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by wing
Tue Oct 15, 2002 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crew And Pax Injured In Turbulence
Replies: 3
Views: 2469

RE: Crew And Pax Injured In Turbulence

We had pretty nasty turbulances all over Europe nowadays, especially around Austria and to east till Turkey.I heard last night AirBerlin Aircraft reporting "severe turbulance" 80 NM infront of us over Viena.We took necessary precautions but it was moderate all the way.Its the time of the year when ...

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by wing
Mon Oct 14, 2002 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What In The Heck Happened Here?
Replies: 18
Views: 4895

RE: What In The Heck Happened Here?

Little explanation:I said;"APU is used during flights less than an hour in my company"but I meant:APU left running during flights less than an hour.

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by wing
Mon Oct 14, 2002 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What In The Heck Happened Here?
Replies: 18
Views: 4895

RE: What In The Heck Happened Here?

" Well, how embarassing for the pilots. You'd think by their age they would be able to have some control of this sort of thing!" Randezvous What makes you think that there is something uncontrolled here? Gentlemen APU is a jet engine,its normal that exhaust can leave black streak behind,and you can...

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by wing
Sun Oct 13, 2002 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Onur Air Emergency In AMS This Morning
Replies: 1
Views: 3037

RE: Onur Air Emergency In AMS This Morning

Most probably it should be something like overheated brakes surrounded by fire trucks for precaution.I havent heard anything about what happened but I will provide info from first hand soon(check my profile)

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by wing
Thu Oct 10, 2002 12:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Language Between Pilots!?
Replies: 10
Views: 2646

RE: Language Between Pilots!?

We fly regularly with different native pilots in the same cockpit.We have Bulgarian,American,Hungarian flight crew members.When we fly together ofcourse we talk in English which is the only common language we have together during flight and casual conversations.When we fly two Turkish pilots togeth...

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by wing
Mon Oct 07, 2002 5:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What If A Passenger Had To Land?
Replies: 133
Views: 16807

RE: What If A Passenger Had To Land?

No you can not land a passenger jet only because you have some sort of knowledge or interest with aviation.NO sir you can not.Please stop these kind of stupid conversations.Thank you.WING.

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by wing
Sat Oct 05, 2002 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pray For Me, I Fly Tomorrow
Replies: 11
Views: 2209

RE: Pray For Me, I Fly Tomorrow

Yes I started praying that you're not flying over me tomorrow Smile.Just joking enjoy and have fun.

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by wing
Thu Oct 03, 2002 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: Do You Loosen / Remove Your Tie?
Replies: 20
Views: 8281

RE: Pilots: Do You Loosen / Remove Your Tie?

Here in our company we have strict policies to be tidy around the terminal and in places we are seen by passengers.In the cockpit as a FO I look for the capt.if he takes it off and be nice enough to feel free to do so,I take it off.Otherwise I am used to sitting with tie so it doesnt bother me.Most...

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by wing
Thu Oct 03, 2002 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Captain Must Type 100 Words A Minute?
Replies: 12
Views: 4470

RE: 767 Captain Must Type 100 Words A Minute?

I've heard that joke about FMC equiped airplanes .I guess what they mean is pilots complain because of too much automation and not using convensional or manuall skills.But on the other hand in airline flying,after the flight engineers are out of the cockpit all paperwork is now done by the First Of...

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by wing
Sun Sep 29, 2002 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines To Collapse If War With Iraq?
Replies: 48
Views: 3371

RE: Airlines To Collapse If War With Iraq?

-Phxinterrupted, I can excuse the people who are angry because of the terrorist attack,because they are having a big travma,I can excuse the people talking with anger because they lost loved ones,I can even excuse stupid words of "wanna be nationalist" children because they raised in a powerful cou...

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by wing
Fri Sep 27, 2002 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines To Collapse If War With Iraq?
Replies: 48
Views: 3371

RE: Airlines To Collapse If War With Iraq?

I have no word to say to some people in this forum.What a shame.What is the difference between the sick mind of Usame Bin Ladin and some guy called Prinair in this forum.They are both promoting the same thing.Killing the INNOCENT people.I don't think mentally they have any difference.Its a shame th...

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by wing
Thu Sep 26, 2002 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is So Special About Flying?
Replies: 12
Views: 2978

RE: What Is So Special About Flying?

I don't know(or maybe I know alot)about what is so special butI definetely know you are not FREE at all during flying.You have to obey a lot of rules,trafics,flight plans, procedures ,company directives,every country has some special regulations and restrictions etc.which dictates alot on you while...

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by wing
Thu Sep 26, 2002 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines To Collapse If War With Iraq?
Replies: 48
Views: 3371

RE: Airlines To Collapse If War With Iraq?

