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by goboeing
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL parks some A220s
Replies: 67
Views: 15329

Re: DL parks A220s

This kind of shows the negative side of basing everything on seniority. A more logical approach might have a pilot evaluating risk and reward. You can fly the 777 for more money, better destinations, and more days off. Or you can fly the 737 for less money, bland destinations, but more job security...

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by goboeing
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 123688

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

When a new A350 is delivered, what creates the need to fly it from the factory to NRT? What modifications might that be?

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by goboeing
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 140
Views: 17045

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

If DALPA doesn't like it they can grieve it, and then seek to enforce a win. Right now it's just whining. From your statement I have to question if you realize that the communication posted was not written to the public. Rather, it was a letter from a chairman to his own pilot group. Updates, infor...

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by goboeing
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 615
Views: 77506

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

Has the 763ER ORD-DTW tag-on (for cargo purposes) as part of DTW-LHR (if I’m not mistaken), already been discontinued? I was looking to book this rare short haul domestic widebody, but can no longer seem to find it in the schedule. Attached is the Delta Cargo Widebody schedule for August. Not seein...

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by goboeing
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6959

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

Ferry pilots do it all the time—it’s about 18 hours to HNL in Cessna 206 and maybe 12-13 in a light twin They sure do, but that is not a routine operation for anyone except them. They do that for the purposes of repositioning an airplane across a body of water that it does not even have the capabil...

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by goboeing
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6959

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

Not only would I not want to be the single pilot of an airplane that is going to fly for six hours, and have to sit in discomfort for far too long and ration water intake . . . but I would not want to be a passenger on an airplane where there was only one pilot up front for six hours doing so.

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by goboeing
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385150

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

That's probably part of the reason for a 16% cut in pilots even though the demand decline (7,000, if that's the number into 2021) is much steeper. I wouldn't be confident that other crafts, nor admin nor management, will fare so well. The training needs may be very different. True, and the other fa...

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by goboeing
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: People do not increase travel to War Zones. Will US social unrest further depress air travel?
Replies: 11
Views: 1617

Re: People do not increase travel to War Zones. Will US social unrest further depress air travel?

With cities burning, in the US, I know if you turn on the TV and watch the news coverage it looks like the whole country is on fire. That is exactly what the media wants. Mass chaos. Pandemonium! In all reality it is small sections of cities. I was on a layover in one of the high profile ones a few...

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by goboeing
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385150

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

At any airline with multiple fleet types but especially so with those that have many, moving pilots backwards in positions is limited by their training capacity. Only so many simulator events can be done in a month. There are only so many instructors. There are only so many check airmen. Some of bot...

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by goboeing
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321neo delivery. When?
Replies: 16
Views: 4919

Re: DL A321neo delivery. When?

First airplane in November.

Service in February/March 2021.

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by goboeing
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019
Replies: 109
Views: 18012

Re: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019

Yeah I don't think the pilots will allow 767's to be replaced by the A321. They are pretty firm when it comes to widebody replacement. Not sure what you mean by this. Firm on what? The pilots fly the planes that are ordered by the company. The contract spells out pay rates and which fleets are sepa...

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by goboeing
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22443

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

Seabear wrote:
Millions of cubicle dwellers, slaving away the days for a measly paycheck and a bleak future, are undoubtedly wailing and gnashing teeth over the plight of these poor pilots that can't make due on 200k/year.


It doesn't matter what they think.

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by goboeing
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 45
Views: 11144

Re: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R

Manual breaking on a 777 you can stop in 3565 on a dry runway. I wasn’t saying this was always how it was done, I was saying that it’s possible. Just to clarify here, that's the type of "possible" that is just about at the point of melting the fuse plugs and deflating the tires about five...

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by goboeing
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 251790

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

More of a short term question but anybody know what's up with the 767-400 that's been sitting at the DTW 4R de-ice pad for a few days now?

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by goboeing
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26078

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

How do you know a pilot is an alcoholic? They are a pilot. As a test engineer, I actually had training on detecting drunk people at work and the #1 job group caught drunk at work was technicians/machinists/mechanics, #2 was pilots. Lightsaber So you, Lightsaber, are accusing anyone who is an airlin...

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by goboeing
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Delta 321neo routes

It'll do everything. There's 100 on order. I would imagine that Hawaii won't start in the first few months because of ETOPS and out to the islands probably just isn't the greatest way to break in the new sub-fleet. But after the first 10-20 are delivered, I'd assume anything that's a 757-200 today i...

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by goboeing
Thu May 30, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA Northeast Convective Activity Wednesday May 29th
Replies: 12
Views: 2110

Re: USA Northeast Convective Activity Wednesday May 29th

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /KSFO/KEWR
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I think this is the winner.

SFO-EWR.

