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by turnit56N
Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation Colleges In The United States
Replies: 23
Views: 6577

RE: Aviation Colleges In The United States

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by turnit56N
Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Garmin G1000 Digital Cockpit, Your Opinion?
Replies: 37
Views: 6821

RE: The Garmin G1000 Digital Cockpit, Your Opinion?

It's true that most regional aircraft have advanced cockpits. The ERJ, CRJ, and especially the DoJets have very nice glass setups. When you take a step up from regional jet to mainline jet, you're likely to take a step back as far as instrumentation is concerned. That much-sought industry nirvana ca...

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by turnit56N
Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Garmin G1000 Digital Cockpit, Your Opinion?
Replies: 37
Views: 6821

RE: The Garmin G1000 Digital Cockpit, Your Opinion?

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by turnit56N
Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Yikes! Female Pilots And Menstruation
Replies: 60
Views: 18153

RE: Yikes! Female Pilots And Menstruation

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by turnit56N
Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Epaulets Are PPL Pilots Allowed To Wear?
Replies: 74
Views: 50118

RE: Which Epaulets Are PPL Pilots Allowed To Wear?

Seriously, congratulations on the license and good luck with the rest of your training.

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by turnit56N
Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Epaulets Are PPL Pilots Allowed To Wear?
Replies: 74
Views: 50118

RE: Which Epaulets Are PPL Pilots Allowed To Wear?

I think that your instructors and most posters here are most likely restraining themselves when they talk to you about this, so I'll be kind and just say it: Do. Not. Do. This. You can fly your airplane dressed like Captain Al Haynes, Captain Jack Sparrow or Captain Morgan if you want. You will be r...

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by turnit56N
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Seniority Vs. Merit Based Promotion
Replies: 42
Views: 31924

RE: Seniority Vs. Merit Based Promotion

I've worked in both types of companies and they each have their place. At a small, honest company with a lot of management-pilot contact merit can work quite well. At one small company I worked at there were only a few pilots so management was very familiar with the performance and work ethic of eac...

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by turnit56N
Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Luggage
Replies: 31
Views: 34294

RE: Crew Luggage

Most crew I see use either Purdy Neat Stuff or TravelPro. From what I've heard, <acronym title="Pensacola - Regional (PNS / KPNS), USA - Florida">PNS</acronym> are the most durable and also have the best customer service. They're expensive, but they'll last 2x-3x as long as anything else. Their big ...

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by turnit56N
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: G.A Headset Reccomendations
Replies: 1
Views: 1496

RE: G.A Headset Reccomendations

I can't give you a comparison between the different models, but I've had an H10-13.4 for seven years now without a single problem. It's not fancy (no <acronym title="Antwerp - Deurne (ANR / EBAW), Belgium">ANR</acronym>), but it works great and it's light. When I was flight instructing I wore it eig...

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by turnit56N
Mon May 28, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: We Love FA's!
Replies: 27
Views: 5344

RE: We Love FA's!

It makes me a bit ill that these days people have no problem taping folks without their knowledge or even against their will, then posting it online for everyone in the world to view. What happened to basic manners?

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by turnit56N
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Some Crews Give Attitude To US Customs?
Replies: 48
Views: 11094

RE: Why Do Some Crews Give Attitude To US Customs?

Hmm....if anything I would have said that security/customs officers are more friendly with crew. Virtually every time I go through customs in uniform I have a friendly two or three sentence small talk chat with the officer - same thing with <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TS...

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by turnit56N
Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xjet Update After 4 Days In The Air
Replies: 59
Views: 13287

RE: Xjet Update After 4 Days In The Air

I know nothing about <acronym title="Chautauqua Airlines/US Airways Express (USA)">RP</acronym> and I'm not affiliated with Xjet anymore, but from what I heard a year ago the deal <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> offered Xjet to keep flying 100% of the aircraft would have cau...

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by turnit56N
Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exceeding Flight Crew Hours
Replies: 43
Views: 10510

RE: Exceeding Flight Crew Hours

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by turnit56N
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exceeding Flight Crew Hours
Replies: 43
Views: 10510

RE: Exceeding Flight Crew Hours

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by turnit56N
Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CO SDF-EWR W/ Pics
Replies: 8
Views: 8124

RE: CO SDF-EWR W/ Pics

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by turnit56N
Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Speak Airline-Ese
Replies: 101
Views: 12504

RE: How To Speak Airline-Ese

Can I vote to remove "tarmac"? I can't explain why it's persisted as the catch-all US airline passenger term for any surface you may find an airplane moving, sitting, or taking off on. I don't think anyone in the industry has used it since the 1960s, but for some reason whenever we're on the ramp or...

