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What Is In Your Flight Bag Vs. Already Onboard  
User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

Hi, just wondering, for you airline pilots out there, what does the airline already have onboard the aircraft, and what do you need to keep in your flight bag in the way of headset, charts, manual, plotters, etc... are those to be kept in you bag or do they stay on the aircraft? Also, on http://www.jetcareers.com Doug Taylor talked on the "day in the life" page about putting his flight bag in his locker when he finishes an assignment and goes home. Do you have to keep it there or can you take it home with you?



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User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4490 times:

Flight bag - hmmmm
Flasflight 2 D Cells "Maglite"...
Plantronics earphones, super lightweight type...
Old fashion slide rule called Jeppesen CR-3 (only I can figure how use) ...
World Atlas to BS the passengers about "where we are" (I have no idea) -
Electronic calculator - with wife's shopping list - currency exchange...
Bersa .380 caliber (9mm short hollow points) for Osama friends...
Passport - Int'l driver's permit - vaccination booklet... pilot's licence...
Voltage converter and European electrical adapters 220-110V -
Phone book with friends phone number... and get them to drive me around...
GSM cellular phone - phone cards -
After-landing emergency beer supply (Quilmes) on ice (1 hour before landing) -
Uniform hat - I refuse to wear one -
Copy of Jeppesen approach plates (I memorized them anyway) -
Plastic called Visa and American Express (melts easy) -
Dictionnary for weird languages...
Spare eyeglasses and sunglasses - Rayban style...
Latest edition of Playboy Magazine (airline pilot edition to impress crew)
CD player and latest CDs of Soledad (Pastorutti) ARG folk singer...
Laptop so can keep up with company and A.net in hotel...
You wonder why I need someone to carry my bag...?
Heavy stuff really
Happy contrails  Wink/being sarcastic
(s) Skipper

User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2406 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4481 times:

Bersa .380 caliber (9mm short hollow points) for Osama friends...
How long have you been allowed to carry these?

User currently offlineJeff G From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 449 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4408 times:

My flight bag:

One Jepp binder. Two more are stored in the airplane.
One set of high altitude Jepp charts, US and Latin America. The low charts are stored in the plane.
Company-issued laptop, with power supply.
4 D-cell Maglite, aka The Club (which will have to do for Osama buddies).
Folder with Jepp 10-7 company plates and misc forms and spare Jepp plate protectors. Also a pocket version of the New Testament.
A copy of this month's schedule.
A box of wintergreen Altoids. They're curiously strong.
That's it, but it still weighs too darn much.

Of that, only the laptop goes home with me. I suppose I could carry the whole thing (and I do when laying over at home), but it's more of a pain that it's worth.

The headset is already on the plane, and I use that one. Some use their own. The cell phone stays in my luggage. I only turn it on to make a call, not take one. All other manuals and performance data is on the laptop. What's a plotter?  Smile

Bersa .380 caliber (9mm short hollow points) for Osama friends...

What a wonderful idea. Quicker than arguing. Big grin

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6811 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4408 times:

We don't carry any charts or manuals with us, as they are all on the aircraft. The only things we have to carry are our licences, a torch, and passport. That's basically it. I also carry sunglasses, an atlas, a magazine to read when I get bored. Sweets, my walet, with ID and driver's licence. Foreign currency, a small umbrella, and panadol. That leaves enough room for me to take my binoculars sometimes, or my big camera.

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