Timid deviators

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Buddy of mine from another airline, was chatting with me this am.

As an FO for a few years, and not his first airline, he was concerned about a few pilots he has flown with recently that seem timid about deviations around tx, to the point of books flying and full power and not getting out of 4000 fpm downdrafts.


What is with this macho refusal to take what is necessary on deviations to stay out of the red?
 

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Only pu$$ies stay away from the red. Real men fly on through and have the FO hold onto the wings once they separate from the fuselage. BTW, my pecker hangs lower than yours.
 

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I dont know why but reading that made me want to knock myself out with my desk.

Saying "ten left for WX" was one of the things that made flying 121 fun for me.
 

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Buddy of mine from another airline, was chatting with me this am.

As an FO for a few years, and not his first airline, he was concerned about a few pilots he has flown with recently that seem timid about deviations around tx, to the point of books flying and full power and not getting out of 4000 fpm downdrafts.


What is with this macho refusal to take what is necessary on deviations to stay out of the red?
Your buddy must be flying for MESA!!!!!

(Just look at their record!)
 

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Buddy of mine from another airline, was chatting with me this am.

As an FO for a few years, and not his first airline, he was concerned about a few pilots he has flown with recently that seem timid about deviations around tx, to the point of books flying and full power and not getting out of 4000 fpm downdrafts.


What is with this macho refusal to take what is necessary on deviations to stay out of the red?
I'm pretty sure I wouldn't describe it as macho. The word 'stupid' comes to mind.
 

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...he was concerned about a few pilots he has flown with recently that seem timid about deviations around tx...
As a native Texan, I take offense to anyone that feels the need to deviate around my fine home state. To each their own, I guess...enjoy wasting all that fuel just to clear our airspace.

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What bothers me are the ppl that deviate around anything thicker than mist.
 

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What record do you speak of?
Just ask PDub!

-Every post about MESA, that idiot eventually chimes in with "just look at our record" in response to all the well deserved chiding and criticism that craphole of an airline has so justly deserved.
 

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What bothers me are the ppl that deviate around anything thicker than mist.

This. Or the guys that run the radar even though you're on top and can see it's only stratus as far as the eye can see.
 

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I'm finishing 5 months off and I still thimk pilots are losers
 

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I'm pretty sure I wouldn't describe it as macho. The word 'stupid' comes to mind.
Here's my gripe with these guys and gals. I am liberal with the seatbelt sign, and most likely it is off if it is light chop or less. I'd prefer you deviate around the weather so I don't have to play, "finger 'F' the seatbelt sign" all flight long. There are probably passengers up in the lav, and for sure the FA(s) are up in the aisle. On my brief, I promised not to send them (FAs) into the ceiling because of weather, or your ********************ty navigating.

Also, take a look at your ground speed. Even in the POS CRJ we are probably doing close to 450-500 mph across the ground in cruise. It adds no more than a few minutes to deviate 15-20 miles off course to avoid the weather.

I also enjoy passengers saying they enjoyed the ride when they deplane. I usually don't hear those comments after we've spent the majority of the flight making sure the Continuous Ignition and TURB Buttons are selected.
 

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If you're not scared it's because you don't understand the danger.
 

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What bothers me are the ppl that deviate around anything thicker than mist.
going around clouds, though they may be harmless, makes for a seemlessly smooth ride. Both your flight attendants and less than agile pax won't appreciate being knocked over by a quick light chop.

This. Or the guys that run the radar even though you're on top and can see it's only stratus as far as the eye can see.
it's probably a good idea to paint the storms you can't see under you just in case you need to make an emergency descent.

If you're not scared it's because you don't understand the danger.
precisely...t'storms claim airliners year after year, yet it's ridiculously preventable. Leave penetrating for the French...
 
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