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by turnit56N
Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying Over A Lake In A Small Airplane
Replies: 49
Views: 16690

RE: Flying Over A Lake In A Small Airplane

I've flown over the Great Lakes several times and done the Florida-Bahama flight a few times in singles. Like every thing in aviation, it's all about planning. There is a risk involved in flying over large stretches of water, just like there are risks involved with flying around mountains, in the wi...

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by turnit56N
Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Passengers So Rude To Pilots?
Replies: 98
Views: 16852

RE: Why Are Passengers So Rude To Pilots?

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by turnit56N
Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Passengers So Rude To Pilots?
Replies: 98
Views: 16852

RE: Why Are Passengers So Rude To Pilots?

Eh, I chalk it up to people being so stressed when they travel. This is a particularly bad time of year for this. I try to put myself in the shoes of someone who flies once or twice a year, and isn't at all familiar with the process. Airports are big, confusing, crowded (especially at the holidays),...

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by turnit56N
Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR
Replies: 215
Views: 34867

RE: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR

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by turnit56N
Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR
Replies: 215
Views: 34867

RE: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR

Anyone here from the northeast? Do you remember what the winds were doing last weekend? I have no idea what circumstances led to this incident, and I am in no way qualified to comment on the professionalism and/or culpability of the pilots or ATC involved. (After all, I was based in <acronym title="...

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by turnit56N
Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cirrus SR-22 Crash In N. Arizona
Replies: 27
Views: 16185

RE: Cirrus SR-22 Crash In N. Arizona

It's a fantastic airplane, and gives you a completely different perspective on light <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> flying. It is designed to make you feel comfortable, and to handle smoothly. It's so comfortable and handles so smooth that you forget how much airplane it really is......

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by turnit56N
Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: History's Most Famous Captain
Replies: 54
Views: 15529

RE: History's Most Famous Captain

Howard Hughes, Eddie Rickenbacker, and even John Travolta (honorary captain with Qantas, I think) are famous for things other than being an airline captain. They were/are famous businessmen/Hollywood figures that also happen to be token airline captains. In my opinion the person most famous as an ai...

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by turnit56N
Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Pilot-Fatigue Test Lands JetBlue In Hot Water
Replies: 28
Views: 11839

RE: WSJ: Pilot-Fatigue Test Lands JetBlue In Hot Water

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by turnit56N
Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My First Flight In A Cessna
Replies: 2
Views: 5832

RE: My First Flight In A Cessna

Learning to fly is always a fantastic experience, and usually a very expensive one. The one big piece of advice I always gave people that came to me interested in flying was to make sure you have the money and the time available to commit to at least two (preferably three) flights a week. It's tempt...

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by turnit56N
Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Pilot-Fatigue Test Lands JetBlue In Hot Water
Replies: 28
Views: 11839

RE: WSJ: Pilot-Fatigue Test Lands JetBlue In Hot Water

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by turnit56N
Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CLE-SAT Then SAT-IAH-CLE With Pics-a-plenty
Replies: 9
Views: 5926

RE: CLE-SAT Then SAT-IAH-CLE With Pics-a-plenty

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by turnit56N
Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Need Help: Poetry And Aviation
Replies: 3
Views: 11982

RE: Need Help: Poetry And Aviation

Probably the most famed aviation poem is "High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee Jr, but he wasn't a career poet. The poem was jotted down by him on the back of a letter after his first high altitude flight. "Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, ...put out my hand, and touched the face of God....

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by turnit56N
Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Brief From A Student Pilot
Replies: 20
Views: 4701

RE: Brief From A Student Pilot

It's not a requirement to do weight and balance before every flight, but it's a good idea when a student is starting out. It is required that the pilot be able to produce proof that the aircraft is within limits if asked by the FAA, so you want students to be able to produce a correct weight and bal...

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by turnit56N
Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Capt Refuses To Fly 'unsafe' Onur Air A321
Replies: 66
Views: 20885

RE: Capt Refuses To Fly 'unsafe' Onur Air A321

In nearly every instance, if the aircraft is legal per the MELs, etc. it is safe to fly. I have, however, witnessed a few times when the pilots refused to fly a legal aircraft for pretty good reasons. I wouldn't automatically assume that the pilot was trying to cause trouble by refusing the aircraft...

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by turnit56N
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Too Short Planes
Replies: 27
Views: 4870

RE: Too Short Planes

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by turnit56N
Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Lands On San Diego Freeway
Replies: 58
Views: 20870

RE: Plane Lands On San Diego Freeway

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by turnit56N
Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Penalties For Falsifying Hours?
Replies: 24
Views: 9121

RE: Penalties For Falsifying Hours?

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by turnit56N
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Penalties For Falsifying Hours?
Replies: 24
Views: 9121

RE: Penalties For Falsifying Hours?

