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FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby 3WE » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:11 pm

On Jan 26 I will be going KSTL ==> KATL ==> KBHM, returning Jan 30.

I will be checking out liveries and aircraft that are very familiar to you. Along with notes for flight reports, I will be photographing the beverage service and watching the pre-takeoff flap deployment.

Is there any chance that I will get to experience genious airmanship from the NSGPOTM?

If so, is there a chance I can buy you a fish dinner beforehand?

Please respond if I need to supply times or flight numbers.
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Re: FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby Not_Karl » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:01 pm

I will be photographing the beverage service and watching the pre-takeoff flap deployment.
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby OldSowBreath » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:24 pm

Please photograph any non-gay hosties, and oblige.

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Re: FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby 3WE » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:51 pm

Please photograph any non-gay hosties, and oblige.
I fear that the odds of having a good looking hostie are less than the odds of Dummy or a colleague forgetting the flaps.
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Re: FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby flyboy2548m » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:07 pm

Make sure he stays away from Rwy 18 at Birmingham, if night and/or IMC.
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Re: FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby 3WE » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:14 pm

Make sure he stays away from Rwy 18 at Birmingham, if night and/or IMC.
Indeed

Of course, if he properly flys the approach...
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Re: FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby OldSowBreath » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:06 pm

Be sure and take in a dinner show in Branson.

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Re: FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby Dummy Pilot » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:46 am

Strangely enough, you miss me by one day. I'm flying into BHM on the 31st for a short layover and flying out on the 1st at O' dark forty five. It's a garbage 3 day trip that starts onthe 30th and I've been trying to dump it for weeks, but can't find anything to replace it. The only saving grace is that I have the prior 10 days off, and after the trip I start vacation (always bid for Super Bowl vacation). On the 30th I go TPA via DTW, but If I find myself in ATL for a reroute, I''ll drop a quick PM.

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Re: FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby 3WE » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:05 am

Another near miss...

A few years ago, you dropped in on STL during a snow and (unknown to me at the time) I got to watch you taxi out for your FO to do the takeoff.

Watching you maneuver down the taxiways and line up on the runway was a thing of incredible beauty.

http://airdisaster.info/10/forums/viewt ... ow+#p52175
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Total weather disaster!!!

Postby 3WE » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:36 pm

I bet your plans have changed.

Mine have changed by 1 day, ~36000 feet and several hundred knots.

Fortunately I photographed the drink service on the way over.
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Flight Report

Postby 3WE » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:52 pm

STL-ATL

Takeoff flaps were set before any forward movement. Hosties- 1 attractive, 2 average, 1 pretty senior. The captain (Bill?) seemed like he wanted to work for Southwest, he cracked a number of jokes, "ok, we’ve taxied the first mile, there’s only 473 to go, Corby’s flying the big jet this leg, the computer has us for 1 hour and one minute, Corby say’s he’ll do it in an hour even"…They even powered up on the taxiway and did the SWA sweeping, accelerating 60-degree turn onto runway 29 instead of a square-get the full length and hang the tail back over the threshold type of runway entry. The weather was interesting: a moderate amount of clouds around, but for the most part, we had good views of the ground. Got a great view of the Ohio-Mississippi confluence, Paducah, KY and Kentucky and Barkley lakes. The autopilot was goofy and on two occasions had us oscillating nose up-nose down on about a 3-second period. It was gentle, but you could feel it and it ran upwards of 10 cycles.

ATL-BHM

I had never noticed this before but the STL-ATL plane had two seats on the left, three on the right whereas the ATL-BHM plane had three on the left, two on the right. (I figure they probably rotate them during major maintenance times/sarcasm) Takeoff flaps were set before any forward movement. Hosties were rather nominal. The flight was 26 minutes. We climbed for 9 minutes, cruised for about 2 minutes and spend the rest of the time working down. We landed on 20-something. It was night and I could not see a whole lot, but it seemed we were dipping below some terrain off to the right…

General comments- after some recent unpleasant flights on a tightly configured 757, I have to compliment Delta and their newer thin seats and seat pitch. Don’t get me wrong- it wasn’t roomy but at least I fit as opposed to some more recent 757 rides. The MD-80 also was smooth and quiet!

