Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19244 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9928 times:
"I remember that he's from Wales in the UK"
My housemate - who's offically from England but has lived in Wales for 25+ years and speaks fluent Welsh - at uni always says that scientists and all the good people originate (or their families) in Wales. Looks like you're the same. Just kidding.
[Edited 2004-04-02 21:11:25]
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
Type-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9801 times:
I remember back in the 80's TWA had a guy that made 747 Captain at 26. He was a real mover and a shaker until he got involved in the drug trade. IIRC, he was fired from TWA and executed gangland style in some sleazy, no-tell motel a few years later. I think even 60 minutes or 20/20 did a story on him.
(For those not in the U.S., these are documentary, expose type shows).
Bofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9652 times:
We have CBS "60 min" in Sweden, once a week. David Letterman, Conan Obrien, Jay Leno etc. Curb your enthusiasm, Frasier, Ed, Days of our lives,
Ricki Lake, Everybody loves Raymond, Grounded for life, Sabrina etc etc...
AND Who wants to marry a millionaire. I DO!
Henpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9563 times:
About the oldest I´m not sure, but the captain that was flying the United 747 that had an inflight cargo door explosion (with 9 pax sucked out of the aircraft) in HNL retired a couple of years after the accident in his well late sixties!! Anybody to confirm this?
B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9511 times:
I do not have any specifics about "the youngest captain" on 747.
I would say in the 27-29 bracket could be possible.
I knew a check captain (747 instructor/examiner - who was 36)
That was with Evergreen Airlines.
Realize that you must be 23 to hold an ATPL licence.
That is the licence required to be a captain with an airline.
So that would be the youngest age for any captain (any type aircraft).
I remember Continental Airlines late 1960s...
They had some pilots 21 and 22 unable to be captain, because of age.
Also heard the same story about PSA...
Now, you can be a private pilot at 18... right...?
If your daddy is filthy rich, he can offer you a PPL + type rating on a 747.
That still counts as "captain 747"...
PIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 9002 times:
"About the oldest I´m not sure, but the captain that was flying the United 747 that had an inflight cargo door explosion (with 9 pax sucked out of the aircraft) in HNL retired a couple of years after the accident in his well late sixties!! Anybody to confirm this"
They just had a show on this tragedy on Discovery the other day the show was called "Ripped from the Sky". The Captain was 2 months from retirement not a couple of years. Thats the sad part because he need all of his experience to land the plane. I think 60 is too young for retirement.
777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8988 times:
I'm sure all you A.net old timers will agree with me that it was TIMOBEAR, apparently a 30-year-old UA 747-400 Captain...
I never got the chance to command a 747 flight, but I've flown around enough in the other two seats to know that there was a certain prestige to it, especially back in the 1970s when the 747 was first introduced.
SevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1156 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8645 times:
Virgin had/has a captain who got his B744 command at 30 I believe. I think he was flying B742's even before that. I believe he started his career really young with Dan-Air and just worked his way up. This was the same captain that featured on one of the "from the flightdeck" videos on a B744 routing LHR-SFO. I think he still works for virgin but would be nearer 40 now as he flew the B744 fleet right from the start
DB777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 43
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8261 times:
I believe, but I could be off by a year or two, that Paul Havis was 29 when he was captain on 74's for PeoplExpress. Paul produced a couple of interesting aviation videos, notably "How they fly the Concorde" and the new DVD version "How they flew the Concorde." He continued flying 74's for CO for a while after they absorbed PE until they integrated the seniority list. He's now a 777 Captain at CO based at EWR.
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