BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1257 times:
Hi everyone, On January 26, I flew flt. 650 from GPT-ATL. On that flight, there were 2 four striped pilots (meaning they were both captains). Is this frequent? I double checked when I deplaned, and I saw the Left Seat dude with 4 stripes, and the right seat dude with 4 stripes. What gives?
NWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1224 times:
I was watching a show on an American Airlines 777 and it was the guys final landing. He wasin the left and another caption in the right. He was not being checked, If thwere is two captions on a flight, can they both do the landing, or is it normally a CAPt and a FO?
23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1202 times:
I know that sometimes two guys who are captains may end up flying together.. becasue that is how the roster has em.. but in every flight one person is the designated captain and is in charge of the flight.. even though both are certified and striped as captains
MD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1338 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1140 times:
It is not uncommon at all. Probably it was just some type of training. Initial operating experience or an annual line check. Additionally the right seat guy may just be a training department Captain out for a trip. Depending on senority they will sometimes fly copilot. And Training Captains (we call them Line Check Airman) also will accompany a Capatin into a difficult airport by way of introduction. Mexico City is one example.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1056 times:
It is also not uncommon when a new aircraft type enters the fleet. When AirTran first started flying the 717, the flight crews were both Captains. After a few months, the first of the 717 F.O.s started to replace those Captains that were seated in the right seat. I believe Frontier is doing the same thing with the A319s. It does make sense, because wouldn't you rather have your Captain having more flight hours on a new aircraft type than the First Officer?