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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 78
Views: 5126

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

Im not a Bezos fan in the least bit, but what he's done with Blue Origin is amazing. Congrats on their successful flight, I woke up early on the west coast to watch it and I'm glad I did. Having Funk on board made it even better.

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by SoCalPilot
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2289 Security Incident to MIA
Replies: 98
Views: 14177

Re: Passengers Forced To Put Hands On Head

From Twitter, seems a passenger tried to open a door, bit a flight attendant, and was then duct-taped to their seat: https://twitter.com/mikesington/status/1414169376543047682?s=21 So, the threat was restrained, doesn’t really justify the hands on head action. That picture was from a different AA f...

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by SoCalPilot
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Control tower in uncontrolled airspace
Replies: 18
Views: 1549

Re: Control tower in uncontrolled airspace

Would the Federal Register convince you all it’s in Class E? It’s 8 years now, so what sectionals are you using? https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/01/03/2013-31062/establishment-of-class-e-airspace-leesburg-va Yeah ill concede that it was Class E for a short time until that decision wa...

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by SoCalPilot
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Control tower in uncontrolled airspace
Replies: 18
Views: 1549

Re: Control tower in uncontrolled airspace

By looking at your username I'm guessing that you trained at one of the Phoenix area schools. If so, the reason your instructor asked this question is because there was probably a good chance of this being asked on your checkride, as there's an example of this type of airport pretty close to you: Pi...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2493

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Do you know how I know you watch to much fake right wing news? You worry about a homeless issue that exists in all states, however you walk the right wing whine line about how it is a liberal issue. Today's GOP can't ever figure out that open fields and empty spaces don't produce much for the GDP. ...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2493

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

70% of the US economic output is from sates that voted Biden despite the population being roughly 50/50. In fact the economic increases during the Trump era were mostly in Democrat areas, and they are increasing under Biden. Looks like those “high taxes and socialism” produce results (like every ot...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2493

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Oh look, the Trump cheerleaders can't stand it when the number 1 economy in the US is in a "liberal state" Guess the fact that California has more conservatives than any other state doesn't matter to them as much as "Owning the libs" . Such fair weather folks those conservatives...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2493

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Oh look, the Trump cheerleaders can't stand it when the number 1 economy in the US is in a "liberal state" Guess the fact that California has more conservatives than any other state doesn't matter to them as much as "Owning the libs" . Such fair weather folks those conservatives...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2493

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

That’s right - it’s the ‘socialism’ in CA that has created the runaway capitalism everyone sees and feels. :lol: Ok I'm confused, so you both agree with conservatives that capitalism like we see in California is good? I’m the one who has been confused...for years. The right wing media machine puts ...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2493

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Oh look, the Trump cheerleaders can't stand it when the number 1 economy in the US is in a "liberal state" Guess the fact that California has more conservatives than any other state doesn't matter to them as much as "Owning the libs" . Such fair weather folks those conservatives...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2493

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Oh look, the Trump cheerleaders can't stand it when the number 1 economy in the US is in a "liberal state" Guess the fact that California has more conservatives than any other state doesn't matter to them as much as "Owning the libs" . Such fair weather folks those conservatives...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2493

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Quite a few ‘average’ people still got plenty out of the pandemic - especially if they had stock in anything like Zoom (you mean you didn’t buy when it was at $120???). CA housing *is* expensive, nobody’s denying that. Even so, other states are worse depending on what you’re measuring. Property tax...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2493

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

I keep seeing this posted everywhere, but for the average person living here this means nothing. Sure, the tech companies and the already wealthy got richer in California and the poor got poorer. That's all this means. The average person living here didn't gain anything during this pandemic. The sta...

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by SoCalPilot
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaos erupts onboard Azul flight
Replies: 12
Views: 6228

Re: Chaos erupts onboard Azul flight

Irregardless of politics this is a worrisome trend that cabin incidents and tensions aboard aircraft appear to be rising exponentially. Is there any data that says this is the case? Are incidents really on the rise exponentially , or are they being reported more now that air travel is returning?

