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by MATTHEWKH
Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European/ USA Industry Pay Rates
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

RE: European/ USA Industry Pay Rates

Are Delta employees still really making that much? What kind of senority are we talking about there?

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by MATTHEWKH
Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West Gift Cards?
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

RE: America West Gift Cards?

N801NW, <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> does have a city ticket office in <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>. The cards can also be used over the phone, on line, or at the ticket counter (perhaps could be used for a...

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by MATTHEWKH
Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta At PHX
Replies: 2
Views: 2719

RE: John Travolta At PHX

Where's he parked? Any idea for how long?

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by MATTHEWKH
Wed Jan 12, 2005 6:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HP Or WN - Which Is Better?
Replies: 14
Views: 5697

RE: HP Or WN - Which Is Better?

Out of <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> and <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> at least, <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> almost always meets or beats <acro...

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cost Of Aircraft Parts, Piedmont Dash 8 Nose Wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 4140

RE: Cost Of Aircraft Parts, Piedmont Dash 8 Nose W

Not sure of an exact cost...would depend on several factors. Could be a couple thousand dollars, though. Main gear wheels range in the $3000 - $5000 range for most regional aircraft.

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by MATTHEWKH
Mon Jan 10, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Choosing Runway On Final VFR
Replies: 19
Views: 3625

RE: Choosing Runway On Final VFR

I have heard this quite a few times on UA ch 9 coming into PHX. It all depends how busy the airport is and the controllers.

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by MATTHEWKH
Mon Jan 10, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HP Or WN - Which Is Better?
Replies: 14
Views: 5697

RE: HP Or WN - Which Is Better?

I have always had good experiences on <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym>. Really, though, there isn't much of a difference between any carrier these days as regards service. Flying economy with <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>, <acronym title="America Wes...

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by MATTHEWKH
Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Low Cost Livery
Replies: 54
Views: 4344

RE: Favorite Low Cost Livery

What about the good old WestPac liveries. My favorite...The Simpsons <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/679523/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/679523/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/3/2/5/67...

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by MATTHEWKH
Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help! Why N For American Airplanes?
Replies: 22
Views: 10019

RE: Help! Why N For American Airplanes?

Av8rphx,

You're right...my bad. It was a long night last night.


Fly Safe,

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by MATTHEWKH
Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help! Why N For American Airplanes?
Replies: 22
Views: 10019

RE: Help! Why N For American Airplanes?

NumberTwelve, The two pictures you posted are not US registered aircraft.. At least here in the states, when you say American, it is meant to be exclusively US. The first aircraft is Canadian, and the second is Brazilian. Even though Canada is on the continent of North America, and Brazil is on the ...

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by MATTHEWKH
Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favourite Aircraft Sound?
Replies: 123
Views: 16693

RE: Your Favourite Aircraft Sound?

Can't beat the squeal of the tires on touchdown. Any aircraft, but generally the bigger the better.

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by MATTHEWKH
Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Leaks & Stains On Airliner Tailcones - Why?
Replies: 26
Views: 4967

RE: Leaks & Stains On Airliner Tailcones - Why?

In all fairness, to the best of my knowledge <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> has never had any "issues" relating to their <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym>. All of the <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> mechanics I have ever met general...

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Leaks & Stains On Airliner Tailcones - Why?
Replies: 26
Views: 4967

RE: Leaks & Stains On Airliner Tailcones - Why?

HAWK21M, Not to start anything A vs. B here or anything, but it was my understanding that it was just kind of an Airbus thing. They were built to be disposable (kind of like new cars today) so it was acceptable. That's what I have heard from a few different people, at least. I have never seen simila...

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by MATTHEWKH
Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Leaks & Stains On Airliner Tailcones - Why?
Replies: 26
Views: 4967

RE: Leaks & Stains On Airliner Tailcones - Why?

320tech,

We contract with Frontier...strictly appearance maintenance (no mechanical whatsoever). Otherwise, I agree. It would certainly make our jobs much easier.

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by MATTHEWKH
Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Leaks & Stains On Airliner Tailcones - Why?
Replies: 26
Views: 4967

RE: Leaks & Stains On Airliner Tailcones - Why?

Having the responsibility of maintaining the appearence of the Frontier fleet (mostly the A319s), I can tell you first hand that those aircraft leak Skydrol like no other aircraft I have ever seen. Those aircraft get cleaned by hand every 45 days, taking 5-6 people between 5-6 hours per aircraft. Wh...

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by MATTHEWKH
Fri Dec 31, 2004 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dash 8 Steering
Replies: 10
Views: 3191

RE: Dash 8 Steering

There is a "steering wheel" on the Captain's side, just like on most larger commercial aircraft. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/721107/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/721107/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG...

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sexual Euphemisms: Aviation
Replies: 28
Views: 21239

RE: Sexual Euphemisms: Aviation

My favorite around the hangar has always related in some way to the pitot / static system. Something to the effect of - "baby, you can pressure check my pitot static system anyday" or the like. Kind of geeky, but you gotta know your airplanes to get it.

