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B757 @ Kmhr Doing Touch And Go

Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:21 pm

Came to visit my parents, they live by MHR Sacramento Mather Airport and looks like google jet doing touch and go like 10th time already. Wondering if Google owners getting pilot license  

Correct me if I'm wrong

Sorry for quality, took with my phone cam

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RE: B757 @ Kmhr Doing Touch And Go

Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:27 pm

Quoting shurik74 (Thread starter):
Wondering if Google owners getting pilot license

Could it be a type-rated pilot is re qualifying in a plane rather than sim?
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RE: B757 @ Kmhr Doing Touch And Go

Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:30 pm

It looks like Google's N1757 from the pictures here in Mather is a great place for flight training with that long ex-B52 runway.
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RE: B757 @ Kmhr Doing Touch And Go

Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:30 pm

Yes sounds like someone is getting type rated on the 757. They might have hired a new commercial licensed pilot but isn't type rated for the 757 yet. They usually do several touch and goes (forgot if there is a magic number or not) to get the rating. That Buffalo Airways TV show, Bruce Dickenson singer of Iron Maiden gets himself type rated on a DC-4.
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RE: B757 @ Kmhr Doing Touch And Go

Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:38 pm

I thought airline pilots got type ratings all the time without flying the real thing, didn't Fedex only let the instructors fly the 777 when they first got it?
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RE: B757 @ Kmhr Doing Touch And Go

Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:54 pm

I'm going to bring a little bit of the crazy here...

Could it be Google X testing something? Obviously there are no outward modifications to the plane, but perhaps something far less obvious. This is the group that is working on the autonomous car and the Google Glasses, which is basically like a HMD but on glasses. Maybe they've turned their attention to something aviation related...
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?

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