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by RB211
Wed Apr 14, 2004 3:24 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: jetsgo
Replies: 85
Views: 35060

King Air Guy wrote:...Point I was makeing was 65K to be a CPT on a folker, with paying a 30K bond, seems low.
You're right it is low! :cry:

Pray AC doesn't fold or it will be next to forever before it starts to get better. The age of Walmart wages for pilots! :evil:
by RB211
Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Your Captain
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Your Captain

Just as a parallel thread to the one about F/O's, how about stories/experiences/comments about Captains you've flown with. The good, the bad & the ugly. What characteristics/traits did you like or dislike in a Captain? I always appreciated Captains that allowed me to gain experience by 'doing'. They...
by RB211
Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Your Right Seater.
Replies: 49
Views: 8002

Since it seems many of the 'Captains' posting on this tread are 'God's gift to aviation', maybe some can explain how they help a less experienced F/O learn? Is it not part of a Captain's job, even if not explicitly stated, to help his/her F/O develop their skills? :?:
by RB211
Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is a marginal turbine job better than a good piston job?
Replies: 17
Views: 2045

A few people said, "Stay and take the PIC then when the time comes to go turbine you'll go captain right away." Or words to that effect. I call BS and say that any larger sized turbine operator in a big city more or less has a seniority system in place and regardless of what your time was coming in...
by RB211
Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PADED log books ?
Replies: 38
Views: 8182

What about dumbing down your resume? If I have all the bells and whistles and 10000 hours but because of the way this industry is I wanna get a float job in the north should my resume only show a float rating and my float time? Would anyone hold the atpl against a person? A resume being different t...
by RB211
Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Clearance readbacks with SIDs
Replies: 18
Views: 2914

I think the key word in your question is 'control'. FSS does not control.
by RB211
Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is a marginal turbine job better than a good piston job?
Replies: 17
Views: 2045

There is never 'one' correct answer to these questions. Do what feels/works right for you.

Remember there is more than one way to achieve your goals whatever they ma be.
by RB211
Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: monitoring 121.5
Replies: 23
Views: 3779

Post 9/11 it is mandatory in the U.S. to monitor 121.5 for potential intercept. It is common for most airlines to monitor this freq. Don't forget many are transitting northern Canada for overseas trips.
by RB211
Sat Apr 10, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PADED log books ?
Replies: 38
Views: 8182

... I just hope I don't come across anybody who pads their logbook, after I end up renting an A/C after over 2000 hours of flying in order to be legit. Cheers, R. Sadly, you probably will. One can only control what they themselves do. At the end of the day those with integrity rise above most of th...
by RB211
Sat Apr 10, 2004 5:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Great gift for Clive Beddoe..
Replies: 6
Views: 1381

Beacon Final wrote:u r a dick

bootyshake
Seems like all that kool-aid makes one a tad sensitive. :cry: Or just insecure? :wink:
by RB211
Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Failure is an option
Replies: 11
Views: 1857

Sulako, how did the ride go? (not trying to put you on the spot.)
by RB211
Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:17 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Cathay Pacific
Replies: 14
Views: 5380

cedarjet wrote:maybe your best friend's sister didnt work out with the ssv fo cos 90% of male fo's are gay?
Is that the voice of experience? :D :wink:
by RB211
Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ideas and Suggestions Welcome.
Replies: 14
Views: 2723

Flight & Duty time limitations would be a good place to start with TC.
by RB211
Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can Open - Worms Everywhere
Replies: 14
Views: 1987

What other options are there. Low time guy's have no barganing power in the industry. If I don't do it someone else will. And don't even try to tell me they won't Like I said. It's up to high time guy's in the industry to do something because flying is becoming a hobby for me and every low time guy...
by RB211
Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can Open - Worms Everywhere
Replies: 14
Views: 1987

call me what you want but its true. Its not the low time guy's that have any bargining power in the industry. IF your a hig time guy flying with a low time pilot who is flying for free BLAME YOURSELF YOU ARE THE CAUSE OF LOW WAGES AND A LACK OF RESPECT Wow! Someone peed in your cornflakes, eh? Deci...
by RB211
Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Approach / Touchdown Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

pika wrote:10 knots fast on the touchdown in a 757 adds an extra 400' to the landing.
Are you saying the Boeing Flightcrew Training Manual is detailing incorrect procedures?

Again, 10 kts 'fast' is different than a planned increment for given conditons.
by RB211
Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do what you gota do !
Replies: 51
Views: 10382

Whatever it takes, I guess, to justify your own decisions Pimper.

Believe what you like, but your examples are not all nearly equal.
by RB211
Wed Apr 07, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Approach / Touchdown Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Your landing distance increase is not that simple, .80. The speed added to Vref is, of course, airspeed while your landing distance is actually a function of g/s. In your scenario, adding the 5kt to Vref in still wind conditions will increase landing distance. Adding 5kt into a 10kt headwind could l...
by RB211
Sat Apr 03, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looks Like it Might Be Over for AC
Replies: 102
Views: 22740

The feds have two options; the first and most likely is to prop up AC with interm financing, loan guarantees, grants, etc. to keep in running and able to attract the necessary investment. This option protects control of the domestic transporation system, and also plays well in Ont and PQ in the up ...
by RB211
Sat Apr 03, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looks Like it Might Be Over for AC
Replies: 102
Views: 22740

tsgas wrote:AC pilots make great coin but the company cannot aford there wages.
Now that wasn't very complicated.
This idea that the root of all that ails AC stems from employee, specifically pilot, wages is nuts. Is it contributory? Perhaps.

AC's problems run much deeper than the wage issue.

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