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Old 03-22-2014, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Timbo View Post
I think we can put CNN in for Tool of the past two weeks!

They should stop announcing, "Breaking News" every five minutes, and instead call it, "Broken News", as in, Broken record, we keep repeating the same stuff, which is,

"There is NO NEW NEWS, so we are going to fill the empty time with a janitor trying to fly a 777 sim..."
This morning they had on a female "retired Navy diver". She was asked about the search operation. She then proceeded to describe that they would use "ships, planes, and helicopters to look for debris." That was it.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Timbo View Post
I think we can put CNN in for Tool of the past two weeks!

They should stop announcing, "Breaking News" every five minutes, and instead call it, "Broken News", as in, Broken record, we keep repeating the same stuff, which is,

"There is NO NEW NEWS, so we are going to fill the empty time with a janitor trying to fly a 777 sim..."
Yeah, but you can't say it's not entertaining watching try to figure out how to use the thrust reversers.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:26 PM
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CNN's coverage is like a car wreck. You don't want to look at it, but it's hard to turn away.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Bilsch View Post
Many years ago at gate D-8 at DTW. 727 inbound from GRR.

I show up to do the log book check, walk-around etc., and expect to greet the crew since the #1 is still running.

No crew anywhere. Oops.
Hey, when they're slow hooking up city power what else? Things to do, Places to go.
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Old 03-22-2014, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Bilsch View Post
Many years ago at gate D-8 at DTW. 727 inbound from GRR.

I show up to do the log book check, walk-around etc., and expect to greet the crew since the #1 is still running.

No crew anywhere. Oops.
Reminds me of a friend of mine when he was flying a brand new MD88 into Austin. They made it to the layover hotel just in time for happy hour prices and free Mexican food, when the bar tender leans in and asks, "Are you guys with Delta?"

Him, "Yeah, why?"

Bartender hands him the phone with the station manager on the other end, "Would you guys please come back out here and shut off this engine?"

Nobody in Austin had ever seen a MD 88 before and didn't know how to shut down an engine! So my bud has to gulp down his beer, get in a cab back to the airport, and go shut it off!
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by badflaps View Post
Hey, when they're slow hooking up city power what else? Things to do, Places to go.
People to do, places to see?
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Rather B Fishin View Post
They left out his F16 experience on his resume???
They also left out his one carrier trap in the space shuttle. Google "USS Intrepid" if you don't believe me.
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:37 PM
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They also left out his one carrier trap in the space shuttle. Google "USS Intrepid" if you don't believe me.
Later that evening, he went and did a few shifts with the FDNY.
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Rather B Fishin View Post
They left out his F16 experience on his resume???
More importantly, they left out the fact the Tim IS ALPA!
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:43 PM
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Was gonna throw the bs flag on Timbo but decided I liked any story that had a pilot getting a phone call at the hotel bar from the station manager.

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