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Old 05-16-2018, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by TCASTESTOK
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The CFI at ERAU who embarrassed the profession by ...being an embarrassment to the profession.
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by TCASTESTOK
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The CFI at ERAU who embarrassed the profession by flying an RJ displaying poor airmanship by not only stalling once but twice in a row and in general being an embarrassment to the profession.
That person is actually a former WB Captain for a Legacy. Probably never flew a CRJ before hopping in to give a demonstration.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Fr8Thrust
That person is actually a former WB Captain for a Legacy.

I got to say I'm a little skeptical she was a Wide Body captain. A google of her name brings up bios saying she was at Hawaiian. She claims to have flown the DC-10. A poster in the other thread said that she was furloughed after 9/11 which seems consistent with her various Bios online. I'll concede that don't know the extent of Hawaiian's furlough (s?) in the early 2000's, but furloughing all the way up to widebody captain would be pretty deep furloughs at any airline. Also, multiple Bios put her flight experience at "more than 5,000 hours" which is another way of saying "Less than 6,000". Just how fast were DC-10 upgrades at Hawaiian in the 1990's ?



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Probably never flew a CRJ before hopping in to give a demonstration

I'd say that was more a commentary on her judgment and ego than a valid excuse for the performance.





Interesting phenomenon: A pilot query on the FAA's database shows no pilot with her name, and no female pilot with her last name. Not sure what to make of that. AFAIK, you can decline to have your address listed in publicly accessible part of the FAA records, but you can't opt out completely. FOIA and all that. There was a big thing about that a decade ago or thereabouts.

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Old 05-17-2018, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by A Squared
Interesting phenomenon: A pilot query on the FAA's database shows no pilot with her name, and no female pilot with her last name. Not sure what to make of that.

In a 2008 article, she was going by by the name Michelle Summers-Halleran. FAA doesn't show any pilots with the last name Summers-Halleran, however, there is a Michelle Summers living in Port Orange. Shows a Lear Type rating (Bio said she flew Lears) MES rating (Bio says she flew Twin Otters on floats) FE turbojet, which would be consistent with Hawaiian new-hire, but no DC-10 rating (or any other Wide Body aircraft)



I'm going with, no, she wasn't a Wide Body captain anywhere.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by A Squared
I'm going with, no, she wasn't a Wide Body captain anywhere.

Common enough for flight academy staff to puff up their credentials to impress the noobs. No surprise there.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by rickair7777
Common enough for flight academy staff to puff up their credentials to impress the noobs. No surprise there.
That's terrible. I have no experience with ERAU or flight academies but that is troubling.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by rickair7777
Common enough for flight academy staff to puff up their credentials to impress the noobs. No surprise there.
ERAU may have vetted their alumnist... but, clearl, ynot her plan of action. It’s apparent ERAU have an elective course on how to claw one’s way to the bottom?
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Originally Posted by rickair7777
Common enough for flight academy staff to puff up their credentials to impress the noobs. No surprise there.

Well, to be fair, I didn't see anywhere that *she* claimed to have been a widebody captain. That was from the poster above. No idea where he got that notion.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:01 PM
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Had her for a class way back. She was a WX professor. Said she only flew lears at the time. Didnít have much experience from what I got from it but my memory is foggy.
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by A Squared
I'm going with, no, she wasn't a Wide Body captain anywhere.
I stand corrected, she was a Lear CA, and a DC10 FO, I got the two mixed up. That makes sense with being furloughed. Doesnít appear typed, but if you remember FOs didnít need to be typed until 05.

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I'd say that was more a commentary on her judgment and ego than a valid excuse for the performance.
Yes.

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