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by ThePinnacleKid
Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727-200 The Most Beautiful Plane In The Sky
Replies: 94
Views: 12846

RE: B727-200 The Most Beautiful Plane In The Sky

Nothing could match the true beauty of a 727 in AA's silver... so many flights on that plane, miss it very much.... Thank god FedEx still flies them a lot so I can still see/hear/feel them fly...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Becoming A Pilot
Replies: 11
Views: 3154

RE: Becoming A Pilot

HEY GNV! whatsup man??? You with <acronym title="Express Airlines I (USA)">9E</acronym> I assume? If so, you want to learn more, there are PLENTY of people right at your fingertips to talk to... all the crews all day man. Ask them how they did it and got there, plenty of good info there. Also, HUGE ...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?
Replies: 207
Views: 15281

Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?

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by ThePinnacleKid
Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's New Interiors
Replies: 31
Views: 8699

RE: Delta's New Interiors

Is DL the only US operator of MD-80 series acft with a 3-2 coach arrangement as opposed to the others 2-3...???

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by ThePinnacleKid
Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?
Replies: 207
Views: 15281

Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?

It makes no difference whether a First Officer is new or not... To be a F/O on a sched 121 carrier demands that he/she be qualified under the FARs at the time of acting as SIC.. not after acting SIC for 400 plus (put random number there) and being reviewed later... As such, CRM is not about who is a...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cruise Altitude
Replies: 40
Views: 34542

RE: Cruise Altitude

Too remember the east vs west alt. assignments a lot teach and use "NEODD, SWEVEN" pronounced out.. which means that for North and East fly at ODD alt. and South and West at EVEN... IFR is at the alt... period.... VFR is at the alt +500'... so <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie
Replies: 34
Views: 6820

RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

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by ThePinnacleKid
Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Dispatchers Still Jump Seat?
Replies: 21
Views: 6921

RE: Can Dispatchers Still Jump Seat?

yeah, if I remember right, back pre 9/11 at American we had a program called something like "Walk a Mile" where you "walked a mile" in someone elses shoes.. we had a few flight attendants spend the day on the ramp, and pilots joined the rampers, etc... just to see the jobs.. it was really really uni...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uli Derickson Dies
Replies: 23
Views: 4586

RE: Uli Derickson Dies

First off, its very sad that she has passed away... quite a remarkable lady... like many of her fellow flight attendants... its people like her and Betty Ong that truly drive home that flight attendants aren't the "barbie" world waitress in the sky... That being said.. I was wondering if any of thos...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Headset Should I Buy?
Replies: 34
Views: 10678

RE: What Headset Should I Buy?

Wow, lots of DC fans here... I have a pair myself.. but I only give it to a student without a headset, a pax flyin with me, or the one time I was stupid and left my headset on the dash in the hot sun when I ran into the fbo and grabbed lunch for an hour discussing the return flight... BAD mistake......

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by ThePinnacleKid
Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Slats
Replies: 9
Views: 3465

RE: Slats

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by ThePinnacleKid
Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Dispatchers Still Jump Seat?
Replies: 21
Views: 6921

RE: Can Dispatchers Still Jump Seat?

I think all airline positions should get to spend a few hours minimum in other airline positions observing... like flight attendants should see what goes on at the gate, pilots on the ramp, rampers as flight attendants... etc.. etc... etc... if everyone had just a better understanding of what goes o...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Dispatchers Still Jump Seat?
Replies: 21
Views: 6921

RE: Can Dispatchers Still Jump Seat?

FAA already has the system of varification of employment up and running, we have access to it using AOP systems at <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>.. HOWEVER, not many other carriers do yet, so the list of carriers now allowed to try to sit back up front is still small, restric...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College Degree To Be A Pilot
Replies: 15
Views: 5320

RE: College Degree To Be A Pilot

A lot of regionals do not require a degree at all except for one sayin you made it through High School... That being said I've only seen handfulls here and there that make it into the right seat with our airline that don't at bare minimum have a 2yr... Most have a 4yr. I have never really seen them ...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZEDing To ANC
Replies: 10
Views: 2281

