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Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:37 am

Cal was #1 on the DL seniority list, and flew his last flight on Friday from LAX to ATL before turning 65. Cal has had a long and storied career at Delta, with recent highlights being delivering DL's first 777LR and flying the DXB inaugural. He is a gentleman, a class act, and the epitome of what an airline captain should be.

More from the AJC, including photos, here: http://www.ajc.com/news/business/sen...etires-after-grasping-dream/nWmZn/
 
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:42 am

I recognize Cal as I have flown on one of his flights. Cal you are a gentleman and enjoy your retirement.
 
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:08 am

A very nice story, but I find it amazing that the Atlanta Constituition would describe Delta Airlines in the 1970s as a small Southern carrier. Even Captain Flanigan was wrong when he said Delta didn't fly west of the Mississippi when he started. The routes to LAX, SFO, SAN

[Edited 2013-03-08 22:15:07] and LAS began in 1961.

But again, a very nice story. I hope he has a long and happy retirement.


[Edited 2013-03-08 22:16:49]
 
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:22 am

"he never took a sick day in 45 years."

Wow - what a company man.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:51 am

Quoting maxpower1954 (Reply 2):
A very nice story, but I find it amazing that the Atlanta Constituition would describe Delta Airlines in the 1970s as a small Southern carrier.

The route system, when I hired on in '71 WAS predominently EAST of the Mississippi. Only a very few routes west of there.

Quoting maxpower1954 (Reply 2):
Even Captain Flanigan was wrong when he said Delta didn't fly west of the Mississippi when he started.

Even DL's very first route went west of the Mississippi.............to Monroe, Shreveport and Dallas, originating in Atlanta. Funny, when I worked at SHV '80-'82, we STILL had that routing, on a 727.........DFW-SHV-MLU-JAN-BHM-ATL.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:10 am

Guys, can we stop with the OCD, and perhaps read the article again.

“When I started, if you were to look at the route map, it was east of the Mississippi,” Flanigan said. “If you look at our system map now, it covers the world.”

I'd say that at the time the vast vast majority of Delta routes were east of the Mississippi river, so he is accurate. Otherwise I can get all OCD and claim that they don't cover the world.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:24 am

Quoting maxpower1954 (Reply 2):
A very nice story, but I find it amazing that the Atlanta Constituition would describe Delta Airlines in the 1970s as a small Southern carrier. Even Captain Flanigan was wrong when he said Delta didn't fly west of the Mississippi when he started. The routes to LAX, SFO, SAN

According to the AJC article, the Captain is quoted as saying...

“When I started, if you were to look at the route map, it was east of the Mississippi. If you look at our system map now, it covers the world.”

He did not specifically say that "Delta didn't fly west of the Mississippi when he started."

No doubt he was well aware of the West Coast service when he hired on, and given the context I do think the intent was clear. Further, since the Captain bleeds Widgets, I'll bet he knows the name of his company...

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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:26 am

I'm proud to say that I was the dispatcher for Capt. Flanigan's final flight.

Although I did not know him personally, it's obvious he is held in very high regard by many at Delta. Richard Anderson even had a personal message which was transmitted via ACARS while he was enroute to ATL. I got off work just as the flight was about to land and was able to see him get the traditional water cannon salute as he taxied into E-Concourse.


I wish all the best to him and his family on his retirement.

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 3):
"he never took a sick day in 45 years."

Wow - what a company man.

An impressive accomplishment by any measure...
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:17 am

Great Story. Glad to see someone get to fullfill his Dreams. I wish him a Happy Retirement.
 
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Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:58 pm

What a great career. My favorite part is he started out washing airplanes and ended as Chief Pilot.
 
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:53 pm

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 3):
"he never took a sick day in 45 years."

Wow - what a company man.

I've known some people like that. They never took a sick day but they sure caused other, smarter people to take them when they got them sick at work instead of staying home.
 
