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Old 09-14-2007, 01:18 PM   #1  
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Default What do pilots do during cruise? (serious)

Say you're piloting a flight from NYC-LAX, what do you do from getting bored out of your mind? Can you play trivia with ATC or something? lol.
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Old 09-14-2007, 01:22 PM   #2  
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Old 09-14-2007, 01:31 PM   #3  
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we once read the money section of the news paper. but since we no longer have any money to invest we are back to just having fart contests.
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we look at clouds and such. Also look at terrain below and wonder about towns and cities we fly by. CAs ususally read newspapers or magazines.
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Captains count their money.............................first officers help.

Whaddya do in a 172 at cruise. Same crap.
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Old 09-14-2007, 02:56 PM   #6  
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I like to go back to the tennis court and practice my serve a bit. Maybe get in a few frames in at the bowling alley, or go to the driving range. Somtimes the captain and I will play hide and seek, or marco polo. If we can get the flight attendant involved, we'll play red-rover.
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:10 PM   #7  
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figure out where we are going to stop for gas since we can't make NY-LA non stop
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:12 PM   #8  
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I'm mostly Int'l. On the rare occasion I fly a Dom trans con. I cannot believe how many times we change frequencies.

In South America, you can be on the same freq for over an hour. On the all-nighters, i'm trying to stay awake and give position reports, chit chat with the other pilot.
We're not supposed to read, so i look at the pictures. lol
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my favorite game is Circut Breakers and EICAS Messages.

Capt goes first... FO goes second... and so on.

The goal is to see who can get the most EICAS messages to come up with pulling only one circut breaker.

Oh wait you said be serious... Clearly I cant do that.
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Pick a seat number or pick a pax gender. If deciding by gender, flipping a coin is the best. Turn the Yaw Damper off and yaw the airplane back and forth, whoever throws up first in back, if its a seat you picked or gender you win the money! Note: a flt attendant must be in on it, to let you know who blew chunks first.



Seriously... I pretty much just look out the window.
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