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Cooking on the Flightdeck

Derg

Naval Intelligence, MCRN
Staff member
#61
And no tuna in the cockpit. Or eggs.


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Oh good lord.

See, the thing is, is that I love exotic food. If you're going to bring Tuna, let me know in advance and I'll bring some Kimchi. If you're going to bring eggs, I'll do all out and bring some Ghanaian goat "Red Red"

I have a lot of leftover kimchi and strange grilled meats left over from tonight and I'm not taking them on the road with me. As much as it would repulse the copilot from Fond Du Lac is as much as his wife's "hot dish" with crushed Ruffles potato chips would repulse me, so I just leave it home. :)
 

Autothrust Blue

"Hey! Panini-head! Are you listening to me?"
#63
They must have came from that regional Joesph Smith Air. They haul around alot of food. Even after they move onto greener pastures.
Ugh.

I feel like a bum schlepping my meal bag - but the other option is starving. Which probably corresponds to my garbage scow captaincy pretty well.

Nonetheless, the worst I saw was a gentleman who had a StrongBags Summit (flight kit size/shape) with the cooler insert out of which he ate all three meals. Six kids in SLC, or something like that.
 

Autothrust Blue

"Hey! Panini-head! Are you listening to me?"
#64
We really attract some peculiar people to this industry.

I have a friend like that. Great dude. Really nice guy. But basically has zero hobbies. I've known him for a long time and still don't know what he does on his days off. He's been an FO at a major for quite a while so his income is pretty solid. Just a while back he was finally going to splurge and get a really nice car. He was looking at all kinds of stuff...Jaguars, Corvettes, all kinds of fun toys. Even those were at the lower end of his budget. What he actually ended up getting is boring enough that I don't even remember what it is...and I'm a car nerd that usually remembers these things.
"What do I do now?" is a thing.
 

Seggy

Well-Known Member
#65
I had a copilot ask me about retirement investment advice and what mutual funds I was into.

I just told him "Get a financial advisor unrelated to anything aviation
Horrific advice...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/retirement-gamble/

https://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2016/10/27/we-put-financial-advisers-to-the-test-and-they-failed/

and NEVER ask another captain that question because there's a 99% chance you're going to find yourself with worthless Iraqi Dinars and water shares in Montana".
Unless the Captain is a Boglehead.
 
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SeanD

Well-Known Member
#67
Flew with a captain who brews his own coffee while in flight. He doesn't trust the potable water onboard.
He was probably part of the Great Spring Water Crisis at XJT back in 2011 when all the coffee makers were MELd for a week because someone ordered the wrong type of water.
 
#68
One of my newer FO's had enough bags where I had to ask "Dude, are you living in your car?" because he was stacking crap even behind my seat.

We had a weird talk about a 'customary' number of bags.
First ya'll make fun of those 20 yr regional guys that don't go to majors for the 1st year paycut. Now that they are hired and trying to cope with 1st year pay..... a fella just can't win :)

Personally I don't mind how many bags a pilot brings. Just as long as a blow up doll doesn't pop out of one.
 
#69

wheelsup

Well-Known Member
#70
Wasn't there some kind of test where they had a financial advisor pick stocks and a cat pick stocks (as in where its paw would land, that would be the stock to buy). And in the end the cat actually did better.
There are various forms of financial advisors, that is kind of a catch all phrase these days. There are many different facets to life and picking investments is just one of them. Also I don't think many financial advisors pick individual stocks to invest in, that is typically the domain of fund managers.

Only 10% of actual stock buying is done via picking individual stocks these days, the rest is just passively bought. Personally that kinda concerns me as valuations have been left by the wayside and buying is happening just because.
 

wheelsup

Well-Known Member
#72
Who should one believe wheelsup or John Bogle?
I'm not even sure what that means or why that sort of tone is needed?!?

Bogle doesn't even touch on planning. There is more to financial planning than just stuffing money into low fee index'd funds. Pre or post tax? How much of each? How does that effect you here and in the future? Most people don't realize the ramifications of having taxed income in retirement on their out of pocket medicare/ACA costs. How much are you going to lose having SS taxed if you put all your money into pre-tax savings? When do you plan to retire? Prior to age 65? For how long?
 

Derg

Naval Intelligence, MCRN
Staff member
#73
Well, get a better financial advisor. If they're suggesting individual stocks as a significant part of an investment (not speculation) portfolio, I'd probably finish the free cup of coffee, nod and smile then walk out of the meeting and start moving accounts.

And I have no idea what a "Boglehead" is! Ha! Is he hoarding silver and on his phone taxiing into the gate?
 

Seggy

Well-Known Member
#74
I'm not even sure what that means or why that sort of tone is needed?!?

