Mr. Discount Airline Pilot Guy

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Last time I rode on express jet we rode in turbulence for an hour and I could see out my window that another ten feet up and we'd have been out of the clouds.

Then on approach its full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle....

ok you get the idea....


But hey, with pilots everyone knows that there is no relationship between quality of personnel and pay. While it’s tempting to point out that when there is no pay during training and a starting salary of 18K a year you might be recruiting morons that leave porn magazines on the dash board so passengers can see the cover whilst waiting in the terminal we all know that’s just not true. The quality of personnel is just super duper, even at the lowest paying regional airlines!
 
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Dashboards?!?

Hey cynic, planes I work on (and fly) have something called a glareshield. Your car (or your moms car) has a dashboard.
 

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Oh god, you work at the FBO too and say no we don't have maps, we have charts though.
 

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cynic said:
Then on approach its full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle....

ok you get the idea....
Ahhh, the beauty of 600 hour wonder pilots! :D

Actually I shouldn't say that, cause I had the exact same thing happen to me while on Southwest last year coming into Tulsa. All the way down the long final, all you heard were dramatic power changes. To top it off, we were going so slow as we were crossing the threshold he actually gave it what felt like almost full throttle. He gave it so much power that I thought for a couple seconds we were going around, but the then the wheels slammed into the runway.

Must've been new hire still getting his sea legs...
 

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Must've been new hire still getting his sea legs...
It wasn't those two nekid guys up there, was it?
 

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cynic said:
Last time I rode on express jet we rode in turbulence for an hour and I could see out my window that another ten feet up and we'd have been out of the clouds.

Then on approach its full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle, full power, power to idle....

ok you get the idea....


But hey, with pilots everyone knows that there is no relationship between quality of personnel and pay. While it’s tempting to point out that when there is no pay during training and a starting salary of 18K a year you might be recruiting morons that leave porn magazines on the dash board so passengers can see the cover whilst waiting in the terminal we all know that’s just not true. The quality of personnel is just super duper, even at the lowest paying regional airlines!

?????

I've been on the majors where this happens!!!!
 
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