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Best ATR stories ever told

at7driver

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So long FROG

stories that will begin with,

....back in the good ole days we.......


some of the best crews/times one could ask for.
 

COOPERVANE

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Last flight supposed to arrive in the ATL @17:59 today.

Anybody taking bets that it will be late due to a mechanical?
 

COOPERVANE

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Funny, the last scheduled flight is supposed to arrive into ATL at 1759, but there is actually a delayed flight (5532)coming from MYR that is supposed to arrive at 1907. Delay code is NS-Misc comments
 

CFI2766

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I once spent an evening in Hilton Head with a captain, a cute flight attendant, and 12 pack of Corona. It was close to the new year's, and the hotel was nearly empty.

Really good times were had.

Fast forward to the next morning: Turns out the girl was diabetic, and we detoured the van ride from the hotel to HHI hospital to get her recovered from a serious diabetic/insulin condition.

Many, many lessons were learned from that event.:beer:
 

Max Q

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I once spent an evening in Hilton Head with a captain, a cute flight attendant, and 12 pack of Corona. It was close to the new year's, and the hotel was nearly empty.

Really good times were had.

Fast forward to the next morning: Turns out the girl was diabetic, and we detoured the van ride from the hotel to HHI hospital to get her recovered from a serious diabetic/insulin condition.

Many, many lessons were learned from that event.:beer:

That's the GW I know. *high 5*

-Brett
 

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cue mcpickle in 3....2.....
 

Captain Morgan

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As someone who doesn't/hasn't flown the ATR, i've always wanted to. It saddens me that another nail is in the coffin of the turboprop. Damn RJs! I heard there are advantages to having the cargo compartment between you and the pax. :)
 

JoeMerchant

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Funny, the last scheduled flight is supposed to arrive into ATL at 1759, but there is actually a delayed flight (5532)coming from MYR that is supposed to arrive at 1907. Delay code is NS-Misc comments

It was actually a 70 seat upgrade flight...ATR has been doing a lot of 70 seat trips lately....
 

CFI2766

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Damn RJs! I heard there are advantages to having the cargo compartment between you and the pax. :)[/quote]


Well, not so much, but still one of my best memories.

'Twas perhaps my second or third flight out of IOE on the ATR. I was flying with an INSANE captain, who happened to be able to fly the S#$% out of the airplane. One last trip before the day was done, and it was a short trip to CSG. I was learning a lot and having the time of my life.

With a deferred cargo door motor.

(For non ATR types, this means that the cargo door must be opened by hand, using a hand crank, and nearly 400 revolutions of said hand crank.)

Being new, and not knowing that this particular task could be delegated to a ramper, I snapped-to and started cranking with a vengence. After nearly 50 turns of the hand crank, my hand slipped off of the device and impacted the cockpit door. The bullet-resistant, two inch thick, solid metal cockpit door.

Now I've been around the world a time or two, but that particular day, in the forward cargo hold of an ATR on the ramp in Columbus, GA, I said some things, at the top of my vocal ability, that I had never thought myself capable of. (In retrospect, I'm pretty proud that I was that creative under stress...) I cussed everything French, everything to do with ASA, and especially everything to do with Columbus, GA.

As I faded to the deck of the A/C with a bloodied pulp of a paw, the door to the passenger cabin slowly opened.

Unbeknowest (sp? sure, I just made that a word...) to my rookie-self, the first five to six rows of still present, wide-eyed, passengers had heard every syllable of my tirade through the thin plastic/composite bulkhead that separated the two comparments.

I'm certain that I would have lost my job that day, had I not had a banged up hand to garner sympathy points from the fare paying passengers.

I'm gonna miss the ATR. :beer:
 

CF34-3B1

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someone has to tell the one about the monkey getting out of its cage and knocking on the cockpit door.

I'll let the senior ATR guys tell it, since they probably know the details better.
 

bigshooter107

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someone has to tell the one about the monkey getting out of its cage and knocking on the cockpit door.

I'll let the senior ATR guys tell it, since they probably know the details better.

Just spilled my drink. I have to know. Suprised we have not heard more stories, busted by the ramper getin it on, and so forth? Thought we would have five pages by now.
 

cheerios2

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i will miss the massive amount and staggering creativity of the porn found in the front of the atr.

Thanks to a recent addition I can never see a KING SCHOOLS advertisement without cracking a bit.

How do you know your getting on an atr? when you walk up to the previous crew and the only pertinent info they give you about the plane is its "asian themed" and a packs defered..
 
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