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Freight Dogs Finally a forum for those midnight prowler types who utilise the unglamorous parts of airports that many of us never get to see. Freight Dogs is for pilots and crew who operate mostly without SLF.


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Old 15th Nov 2012, 18:14   #21 (permalink)
 
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Um...excuse me...but how do spell VNAV?
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Old 15th Nov 2012, 19:39   #22 (permalink)
 
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That would be that magic button on the MCP that we're all afraid to touch... After all, we're all still so amazed at how well V/S works on the "fancy new B744F" (compared to the B742 where what you did with the V/S wheel and what the airplane actually did were only vaguely related)
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Old 15th Nov 2012, 21:36   #23 (permalink)
 
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Horse p!ss mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm the smell of money ;-)
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Old 16th Nov 2012, 04:35   #24 (permalink)
 
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If you have ever stuck a plastic spoon in a door seal to have a smoke.
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Old 16th Nov 2012, 21:37   #25 (permalink)
 
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To grounded27.....never smoked mate but in a previous life as an A&P amongst other things used to see the brown crap 'round door seals and especially outflow valves in the days when smoking was allowed on pax 'planes, is tar or what ever from smoking
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Old 19th Nov 2012, 15:00   #26 (permalink)
 
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The crew transport is the back of the mechanics van.

A company uniform doesnt excist, just throw together a white shirt and some stripes.

That white shirt is black with grease within 2 days.

You've realised you never worn those aviators sunglasses you've bought last christmas.

You say, wow the visiblity is pretty good with the moon out.

Begging the girl of the starbucks to give you crew discount.

The girl of starbucks not believing you're crew cause she has never heard of the company name that's on your badge.

You're carying 2 bags with you, 1 for some clothes and 1 for microwave food, a sixpack of beer and all the fruit you stole from the breakfast.

Your parking position is so far away it isn't shown on the jeppesen plates.


I can go on for hours like this!

Sad thing is; It's all true...
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Old 19th Nov 2012, 15:31   #27 (permalink)
 
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You wonder why people keep buying machines from Fabrique Nationale. They're obviously not much good, buy what the hey, you're being paid to keep flying those emergency spare part shipments...
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Old 14th Dec 2012, 21:02   #28 (permalink)
 
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Not Nightowl, When did you work for Emerald??


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Old 15th Dec 2012, 08:50   #29 (permalink)
 
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You still use hand signals when calling V speeds, Flap position, Gear Up and Gear Down.
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Old 15th Dec 2012, 09:21   #30 (permalink)
 
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Guilty as charged.

Oh Pithblot, best one yet, for me anyway.
I'm in the B744 now and still can't stop
The hand signals sneaking out now and
Again (all the time!)
As an aside, I did have one of our
Younger FOs, up and coming from an ERJ,
Say that that was a good idea if I wanted
Something done whilst he was on the radio!

Maybe it's time is coming round again?
Oh the circle of aviation life :-)
What's next? Looking outside and doing
Visual approaches?
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Old 15th Dec 2012, 13:20   #31 (permalink)
 
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Being desperate enough to drink Starbuck's "coffee".
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Old 15th Dec 2012, 13:53   #32 (permalink)
 
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Glad that brought a smile to your face atlast. Old habits die hard and visual approaches are still fun!

You know your a freight dog if:

+ the GPS data base expired in 2001 and you are annoyed that the KR86 has finally stopped "pointing to the station", but pleasantly surprised that you are still flexible enough to reach over the co-pilots head and tune to the null on the old set!

+ you have to set Indices or adjust anything in the Hydraulic System before engaging the Auto Pilot.

+ You enjoy flying with your arm out the window.

+ you wish you paid more attention when the older captains were talking about
Star Shots and Pressure Pattern Flying.

+ while doing the preflight you realise that uneasy feeling is because you aren't carrying a torch.

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Old 15th Dec 2012, 17:01   #33 (permalink)
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+ the GPS data base expired in 2001
…of your car of course, which is the only vehicle you are using, equipt with a GPS.
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Old 15th Dec 2012, 19:29   #34 (permalink)
 
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When you go to braekfast in a hotel in Ireland and the waiter says "Will you be having a Guinness with your breakfast?" Or just brings it without asking (Cork).

When you check out the receptionist says "You forgot the soap and shampoo from the bathroom".
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Old 16th Dec 2012, 18:17   #35 (permalink)
 
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You're completely unconcerned about the Autopilot or F/D dropping out but fear strikes your heart if the coffee machine goes U/S
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Old 16th Dec 2012, 22:18   #36 (permalink)
 
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Freight Dog

You have convinced yourself that the couches in the Leipzig hub are actually very comfortable to sleep on .
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Old 17th Dec 2012, 05:11   #37 (permalink)
 
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You have a least three pilot shirts in hotel laundries around the world.
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Old 17th Dec 2012, 06:55   #38 (permalink)
 
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The crew room TV is showing German hardcore porn as standard.
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Old 17th Dec 2012, 14:44   #39 (permalink)
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You show up the work early and a Gulfstream V pilot asks you to fuel the plane and put his bags in the back.
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Old 4th Jan 2013, 00:29   #40 (permalink)
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You never thought autothrust switches could be operational.

You can be sound asleep within 60 seconds of sitting in any padded chair.

The hour of the day has absolutely nothing to do with when you go to sleep or wake up.

You don't bother looking at your schedule as every month is a single 17 day trip and your schedule will be out the window on day 2.
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