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FAA will begin random ramp and line checks @ mesaba starting 7/27/09

MesabaDriver

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FYI...According to the FAA the MEM base for Mesaba will be the initial focus for increased line checks and ramp checks starting Monday July 27, 2009 @ XJ. This is due to the recent focus placed on regional airlines. Make sure you have all you manuals up to date and certificates on hand. Be careful.
 

Salukipilot4590

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Shouldn't your manuals, plates and certificates always be up to date and current?

Sounds like a waste of resources to me!
 

Erlanger

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FYI...According to the FAA the MEM base for Mesaba will be the initial focus for increased line checks and ramp checks starting Monday July 27, 2009 @ XJ. This is due to the recent focus placed on regional airlines. Make sure you have all you manuals up to date and certificates on hand. Be careful.

This is already going on at most regionals in response to the Colgan accident. And if it ain't yet, it will very soon. This also includes observing PCs and all training events. To make sure it's getting done Washington has given quotas that the respective FSDOs on a particuliar regional airline must complete by a certain date.
 

flyboyzii

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The Feds are crawling all over the St. Louis FSDO.
 

big shacks

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Welcome on the Saab in summer without an apu and a POS air cart. Something tells me they won't be hanging around the A side for long.
 

Limeyflyer

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Already had 3 Feds in 2 days on DTW-TOL turns, they like to keep the flights short .
 

cjdriver

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They need to start with Mesaba in MSP. Especially the MCW-FOD routes. These guys piss around at MCW shooting approaches and going missed with 1000/3 wx all the time. Must be a training route. No concern for normal operations in the area. Pile on.....
 

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Typical govt. response...I'm sure the Colgan crash and PNCL crash were caused by out of date publications or not having a license in the wallet:rolleyes:

What we do without the government looking out for us?
 

flyboyzii

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This is code for "Your MOM":p


You totally missed the POINT in my humor. UM....."Feds...FSDO" You know......THAT is their workplace. It clearly went waaaaaaaaaay above your head. A few more years glasshoppah and you will learn
 

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Typical govt. response...I'm sure the Colgan crash and PNCL crash were caused by out of date publications or not having a license in the wallet:rolleyes:

What we do without the government looking out for us?

True. FAA responds by walking around with their heads up their a$$es.
 

piav8r

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They need to start with Mesaba in MSP. Especially the MCW-FOD routes. These guys piss around at MCW shooting approaches and going missed with 1000/3 wx all the time. Must be a training route. No concern for normal operations in the area. Pile on.....

Dude.... put the crack pipe down... comments like this one prove you don't know the pilots at Mesaba, the rules they fly under, or have a shred of common sense...
 

XJohXJ

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Umm, also, it's probably worth noting that every single "route" is a training "route." That's what IOE and all other line training is all about.
 

piav8r

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Might help if cjdriver understood that with a required 1500 foot traffic pattern, basic VFR weather mins mean that we technically need around 2,000 feet to fly a VFR traffic pattern.

He probably doesnt' understand stabilized approach criteria either as XJ defines it....

Always easier to crucify a group of people rather than make truly informed and educated statements.
 
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