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:57 pm

Looking at Captain Flanigan's picture looking out the window of the last Delta flight as a pilot in command, he looks as though he really enjoyed flying. He looks, to me, like a kid who wanted to fly aircraft.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:46 pm

What a great career. Great story.
 
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:10 am

Was anyone else surprised that in 37 years he only landed at 95 different destinations? Granted towards the end he was on the 777, MD-11, 767, L1011 which had more limited destinations, but he did fly the 727, MD88, and DC-9.

I would think that over a career a pilot on the MD88/90, 737, 757 would have made it to nearly every mainline city. Can anyone else chime in?
 
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:19 am

I hope he has a great retirement and a well earned chance to spend some time flying for fun!

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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:24 am

Great story. Congrats on a great career. Not taking a sick day in 45 years is very impressive.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:27 am

Quoting jbmitt (Reply 16):
737

Apparently, unbelievably...9 different types, but NOT including the 737!

Welcome to the wonderful world of S3B.

Choosing to retire is one thing, but was he required to retire? Could he not have been a check pilot after 65?

Isn't the 65 rule age discrimination? As long as he passes the medical, he should be allowed to continue flying.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:53 am

Quoting davescj (Reply 17):

I would bet that he has been flying for fun for the last 37 years.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:41 am

Quoting jbmitt (Reply 16):
I would think that over a career a pilot on the MD88/90, 737, 757 would have made it to nearly every mainline city. Can anyone else chime in?

It depends on how he bid and what his seniority could hold over the years. It is entirely possible to see every city your company serves, but it is equally as possible to see the same two or three places if you are senior enough and choose to do so.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:49 am

Quoting futureualpilot (Reply 21):
Quoting jbmitt (Reply 16):
I would think that over a career a pilot on the MD88/90, 737, 757 would have made it to nearly every mainline city. Can anyone else chime in?

It depends on how he bid and what his seniority could hold over the years. It is entirely possible to see every city your company serves, but it is equally as possible to see the same two or three places if you are senior enough and choose to do so.

There was an article a few years ago about a senior CO captain. He chose to fly IAH-AMS-IAH and did almost nothing else for several years.
 
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:11 am

Congratulations to Captain Cal Flanigan on his outstanding career! Enjoy your retirement!
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:13 am

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 19):
Isn't the 65 rule age discrimination? As long as he passes the medical, he should be allowed to continue flying.

The industry needs the turnover. Congratulations to him on a great career, but there are a lot of people who have been waiting patiently for years just to be able to step onto the ladder in this industry.

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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:27 am

Quoting jbmitt (Reply 16):
Was anyone else surprised that in 37 years he only landed at 95 different destinations?

That does kind of surprise me, considering that Delta used to have a lot of "bus stop" routes that landed at every little burg with a strip along the way. If you flew ATL-BHM, you'd have stops at Rome, Gadsden, and Anniston. Pull up to the gate, run people out, run people in, and away again. 20 minutes or so on the ground for each stop. It probably wasn't unusual for a crew member to see 15 different airports in a duty day.

It wasn't that long ago that on Sundays, Delta's mid-afternoon ATL-DFW run still made a stop in Monroe. One of the FAs told me that it was Delta's way of remembering their roots. The airport, from what I could see out the aircraft window, looked like a time capsule from about 1960.
 
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:45 am

Amazing, and congrats to him. In fact I saw his plane moving at LAX after I came in on the DL 77L from ATL.


On another note now the tidal wave begins at delta, here come the new pilots.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:39 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 25):
Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 19):
Isn't the 65 rule age discrimination? As long as he passes the medical, he should be allowed to continue flying.

The industry needs the turnover. Congratulations to him on a great career, but there are a lot of people who have been waiting patiently for years just to be able to step onto the ladder in this industry.

And he got 5 more years than when the age 60 rule existed. He must have turned 60 just about the time the age 60 rule was changed to 65
 
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:12 am

Quoting cornutt (Reply 26):
It wasn't that long ago that on Sundays, Delta's mid-afternoon ATL-DFW run still made a stop in Monroe. One of the FAs told me that it was Delta's way of remembering their roots. The airport, from what I could see out the aircraft window, looked like a time capsule from about 1960.

