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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by justinmbowen, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Aug 31, 2019 at 8:00 AM
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    slander

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    Questions for the experts: the flying bug is biting me again. I was working on my private in college (2001ish) and I have around 60hrs, all solo and cross country time complete but never finished my private because the pilot job outlook was horrendous and I went a different career direction. Question is are those hours still "good" towards a certificate? Obviously I need to get proficient again, but if I could do it in a little less time that would help. The end goal is to just get a private to mess around and fly when it's nice and eventually buy a tail dragger to putz around low and slow in.
     
  2. Aug 31, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    Yes. As long as you still have your logbook all of that time and training counts towards the requirements to get your private.
     
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  3. Aug 31, 2019 at 10:31 AM
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    Sweet. Yup still have all that stuff in a closet in my flight bag.
     
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  4. Aug 31, 2019 at 4:07 PM
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    "Doc", a B-29 Superfortress, over Manhattan, KS. If I had $600 lying around I'd buy a 30-minute ride.
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  5. Sep 1, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    Crazy dust storm just blew through the airport (PHX) I was able to inspect and reopen our south runway after about a 30 min ground stop DDC00BA5-364F-41E1-A6F5-6F9551B669D7.jpgB6F68996-1ECD-4898-8D8F-C66D3CD041E0.jpg
     
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  6. Sep 2, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    MatthewMay1 I'm an amateur professional.

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  7. Sep 2, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    Just the basics
    Are you in ops? One of the most fun jobs I ever had was at KLGB doing ops after doing my undergrad in aviation administration. How great is the evening light inspection?
     
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  8. Sep 2, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    Yes I’m in ops, coming up on 3 years now. It’s an awesome job that has given me a lot of crazy stories. I enjoy doing inspections, any chance I get to be on the airfield I take!
     
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  9. Sep 2, 2019 at 3:53 PM
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    Yeah landside blows.
     
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  10. Sep 2, 2019 at 9:03 PM
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    That’s a solid 10-4 right there
     
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    My dream job/job I want when I'm close to retiring is operations or manager at a small non air carrier airport. Did that at two airports in college and had a blast. I work for a major now and we are royal pains in the asses, I would not want to deal with me on the other side LOL. I had always been fascinated by airport operations and ground ops, people focus on the flying but a lot of the fun stuff is happening in the airport enviornment.
     
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  12. Sep 3, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    Most people are fascinated by aircraft and their comings and going. Rightly so. My father was a pilot for a major US carrier and military pilot. My mother was a military flight nurse. Aviation is in my blood. Hardly anyone realizes how amazing airports are in their own right. Large airports have complexities akin to the major cities where they are located.

    I thoroughly enjoyed my undergraduate program at CSULA.

    I met a gentleman once out at the Trona (same as the recent major earthquake) airport who was the sole operations individual. More like a caretaker due to the low traffic at L72 . When I pulled up he had an open carry sidearm. He was a gyro pilot and former Marine. Really cool guy. That would be a great retirement job.
     
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  13. Sep 3, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    Oh for sure, I have been in ground ops my entire career. Wanted to be a pilot, stopped because the job outlook blew at the time, going to do recreational flying now. Currently run a team that does GSE and facility equipment maintenance planning and specifications. Definately a unique part of the aviation world for sure. Much more exciting than the button pushing (flying) side of airlines...:D
     
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  14. Sep 5, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    I know a couple guys in ops at KLAX, did a ride a long the other day and it made me regret not going that way as a career path lol. Checking for FOD doing 90 down the runway is fun lol.
     
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  15. Sep 5, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    Here is an APU from the legendary MD-80, American Airlines just retired all their MD-80 fleet yesterday 20190829_204341.jpg
     
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  16. Sep 5, 2019 at 10:45 AM
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    Ahhh, Midwest Airlines had MD-80 planes
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    Now I’ll need to get a new set of Midwest Airlines seats.
    Now that they’re back in business.
     
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    That's funny. I got stuck in a holding pattern due to that storm.
     
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    I was so glad to see that airline go under when I was working at an FBO at midway. Trying to shoehorn all of an MLB teams shit into the mad dogs bagged compartments SUCKED. I have a scar on my face from when the handle broke off one of the brewers cases, and I hit myself in the mouth and their equipment manager started yelling at me as to why did I stop the belt loader. I threw the handle at him, and hurled expletives as I walked across the ramp spitting out blood.

    I miss working the ramp some days but not dealing with some of the "personalities" out there. I never could grasp why the sport that uses the least amount of equipment had the most crap out of any of the major sports.
     
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  19. Sep 5, 2019 at 10:34 PM
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    Had an interesting drop in today...



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    Dont see too many of those. Badass!!
     
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