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11th May 2022, 13:13
Replies: 79
Views: 31,140
Posted By TowerDog

Not hard if you know how. For a pax with no...

Not hard if you know how.
For a pax with no flying experience and no ground training it can be hard.
If indeed this person had no aviation background or training, he or she did great.:ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2022, 15:32
Replies: 10
Views: 2,070
Posted By TowerDog

I saw 3 "episodes", can't find any more. Bad...

I saw 3 "episodes", can't find any more. Bad omen..? :sad:
Forum: Questions
7th May 2022, 16:58
Replies: 17
Views: 2,183
Posted By TowerDog

Short answer: I flew long hauls for 28 years,...

Short answer:
I flew long hauls for 28 years, always carried US Dollars around in small bills for tip and such.
Most hotels have free internet, never worried about roaming and cell phones.
The...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2022, 01:07
Replies: 19
Views: 2,129
Posted By TowerDog

The new restaurant on March wasn't a success: It...

The new restaurant on March wasn't a success: It had no atmosphere.

Hat, coat..Leaving now.:ooh:
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Mar 2022, 23:51
Replies: 39
Views: 5,170
Posted By TowerDog

No doubt Ms. Megan.: I have flown with femmes...

No doubt Ms. Megan.:
I have flown with femmes who has more balls and more skills than me any day.
I married my Flight Instructor way back in the 80s.
Invited my family to the wedding in Alaska,...
16th Mar 2022, 01:45
Replies: 18
Views: 2,739
Posted By TowerDog

Indian CG Dornier 228 off the runway

Left engine failed before landing..

https://youtu.be/KWkGuUCMlXI
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2022, 20:05
Replies: 39
Views: 5,170
Posted By TowerDog

Nah, almost sober and didn't start nothing, just...

Nah, almost sober and didn't start nothing, just defending the fixed wing pride after this wannabe Roto-Rambo threw insults
at us hard working plank drivers. :cool:
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2022, 19:10
Replies: 39
Views: 5,170
Posted By TowerDog

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x870/9ab6a3b2_57d3_4847_bf65_2426bc673370_d064fe68cb92d4c3d755ef8667f8e631af2ef095.jpeg
Interesting statement: "the fixed wing brethren cowering...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2022, 01:35
Replies: 53
Views: 7,467
Posted By TowerDog

I was banned from PPRuNe years ago (for 7 days) ...

I was banned from PPRuNe years ago (for 7 days) after a " merger" between AA and TWA.
Some disagreement about pilot seniority integration of course: A pilot from the other side threatened my arse...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2022, 00:49
Replies: 39
Views: 5,170
Posted By TowerDog

Uh... Did I get offended? Did I claim any...

Uh...
Did I get offended?
Did I claim any expertise, did I get called out?
Chill, or quit the booze before you get in the attack mode. :=
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2022, 17:08
Replies: 39
Views: 5,170
Posted By TowerDog

Sorry, I forgot all about the license and...

Sorry, I forgot all about the license and currency requirements to post here, my bad.:cool:
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2022, 21:34
Replies: 39
Views: 5,170
Posted By TowerDog

Yeah, I thought so. Never got no rotor wing...

Yeah, I thought so. Never got no rotor wing tickets and have not studied no FAR Part 91s in years. :ooh:
This tour operator, and his pilot may not enjoy the being under the FAA microscope with...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Mar 2022, 20:09
Replies: 39
Views: 5,170
Posted By TowerDog

They may be on to something..:sad: ...

They may be on to something..:sad:


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x685/da58ec76_2f74_405d_8c4a_5fc5616dfb0c_149f2325ea7e32098f64c3593233bd5b9f4d5aab.jpeg
20th Feb 2022, 02:12
Replies: 81
Views: 21,526
Posted By TowerDog

Had Runaway Stab training in every Boeing...

Had Runaway Stab training in every Boeing simulator I have attended, starting in 1988, second
nature to flip those 2 switches to OFF.
Surely every Boeing pilot had to do it as well.
Replies: 19
Views: 3,136
Posted By TowerDog

[QUOTE=ArcticFlyer69;11173692]Okay! Thanks for...

[QUOTE=ArcticFlyer69;11173692]Okay! Thanks for great information. I will definitely consider it.
I know Poland, Greece, Slovenia etc have a lot cheaper integrated flight schools. And its really...
18th Jan 2022, 02:04
Replies: 14
Views: 3,605
Posted By TowerDog

Correction to my post above: 3/4 miles from the...

Correction to my post above: 3/4 miles from the runway to Cuban airspace, NOT 3 miles.

Link to accident:...
18th Jan 2022, 00:24
Replies: 14
Views: 3,605
Posted By TowerDog

I flew in and out of Guantanamo a few times....

I flew in and out of Guantanamo a few times. Usually we landed straight in with a tailwind and took off the other way.
A DC-8 tried to approach and land into the wind but had to make tight turns...
4th Jan 2022, 18:46
Replies: 9
Views: 5,593
Posted By TowerDog

Holly Sh!t..:ooh: Glad the pax survived it,...

