"You might be a Regional pilot if..."

MetroSheriff

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I think there was a great thread a while back poking fun at our "regional" lifestyle. In the tradition of Jeff Foxworthy, submit your ideas....

For starters:

If your monthly bid package contains a 4 day pairing worth 13 block hours....you might be a regional pilot.


If "rig", to you, means a large truck or fishing gear.... you might be a regional pilot.


You get the idea, help me out here.:D
 

bssthound

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If you think long call reserve is two and a half hours . . . you might be a regional pilot!
 

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If it's one A.M. and you're "on duty" at the Texarkana Motor Inn...you might be a regional pilot.

If people lean into the cockpit and ask if you're over eighteen years of age...you might be a regional pilot.

If people ask you "how long do you have to fly those before they let you fly the real ones"...you might be a regional pilot.

If your aircraft was not manufactured in this hemisphere...you might be a regional pilot.

If your idea of a great layover is a hotel that has HBO and Showtime...you might be a regional pilot.

If the guy running the metal detector makes more money than you do...you might be a regional pilot.

If you've never actually seen a "crew meal"...you might be a regional pilot.

If ATC refuses to identify you as anything other than a prop...you might be a regional pilot.
 

Jetsnake

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I agree to all of the above,
but the best one I heard as of lately
was while I had to Deadhead back to
ORD on UAL in a 757...

This little old lady in front on me walked
on board and she turned to me and said,
"My, this is a little plane"

Jetsnake
 

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Regional pilotisms

If your idea of a busy airport is Prescott, you might be a regional pilot.

If your idea of a major hub is ABQ, you might be a regional pilot.

If your idea of fine dining after your shift is Pizza Hut pizza, you might be a regional pilot.

If you are 35 and live at home, you might be a regional pilot.

If your idea of a senior domicile is Farmington, you might be a regional pilot.
 

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If you see returning Smarte Carts from the airport parking lot for the $.25 reward as a viable way to boost your earnings (16 a day would almost buy you lunch).
 

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If you've ever hit an airport fast-food joint just after they closed to see if you can score any of the food they were going to throw out... you might be a regional pilot.


(A friend of mine did this while I was flying with him and hit the food court in Boston just after 9. He shall remain nameless...heh... but he knows who he is!)
 

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If your family hasn't spoken to you in three weeks because you came home with food on your breath . . . . . You just might be a regional pilot!!

Also, if at a ballgame you snuck into you end up fighting over a half-eaten hot dog someone else threw away . . . . . You might be a regional crew on a layover!
 

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If you go to the continental breakfast at the layover hotel and fill up your shopping bag to "stock up for later"...You might be a regional pilot.
 

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Four-wheel regional pilotisms

If your car is a '78 Olds Cutlass with 90,000 miles and on the third clutch that you've had installed, and with a collapsed headliner and a steering wheel inlay that disintegrates in your hand, you might be a regional airline pilot (or a poor, new CFI!).

If your idea of perfect, dependable transportation is a '77 Chevrolet four-door, you might be a regional pilot. I saw a three-striper in uniform driving what appeared to be this car at sunrise last week - just about show time. PS- Come to think of it, it might have been a '74 or '75! :)

If your response to this post is "What car?", you might be a regional airline pilot.
 
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You might be a regional pilot if you.....

-Have a crashpad with 5 people in one room.

-Don't ever tip the van driver.

Yes, I've seen both of the above.


You might be a regional lifer if.....

-You don't have a college degree.

-Have your 1000 PIC Turbine and still haven't applied anywhere.
 

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If you bid your month around hotels that offer the free breakfast in the morning....
 

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If you've ever hit an airport fast-food joint just after they closed to see if you can score any of the food they were going to throw out... you might be a regional pilot.
The SEA north terminal leaves the soda fountains on at night. Bring a cup.
 

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Re: Regional pilotisms

bobbysamd said:
If your idea of a busy airport is Prescott, you might be a regional pilot.

If your idea of a major hub is ABQ, you might be a regional pilot.

If your idea of fine dining after your shift is Pizza Hut pizza, you might be a regional pilot.

If you are 35 and live at home, you might be a regional pilot.

If your idea of a senior domicile is Farmington, you might be a regional pilot.
Hey now, I live in New Mexico :)
 

CRJ_Driver

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Deadheading:

You might be a regional pilot if the mainline flight crew gives you dirty looks leaving the aircraft after a DeadHead!

Bonus points if you ask them for a letter of recommendation!
 

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These are acually Jeff Foxworthy's but re-worded. I thought they had a nice touch:

If you have a home that's mobile and a car that isn't...you might be a regional pilot.

If your apartment has a working TV on top of a non-working TV...it might be a regional pilot crashpad
 

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If you have to carry a Passport but don't know why, You might be a regional pilot.
 

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If the flight deck door is made out of the same material your coat is… you might be a regional pilot.
 

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If your autopilot is a bungee chord and duct tape...you might be a regional pilot

If your preflight includes loading baggage, crossing seat belts and giving the passenger safety briefing...you might be a regional pilot

If you walk down the jet bridge, on to the ramp, then up into your aircraft...you might be a regional pilot

If you have ever reported at flight level one three oh...you might be a regional pilot

If you consider three days off in a row to be a vacation...you might be a regional pilot

If how often your aircraft gets washed depends on how often it rains...you might be a regional pilot
 

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lionflyer wrote:
If you have a home that's mobile and a car that isn't...you might be a regional pilot.

Come on now, I defy you to come up with one time Mr. Foxworthy used "isn't" in his "Might be a Redneck" routine!
It's "AIN'T!!"
 
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