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Old 26th May 2010, 14:27   #19 (permalink)
Centaurus
 
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Other than that, flying a jet is more like thinking 50 miles ahead...and in my case..behing 20 miles behind
Reminds me of many years ago on the 737-200. One of our first officers straight off Piper Chieftains was undergoing the 737 course at the Boeing Seattle flight simulator. The Boeing instructor was well known for his sarcastic heavy handed instructional technique and terrified some pilots doing the course.

Barry was the first name of the first officer being "trained" or brutalised by "Joe" the Boeing sim instructor. After a particularly harrowing session, Joe said to the first officer: "Barry - one thing is for sure and that is you will never kill yourself flying a 737. And do you know why? Because when that mother-f****er crashes you will so far behind that aircraft you will never catch up with it".
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