As I mentioned earlier, when I worked in SHV in the early 80s, we still had a couple of flights that used that original "AM24" mail route that DL started with......ATL-BHM-JAN-MLU-SHV-Dallas and return.

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 19):
Isn't the 65 rule age discrimination? As long as he passes the medical, he should be allowed to continue flying.

Am I mistaken but isn't the age 65 rule an FAA regulation?
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:06 am

Quoting dairbus (Reply 7):
Quoting BestWestern (Reply 3):"he never took a sick day in 45 years."

Wow - what a company man.
An impressive accomplishment by any measure...

But when you only work a few days a month, it's more of the luck of the draw if you are not sick on your "off days". Don't think I would want to be on a plane piloted by someone who pushed themselves when they were sick.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:07 pm

Quoting cornutt (Reply 23):
That does kind of surprise me, considering that Delta used to have a lot of "bus stop" routes that landed at every little burg with a strip along the way. If you flew ATL-BHM, you'd have stops at Rome, Gadsden, and Anniston. Pull up to the gate, run people out, run people in, and away again. 20 minutes or so on the ground for each stop. It probably wasn't unusual for a crew member to see 15 different airports in a duty day.

By the time he started as a pilot at DL in 1976, a lot of the smaller cities like Rome, Gadsden and Anniston had already seen service from airlines like DL and Eastern disappear as those airlines retired the last of their prop fleet and their smallest jets could not safely operate from those airports at the time (Southern stuck around in some of the markets even after the merger to form Republic. Much like today, there were smaller airlines that started up to fill the void at these smaller airports/). You also saw less and less multi-stop flights as well, as some of those markets could now sustain non-stop service.
 
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:16 pm

Quoting futureualpilot (Reply 18):
It depends on how he bid and what his seniority could hold over the years. It is entirely possible to see every city your company serves, but it is equally as possible to see the same two or three places if you are senior enough and choose to do so.

Exactly, and he was likely bidding whatever he wanted fro much of his career given his high seniority. Even when he didn't have high seniority, DL was a fraction of the size that it is now.
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:29 am

Enjoy retirement, sir. You've earned it.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:57 am

According to RA phone message, this week, Cal has flown every plane is JET AGE fleet.
 
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:12 am

Quoting SkyTeamTriStar (Reply 30):
According to RA phone message, this week, Cal has flown every plane is JET AGE fleet.

I wonder if he flew the CV880, though. By the time he started flying in '76, the 880s were already put out to pasture, I believe.




Regardless, an impressive career. Enjoy your retirement, Capt. Flanigan......you have certainly earned it.
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:48 am

Impressive career indeed, how cool!

If anyone watched the BA38 feature on the Discovery channel (I think it was the discovery channel but I could be wrong), they showed an incident where a DL 777 lost power at cruising altitude when the engines spooled up, same thing as BA38. From that picture they showed at least, I think Captain Calvin was on the controls.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:50 am

Quoting cornutt (Reply 22):
It wasn't that long ago that on Sundays, Delta's mid-afternoon ATL-DFW run still made a stop in Monroe. One of the FAs told me that it was Delta's way of remembering their roots. The airport, from what I could see out the aircraft window, looked like a time capsule from about 1960.

You are close. The terminal that was in use during the last of Delta mainline in Monroe was opened in June, 1964. For some reason that airport always had a particular odor to it. I don't know if it was disinfectants or floor wax that caused the odor. The floors were highly polished. But the terminal was always spotlessly clean.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:16 pm

Quoting atpg5 (Reply 20):
There was an article a few years ago about a senior CO captain. He chose to fly IAH-AMS-IAH and did almost nothing else for several years.

