Uswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
Yesterday I flew US1461 DCA-CLT and our pilot loved to talk! The usual stuff "welcome aboard" "thanks for flying US" etc... but he also pointed out landmarks, what runway we'd be on leaving DCA- but then announced that it had changed and told us the new runway, that "first officer (so and so) would be at the controls today", gave us the CLT weather more than a couple of times!, and was overall very friendly. What's the chattiest pilot stories you have?
Futureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2614 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1596 times:
Had one yesterday on my LAX-ORD flight on an AA 763. He had a lot to say. but was never annoying with it...he even told us that we'd be arriving in ORD 25min. early after leaving LAX 20min. late, due to STRONG tailwinds...in fact, our ground speed was over 700mph according to him...pretty cool if you ask me!
Flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7448 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1587 times:
Had one once going to LGA. Told us are route and everything weather and what direction we would come into LGA.
Also yesturday had a FA that told us that we arrived in MIA 30 minutes early so next time we are late remember about this time. He got a few laughs for that.
If I ever make it to the airlines and I am the Captain I am sure to talk alot. Runways who is the PF route weather landing runway. Maybe even how many hours the flight crew has!
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
Navairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1578 times:
Just last month onboard a DL MD88 from BOS-ATL. Had about an hour of light chop so he was constantly giving us weather updates along the way. Previously my most talkative pilot was one who gave us constant updates of the NFC championship game on a CO 733 EWR-JAX back in Jan 03.
Ren41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1557 times:
On a Song flight in July 2003 from FLL-BOS the captain was very chatty. He gave a long description of the route and weather we would encounter on the flight. 3/4 of the way to BOS, just as I fell asleep, he started giving the history of Boston and did about 5 trivia questions about the city. Just as I fell back asleep a few minutes later he gave the answers to the trivia questions along with some very long explanations.
I had never heard a pilot talk so much. Normally wouldn't mind, but it was a little frustrating being woken up a few times when I was really tired.
Uswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1540 times:
Thanks for the responses! I was just curious about this, as I've flown a lot and he was the most talkative pilot I had ever had. On top of that the FAs did some updates, connecting gate info, etc... so for a flight of about an hour, the PA got a lot of use!
JumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1531 times:
One some routes i presume that it kills the boredom a bit for the pilots .
Hay wouldn't it be cool if we can talk to the pilots.
i know it is a bit far fetched but would be cool if passengers can ask pilots questions.?
Catatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1524 times:
I always crap myself when the pilot speaks during midflight, I think everyones more or less feeling the same as everyone goes quiet. WEEERREEE CRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSHHHHHHHHIIIIIINNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG..............................!!!!!!! And then he starts talking about the weather! how insensative!!!