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Old 05-19-2019, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Fly10half View Post
The gear up call makes me cringe. As if the fo doesnít know where the gear handle is, and which way up is.
Another youngster trying to recreate the wheel.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Fly10half View Post
Youíre right, I hadnít noticed the fo reaching before the gear up call. But the captain basically pointing to the handle, and doing the thumbs up motion as if to indicate which way the handle should go, is toolish in my opinion.
And yes, I was calling out the captain not the fo.
Yeah my bad my nomination is now rescinded 😳 I didn't even notice dude give the thumbs up
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:37 AM
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ďWe have saved the aircraftĒ
And heís the only one wearing stripes in the sim....tool.
Is it a journo on the right seat?

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Old 05-20-2019, 04:39 AM
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Gotta agree with the TOTD for the overacting, sunglasses and especially the mullet, but in his defense the thumbs up with the "Gear Up" call was a required signal in MAC ( Mobility Airlift Command for you young'ns), as was a thumbs down with the "Gear Down" call.
Primacy of training kept in his habit patterns?
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by herewego View Post
Gotta agree with the TOTD for the overacting, sunglasses and especially the mullet, but in his defense the thumbs up with the "Gear Up" call was a required signal in MAC ( Mobility Airlift Command for you young'ns), as was a thumbs down with the "Gear Down" call.
Primacy of training kept in his habit patterns?
Meh. I donít do a bcgump checklist on final in an airbus.
I was recently in the Jumpseat with a guy who did the same thing. Also touched the flap handle as he called for flaps, and would point to the altitude knob when hand flying and requesting a change, etc... Annoying even as a jumpseater.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Fly10half View Post
Meh. I donít do a bcgump checklist on final in an airbus.
I was recently in the Jumpseat with a guy who did the same thing. Also touched the flap handle as he called for flaps, and would point to the altitude knob when hand flying and requesting a change, etc... Annoying even as a jumpseater.
People like that are usually insecure with their OWN skills, and that causes them to be overly cautious when trusting others to be competent. Donít take it personally, and this job gets a lot easier.

Itís also VERY possible that at some point he screwed the pooch and quirks like this keep him honest now.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Fly10half View Post
Meh. I donít do a bcgump checklist on final in an airbus.
I was recently in the Jumpseat with a guy who did the same thing. Also touched the flap handle as he called for flaps, and would point to the altitude knob when hand flying and requesting a change, etc... Annoying even as a jumpseater.
Our company procedure is to point to the new altitude in the preselect.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by pangolin View Post
Our company procedure is to point to the new altitude in the preselect.
Iím saying pointing at the knob before the new altitide is set. Atc gives new clearance, pm responds, hand flying pf points to knob and asks for newly cleared altitide to be set.
I have been in the Jumpseat with probably your company that does the point to verify new preselected altitude. I figured thatís procedure.

Not saying all this is TOTD worthy. Was just pointing out the capt in the video did one of them that made me cringe. Things that are annoying in my opinion.

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Old 05-20-2019, 10:31 AM
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You can always tell the guys that have only flown quiet airplanes.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by badflaps View Post
You can always tell the guys that have only flown quiet airplanes.

Yep. Kinda surprising the number of pilots who were offended by, or didn't even know about the gear-up hand signal. I always thought that was something everyone knew about. I guess that's a reflection on my background.
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