Beechbarron From United States of America, joined May 2000, 134 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 853 times:
What types of aircraft did you fly during your career? What airlines did you work for besides US? Did you come to the airlines from the military? Sorry to grill you with so many questions, I just find it fascinating to chat with pilots who got to fly the older equipment when it first came out. Also, I love the infinite wisdom that only a well-seasoned pilot like you can give!
Oldman From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 728 times:
Started flying in 1958 worked on private, comm, inst M.e. instrcted for a few years and was hired by a "local Service" airline named Lake Central Airlines in Indianapolis Ind.
that was in 1961.
went to school on the Dc-3 then the Convair 340-440 Later the Cv 580 Dc-9-30 Fh227 Bac1-111 B727-100 then -200 B737300-400 B757, B767.
Lake Central merged into Allegheny Airlines, then took Mohawk Airlines from N.Y. State, then took over PSA from West Coast, Empire Airlines and I finished up with a lot of good luck and good help after 38 years and 30,000+ hrs. Have two sons, Both with USAirways, one on the 737-400 and the other a check airman on the Bus. Now enjoy farming, horses,cattle,and a little Jack Daniels.
Ratings held are: Atp Dc-3 Dc-9 FH227 Bac1-111 CvA340-440 B727 B737 B757 B767 Nord 262 and Airplane S.e. Sea
Oldman From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 705 times:
They are held on your certificate always unless you stubb your toe and have a big problem.... In order to be current is another thing. IE: I have not flown a DC-3 or DC-9 for 20 years or more and would not be legal to carry passengers until completing refresher ground school and recurrent training and a flight or simulator check ride.
Beechbarron From United States of America, joined May 2000, 134 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 679 times:
Thanks Oldman! That is very impressive. I've got a friend that retired from DL in I think 1995 that was an international 767 Captain. I always enjoy talking with him about his many experiences and aircraft types he flew. I believe he flew the B-47 in the military in the late 50's or early 60's. After that he flew the DC-4, DC-6, DC-8, 727-100, and I can't remember what else until the 76. The old recip stories are especially interesting! Boy oh boy, how things have changed.
Pilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12 Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 584 times:
>>Flown into LAF many times in the DC-3, Convair 580
>>and Nord , have two son's that graduated from
>>Purdue years ago. Both employed by the Major's
I'm attending Purdue as we speak. I'm in their Aviation Administration program. Aside from all the complaining that I do about the tests/quizzes/projects I like it here (for a school in the middle of nowhere!). The aviation teachers come from a wide variety of aviation sectors. In one of my AT classes, I don't if I'm watching Jay Leno or I'm in a college lecture. The teacher is soooo sarcastic about the FAA and other government agencies. He makes the class fun, instead of lecturing in a monotone about the FARs.
Boy, you've been around the block a couple of times! It seems that if it has wings, you've probably flown it.
Oldman From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 571 times:
The Wright Bros?? O U C H ! That was a few months before my time.
Both Son's went to Purdue for 4 years and I suspect due to their education is the reason they were hired with Airlines.
I started flying in 1958 near Pittsburgh, Pa. and was hired by LCA in spring of 61. Retired 38 years later (almost 2 yrs ago) with lots of good help and good luck. I can say, "never blew a tire or scratched the paint. Never busted a check ride or had to do a repeat maneuver. Real lucky I guess. Yes, to another question, have flown into Wheeling many times as well as KZZV KPMH etc.
Study hard and enjoy, things are changing fast.