AdamHarvard From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 72 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1316 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?
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1286 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.
Dash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1261 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.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1223 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...