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by av8rphx
Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has The TSA Improved?
Replies: 19
Views: 4457

RE: Has The TSA Improved?

I will say I've had pretty consistent experiences at both PHX and MSP, where I fly out of several times a month. My only gripe with PHX is they have no "expert traveler" lane anymore..MSP still uses it and it makes things very efficient for those of us who travel on a regular basis and dont like get...

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by av8rphx
Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Shortage And Training Costs
Replies: 53
Views: 6607

RE: Pilot Shortage And Training Costs

There are several hundreds of qualified pilots out of jobs right now, there is no shortage.

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by av8rphx
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We (U.S.A) Should Invade Canada
Replies: 82
Views: 4201

RE: We (U.S.A) Should Invade Canada

Canada does have some great beer. I am particularly fond of Granville Island Brewery's beer.  thumbsup 

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by av8rphx
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Witnessed A Spotter Getting Harrased By Cops
Replies: 32
Views: 2926

RE: I Witnessed A Spotter Getting Harrased By Cops

I would imagine the police are on a little more edge considering the Super Bowl will be here in a few days. They are probably being told to look for things that seem suspicious. While us plane geeks see that as harmless picture taking, I can see where they would maybe draw some attention given the m...

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by av8rphx
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Help: Phoenix
Replies: 27
Views: 1995

RE: Hotel Help: Phoenix

There is a Springhill Suites in Tempe that is about 5 min from the airport. It is close to the 202 freeway and about 7 min (walking time) to Mill Ave (where the nightlife and ASU girls are) in Tempe.

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by av8rphx
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New York Vs Green Bay
Replies: 30
Views: 2853

RE: New York Vs Green Bay

I think the officiating in this game was horrible. Favre wasnt on his top game but I think NY got alot of favorable calls.

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by av8rphx
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: College Bowls, Aren't What They Used To Be?
Replies: 13
Views: 2473

RE: College Bowls, Aren't What They Used To Be?

Heck I didnt even know the Fiesta Bowl was tonight until one of the nurses at one of the local hospitals told me after we had transported a patient there this morning.

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by av8rphx
Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are You Dumber Than An American Idol Contestant?
Replies: 10
Views: 2482

RE: Are You Dumber Than An American Idol Contestant?

I concur with LHMARK, it looks pretty staged to me.

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by av8rphx
Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Call Signs.
Replies: 42
Views: 13431

RE: Airline Call Signs.

Republic Airlines - Brickyard
GoJet Airlines - Gateway
Mesa - Air Shuttle

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by av8rphx
Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official 2007 Thanksgiving Football Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

RE: Official 2007 Thanksgiving Football Thread

Man, the Packers are not looking good right now. Still have 3 quarters to go though!

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by av8rphx
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go! Celebrates Its 1,000,000th Passenger
Replies: 110
Views: 5017

RE: Go! Celebrates Its 1,000,000th Passenger

Mesa Sucks. It seems the only people who are standing up for Mesa on this thread have either, never worked for <acronym title="JALWays [formerly Japan Air Charter]">JO</acronym>, are management trolls, perhaps Freedom A List guys (I think there was a good amount of them who went to <acronym title="P...

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by av8rphx
Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go! Celebrates Its 1,000,000th Passenger
Replies: 110
Views: 5017

RE: Go! Celebrates Its 1,000,000th Passenger

Ok what is with all the pro Mesa folks here? My guess is management trolls or people who have never worked in the airlines. That being said, the judge has said that MAG may now have to post a 98M bond in the HA lawsuit.

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by av8rphx
Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Shortage In USA
Replies: 101
Views: 12054

RE: Pilot Shortage In USA

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by av8rphx
Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Many Provinces Have You Visited?
Replies: 60
Views: 3372

RE: How Many Provinces Have You Visited?

British Columbia
Ontario
Alberta

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by av8rphx
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Skippers To Get Axed?
Replies: 37
Views: 2582

RE: MLB Skippers To Get Axed?

I wouldnt be surprised to see Ned Yost canned if the Brewers finish under. 500 this year.

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by av8rphx
Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Exodus From Mesa Air Group
Replies: 52
Views: 9759

RE: Pilots Exodus From Mesa Air Group

I think this sums it up best...

