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Old 08-28-2007, 06:56 PM   #1  
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Default Question for all you night guys...

Hey all quick question...

Do you ever get sick of flying at night? That's all. Simple question.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-28-2007, 07:13 PM   #2  
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Nope - prefer it actually, once you get on the schedule. Quiet, no sun fatigue, etc. I wouldn't want to have to switch back and forth every 3-4 days, but if you can do it for a long trip and be done, I think it's sweet.
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:38 PM   #3  
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When flying at night, there is only one rule that stands the test of time.

"First Night has always is always going to suck."
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:41 PM   #4  
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Originally Posted by bertramcheeks22 View Post

Do you ever get sick of flying at night?
Is that like one of those MMPI questions? Do you EVER...
Of course, once in a while everyone gets sick of doing anything they do repetitively. And a no-sleep day prior to an all-nighter is bad news.

That said, night has better weather. Easier to spot aircraft. Less traffic. Fewer frequency changes. Less radio chatter. More direct routings. No airport departure/flow delays. Just professional pilots up there.

I got more sick of the issues involved with flying during daylight hours.

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Old 08-28-2007, 08:04 PM   #5  
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Day is better. Sick of night? Not really. It pays quite well!
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:12 PM   #6  
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Night is the best.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:31 PM   #7  
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I can get through any night with the right company.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:23 AM   #8  
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Direct is the only word I need to know when it comes to ATC. I love it when I break 10,000 out of SDF and I HEAR Departure give me direct destination.
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Old 08-29-2007, 03:39 AM   #9  
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So goes the cliche, "No matter how good lookin' she is, somebody's tired of boinkin' her".

Anybody who has worked a job long enough will get tired of it. The problem with flying nights is you get so used to getting what you want. There's miniscule traffic conflicts, request direct........approved as requested, can you give me a heading for........sure, 10 degrees right until receiving. Problem is, when you fly days, you get holding patterns, slow to ......for 20 mile spacing, gate holds, turn 30 degrees right for traffic, decend FL310 for traffic....yadda, yadda, yadda.

You then yearn for the mid-night ease of flying.

Ok, I'm not THAT tired of her
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:29 AM   #10  
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I like the night flying pretty well. The hardest part is your first day (night) out after being home for a while. It's great taking off on the east coast and get cleared direct civit for the arrival into LAX. Rummage through the catering, break out the newspaper, make a radio call every now and then, but you're always thinking how good that hotel bed is gonna feel.

I could fly day, night, domestic, or international just as long as the pay and QOL is good.

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