Freight DogsFinally 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.
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)
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
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?
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.