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Southwest taxis past me while I roll out on landing

satpak77

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WTF

Semi-sarcastic post

(If SWA can get away with it, more power to them....)

I landed the other day in the King Air, on roll-out coming down thru 80 knots, 60, 40, 30, I see a SWA on the parallel to my runway maintaining pace with me, then pass me (I never fully stopped) as I came down thru 20 knots or so and turned onto the high speed. I guess they were going to another runway

My copilot told me "whats he gonna do, rotate"

!!!!!

Note: Earlier in the day, tower asked American if they would be ready at the end and AA responded "We will need a few minutes"

Hmm whats up with that
 
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Our FOM says 20 knots max but 30 knots on a straightaway.

If no one's in front of me and I have a mile of taxiway to go then 29 knots it is.
 

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Note: Earlier in the day, tower asked American if they would be ready at the end and AA responded "We will need a few minutes"

Hmm whats up with that

Probably waiting on his closeout. Can't T/O without the numbers!
 

cal73cap

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Had one taxi past me in FLL, at least 60 knots, no exaggeration! Taxied behind him to the runway at my usual 20, he was number three for takeoff, I was four. My First and I couldn't believe it.
 

GuppyWN

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Satpak,

What is a safe taxi speed in a 737 on a one mile long straight taxiway?

I think it's 50 knots but I'm only allowed 30!

Gup
 

flint4xx

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WTF

Semi-sarcastic post

(If SWA can get away with it, more power to them....)

I landed the other day in the King Air, on roll-out coming down thru 80 knots, 60, 40, 30, I see a SWA on the parallel to my runway maintaining pace with me, then pass me (I never fully stopped) as I came down thru 20 knots or so and turned onto the high speed. I guess they were going to another runway

My copilot told me "whats he gonna do, rotate"

!!!!!

Note: Earlier in the day, tower asked American if they would be ready at the end and AA responded "We will need a few minutes"

Hmm whats up with that

Dude, you're getting that government stink on you, semi-sacastic response...
 

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WTF


Note: Earlier in the day, tower asked American if they would be ready at the end and AA responded "We will need a few minutes"

Hmm whats up with that

May have been me.

When #1 at the runway, I hit the PA audio for a quick check on the FA's pax briefing. If I hear the tape of "Jorge" reading leaf blower operating instructions in esspanyol, we end up waiting a minute.

A few of us have figured out there aren't any "air medals" awarded for rushing, and you will get nuked if you screw up while in a hurry, especially without a ASAP program up and running.
 

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Don't worry about SWA's taxi speed. Just tuck in close in the draft and save some gas. No bump drafting, though. That would be bad.

:D
 

N1atEcon

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I love it when the controllers see some (insert name) carrier doing the 2 knot taxi and the controller has the other carrier behind him back taxi and then clear them for takeoff. If you want to do a work action do it on your own time...
 

ATRCAPT

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Probably two commuters trying to make their flight home.
 

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I think it is a little sad though..

I don't like pay per trip. Rush all day long, taxi, fly as fast as you can - so you can have a couple of extra minutes to inhale a burger and fries while reading the check list. I can see it being fun for the first few months, but same airplane, same 30 minute turns and rush for the rest of the career...

Not quite the set up of airline pilot job I dreamed about in high school.

Not good on the life span either.

And all of this just so that the company can look at historic blocks and cut flight times and pay per trip too!
 

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Don't worry about SWA's taxi speed. Just tuck in close in the draft and save some gas. No bump drafting, though. That would be bad.

:D

You can bump draft if both planes are going straight, just don't do it around a turn.
 

ATRCAPT

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I think it is a little sad though..

I don't like pay per trip. Rush all day long, taxi, fly as fast as you can - so you can have a couple of extra minutes to inhale a burger and fries while reading the check list. I can see it being fun for the first few months, but same airplane, same 30 minute turns and rush for the rest of the career...

Not quite the set up of airline pilot job I dreamed about in high school.

Not good on the life span either.





And all of this just so that the company can look at historic blocks and cut flight times and pay per trip too!

That's all very true, but show me any aspect of this job that is what you thought it would be when you were in high school.

I'm just doing this until I finish my best-selling novel anyway ; )
 

N1atEcon

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High School dreams, LOL. Good one!

I was dreaming about who I could get into the back of my Chevelle that weekend.
 

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I think it is a little sad though..

I don't like pay per trip. Rush all day long, taxi, fly as fast as you can - so you can have a couple of extra minutes to inhale a burger and fries while reading the check list. I can see it being fun for the first few months, but same airplane, same 30 minute turns and rush for the rest of the career...

Not quite the set up of airline pilot job I dreamed about in high school.

Not good on the life span either.

And all of this just so that the company can look at historic blocks and cut flight times and pay per trip too!

Good let me know who you are so I can make sure you will never be here.
 
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