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Old 27th Aug 2013, 10:24
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Flight bags - what the ??

Just a general question - what is the weight of your flight bag ?

Including all maps, charts, electronics, headset etc ........
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Old 27th Aug 2013, 10:28
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I carry my licence and an IPAD, so about 1.5kg would be my guess.
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Old 27th Aug 2013, 10:34
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Flight bags - what the ??

I can tip the scales in my favour, license and ipad, wait for it, mini, ta dah! Unfortunately, the pilot is no light weight
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10 killograms.
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Old 27th Aug 2013, 11:37
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Mine is coming in at 14 kg
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Yep, 14kg also.

Everything I'm required to carry, about 2kg of what I actually need!
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Old 27th Aug 2013, 12:44
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With all the required books/charts its about 10kg.
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Old 27th Aug 2013, 12:48
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Wow.14kg! My overnight bag on a three day trip is 8kg.
Flight bag...no idea, probably the same.
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Flight bags - what the ??

Passport, license, iPad, hi-vis and carbon fibre sunglasses. 2kg at the most.
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Old 27th Aug 2013, 21:56
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To all the people reporting light weights for flight bags are you carrying all required documentation / maps and approach plates with you ?
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If the company is approved to use EFB's or the aircraft has its own library, then yes.
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Old 27th Aug 2013, 22:35
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In the past, 10+ KG, and many many bags.

Used to pass all the bags up a skinny ladder with a human chain. Lifted in a lifting/twisting motion.

Once had a chiropractor come in and tell us that was the worst possible way to carry bags. Still doing it I believe.

Now: about 15 approach plates printed from AsA website, an A5 map and a blank piece of paper to write on. (Go GA!).
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I used to complain about the amount of paper I had to carry with JEPPS, OPS manual etc. Now I complain about the amount of electronics with my IPAD, company IPAD, laptop etc.

You just can't win.
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"carbon fibre sunglasses" - you douche
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Haha ^^
AIP, ERSA, kneeboards, headset, flight computer and the numer one item, drink bottle!
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We have to carry all of the jeps for some stupid reason, which weights no less than 1000kg, from my estimation. if we didn't have them, then it would be probably 2 kg with ipad and license and vis vest etc
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If you're Qlink crew you're not required to carry all the Jepps.

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Seems strange to me not to have a high viz vest in the aircraft that everyone shares. Is it common to carry your own?
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Seems strange to me not to have a high viz vest in the aircraft that everyone shares. Is it common to carry your own?
At Qlink everyone (pilots and CC) each have their own viz vest. I'd be guessing similar for other regionals.

The reason being is that we're almost always accessing the a/c via the tarmac.

In any case, the weight is SFA.

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It's got me tossed why pax can amble out along the walkway to aircraft on stand-off bays to board, not wearing high viz vests, and in some locales leave the walk way to take a bunch of photos but Tech & Cabin Crew have to wear a high viz vest to walk the same route minus the meandering for photos!
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