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Entries from July 2005

Return To Flight…

July 26th, 2005 · No Comments

After nearly twenty-five years and over a hundred missions, watching a Space Shuttle launch still chokes me up. Today’s launch was special, of course. It was NASA’s “Return To Flight.” For many of us in the United States, Space Shuttle missions had become sort of ordinary. From 1990 through 2003, NASA averaged between 5 and […]

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During the down-time, I…

July 26th, 2005 · 5 Comments

I got to wondering the other day what other airline pilots do with their downtime in hotels while on the road. Lately for me, it’s been a whole lot of nothing. Normally, I’m out sightseeing if the overnight is long enough. I haven’t recently been blessed with the best overnights for that in terms of […]

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A little bit of Wright Amendment News…

July 19th, 2005 · 9 Comments

Wright bill to be filed in Senate By Trebor Banstetter Star-Telegram Staff Writer A Nevada senator plans to file a bill to repeal the Wright Amendment in the U.S. Senate today, a move that will intensify the drive to lift restrictions at Dallas Love Field. John Ensign, a Republican and a member of the Senate […]

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Jeannen’s got cajones! YAY!

July 18th, 2005 · No Comments

After nearly seven years of putting up with her superior’s idiocy, my wife Jeannen finally told them where to go. She quit her job today and believe it or not, I’m very proud of her! For as long as she’s worked where she was, she’d been treated like a second-class worker bee. Even though Jeannen […]

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Lightning flashes…

July 16th, 2005 · 7 Comments

Today as we sat on gate A7 in Baltimore, a thunderstorm moved over the airport. The frequency of the lightning strikes were so high and it’s proximity was so close that they shut doen the movement areas of the airport. All the ramp workers were ordered inside for safety’s sake. This is not an uncommon […]

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One of the 2%…

July 14th, 2005 · 5 Comments

Back on the 4th of June, Sam over at Blogging at FL250 made a post about the differences between a good captain and a bad captain. Everyone I talk to here says that 98% of the folks I fly with are really good people. I guess it’s my week to fly with one of the […]

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Welcome note…

July 13th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Please take a moment to welcome a new member to our little (yet rapidly growing) aviation blogosphere! Bad Attitude Aaron DeAngelis is a 16 year old who likes people to think he’s precocious with an over-inflated ego. He’s really just an all around braniac and nice guy. Go root for him as he begins his […]

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Got Wings?

July 13th, 2005 · 5 Comments

An experiment… I’m getting kind of fed-up with all the B.S. that goes on in an overly-popular aviation-related (or at least supposedly) bulletin board. So, since the “other” bulletin board is more of a pain than it’s worth, I’ve decided to experiment with my own. Using a free bulletin board system from proboards.com, I’ve set […]

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Politics and Baseball…

July 11th, 2005 · 5 Comments

Back in 2002, in Rapid City, South Dakota, I was informed by our operations agent there that I’d be carrying a certain (and now former) Senator (who’s name we won’t mention, but rhymes with Tom Daschle) on our flight down to Denver. The ops agent said that he wanted to pre-board, as well. About half […]

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The bag drag…

July 9th, 2005 · 5 Comments

I’m in the middle of a four-day trip at the moment. Fortunately for me, all of my trips this month either have an overnight in LAX or an overnight in BUR. Tonight, my overnight city is LAX, so I’m staying at home instead of in an empty hotel room. Seeing my wife and daughter one […]

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