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Longest on-type pilots?

Old 7th Aug 2015, 22:42
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Longest on-type pilots?

On a lighter note, I was wondering (yeah, the pollution has got to me) who might be the longest continuous serving on-type pilots.

In other words, who has spent the longest, un-broken, time on their type in CX. I think the 330 was delivered in early 95 (late 94?), and the -400 was before that. I guess starting on the -400 and doing your command on the -200, and then going back to the -400 would count.
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Old 7th Aug 2015, 23:37
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Huh? Who cares? Get life Maverick! You're hauling rubber dogshit out of Hong Kong. Does it really matter who's been at it the longest? Do we get a reward for being most pathetic?

If you ever actually caught a 4 wire, that is as good as it is ever going to get for you. These CX gold wings are not nearly as impressive as those Navy wings. I sure hope you aren't actually ex-US Navy. You're making us all look bad.
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Old 7th Aug 2015, 23:44
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MFL did a long time on the 747 but there are others………BTW there are many who started on the 747-200 in the 80's and have never flown an Airbus - some never the 777 but they have long gone.
Maybe - who has done the longest on a generic type - i.e. Boeing.
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Old 8th Aug 2015, 00:32
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You've got pacific barons in QF who started on the 200 in the 70s and are 400ER captains never having flown any other jet but the 747, and done anything but longhaul.

I'd say they probably have the record.
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Old 8th Aug 2015, 01:37
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Yes there are a few that have been on the 400 since it arrived in 1989.

Others that have been Airbus since 1996.
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Old 8th Aug 2015, 04:58
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One of the -400 dinosaurs recently retired and was given some momento by Boeing for being the first pilot to have flown the "747" continuously for over 30 years.

If I go to 65 then I should achieve 30 years on the 777.

That's depressing...
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Old 8th Aug 2015, 05:12
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There's an Airbus guy who joined at 20, he's looking at 45 years, think he's nearing 20 currently.

What a depressing career that we can't/don't move around from company to company for a change of lifestyle.
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Old 8th Aug 2015, 12:45
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Yeah how dare you have some sort of job stability unlike 99% of other careers....
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Old 8th Aug 2015, 13:30
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Yeah how dare you have some sort of job stability unlike 99% of other careers....
Oh you're the guy that loves working G days and seeing his "career" constantly attacked
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 00:19
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No not at all but I do try and keep it real.....
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 23:10
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The koru relatively recently lost the last of their guys who joined aged 17 flying for TEAL on the flying boats, then DC-6, DC-8, 747, 744.
Not a single logbook entry that wasn't in a 4 engine aeroplane.
Now that's a career.
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Old 11th Aug 2015, 11:11
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On the other side of the field, I know of a pilot who flew Gulfstrams for 40 years, he flew the G1,2,3,4, 450,5 and 550.
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Old 11th Aug 2015, 16:34
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I can think of nothing worse than spending 30 years flying the same airplane. Your brain will rot. Actually, 30 years of flying airliners is in itself a sentence. I can't wait for the day to actually fly an airplane again. If you have to spend 11 to 15 hours flying straight and level, you might as well learn how to do it in a different airplane.
Maybe that's just me. You do know this job is killing us and it's not getting better.
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 23:53
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So true, quite dull but with the ability to do you in at a moments inattention!
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