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Ask an airline pilot anything.
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how does it feel knowing you're essentially a bus driver in the sky?
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>>682733211
What's it feel like to not have type 1 diabetes?
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>>682733211
Where is mh370?
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>>682733626
Feels good man
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>>682733725
At the bottom of the ocean somewhere
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<<
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>>682733929
Ok pal.
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why is b so fucking glitchy
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>>682733211
how much do you make?
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Can you see my house from there?
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>>682734244
$36 per flight hour. Guaranteed at 75 hours per month. Typically block between 85-95 hours per month though.
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>>682733211
Are you a scab?
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>>682733211
are you ex military?

about to do occ with the marines on a flight contract if everything goes as planned

although the air force has more planes so idk
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>>682734396
that is shit are you a newbie?
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Is it true that the only thing you guys basically do is take off? Everything else is auto?
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>>682734496
Ikr? Only like 36k a year if he works all year
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>>682734396
>>682734407
Never mind, you already answered my question. Scab confirmed, abandon thread
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Do you wish you were a real pilot instead of being a wannabe loser who cant timestamp some kind of proof on /b/?
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>>682734591
This
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>>682734396
I read somewhere that you guys make shit pay, have to work second jobs, etc...
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>>682733211
timestamp?
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>>682734496
Regional pilot pay is shit. All those American Eagle, United Express, Delta connection pilots are just contract workers for mainline, but it's a necessary step to get to a legacy carrier
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do you get to bang the flight attendants?
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>>682734875
Just a picture I took from my last flight tonight. Wasn't planning on posting it on b. Next trip l will for you guys.
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>>682734396
You fly a plane , I drive a semi and make more, interesting
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>>682733211
Are you still in the Mile High Club if you just jerk off in the bathroom?
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could you go to 40.7484° N, 73.9857° W at the elevation of about 500 feet. thanks again.
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>>682733211
what do you think of all that high altitude radiation fucking you up? do you ever get scared of getting cancer and shit like that?
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>>682734396
So how long you been flying to get that pay and when does it get good, your like 855 a week at best, I'm 1100 a week driving semi with 1.5 years
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are the flight attendants as slutty as i want to believe?
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>>682735704
Mainline hiring is going to pick up greatly in the next 5 years, when I get hired on there I'll have a base pay of 90k-ish.
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>>682733211
Chemtrails?
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>>682733211
What's the largest aircraft you've ever flown?
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>>682736578
Current ride,
EMB-145
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>>682733211
Was 9/11 hard to do? How did you actually melt steel beams? Will you do it again?
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>>682733211
have you ever fucked an airline attendant mid flight?
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>>682737061

Also a pilot - it would never happen. Best I could achieve was getting head in a 172 when I was training.
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>>682734591
We can fly as much as we want. Being that pilots are lazy in nature we choose to have automation do most of our work. Typically in terminal areas on climb out and arrival workload is very high and without automation it would be very difficult to handle the aircraft as well as prepare it for arrival. In cruise autopilot is definitely on. When I fly I usually don't turn the AP on until cruise but it's mostly pilots preference as to when it comes on and off.
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>>682737773
but you get to bang all the attendants?
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>>682738160

I have banged a shitload of flighties yes.
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>>682733211
I'm working on my private, hoping to fly for an airline. A couple questions:
>How long have you been flying?
>What airline do you work for?
>How many hours did you have when you were hired?
>Is it worth it to get a degree?
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>>682733211
Just because you play FSX doesn't mean you're an airline pilot.
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>>682738297
define shitload
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>>682733211
any ufo's?
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>>682733211
I'm a fueler at a small international airport. Any bad handler stories?? If you fly in the northeast you might have landed at my terminal :)
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>>682733211

Do you wear SPF 100 during work?
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>>682738851
this
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>>682738427
>Since 2012.
>1500

I would suggest building as much time as quickly as possible if you don't want to get a 4 year degree. I'm riding on an associates degree but hiring at the legacies is about to pick up so I'm hopefully that'll be enough. My dad did it with a 2year degree. I'm going to give it a shot too.
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>>682733211
Seen any UFO's that you cannot report because they will take your license and put you on a desk job.
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>>682738992
It's a possibility! We do a lot of stuff in the Northeast.
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>>682738772

Shitload to the point that my reputation would precede me.
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>>682739083
No. Probably should though.
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>>682739586
what's the secret

where you based out of
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>>682738851
>>682739414
>UFOs
Came to ask this. Most interesting UFO sighting?
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>>682739762

Shoulders wider than my hips and confidence.

Based in the southern hemisphere and fly long haul. Can't really say more than that hah!
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>>682739998
what does fly long haul mean
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>>682740191

I fly globally, average flight time 10hrs or so.
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>>682739998
are most of them cheating on their spouses like you are?
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>>682738992
Canada? Saskatchewan?
Don't know many small international ports.
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>>682733211
Are you drunk?
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>>682733211
Why are you flying airliners instead of ag aircraft
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>>682734905
Don't forget about the tiny ass 16/hour Great Lakes pilots make
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>>682735146
Oil field oil hauler? Hazmat?
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>>682733211
i hear pilots and stewardess fuck around like crazy? myth or truth?
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>>682740550

Not as bad as you'd think - fairly tight knit community, everyone knows everyone so it wouldn't take long for bad behavior to come out. I'm single so I'm not fussed, but to say that it doesn't happen would be a lie.
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>>682739523
That's great. Wish I had my pilots license :(

>>682740561
In Canada yes.
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>>682735545
You're a fucking moron.
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>>682735523
>40.7484° N, 73.9857° W
This is over Manhattan so 500 ft? Hell no. The OROCA is 3000 ft in that quad but it's all bravo anyway, so you better be in contact unless you want some jets on your ass.

not OP btw
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>>682736712
Those are small, even by my standards. Also much shitty interiors compared to hawker 900xp series or gulfstreams
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>>682741059

Not OP but the other pilot. Yea it's true. My numbers were well over 100 by the time I was 24 and I've since lost count.
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>>682737773
Ya you're female instructor gave you air head. So believable. NOT!!
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>>682741103
We do YUL, YYZ, and YOW.
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>>682734412
Did you get accepted into occ yet?
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>>682738992
I'm an airplane mechanic at a small municipal airport.
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>>682741322

Solo in a 172 with my girlfriend at the time. Please don't post unless you know what you're talking about.
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Have you ever hung out with any aircraft controller guys or bsed with them over comms?
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>>682741303
how easy is it? how the fuck does it work? is it as easy as a girl finding cock in the army?
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How does it feel to be Regional scum? Lol I was there for 10 years!!
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>>682741522

>Please don't post unless you know what you're talking about.

you do realize this is /b right?

also, any landings that really freaked you out?
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>>682741103
Mm. That's nice.
I just got a commercial license sticker, training in Saskatchatoon.
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>>682741355
Nope, nope and nope. Oh well. Stay safe anon, and don't forget about us little guys ;)

>may your fuel always be full
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>>682741522
I know exactly what I'm talking about, AND I'll post whatever the entire fuck I want to post. I'm an airplane mechanic, I know more about that airplane than you'll ever care to know about it, all you need to know is the basics to operate it. Also I'm in flight school
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>>682741236
No fucking shit. Our planes are designed to pack as many people into a metal tube as possible. Plus we don't get any of that next gen technology you corporate guys get.
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>>682733211
how did you become one? college degree needed?
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babby 18 year old private pilot reporting in, VFR rated with a 182 checkout. How do i use my ppl to get laid?
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How many hours do you have OP?
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>>682733211
How many flight attendants have you banged?

Ex-military? If so, what branch?
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>>682741935
Ya that's a fact! You got Collins pro line at least? Or no? Also I'm merely a mechanic, I fix airplane's, however I am training to fly. Fucking expensive...
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>>682741722
Don't worry I didn't sell myself out to some company that pays in promises to "flow" to a mainline carrier.
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>>682741961
>VFR rated
kek wat?
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>>682741217
Probably a 9-11 joke scuz.
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Curious why he's avoiding all the UFO questions
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>>682741961
see
>>682741522
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>>682733211
What do you fly? I'm a pilot too. Pic related B738. Old pic because I'm using the old phone because mine got los somewhere
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>>682741938
1500 flight hours minimum, pressurized, multi engine, jet, complex, instrument, commercial, 12,500 pounds or greater and atp type ratings. And a 4 year degree in applied science.
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>>682742222
Visual Flight Rules, not even a pilot and I know that

nice quads though
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>>682742048
2000
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>>682736003
I worked at a hotel near the airport. A lot of flight attendants stayed there. Yes, they were slutty.

Most of the males were gay...but the 2 straight guys had strange flight attendants ass nearly every visit.
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>>682742222
Visual flight rules. Basic private certificate.
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>>682742222
VFR= VESUAL FLIGHT RULES
>>682741961
Kek good luck
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>>682742257
oh, dumb joke.
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>>682742066
>0. You don't want to bang regional FA's

>All civilian trained.
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Ever have sex in the cockpit with a hot flight attendant while in auto-pilot?
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>>682742408
Right, but you would get a rating for that.
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How often would you idiots end up in a fireball if not for us controllers?

Protip: daily.
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>>682741757

Easy b8 is easy, my bad. Hmmm nothing terrible landing-wise, you train for it, so when shit does happen, you're ready. Encountering weather mid flight is the worst, usually we're pretty sorted by the time we're ready to land. I've never had to divert a gas turbine (touch wood).

>>682741873

Cool. We really do rely on you guys to keep the whole operation up in the air, as it were! I'm sure you know more about the plane than I do, but we do differing jobs at the end of the day don't we.
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>>682733211
what did you do to have the job
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>>682738772
Craziest story with a flight attendant. Details please.

Lol at my captcha
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>>682742462
>>682742490
see
>>682742612
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>>682742408
VFR isn't a rating kek
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>>682742612
Ya it's called a private pilot certificate. It's the first one you get, you CANNOT fly anything that has a constant speed prop, anything that has retract, high performance, ifr only, 12,500 or greater in weight, multi engine, or jet without an instructor or a more experienced pilot.
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>>682742612
Sorry, technically I'm PP-ASEL rated, now go fuck off you non pilot
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>>682742631
I'm actually going to agree with this just because GA pilots are morons
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>>682742631
You one of them mumblers that works NY center?
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>>682742371
how long did it take (minus the 4 years of college)?
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You union or making a shit load of money?
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>>682742926
From 0 hours to airline pilot was 3 years. That includes a 2 year degree.
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>>682742877

It really is the dinks that make it difficult. On an IFR day when it's all professionals, my job gets incredibly boring. The hardest part is feeding multiple Skyhawks or the like into a stream of jets, and there's only so many ways to do it. But, in all honesty, most of you guys bend over backwards to help us when it's nice, and we do the same for you when the sigmets start popping up.
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>>682733211
I build commercial airplanes. How does it feel flying every day knowing your safety is in the hands of another /b/ tard?
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>>682742926
Takes 4+ years excluding college, and tens and tens of thousands of dollars in certifications, training, schooling, etc.

Being a pilot is not lucrative at all, would not recommend
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>>682742923

No, but I'm good friends with several guys that do.
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Funniest story from either of you pilots.

Also, best story hooking up with a flight attendant or someone you met while flying.
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>>682742665
I know things about planes that make pilot's brains smoke. I know if the pilot has done a hung/hot start on their turbine engine, even if they won't admit it. I know how most avionics systems work, down to the mere programming on the full digital ones, and everything I've ever learned about how to work on the machines of the skies I've learned from the elders of the aviation maintenance world: A&P with IA. I know what engine goes into that 172 you did your solo in, and I know how to overhaul it at its tbo of 2200 hours. But ya, without us, the aircraft is unsafe. We are here to prevent them from becoming unsafe. I need to go get my a&p. Haven't gotten it yet, tho I've got more than the minimum field experience to get it
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>>682741757
I once got caught in a thunderstorm when I was doing a cross county flight in a PA28. Plane was dropping at 2500ft/m which was scary as shit. All airfields were shutting due to whether so had to get Miami control to find me an airfield to land at.
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>>682743095
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(From the aforementioned controller)... any of you guys ever based out of AZ? That's where my first five or six years as a controller were spent, and I know a lot of folks from the state. Aviation is a small community...
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>>682742798
Actually it technically is I. The eyes of the FAA.
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>>682733211

Whats the strangest thing you have seen flying around?
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>>682741961
Tell them you fly a C182, and if they ask what it is, show them a C150 and say "well, this is a C150..."

Ether that, or just pull out your pilot certificate when ever you're asked for ID, and say "my mistake, this is my pilot license"
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although this thread is interesting, i'm going to consider becoming an hero if no one starts posting greentext stories about flight attendants
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>>682743349
Still have yet to see a hot or hung start(other than in the sweat box)
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>>682733211
What do you guys do once you set auto pilot and have so much time to kill? I would think it gets boring? Is it pretty crapped in the cockpit?
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>>682742270
Still avoiding...

WHAT ARE YOU HIDING, OP?
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>>682742848
You said you were "VFR rated." No, you just haven't gotten your Instrument rating.

VFR rated is what I was laughing at.

but now that you say this shit let me correct you again.

>private pilot certificate
>CANNOT fly that has a constant speed prop, anything that has retract

What you means is you can't fly complex aircraft. A complex aircraft however has to have retractable landing gear, flaps, AND a controllable pitch propeller.

So you can actually fly an aircraft with any two but not all three of those things.

Damn you're DPE must be spinning in his grave right now. I say grave because anyone stupid enough to give you a license must have crashed and burned by now.
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>>682742631
Us pilots are allowed to tell you atc's no if we feel unsafe with how you place us in controlled airspace. In the end, it is us, the pilots, who are responsible for the safety of whatever passengers, etc we are carrying on our aircraft.
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>>682742860
>non pilot
Yeah I'd bet that's how I knew what to correct you on.
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>>682742848
... and more than one bathroom. Honestly, these FAA regs are fucked up and too specific.
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>>682743486
A bunch of balloons at night time back when I was instructing. Almost looked like a ghost.
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>>682743658
>I say grave because anyone stupid enough to give you a license must have crashed and burned by now.
brutal
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>>682743362

that sounds fucking terrifying!

what weather effect was causing it to drop and how did you get back under control?
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>>682743128
>most of you guys bend over backwards to help us when it's nice, and we do the same for you
I agree 99% of ATC is amazingly nice and helpful unless you piss them off
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>>682742848
I don't have my license yet. I know everything about what I can and cannot fly.
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>>682743741

Oh, I'm aware. But I make decisions that keep you alive for a LIVING. I'd strongly suggest you listen up... I can provide references, if need be.
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>>682733211

Do you ever have the urge or thought to spear head the plane into the ground and kill everyone on board?
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>>682743629
If you get along then you usually just BS for the flight. If not I just read company manuals and the contract to see how I can fuck over scheduling.
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>>682742860
Yes I agree. The FAA regs are fucking dumb. Even for us mechanics. Once I'm A&P, I can sign off a major on any engine as "airworthy", even a geared engine, UNLESS if the engine has a PLANETARY gear drive. An IA has to sign a planetary off. The fuck sense does that make? Also I can sign off a 100 hour, BUT NOT AN ANNUAL, essentially exactly the same thing...
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>>682743586
>when ever you're asked for ID, and say "my mistake, this is my pilot license"
kek I've actually done this. Super douche move but it worked.
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>>682743172
I would t recommend working o. Them either coz it literally pays shit.
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how to hook up with a stewardess?
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>>682744193
I was wondering if you could clarify, Is there any difference in the checklist you run through during the 100 hr and annual or is it the same checkup?
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>>682742926
I'm not going for pressurized, or atp. Or 4 years of college. I'm gonna get taildragger, multi engine, instrument, and commercial, so I can fly a firefighting plane or ag plane.
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>>682743610
Good luck. Modern Fadec systems literally prevent them from happening because the entire starting procedure is electronically controlled.
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>>682743798
I just couldn't let some punk ass ppl think he was teaching me shit.
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Putting my life in some /b/tards hands to succesfully navigate through the clouds over civilization in a steel tube is not reasurring, I already distrust you sky gypsies and this furthers it immensely.
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>>682743754
Yes. Yes they are.
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>>682744738

Dumbass we fly aluminium and carbon tubes (787) these days.
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>>682744015
This is a fact, I rarely hear a story of a pilot needing to tell an atc "no"
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Do you ever feel like ramming the plane into the ground?
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>>682744738
>Putting my life in some /b/tards hands
If you think being a /b/tard is this worst character trait pilots have then you would not like to find out the reality of what is commonly discussed on a flight-deck.
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>>682744382
There's a few things that are different, but a 100 hour annual is called that for a reason. Literally 100 hours are for commercially operated aircraft
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>>682745126
Nope
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>>682744952
Kek that plane is a god damn death trap. Been out for like 2 years tops and it already has AD's on its engines for IN FLIGHT ICING causing engine stalling, AND for its airspeed indication system for false readings!!!!!
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>>682733211
how many ufo's?
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>>682743645
STILL AVOIDING

WHAT ARE YOU HIDING, OP?

TELL US ABOUT THE UFOS
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>>682745335

Yea I've got a few mates on there at the moment, pretty happy with my 777 rating tbh!
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>>682745137
I can imagine. Probly VERY similar to what's discussed in the maintenance hangar
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>>682743741
Although this is technically true it is pilots that have your attitude that make it unsafe for the rest of us. Listen to ATC PLEASE, it freaks us out when we here some skyhawk pilot say "negative, I'm turning xxx to stay on route"
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>>682745137
please elaborate on the matter
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>>682745424
Chemtrails. That is all
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>>682745453
Be glad they worked out the AD's on the 777 engines. Coz it had AD's for icing in the fuel system causing restriction to the engines, causing power loss.
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>>682745406
this op
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>>682745482
Wouldn't life just be easier if everybody was IFR.
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>>682745617
Didn't the FAA just come out with an AD for 787 and the A/I system?
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>>682733211
Took me 250 hours just to get my private license cuz I guess I wasnt serious about it and kept taking long breaks. Stopping and starting it. Now I realize what huge fag I am and get depressed everytime I think about it. should I kill myself? I am 32 and still thinking about it as a career Still only have my private. Should still try or just kill myself?
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>>682745697

No sir. The separation I need with VFR vs IFR aircraft is substantially different.
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OP heading to bed. I'll get a timestamp for all the non believers next trip.
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>>682743362

AS long as its not a positive lighting strike you should be ok, right?
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>>682745509
Shiiit homie on a long flight with the right FO and cap convos can get weird. I've made jokes before about being so hung over I'd rather crash. I had a FA stick her head in and make a joke about free falling the plane to kill a baby that wouldn't shut up. I mean honestly you name the atrocity and it has been said at some point. But in general just talk about wanting to bang a certain hotwife in first class or racing another plane or "wishing a terry would try somethin" pic related. In the end it's just another work place without your boss in the room.
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>>682745697
nah then there would be even more pilots trying for my job
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>>682745826
Yes they did. The airspeed indication system was AD'd about a month ago, and the engine AD came out a week or so later. I just read about it about 2 weeks ago.
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>>682746125
I saw a plane that got a strike. Popped a whole line of rivets clean off strait down the side of the fuselage!
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>>682745838
>should I kill myself?
The answer is always yes. helium tank gas mask

But for real though, no you need 1500 for an atpl anyway so it will still help anyway. It's just less time you'll have to spend instructing.
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>>682745874
what do you mean?
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I'm sorry that you're here on this layover, but no, we're not using the shuttle to take you to a bar or a CVS so either walk, take a cab, or just chill.
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>>682733211
Bush ever give you "the call"?
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>>682733211
Mainline or Regional?
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>>682733211
Where in an airplane can you find the ADIRU's?
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>>682746548
VFR is easier for an atc, because he does not have to bark out a bunch of things besides a heading to follow to the VFR pilot, whereas an IFR pilot needs heading, vectors, and in some cases an ok for a GPS approach, and ILS.
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>>682746742
ADIRU?
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>>682746441

scary
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>>682746748
ah gotcha
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>>682746913
Yeah. Lucky for the owner, the rivets weren't along a seam where the 2 pieces of skin meet and over/under eachother.
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>>682743362
It was the downdraught from the thunderstorm dissipation stage, and I literally put in full throttle, did a 360° and flew away.
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>>682743834
>>682747167
Replied to wrong post...
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>>682747167
How fucked up did the plane get?
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>>682734396
Expat pilots make so much more... Try India or China or something, $250k a year.
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>>682746742
>ADIRU
In the ADIRS... lol
The physical location is different for different aircraft
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>>682747390
Ag pilots and Ariel firefighters make more than that.
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Are there holes at the north and south poles to enter into inner earth
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any fucking monkey can fly on new/newer equipment.
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>>682747632
Mhm. This is very true. Go fly a beech 18 without ground looping it on takeoff roll.
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>>682733211
Which airport has the worst McDonalds?
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>>682747755
nope. they belong in museums.

some of the old dehavilland and Cessna workhorses can keep working. but the rest of the old guard aircraft have no place in the sky. they're deathtraps.
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>>682748166
No they're not. Beech 18s are the fucking coolest airplane to fly, and are very safe. They have a spar strap AD, like most other twin beech aircraft. They are a STC
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