I don't think SAS23 's post was an anti Israeli post,which actually is genearlly true if you look from this side of the atlantic.I am not against either Israel or Phalastenians,but I am against instability of the region since I live close to the place and my countries economic stability and my job ...

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by wing
Sun Sep 22, 2002 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Did You Become A Pilot?
Replies: 24
Views: 28164

RE: Why Did You Become A Pilot?

I totaly agree with its in my blood thing. I am coming from an all aviator family.Even my name means "wing"in my own language.My grandfather was a instructor pilot in Turkish AirForce Flew AT-11,C-45,C-47.My father is the one who cought the jet age.He was an instructor,commander pilot, flew T-33,RF...

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by wing
Sun Sep 22, 2002 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lowering The Gear Too Early
Replies: 37
Views: 3536

RE: Lowering The Gear Too Early

In 737-400 we mostly use flaps 30 landings as normal operations.After the -800 series added to fleet a memorandum was published for company pilots about flaps usage.According to that flap 40 landing are also approved by Boeing and normal procedure for -800 series.In our operations we prefer 40 flap...

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Sun Sep 22, 2002 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Scares You Most, In Flight
Replies: 83
Views: 5081

RE: What Scares You Most, In Flight

The age of the pilot has nothing to do with being safer or not.A pilot who is qualified to have a seat in the cockpit, proved to be safe and competent in all required trainings.Experience is very important that is true but you don't have to wait until 45 to be considered as experienced.I know 45 yo...

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by wing
Sun Sep 22, 2002 12:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lowering The Gear Too Early
Replies: 37
Views: 3536

RE: Lowering The Gear Too Early

Because when you point the nose down the airplane picks up speed.If you don't want to pick up airspeed (because of the airspeed restrictions)but you still want to descent and want to make it quickly,you need to help the airplane with with something to create drag.To do it we have speed brakes.But l...

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by wing
Sat Sep 21, 2002 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lowering The Gear Too Early
Replies: 37
Views: 3536

RE: Lowering The Gear Too Early

The 737 is an airplane which doesn't like slowing and descending too much.Especially the 800 model because of its bigger wing surface.Landing gear is the most effective way to descent and not pick up airspeed.It just creates a lot of drag.Normally we plan accordingly not to be high and fast during ...

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by wing
Sat Sep 21, 2002 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Scares You Most, In Flight
Replies: 83
Views: 5081

RE: What Scares You Most, In Flight

No one mentioned sitting in the center seat at Y class between two oversized person. <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">.Although take off and landings are the part of flight more challenging,still there are things to do.We train constantly for engine failures and fires at ...

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by wing
Sat Sep 21, 2002 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Scares You Most, In Flight
Replies: 83
Views: 5081

What Scares You Most, In Flight

Hi friends, Couple of days ago during a thunderstormy approach I heard some people screaming and children crying from the cabin because of turbulance.Even one of the FA s came in with worried looks.Yes, its not always walk in the park, sometimes can become pretty scary too.I saw people worried with...

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by wing
Sat Sep 21, 2002 4:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Are These F-5's On An Aerobatic Team?
Replies: 30
Views: 8913

RE: Are These F-5's On An Aerobatic Team?

I don't know about Dutch service but anything flies over mach 1.0 is classed supersonic here.I personally saw them with afterburners during take off .I also checked that with one of my first officer collegues who flew F5 in the Air Force,NF-5s of TAF are all capable of flying Mach 1,6.I don't know ...

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by wing
Thu Sep 12, 2002 10:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question About Usaf Thunderbirds
Replies: 3
Views: 3140

RE: Question About Usaf Thunderbirds

As far as I remember (I've rechecked my video footage also)it was not a weather that can genarate a lightning a that moment in addition to that thunderstormy weather makes a lot of gusty winds and rain which may cause the show to be cancelled at the first place.Think about that some of the stunts t...

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by wing
Thu Sep 12, 2002 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTC Static And Aircraft Collision-design Failure?
Replies: 13
Views: 3642

RE: WTC Static And Aircraft Collision-design Failure?

Design concept sky scraper consists of many different aspects,including structural Strenght and functionality of the plan.But no architect or engineer can foresee that airliners to be used as a weapon of terrorism.Architects and the engineers doesnt think about "we will put some extra concrete and ...

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by wing
Thu Sep 12, 2002 5:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question About Usaf Thunderbirds
Replies: 3
Views: 3140

Question About Usaf Thunderbirds

In 1999 when I was studying at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University,I learned that Thunderbirds display team were going to visit Patrick AFB for a show.Iwas very excited that they are coming this close so I went there to watch.After great shows by other aircraft like A-10,WWII fighters,and Golden K...

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by wing
Thu Sep 12, 2002 6:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Are These F-5's On An Aerobatic Team?
Replies: 30
Views: 8913

RE: Are These F-5's On An Aerobatic Team?

