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Posted: 2/23/2006 8:22:07 AM EDT
Super cool video of the life of an Airline pilot!


video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8365105728519388128&q=Pilot%27s+eye+view
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:44:04 PM EDT
bump for the night crew!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:14:37 PM EDT
Very cool video!

Check it out.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:29:49 PM EDT
Pretty cool. Title should be "Day in the life of a pilot for a major airline."

Brought back some memories. Most of them bad. I never made it to the majors, so I did 7-8 legs a day average. Most of the overnights were minimum rest, get in late and go out early. My daughter wouldn't let me hold her when I would get off of my trips. It would take a couple days for her to warm up to me and then I was gone again. It was pretty miserable.

I don't miss the job, but I do miss flying.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:30:41 PM EDT
Awesome!

Almost makes me wish I hadn't opted out of commercial pilot training.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:32:48 PM EDT
Cool video.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:45:58 PM EDT
I notice that he left out the dancing girls and strip clubs..... ;)
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:53:56 PM EDT
Yep, it's pretty much like that...I've made that flight lots of times...great video!

The part they left out was the time away from home, missed holidays, divorces, fatigue, fatigue, fatigue...

But the best part is getting to fly a nice big jet all over the world. half

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:02:39 PM EDT
Ive got a long, long way to go yet, but I hope thats me some day.

I'll give up having a family or being paid well, just let me fly....
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:05:46 PM EDT
Swap the flight attendants for loadmasters, the passengers for sweaty Marines, throw in some training with a gas mask and that was the life of an Air Force cargo pilot.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:09:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Slick44Magnum:
Ive got a long, long way to go yet, but I hope thats me some day.

I'll give up having a family or being paid well, just let me fly....



Good luck.

If the business continues like it is, you'll be guaranteed to not be paid well.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:21:11 PM EDT
He just gave everyone the entrance code into the AA office, whatever happened to OPSEC?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:54:09 PM EDT
I wonder h ow many people get the bidet joke.

Remember when it shows him mopping up the floor with all those towels?

hehe!

Chris
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:04:18 PM EDT
That's pretty cool. I used to build indicators for commercial airplanes at Honeywell for Boeing and McDonald Douglas about 18 years ago, just like the Altimeter they kept showing in the video.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:22:29 PM EDT
Cool video... came in a little hot on those landings though
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:27:05 PM EDT
Damn that gave me a hard on. I love flying.



Since my father is the head check airman of the 757/767 fleet at AA, I will ask him if he knows those guys.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:37:34 PM EDT
Got my Privat Pilot License two months ago, and its really fun, but damn, if I could just take one trip as Captain of one of those big jets......BARREL ROLL TIME!!!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:04:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GrahamD:
Got my Privat Pilot License two months ago, and its really fun, but damn, if I could just take one trip as Captain of one of those big jets......BARREL ROLL TIME!!!



Would be more like BARREL DIVE Time......

And then, you get to see if the engine bolts really are engineered to fail at 3.5G's......

Then, you're Captain of one of those big GLIDERS......
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:28:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cavu:
Pretty cool. Title should be "Day in the life of a pilot for a major airline."

Brought back some memories. Most of them bad. I never made it to the majors, so I did 7-8 legs a day average. Most of the overnights were minimum rest, get in late and go out early. My daughter wouldn't let me hold her when I would get off of my trips. It would take a couple days for her to warm up to me and then I was gone again. It was pretty miserable.

I don't miss the job, but I do miss flying.



Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:34:54 AM EDT
Cool video..

But I hate U2..and that shitty song the most.

Shoulda changed the music
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:44:10 AM EDT
Pretty cool video. I would love to fly to exotic places and meet the people who hate Americans!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:26:05 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:51:34 AM EDT
I like it!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 5:10:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By helogene:

Originally Posted By GrahamD:
Got my Privat Pilot License two months ago, and its really fun, but damn, if I could just take one trip as Captain of one of those big jets......BARREL ROLL TIME!!!



Would be more like BARREL DIVE Time......

And then, you get to see if the engine bolts really are engineered to fail at 3.5G's......

Then, you're Captain of one of those big GLIDERS......



You do know that the first B707 was barrel rolled by the chief pilot for Boing, with reporters on board!

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 5:47:11 AM EDT
I get to fly twice a week for work, much smaller plane
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:14:06 AM EDT
Awesome video

I decided last week to finally give up any hope of being a military or commercial pilot... My eyes are too nearsighted and I wouldn't have the money for commercial training
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:25:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:49:03 AM EDT
Cool video.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:45:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ar-wrench:

Originally Posted By helogene:

Originally Posted By GrahamD:
Got my Privat Pilot License two months ago, and its really fun, but damn, if I could just take one trip as Captain of one of those big jets......BARREL ROLL TIME!!!



Would be more like BARREL DIVE Time......

And then, you get to see if the engine bolts really are engineered to fail at 3.5G's......

Then, you're Captain of one of those big GLIDERS......



You do know that the first B707 was barrel rolled by the chief pilot for Boing, with reporters on board!




Yes, I'm very aware of that (I have a Print of Dash 80 upside down over Lake Washington). It was flown by a very experienced Test Pilot!!!

What I'm refering to is a Cessna Pilot grabbing the controls of a big jet, getting it upside down, and having to yank the wings off of it to recover.

The Barrel Dive would even happen in the T-38. It's a finesse maneuver.....
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:00:58 PM EDT
Looked pretty cool. I wouldn't want to do that for a living though.
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