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 2311

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

I personally like how DeSantis is running Florida, and the wife and I plan on leaving California for there in the very near future. If you're coming from California I would strongly encourage you to rent before you make such a big leap. Unless you've spent a few summers in Florida or neighboring st...

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by SoCalPilot
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 2311

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

Michigan has some of the worst coronavirus numbers in the country while having some of the strictest Covid restrictions and is lagging well behind the rest of the country in reopening. Michigan also had the 2nd highest unemployment rate in the country at 23.6 in April 2020 (Nevada had the highest du...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon May 31, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15372

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

I’m not sure where people are getting this “he didnt have a medical or a type” info from. A quick search shows him with a current first class medical certificate and numerous type ratings, including Citation 500’s and 560’s. Are you looking at the right William Joseph Lara? Because he only has 1 ty...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon May 31, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15372

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
It’s in the ACS checklist.

Are you talking about the part that says:

Current Medical Certificate or BasicMed qualification (when applicable)

And according to the FAR's it's not applicable.

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by SoCalPilot
Mon May 31, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15372

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

The FAA practical exam will require a current medical, so no. Not if you're taking the exam in a simulator. So yes, it is possible to get a type rating and do recurrent training without having a current medical. I've never had my medical checked for type rating initial or recurrent training. I’ve b...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon May 31, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15372

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Any reputable recurrent provider is going to require the certificate and current medical to sign off a 61.58 check. Can you be type certified without a current medical? Just trying to understand the technicalities. The FAA practical exam will require a current medical, so no. Not if you're taking t...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon May 31, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15372

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Aren’t there different lower restrictions to fly the plane part 91 only? Basic Med would allow him to fly after medical expiration, but has altitude and speed restrictions. Could he fly? Yes... But a Citation is damned inefficient below 18k. A Citation doesn't meet the aircraft requirements of Basi...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon May 31, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15372

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Good grief - According to the Federal Aviation Administration website, no one on that flight was qualified to fly the plane. Joe Lara, 58, had a pilot's license but had not updated his medical certification since 2017. The medical certification is required every two years. Brandon Hannah, another c...

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by SoCalPilot
Sun May 30, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15372

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Citation went into Percy Priest Lake shortly after takeoff from Smyrna/MQY. Weather at the time, just after 11amCST, was cool, gusty, and low 1,300 ft. ceilings. Went from 2800 feet to splashdown in less than a mile. Aircraft is owned by Gwen Shambling and Joe Lara. She is a “Weight-Loss Guru to th...

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by SoCalPilot
Sat May 29, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15372

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Citation went into Percy Priest Lake shortly after takeoff from Smyrna/MQY. Weather at the time, just after 11amCST, was cool, gusty, and low 1,300 ft. ceilings. Went from 2800 feet to splashdown in less than a mile. Aircraft is owned by Gwen Shambling and Joe Lara. She is a “Weight-Loss Guru to th...

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by SoCalPilot
Sat May 29, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15372

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Citation went into Percy Priest Lake shortly after takeoff from Smyrna/MQY. Weather at the time, just after 11amCST, was cool, gusty, and low 1,300 ft. ceilings. Went from 2800 feet to splashdown in less than a mile. Aircraft is owned by Gwen Shambling and Joe Lara. She is a “Weight-Loss Guru to th...

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by SoCalPilot
Sat May 15, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?
Replies: 40
Views: 2558

Re: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?

So let Kansas and Georgia and West Virginia just languish. Who cares about those people anyway, right? Interesting how Republicans want us all to be united but when it is pointed out how we are all united, they complain. Go to your right wing extremists state legislatures and demand they stop takin...

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by SoCalPilot
Mon May 10, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 loses door during takeoff roll from MSP
Replies: 32
Views: 7301

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 loses door during takeoff roll from MSP

Two pilots have been fired and Boutique is pulling out of IWD https://kbjr6.com/2021/05/10/boutique-airlines-fires-2-pilots-pulls-out-of-gogebic-iron-co-airport/ Yeah, as someone who has countless hours instructing on the PC-12, I don't see how could happen except for extreme neglect on the par The...

