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Dec 10, 19, 1:56 pm
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Posted By freshairborne

No, the DEN PVR was on November 9th. Me and my FO...

No, the DEN PVR was on November 9th. Me and my FO deadheaded on that flight, jumped over to the adjacent gate to fly the PVR ORD flight. We actually DHd in first class because the contract requires...
Dec 2, 19, 1:52 pm
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Views: 7,585
Posted By freshairborne

Dang! Busted! Actually, my shoes are still shiny...

Dang! Busted! Actually, my shoes are still shiny from my final flight, except from a particularly slushy walkaround I did on my last (ever!) flight. Toronto ramp condition that morning reminds me of...
Nov 28, 19, 9:55 pm
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Views: 7,585
Posted By freshairborne

Yes, if youíre talking about the B concourse. We...

Yes, if youíre talking about the B concourse. We will be doing about a trip a month for mini-vacations.
The halls of flight operations, no, except to drop in occasionally to see my friends who work...
Nov 26, 19, 10:39 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 53,042
Posted By freshairborne

Quite a few pilots have small planes, and others...

Quite a few pilots have small planes, and others rent them. Iíd guess 20-30% fly small planes on the side. A lot of my friends do.

Having paid my way through college instructing and other flying...
Nov 26, 19, 10:30 pm
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Views: 53,042
Posted By freshairborne

Are you talking about mainline or express? ...

Are you talking about mainline or express?

FAB
Nov 26, 19, 10:22 pm
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Views: 7,585
Posted By freshairborne

Dude, I totally sweated that! I had told my FO...

Dude, I totally sweated that! I had told my FO before the trip that I was doing all the landings until I aced one, then she got the rest. Iíve flown with her lots, and she always wins the beer bet,...
Nov 26, 19, 10:13 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 7,585
Posted By freshairborne

I bet he will get a little weepy on his last day...

I bet he will get a little weepy on his last day and final transmission, as have many before him and will many after him. I think itís pretty common in those settings and I canít say I wasnít a tiny...
Nov 26, 19, 1:49 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 53,042
Posted By freshairborne

Cool, thread is open! Hereís the A-319/320...

Cool, thread is open! Hereís the A-319/320 version of what LarryJ said for the 737:

They (no we anymore: retired 2 weeks ago) will run the engines up to 1.5 EPR (engine pressure ratio, a thrust...
Nov 26, 19, 1:12 pm
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Posted By freshairborne

Hi, Goalie! No, not Navy, all civilian all the...

Hi, Goalie! No, not Navy, all civilian all the way. But Iíll take it! Thanks

FAB



According to the DEN Chief Pilot, I carried 1.3 million passengers, took 99 successful sim and airplane...
Nov 26, 19, 12:42 pm
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Posted By freshairborne

Sb3, my wife and I have been traveling a lot, and...

Sb3, my wife and I have been traveling a lot, and will do a lot more. Sheís going to quit her gig (non-airline) mid next year, and will do lots more. We typically buy tickets, usually on United...
Nov 26, 19, 12:34 pm
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Views: 7,585
Posted By freshairborne

No extra charge, Larry! FAB

No extra charge, Larry!

FAB
Nov 26, 19, 12:32 pm
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Posted By freshairborne

Thank you, WineCountry. So far, so good! DEN is a...

Thank you, WineCountry. So far, so good! DEN is a mess with a pretty nasty snowstorm right now, and though my heart goes out to the pax, airport staff, and my fellow pilots right now, I do not miss...
Nov 26, 19, 12:28 pm
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Views: 7,585
Posted By freshairborne

Thank you, clubord, and no extra charge (Iím...

Thank you, clubord, and no extra charge (Iím guessing) for the seniority boost!

FAB
Nov 25, 19, 9:27 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 7,585
Posted By freshairborne

departing the final fix outbound

Careful, loooong post!!




It has been a while since I posted on this forum, but I keep an eye on it periodically. Back a few years ago, there was a thread called UNITED PILOT Q&A, and I used...
Mar 1, 19, 2:23 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,422
Posted By freshairborne

. I flew those planes for 5,000 hours from both...

. I flew those planes for 5,000 hours from both seats and never had one even creak funny.

FAB
Nov 8, 18, 8:26 pm
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Posted By freshairborne

The servantsí quarters werenít available so they...

The servantsí quarters werenít available so they put the help up at another place that real people stay?!?!?

FAB
Oct 21, 18, 12:12 am
Replies: 139
Views: 53,042
Posted By freshairborne

I have kids, big and small, in my cockpit for...

I have kids, big and small, in my cockpit for pictures on about half the flights I fly. It is not standard, per se, but it is welcomed when the opportunity arises.

FAB
Oct 6, 18, 1:35 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,907
Posted By freshairborne

Youíd never identify me because I donít wear my...

Youíd never identify me because I donít wear my crew badge, donít ask for drinks, put my junk under the seat, and donít tell anyone who i am. I know a lot of the flight attendants but we donít go out...
Oct 5, 18, 11:11 pm
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Views: 504,712
Posted By freshairborne

Thank you! Iíve been remiss, I know. When the...

Thank you! Iíve been remiss, I know. When the thread about asking pilots stuff was active, I had more to contribute.

My my wife is pressing me to write some sort of memoir when I retire in 1 year,...
Oct 5, 18, 11:00 pm
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Views: 504,712
Posted By freshairborne

I guess I didnít press that point, but yes, she...

I guess I didnít press that point, but yes, she was mistaken for a FA. No excuse for that anyway. Everyone on my flight deserves respect.
She was pretty put off by that, but I told her the story of...
Oct 5, 18, 10:46 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,907
Posted By freshairborne

The uncertainty of whether my wife and I will be...

The uncertainty of whether my wife and I will be able to get on a plane as space-available passengers is always a concern so we almost always buy tickets like everyone else. The only time I fly on...
Oct 3, 18, 2:27 am
Replies: 1,151
Views: 504,712
Posted By freshairborne

Hereís one about a DYKWIA who is also a...

Hereís one about a DYKWIA who is also a ICTAPFAFASIJBAJTE (I canít tell a pilot from a flight attendant so Iíll just be a jerk to everyone). The pure ignoramusity (new word) of this kind of stuff...
Jun 24, 18, 1:35 am
Replies: 28
Views: 5,018
Posted By freshairborne

I carry a few bags full of these wings to hand...

I carry a few bags full of these wings to hand out. I have a set of metal United wings from a garage sale, and several bags of the gold-plated ones, blue ones, and current ones.

When I graduated...
Apr 19, 18, 12:38 pm
Replies: 763
Views: 137,039
Posted By freshairborne

My wife just went on the United website to check...

My wife just went on the United website to check in for a flight tomorrow and saw that her seat got changed. This time from an E- window seat to an E-middle seat. When she called res, the asked her...
Mar 25, 18, 11:10 pm
Replies: 763
Views: 137,039
Posted By freshairborne

I know I was at least identified as an employee...

I know I was at least identified as an employee by the res agent, so itís not a stretch to say Iím easily identifiable as such throughout the system. The question I have is would that have any...
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