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Old 04-02-2010, 04:51 AM   #1  
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Paul Cassel's letter just came out mentioning the possibility of a MD Hong Kong domicile. This base will be so junior in both seats. Talk about the company NOT wanting to crash any more MD's. This can NOT be good. Do you really think they care, or is it about $$$$?
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IMHO ,just an outsider,and former freightdog,every decision is always about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ !
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Paul Cassel's letter just came out mentioning the possibility of a MD Hong Kong domicile. This base will be so junior in both seats. Talk about the company NOT wanting to crash any more MD's. This can NOT be good. Do you really think they care, or is it about $$$$?
Whats junior got to do with crashing planes? I bet a majority of those hired into those seats had just as much if maybe more time than YOU. Those flying 80 RIP, had alot of experience. I feel your comment is off base.
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Not on the MD11 they didn't, and it is not as forgiving as other jets. It's got different landing characteristics and a "bounce on landing" could be the end all. Couple that with a junior crew and the results could be catastrophic.
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Not on the MD11 they didn't, and it is not as forgiving as other jets. It's got different landing characteristics and a "bounce on landing" could be the end all. Couple that with a junior crew and the results could be catastrophic.
I agree with the landing characteristics. However, rather your a new hire or senior moving into the MD your still a junior FO or CAPT if you havent flown it before! The Captain had flown it for years as an FO and the FO had many years of heavy flying experience. How is it going to be any different with an MD FDA base? It appears your assumption was based on having no "clue" about FLT 80's crew.

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Oh, I'm sorry. 25 years with the company and 10 years as Capt on the MD-11 does make me incompetent. I knew a lot about the crew and they were both excellent pilots with excellent flying skills. Stick to the facts and consider someone with less experience and limited time on the jet going to HKG.

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Oh, I'm sorry. 25 years with the company and 10 years as Capt on the MD-11 does make me incompetent you arrogant s.o.b. I knew a lot about the crew and they were both excellent pilots with excellent flying skills. Stick to the facts and consider someone with less experience and limited time on the jet going to HKG.
NICE! now you know ALL!!
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I honestly believe crashing an airplane ever now and again is an acceptable cost of doing business to Fedex.
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:21 AM   #9  
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I read the first post several times and still not sure about the relationship between a Hong Kong domicile and the unusual characteristics of the MD-11. So unless the OP (that would be you, jetkid) can rationally explain this rather tenuous relationship, I will not hesitate to close this thread.

And please do not call people names on the forums. It is a violation of the TOS and will get you reminders/infractions, enough of which will cause a severe restriction in your ability to participate here. Flamebait or what appears to be flamebait is not nice either.
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I honestly believe crashing an airplane ever now and again is an acceptable cost of doing business to Fedex.
That is about the most insane thing I have heard in a while.
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