I had on my jumpseat a few years ago a US AIrways pilot who is very senior on the 767 and chooses to only fly PHL-MUC (or FRA - don't remember which one). He basically has a double life. He has a house in Philadelphia and an apartment in the German city he flies to and just spends his life flying between the two places. Not bad! A bit boring, but not a bad way to do things! If I could do that between a major US city and ZRH for the rest my career I know I would do so.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:02 pm

Quoting mayor (Reply 31):
I wonder if he flew the CV880, though. By the time he started flying in '76, the 880s were already put out to pasture, I believe.

No photos in the database for DL's 880s beyond 1973. The Delta museum lists the retirement of the type from the DL fleet as January 1974.

http://www.deltamuseum.org/M_Educati...taHistory_Aircraft_Convair_880.htm
 
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:38 pm

Quoting srbmod (Reply 35):
No photos in the database for DL's 880s beyond 1973.

As I recall, the fuel shortage of '73 was probably the death knell for the 880 and probably accellerated the deliver of new 727s.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:01 am

Quoting johns624 (Reply 10):
I've known some people like that. They never took a sick day but they sure caused other, smarter people to take them when they got them sick at work instead of staying home.

Completely agree. Either this was the single healthiest individual ever created, or he flew sick. Not cool.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:12 am

Some of the posts on this thread regarding whether or not Cal flew while sick remind me why I rarely post on here anymore.

Anyway, for those of us that know Cal this was a nice story and a fitting tribute to his career.

For the rest of you who want to sit there and focus on whether he ever flew "sick" that's certainly your prerogative. However what may be "sick" to you may it be "sick" to someone else.
 
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Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:32 am

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 5):
Guys, can we stop with the OCD, and perhaps read the article again.

  

A few in here could use some of Capt. Flanigan's Class.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:57 pm

While it was a long time ago that Captain Cal Flanigan was hired as a pilot in 1976, even then Delta Air Lines was more than just a small southern carrier. Perhaps the author of the article confused Delta with Southern Airlines that used to hop around the deep south with a fleet of DC-9s, or the good captain was reflecting back on his long and storied career with a bit of nostalgia.

In the early and mid-1970s Delta flew some very interesting routes, such as a 1-stop from LAX to San Juan, Puerto Rico via New Orleans with a stretch-eight DC-8-61.
 
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:02 am

Quoting Highflier92660 (Reply 40):
While it was a long time ago that Captain Cal Flanigan was hired as a pilot in 1976, even then Delta Air Lines was more than just a small southern carrier. Perhaps the author of the article confused Delta with Southern Airlines that used to hop around the deep south with a fleet of DC-9s, or the good captain was reflecting back on his long and storied career with a bit of nostalgia.

In the early and mid-1970s Delta flew some very interesting routes, such as a 1-stop from LAX to San Juan, Puerto Rico via New Orleans with a stretch-eight DC-8-61.

It was a non-stop DC-8-51 LAX-SJU in 1972 according to Departedflights.com.

Yes, the reference to a "small Southern carrier" would fit Southern or Piedmont in 1976, not Delta. I read a similar article a few years back about Ford Motor Company's longest serving employee ( he had over 60 years with Fordmoco) and it somehow managed to make Ford look like a small family owned business in 1950 that became a worldwide auto company, which is certainly was long before 1950.

In any event, Delta became the 5th largest U.S. domestic carrier in 1961 moving into the slot after Capital merged with UAL. Just for the record, the ranking was UA, AA, TW, EA and DL.
 
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:22 am

Can someone please explain to me....

We have an entire thread dedicated to this retiring Delta pilot....

Yet.. the thread about Southwest's Brian Lusk seems to have disappeared.

With all due respect to Delta's senior captain finally retiring...Can someone explain why the Brian Lusk thread disappeared?
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:23 am

Quoting Highflier92660 (Reply 40):
While it was a long time ago that Captain Cal Flanigan was hired as a pilot in 1976, even then Delta Air Lines was more than just a small southern carrier. Perhaps the author of the article confused Delta with Southern Airlines that used to hop around the deep south with a fleet of DC-9s, or the good captain was reflecting back on his long and storied career with a bit of nostalgia.

