Buddy of mine who's a trainer on the 777 at BA
parks in AUH
for a week and checks a different FO or Captain every night on AUH
, much easier than going all the way to LAD
just to evaluate and / or train one guy (or gal).
Not on training flights or check rides, but I wonder if they ever hand-fly a whole sector - another plane driver friend told me Ryanair do sometimes, can't remember the specific route, maybe BCN
. Fun times!
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz