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  1. Paint schemes also include Air Cal, Reno, US Airways, etc.
  2. A week ago the rat bastiges at DFW vectored us in right behind a RJ. "You have a 30 knot overtake on the traffic in front of you, slow to final approach airspeed." "We are at final approach airspeed." "American 37 go around." Morons.
  3. Forgot to add that the 787 HUD is a convex piece of glass which creates a focal point so to see all the HUD symbology which is why you've got to get your eyeballs to the correct location.
  4. The HUD image in the 787 is projected from the ceiling onto the glass which had only two positions: up and stowed or down. You have to adjust the seat to get your eyeballs to the correct focal point. Not sure how that works for the vertically challenged on the low end benchmark but for the vertically challenged on the upper benchmark even with the rudder pedals all the way forward, my legs are scrunched up. It's only an issue when doing multiple engine out takeoffs/approaches in the sim and I don't get a break to stretch my legs.
  5. Got snagged for a scheduled deadhead to PHL to fly Rome. I did the scheduled flight in the day prior but the FB was commuting in the day of departure. The FB was commuting from Jacksonville, had two flights cancel, got the last flight available, and landed in Philly 20 minutes from departure. I don't non-rev travel well and the stress of commuting would make me an unhappy camper. However, I fly with a lot of guys that have been commuting for decades and are obviously okay with it.
  6. In 23 years, nobody has asked for it.
  7. Saw this today:. What's the difference between a crack addict and a FO on a 777? You can get an addict off crack. Lots of truth in that joke.
  8. Hhmm, death rates also match obesity rates. Weird.
  9. Been at AA going on 23 years and I'll say it is kind of a crap shoot. You only realize the validity of your decision when you retire. For instance, I was hired in early 99. Before me was the Air Cal and Trans Carib purchase. Reno happened just as I got hired. Then along came TWA and then US Air. TWA brought along the Ozark animosity toward seniority issues and US Airways brought the whole East vs America West seniority issues and then we wrapped all that up and dumped it into American Airlines. So, lots of pilots had lots of expectations that didn't quite work out as planned and lots of pilots are still pissed off because "they were cheated." I think I passed the 7000 mark on seniority list 3 times. We have pilots upgrading to Captain with seniority numbers 10,000+. Sounds good but you need to ask why do the more senior pilots not want the job? I'm a wide body FO with a 4200-ish number and have no desire to jump into that narrow body domestic mess plus I just got paid to sleep 7 hours on the jet plus had a nice seafood dinner in Madrid on my last trip. So, what kind of trips do you want to fly and what sort of upgrade opportunities will you have at your airline of choice? I'm based at DFW and it is a very senior base so it will take you longer to upgrade from narrow to wide body or FO to CA. Had a Miami based 10,000+ seniority number FO on his IOE on my last trip, also. (Just looked up FO seniority numbers for DFW and our junior wide body FO is actually @10,100.) Those opportunities come quicker if you are willing to commute. I commuted for 6 months when I first got hired and haven't done it since. However, I fly with a lot of commuters so it is doable.
  10. Coordinate with the local controllers. Back in my T-38 IP days, I wanted to fly over the St. Louis arch which is inside all sorts of airspace. Controller said he could make it happen and that I would have to be VFR but still follow his vectors exactly. So, give them a call. Another option might be to call around for a group of RV-4 guys. We have a bunch here SW of Ft. Worth that routinely do formation work and have done a few fly bys.
  11. Warrior ethos vs peacetime dirtbag vs wokeism. Interesting article. https://chrisbray.substack.com/p/rough-men-strange-peace?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email
  12. Kind of makes you want to give a good 'ol fashioned "Heil FJB" to the Fuhrer der Demenz.
  13. Summary: What rational person wants to go into combat and depend on leadership or fellow airmen, soldiers, sailors, or marines selected for non-warrior criteria that could get you killed.
  14. https://www.amazon.com/FERRY-PILOT-Lives-North-Atlantic-ebook/dp/B08DRR6SJF/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3QR47257ZOBI7&keywords=ferry+pilot&qid=1662002877&s=digital-text&sprefix=Ferry+%2Cdigital-text%2C179&sr=1-1
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