RE: ZEDing To ANC

I'm pretty sure you will be able to find an empty seat... not sure which carrier you work for, but here at <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> we do ZED's (ZM rate) and have 2 daily flts <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), ...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hamburger Door
Replies: 24
Views: 7037

RE: Hamburger Door

Back in the day when I was at American Eagle, we always referred to them as the "whiskey hatch" and you guys are correct in the fact it is both on the SF340s and ATR's... always would use them to pass our final load counts up to the flight deck so they could do the CG... then pre departure the infam...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Phonetic Alphabet Curiosities
Replies: 30
Views: 6896

RE: Phonetic Alphabet Curiosities

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by ThePinnacleKid
Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?
Replies: 207
Views: 15281

Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?

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by ThePinnacleKid
Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Private Pilot Oral Exam
Replies: 26
Views: 11292

RE: Private Pilot Oral Exam

I know on my initial instructor rating... My examiner did exactly what ya'll are talking about... He whipped out my Written exam and looked it over.. and started the oral right with that stuff, anything I missed he asked questions in that relevant subject area...

Great suggestion PPGMD.

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by ThePinnacleKid
Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?
Replies: 207
Views: 15281

Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?

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by ThePinnacleKid
Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?
Replies: 207
Views: 15281

Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?

Well 411A, since you obviously don't like to consider the opinions from those who sit in the right seat, or those flying junior jets, or those who ummmm are "juvenile".. then I hope you will read the following from someone a lot more senior than us, and from your own "experience" group.. that has so...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?
Replies: 207
Views: 15281

Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?

411A... Dude, get out of the 1950's cockpit and step into the modern one... You as a captain will still have final say... But if you keep tryin' to assert your authority as PIC around and tune out your CREW... then you are nothing more than a timebomb waiting to happen. I hope for both you and your ...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?
Replies: 207
Views: 15281

Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?

Hey 411A, I'm not quite sure what the others that have responded to your original post were latching on to, but I would venture out and say it was the same thing I did. It had to have been where you said that "Co-pilots are there to do as they are TOLD...period." I am pretty certain at that point, t...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Pilots Trim On Climbout?
Replies: 16
Views: 5733

RE: Do Pilots Trim On Climbout?

Hey Nick.. as ya guessed.. there is a huge reason your instructor did that one on ya... Lots of accidents have been caused by elevator trim stalls... normally occurs just in the situation you were in... On approach, stabilized, and then somethin just goes wrong and there is a need to Go Arround... P...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Private Pilot Oral Exam
Replies: 26
Views: 11292

RE: Private Pilot Oral Exam

Hey MichaelF... First off, Good luck Thursday! Congrats at making that step into flyin! As far as your exam, from my experience, No, it will most certainly Not be open book. Granted that is totally up the the D.E. that is going to admin the exam. The only checkride that was even Remotely somewhat op...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Instructor Jobs In The USA
Replies: 9
Views: 14489

RE: Flight Instructor Jobs In The USA

At my univ. I believe the instructors make 13/hr regardless of level of instruction PPL/COM/ME etc... at the FBO back home in <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> area, they pay them 15/hr also regardless of instruction given.. or for ground in...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?
Replies: 207
Views: 15281

Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?

Wow..411A... Joking right? <acronym title="Great China Airlines and Italy First">IF</acronym> and HUGE <acronym title="Great China Airlines and Italy First">IF</acronym> not.. man, Look into some serious CRM (Crew Resource Mgmt) studies/stuff. It specifically deals with creating and environment wher...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wanted To Be A Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 5558

RE: Wanted To Be A Pilot?

I couldn't tell you when I decided I wanted to fly. I asked my parents once and they said sometime around four years old. So I have to take them at that. As far as making it. I'm so close yet so far away it seems. I have my Commercial SEL/<acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Austral...

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by ThePinnacleKid
Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where To Sit If The Worst Happens?
Replies: 25
Views: 6073

RE: Where To Sit If The Worst Happens?

Safest spot on a plane... Egh.. Just depends on the accident. Every accident has different dynamics at play such as: what's wrong, angle at impact, terrain its impacting, etc... However, that being said, one of the strongest points of an aircraft is at the wing box, the center section of an aircraft...

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