Jwenting, Turkish Stars flies with NF-5 as you also mentioned,but All models of F-5 can go supersonic,including the NF5's of Turkish Stars.I am not sure about the E model but the NF model has more thrust capabilty than F5A and B models. And I am vey much sure that NF5's can go supersonic,I guess ar...

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by wing
Sun Sep 08, 2002 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Job?
Replies: 75
Views: 7579

RE: What Is Your Job?

I am garaduated as an Architect from the university originally.But soon discovered that office work is not my kind of job.Went to ERAU (Embry Riddle) Got Commercial Pilots Licence and Ratings.Guess what I still work in an office (averaging 100 hours a month)And this is how my office looks like; <br...

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by wing
Sun Sep 08, 2002 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 733-4-5 Pilot Can Fli A NG737?
Replies: 9
Views: 1452

RE: A 733-4-5 Pilot Can Fli A NG737?

Yes we can.After the differences training in our company we fly both B737-400s and B737-800s.The DUs in -800 can be programmed for EFIS MAP lay out or PFD/ND lay outs.We had both of them in the fleet but to make communiality they have changed all of them to EFIS MAP.

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by wing
Sun Sep 08, 2002 12:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DLR Testing In Hamburg
Replies: 2
Views: 5469

RE: DLR Testing In Hamburg

Hi I attended and passed DLR test in Hamburg in the year 2000 for SunExpress Airlines pilot selection process.I You can obtain test information from the adress below.Also I 've heard there were institutions which prepares for DLR test in Germany but I dont know anything about them.maybe you can als...

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by wing
Sat Sep 07, 2002 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Khalifa 's Empire
Replies: 24
Views: 1886

RE: Khalifa 's Empire

"and they even buy the ATC's controllers to get the first parking place or have the right of way start up and rolling before any traffic." That is actually true.But this happens everywhere in Algeria.İt just became a life style not to respect others rights as far as I witnessed.Both Air Algeri...

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Sat Sep 07, 2002 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Khalifa 's Empire
Replies: 24
Views: 1886

RE: Khalifa 's Empire

Yes I am flying for Pegasus .We have 2 -800s,3 400s flying for Khalifa.In Algiers we used to stay at Shereton but we changed it.Which I dont want to mention for safety reasons(no ofence to you)but safety is the main concern we have in Algiers.Lots of friendly people, a lot of things common with us....

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by wing
Sat Sep 07, 2002 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Khalifa 's Empire
Replies: 24
Views: 1886

RE: Khalifa 's Empire

Hi,my company wet leases B737 s for Khalifa.And I fly nearly 5 mounths a year for Khalifa Airways for wet lease.I am also pretty amazed the development the airline made.But Mr Khalifa's wealth is not coming from only the airlines,he pretty much owns the half of the country as well.He has banks,ship...

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by wing
Fri Sep 06, 2002 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA93 Conspiracy
Replies: 40
Views: 3273

RE: UA93 Conspiracy

"I will echo what a lot of people have already said. Looking at the UA 93 crash site, you see a big crater, about 30 feet deep, this would obviously suggest the plane hit the ground in a vertical position at high speed, this would not have happened if it was shot down." I will back up what [email protected]...

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Fri Sep 06, 2002 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary Landing/takeoff.....
Replies: 14
Views: 2915

RE: Scary Landing/takeoff.....

This kind of take off is not possible with a B737800, because of its longer fuselage its subject to a tail strike on take off.To prevent this pilot rotates 3 degrees/second .SID routes are planned to give you obstacle clearence so you dont have to pull up like that.

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by wing
Thu Sep 05, 2002 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Actual Desktop Wallpaper?
Replies: 70
Views: 3593

RE: Your Actual Desktop Wallpaper?

My pc at home: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/218121/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/218121/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/2/1/218121.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="...

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by wing
Sat Aug 31, 2002 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines Adding Hong Kong
Replies: 12
Views: 2464

RE: Turkish Airlines Adding Hong Kong

TK flies all long hauls with A340 .

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by wing
Sat Aug 31, 2002 6:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Pele" Hits A Plane With A Goal Kick!
Replies: 6
Views: 3398

RE: "Pele" Hits A Plane With A Goal Kick!

During the high times of kurd terrorism in south eastern Turkey,terrorists actaually fired to Turkish Airlines A310 during take off ,around it was climbing 200-300 feet with AK-47 assault rifle.The aircraft took more than 20 bullets under its belly.The interesting thing is nobody(both pilots and pa...

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Tue Aug 27, 2002 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minimum Crew Required
Replies: 12
Views: 12625

RE: Minimum Crew Required

My company procedure requires one flight attendant(or a qualified company member to operate the door)at each slide equipped door no matter what number of the passengers is.

