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Old 09-20-2015, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Turbosina View Post
So the other day I flared a couple feet too high, and got a little bit of a float on landing. Speed was right on Vref, but the slightly early flare meant we floated maybe 300 feet past the desired touchdown point, but touched down very softly, on centerline. In my book the landing was maybe a 7 out of 10. In 7,000 hours I've certainly made plenty of lousy landings; this wasn't one of them.

Anyhow, the crusty, cranky ol' CA, a couple years from retirement, who'd spent the entire flight telling me about how the Jews and blacks are taking over America (really?!?) proceeds to give me an exhaustive and arrogantly-styled lecture in flare techniques, the importance of never floating a foot past the touchdown zone, etc etc. This tirade continues for the next hour, as he takes the next leg into an airport with about the shortest runway in our entire system. 'Let me show you how to do it right', says Capt. Yeager.

Anyhow, this guy forgets to pull the power off -- like, literally just forgets -- and we go sailing down the runway, 10 feet up, for a frighteningly long time, the end of the runway staring us in the face. Just as I call for a go-around, this guy yanks the power, slams it down, almost bounces back into the air, and stands on the brakes. I'm still not sure how we stopped in time. A few overhead bins opened, raining luggage on the pax. Fortunately no one was hurt, though the brake temp indicators displayed values I'd never seen outside the sim.

On the next leg, did I get an apology? A debrief of the landing and what went wrong? Nope. Just more ranting about the blacks and the Jews.

Tool of the year, if you ask me.
Um, sounds like the average Captain to me.
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Old 09-20-2015, 10:05 AM
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The PDT FO walking around CLT terminals today still wearing his sun glasses.
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Old 09-20-2015, 10:36 AM
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Um, sounds like the average Captain to me.
Sounds like average sim/training captain of you ask me!
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Originally Posted by prex8390 View Post
The PDT FO walking around CLT terminals today still wearing his sun glasses.
'cause when you're that cool, the sun shines on you 24 hours a day....

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Old 09-20-2015, 03:21 PM
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The SWA pilot today, who when told to follow a E-175, responded 'Roger, looking for the little guy.'

Really?
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:27 PM
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The SWA pilot today, who when told to follow a E-175, responded 'Roger, looking for the little guy.'

Really?
On a ramp frequency one day, years ago;

Legacy airline: "ramp, pushed of (insert gate), ready to taxi"

Ramp: "follow the third RJ to (insert spot) and call ground"

Legacy airline: "Say again how many little guys we're supposed to follow?"

Unknown transmitter: "That's what happens when you have little scope, too many little guys"

Silence...........
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Old 09-20-2015, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Turbosina View Post
The SWA pilot today, who when told to follow a E-175, responded 'Roger, looking for the little guy.'

Really?
I'm gonna guess ex-AF.
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Old 09-20-2015, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Turbosina View Post
The SWA pilot today, who when told to follow a E-175, responded 'Roger, looking for the little guy.'

Really?
He probably heard a 777 guy say that about him the trip before. Now he's got a chip.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by John Carr View Post
On a ramp frequency one day, years ago;

Legacy airline: "ramp, pushed of (insert gate), ready to taxi"

Ramp: "follow the third RJ to (insert spot) and call ground"

Legacy airline: "Say again how many little guys we're supposed to follow?"

Unknown transmitter: "That's what happens when you have little scope, too many little guys"

Silence...........
Priceless. So I'm on the ramp in ATL one evening after having just landed and we're holding short of the center roadway for traffic just pushed off our gate. Ramp lines up an opposite direction Mad Dawg with us and he sits there with his taxi lights on. So my Captain turns on his lights(nose and recogs) in quiet retaliation I assume. Mad dawg proceeds to turn his lights off (in quiet indignation I assume).

Then my Captain proceeds to transition to the now open gate without turning on any lights for taxi, I almost felt it coming "hey RJ driver you're supposed to have your lights on when moving on the ramp!!!"

I kept quiet and thought the whole back and forth between the two was just unnecessary but then again I'm just the hired help.

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Old 09-21-2015, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Speedbird2263 View Post
Priceless. So I'm on the ramp in ATL one evening after having just landed and we're holding short of the center roadway for traffic just pushed off our gate. Ramp lines up an opposite direction Mad Dawg with us and he sits there with his taxi lights on. So my Captain turns on his lights(nose and recogs) in quiet retaliation I assume. Mad dawg proceeds to turn his lights off (in quiet indignation I assume).

Then my Captain proceeds to transition to the now open gate without turning on any lights for taxi, I almost felt it coming "hey RJ driver you're supposed to have your lights on when moving on the ramp!!!"

I kept quiet and thought the whole back and forth between the two was just unnecessary but then again I'm just the hired help.

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I'm going to guess a Whackmaster.
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