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MD-11F at work. Cessna 180 at home. Once in a while my neighbors 206 or PA-18 on floats.
I had a fellow box hauler pilot postulate that maybe there was a mid air collision.
It sounded far fetched, but it does pretty much explain...
He may well have been, most pilots have been employed by more than one airline before they settle down.
Apparently the Captain and First Officer were also former Mesa pilots. Some of the new hires at my airline knew them.
Texting for clearances is already in use and has been for quite a while. It's called CPDLC, wonderful system.
The only reason I don't often fly VFR at night is because my home field isn't lighted.
I don't mind taking off pre-dawn but landing after dark on...
I had a commercial for years with no instrument rating, now 35+ years later I fly a heavy jet for a living but my Cessna 180 doesn't even have a...
There is no difference in pilot requirements between passengers and cargo.
I've got an RV with a Detroit 8V92TA, it's hard to beat the sound of a big two stroke Detroit diesel.
A Continental O-470 has a nice loping sound at idle as well.
I've got a 1955 Cessna 180, I see no problem with buying an older Cessna as long as it gets a good inspection.
Yet one more on the how much to tip list that I will completely ignore.
You might consider a firewall mounted lightweight battery. I've got one and it works very well, shorter cable runs by 10-12 feet and takes...
One of our FOs flies his Cardinal RG in there several times a month to go to work (he lives in Laughlin) he has never reported any issues. He even...
Not, well maybe a TURBO Beaver.:devil:
Absolutely, they also required a read back acknowledging the low altimeter setting.
Info stuff, GE=gear extend, F28=flaps 28, SR=slat retract. Depending on configuration there are others, the meanings are similar.
That would be it.
In case anyone wonders, those two diamonds to the right of the airplane symbol are a FedEx and a Cathay 777 ahead of us. They had us keep the...