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Old 07-09-2015, 12:03 PM   #211  
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With over 3300 ocean crossings to and from Hawaii in every type of airplane that flies there, I must say I feel more safe and comfortable in a B737NG than those POS tired UAL B747-400, B-777 cattle cars, and B757 beer cans that have a problem getting off the f'ing gate. A working entertainment system sure is nice on a 5 hour flight.
3300 X 10 hours round trip (assuming West coast) is 33,000 hours flying to Hawaii alone. Plus all the Atlantic crossings. How many hours can a person fly in a 35 year career?
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:38 PM   #212  
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Mainland to HI is one of the longest ETOPS segments on the planet.
Which is one reason using the guppy is such a joke
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Old 07-09-2015, 03:13 PM   #213  
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My opinion is a "nonsense rant"? Wow! Do you ever read your own posts?

Half of my "crossings" were from down under or Asia. And, I think most of us pilots that actually fly those routes consider them crossings. I didn't bother adding the 600 plus North Atlantic "crossings" in the last 30 years. Not once did I land in Goose and pi$$ off 200 customers because of an old POS B767-300 started shacking. Really?

Rant over.

Your milage may vary.
Good thing we have those new 767-400s in the fleet then. They never shack up or whatever....

Incident: Delta B764 over Labrador Sea on Nov 8th 2013, engine shut down in flight

United Airlines emergency: Recap of updates as passenger plane returns to Heathrow after circling English Channel - Mirror Online
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Old 07-09-2015, 03:28 PM   #214  
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How many hours can a person fly in a 35 year career?
Ask Clay Lacy.
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:37 PM   #215  
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Ask Clay Lacy.
Only the Bible knows.
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Old 07-09-2015, 06:09 PM   #216  
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Only the Bible knows.
Seriously dude? Happy hour is over now go to bed!
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Old 07-09-2015, 06:23 PM   #217  
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Seriously dude? Happy hour is over now go to bed!
Ahhh. You don't know the story behind the Clay Lacy Bible reference do you?
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Old 07-09-2015, 06:56 PM   #218  
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Ahhh. You don't know the story behind the Clay Lacy Bible reference do you?
LOL, apparently not, do tell. It sounds intriguing lol.
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Old 07-09-2015, 06:58 PM   #219  
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Ahhh. You don't know the story behind the Clay Lacy Bible reference do you?

This story goes way back. There sure are a lot of current guys who never left when they said they would at 60
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:26 PM   #220  
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LOL, apparently not, do tell. It sounds intriguing lol.
Upon nearing age 60 (around 1990), he "discovered" an old family Bible that had his "true" birth certificate inside it. According to it, he was a couple of years younger than he had always thought. Incredibly, he managed to use it to extend his career at UAL a couple more years and feed at the trough (retiring #1 on the 747) that much longer. That's the story. The particulars I don't know, but it did happen.
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