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What the hell is going on with AA1126?
Replies: 33
Views: 5027

Re: What the hell is going on with AA1126?

Thanks! Info rn is that the captain is not "feeling well2 whatever that means! Very dissappointing treatment from AA... So do you expect them to tell you why he isn't feeling well or go into his medical specifics? Granted communication could have been a little easier and clearer from the begin...

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2423

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

Has anyone found studies proving that masks are effective? I'm sure surgeons wear them just for recreation. Yeesh. But here: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2776536 That's just one example of a meta-analysis. Yes, they are much better at controlling COVID infections than no masks....

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by SoCalPilot
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: F-S scale on the attitude indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 2211

Re: F-S scale on the attitude indicator

Its an angle of attack indicator and the F means Fast and the S means slow. Used primarily for maintaining landing speeds but can also be used for initial climbout speeds.

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 53845

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Not a huge crazy thing but it's still ridiculous the amount of issues Boeing has in QC in the production their aircraft as of late, so incredibly disappointing to see the mess that is Boeing currently. Especially since this thing sat on the ground for 2 years and still didn't catch it. ADs come out...

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by SoCalPilot
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun'n'Fun Expecting Record Crowds, Attendance Cap Lifted
Replies: 7
Views: 1884

Re: Sun'n'Fun Expecting Record Crowds, Attendance Cap Lifted

Will this affect the new Amazon Air ops? COVID politics aside, this would be my main question. This would be the first Sun 'n' Fun event at LAL with a major commercial operation simultaneously in progress. I assume it would be like any other airport with an airshow, they'll schedule the fly-in acti...

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 16990

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

I've never understood moving sports games because of stuff like this. What exactly does it achieve besides taking money away from a city that is heavily democrat and has one of the largest populations of black people in the country? Why does the rest of the state, who most likely supports the law, c...

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant
Replies: 135
Views: 11989

Re: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant

Lol, there must be something about SJC and stuck mics. I was flying in the Bay Area several years ago when a Skywest pilot had a stuck mic and was rambling on about the flight attendant. Everyone getting upset about this would have a heart attack if they spent a couple days flying with some of the p...

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by SoCalPilot
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine out actions
Replies: 8
Views: 1711

Re: Engine out actions

Speaking as a private pilot, that experienced the loss of the right main on the day of my solo..... 1. Aviate. Fly the airplane. Fly it safely. Altitude and airspeed will always be your friend. Remain calm and work the relevant checklist, if one, for the situation. No checklist, go to your basic ai...

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?
Replies: 48
Views: 7872

Re: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?

It's not just Fedex, I had something shipped to me from the East Coast via USPS Priority 2-Day and it took over a week.

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by SoCalPilot
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cost of flight benefits
Replies: 21
Views: 2934

Re: Cost of flight benefits

However some business class sections seem to fill up with staff friends and family early on so airline frequent travelers are left behind instead of getting expected/promised upgrades with their miles. This might lead to less perceived value of their miles and less future business from their side a...

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by SoCalPilot
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's time for SoFLexit
Replies: 68
Views: 2976

Re: It's time for SoFLexit

I'm not so sure South Florida is as liberal/anti-republican as you make it out to be. Broward County, sure. But the whole Southwest coast is red and Miami-Dade is probably one of the least red major cities in the country. In fact I'm pretty certain the Republicans made gains in South Florida this la...

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA/CRJ Grounding?
Replies: 47
Views: 7122

Re: PSA/CRJ Grounding?

A very costly mistake. I wouldn't be surprised if a few job openings are happening today. I wonder how many aircraft were removed that had issues with the gear door? Well... Lessons hopefully learned. Unless whoever is responsible has a history of mistakes, did something very egregious, or has a ba...

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Another jetpack sighting while on approach to LAX
Replies: 89
Views: 19488

Re: Updated: Another jetpack sighting while on approach to LAX

What is the boat about 10 seconds into the video? No-one seems to be mentioning it... could it be military and the jetpack guy launched from there? Someone said in the comments that it's likely a military experiment, hence why the FAA apparently doesn't care too much about it, presumably because th...

