BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 18 Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16123 times:
Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 3): Company paperwork, read, check numbers, weather, approaches, chat with each other, eat and drink...etc.
....liaise with the Flight Services Director re cabin service and passengers, list any equipment failures or other items that require attention in the service manual, converse with other aircraft flying in the sector about weather etc.
If the flight is long haul and a redeye, when they get near their destination they bring out their trusted friend - the electric razor (mostly male pilots!).
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9 Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16043 times:
Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1): Quoting B777a340fan (Thread starter):
can they sleep?
I was on a ferry flight, YYZ to CBG, we took off about 2100 hours, at about 0300 I woke up and went to the flight station. Where I found the FE asleep at his desk, the FO asleep in his seat and SO reading a magazine. When I asked how we were doing, the SO said "were just following that Canadian DC-10," you could just make out its clearance lights, ahead and below us.
N323ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 138 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 15741 times:
Most of you are right according to the SOP. I cross the pond 3 times a month and once clear of radar we preaty much do anything we want between way point calls (With in reason). Ex shoes off feet on glareshield, read a paper, play cards, take a nap (oopps did i say that) talk about life and wait for the TCAS to go off along with visual traffic checks and staring at the northern lights. When flying within radar coverage somewhat the same but yes we pay a lot more attention to the radio
Luisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15546 times:
I know of one CM captain who loves to pull out his laptop on the long flights to EZE or SCL or GRU and show off his porn collection, an FO that flew with this captain once said that he had in his laptop case over 10 porn DVD's and many more short videos in the laptops hard drive, needless to say it was not a boring flight.