Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Any Pilots Fly Planes Older Than They Are?  
User currently offlineAdamHarvard From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 72 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

I was wondering if any commercial airline pilots out there actually fly AC that are older than they are, for example many of the cargo airlines fly fairly old, converted ex-pax jets that can be up to 30+ years old. Even some of the majors remaining 'classics' (DC-10/ 747/ L1011 e.t.c.) are in their late twenties, are there any newly qualified crew members on these types who were born after the AC manufacture date?

6 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

Kind of off topic, but I've heard theres a possiblity (or maybe its already happened) of a third generation pilot on the B-52 pretty soon. Must be weird to fly not only the same type, but I could imagine even same aircraft that your father flew and grandfather flew, still with the same operator.

User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

I saw a B-52 pilot who had flown in Afghanistan doing a news interview. He said that the aircraft he flew into combat was the same aircraft flown by his grandfather and then his father.

As for commercial aircraft, I would think some of the early 727's, 737's, and maybe some DC-9's.

"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2744 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

I was talking to a young pilot who had only been flying for 4 years at the airshow and he flies the DC-3 for Buffalo Airways. I imagine all the pilots that fly the DC-3 or C-46 or DC-4 are younger then the plane.

User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

Anybody here work for Northwest?  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

According to Bill Harms' website, Northwest, Airborne Express, and AirTran all still have some DC-9s in their fleets from the mid-to-late 1960s and early 1970s, so I guess it's conceivable that a new-hire F/O could be in an aircraft older than he/she is...

User currently offlineStrickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

I do! I'm 17 years old (b. March 27, 1985) and I fly a 22 year old Cessna 172N (1980 model).


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
United Pilots Abroad:if They Are Sick? posted Fri Jun 6 2003 11:53:10 by 777-500ER
CAL Pilots Admitted They Are Wrong. posted Sun Jan 27 2002 09:46:27 by HS-LTA
Pilots Recognizing That They Are A "Heavy" posted Wed Apr 11 2001 01:21:04 by Airbus380
Did BA Ever Fly Into Saudi? Will They Ever? posted Wed Jul 12 2006 17:58:15 by BRUspotter
OPF Means They Are Scrapping Her, Doesn't It... posted Wed May 31 2006 23:22:41 by N229NW
Who Will Take AC A340-300s When They Are Replaced? posted Mon Dec 26 2005 06:43:41 by AirCanada014
Is This Picture Older Than 94? posted Tue Sep 13 2005 21:53:38 by Myk
Any Airline Fly To Antarctica? posted Sat Mar 19 2005 22:00:10 by Soundtrack
US Airways And What A Great Airline They Are posted Wed Mar 16 2005 00:06:18 by SHUPirate1
Any Airlines Fly LHR To Shannon? posted Wed Jan 5 2005 05:26:36 by Airbus3801