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by SoCalPilot
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No criminal left behind: Trump pardons kick into overdrive
Replies: 63
Views: 4315

Re: No criminal left behind: Trump pardons kick into overdrive

Trump has left more criminals behind than any other president since 1900. So far Trump has only pardoned 43, compared to 212 for Obama, 189 for Bush, and 396 for Clinton. Only Bush Sr comes close to Trump with just 74 pardons.

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is going on with AA2022 CLT-BOS
Replies: 53
Views: 1845

Re: What is going on with AA2022 CLT-BOS

Its just how ATC decided to route their CLT to BOS flight at this time. Several other CLT to BOS flights did that route today also, its normal. The routing is predicated on an FCA over northeast today. Not remotely a normal routing. ATC never dictates what routes airlines must file unless for weath...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is going on with AA2022 CLT-BOS
Replies: 53
Views: 1845

Re: What is going on with AA2022 CLT-BOS

Makes ZERO sense. I just provided 2 Delta ATL-BOS flights going thru the same NE corridor not facing delays. So what’s the next excuse? You don't understand how air traffic control works. Just because direct routing from ATL-BOS and CLT-BOS is in generally the same direction doesn't mean that they ...

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by SoCalPilot
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is going on with AA2022 CLT-BOS
Replies: 53
Views: 1845

Re: What is going on with AA2022 CLT-BOS

Its just how ATC decided to route their CLT to BOS flight at this time. Several other CLT to BOS flights did that route today also, its normal.

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by SoCalPilot
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID Exposure On LAX-Bound Flight After Passenger Dies
Replies: 60
Views: 9805

Re: Possible COVID Exposure On LAX-Bound Flight After Passenger Dies

Is it actually confirmed this passenger had Covid? Or are we barking because the media told us to? :yes: :yes: Confirmed by CDC and United. Also witnesses in MSY last week stated his wife told EMTs he tested positive the day prior. I'm not trying to say you're wrong, but can you show me where the C...

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by SoCalPilot
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do cargoliners have locked cockpit doors? Or cockpit doors for that matter?
Replies: 26
Views: 3895

Re: Do cargoliners have locked cockpit doors? Or cockpit doors for that matter?

Our MD-11s had a locking cockpit door with a key pad for entry and an allow/deny switch in the cockpit. It was closed and locked regardless of jumpseaters or not. Yea now that I know I remembered it correctly, I believe the crew closed the door for takeoff until cruise, and then kept it open for th...

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by SoCalPilot
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID Exposure On LAX-Bound Flight After Passenger Dies
Replies: 60
Views: 9805

Re: Possible COVID Exposure On LAX-Bound Flight After Passenger Dies

There are absolutely zero reports that claim he tested positive the day prior. The (stupid) wife admitted to EMT's he had symptoms after they landed, but I have heard nothing about tests. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/12/19/us/united-passenger-died-covid-symptoms/index.html Seve...

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by SoCalPilot
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do cargoliners have locked cockpit doors? Or cockpit doors for that matter?
Replies: 26
Views: 3895

Re: Do cargoliners have locked cockpit doors? Or cockpit doors for that matter?

I could have sworn that the MD-11F I flew on had a normal cockpit door, but maybe I was wrong.

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on how to become a pilot and training
Replies: 128
Views: 3261

Re: Regional Airlines

And what are the salaries in general in such companies? is it possible to fly in them and earn good money, like in airline and business aviation? airlinepilotcentral.com will give you current payscales for all U.S. regionals. Yep, I was just about to reply with this. Usually you can multiple the ho...

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by SoCalPilot
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on how to become a pilot and training
Replies: 128
Views: 3261

Re: Regional Airlines

Very hard to answer this question as there is no generic schedule and it can vary greatly based on how each company is set up and what each pilot bids. Back when I flew turboprops for a regional carrier, my schedule was 4 on 3 off, or at least it was suppose to be. If I remember correctly it went so...

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