Holly Sh!t..:ooh:
Glad the pax survived it, close call would be an understatement..

Reminds me of a DC-6 that shed a blade on an inboard motor, it went through the cabin and took out the...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Dec 2021, 01:59
Replies: 21
Views: 9,065
Posted By TowerDog

The Caribbean ain't Central America, or even...

The Caribbean ain't Central America, or even close to it.
This is Central America:


Been flying to 6 out of the 7, Costa Rica is by far the best as far as quality of living/visiting, Honduras...
Replies: 10
Views: 5,188
Posted By TowerDog

I had a bad sim partner once. Not because he...

I had a bad sim partner once. Not because he couldn't fly but because he was a scab and I was not.
We went on the wrong foot from day one.
It was going downhill but during a break, in the bathroom,...
1st Oct 2021, 15:56
Replies: 20
Views: 7,075
Posted By TowerDog

Yeah, compressor stall, had quite a few of those...

Yeah, compressor stall, had quite a few of those on the 747. :ooh:
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2021, 00:25
Replies: 3
Views: 1,618
Posted By TowerDog

Play stupid games, win stupid prices..:sad:

Play stupid games, win stupid prices..:sad:
7th Aug 2021, 09:19
Replies: 91
Views: 31,636
Posted By TowerDog

Marine Pilots are there to offer advice only, the...

Marine Pilots are there to offer advice only, the Captain of the ship is still 100% responsible for the operation.
5th Aug 2021, 23:37
Replies: 91
Views: 31,636
Posted By TowerDog

Beautiful VMC day, light winds and still unable...

Beautiful VMC day, light winds and still unable to approach and land like a pro. :sad:
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jul 2021, 15:44
Replies: 200
Views: 57,514
Posted By TowerDog

Hi Danny. Yes, we all remember the Guvnor, in...

Hi Danny.
Yes, we all remember the Guvnor, in fact he came to Fort Lauderdale to buy a fleet of old YS-11s, and we met at my favorite pub where we told lies and drank beer. (We had both flown DC-8s,...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jul 2021, 02:29
Replies: 11
Views: 2,166
Posted By TowerDog

Didn’t the Rotodyne have that? ...

Didn’t the Rotodyne have that?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairey_Rotodyne
Forum: Jet Blast
30th May 2021, 22:21
Replies: 31
Views: 3,824
Posted By TowerDog

Affirmative, no excuses...Jeez :rolleyes:

Affirmative, no excuses...Jeez :rolleyes:
Forum: Jet Blast
30th May 2021, 21:54
Replies: 31
Views: 3,824
Posted By TowerDog

Talked to a SWA buddy today, he said this guy was...

Talked to a SWA buddy today, he said this guy was a weirdo and a creep when they flew together 18 years ago,
(back then the only requirement for a job interview was a 737 type rating)
Feel sorry...
23rd Apr 2021, 03:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,548
Posted By TowerDog

Meh think it was an option on Classic 747 pax and...

Meh think it was an option on Classic 747 pax and combi birds.
I flew some in the sandbox that had every option in the catalog, not only the weight and balance readout, but also Cat III, no glass...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Mar 2021, 04:42
Replies: 85
Views: 6,310
Posted By TowerDog

GUMP..Gas, Undercarriage, Mixture, Prop Never...

GUMP..Gas, Undercarriage, Mixture, Prop
Never could remember any more of them Mnemonics, it may work for some people, I had to do it the hard way: Checklists..:ooh:
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Feb 2021, 00:58
Replies: 21
Views: 9,065
Posted By TowerDog

Sad story: I lived in St. Thomas and flew for a...

Sad story:
I lived in St. Thomas and flew for a few operators there: Virgin Air, Aero Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands International Airways, and a few more on St. Croix.
Back then there was only...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2021, 20:34
Replies: 339
Views: 51,101
Posted By TowerDog

He started the Climb thingy, without using the...

He started the Climb thingy, without using the autopilot and slowly but surely lost control and banked to the left until the climb turned into a descent then a crash into the hillside. :sad:
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2021, 03:05
Replies: 339
Views: 51,101
Posted By TowerDog

Interesting article on the final flight and crash...

Interesting article on the final flight and crash in the March 2021 Vanity Fair Magazine.
(Yes, I know it is not March yet and I know V.F. Is not an aviation magazine, but sometimes they shine with...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jan 2021, 01:58
Replies: 35
Views: 12,871
Posted By TowerDog

Not only that, but the HFs on the classic 747s...

Not only that, but the HFs on the classic 747s transmitted @ 300 Watts, twice the power of the ham above that blew up a gas station.:sad:
Forum: Tech Log
5th Sep 2020, 02:00
Replies: 92
Views: 21,663
Posted By TowerDog

I can see the 757 being a handful for an...

I can see the 757 being a handful for an inexperienced pilot, but it is not a difficult plane to fly, or to land.
I needed an extra sector in the 757 as well, but we trained in the 767-200 and...
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