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20th Jan 2021, 23:09
Replies: 46
Views: 12,481
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

For years flying out of KSFO we would do the “Bay...

For years flying out of KSFO we would do the “Bay tour, own nav, 3000’ feet” right after takeoff when switched to NORCAL departure.

By saying that ATC knew that you were aware of the routing and...
4th Dec 2020, 07:53
Replies: 115
Views: 73,622
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

I fly the triple. Most likely scenario is that...

I fly the triple. Most likely scenario is that they needed over 250 kts at max weight flying clean. The FMC called for 250 since it was below 10000’ and the PF called for flaps up and the jet tried...
4th Aug 2020, 23:16
Replies: 11
Views: 6,722
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

No, this is completely wrong. If flying is cut...

No, this is completely wrong. If flying is cut then you reduce the number of pilots or cut the hours. You do not reduce pay. How this could be acceptable is beyond comprehension. We fought to get pay...
31st Mar 2020, 06:59
Replies: 141
Views: 49,678
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

Anyone who thinks getting rid of seniority is a...

Anyone who thinks getting rid of seniority is a good idea is not vey senior themselves.

Typical selfish reactions to not getting their way when they want it. Same people who want to pay someone...
10th Oct 2019, 03:13
Replies: 14
Views: 5,366
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

In the USA at a major. I commute so I have...

In the USA at a major.

I commute so I have a room I rent at my base ( I am mostly on reserve). Not a hardship since I’m 3 miles from the beach.

On trips I am paid per diem, and hotels are paid...
9th Oct 2019, 06:45
Replies: 156
Views: 111,478
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

I was JFK based flying 757/767/777 and I think...

I was JFK based flying 757/767/777 and I think she was out of line. 170 is the max they use to the marker.She screwed up then she compounded it by pulling the out of line. I’d be so ok’ing mad over...
15th Sep 2019, 02:07
Replies: 103
Views: 124,268
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

On the 777 into LHR you are 180 kts until they...

On the 777 into LHR you are 180 kts until they slow you to 160 to 4 DME. Going downhill ( on the glide slope) around 500,000 pounds landing weight it won’t slow down to or hold 180 at flaps 15 gear...
4th Sep 2019, 07:22
Replies: 179
Views: 266,577
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

Not sure EASA regulation overrides the QRH. You...

Not sure EASA regulation overrides the QRH. You are on your own when you fail to follow the checklist.
4th Sep 2019, 06:56
Replies: 103
Views: 124,268
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

SFO works very well when everyone plays the game...

SFO works very well when everyone plays the game right. That means flying the course you are cleared for and maintaining separation that you are responsible for once you are “cleared for the visual.”...
21st Aug 2019, 06:40
Replies: 117
Views: 190,909
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

I’ve got about 4500 hours PIC in the 757. I...

I’ve got about 4500 hours PIC in the 757. I wouldn’t be surprised if they dropped the nose on after touchdown. If you got into full reverse without “flying” the nose down gently it will slam on. I...
10th May 2019, 17:49
Replies: 296
Views: 294,609
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

Whoa. What a sh** show. It all works...

Whoa. What a sh** show.

It all works great..... until it doesn’t. I have no idea why the controller did not give the corrected headings to Eva in degrees instead of directions in such a stressful...
6th May 2019, 23:26
Replies: 18
Views: 6,418
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

That is the best advice I have seen. Most of the...

That is the best advice I have seen. Most of the F/Os I fly with have thousands of hours and hundreds of landings yet the simulator is more of a challenge for them because they do not get many...
20th Aug 2018, 03:19
Replies: 25
Views: 14,687
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

Then what are you doing on an aviation web site?...

Then what are you doing on an aviation web site? Go troll somewhere else. Flying takes a specific set of skills. We get paid what the market allows. It takes a lot of training and a lot of experience...
24th May 2018, 04:56
Replies: 34
Views: 14,033
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

I’m not second guessing, I’m telling you how I...

I’m not second guessing, I’m telling you how I would do it on my aircraft, using my airline’s procedures. The flight deck has the responsibility to coordinate a planned emergency landing with the...
23rd May 2018, 18:01
Replies: 34
Views: 14,033
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

An evacuation would be the expected course of...

An evacuation would be the expected course of action in that situation. And informing the cabin crew that the rear doors should not be used would also be a normal call. I’ve been doing this job for a...
8th May 2018, 05:32
Replies: 42
Views: 17,107
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

Evidently moderate or more. We received a high...

Evidently moderate or more. We received a high priority message from flight ops and there has been safety alerts sent out to renew an emphasis on briefing turbulence forecasts and anticipated adverse...
8th May 2018, 04:52
Replies: 15
Views: 8,188
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

Do not forget that this was a regional airline, a...

Do not forget that this was a regional airline, a feeder carrier for United. Trans States is pretty much on the bottom rung of air carriers in the US. Minimum wage pay gets you minimum quality.
8th May 2018, 04:38
Replies: 42
Views: 19,370
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

I am currently finishing up transition training...