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by turnit56N
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani-born Pilot Sues B6 For Discrimination
Replies: 21
Views: 9490

RE: Pakistani-born Pilot Sues B6 For Discrimination

I'm sure there is more to this story. There are many pilots of middle-eastern and south asian heritage and/or origin flying for US airlines. I know a few of them personally, including a very good friend of mine born in Iran and now flying for a major carrier here in the States. I have a hard time be...

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by turnit56N
Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How To Deal With Air Sickness
Replies: 41
Views: 15599

RE: How To Deal With Air Sickness

Not eating makes you more susceptible to nausea. Your body doesn't have energy and is less able to cope with the physiological demands of flying. I'd advise against the Dramamine, too. The FAA has determined that it does dull the senses (which is the point of taking it, I guess) even if it doesn't c...

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by turnit56N
Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How To Deal With Air Sickness
Replies: 41
Views: 15599

RE: How To Deal With Air Sickness

As others have said - open the windows or air scoop, look outside at the horizon, and fly the airplane yourself. As we learn in basic aeromedical factors, air sickness is primarily caused by a discrepancy between two or more of your motion sensing systems, usually the eyes and the inner ear. Your ey...

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by turnit56N
Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots As Passengers?
Replies: 193
Views: 17597

RE: Pilots As Passengers?

I am breaking my promise to myself and actually posting a second reply on this thread. I think part of the reason this has gone on so long is because the two sides are arguing two different things. The OP asked if we could notice our colleagues mistakes. The word "mistake" was brought up again in a ...

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by turnit56N
Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots As Passengers?
Replies: 193
Views: 17597

RE: Pilots As Passengers?

Others have said things much better than I can. No person, regardless of experience, is capable of judging another pilot's flying job from the passenger cabin. You can't see the glideslope, the windsock, the energy management, the runway, the PAPI/VASI, or really anything substantial from the back. ...

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by turnit56N
Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is A Single Pilot Operation Trained?
Replies: 7
Views: 3478

RE: Is A Single Pilot Operation Trained?

And of course there's the old joke:

Q: What's the first thing you do when the captain passes out in flight?
A: Move him out of your seat!

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by turnit56N
Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clapping After Landing?
Replies: 133
Views: 17190

RE: Clapping After Landing?

I agree with the above. It's as if they're surprised and impressed that I managed to land the plane. I personally don't like it when people clap. It's not a miracle the plane made it down, it's my job. A "nice landing" while disembarking is always appreciated, though! Seems to happen on <acronym tit...

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by turnit56N
Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funny Announcement From Pilots
Replies: 43
Views: 6043

RE: Funny Announcement From Pilots

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by turnit56N
Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible To Ride In The Cockpit?
Replies: 31
Views: 7823

RE: Possible To Ride In The Cockpit?

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by turnit56N
Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Experiences With Continental (ExpressJet)
Replies: 37
Views: 8983

RE: Your Experiences With Continental (ExpressJet)

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by turnit56N
Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Best And The Worst Airline CEO In History
Replies: 40
Views: 13836

RE: The Best And The Worst Airline CEO In History

Worst: I can't believe it took until reply 5 before someone mentioned Frank Lorenzo....the man who destroyed every airline he touched. The only person that I know of who the government has declared unfit to run an airline, and who has been officially prohibited from managing one. Best: I think there...

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by turnit56N
Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots And Antidepressants
Replies: 88
Views: 31531

RE: Pilots And Antidepressants

I have to agree with SlamClick, especially the point about how flying aircraft is not a right. Remember that commercial aviation is one of the very few industries in the politically correct US that is allowed to discriminate based on disability when hiring. A person suffering from chronic depression...

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by turnit56N
Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Big, Really BIG Airplanes
Replies: 29
Views: 16737

RE: Big, Really BIG Airplanes

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by turnit56N
Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Big, Really BIG Airplanes
Replies: 29
Views: 16737

RE: Big, Really BIG Airplanes

There are always the afore-mentioned blended wing and body designs. Aerodynamic issues aside, the things that no one's figured out how to do yet are 1) how to evacuate a passenger version in 90 seconds, and 2) how to find an airport that can handle it. <a href="http://www.twitt.org/BWBBowers.html#to...

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by turnit56N
Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: UA/CO Merger In The Works?
Replies: 165
Views: 20990

RUMOUR: UA/CO Merger In The Works?

A while back when <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> was in bankruptcy there were reports that a few different parties (including an investing company headed by Bethune) were interested in acquiring UAL Corporation, the holding company that owns UAL and Ted. Bethune may be retired f...

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by turnit56N
Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: ExpressJet To Be Awarded Midwest Connect
Replies: 31
Views: 6845

RE: Rumor: ExpressJet To Be Awarded Midwest Connect

I still have a lot of friends back at XJT, and the comments that I've gotten from them since last December was that they were all going to show <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> that they were the best regional out there. I think that it's impossible to say that any carrier is...

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