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Old 09-11-2012, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Fly782 View Post
Agree on all parts except the broken planes. Some Majors carry just as many DMIs as the little guys. Especially Big D and US.
If by Big D, you mean DL, then you must be kidding... this past summer we had a period where only 1 out of 10 airplanes had a single deferral. My experience has been commensurate with that.

When the pilots are dressed like this:

... the mechanics think twice about not fixing something.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by galaxy flyer View Post
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And, in your case, it takes 3 Co-Pirates watching you!

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Hey, when it comes to 'work', somebody has to do it...

might as well be somebody else!
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by 80ktsClamp View Post
If by Big D, you mean DL, then you must be kidding... this past summer we had a period where only 1 out of 10 airplanes had a single deferral. My experience has been commensurate with that.

When the pilots are dressed like this:

... the mechanics think twice about not fixing something.
Yes I mean Delta, up here in the North it is a little different it seems. Source: multiple rides to work and crews discussing it plus a family member telling me about it quite often. Who knows though. Point is it isnt just at the regional level.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:24 AM
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Timbo,

Please don't belittle what we captains do! Bringing class and good looks to the operation is work too. That certain je ne sais quois is what bring people back(i'm sure).
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:40 AM
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I always thought being captain should be like a ship's captain. Supervising other people, yucking it up with the celebrities in First, attending a pre-arrival cocktail party.

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Old 09-11-2012, 09:55 AM
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Captains dont steer.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Rolf View Post
Timbo,

Please don't belittle what we captains do! Bringing class and good looks to the operation is work too. That certain je ne sais quois is what bring people back(i'm sure).

Standing around, looking good is what I do best!

It is far better to Look Good, than to actually Be Good!

My favorite trick is to send the little kids up to the cockpit to sit in my seat, then stand behind their Hot Mamma's in short skirts, while they bend over to take pictures!
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by galaxy flyer View Post
Rolf

I always thought being captain should be like a ship's captain. Supervising other people, yucking it up with the celebrities in First, attending a pre-arrival cocktail party.

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Somebody once suggested this role for pilots who reach age 60: they would get a fifth stripe, the rank of Flight Admiral, and a seat in first class. The airplane would be flown by mere CAs and F/Os.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:19 PM
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To the AA or Eagle Captain that went by our van on the way to the airport in
Miami on his motorcycle wearing his epaulettes!
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by lolwut View Post
I'm a pilot and riding on RJs makes me nervous. The pilots are more likely to be fatigued, less experienced, flying a broken airplane, etc.
For what was probably my last flight at Comair, the crew had a combined 87 years of 121 experience... just at Comair.

(Two pilots and two FAs.)
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