Pax would have been on the jet for a little more than 11 hours unless they briefly deplaned at IAD before heading back for the recovery leg.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /KSFO/KEWR

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by goboeing
Wed May 29, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA Northeast Convective Activity Wednesday May 29th
Replies: 12
Views: 2110

USA Northeast Convective Activity Wednesday May 29th

The "interesting diversions" thread is inevitable so I thought I'd post here in advance. Yesterday was an ugly day in the northeast but it was a warmup for this afternoon. Mere child's play. The morning is already IFR throughout the northeast with the usual suspects having 3 hour EDCTS. Lo...

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by goboeing
Tue May 21, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 20065

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Ha.

Right.

"Autoland failed; aircraft drifted right of centerline on final" in the logbook last week. Brand new A321.

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by goboeing
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 63
Views: 13570

Re: Delta 321neo routes

Okay so there are 38 B757-200s that have 180 minute ETOPS. Additionally the whole fleet of 16 B757-300s has ETOPS. Of course some of the 752s are doing stuff like BOS-LIS etc. So I suppose if someone were to figure out exactly how many 757s are currently needed to fly the west coast-Hawaii schedule ...

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by goboeing
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 63
Views: 13570

Re: Delta 321neo routes

There's a lot of conflicting information about how many are getting ETOPS. The first 20, the first 40 . . . ? I've heard it all. Does anyone have any concrete info on that plan? (which is quite possibly not even decided yet) The first 20 will have ETOPs. First delivery will be January 2020 As for t...

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by goboeing
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 63
Views: 13570

Re: Delta 321neo routes

There's a lot of conflicting information about how many are getting ETOPS. The first 20, the first 40 . . . ? I've heard it all.

Does anyone have any concrete info on that plan? (which is quite possibly not even decided yet)

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by goboeing
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?
Replies: 51
Views: 8681

Re: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?

(and a couple Eastern scabs that came from America West). Is that really necessary? You have no idea why someone makes a decision. Especially under enormous pressure. They could have had a sick child or spouse, parents that depend on them, etc. Or maybe they were just happy with their job. Everyone...

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by goboeing
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?
Replies: 51
Views: 8681

Re: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?

I've flown with at least two pilots in the past few months who were on the PAA seniority list. They're certainly still out there, though at this point nobody under ~55 could fit the bill.

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by goboeing
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452558

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Continuing along, the observed 18Z Sounding from Lake Charles, LA had a wind profile that I will lay out below. 10,000ft - [email protected] 9,000ft - [email protected] 8,000ft - [email protected] 7,000ft - [email protected] 6,000ft - [email protected] 5,000ft - [email protected] 4,000ft - [email protected] 3,000ft - [email protected] 2,000ft - [email protected] 1,000f...

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by goboeing
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452558

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

You guys have some kind of super special hearing if you're hearing the word "PULL" in the background of that half-second long "OK" transmission. Confirmation bias, perhaps, as they call it in academia? Exactly. Doesn't help that it's already written in the youtube video. How the...

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by goboeing
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452558

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

You guys have some kind of super special hearing if you're hearing the word "PULL" in the background of that half-second long "OK" transmission. Just as a reminder, it's louder than anyone's voice in the cockpit and it wouldn't just sound like something in the background -- it wo...

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by goboeing
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty
Replies: 76
Views: 10969

Re: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty

The one who should be in trouble here is the first officer filming. Not only filming the other pilot asleep, but uploading it to the internet. What is the motivation there? And the obvious completely separate topic here being, I'd much rather have the pilot sitting next to me take a couple minutes n...

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by goboeing
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 142170

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Taxiied out of ORD a few ahead of BOAC two nights ago. It looked great in person.

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by goboeing
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL already ending SEA-KIX?
Replies: 72
Views: 13637

Re: DL already ending SEA-KIX?

Didn't NW have daily 744s flying DTW-NRT, KIX, and NGO back in the day? Was pretty cool seeing the lineup of 747s at DTW. Yes they did and yes it was a sight. If I remember correctly: DTW - NRT x2 DTW - KIX - MNL DTW - NGO - TPE Just a slight correction to that, DTW - NRT x2 NWA11 NWA25 DTW - NGO -...

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by goboeing
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26078

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

Really? What world are you living in where pubicity of a bad situation doesnt affect corporate decisions? Tell me about that world. Is it a world where unruly pax like the United Dr get their due or rewarded for beligerent behavior? Is it a world with viral videos? Does your world have social media...

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by goboeing
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26078

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

What I mean is that if the airline tried to add additional time to their duty day or shorten their rest period the pilots would throw a fit. Additional time is added to crew duty days hundreds of times per day, 365 days per year. Flights are late for weather, maintenance, crews are re-routed out of...

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by goboeing
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26078

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

You can bet the pilots would be picketing if the airline cut 10 minutes off of their overnight and claim it was an unsafe practice. TTailedTiger, what does the above statement mean? But I guess they turn a blind eye to drunk coworkers reporting for work. A functioning alcoholic can have a lot more ...

