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Calif Eagle 04-18-2014 06:20 PM

Does flying cargo and the excitement
 
Is flying cargo just as fun as flying passenger seems, in the terms of like the whole airport experience and stuff. (I'm no a pilot so I wouldn't know if passenger is fun either, I'm just talking about the excitement and fun you have when regularly traveling)

jackcarls0n 04-18-2014 08:04 PM

Does flying cargo and the excitement
 
the good thing about cargo is they dont complain.

ClarenceOver 04-18-2014 08:33 PM

The bad thing about airlines is the whining doesn't stop after the engines shut down.

Packrat 04-18-2014 09:08 PM

If I had to do it all over again, I would have gone to the UPS interview instead of taking a job at a passenger airline. Flying Part 121 cargo is the best gig in aviation.

80ktsClamp 04-18-2014 11:39 PM

It depends on the person. I'd probably be happy at either since much of my enjoyment comes from flying the plane. I've played guitar/bass and have run sound for rather large audiences for many years, so crowd interaction isn't an issue. As a result, a well executed flight with a pile of people witnessing brings another level of enjoyment (as well as dealing with a mob of inconvenienced people effectively).

To each their own!

Ekupilot 04-19-2014 02:51 AM

Does flying cargo and the excitement
 
Cargo doesn't complain. Cargo doesn't get scared. Cargo doesn't mind a 6000' per minute decent. Cargo doesn't take the long way around a storm. Cargo doesn't mind a bumpy ride.

redeyed 04-19-2014 04:00 AM

Cargo doesn't require F/A's, which takes us back to Ekupilot's first point.

RedeyeAV8r 04-19-2014 04:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redeyed (Post 1626006)
Cargo doesn't require F/A's, which takes us back to Ekupilot's first point.

Cargo doesn't whine or require F/A's, but it flies through the wee hours night after night after night, month after month after month.

There is no perfect world, unless you win the power ball and have a good Pre-nupt. ;)

742Dash 04-19-2014 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Calif Eagle (Post 1625867)
Is flying cargo just as fun as flying passenger seems, in the terms of like the whole airport experience and stuff. (I'm no a pilot so I wouldn't know if passenger is fun either, I'm just talking about the excitement and fun you have when regularly traveling)

There are airlines that do both. And at such operations the common term for passenger flying is "cargo appreciation flight/trip".

FlyAstarJets 04-20-2014 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedeyeAV8r (Post 1626014)
Cargo doesn't whine or require F/A's, but it flies through the wee hours night after night after night, month after month after month.

There is no perfect world, unless you win the power ball and have a good Pre-nupt.

This

For me though, night freight was the perfect choice. :D I just got into the wrong employers line.:mad: Twice. :mad:


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