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Old 06-05-2018, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by contrails View Post
Because it's a piece of garbage with no A/C, no uv shades, no hot mic, no baggage storage, no trustworthy autopilot, windows in the ceiling, no airflow, and the trips are the worst in the system.

That's why.
True but ......

88 donít care.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:59 AM
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A couple years on the 88 > VA Ave? And safer too?
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:59 AM
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I still don't understand why anyone would bid off of a dying category. Can anybody help a brother out?
Loss of seniority as others are bidding off. Crappy schedules due lack of trip mix. Ever mounting MELs as mx decides not to fix certain things since the jet is going away. Mostly the reasons I've heard.
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by contrails View Post
Because it's a piece of garbage with no A/C, no uv shades, no hot mic, no baggage storage, no trustworthy autopilot, windows in the ceiling, no airflow, and the trips are the worst in the system.

That's why.
Is that all you can come up with??
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by contrails View Post
Because it's a piece of garbage with no A/C, no uv shades, no hot mic, no baggage storage, no trustworthy autopilot, windows in the ceiling, no airflow, and the trips are the worst in the system.

That's why.
Yet not that many years ago it was considered one of the easier airplanes in the fleet to check out in. Times have changed!
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Old 06-05-2018, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by sailingfun View Post
Yet not that many years ago it was considered one of the easier airplanes in the fleet to check out in. Times have changed!
Are you referring to when the DC-7 was in property? I'm sure that was a tough check out
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Old 06-05-2018, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by contrails View Post
Because it's a piece of garbage with no A/C, no uv shades, no hot mic, no baggage storage, no trustworthy autopilot, windows in the ceiling, no airflow, and the trips are the worst in the system.

That's why.
Originally Posted by crewdawg View Post
Loss of seniority as others are bidding off. Crappy schedules due lack of trip mix. Ever mounting MELs as mx decides not to fix certain things since the jet is going away. Mostly the reasons I've heard.
Originally Posted by Viking busdvr View Post
Is that all you can come up with??
Don't hold back guys, let us know what you're really thinking. Let out your true feelings.
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by captkdobbs View Post
Don't hold back guys, let us know what you're really thinking. Let out your true feelings.
Then there are the wings. At altitude they have been stalled in holding at least twice that I know of. It wasn't pretty from what I heard.

And the fact that full reverse thrust on landing blanks out the rudder causing it to possibly depart the runway in crosswinds or slippery runways.

The jumpseat is cramped.

I could go on . . .
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:21 PM
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And all these reasons why you should fly it before it goes away (if you're junior to me). No grandkid wants to sit on your lap and listen to stories about that one time you had a windshield heat MEL on fifi.
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Phuz View Post
And all these reasons why you should fly it before it goes away (if you're junior to me). No grandkid wants to sit on your lap and listen to stories about that one time you had a windshield heat MEL on fifi.
I'm glad I served my time on the Maddog. 2 months was just about right.
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