An interesting article written in 2006.
“FedEx Burns Another
Safety Lessons from the Latest Accident of a FedEx Aircraft
Air Safety Week 08/07/2006
It’s been an article of faith among multi-engine pilots that if you
drive your bird in a little hard, forget to flare or kick off the...
I lived and flew a widebody in Africa to a lesser known destinations for a few years, and as was said above, have a good sense of humor. Everything has it's own time, some might take days or never happen at all.
Get all your shots updated, drink bottle water or beer. No ice or salad (washed...
There's always an exception to the rules. We have flown our whales into Afghanistan for a few years now but the Stated department did not allow our whales into Iraq until a few months ago.
Yes, shoulda dot my tees and crossed my iis.
As far as I know, Volga-Dnepr is the operator for the 124s...
Here's what I know and may be help clear some of this stuff up. I'll keep it simple and to the point.
One, those IED proof troop carriers do not fit in the 747 or DC 10. And I'll bet they are probably too heavy for any K-loaders out there. Hence the AN-124. They can just drive those...
First furlough for Kalitta since Connie restarted the company back in Nov. 2000. After 8 years of growth and expansions and now this. My prayers to all whose names are on the furlough list. What a way to ring in the holidays. Tough times ahead for all.
Timing is everything.
Like I mentioned on the other thread, a few years back we were hiring turbo-prop guys with 3000 hrs. Now we have a surplus of widebody drivers (ATA, Focus, Cargo 360 and folks that have jumped ship from Evergreen, Polar etc.) with lots of hours including PIC...
Heard that there will be no more new hire class for the rest of the year at K4 due to training (IOE) backlog. And yes, the mins have gone up, buyers market.
A few years ago, we were getting guys right off B-1900 with 3000 hrs. It's all timing I suppose.
Wow, you sure HEAR a lot of things but was never ever there but claim to have the t-shirt.
I'm not even going to get into it with you because I don't think its worth my time and I also believe that self declared public ignorancy is a special gift.
Here's the ORD incident:
First of all, we...