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Continuing Evolvement of the 737…

May 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

Last December, the airline I fly for placed a rather LARGE order for Boeing’s newest iteration of their venerable and seemingly timeless 737, the 737 MAX. In fact, we will be the new aircraft’s launch customer, with deliveries starting in 2017 or sooner. The 737 MAX is Boeing’s answer to airline’s demands for a more […]

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Tags: Airliners · Aviation

A New Deal…

June 1st, 2009 · No Comments

For the last month, the pilots at my company have been hotly debating the pros and cons of a new tentatively-agreed-to collective bargaining agreement. The negotiating between the Company and the Pilots took two-and-a-half years to come to the point where we pilots are now voting on the new deal. The CBA we currently work […]

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Tags: Aviation · Operations

Load Factor…

April 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

During the month of March, I did something I don’t normally do. In addition to tracking the total time of each leg I fly in my little gray crew logbook, I decided to keep track of how many passengers I carried on each leg. It was interesting to see the changes from week to week […]

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Tags: Airliners · Aviation · Logbook · Operations · Uncategorized

Happenings…

March 30th, 2009 · No Comments

I don’t know exactly what’s been keeping me from writing for the blog, lately. I think it has at least partly to do with my recent discovery of Facebook, a site that I hate yet can’t seem to stop using. Rest assured, everything is still okay here. We became something of a victim of the […]

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Tags: Aviation · Operations · Personal · Photography

A Reinforcements Haiku…

January 18th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Round white office goods Reinforcing my Jepp charts Thanks, paper bungholes!

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Tags: Publications

Autothrottles…

January 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments

My company is in the process of developing a program that will revolutionize the way we navigate our aircraft from one point to another. We are transitioning to a “performance-based” navigation program, which will allow us to further automate the following of our planned flight path in all phases of flight. Essentially, we pilots will […]

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Tags: Airliners

Flagship 3701 – Revisited

January 11th, 2006 · 9 Comments

Back in June, I discussed the crash of Pinnacle Airlines flight 3701 that occurred near Jefferson City, MO. In this month’s issue of Popular Mechanics, an article by Jim Gorman looks further into the events leading up to the wreck as they’ve been uncovered by the NTSB. Though there is quite a bit of information […]

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Tags: Airliners · Aviation · Operations · Uncategorized