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Avianca Colombia Pilots Question:  
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2414 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


anyone know if one of those theories are right?


[Edited 2003-12-29 21:10:23]

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User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2357 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?



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User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

it was today at FLL... did hear some spainsh in the background

User currently offlineCopa737 From Panama, joined Jan 2002, 331 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

Well, Avianca leased some Boeing 757s for the high season, I also heard these pilots in my scanner weeks ago here in Panama.

Did you got any pic of this plane?

Regards,

Felipe



Panamá Crece y Copa Airlines crece con Panamá!
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

no, i only got good banoculars for hanukah... camera comes for my birthday, hopefully.

User currently offlineCopa737 From Panama, joined Jan 2002, 331 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

Hey Flairport,

It was a Boeing 757? which color scheme?

There are good spots in FLL to watch planes?

Regards,

Copa737



Panamá Crece y Copa Airlines crece con Panamá!
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2236 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.


User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2496 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2207 times:


So if the 757 looked like if it was from TransMeridian, it's definitely one of the leased planes Copa737 was talking about...

Strange thing though the accent you might have noticed...  Confused


Regards,

SOUTHAMERICA


User currently offlineEastbay From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2156 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.

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