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Old 09-16-2018, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by threeholeblower
Loved that 727, It looked like it was doing 500 miles an hour, chocked on the ramp!
5 years of the best flying in my logbook. Boeing quit building airplanes when they discontinued the B727
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by SoFloFlyer
Apparently
I'd read the first post of this thread. My company has some Swift refugees and they've said the same thing.
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by PilotnotPirate
Really? If Swift are the cheapest thatís who they will use and by the way, whatís the alternative, Delta, Allegiant, Miami Air?
Atlas Air...
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by atpcliff
Atlas Air...


They already do 767 flying for the Dallas Mavericks and Stars
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:46 PM
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Thatís Yank praddle. You obviously havenít flown the 757 replacement. The extremely capable 737-900...
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:48 PM
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The 727 was a rip-off Of the Trident and an inferior machine. I kid, I kid!!!
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by PilotnotPirate
It’s well known that Crews will be offered incentives to work on their days off but to be offered money to violate 117 regulations, if true is inexcusable. I would suggest that any Crew who is offered money to break any regulations should obviously refuse and then submit an ASAP report. If you are flying with a Captain or an FO who you know is violating 117 regs you must refuse the flight and file an ASAP report. Again if these allegations are true the pilot group as a whole must make it clear to whoever is violating regulations that it is unacceptable and if need be put the violators on your no fly list.
The company will be under some scrutiny due to recent events and if these violations are happening the FAA will probably be talking to these morons.
Guess what, Swift has finally got the attention of the FAA in DC. One could only wonder what will it take to get this company to follow the rules.

1- Tail strike in Europe
2- Off the end of the runway in Europe
3- Lined up for T/O on a taxi way in Newark.
4- Engine failure that ended up in a diversion to JAX on one
engine.
5- Emergency Decent due to loss of pressurization.
6- Several air returns with overtemp EGT red light on.
7- Hard landing in CCS with significant damage to the nose gear and
wheel assembly.

All of this happened within the last 3 months. When will the FAA do something. Or, will someone please call 60 Minuets at CBS to have a look, a la Allegiant Air.

They may be the cheapest in town, perhaps the only one in town, but this company is dangerous to the traveling public. Some mentioned that the sports teams are using Swift simply because of Economics 101, but I wonder how they would react if the actually found out about the problems mentioned above. And what is stated above may only be the tip of the iceberg, because they were not able to hide them.

If you are a Pilot or Mechanic at Swift Air, I ask that you expose their dirty deeds, on this forum, or any forum you find useful to help get the word out about this ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN, before lives are lost.
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8. Unapproved parts
9. Mechanics doing work alone that should be done by two
10. Having to call MX so they can Ďpreventí unnecessary write ups.

Oh and hereís a golden statement after many complaints:

ďThe customer (scumbag broker who steals the hotel points) negotiates Crew accommodation in the contract so thereís nothing we can doĒ

....as you get put up in the :
Econolodge thatís a 30 min ride away while thereís a Hilton Garden Inn in the parking lot of Cincinnati.

@MNPS, do tell about 3-4-7

Ah, did I mention Captains that call and get themselves the sweet deals and as an FO leave you out?
Thank you for the pleasure of flying with you today Captain A-hole.

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Old 09-18-2018, 05:38 AM
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11. The Crew that landed with what..3000lbs of fuel was it?
For the ones not in the know on a 737 the hydraulic systems are cooled by fuel through a heat exchanger in the tanks and therefore min fuel per tank is 1657lbs(?)..
So landing with less then 4000lbs is stupidity for more then one reason.
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Originally Posted by MNPS 50N50W
Guess what, Swift has finally got the attention of the FAA in DC. One could only wonder what will it take to get this company to follow the rules.

1- Tail strike in Europe
2- Off the end of the runway in Europe
3- Lined up for T/O on a taxi way in Newark.
4- Engine failure that ended up in a diversion to JAX on one
engine.
5- Emergency Decent due to loss of pressurization.
6- Several air returns with overtemp EGT red light on.
7- Hard landing in CCS with significant damage to the nose gear and
wheel assembly.

All of this happened within the last 3 months. When will the FAA do something. Or, will someone please call 60 Minuets at CBS to have a look, a la Allegiant Air.

They may be the cheapest in town, perhaps the only one in town, but this company is dangerous to the traveling public. Some mentioned that the sports teams are using Swift simply because of Economics 101, but I wonder how they would react if the actually found out about the problems mentioned above. And what is stated above may only be the tip of the iceberg, because they were not able to hide them.

If you are a Pilot or Mechanic at Swift Air, I ask that you expose their dirty deeds, on this forum, or any forum you find useful to help get the word out about this ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN, before lives are lost.


Well considering the blackhawks were on board when one of the acft had RTO in ORD after ingesting parts from a JAL 777 on the runway. It happens..... but that was not on their account. A lot of their happenings have been pilot induced.
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