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User currently offlineUswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1676 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?

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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2642 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1654 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!

Life is better when you surf.
User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7607 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1645 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)
User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1636 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.

User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1615 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.


User currently offlineUswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1598 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!

User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2482 posts, RR: 38
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1589 times:
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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.?

On a wing and a prayer
User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

Years ago we were on a flight MIA-CCS, the pilot's nickname was Superman. So he pointed out landmarks like the planet Krypton...

I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1582 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!!!

Equally Cursed and Blessed.
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