Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 822 times:
I am not going to pass judgement on the dession to continue as I am unfamiliar with cargo operators procedure. However if your FE said that the emergency exit seemed to be inplace during the pre-flight inspection I highly doutb that was thought twice about.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6371 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 800 times:
American International was a fairly large contract freight carrier. It used to be known as Kaliita.
A DC-8 could probably go near max speed at 8000 ft, but it would be illegal. Max speed below 10000 ft is 250 kt.
As for the pilots judgement. Stupid, very dangerous, and license losing. I'll bet he can't even fly a Cessna 150 anymore.