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Old 13th May 2005, 10:37   #41 (permalink)
 
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What about brown wings.... do they count??
Depends how scared you were, I suppose

....now if anyone mentions red wings ..........
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Old 13th May 2005, 10:37   #42 (permalink)
 
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I'm with 7gcbc. This stuff is great.

tinpis mentioned in despatches for imaginative use of icon....

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Old 13th May 2005, 10:46   #43 (permalink)
 
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..........Captain Currawong?

So Currwong, flying a turbine you'd have 4 bars?
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Old 13th May 2005, 13:00   #44 (permalink)
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I confess , It was indeed Tinpis who prompted the 5 stars, just could not go past that one

The Ferry "bars" are indeed nice, and besides those guys (at least the smallgreen and yellow inner harbour cats - Supply, Alexander, Golden Grove, Lil'Jonnie ) have some great rudder controls, almost like a u-boat, still I digress, back on topic...........
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Old 13th May 2005, 13:32   #45 (permalink)
 
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Transition Layer,

Most people can walk.
Most people can talk.
Most people can ride a bike.
Most people can drive a car.
Most people can read & write, to a degree.

But most people can't fly.

Without suggesting I'm "better" than any "normal" person (whatever that's supposed to mean), I am proud of what I do for a living, regardless.

Whether that makes me better than anyone is up to the individual reading this, but I DO feel a LOT better than other people of my age group smoking dope, stealing from others trying to scratch a living, painting graffiti on bus stops and such, just as you should if you're amongst the good breed of society.

Not a stab, just my thoughts.

520.
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Old 14th May 2005, 02:08   #46 (permalink)
 
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Mr Gwan B Yirheid CPL/MEIR


Me Good morning Im your pilot today

Punter Do you want to be a commercial pilot some day

Me - I am a commercial Pilot

Punter Are you?

Me Look I have a licence to prove it (show punter NZ Commercial Pilot Licence)

Punter Phah hah hah haa. Youre funny, did you make that at home on your computer and get it laminated yourself!!!

Me This little piece of plastic cost me $60,000

Punter Is that right but it doesnt matter because pilots get paid lots of money anyway.

Me - (big sigh!!!)

Punter So do you want to be a proper commercial pilot and fly for an airline?

Me Ill just pop you into the back seat of the C207 its the best seat in the plane. Oh and heres some extra air sick bags just in case you need them!!


Solicitors have nice offices to show their status, doctors have a stethoscope and a flash car to show their status, architects have flash houses to show their status.

Ive got a crap piece of plastic, a scabby over night bag with 2minute noodles in it, a car that was built the same year I was born, and. Ive got three gold bars on each shoulder. A lot of blood, sweat, tears, stress, money and f*@ked up relationships have gone in to getting me where I am today and the gold bars are the only things that give Me any indication Ive made it. I really dont care what anybody else thinks. I think Ive made it because Im being paid to fly with gold stripes. Yeeehaaaa!!!

Small Things!!!

GBY


PS - Is your red wings similar to the "Dolmio Grin"

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Old 14th May 2005, 04:17   #47 (permalink)
 
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Continental-520,

I probably should have been more specific in what I was poking fun at, which was the comment:

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a sense that you are better than normal people
Mmm...

Anyway, I agree with what you are saying, but the arrogance seeping out of Kornholeo's post was a little sickening (that is assuming it wasn't a wind-up, which you can never discount on PPRuNe!)

Speaking of wind-ups, drshmoo your continued efforts to gee me up have not gone unnoticed...keep up the good work buddy. Please call me next time we might cross paths so I can ensure I have my sunnies on to combat the golden glare that will no doubt be beaming out of the cockpit of the chieftain (hopefully the LHS for a change!). If I recall correctly, even the name tag was gold plated!!!! Love your work!

TL

P.S. I have also thoroughly enjoyed this thread.
P.P.S. Gwan B Yirheid - I copped exactly the same treatment from a charter pax yesterday, in addition to his greeting of "Great, i'm being flown by a kid, I hope you know the way". What a tosser.
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Old 14th May 2005, 06:24   #48 (permalink)
 
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Thumbs up .......Call me Captain

Transition layer, keep up the clearosil and in a couple of years when your voice brakes your face will heal up.

Gwen B and all your friends, how does it make you superior by wearing some sh!t on your shoulder? The punters might put crap on you but without them you wouldn't have a job (or whatever you call paying to work).

Next thing you wankers will want to be called "Captain", you now have as many Taxi drivers as you do pilots but their on more money.
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Old 14th May 2005, 11:04   #49 (permalink)
 
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Exclamation

A heck of a long time ago when I gained my CPL (now 20 yrs) I was told most forcefully by my Instructor who later owned a SA regional airline,
'If ever you fly any aircraft I own with fare paying passengers you WILL (emphasis intended) look like a professional pilot, and that means collar and tie, wings on your shirt and the appropriate epaulettes!'
'Nuff said.

