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Old 07-06-2011, 10:58 AM
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What a Jack ***!!! That article is seething with arrogance. "I'm a Senator, I did nothing wrong, I agreed to more training, even though I did nothing wrong". Blah blah blah...

"I was never fully appreciative of the feeling of desperation until it happened to me," he said.

Yeah right, and I'm Betty Crocker. I can whip up a home cooked meal in under 5 minutes.

I wonder how difficult HIS 709 ride was.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:16 AM
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Sometimes the comments are funny:

"Now how did that last radio call go, oh yea “Port Isabel traffic; twin-Cessna 549, short final runway X, Port Isabel”"
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by NoBeta
"I was never fully appreciative of the feeling of desperation until it happened to me," he said.
Hey Senator Douchebag - welcome to our world.

Thanks for trying to scuttle the new flight and duty time limits to curry favor for $$$ from the dirtbag ACMI operator in your district. "We the people" feel more than a little desperate thanks to pompous a-holes like you in Washington.

(Although I do think the concept of some legislation to actually give us some rights in an administrative action is a good thing, the incident that prompted it is beyond the pale)
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:45 AM
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I hope the bill of rights passes. All of its points are valid. Especially the redesign of the NOTAM "system". On one of my typical flights from the east coast to asia, there are no less than 15 pages of NOTAMS written in hyeroglyphics that Egyptologists could not decipher. They are written to minimize comprehension and maximize pilot blame.

This will be a good law if passed, but offered up by a legislator who should not be flying airplanes.

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Carl Spackler
I hope the bill of rights passes. All of its points are valid. Especially the redesign of the NOTAM "system". On one of my typical flights from the east coast to asia, there are no less than 15 pages of NOTAMS written in hyeroglyphics that Egyptologists could not decipher. They are written to minimize comprehension and maximize pilot blame.

This will be a good law if passed, but offered up by a legislator who should not be flying airplanes.

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All true... and its even better on international flights where you see the "WE DONT KNOW IF THIS IS ACCURATE OR NOT" after every ICAO notam.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Carl Spackler
I hope the bill of rights passes. All of its points are valid. Especially the redesign of the NOTAM "system". On one of my typical flights from the east coast to asia, there are no less than 15 pages of NOTAMS written in hyeroglyphics that Egyptologists could not decipher. They are written to minimize comprehension and maximize pilot blame.

This will be a good law if passed, but offered up by a legislator who should not be flying airplanes.

Carl
I agree, but what is right, not who is right. We need something like this. The current law judge rubber stamp kangaroo court pilots are always guilty of something because it was either burried in the NOTAMS or AH-HA! someone said nice sunset at 9999 feet, etc. modus needs reform.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by USMCFLYR
I'm still on probation
Once I'm assured of a job - I'll rock the boat for sure!
I'm already pushing the boundaries by sending in change notices to our long standing manuals

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Don't rock the boat too much or you may end up monitoring the NDB at PATQ!
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