I am currently finishing up transition training to the 777. One of my instructors works for CAE on the Citation fleet. He had a recently retired AF pilot come through for a type rating. The...
8th May 2018, 04:25
Replies: 45
Views: 17,773
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

Yeah, because crew bus rumors are the gospel...

Yeah, because crew bus rumors are the gospel truth.

I would check that source.
8th May 2018, 04:22
Replies: 42
Views: 17,107
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

Are you guys totally stupid? Ride reports occur...

Are you guys totally stupid? Ride reports occur because we need to know what the duration of the turbulence will be so our cabin crew can do their service without fear of being tossed up to the...
5th May 2018, 04:47
Replies: 45
Views: 17,773
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

No idea to the merits of this accusation. The...

No idea to the merits of this accusation. The timing, however, is a little suspect, almost two years later.

Washington State has a state law that makes employers liable in a case such as this...
4th Apr 2018, 05:48
Replies: 92
Views: 35,137
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

Then you will be a statistic, and just prove the...

Then you will be a statistic, and just prove the preconceptions that the cattle are not to be trusted. Without me running checklists and doing some pilot stuff and then giving the evacuation command...
29th Mar 2018, 03:33
Replies: 15
Views: 14,996
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

You guys are fu$&ing morons if you go down that...

You guys are fu$&ing morons if you go down that rabbit hole.

On second thought, go ahead. One less idiot to fly for a legitimate airline.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Mar 2018, 03:08
Replies: 72
Views: 15,240
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

This is really news? Some of you really need a...

This is really news? Some of you really need a reality check.

But yeah, posting Snapchat crap or anything you do on the flightdeck is just stupid. Thank the Lord social media was nonexistent when...
21st Jan 2018, 03:06
Replies: 208
Views: 172,743
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

In the USA as well. A good friend of mine is...

In the USA as well. A good friend of mine is Muslim and will not eat or drink during the day during Ramadan. He has flown like this for over 20 years. Even working out in the gym, he stays faithful....
Forum: North America
12th Jan 2018, 04:19
Replies: 53
Views: 33,607
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

SFO has precision approach monitoring capability....

SFO has precision approach monitoring capability. Look at the PRM plates for SFO. Looks like they need to start using that capability a little more.
10th Jan 2018, 07:31
Replies: 22
Views: 17,463
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

Our outfit has gone the route of leaving the...

Our outfit has gone the route of leaving the parking brake set at all times. Similar to a previous poster, the company had the procedure of loosely chocking the wheels. After a couple of jetbridge...
30th Nov 2017, 04:14
Replies: 14
Views: 15,250
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

No, I think you have that exactly right. ...

No, I think you have that exactly right.

Been there, lost the T shirt.
30th Nov 2017, 04:00
Replies: 13
Views: 13,170
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

Holy crap, what a load of rubbish. The trip...

Holy crap, what a load of rubbish.

The trip trade system glitched for a few hours. Our trips in the TTS show as either red or green. Green means you can dump the trip into open time or dump it and...
5th Nov 2017, 20:50
Replies: 88
Views: 60,986
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

I don't want to beat this into a dead horse,...

I don't want to beat this into a dead horse, but.....

When you do a Cat3 approach in the sim what happens when you get a failure inside of 100'? You go around, right? In a large jet, or even a RJ,...
4th Nov 2017, 22:21
Replies: 88
Views: 60,986
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

What airline and what jet do you fly? I've never...

What airline and what jet do you fly? I've never pulled power at 50' gear above the pavement . And flying Vref in a gusty wind like that is a recipe for a tailstrike on a long jet like an A321 ORD a...
4th Nov 2017, 22:16
Replies: 145
Views: 92,704
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

It happens in many countries. We also don't ever...

It happens in many countries. We also don't ever get a "behind arriving traffic, line up and wait" in the US.

It also moves traffic. The USA has a heck of a lot more traffic to move than Europe....
4th Nov 2017, 22:09
Replies: 88
Views: 60,986
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

You are missing a lot of information.No one lands...

You are missing a lot of information.No one lands at idle in that situation. You don't pull the thrust levers On a normal approach back to idle until you are within 20 feet. When you are making a...
4th Nov 2017, 17:54
Replies: 88
Views: 60,986
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

Absolutely correct. And for you 737 NG guys, wait...

Absolutely correct. And for you 737 NG guys, wait until you meet the MAX. I jumpseated with a 737 crew the other day and they showed me the differences. One limitation for our company will be an 18...
19th Oct 2017, 20:51
Replies: 238
Views: 186,237
Posted By cactusbusdrvr

No doubt. Lots of people on here who appear to be...

No doubt. Lots of people on here who appear to be required to be lead by the hand for everything. I worry about the guys who wouldn't do a last fly by. No soul.
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