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Old 14th May 2005, 11:42   #50 (permalink)
 
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..........Captain Pinky?

So Pinky, you fly in Nomex now? you wear fire resistant gear under your nomex suit? you wear nomex gloves? a professional aerial applicator would. There is a difference between taking a job seriously and just doing what your told. I think bars on nomex overalls might be a bit much.

Some of these kids trained now are wearing all the gear before they even get a commercial, it's sort of miltiary training without the military.

Airline stuff, yes it looks the part but that has no relevance on flying 152's and 182's. Neat and tidy agreed. You can be professional without being done up like an African dictator, I think flying a 182 with bars, badges and wings would be unprofessional.

Thinking about it my last post was maybe a bit wide of the mark.

If taxi drivers and bus drivers wear epaulettes with bars all over them well pilots are at least as good as them right?
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Old 14th May 2005, 15:46   #51 (permalink)
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Wings / wa#ker bars / stripes blaahh blaahh blaahh

some say this some say that.

bars bars bars .. doesn't make you a better pilot!

some punters may think so but give them a good flight and they'll remember who you and your company are , not the amount of stripes on your shoulders .

Give them a bad flight and they'll remember who you are and definately remember the company you fly for .. not the amount of gold on you shoulders!


Gwan B Yirheid ... don't like what your doing/don't feel appreciated then do something else! we have all had the same old comment... you old enough to fly?... when you going be a real pilot? , are you going to get your commercial soon? etc etc
take it on the chin knowing you are a professional at what you do and you will move onto bigger and better things in the future.

live the dream
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Old 14th May 2005, 21:11   #52 (permalink)
 
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Unhappy Outranked at the Cab rank!!!

At out airline it's:

2 Bars - First Officer
3 Bars - Senior First Officer
4 Bars - Captain

Funny thing is, I jump into the cab at a destination and the cab driver outranked me! He had 4 stripes!!! Dammit...
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Old 14th May 2005, 21:46   #53 (permalink)
 
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Super Cecil, you got me all wrong mate, I don't feel superior in any way - some days when I'm flying over glaciers and beautiful mountains on a clear still day I feel totally humbled that I get to do what I do and get paid for it. There is no better feeling than seeing a customer's face when they get to see what I see every day. I also love it when they think Ive only been doing it for a short while not because my flying is crap but because Im still full of enthusiasm for it all, they think we should be bored of it after three years!!!

Am I old enough to fly?? Well my spotty face is 37 next week if thats any indication and the funny thing is I drive taxis in my spare time to make ends meet. The fact is half the pilots in the town I work either drive taxis or buses to make ends meet.

If you want something to have a go at I reckon its these flying schools that make their students and instructors wear stripes. The jumped up little brats already think theyre gods gift, and to then but bars on their shoulders just makes me laugh. One stripe for PPLs, two stripes for CPLs, Three stripes for instructors and the CFI who hasnt done an ATO in his life has four.

Oh yeah and the first thing we all do as soon as weve parked the plane up for the night is remove the above mentioned braid from our shoulders, stuff the tie in our pocket and extract a cold stubbie from the fridge.

Cheers

GBY
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Old 14th May 2005, 22:34   #54 (permalink)
 
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Come on Cecil, we can't all look like "Roger Ramjet"

Ties are a safety hazard.

Tee Hee.
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Old 15th May 2005, 02:21   #55 (permalink)
 
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What about Unisa! They wear their ****** bars to uni. the uni pub, the library and every where else.
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Old 15th May 2005, 07:39   #56 (permalink)
 
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a professional aerial applicator...
Have'nt a clue as to what you're on about!
These days I'm a full time fruit picker! And have never been involved in ag work.

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Old 15th May 2005, 08:23   #57 (permalink)
 
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Old 15th May 2005, 11:31   #58 (permalink)
 
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...........That's Captain Rodger Ramjet to you sonny

Pinky, in a couple of your previous posts with your line of comment I assumed you were in the game. Anyhoo a professional fruit picker would wear a hat, sunscreen..............

Currawong, some do look like Rodger Ramjet. If blokes want to wear that stuff it's up to them, the days of putting sh!t on somebody for wearing that sort of gear are over hopefully. I think everyone wears helmets these days, the last bloke I saw without one must be 10 years ago. Overalls for AG work are practical and if their nomex all the better.
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Old 15th May 2005, 23:50   #59 (permalink)
 
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Transition layer, keep up the clearosil and in a couple of years when your voice brakes your face will heal up
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you now have as many Taxi drivers as you do pilots but their on more money

Kep up tha emacoolat gramer adn speling and in a cuple off yeers yoo mite parse a yeer 1 inglish test

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Old 16th May 2005, 10:40   #60 (permalink)
 
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Hey Cecil - I do look like Roger Ramjet at work, but without the big shoulders and dimpled chin.

I'm thinking some squigley gold bars and a nomex codpiece might top it off, you know, to impress the punters and the regulator...
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