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12th Apr 2021, 04:52
Replies: 34
Views: 12,564
Posted By Caboclo

Politics aside, how many routes are really...

Politics aside, how many routes are really affected? Are there that many RJs doing 20 minute hops or is this much ado about nothing?
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Mar 2021, 01:26
Replies: 46
Views: 9,184
Posted By Caboclo

Slightly off topic, do any of you folks feel that...

Slightly off topic, do any of you folks feel that the automation in modern jets is so complex as to be a hindrance, rather than a help? I fly a DC-9 myself; my automation is anything but complex,...
22nd Feb 2021, 14:14
Replies: 84
Views: 38,518
Posted By Caboclo

correct me if I’m wrong, but Airbus got burned on...

correct me if I’m wrong, but Airbus got burned on both the 340 and 380. They are probably not in much better shape than Boeing. Embraer might be the better long term bet, possibly with a lot of...
22nd Feb 2021, 13:32
Replies: 4
Views: 2,354
Posted By Caboclo

Do those have gust locks on the yoke?

Do those have gust locks on the yoke?
12th Jan 2021, 23:15
Replies: 44
Views: 20,569
Posted By Caboclo

I rather like the paint scheme. I wonder if I...

I rather like the paint scheme. I wonder if I should apply for the newly opened position?

Apparently mocking journalistic standards today is too easy to even bother with anymore.
6th Apr 2020, 14:50
Replies: 98
Views: 31,285
Posted By Caboclo

My flight school required a flight into KDFW...

My flight school required a flight into KDFW during the commercial syllabus, and that was in normal times. Atc hated us, but they were required let us in.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jan 2020, 22:07
Replies: 756
Views: 873,631
Posted By Caboclo

Are these aircraft equipped with EGPWS?

Are these aircraft equipped with EGPWS?
25th Jan 2020, 16:10
Replies: 24
Views: 14,412
Posted By Caboclo

Hmm, I’m currently flying 50 year old planes with...

Hmm, I’m currently flying 50 year old planes with 70,000 hours. :eek:
3rd Jan 2020, 01:01
Replies: 23
Views: 11,275
Posted By Caboclo

Does anyone understand why the C Series wrecked...

Does anyone understand why the C Series wrecked Bombardier? They already had a series of successful airliners under their belt. Does the C incorporate a lot of new, untested tech?
28th Dec 2019, 03:16
Replies: 143
Views: 104,847
Posted By Caboclo

US DC-9 car parts hauler. 3rd year FO, upgraded...

US DC-9 car parts hauler. 3rd year FO, upgraded to captain in October. $119k gross. Probably around 300 hours for the year. Average 5 nights away from home per month. Had Christmas and New Years...
10th Oct 2019, 18:54
Replies: 80
Views: 45,936
Posted By Caboclo

Everyone acknowledges in principle that...

Everyone acknowledges in principle that automation dependency is a bad thing, but almost all of my captains look at me funny when I ask to handfly all the way to altitude. The senior is instructor...
11th Sep 2019, 19:58
Replies: 43
Views: 44,813
Posted By Caboclo

I work in the car parts air transport business...

I work in the car parts air transport business myself, and have frequently seen this aircraft in Laredo. Cargo flying lends itself to older airplanes because new ones are so expensive. Unless your...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Aug 2019, 18:02
Replies: 20
Views: 10,613
Posted By Caboclo

You see them a lot on high end biz jets.

You see them a lot on high end biz jets.
Forum: Tech Log
28th Aug 2018, 01:40
Replies: 64
Views: 13,131
Posted By Caboclo

Thanks for all the info. As I suspected, there...

Thanks for all the info. As I suspected, there is no single right answer. I asked the question because there was an incident recently at my airline where a new FO dropped a wing farther than the...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Aug 2018, 01:16
Replies: 64
Views: 13,131
Posted By Caboclo

Cross Wind T/O and Landings

What is the cross wind technique currently being taught for narrow body airliners? Dip a wing, or just tap the rudder? Or just land in the crab? I've heard conflicting opinions from various...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Mar 2016, 20:51
Replies: 28
Views: 7,199
Posted By Caboclo

In the movies, prison guards always carry guns. ...

In the movies, prison guards always carry guns. Is that not true in real life?
13th Feb 2016, 02:07
Replies: 18
Views: 11,358
Posted By Caboclo

That's the procedure to get the plane back in the...

That's the procedure to get the plane back in the air after an overweight landing?
25th Dec 2015, 21:26
Replies: 4
Views: 5,008
Posted By Caboclo

Apparently they are in good company. Even Air...

