Empire is now a FedEx Feeder operator based at COE but operating all over the western US and Alaska.
Shirk my responsibility...charming little sentiment, there. I am not actually in sales, thank you. I represent the executive staff of our organization...now you can make all the comments you would like about hating my job. I don't actually hate my job in the slightest. What I hate is grubby handed o...Jump to post
DefAero - You put it a bit more eloquently than I and cheers for having my back so to speak. The simple fact of the matter is that public days are NOT part of the deal for most of us. Manage to get a pass on a trade day and you can have my ear for as long as you like or until a real customer shows u...Jump to post
The wonder of an anonymous forum is that in here, I can tell you how I really feel and you have NO idea who I really am. Should I be stuck talking to you at a trade show, I'll answer your questions, give you a flashlight and talk as nice and amiably as you desire. I take it as an opportunity to vent...Jump to post
Look at it from our point of view...are you ever going to bring me work? Have any aircraft that need C Checks? Are you really going to never fly again with a certain airline because they weren't there to wipe your nose and give you a flashlight? The answer to all of those questions is a resounding N...Jump to post
Public day is an utter waste...you are all there just looking for free handouts and to ask ill informed questions. We put the rubbish we don't want to take home on the table and head out to spend time with our real customers which is a much more valuable use of our very valuable time.
It's because of an Airworthiness Directive to "...prevent uncommanded pitch excursions from occurring during flight in icing conditions at a flap setting of 45 degrees..." <acronym title="Avialeasing Aviation Co. (Uzbekistan)">AD</acronym> 86-20-02 can be found at: <a href="http://www.airweb.faa.gov...Jump to post
There was a resonance issue with it that to the best of my knowledge was never resolved. It was feared it would induce fatigue cracking in the airframe. <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym> 80's have had uncontained failures that have cause injury to passengers as well. L-188's have had prop...Jump to post
I honestly don't know who to attribute this to, but I sure liked it: FLIGHT 93, <acronym title="Aer Arann Express (Ireland)">RE</acronym>-HIJACKED At 9.58am Eastern time, Tuesday September 11th 2001, United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Why? As UPI’s Jim Bennett wrote, “The ...Jump to post
He left the bilge plug out when he launched the boat....OMFG!!! I would take no comfort in knowing that douchebag was on the way to "save my ass" but at least he provides some much needed comic relief. I'm surprised he didn't have Geraldo "imbedded" with him in the boat to make sure they both made t...Jump to post
What I actually said... "Nope...<acronym title="Macon - Herbert Smart Downtown (MAC), USA - Georgia">MAC</acronym> has ATR 42's and 72's. FedEx Feeders is retiring most of their F-27 fleet and switching to the ATR's. There are no Do's anywhere in the FedEx Feeder Fleet." "I'm truly sorry you're a mo...Jump to post
I'm truly sorry you're a moron, Nosedive. Honest I am. But FedEx operates exactly zero Dornier's. None. Nada. Not a single one. Nor does <acronym title="Macon - Herbert Smart Downtown (MAC), USA - Georgia">MAC</acronym> have any either. What you saw was an ATR 42 and you couldn't tell the difference.Jump to post
Trust me, they will be under increased serveilance and I'm sure things are on the up and up. NWA wouldn't be so stupid as to encourage pencil whipping at a time like this.
Sounds to me like management planned ahead, did some good training and was ready for it when it came. Nice job.
Ruh-roh union pukes...I hear the bell tolling in the distance... <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/silly.gif" alt="Silly"> Hats off to <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> management for taking on and busting AMFA. Those dumb bastards struck themselves right out of a job.Jump to post
I've seen pilots drag brakes to blow tires...mostly so they didn't have to take a flight. Now, that was in the 135 charter world so it's a little different, but it absolutely happens. Sick outs, work slow downs, etc. are all tricks of the union trade and you all know it. Blowing tires certainly disr...Jump to post
I doubt that...one union pig is just like another. I'm a "grease monkey" who has spent his entire career watching unions destroy the industry. I won't join a union. I won't support a union. I won't ever work in a union shop and I'll cross a line without blinking an eye. Unions foster and protect med...Jump to post
Tires blowing on landing is almost never and maintenance caused discrepancy. Fault in the antiskid, pilots landing with brakes set, improper landing profile...etc. Blaming it on the contract mechanics is ludicrous. I was more inclined to think it was an overpaid flight crew disrupting service to sho...Jump to post
I said it 3 years ago that one of two things were going to happen: 1 - the airlines would have to bust the unions or the legacy carriers will die, and/or 2 - regulation is coming back. I think this will be legacy carrier number one going tits up because of a union. It certainly won't be the last. On...Jump to post
No need to be civil...I'm annoyed at you arm chair experts that think you have it all figured out before the bodies are cold. Shame on all of you...Jump to post
Idiots...just a bunch of idiots. ATR controls are mechanical. ATR hydraulic systems are not engine driven. Aircraft is perfectly controllable with both engines off, especially if the props are fully feathered. The props are driven to feather mechanically, so if the oil pressure is lost (as it would ...Jump to post
I don't know...some here need a little thicker skin. The dude knew his shit on Tech Ops and I think he just liked to bug people in here. He cracked my ass up, that's for sure. What was probably most entertaining was watching the frothing at the mouth in response to his posts and my imagination telli...Jump to post
Sounds like I got out just in time...while we are on the subject, what do you hear about the going ons over at Era? I know they were sold and that the new owners aren't committed to keeping the fixed wing division operational. Anything changed over there? I also heard that NAC might be doing some hi...Jump to post
Dang, Shawn...has it gotten that bad? They should have begged me to stay. Nice to see that Anderhole is still there...some things will never change.
Best of luck to you.
What's the matter, Shawn? You've already got a job...Jump to post
Since conservatives tend to work for a living, I think an early Kerry swing is probable. But once the tax base gets off work and can get to the polls, you are going to see Bush win by a landslide. Then I'll make one last visit to this silly little site and have a few good laughs at watching the knee...Jump to post
Oh wait, there's more...I just couldn't resist: The Cessna Caravan, which is actually a 208 (the 206 was recip powered and had a none reversible propeller) has the following <acronym title="Avialeasing Aviation Co. (Uzbekistan)">AD</acronym> issued against it: <a href="http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regu...Jump to post
Not that regulations matter when pilots like to tell their "there I was" stories, but here is a little interesting reading regarding two of the aircraft that were specifically mentioned in this post: The CASA 212 has a solenoid that automatically blocks the power levers from being pulled below fligh...Jump to post
Get a job where you can afford your own plane.
Aviation maintenance is shit right now and not going to get much better any time soon.
That being said, if you HAVE to do it, go to a 3rd party shop. That is the future of aviation mx at least for the forseeable future.