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Entries from March 2006

Woo!

March 31st, 2006 · 6 Comments

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How It’s Done (Part 3)

March 28th, 2006 · 2 Comments

While in training, airline pilots have at their disposal quite a large number of manuals with which to study the operations of the aircraft’s systems. These manuals, for the most part, are written in a very succint and easy-to-understand manner, so as to keep the learning curve relatively shallow for those that are learning a […]

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How It’s Done (Part 2)…

March 26th, 2006 · 6 Comments

In my previous entry, I discussed (in general terms) how a cockpit crew might react to certain inflight abnormalities. When faced with an inflight issue, airline pilots have access to a very concise manual that guides them as they deal with the rogue system. This manual is called a Quick Reference Handbook, or QRH, and […]

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How it’s done…

March 22nd, 2006 · 7 Comments

Those of you that have been around the industry a fair degree will be familiar with what I’m about to discuss. This post is for the readers who might want a little insite into our training when it comes to handling abnormal in-flight scenarios. Let’s take equipment failure as our first example. If a piece […]

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All Aboard!!!

March 19th, 2006 · 4 Comments

Had quite the long day a few days ago. 7:55 minutes block time. That’s five minutes shy of our 8:00 maximum in a 24 hour period. We flew all that in just two legs, starting in Hartford at KBDL. Our first flight was a quick 1:10 minute hop to Philly, where we turned the airplane […]

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Gags, jokes, etc…

March 11th, 2006 · 6 Comments

Trixie (not her real name) over at Cockpit Conversation recently wrote about a person who was new to her airline being smart enough to know she was being funned-with by a pilot who asked her to get him a “bucket of propwash.” Her response to him: “I’m not THAT new!” That story got me thinking […]

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Feet Wet…

March 3rd, 2006 · 5 Comments

I experienced something new today. For the first time as the pilot of an aircraft, I looked out the window to find nothing but water for as far as I could see. Recently, my airline completed the process of retrofitting our entire fleet with the equipment required to operate over-water out to 250 nautical miles. […]

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