Apparently they are in good company. Even Air France doesn't pay French taxes.
Forum: Middle East
25th Oct 2015, 06:59
Replies: 24
Views: 12,040
Posted By Caboclo

I thought it was customary to seize a suspect's...

I thought it was customary to seize a suspect's passport in such circumstances? Chicago PD goofed up there.
14th Oct 2015, 04:58
Replies: 35
Views: 26,161
Posted By Caboclo

Whatever previous mistakes were made, it seems...

Whatever previous mistakes were made, it seems they pulled off a nice controlled crash.
12th Oct 2015, 07:01
Replies: 6
Views: 3,111
Posted By Caboclo

I used to fly into Cody, Wyoming, USA on a daily...

I used to fly into Cody, Wyoming, USA on a daily basis. They had a bit of a seagull problem there, despite being 1000 miles from the nearest sea. Anyway, the airport manager was known to wander...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Sep 2015, 08:07
Replies: 23
Views: 12,315
Posted By Caboclo

Regardless of type, I was always taught to keep...

Regardless of type, I was always taught to keep my hand on the gear handle until I got 3 green, just as a habit to prevent that loud scraping sound. I was also always taught to only actuate one item...
9th Aug 2015, 08:45
Replies: 6
Views: 4,763
Posted By Caboclo

I recall a wet start when I was quite young;...

I recall a wet start when I was quite young; probably a 707. "Hey Dad, is it supposed to do that?"
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2015, 00:13
Replies: 21
Views: 9,213
Posted By Caboclo

Never flown one, but I have actually seen one in...

Never flown one, but I have actually seen one in person. Refuelled a logger in Wyoming a few years ago, and watched him start up and fly away afterwards. While he was sitting on the ground with...
Forum: North America
31st May 2015, 05:00
Replies: 16
Views: 4,623
Posted By Caboclo

It's not just pay, but promotion and recognition...

It's not just pay, but promotion and recognition of previous experience. Those making the hiring decisions at the majors have very specific and limiting criteria. I had 7000 total time when I quit...
6th May 2015, 05:50
Replies: 26
Views: 5,475
Posted By Caboclo

I suppose it makes sense. The manufacturer...

I suppose it makes sense. The manufacturer figures the pilot is never going to look up from all the fancy MFDs, so they might as well put something there for him to look at.
6th May 2015, 05:22
Replies: 26
Views: 5,475
Posted By Caboclo

Pah! We didn't have no newfangled engine failure...

Pah! We didn't have no newfangled engine failure lights back when I was flying! You had to bloody well look outside and see if the prop was turning.
Replies: 22
Views: 11,281
Posted By Caboclo

I agree, but the way to do that is not for the...

I agree, but the way to do that is not for the women to become men. Rather, learn to be a good pilot while still being a woman.

I understand the mentality behind the "polished shoes" comment. ...
10th Apr 2015, 08:05
Replies: 102
Views: 18,287
Posted By Caboclo

Yep, habitually, since first training flight. I...

Yep, habitually, since first training flight. I wonder if the accident pilots got lazy, or if they were never taught that habit to begin with.

Odd to think that the San Antonio Sewer Pipe...
11th Mar 2015, 08:23
Replies: 131
Views: 42,161
Posted By Caboclo

I quit. Best move I ever made. On the one hand,...

I quit. Best move I ever made. On the one hand, I was already trained and experienced in a different trade, so it was pretty easy from a financial standpoint. However, I was one of the few who...
3rd Mar 2015, 21:51
Replies: 12
Views: 4,268
Posted By Caboclo

Single-pilot, tail-dragger cargo 747, flying...

Single-pilot, tail-dragger cargo 747, flying exclusively into 3rd world countries. 1000 hours and 500 landings in 6 months, then the other 6 off.
11th Feb 2015, 01:21
Replies: 17
Views: 8,454
Posted By Caboclo

The 'civilized' world should really bring back...

The 'civilized' world should really bring back the stocks for this sort of thing.
24th Jan 2015, 00:56
Replies: 126
Views: 31,585
Posted By Caboclo

Signing petitions does absolutely nothing. I...

Signing petitions does absolutely nothing. I took my stand by quitting the industry. Best move I ever made.
23rd Dec 2014, 11:22
Replies: 41
Views: 24,783
Posted By Caboclo

A PC12 would fit the bill.

A PC12 would fit the bill.
Forum: Freight Dogs
6th Dec 2014, 09:23
Replies: 450
Views: 864,956
Posted By Caboclo

PortVale, is there anything to stop those camels...

PortVale, is there anything to stop those camels from moving around and shifting the CG? How many gallons of urine did you drain out of the belly after that flight?
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