pax on floor of cargo plane

jsoceanlord

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skydivers sit on the floor of planes, eskimo's probably sit on the floor of cargo planes in the bush (without seats) and people on small islands should have a little regulatory latitude in being able to fly without being in a seat.

if you live in the continental usa, you can drive to get somewhere, but if you're on a little island air transport can be the only option.

call me 'flying scared in the caribbean'

(plus people are always having one emergency or another and needing a ride in my cargo plane)
 

OtterFO

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I've never had an "eskimo" sit on the floor of my "cargo plane." Haven't had a native sit on the floor either.

Where are you going with this?
 

Tim47SIP

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Floor sitting

I think he left for another drink! Might not be back tonight.:rolleyes:
 

MetroSheriff

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I think 'ol JSOceanlord has been drinking the firewater again. Perhaps he got into "grampa's cough syrup.

Oh well, at least he is not trying to hawk his book again...
 

A Squared

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well, Jeff,

I fly cargo planes in "eskimo" country, and I can assure you that there are none sitting around on the floor of my plane. An acquaintance got a suspension for a child sitting on it's mother's lap in his Navajo. The kid had a seat but climbed into mom's lap as they were taxiing in, and a fed saw them. I don't think you're going to find natives sitting on floors, except *maybe* some outlaw operator.

It sounds to me like you're trying to rationalize a little breaking of some laws you find inconvenient. ...... good luck, remember what happened with the stolen goods on your boat.

regards
 

jsoceanlord

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you guys have quite a memory.

it's true i'm at the embassy suites hotel next to san juan airport and they do have free drinks - so yes, i'm a little stoned.

let's just say that if i had landed five minutes later last friday my career may have been toast. an inspector was 150 yards away and closing (i.e. walking closer) when a group of people walked away from my cargo plane. a couple cessna's blocked his view.

were they just greeting me or what? i'm not saying.

my point was that if you live on a little island and want to go to another little island ten miles away, instead of taking a broken down fisihing boat, etc, it may be safer to sit on the floor of my 3 engine piston plane. inspector's should show a little flexibility in that case and take a chill pill; it's not like there's the option of driving a car

(needless to say only cargo will be carried in the future)
 

troy

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Of all the years of working on the ramp, I have never met an inspector that was "flexable". And they NEVER, NEVER have a sense of humor. (at least not the ones I met)
 
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