1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 13255 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.
ThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1692 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 13182 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.
N49WA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13080 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.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40300 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13072 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.
falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6256 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 13042 times:
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.
RJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 12715 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!).