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19 year old 737-800 FO

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by MikeD, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Ayork62493

    Ayork62493 GBR

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    Isn't the crooked tie, coupled with uneven knot the stand airline look?
     
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  2. Adler

    Adler Well-Known Member

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    Frustrating how in Europe sitting in a jumpseat with a non-heavy crew, filling out paperwork, not qualified to touch any controls in any other phase of flight except cruise, counts as being a FO.
     
  3. Old Boeing Driver

    Old Boeing Driver New Member

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    Just my $.02...

    Many years ago, I regularly had 300 hour F/O's in the 737. Some were pretty good sticks, and others were not. A few should have even driven a car.

    However, what they all lacked was the ability to reason, or think very far ahead.

    Fortunately, the weather was almost always good, airports with very long runways, not too much traffic, and experienced captains.

    This lad will probably be OK since he probably has a bit of "worldly" knowledge, and will hopefully fly with experienced captains.

    Regards,

    OBD
     
  4. Cherokee_Cruiser

    Cherokee_Cruiser Well-Known Member

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    That guy is 19?!

    He hasn't aged well...
     
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  5. ppragman

    ppragman Direct BOOKE

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    Yeah man, it ain't the years - it's the mileage, and flying for a living is all city miles.
     
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  6. Cherokee_Cruiser

    Cherokee_Cruiser Well-Known Member

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    I'd suggest against trying to stay at any regional long term under the Delta umbrella. Delta is ruthless when it comes to regional flying; they learned their lesson with the Comair strike.
     
  7. Cherokee_Cruiser

    Cherokee_Cruiser Well-Known Member

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    Ok, but not at 19! :eek:
     
  8. ppragman

    ppragman Direct BOOKE

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    Dude he started at 11! He'll be dead by 30!
     
  9. JetDoc

    JetDoc Delta and now AA profit sharing contributor.

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    I'm tryin but they ain't buyin.
     
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  10. Maximillian_Jenius

    Maximillian_Jenius Super User

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    They're not the only game in town!
     
  11. KVNC

    KVNC Average Joe

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    I was beginning to wonder what I was doing wrong. A 27 year old CFI giving dual in a plane that has a 40kt GS on final, under the mind numbing UV radiation of the Florida summer, who still has to clean FBO toliets to make ends meet at the end of the month.. Until I read this gem! Thank you Boris, at least I won't have the resentment of every pilot who happens to sit next to me for my entire career. That is, if I ever get to fly a plane that requires two pilots... :)
     
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  12. Boris Badenov

    Boris Badenov He comes to save the day in a broken truck.

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    It will happen before you know it. And you'll wax lyrical about the good old days when you were a sprightly 27 living cfi pirate life. Enjoy the ride before it's over.
     
  13. Cherokee_Cruiser

    Cherokee_Cruiser Well-Known Member

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    Yet. Don't lose hope :)
     
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  14. ASpilot2be

    ASpilot2be SF340 CA

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    I am 28 and flying a lowly turboprop. So you're doing ok
     
  15. Boris Badenov

    Boris Badenov He comes to save the day in a broken truck.

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    When I was 28, I was flying a 210 with no radar through thunderstorms every night, uphill both ways. That happens to be true, but seriously, it's not a race. No brass ring ever solves anything. Nor does it create more problems, to be fair. Everything is an evolution. Enjoy what you're doing, you'll be doing something else soon enough. Take a breath and look out the window, ffs.
     
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  16. JetDoc

    JetDoc Delta and now AA profit sharing contributor.

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    WELL, when I was 28 I was grinding corrosion and pounding rivets working rotating days off during the graveyard shift on a UAL DC-10 overhaul line in Oakland, CA. UPHILL, BOTH WAYS! IN THE SNOW! Now get off my lawn.
     
  17. trafficinsight

    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    I didn't get a 121 job until I was 34 and I .... Er.... Where was I going with this?

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
  18. Autothrust Blue

    Autothrust Blue "This is a God damn waste of time!"

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    The latter bit there is the critical part.
     
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  19. Maximillian_Jenius

    Maximillian_Jenius Super User

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    I always pictured you to be in you early to middle twenties. Interesting the pictures of others, that we form in our minds. From script on a page.
     
  20. trafficinsight

    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    A lot of people guess my age as 25 these days. For me 33 was the new 13, if you hated your teenage years once I definitely don't recommend you go through it twice. ;)

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