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by goboeing
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26078

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

There is no grey area in aviation. There are rules, limits, policies...very militaristic...for a good reason. Once again you are posting incorrect information. The entire book of regulations is a grey area. Hundreds of interpretations have had to be published over decades because of that. If he was...

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by goboeing
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26078

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

You seem bent on defending pilots showing up over the limit. You even try to defer the impact by saying it’s below the limit to drive. The fact is this pilot made a bad choice and disrupted 100’s of people’s travel plans. For that termination would be the best action. However his union will make su...

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by goboeing
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26078

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

You only get protection before the incident if you show up at the airport and report it you’re protected If you show up at the airport and you’re drunk in the cockpit...you’re done "Done" meaning what? If you know the process, that individual can continue via successful participation in t...

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by goboeing
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 11158

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

I'd exclude Endeavor from the data of Delta incidents, otherwise I appreciate the research. It's concerning the number of MD88 incidents compared to the rest of the fleet. Does crow taste like chicken? You can exclude Endeavor as long as we always make sure they're excluded when it comes to fleet s...

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by goboeing
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 9498

Re: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board

Usually this type of cargo flies in the cockpit. I've had a heart at least twice and both times it was in the cargo. I did have a set of eyes in the cockpit once. Obviously the joke was made about it being good that there's an extra set of eyes up there with us, albeit not those of a jumpseater. Th...

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by goboeing
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 27334

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

Their track from the NE into SYD via MISLY IFFEY RIKNI and MARLN brings them within 30 minutes of BNE and 15 minutes of NTL. What sort of crew goes past perfectly suitable airports where a landing can be made with final fuel intact to proceed to their destination in an emergency? How about . . . a ...

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by goboeing
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 41463

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

On the issue of load factors---this appears to be a last-minute equipment up-gauge (the route is usually flown with a Fokker F70---and for good reason, TKK and PNI each have only one 6,000-foot runway), although the crew amount is unusually high...should be no more than 6. As for this, at least eve...

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by goboeing
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expansion in N. America
Replies: 62
Views: 10700

Re: Emirates expansion in N. America

It is also worth noting that the website “professional pilots rumour network” has been blocked in the UAE as it is viewed by the management at EK as unhelpful to recruitment efforts, for the most part as the posts there are frighteningly accurate in their content. The brains of those in charge of m...

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by goboeing
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Couple of go-around questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4073

Re: Couple of go-around questions

No report of any kind required at my airline And that’s deliberate, you never want a pilot second guessing his or her decision to go around because of perceived paperwork hassles or worse, management questions Same where I work as where Max Q works. Zero paperwork, logbook entries, online reports o...

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by goboeing
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3794

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

It was also found that the American travellers are more likely to recommend the airlines to family and friends. This can clearly show that the campaign that was launched by the US3 to lobby the US government and interfere in the Public's choices and perception towards the airline has failed. Right....

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by goboeing
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 43654

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

The captain is a check airmen which means that it was the first officer who was landing and under the supervision of the captain. Please put this non-sense to bed about coming from the 747 etc. The point about coming from another airplane is still valid and not nonsense at all. In fact, it's even m...

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by goboeing
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 43654

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

You act like this is his first time landing a 767, let alone any plane, period...he is a Captain, not a 50 hour student pilot. You've completely missed the point here. This landing reportedly WAS likely to be the pilot's first landing in a 767. It was OE and there's a very good chance they came off...

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by goboeing
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 43654

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

AMC has to feel just great that Atlas was training the pilot on a live segment with troops on board. Thrilled, I'm sure. Wouldn't a cargo 767 flight have been a better training platform? No different than all of the passenger carriers around the world conducting OE training with passengers on board...

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by goboeing
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue reaches tentative pilot agreement with ALPA
Replies: 57
Views: 7255

Re: JetBlue reaches tentative pilot agreement with ALPA

According to this https://work.chron.com/average-commercial-airline-pilots-salary-11855.html, median salary for pilots is about 130k. Let's say another 25% for benefits and 401k, so around 170k in total. 3400 * 130k = 578 million. So about 145 million a quarter. Even if that number goes up 30% (fro...

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by goboeing
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)
Replies: 77
Views: 21727

Re: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)

When you are PIC and you have an abnormal situation, you will at that moment be glad that at least the 1500 hour rule attempts to raise the bar to a bare minimum. So how about the FO of Colgan 3407 with over 2200 hours? Flight hours don't mean squat when it comes to measuring experience. Anyone can...

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by goboeing
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)
Replies: 77
Views: 21727

Re: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)

Sully has made it his mission to destroy regional aviation by pushing insane pilot hour minimums. Sadly yes. Colgan Air 3407, the accident that has served as the major argument for people in favor of the 1500-hour requirement was not caused by lack of experience, but rather fatigue. Also, the pilot...

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