airline flying

An Unusual Crew

March 15, 2009

Yesterday I began my one trip for the month of March, a 13-day jaunt around Asia with a couple of round-trips back to the U.S. included in the mix. We started with a leg from Motor City to Nagoya, Japan. The crew for this leg was a little different than I have had lately, for […]

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Big Tow Little Tow

December 13, 2008

Traffic was backed up a little as we were leaving Tokyo the other day which meant we had to to wait in line on the parallel for our turn to take off. We happened to stop just abeam a parking apron where a maintenance crew was readying a 747 for tow. They were using one […]

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Professional Pilots (?)

October 9, 2008

I just received the latest issue of the AvFlash newsletter which summarizes the articles on the AvWeb home page. Once again I find myself saying “What were these people thinking?”. The article that generated my comment was titled: Airline Crews in Trouble over YouTube Videos.  Just the title generates all sorts of ‘wonderful’ mental pictures. […]

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Making Aviation Hard

August 19, 2008

I have been spending the past few days working in my hangar, but yesterday I took a little break and sat at a local coffee house, had a designer coffee and read a few aviation blogs and email newsletters.  At the end of my last trip I had started this post, but had not finished […]

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Can Flying be Routine?

May 27, 2008

If you are really a ‘flying nut’, can flying ever really get to be routine? I don’t think so, even though I used that phrase in my last post. As the junior member of the crew on the flight back to the U.S., I drew the first break. On long-haul flights with aircraft that have […]

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