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What Do Pilot's Do?

Sat Mar 11, 2000 2:24 pm

What do pilot's do on the flight deck other than aviation related things do they crack jokes or something? (this has been bothering me for a long time)
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RE: What Do Pilot's Do?

Sat Mar 11, 2000 6:03 pm

Here's an insight for ya ;-)

During a flight a young boy was escorted to the flight deck by his mum. He got to meet the pilots and asked all sorts of questions. He then asked the captain

"Have you ever been scared?"

The Capt. leant back in his seat and pondered then said

"Well once a young stewardess rang my house....

The mother quickly dragged the young boy back to his seat *LOL*
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RE: What Do Pilot's Do?

Sun Mar 12, 2000 12:06 am

Lot's of reading along with some conversation. Reading flight instruments, engine instruments, charts, weather reports, NOTAMS, SIGMETS, etc., etc., etc.

Conversations can be about anything, but almost always include multiple "what if..." discussions. What if an engine fails now? Where do I go. How do I get there? Who do I talk to. Do I evacuate? etc., etc., etc.

I fly 1 to 1.5 hour flights now so on a typical flight I will normally complete a passenger PA upon reaching cruise altitude and then begin planning for the descent, approach and landing.

There is a lot more administrative "B.S." involved in airline flying than most folks believe. I've always said: "US Navy taught me how to fly, American Airlines taught me how to fly legally, and the two shall never meet."
*NO CARRIER* -- A Naval Aviator's worst nightmare!
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Pilots Chatting

Sun Mar 12, 2000 2:13 am

Hello.. I once flew from Carrasco-MVD to Santiago de Chile through Ezeiza-ARG. After we took off from Ezeiza, it was dark by that time, it was about 10 in the night... The pilot appeared in the passenger cabin but not the f/o. He talked with some people, went to the back of the aircraft and talked with some cree members, then, after a good time of chatting, he returned to the cockpit and some minutes later, they started the approaching. On my way back, the pilot was a quite old man who was teaching to his f/o, a 24 years old cute, blond lady. Both of them did not move from the cockpit and it was a flight during the day, not in the night.. .. As much as i know, and as i saw in the cockpit, they fly with the a/p...   See you ! Martin

RE: What Do Pilot's Do?

Sun Mar 12, 2000 3:29 am

They do talke about may other things than u can think off!!Like what kind of womans they like and so on....
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RE: What Do Pilot's Do?

Tue Mar 14, 2000 2:35 am

There's an old saying that goes, "A pilot is a confused soul. He talkes about women when he's flying and flying when he's with a woman."

- Neil Harrison
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RE: What Do Pilot's Do?

Tue Mar 14, 2000 9:48 am

my neighbor, a retired western airlines dc10-pilot told me they would often watch for over head traffic on the los angeles to london route, i think he ment catching some zzzzzzzzzz.

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