beechbarron
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Question For The Pilots....

Sat Jun 03, 2000 9:53 am

I know that you guys do a vast majority of your downtime training in simulators, but do you ever get to actually fly the airliners by yourselves without pax on board? If you do, can you perform any advanced maneuvers (stunts that would terrify an average pax) such as steep climbouts, sharp banks, dives, evasive moves, etc??? I have always been curious. I would get bored with the same old up and down every single flight!!!

Thanks,

Ben
 
AAR90
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RE: Question For The Pilots....

Sat Jun 03, 2000 12:23 pm

>...but do you ever get to actually fly the airliners by
>yourselves without pax on board?

Yes, but extremely rare at AA.

>...If you do, can you perform any advanced maneuvers
>(stunts that would terrify an average pax) such as steep
>climbouts, sharp banks, dives, evasive moves, etc???

Yes, but again it is extremely rare at AA.

>I would get bored with the same old up and down
>every single flight!!!

No flight is ever the same so no I never get bored. One is always thinking the "what if's."  
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