Flairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2580 times:
I was doing some of my famous "backyard spotting" this afternoon and just heard an Avianca Colombia plane come by, The pilot did his "Avianca 38 visual 9L" thing, but I noticed something odd. What I noticed is that the pilot sounded like he had a southern accent (a USA SOUTHERN accent). This has led me to a few theories:
1) they hire translators
2) They hire American pilots
3) I was just hearing things
Bongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2523 times:
Could be 2) and 3)
The fact is that Avianca hired some 757's with North American crew for a few days during this "high season".
Also, about a month ago, most of Av pilot were on "turtle operation" (operacion tortuga), a kind of strike, so the hired North American pilots to fly their own fleet.
So, on what date did you noticed that? on which city?
MDE: First airport in the Americas visited by the A380!
Flairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2402 times:
It was a 757... the plane at first looked to me like a transmeridian. It had a blue tail with what looked like a globe and then words on the front. I found out the airline from my scanner and the pilot who started this whole thing.
I spot from my backyard.... thr view is not spectacular, but you can see the planes and the airline clearly.
Eastbay From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2322 times:
I just returned to Miami from Bogota tonight, there was an Avianca B757 that called for push and start minutes after us (destination Cartagena, I believe) and he definately had a North American accent. My f/o and I were both surprised to hear this.... by the way, the paint scheme appeared to be TransMeridien, though it was dark and hard to tell.