The return was “immediately” after the “snowstorm” that “destroyed” both Atlanta and Birmingham- Delta was listing the flights as “on time”…however flightaware was showing minimal traffic out of ATL…around four hours before flight time, the cancellation came…got to go home by driving.
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Re: Flight Report

Postby flyboy2548m » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:19 pm

ATL-BHM
I had never noticed this before but the STL-ATL plane had two seats on the left, three on the right whereas the ATL-BHM plane had three on the left, two on the right.
Don't suppose you noticed that one of those airplanes was considerably quieter?
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Re: FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby 3WE » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:10 pm

Maybe the MD-90 from STL was quieter than the -88...But where you sit has an even bigger influence on what you hear and I was over the wing vs. behind the wing on the two flights so I cannot say with any certainty.

What's the right answer?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL2 ... /KSTL/KATL

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL2 ... /KATL/KBHM
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Re: FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby flyboy2548m » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:30 pm

Maybe the MD-90 from STL was quieter than the -88...But where you sit has an even bigger influence on what you hear and I was over the wing vs. behind the wing on the two flights so I cannot say with any certainty.

What's the right answer?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL2 ... /KSTL/KATL

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL2 ... /KATL/KBHM
The right answer is that when you can tell an MD-90 from an MD-88, maybe you can think about lecturing me on the Space Shuttle. Or anything else.
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Re: Flight Report

Postby Not_Karl » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:56 pm

(...)
I think my Interwebs browser is malfunctioning: I can't see any picture of the IFE and drink service :| .
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Re: Flight Report

Postby 3WE » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:24 pm

(...)
I think my Interwebs browser is malfunctioning: I can't see any picture of the IFE and drink service :| .
Nope...MY interwebs browser is malfunctioning: I can't upload any picture of the drink service. :cry:
The image file you tried to attach is invalid.

Fatal error: Not able to open ./cache/data_global.php in /var/www/web0/html/forums/includes/acm/acm_file.php on line 106
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Re: Flight Report

Postby Not_Karl » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:37 am

Nope...MY interwebs browser is malfunctioning: I can't upload any picture of the drink service. :cry:
Oh noes, you broke the Interwebs :| .

Try with an image host like http://postimage.org/.
Please, do it as soon as possible: I need material for my upcoming Nair Fest.
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Re: Flight Report

Postby 3WE » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:57 pm

Nope...MY interwebs browser is malfunctioning: I can't upload any picture of the drink service. :cry:
Oh noes, you broke the Interwebs :| .

Try with an image host like http://postimage.org/.
Please, do it as soon as possible: I need material for my upcoming Nair Fest.
I put it in a more appropriate place...

http://forums.jetphotos.net/showthread. ... post617202
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Re: Flight Report

Postby 3WE » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:13 pm

Nope...MY interwebs browser is malfunctioning: I can't upload any picture of the drink service. :cry:
Oh noes, you broke the Interwebs :| .

Try with an image host like http://postimage.org/.
Please, do it as soon as possible: I need material for my upcoming Nair Fest.
I put it in a more appropriate place...

http://forums.jetphotos.net/showthread. ... post617202
Not_Karl...I went to a special effort to photograph the drink service and post it...all for you man!

Are you going to Not_Reply? :(
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Re: Flight Report

Postby Not_Karl » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:17 am

Not_Karl...I went to a special effort to photograph the drink service and post it...all for you man!

Are you going to Not_Reply? :(
Thank you and sorry. Was the mini-pretzel good? Did the oranje juice have any booze in it?
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Re: FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby 3WE » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:42 am

No.
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Re: FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby Not_Karl » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:01 am

No.
:cry:
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Re: FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby 3WE » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:52 am

No.
:cry:
I really liked the livery and I guess one of the planes was markedly quieter than the other.
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Re: FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby 3WE » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:07 pm

This Sunday (March 16) KSTL ==> KRDU, Mid day departure.

You know the livery and the stop over.

However, at this time, I have not checked the aircraft types...they are sometimes RJ's or Boeings :(

Regardless of the type, flap usage will be monitored; however, I think I'll forego the drink-service photography this time.

@Flyboy- I will return 3/17 via another carrier with the aircraft likely being RJ's.

Ok, time to go shoot some landings on MSFS with an MD-80...
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Re: FAO Dummy Pilot

Postby Not_Karl » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:21 pm

Ok, time to go shoot some landings on MSFS with an MD-80...
no.

Practice with RJ's, in case you are needed in the cockpit for a heroic emergency landing if the pilots get drunk and/or naked and/or running.
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