pilot possible flying your Triple-7!



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User currently offlinediesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1635 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10254 times:

Yvonne Sintes who was Britain's first woman jet aircraft captain flew me from PMI to LGW on a Dan Air BAC1-11 many years ago.


I don't like signatures...
User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 571 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 10219 times:

Yep, flew with Capt. Doug Morris, author of From the Flight Deck and Air Canada's enRoute magazine article Ask the Pilot from YVR-YEG-YVR in May '09. He is a really great guy (he even signed a copy of the enRoute magazine for me!).


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