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HAL-HP Pilot Trip Reports - More?

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:40 pm
by deltaflyertoo
So I'm totally hungry for another one of this guy's trip reports. If he's out there, hope to hear about the latest legs soon!

HAL-HP Pilot Trip Reports - More?

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:38 pm
by HAL
Yes I'm here!  Smile

I've been flying my tail off, but most of the trips are pretty similar to the ones I've posted before. Also, I have a letter in to our Public Relations department asking if it is OK to post these types of trip reports. Because of the upcoming merger, there was a memo put out not long ago cautioning us all against talking with the media on 'sensitive' subjects, and to direct all media requests to them. Now I don't think anything I've posted here is 'sensitive' or derogatory in any way, but my flying career comes before my writing career, so I'll have to wait a few days for an answer.

OK, I did have a wild day last week where one LAS-DEN leg included a drunk passenger that I'd asked not to be boarded, who was boarded anyway and subsequently had to be removed. Then after pushback the flight attendants discovered two passengers who thought they were on a LAX flight, causing us to return to the gate, at which time the jetway decided to break down causing additional delay until the county could be called to fix it. Then in the flare for landing at DEN runway 16L (at about 30ft above the ground) we had a bird strike somewhere under the nose. The mechanics checked it out and couldn't find any marks so they signed it off. Then on pushback we got a warning that the #2 autopilot was inop, causing us to wait on the ramp while we called maintenance who told us which circuit breakers to pull and reset to restore the system. But aside from that, the other three legs of the day were quite peaceful. Big grin

I do enjoy writing the TRs, and should have another one up in the not-to-distant future.

HAL

HAL-HP Pilot Trip Reports - More?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:23 pm
by HAL
I got a reply from our VP of corporate communications today, and she said that she didn't see any problem with my posts. She had forwarded the e-mail on to another member of her staff for review, but for now it looks pretty good for me to continue.  Smile

HAL

HAL-HP Pilot Trip Reports - More?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:41 pm
by ZRHnerd
Great news, i can't wait for your upcoming reports Big grin

RE: HAL-HP Pilot Trip Reports - More?

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:54 am
by vxg
I have to say that I too am a huge fan of these airline pilot trip reports, both from HAL as well as the Southwest 737 FO (sorry can't remember your name right now). I've also stumbled across a couple of airline pilot blogs that I've started to read regularly - http://fl250.blogspot.com & http://flightlevel390.blogspot.com

RE: HAL-HP Pilot Trip Reports - More?

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:21 pm
by jfrworld
Quoting HAL (Reply 1):
Then after pushback the flight attendants discovered two passengers who thought they were on a LAX flight, causing us to return to the gate,

How this happens, I will never know. If anyone has any insight on how this happens it would be appreicated.

p.s. HAL, I love your reports!