Well, when I hired on in '71, I thought of them as a small southern carrier (relatively). We didn't start to really fill out our route map, to SLC/SEA/RNO/TUL/PDX/DEN/ABQ until after deregulation so there was a LARGE hole in DL's route map......the west coast routes were from ATL/MSY/DAL to SFO & LAX and not much in between. We were certainly smaller than our main competition, Eastern.......the relationship with Southern & Piedmont was more like the one we had with North Central.......they were regional feeders for us, via interline agreements.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:33 am

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 3):
"he never took a sick day in 45 years."

Wow - what a company man.

Not really much of an accomplishment. More then likely he flew sick at least a few times which isn't exactly desirable unless you work in accounting. I'd rather the crew i'm flying with be healthy so we don't get sick.

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 16):
Isn't the 65 rule age discrimination? As long as he passes the medical, he should be allowed to continue flying.

I disagree. The age rule is there for a reason; more heath problems come up in the later years, even if you can pass a medical on one day.

I agree with Mir. There are plenty of us ready to move up in the industry, and it's time for many of these guys to retire. There has been too little movement for too long.
 
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:39 am

Quoting flight152 (Reply 44):

Your entire post reeks of "ageism", which is pretty sad. All the other posts that have disregarded Capt. Flanigans accomplishment, are "assuming" that he was sick part of that time and we all know about "assumptions" don't we?
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:44 am

Quoting skycub (Reply 42):
Can someone please explain to me....

We have an entire thread dedicated to this retiring Delta pilot....

Yet.. the thread about Southwest's Brian Lusk seems to have disappeared

Most DL threads on this forum routinely get 100+ replies. I expect this one will also.......

The Brian Lusk thread was moved twice, sending it to "site related" effectively killed it.
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:05 am

Quoting flight152 (Reply 44):

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 16):
Isn't the 65 rule age discrimination? As long as he passes the medical, he should be allowed to continue flying.

I disagree. The age rule is there for a reason; more heath problems come up in the later years, even if you can pass a medical on one day.

I agree with Mir. There are plenty of us ready to move up in the industry, and it's time for many of these guys to retire. There has been too little movement for too long.

The pilots and ALPA got the mandatory retirement age raised from 60 to 65 with a lot of effort. A flight engineer or second officer could previously stay until 65. If I am correct, many foreign countries allow pilots to fly until they are 65.
I know you may think 65 is making it harder on younger pilots to enter the field, but nothing is always fair even though thats the way rules are written. Some of these older pilots may have found themselves in the same position.
I don't want to start fight, pilots flying the earlier aircraft may have found them more challenging than the newer highly automated aircraft that now fill the sky. They often had to be hand flown. So they have earned their stripes, just like the younger generation will.   
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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:54 am

Quoting mayor (Reply 45):
Your entire post reeks of "ageism", which is pretty sad.

Somehow it's not ageism when it's the younger groups that are being screwed over. Curious, that.

Quoting NWAROOSTER (Reply 47):
I know you may think 65 is making it harder on younger pilots to enter the field

It's not even a question that it is making it harder. The timing of the age 65 rule change in the US will have negative implications for pilots for years to come. I'm not suggesting that it was intended to be that way, but that's what it ended up being.

I don't wish any ill on the senior guys, but I am very glad that retirements are finally happening again.

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RE: Delta's Capt. Cal Flanigan Retires

Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:34 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 48):
Somehow it's not ageism when it's the younger groups that are being screwed over. Curious, that.

Funny that only people that have no respect for those that have gone before them, think they're getting screwed over. Nothing curious about that.....it's just typical.


You and your ilk have turned this thread from something that should be celebrating Capt. Flanigan's career into something that slams the older pilots as well as Cal's accomplishments. I think I know why, though.....simply, it's because it has something to do with DL.......  Yeah sure

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