Originally Posted by kc10pilot
this kind of upsets me. you mean you both almost flew into a mtn, you were up front too right? not trying to be antagonistic but they put two pilots up front for more than just gear
edited....I first listed everything that took place on the flight to Flagstaff, but I decided that wasn't appropriate for a public forum. So, KC10, since you assume that I just sat there and raised and lowered the gear, let me ask you this. How do you think it went from that flight scenerio, to the team leader telling me my job is to protect the ego of the captain. Do you think it would have got that far if I just sat there and allowed that situation to develop with no reaction? Think about it a little before you start to jump to conclusions and bashing me. If you would like more info, PM me and I'll be happy to discuss the scenerio that played out. If you have advice, I am happy to listen. Situations like this can be discussed in CRM classes all day long, but you can never fully train for an exact situation. I did what I thought should have been done at the time. I still feel like I reacted favorable, but there are other opinions also. I am alive so something was done correctly.
I believe the reason for a three year upgrade is because some First Officers were leaving for positions that offered quick upgrade or for Captain positions because for a while upgrade time at Wal-Mart was very long.