Make
Employees
Suffer
Always

and. Mesa = Skywest Pilot Development (a spin on MAPD which is mesa's training program)

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by av8rphx
Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Exodus From Mesa Air Group
Replies: 52
Views: 9759

Pilots Exodus From Mesa Air Group

I have been a LAMA (Life After Mesa AIrlines) member for almost a year, and it was probably the best move I ever made. I will say I worked with some of the greatest crews in the industry there, but Management was horrible. As far as those bonuses go...it says "Up to $xx,xxx, in Mesa terms that simpl...

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by av8rphx
Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Helicopters Collide In Phoenix AZ
Replies: 157
Views: 15398

RE: 2 Helicopters Collide In Phoenix AZ

The 3TV helo involved was actually N613TV

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by av8rphx
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baseball At The Halfway Point
Replies: 27
Views: 2240

RE: Baseball At The Halfway Point

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by av8rphx
Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Phoenix A.net Mtg?
Replies: 77
Views: 2393

RE: Phoenix A.net Mtg?

I am unable to make it as well, working on the Rescue in Sun City today. Saving lives and living the dream...or something like that.

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by av8rphx
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW And Pringles: A Strange Policy
Replies: 29
Views: 8487

RE: NW And Pringles: A Strange Policy

Dont worry, its not just NW. Cactus does the same thing, as I'm sure others do as well.

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by av8rphx
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happens When A Flight Has Super Low Loads?
Replies: 67
Views: 11839

RE: What Happens When A Flight Has Super Low Loads?

took a <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> 753 up to <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> when I was still working at the airlines. Every other airline PHXMSP was full and oversold, we left <ac...

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by av8rphx
Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Phoenix A.nutters
Replies: 68
Views: 2627

RE: Phoenix A.nutters

Two White Guys (Dos Gringos) is always good. If anyone likes Irish pub's there is a decent one over on 9th St and Camelback.

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by av8rphx
Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Phoenix A.nutters
Replies: 68
Views: 2627

RE: Phoenix A.nutters

I'm in Glendale. Worked in aviation for a few years, now working in EMS.

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by av8rphx
Fri May 25, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Cities.
Replies: 108
Views: 4205

RE: Your Favorite Cities.

1. Minneapolis
2. Milwaukee (as someone said, overlooked alot...but fun festivals, ie Riversplash, Summerfest. Oh and the home of the Brewers!)
3. Austin,TX
4. San Antonio,TX
5. Palm Springs,CA (great golfing, expensive but great.)

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by av8rphx
Fri May 25, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Techies: What's Your Favorite Linux Flavor?
Replies: 29
Views: 3720

RE: Techies: What's Your Favorite Linux Flavor?

OpenBSD > *




On topic, I used to be a slackware kid way back in the days of slackware 3.5

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by av8rphx
Wed May 16, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB: Nearing The Quarter Poll-How's Your Team?
Replies: 39
Views: 2568

RE: MLB: Nearing The Quarter Poll-How's Your Team?

The Brew Crew is still leading the NL Central. Although I *knew* as soon as Turnbow came in tonight, he would give up a hit...and sure enough he gave up the walk off homer.

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by av8rphx
Wed May 09, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas Prices
Replies: 80
Views: 3154

RE: Gas Prices

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by av8rphx
Wed May 02, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Will Win The 2007 World Series (MLB)
Replies: 68
Views: 3644

RE: Who Will Win The 2007 World Series (MLB)

The former Seattle Pilots.


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by av8rphx
Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting A Tiny Car
Replies: 38
Views: 2049

RE: Renting A Tiny Car

Use the $1200 as a downpayment on something newer.

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by av8rphx
Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New US Livery On YV Dash 8 At PHX
Replies: 51
Views: 10397

RE: New US Livery On YV Dash 8 At PHX

Give it a couple weeks and it will have a HPX cowl and a UAX Rudder on it.

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by av8rphx
Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Quick Question About Airline Jobs...
Replies: 10
Views: 5614

RE: Quick Question About Airline Jobs...

The airlines all work on a seniority system. Being a new hire you can expect to work nights and weekends until you accrue enough seniority to bid for a line that fits your schedule. You can trade shifts with other employees, but most airlines dont care that you have class on M-W-<acronym title="LAR ...