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 747-200 PHX
Replies: 7
Views: 3522

RE: NW 747-200 PHX

I was wondering what it was doing there. We need some diversity out here every once in a while.

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tales Of Pilots Enjoying Themselves...
Replies: 61
Views: 11451

RE: Tales Of Pilots Enjoying Themselves...

On Dash 8 prop balances in the middle of the night, sometimes the pilots would have fun and pull some zero-g maneuvers. I never got to go up myself, but a few of my co-workers have and they had a blast. Sometimes, before they got everybody on board the pilots would place cups of water in the seat po...

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by MATTHEWKH
Mon Dec 20, 2004 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indy Air RJ In SJC
Replies: 4
Views: 3025

RE: Indy Air RJ In SJC

I saw that same a/c in TUS the other night being handled by United. I was starting to wonder if I was going crazy or something.

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United´s Fleet
Replies: 1
Views: 1239

RE: United´s Fleet

What kind of info are you looking for?

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by MATTHEWKH
Mon Dec 13, 2004 6:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Opinions On CO's Domestic Service?
Replies: 10
Views: 5723

RE: Any Opinions On CO's Domestic Service?

CO does charge $5 for a headset, but you get to keep it for future flights. It is a double-pronged connector, so just bringing regular headsets won't get you out of paying. However, if you check in online they give you a voucher for a free pair, which I thought was a nice bonus. I'm pretty sure it i...

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by MATTHEWKH
Sun Dec 12, 2004 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Should I Fly?
Replies: 8
Views: 3351

RE: Who Should I Fly?

I flew <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> to <acronym title="Columbus - Port Columbus International (CMH / KCMH), USA - Ohio">CMH</acronym> on <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> a few months ago and they were the cheape...

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by MATTHEWKH
Sun Dec 12, 2004 4:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline Deserves To Be USA Flag Carrier?
Replies: 21
Views: 6464

RE: Which Airline Deserves To Be USA Flag Carrier?

I'm going to have to go with United.

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by MATTHEWKH
Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Is Aviation Your Fascination?
Replies: 23
Views: 4077

RE: Why Is Aviation Your Fascination?

Not sure...can't point to any specific event. No pilots in the family. Was never really exposed to it until I just started reading Flying magazine and riding my bike up to the airport after school instaed of doing my homework out of the blue. Even then it was on my own accord...never had any mentors...

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by MATTHEWKH
Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Opinions On CO's Domestic Service?
Replies: 10
Views: 5723

RE: Any Opinions On CO's Domestic Service?

I flew them <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> - <acronym title="Columbus - Port Columbus International (CMH / KCMH), USA - Ohio">CMH</acronym> a few months ago. Living in <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA ...

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by MATTHEWKH
Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777 At PHX Right Now!
Replies: 29
Views: 9673

RE: AA 777 At PHX Right Now!

Darn...must have just missed it. I made a special trip up there hoping to catch it. Oh well...great pics Michael.

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by MATTHEWKH
Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)
Replies: 23
Views: 19260

RE: Funny Pilot Announcements (Again)

On a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> flight from <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> - <acronym title="Columbus - Port Columbus International (CMH / KCMH), USA - Ohio">CMH</acronym>: "Attention K-Mart Shoppers...Oh ...

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by MATTHEWKH
Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fort Collins/Loveland Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 3705

RE: Fort Collins/Loveland Airport

Good old FNL. I remenber shooting touch 'n go's there way back when. You could smell the pig crap from 8000 ft. Back then they actually had some sort of scheduled United Express service (not sure, but I think it was Mesa).

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by MATTHEWKH
Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Check-in: Counters Or Machines?
Replies: 18
Views: 4961

RE: Check-in: Counters Or Machines?

Online check-in all the way. You can typically check in up to 24 hours in advance, and just zip straight through security and go to your gate. If you know your airport fairly well, even during a busy time of day you can pull into the parking garage 30-45 min prior to your flight and arrive just in t...

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by MATTHEWKH
Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Training Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2493

RE: Flight Training Help!

New <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> requirements have made it VERY difficult for foreigners to train in the US. Don't even think about it until you have a Greencard at the very least. You're most probably better off training in Europe, as there are a lot more o...

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by MATTHEWKH
Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental ERJ-170s?
Replies: 14
Views: 6381

RE: Continental ERJ-170s?

I have heard rumors from an ExpressJet pilot, but nothing else.

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by MATTHEWKH
Sat Oct 23, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Planes Get Dirty?
Replies: 24
Views: 16417

RE: Why Do Planes Get Dirty?

Another thing to consider is the static charge the aircraft builds up while flying. As the aircraft speeds through the atmosphere, it builds up quite a static charge which actually attracts many of the pollutants and dust particles floating around. As far as cleaning aircraft is concerned, different...

