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Interesting Article About African-american Pilots  
User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/948352.asp?cp1=1


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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3493 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3531 times:

That was a good story, it just show how anybody can live there dream it they put there mind to it.

User currently offlineRamper@IAH From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

WOW, another article from our well-educated press filled with inaccuracies and sensationalism. Let's see if I can pick apart a few of the statements.

"On her flying test for promotion she came away with one of the highest scores possible. At 22 she became a captain."

Since when do pilots get "scored" on flying tests? By the way, there is no such thing as a 22 year old captain in the U.S.

"she pulled the nose down...the captain noted her speed -- 500 mph, too fast for this late in the process."

Everyone here knows that you don't "pull" the nose down, you push it. I can see why the captain was worried, he was about to get violated for going 500 mph below 10,000 feet.

"Early in her career, Nicole said, some black pilots told her they were being held back from promotions because of their race. She didn't want to hear it."

This is ludricous! Pilots are promoted by seniority and seniority only! What B.S....

"At Great Lakes, she flew extra hours and worked through vacations so she could move up to a Boeing 737."

I don't think working yourself to death earns anyone the right to move up to bigger airplanes. We all know why she go hired.



[Edited 2003-08-09 18:23:33]

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

Do you think she REALLY flew at 500mph before landing!
-UN



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User currently offlineRamper@IAH From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

"Do you think she REALLY flew at 500mph before landing!

Do you really think she was hired at Southwest because of her qualifications? I don't.


User currently offlineVarig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1583 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

Ramper@IAH
and why was she hired please?
I mean, I don't get your inuendos....southwest is not flying to holland yet!!!!
so we don't know their recruitment policy



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User currently offlineRamper@IAH From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

Affirmative action at its best.

User currently offlineFilejw From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

If its the same article I read I think you will find she got hired because of her dad.Happens all the time get over it.

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5046 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

That article leads me to believe she was doing 500mph late in the approach......woah, that is way too fast! Unless the author got his numbers wrong!


bruce



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User currently offlineBuckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3014 times:

This article leaves me a little lukewarm.

No one has been able to confirm her abilities, yet because her father is a captain, and also because she's a black woman, then it means that she's got a free ride into the airlines.

I would say that yes, the above has to be factors in this, and it would be silly not to think so. But I won't go as far as to say that she herself is not worthy to be flying for Southwest at all.

There are standards, afterall, and if you are an unsafe pilot, you're liable to be fired just as much as anyone else.

Though Ramper@IAH, there are instances where people can be held back from promotion. Senority only gets you there, you still have to pass the checks.


User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

That 500 mph (knots?) figure has to be false. There is no airspeed indicator in the cockpit that would ever register 500 of anything. Those airspeeds are not attainable except in a dive at lower altitudes producing aerodynamic forces which could destroy the airplane.


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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

yeah, the OVERSPEED thing woudl go off and the aircraft would crumble.



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