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by av8rphx
Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New US Livery On YV Dash 8 At PHX
Replies: 51
Views: 10397

RE: New US Livery On YV Dash 8 At PHX

Ahh I remember good ol' ship 987. IIRC the summer weights were something like 37pax 17bags or something. 988HA was even more of a treat when mx would inop the autofeather. Was fun taking 12 pax to <acronym title="Flagstaff (Grand Canyon) - Pulliam (Field) (FLG / KFLG), USA - Arizona">FLG</acronym> w...

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by av8rphx
Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DJs In Cockpit (with Pics)
Replies: 27
Views: 8009

RE: DJs In Cockpit (with Pics)

Looks too clean to be an aircraft, has to be a sim.

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by av8rphx
Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Medical KIT On A/C
Replies: 44
Views: 5293

RE: Emergency Medical KIT On A/C

I'll second the EMK stethoscope's being crap. On the 2 occasions ive assisted during inflight incidents, ive had to resort to getting a BP by palp.

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by av8rphx
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ATL-STL... Absolutely No Room All Week
Replies: 33
Views: 7184

RE: DL ATL-STL... Absolutely No Room All Week

Yeah im not seeing the issue with flying offline. I commuted <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>-<acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> for almost 2 years a...

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by av8rphx
Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Stations Shortstaffed?
Replies: 30
Views: 2837

RE: Airline Stations Shortstaffed?

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by av8rphx
Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will We Ever See Inflight Meals Again In The U.S.?
Replies: 102
Views: 14819

RE: Will We Ever See Inflight Meals Again In The U

Maui Tacos in MSP + a Blizzard from the DQ across the hall is the way to go..

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by av8rphx
Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Honor System For The No-liquids Rule?
Replies: 33
Views: 4668

RE: Honor System For The No-liquids Rule?

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by av8rphx
Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC-10 Last Flight Question
Replies: 104
Views: 17952

RE: NW DC-10 Last Flight Question

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by av8rphx
Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Jazz CRJ At MSP
Replies: 16
Views: 4631

RE: AC Jazz CRJ At MSP

I was gonna say... I see the Jazz CRJ in MSP all the time when I commute in and out of there.

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by av8rphx
Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Become A Station Manager?
Replies: 27
Views: 12619

RE: How Do You Become A Station Manager?

Kissing a** helps too.

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by av8rphx
Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country DC-10's
Replies: 18
Views: 4489

RE: Sun Country DC-10's

I remember flying on a <acronym title="Sun Country Airlines (USA)">SY</acronym> DC10 from <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> to <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PH...

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by av8rphx
Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Residents: ERJ's At Deer Valley?
Replies: 2
Views: 2149

RE: Phoenix Residents: ERJ's At Deer Valley?

I'll have to swing by there tomorrow and see if it is still there... I wouldnt be surprised if it was a E190 as Embraer has had one in town the last week showing it to HP and YV.

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by av8rphx
Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Fly A319 To Kalispell Montana..?!
Replies: 13
Views: 4719

RE: US To Fly A319 To Kalispell Montana..?!

I'd imagine the airlines will continue to use <acronym title="Kalispell - Glacier Park International (Flathead County) (FCA / KFCA), USA - Montana">FCA</acronym>, its kind of like Carlsbad,CA... the ICAO is KCRQ, and the IATA is <acronym title="Carlsbad - McClellan-Palomar (CLD / CRQ), USA - Califor...

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by av8rphx
Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Fly A319 To Kalispell Montana..?!
Replies: 13
Views: 4719

RE: US To Fly A319 To Kalispell Montana..?!

FCA no longer exists... its KGPI now, just fyi.

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by av8rphx
Wed May 31, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Jet F/A Salary
Replies: 39
Views: 8160

RE: Go Jet F/A Salary

The max all part 121 crews can fly is 1000 a year and no more than 30 hours in 7 days. Most of the new hires are probably going to the <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> DHC-8, or <acronym title="Washington - Dulles Interna...

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by av8rphx
Wed May 31, 2006 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Jet F/A Salary
Replies: 39
Views: 8160

RE: Go Jet F/A Salary

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by av8rphx
Tue May 30, 2006 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Jet F/A Salary
Replies: 39
Views: 8160

RE: Go Jet F/A Salary

Why dont you just become a Mesa FA?? You already know how the company treats its employees, and you will keep company seniority (good for vacation and whatnot).

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by av8rphx
Wed May 24, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Operated By Freedom Air?
Replies: 24
Views: 4934

RE: Delta Operated By Freedom Air?

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