You might be frieght trash if....

skytrucker

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You might be freight trash if....

I completely stole this thread from the; You might be a regional pilot..." Anyway...

You might be a freight dog if......

You have to "Jiffy-lube" the engines before every flight. (2-3 qts.)

The plane has 4-7 paint jobs, and three faded logo's

The plane is older than your dad

The layover TV is borrowed from another pilot and only get three local channels.

Everyone wants a laptop, but no one can afford one.

Your charts and uniform are "figured in" to your base pay.

Your uniform has more oil than the puddle under the plane.

A 14 hour duty day is considered a vacation.

You live in PHX, but are more pale than New Yorkers

You still don't know how to work a GPS
 
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EX580FR8Dawg

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Hooked On Foniks

Hay their,

I know it is a stretch for all of us Fratedawgs and former dawgs to be able to spell but pleeze give us the benefit of the doubt.

Call: 1800-Lur-n2spl
 

skytrucker

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the tree R's

cut me some slack... I'm not cooolage edumacated like you whipper-snapper 121 guys.

Ok, I admit, I suffer from the type first edit later sickness.

A few more for ya'll...

..... you have more time in "A" models than Bob Hoover.

.... CRM (did I spell that right?) means nothing to you

....standardized cockpit is a pipe dream.
 

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You might be a freight dog if you have more NIGHT flying than daytime flying.

You might be a skinny freight puppy if you're dodging weather by following the (big dogs in the UPS, 767) to avoid weather when your radar went out two weeks ago. (A special thanks to some of the UPS pilots for leading us around some nasty weather)

You might be a freight dog if your paycheck bounces.

You might be a freight dog if your company asks you to hold the check for 3 days before cashing it.

You might be a freight dog if your wife tells everyone you are just a glorified truck driver.

You might be a freight dog if you look forward to the "free pizza" at the fuel stop in Little Rock, AK.

You might be a freight dog if you never know where you are going to go next.

You might be a freight dog if you speak with your wife 3 out of the 7 days of the week, and when you do, it's when you get home at 4 a.m.

We're like a pack of stray dogs wandering the skies in the middle of the night...eating out of vending machines and relying on the kindness of the FBO personnel...wouldn't trade it for nothin'.

(A special thanks to some of the UPS pilots for leading us around some nasty weather) (A special thanks to some of the UPS pilots for leading us around some nasty weather)
 

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Hey there,

I knew they had free pizza at Little Rock, AR. Ill have to check out Little Rock, Alaska next time up there..... always up for free pizza. Now we are gonna get razzed about not knowing the friggin' state abreviations(wink, wink). Anyway, I wouldnt trade being a member of the Order Of the Sleepless Knights for nothing..... Take care fellow Freight Dawgs!Order Of the Sleepless Knights
 
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I never got free pizza at Little Rock last time I was there, but then again it was at 2:30am so that might explain something. However the line guy did give me a free soda and ice cream bar when put 170gal in my 402. Myabe I just went to the wrong FBO, which one gives the free pizza, as from now I will always stop in Little Rock. Mr Freeze why would you follow UPS around the weather and not just go direct dest, and what is this thing you call weather radar as I have never heard of such an invention. Mr Freeze you are now recleared direct the pounders!
 

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The way it's going lately you may be freight trash if you are not in fear of a furlough or your company filing bancrupcy.
 

ILS JNKY

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wana be freight dog

you know you are this when you you hand you'r neighbor you'r resume every time he gripes.


Or you ask ATC to turn you rite at the marker, and then it is time to chop and drop.......................... i like the saying Dive & Drive, or better yet crank & bank


yea up all night sleep all day,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,:cool:
 

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Might be

Might be a freight dog if 250 to the marker are part of your SOP's in the normal procedures section and not the limitations section.

Remember any entry into a hold is a direct entry if you can turn steep enough. :D
 

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You might be a freight dawg if-

...you've ever walked through the FBO in your socks and shorts after having spent the night there.

...they tell you at the FBO that you aren't allowed into the free popcorn machine anymore.

...ATC informs you of a smoother altitude and your response is, "What am I supposed to do about it?"

...you've ever heard the roosters crow from the back of your aircraft when the sun starts to come up. (Harvey?...are you out there?...DC3s rule!)

...you've actually slept in your aircraft and were prepared for it with a sleeping bag and your roll of quarters for the vending machine outside the FBO after it closes at night.

...you've actually landed the aircraft while the other pilot was getting his "required rest"....and tried to make it as soft as possible so not to disturb him.

...you always have to ask ATC how to spell those dang fixes they want you to fly to.

...you've actually flown a published NDB route.

...you've never flown into this airport, can't see it, can't see the airplane in front of you, have no idea where you are, and still call it in sight so you can get cleared for the visual.

Not that I've ever done or ever will do any of those things. I've just heard about them.
 

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If you laugh at the people complaining about traffic jams in your city. You never see them driving to work at 10:30PM or from work at 5:30AM..

If you sincerely miss Las Vegas, not for the gambling, but for being able to get a decent meal for $4.00 at any hour.

If you bid lines based on FBO food availability.

If you tell tales of having a Thinsulate pad and a couple of blankets, and spending the night in the cargo compartment as it rains less there.

If you post to message boards such as these after a hard day's work, and it's before most people get up.

If on your passenger airline interview, the interviewer questions the amount of night and IMC time you have.

If on your UPS/FEDEX/ABEX airline interview, the interviewer asks if the free food at an airport is still available.

If you request higher to get the cargo to sleep and therefore, shut up.

If you request higher to get the copilot to sleep and therefore, shut up as you can't understand a word s/he says. Double points if the company is selling the seat as SIC time. . .

And that second seat is more profittable than the cargo. . .

You might be a freight dawg.
 

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Bad Dawg....

You might be freight trash if.....

You keep the visor down in your car... at night.

You know that kind of car the paperboy drives.

Your car is older than your H.S diploma

You wear "farm" gloves at work.

No one has ever heard of the company you work for.

and finally; "You might be freight trash if.... you ask for vectors to the rainshowers the 121 guys are trying to miss, beacuse the windshield and plane could use a good wash."
 

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Might be???

...the plane you fly is older than you

...them fancy radar's are for *ussies

...your autopilot is best utilized as a boat anchor

...the chief pilot has been at the company for 3 yrs (and has the most seniority)

...you don't know what a passenger briefing card is

...you don't deviate around boomers

...the preflight is "chalks, tailstands on board...start one!"

...your block time is 4 min. longer than flight time per leg

...to actually "write up" a squawk would require one of the really big pieces to have come off

...homeless men on crack look down on you

...your idea of a crew meal is Mountain Dew and a candy bar (Yeah DEW!!)

...you have seen a sunset and sunrise in the same day (at least for us)

...the level of emergecy is inversely proportional to how "hot" the freight is ("Well, how bad is the fire?!!)

You know, flying freight would actually be okay if you had some quality of life, better pay, well maintained equipment, and some benefits....of course then we would be just like those primadona airline pilots!
 

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They never taught me at FlightSafety how great it really is to be a pilot.....They should put their students on an all vending machine food diet and no sleep for days....Then see if they can still make the grade..hehe
 
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