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Dream Route

Sun Dec 06, 1998 9:14 pm

If you were a commercial pilot and you had your choice of any route, which one would you choose?
Now remember, long haul legs have their bad points too.
A typical pilot who flies from JFK to NRT may only get to shoot 3 to 4 approaches a month. Most of the time you're in level cruise whereas a shuttle pilot will get to shoot 3 to 4 approaches a day. Some like the action of short haul legs because of the increased time he will be manipulating the controls. Some like the long hauls because of the aircraft used and flying the ocean.
Which route would you choose.??

RE: Dream Route

Mon Dec 07, 1998 1:12 am

I'd fly Heathrow - O'Hare route. From one great airport to another.

Second choice, Heathrwo - Sydney.

Third, Heathrow - Moscow. To have a chance to visit my mother-country :).

Fourth, Heathrow - Toronto. I heard Canadian scinecry was stunning.
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RE: Dream Route

Mon Dec 07, 1998 2:15 am

I would have to say DFW-SNA or SEA-SNA.
This way on one route the weather is nice but you
still get some action coming into LA and DFW airspace.
SEA-SNA would be fun because of the weather that Seattle
can dish out! I would rather shoot more approaches and FLY
the plane than long haul! Good topic!!!!
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RE: Dream Route

Mon Dec 07, 1998 3:08 am

It would be fun to be an Aloha or Hawaiian pilot (if they got newer planes). Lots of action, short flights, and great scenery.
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RE: Dream Route

Mon Dec 07, 1998 4:07 am

I would want to fly for British Airways and fly their 747-400s on these routes.




"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
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RE: Dream Route

Mon Dec 07, 1998 4:45 am

Go back in time and fly in the left hand seat of a PSA 727 between SFO and LAX circa 1969!
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RE: Dream Route

Tue Dec 08, 1998 2:53 am

I'd fly very short haul: Kai Tak to Kai Tak, Kai Tak to Kai Tak, all
day and every day. Of course, I'd need a very secure door to the
cockpit to keep rioting passengers from throttling me and my
airline would need to be funded by someone with more money than
sense but I'D be happy!

I studied physics at university so that one day I'd be able to turn
back the clock and give Kai Tak back to the world. I'm working on

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