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by ECAMerror
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19
Replies: 48
Views: 6293

Re: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19

Actually, one would think that if the industry as a whole is doing well, it would be a boon for all airlines. Who said anything about Chapter 7 or any other form of bankruptcy? Simply pointing out that net income significantly declined YoY and so did RASM for that matter isn't saying that the compa...

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by ECAMerror
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18449

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

How does DL think they can stop the inevitable....its already the law.. Ask the FAA as well. Agreed.... The flight attendant unions should highly consider taking the FAA to court to force their hand. SEC. 312. FLIGHT ATTENDANT DUTY PERIOD LIMITATIONS AND REST REQUIREMENTS. (a) Modification Of Final...

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by ECAMerror
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18449

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Compare this to people who work in just about any other industry. Most people get 8 hr work days, 5 days per week. That's 16 hrs to yourself to commute, exercise, have family time, study, entertain, etc. I'm not a fan of paying FAs too much because it's still an unskilled, uneducated job requiring ...

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by ECAMerror
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18449

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Someone that knows more about the FAA, please explain to us how the FAA can decide to ignore a re-authorization bill that is signed into law in October 2018 that says the FAA has 30 days to change the rest rule and inform the airlines of said change. So far they have not even given the airlines not...

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by ECAMerror
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10349

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

Under power lines? Very professional! Each time you cut a power line, remember that you may be cutting off grandma's medical devices or a hospital's electricity. Good god you're arrogant. I never cut a powerline, thanks. I did act as a professional aerial applicator before most enter college. It's ...

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by ECAMerror
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10349

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

As I said above, arrogance is not an "emotional term". It has a clear definition. And it is not a good trait in a pilot. It stands in the way of learning, of good CRM, and thus of good results. Whether former military pilots have a more desirable set of skills than civilian trained? Perso...

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by ECAMerror
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18449

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

As someone who works in the operation of a major airline and as a former FA scheduler, 8 hours of rest isn’t much, and should be raised. That said, it’s pretty rare that we get FA’s that go down to that FAR min without being of their own choosing. It happens, but it’s not often. Rare? It happens EV...

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by ECAMerror
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18449

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

They are using Ford and Harrison. Oh yes... the same law firm used by every airline. They are becoming more and more insidious in their tactics. It seems like their new tactic is to "contain" rather than to outright deny. I hope FAs don't get misled into believing that they have to settle...

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by ECAMerror
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18449

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Delta is spending millions to fight the DL FAs and the IAM as there is a current union organizing drive going on. I hope they are proactive instead of reactive in their fight. Airlines use union-busters with known tactics. They should write a playbook describing all the tactics used by corporations...

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by ECAMerror
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18449

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

And yet their employees are among the happiest and best compensated in the industry...weird. I'm a pilot at a major airline and I don't usually defend FAs but I will in this case. I'm not a fan of paying FAs too much because it's still an unskilled, uneducated job requiring no prior experience, but...

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by ECAMerror
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18449

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Delta always fighting against anything good for the workers. Immoral and unethical anti labor company with the dirtiest practices to make sure their employees don't unionize. And yet their employees are among the happiest and best compensated in the industry...weird. I'm a pilot at a major airline ...

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by ECAMerror
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10349

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

The notion that "civil pilots don't practice these things" is an example of military arrogance. Well, do they? Can you make a non-emotional argument? I was doing formation flights under powerlines as a commercial pilot when I was eighteen. How about you? Under power lines? Very profession...

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by ECAMerror
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10349

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

Arrogant has a very clear definition. arrogant /ˈarəɡ(ə)nt/ adjective having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities. Being mean is not the same as being arrogant. You can be an accomplished test pilot and still be arrogant. People certainly do wash out of training pr...

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by ECAMerror
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10349

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

747Whale wrote:
The notion that "civil pilots don't practice these things" is an example of military arrogance.


Well, do they?

Can you make a non-emotional argument?

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by ECAMerror
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10349

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

Having read quite a bit both by and about the three you mention, my takes on their arrogance with regards to flying and perceived ability: - Chuck Yeager - Arrogant. His autobiography is one long series of stories about how good a pilot he is and how others were often wrong. - Neil Armstrong - Not ...

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by ECAMerror
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10349

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

All fine and well as long as you leave that ego behind when you go to the airlines. My cousin thought he was better than civilian pilots and treated them as such. Like I said, he didn't make it through training and the airline sent him on his way. Why do you take it as arrogance instead of accompli...

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by ECAMerror
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10349

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

True and not true. Being part of a formation of between 2 and 16 (strike package), CRM is vital. You have to be a good leader and follower, you have to listen and multitask and plan for the whole gaggle. In fast jets, you almost never fly alone. We did currency flights as s two-ship even with weath...

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by ECAMerror
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10349

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

At the very least you might have to look at differences between former fast jet pilots who are used to doing things solo, True and not true. Being part of a formation of between 2 and 16 (strike package), CRM is vital. You have to be a good leader and follower, you have to listen and multitask and ...

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by ECAMerror
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10349

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

At some undefined point the military vs. civilian time differences wash out, and they become equals for all intent. I've spent a good deal of time flying with former military pilots, Flag Officers, Blue Angels, Top-Gun, all with great hands and some incredible stories, but when it comes to flying t...

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by ECAMerror
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10349

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

There’s the difference between an ab initio civilian and a similarly situated military pilot—constant training and monitoring. Every flight debriefed in detail, not just glaring mistakes. Captains were required to write up trip reports. Landings used to graded by a runway supervisor, now just debri...

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