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Old 04-14-2015, 05:37 AM
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Speaking of rampies...

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Old 04-14-2015, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by 80ktsClamp View Post
WN foregoes any pilot from doing the walkaround during any turn except for first flight of the day for the crew. That is the rub.
You don't even know what the actual procedure is, that is the rub.

Maybe you can ask your ramper buddy about how it works during his next "what is this?" text message.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Doug Masters View Post
Most captains still usually split walk arounds. Unless its raining or snowing.
or windy, or cloudy, or hot, or cold, or sunny, or Monday, or Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday, or Friday, or Saturday, or Sunday. Truthfully, I have no problem with that. They did their walk arounds when they were FOs or SOs.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ExAF View Post
or windy, or cloudy, or hot, or cold, or sunny, or Monday, or Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday, or Friday, or Saturday, or Sunday. Truthfully, I have no problem with that. They did their walk arounds when they were FOs or SOs.
I must be broken then because walkarounds are one of the things I miss about being in the left seat. After being in the tube for a few hours, some alone time outside is nice. Just not at 5am. In Minot. In January. With all our knuckle-busting latches. But a May morning in Pensacola? I'll get this one junior :P
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:25 AM
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:09 AM
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Maybe i'm the odd one out, but so far at Delta, all but 1 of my Captains have done the walk around when it was my leg to fly.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:20 AM
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CAs go by the 70/30 rule. If it's 70 degrees or warmer, there'll be a 30% chance they'll do the walk.

For you up tight/anal retentive sorts, it's an OLD joke.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by 80ktsClamp View Post
Notice how no other company has followed WN's model for rampers doing walkarounds. If you're the only one doing it, there's a reason why.

I am friends with a WN ramper... I get texts fairly frequently with a picture of what he saw on the walkaround not understanding what he's looking at and if it's a problem (yes he does bring it to the crew's attention- usually they blow him off).

Letting non-pilots or mechanics inspect something that they don't really know how to inspect? Awful idea.

Sure, some guys just go through the motions, but the majority understand that they have skin in the game.
Gee 80 and just when you do find a problem on a walk around who are you going to call to look at it if mechanics don't know what they are doing? Avon lady maybe That is "Toolish" statement if I have ever heard one.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Stratosphere View Post
Gee 80 and just when you do find a problem on a walk around who are you going to call to look at it if mechanics don't know what they are doing? Avon lady maybe That is "Toolish" statement if I have ever heard one.
I think 80 may have meant that only Pilots or mechanics should be doing walkarounds, and not ramp personnel or station managers.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by DeadHead View Post
I think 80 may have meant that only Pilots or mechanics should be doing walkarounds, and not ramp personnel or station managers.
That is correct!
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