Bogle doesn't even touch on planning. There is more to financial planning than just stuffing money into low fee index'd funds. Pre or post tax? How much of each? How does that effect you here and in the future? Most people don't realize the ramifications of having taxed income in retirement on their out of pocket medicare/ACA costs. How much are you going to lose having SS taxed if you put all your money into pre-tax savings? When do you plan to retire? Prior to age 65? For how long?
It isn't that hard to figure all of that out with a good accountant and reading a few books.
 

Seggy

Well-Known Member
#75
Well, get a better financial advisor. If they're suggesting individual stocks as a significant part of an investment (not speculation) portfolio, I'd probably finish the free cup of coffee, nod and smile then walk out of the meeting and start moving accounts.

And I have no idea what a "Boglehead" is! Ha! Is he hoarding silver and on his phone taxiing into the gate?
Boglehead = Fan of John Bogle
 

Nick

Well-Known Member
#76
I have a lot of leftover kimchi and strange grilled meats left over from tonight and I'm not taking them on the road with me.
True story:

A first officer was eating a jar of kimchi with a fork for that flight's meal (you thought it was a side dish? nope, it's a meal for some...).

As time passed, the pungent aroma of fermented cabbage lingered but soon morphed into a much more threatening beast: the exhaust expunged after the body processed an entire jar of the stuff.

The cloud was filling the cockpit of this jet that already would send used forward lavatory air into the flight deck, let alone let the chamber be filled with the farts of someone who just ate an entire glass jar full of kimchi.

Despite his efforts of blasting the gasper vent directly into his face, the captain eventually became overwhelmed by the relentless, noxious gas and reached for his oxygen mask.

O2 mask inop!

At this airline, there was no requirement to physically remove the mask and check it during preflight, and although the oxygen test function was operative during preflight, it became obvious that this O2 mask was not capable of supplying any oxygen at all once it was removed from storage, nor was the jumpseat mask in a good position to be used as an alternative.

With two hours of flight time remaining, the PIC conferred with dispatch and they made a joint decision to divert to a somewhat nearby airport that would likely have maintenance available to fix the mask.

I'd imagine the mask was officially discovered to be broken upon putting it on for the in-flight lav break, of course.


And no, it was not me, I don't like spicy stuff and I wasn't the PIC either...but this happened just as described above; I know them both well.
 

thevideographer

Well-Known Member
#77
I heard a similar story at Horizon that this is how somebody discovered that the forward outflow valve (not normally tested) was inop. Supposedly they then got in trouble for turning the switch since it wasn't at the direction of an emergency checklist.
 

Cptnchia

Dissatisfied Customer
#78
He was probably part of the Great Spring Water Crisis at XJT back in 2011 when all the coffee makers were MELd for a week because someone ordered the wrong type of water.
Unless he was moonlighting at XJT. This happened to be a senior ER captain back in 09-10 time frame.

Wrong type of water? They put blue juice in the tank?
 

SeanD

Well-Known Member
#79
Unless he was moonlighting at XJT. This happened to be a senior ER captain back in 09-10 time frame.

Wrong type of water? They put blue juice in the tank?
Apparently they were putting straight spring water in and everything went to hell. The water pods on the ERJ needed a specific type of filtered water.
 

amorris311

Well-Known Member
#80
True story:

A first officer was eating a jar of kimchi with a fork for that flight's meal (you thought it was a side dish? nope, it's a meal for some...).

As time passed, the pungent aroma of fermented cabbage lingered but soon morphed into a much more threatening beast: the exhaust expunged after the body processed an entire jar of the stuff.

The cloud was filling the cockpit of this jet that already would send used forward lavatory air into the flight deck, let alone let the chamber be filled with the farts of someone who just ate an entire glass jar full of kimchi.

Despite his efforts of blasting the gasper vent directly into his face, the captain eventually became overwhelmed by the relentless, noxious gas and reached for his oxygen mask.

O2 mask inop!

At this airline, there was no requirement to physically remove the mask and check it during preflight, and although the oxygen test function was operative during preflight, it became obvious that this O2 mask was not capable of supplying any oxygen at all once it was removed from storage, nor was the jumpseat mask in a good position to be used as an alternative.

With two hours of flight time remaining, the PIC conferred with dispatch and they made a joint decision to divert to a somewhat nearby airport that would likely have maintenance available to fix the mask.

I'd imagine the mask was officially discovered to be broken upon putting it on for the in-flight lav break, of course.


And no, it was not me, I don't like spicy stuff and I wasn't the PIC either...but this happened just as described above; I know them both well.
That FO brought it when he was a Captain too. ;)

Both solid guys though. Enjoyed flying with both.