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Old 9th Mar 2011, 11:15
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You might be a freight dog if…

You have not done a daylight landing in the past six months
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Old 10th Mar 2011, 06:30
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Bullshit, real FREIGHTDOGS take off at night and land in the morning mostly. Freight pushes the operating limitations of aircraft more than most airlines, need the cool dense air to maximize the load.

You might be a freightdawg if fuel is dripping out of your wings as you taxi out!
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If you were a Freight Dog flying the Belfast fuel would drip (or pour!) out of the wings most of the time......
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You WERE a Freight Dog when you were sent to Singapore for 10 days and returned home after 6 weeks!!! (Family not even informed.....)
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All the other airlines hold to see if you get in.
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YOU MIGHT BE A FREIGHT DOG IF…


- Your aeroplane was getting old when you were born
- You have not done a daylight landing in the past six months
- ATC advises you of smoother air at a different flight level, but you don’t care
- When you taxi up to the FBO they roll out the red carpet, but quickly take it back when they recognize you
- You call the hotel taxi to pick you up, and they don’t understand were you are on the airport
- ATC asks you to “keep the chickens down” so they can hear you talk
- Your aeroplane has more than 75,000 cycles
- Your company call sign is “Oil Can”
- The lady in the terminal locks up the popcorn machine because you plan on “making a meal of it”
- Your aeroplane has more than eight faded logos on it
- You wear the same shirt for a week, and no one complains
- ATC mispronounces your callsign more than three times in one flight
- Your OPS manager mysteriously increases your max take-off weight during the peak season
- You mark every ramp with engine oil
- Everything you own is in your flight bag and suitcase
- You lost your sunglasses a year ago, and haven’t bothered looking for them
- Your aircraft’s cabin is never too cold or too warm, always just right
- You never have to explain to anyone why there is a delay
- You’re the one with the wrinkled shirt because it doubles as your pijamas
- You’re the only one flying against the flow over the North Atlantic
- You have shirts in the laundry on three continents
- Your frequent flyer miles exceed your salary every year
- You can convert Euros to Dollars, Pounds and Yen in your head
- Your dog barks at you when you come home
- 6000 ft, 4nm finals don’t bother you
- You are cleared direct everywhere
- Your first altitude restriction on departure is FL250
- You start to wonder what’s wrong with ATC if you don’t have your landing clearance 50nm from the runway
- The first runway condition report of the day is given by: you
- You have never disembarked from your aircraft onto a airbridge
- You get annoyed if you’re No.2 in traffic
- You haven’t done a hold for so long you can’t remember how it’s done
- When Maverick and Goose get threatened with being thrown out of the Navy to fly “a cargo plane full of rubber dogshits outta Hong Kong!” you think: “that’s cool!”
- You have to wake up the Customs & Immigration agents at your destination
- You check into your hotel, and reception asks where the rest of the crew is
- You pick up every VOLMET en route, just to hear someone talk on the radio
- You get out of the cargo business, then realise it’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made

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FougaMagister...great list...but you missed one !!

You fall asleep on finals with a black coffee still in your hand, but dont spill a drop as you hit the deck !
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- You get out of the cargo business, then realise it’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made
Especially liked that one!
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Yep; I can relate to that one!
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You'd rather rest on the plane all day with 3 day old catering instead of that 'dump' hotel thats always under renovation and 'do not disturb' is translated as 'needs company'
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Great thread and nice list fougamagister.
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 23:39
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When you finally do get home you dial 9 for an outside line!
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Grrr

When you get home and still carry food to your bedroom and even try to warm it with an iron box
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Wink

You are a freight dog when...
- The last pallet and the loading is finishing in five minutes, and four hours latter you are still nail to the ground.
- You arrive to the destination before (time wise) you departed.
- Your normal duty time is sixteen hours.
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If you purchased a 1TB external hard drive just to store your porn......you're a feight dog
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All the other airlines hold to see if you get in.

Good one, should go in the books.

You guys are too funny, good thing we can still joke about it.
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You might be a freight dog if…

You are a Fish Head on Final ...
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Old 12th Mar 2011, 22:38
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if you're on the W ramp in Kandahar looking at the rocket ball comin down just 50 meters in front of you
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Old 12th Mar 2011, 23:43
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You don't need the runway surface condition at destination because...
The only airport snow plow is broken and you are carrying its spare part


(Twin Otter, Nunavit in winter)
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You wash your clothes in the hotel tub with hand soap, but can only dry it on the next turn around, hanging from a strap, as it's usually longer than your hotel stay.
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