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by MATTHEWKH
Sun Aug 15, 2004 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Piper 28 Or Cessna 152/172 To Learn How To Fly?
Replies: 4
Views: 11166

RE: Piper 28 Or Cessna 152/172 To Learn How To Fly

I have flown all four (152, 172, Warrior, and Archer), and I have to say that I like the Warrior best for basic training, and the Archer for X-country. I started out in the cessnas, logged about 60 hrs in the 152 and 172...always had troubles landing smoothly. Then I moved into the Pipers, and now I...

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by MATTHEWKH
Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Will Have CRJ 900's?
Replies: 14
Views: 4525

RE: ATA Will Have CRJ 900's?

Interesting thought...we have been getting new 900s consistently, and we're getting 20 more within the next year (around 2 each month). That's a lot of 900s.

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by MATTHEWKH
Mon Jul 19, 2004 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Flightschool
Replies: 22
Views: 2749

RE: Comair Flightschool

Make sure you do your research. There are a lot of flight schools out there, especially for the career minded. There are many similarities, but there are also a lot of differences. Each school has its strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, keep in mind that you get what you pay for. Comair Academy ha...

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by MATTHEWKH
Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: To: F/A's : Ever Catch Passengers Having S E X?
Replies: 28
Views: 5872

RE: To: F/A's : Ever Catch Passengers Having S E X

No...but I've found a used condom stuck to the sidewall behind the back seat on a Dash-8 before. I guess that sort of counts!?!

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by MATTHEWKH
Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions On Damages By Ground Handling Companies
Replies: 19
Views: 6020

RE: Questions On Damages By Ground Handling Companies

I guess insurance is good for something afterall...

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions On Damages By Ground Handling Companies
Replies: 19
Views: 6020

RE: Questions On Damages By Ground Handling Companies

737 Captain, Well I was trying to save all my Mesa brethren some emberrasment by not naming names, but you went ahead and did it for me...lol...oh well. I left a few weeks after they turned the Dash into the 200; the whole collision with the GPU must be fairly recent...that's too funny. Maybe it's j...

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colorado To DC....Need Good Price
Replies: 11
Views: 2335

RE: Colorado To DC....Need Good Price

Whoa...no need to be so harsh. He was just asking if anybody knew of anything cheaper. There's a lot of us working-class people on here that like to find the best value, and get the most bang for our buck. Its okay. I did some looking, too, and it doesn't look like you're going to beat that $195. Fl...

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Frequent Flyer Program
Replies: 14
Views: 6168

RE: Best Frequent Flyer Program

UAL is good, I have just personally found that their prices tend to be a little...non-competitive...out of <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>. Same with Ted. Unless I have someone buying the tickets for me, I cannot afford to travel with any...

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Frequent Flyer Program
Replies: 14
Views: 6168

RE: Best Frequent Flyer Program

That's one of the things I like best about <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> Flight Fund; I earn miles using my debit card, on long distance, my newspaper subscription, etc. I earn on average 2500 miles / month even if I don't fly. Here in <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor...

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue To Phoenix
Replies: 84
Views: 9688

RE: Jet Blue To Phoenix

ONT 737,

Yeah, that's kind of what I figured. Doesn't hurt to dream, though. Thanks for the response.

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue To Phoenix
Replies: 84
Views: 9688

RE: Jet Blue To Phoenix

737captain,

They're holding open interviews tue & wed (7/13 & 7/14) between 8am and 5pm at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 3401 E University Dr. Maybe I'll see you there.

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Frequent Flyer Program
Replies: 14
Views: 6168

RE: Best Frequent Flyer Program

I believe HP was first in the Freddies.

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer Airline Jobs
Replies: 26
Views: 5387

RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Unfortunately, here in the States labor laws do not allow anyone under 18 to work in "potentially hazardous" work environments. If you want to be out on the ramp where the action is, you gotta be 18.

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue To Phoenix
Replies: 84
Views: 9688

RE: Jet Blue To Phoenix

ONT 737, does B6 usually hire managment locally, or attempt to relocate / promote from within?

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Frequent Flyer Program
Replies: 14
Views: 6168

RE: Best Frequent Flyer Program

Well, I happen to belong to HPs FFP as well, but I have never really had any problems with them (I only fly about once/month, though). If you're really looking to get away from <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> and don't want to submit to flying <acronym title="Southwest Airl...

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer Airline Jobs
Replies: 26
Views: 5387

RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Possibly your best bet here in the States for a summer airport job are at the smaller <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> airports. My first jobs at the age of 13 were washing dishes for a deli and mopping hangers at my local airport. Look at maybe doing some front desk work at a flight s...

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by MATTHEWKH
Tue Jul 13, 2004 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cockpit Temperature
Replies: 9
Views: 4689

RE: Cockpit Temperature

WingnutMN, I have found that once you get up to cruise in a Warrior or like, and you open up the vents / open the pseudo window, its not so bad. (I live in Phoenix, too, so it can get pretty warm). I've never sweated for long after takeoff. That could be an advantage to a Cessna, though, being able ...

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