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Tue Aug 27, 2002 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scariest Cloud I Have Ever Seen In My Entire Life
Replies: 33
Views: 4134

RE: Scariest Cloud I Have Ever Seen In My Entire Life

CB 's can kill.On more than one occasions airplanes broke up in mid air after entering in to a full developed CB.Its the wiser thinG to avoid and meneuver around a CB,since sometimes they grow higher than your aircrafts max climb altitude.Latest accident happened because of CB as I remember Turkish...

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Mon Aug 26, 2002 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Late For Flight-What Happens?
Replies: 10
Views: 8513

RE: Pilot Late For Flight-What Happens?

Thats the best part of being an airline pilot.How much you be late you don't miss a plane <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">But seriously I think (what I am doing) it must be a pilots lifestyle to think ahead plan ahead.Not only in the airplane but in your everyday life to...

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by wing
Mon Aug 26, 2002 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It Was Not The Best Landing...
Replies: 12
Views: 3119

RE: It Was Not The Best Landing...

I am not sure about your spelling "private pilot" but you sure cant spell 11000(eleven thousand) <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">Congrats on your great achievement,I wish you a long,enjoyable and safe flying life. <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smil...

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Mon Aug 26, 2002 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Plane Spotting Query
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

RE: Turkish Plane Spotting Query

I think everybody knows here that if Greece wants to spy in Turkey,they sure wont send somebody with a camera in midday to take pictures outside the fences.

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by wing
Mon Aug 26, 2002 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Plane Spotting Query
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

RE: Turkish Plane Spotting Query

Airplane spotting is not common around Turkey,most people watch airplanes take off and land but very rare occasion that people taking pictures of them.And also one part of Dalaman airport is used as a Reserve Airforce Base with aircraft shelters and military fighters soyou might have difficulty exp...

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Mon Aug 26, 2002 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Plane Spotting Query
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

RE: Turkish Plane Spotting Query

Airplane spotting is not common around Turkey,most people watch airplanes take off and land but very rare occasion that people taking pictures of them.And also one part of Dalaman airport is used as a Reserve Airforce Base with aircraft shelters and military fighters soyou might have difficulty exp...

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Sun Aug 25, 2002 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazing Air-to-air Encounter
Replies: 22
Views: 2248

RE: Amazing Air-to-air Encounter

Almost everyday within RVSM airspace.Reading the name of the company on the side of the fuselage became everday thing nowadays.Before RVSM days within 2000 feet seperation between aircraft it was a very rare occasion to have "approximate traffic" warning on TCAS display which is shown with a solid ...

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Sun Aug 25, 2002 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something Odd About This Picture
Replies: 14
Views: 3013

RE: Something Odd About This Picture

Hi Arsenal,ın busy airports multiple runways are used for simultaneus landings and take offs. In this picture seeing one aircraft landing and another one holding short of another runway might make you think that these were the only active runways.But sometimes pilots-depending on their take of...

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Sun Aug 25, 2002 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: Rudder Flapping
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

RE: Pilots: Rudder Flapping

Checking the flight controls is part of "before take off checklist"its performed before every flight to comfirm all the control surfaces are moving freely.During taxi captain "drives" the plane with nose wheel steering.But what is mentioned above doesnt fit to any of these.Until 60 knots during lan...

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Wed Aug 21, 2002 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unrully Pax Air France In Brussels
Replies: 6
Views: 3061

RE: Unrully Pax Air France In Brussels

The captain has the ultimate authority to provide safety of the passengers and his plane.After the aircraft doors are closed captain may decide and order an unruly passenger to be datained and handed over to police,either at arrival airport or may divert to another destination if he thinks is neces...

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Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Are Commercial Pilots Paid?
Replies: 23
Views: 6247

RE: How Are Commercial Pilots Paid?

Apathoid,I also think that the technicians would earn more money as they deserve.I am an airline pilot.Yes I don't have the same skills you have on the systems because I dont have to!I know enough to use them,but I know very well to use them under an emergency situation.I think, the same as my tech...

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Sun Aug 18, 2002 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air Capt. And Purser Grapple Infront Of Pax
Replies: 8
Views: 3265

RE: Egypt Air Capt. And Purser Grapple Infront Of Pax

Egypt Air Brings a new edge to "inflight entertainment", appearently the steward was no match against the captain,I wonder what is next maybe the Mike Tyson vs Captain?  Smile

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Sun Aug 18, 2002 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Spotters
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

RE: Brussels Spotters

Its the difficult part of flying charter airlines,the schedules can not be learnt from a long time ago,I had another flight that day but it changed to BRU.It was very nice day to watch planes since it was the warmest and clearest day I've seen since my last 3 visits to BRU,a day good enough not to ...

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