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Old 12-09-2006, 05:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default You might be a freight dog if...

You might be a freight dog if...
• Your airplane was getting old when you were born.
• You have not done a daylight landing in the past six months.
• ATC advises you of smoother air at a different altitude, and you don't care.
• When you taxi up to an FBO they roll out the red carpet, but quickly take it back when they recognize you.
• You call the hotel van to pick you up and they don't understand where you are on the airport.
• Centre asks you to "keep the chickens down" so they can hear you talk.
• Your airplane has more than 75,000 cycles.
• Your company call sign is "Oil Can".
• The lady at the FBO locks up the popcorn machine because you plan on "making a meal of it".
• Your airplane has more than eight faded logos on it.
• You wear the same shirt for a week, and no one complains.
• Centre mispronounces your call sign more than three times in one flight.
• Your Director of Operations mysteriously changes your max. take off weight during the holiday season.
• Every FBO makes you park out of sight of their building.
• You have ever walked barefoot through the FBO because you just woke up.
• You mark every ramp with engine oil.
• Everything you own is in you flight bag and suitcase.
• All the other pilots wait for you to “test the squall line” first.
• All the other airlines hold to see if you get in.
• You request the visual approach with 300’ overcast and ½ SM vis.
• You make no attempt to deviate around weather.

-Feel free to add to the list, everyone fly safe out there!
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Old 12-09-2006, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You show up to work early and a Gulfstream V pilot asks you to fuel his plane and put his bags in the back.
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You might be a freight dog if...
• Your airplane was getting old when you were born.
• You have not done a daylight landing in the past six months.
• ATC advises you of smoother air at a different altitude, and you don't care.
• When you taxi up to an FBO they roll out the red carpet, but quickly take it back when they recognize you.
• You call the hotel van to pick you up and they don't understand where you are on the airport.
• Centre asks you to "keep the chickens down" so they can hear you talk.
• Your airplane has more than 75,000 cycles.
• Your company call sign is "Oil Can".
• The lady at the FBO locks up the popcorn machine because you plan on "making a meal of it".
• Your airplane has more than eight faded logos on it.
• You wear the same shirt for a week, and no one complains.
• Centre mispronounces your call sign more than three times in one flight.
• Your Director of Operations mysteriously changes your max. take off weight during the holiday season.
• Every FBO makes you park out of sight of their building.
• You have ever walked barefoot through the FBO because you just woke up.
• You mark every ramp with engine oil.
• Everything you own is in you flight bag and suitcase.
• All the other pilots wait for you to “test the squall line” first.
• All the other airlines hold to see if you get in.
• You request the visual approach with 300’ overcast and ½ SM vis.
• You make no attempt to deviate around weather.

-Feel free to add to the list, everyone fly safe out there!
Or, You might be a freight dog if….
. You’re flying modern, widebody equipment on worldwide routes.
. Most of your flying is daylight stuff, but it doesn’t matter because you can’t see the ground while flying over India or China anyway.
. You start to wonder if these planes can still be landed at night.
. A Falcon 50 at FL 430 boasts that the ride is smooth at his altitude, and you reply “how’s the pay at FL 430… silence follows.
. You are marshaled into your spot in Bangkok, met by hoards of folks ready to unload your jet, while you get to follow this fantastic little beauty through customs, on the way to your limo, for your ride to the Grand Sukhumvit Hotel, just up the street from the Soy Cowboy.
. Center asks you how the ride is and you respond “hold on, I’ll ask the packages.”
. They run out of popcorn in Memphis and all 4800 of you go out on strike.
. You wear the same shirt for a week, and no one complains.
. Hanoi Control mispronounces your call sign, but you can’t hear it anyway because you’re watching “Return of the Jedi” on your portable DVD player.
. Your Global Operations Control Center tells you it’s perfectly ok to push an hour early, even though you know that there’s no room for you to park when you get to Chicago, and you do.
. You wake up in the sleep room and before you realize it you’ve gone down the hall to the john in your birthday suit.
. Almost nothing you own is in your flight bag. It’s all in your first or second wife’s house. The one that you bought for her (him.)
. Guys you’ve not heard from in 10 years are all of a sudden calling you asking for a referral.
. You’re always the first to land after the hurricane, snow storm, volcano eruption, start of the Gulf War, etc, etc, and you love it!
. You fly into Subic Bay and never request a visual, then cab ride over to Angeles City in the middle of the night for your 46 hour layover.
. You get home after a 12 day trip and go to sleep and wake up 2 days later, with a very big smile on your face.
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You wake up after dreaming Jetjok's dream and still have to go out to some ratty ole' Lear
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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For me it means flying an MD 11 with the basic pay of a regional jet, no seniority, long days and nights, no upgrade perspective, no sick leave, poor maintenance, etc , and yet , somehow, think that it will get better someday.
My fault for accepting the job ? Maybe, but I have bills to pay, my former airline went broke and that´s what´s left until I can bail out to another job.
Only god knows how much I would love to fly for fedex or ups...
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I fly freight in a C-310

*When Approach asks if you can do a short approach, you question if there's anything but that?
*Tower clears you for take-off before you have to ask
*Line-men know you can park your plane, so don't even worry about you
*Include the Cookies with the popcorn!!!!!
*Approach mentions that the RJ for the parallel will be passing you on the final, but they somehow end up landing after you have cleared your runway(sometimes you're already on the ramp)
*Reports of Moderate Icing, looks like light-trace to me......(Most recent, these regional guys need to learn what real ice is, and I'm in a damn 310!)
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It's because those guys in the RJ's have never seen icing before, flying that big shiny jet, in their C152s. They're probably in the right seat curled up in the featle position.
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*Tower clears you for take-off before you have to ask
Uh, that's standard at any large airport...
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Old 01-02-2007, 05:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You have ever sat in an RJ and wonder what it looks like in a cargo config.
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Old 01-02-2007, 05:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You have ever sat in an RJ and wonder what it looks like in a cargo config.
No becuase there are none, wait about 30 years.
I fly old regional airliners, EMB-110's. Now they spend their retirement hauling freight.
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