How to make a Regional Paper Airline

milleR

Well-Known Member
Just write Profitability, Business Ethics, and Long Term Stability next to Safety and you've got the Real Deal.
 

SmitteyB

Well-Known Member
Considering this guys unethical, small minded, disregard in previous work, I find it hard to consider this funny.

His Renslow portrait was abhorrent.
 

ClearedForOption

French Computer Programmer and Systems Monitor
Awesome.

Where is this Renslow cartoon?


Back when this was published I ended up writing him a very long letter telling him why this was abhorrent and in poor taste - and discussing other topics within the realm of 'regional airlines vs. mainline airlines' that would be more appropriate to bring to the attention of his readership.

He did write me back - which I did not expect. He defended his work of course... but I am also glad to see that he educated himself after the incident (hopefully by reading this forum :) ) and has since produced more appropriate cartoons.

Such As:



This is my favorite:




This one is simple and effective... and very true.


I heard many stories while at Mesa about crews sleeping on the plane...


"I'm from the FAA, and I'm here to help you."
 

ClearedForOption

French Computer Programmer and Systems Monitor
A few more:

I like this one...


And of course this one... (Nothing like a new bottom line safety law... where the airline can be granted a waver.)


And from 2009...


So, yes... the Renslow one... very poor taste. But, since then I think that he has come to understand the root cause of the overall safety/fatigue issue and has been promoting change - along with trying to identify the speedbumps in the road.
 

Soul Brotha'

Well-Known Member
Red-eye island turns while on reserve are the cornerstone of safety in this industry. I think we need another amendment/exemption which I can't understand.
 

HVYMETALDRVR

Well-Known Member
I try not to brood over this stuff to much, just do my job and go home. But seeing this thread and those cartoons makes me sick to my stomach.
 

ClearedForOption

French Computer Programmer and Systems Monitor
Red-eye island turns while on reserve are the cornerstone of safety in this industry. I think we need another amendment/exemption which I can't understand.
That's the exact wording I heard in the schoolhouse when I asked about implementation of the new rest rules, red-eye turns, and staffing... "We can get an exemption... in fact we can get an exemption for just about everything."

Needless to say, I was less than happy since then.
 

z987k

Well-Known Member
That's the exact wording I heard in the schoolhouse when I asked about implementation of the new rest rules, red-eye turns, and staffing... "We can get an exemption... in fact we can get an exemption for just about everything."

Needless to say, I was less than happy since then.
The FAA makes rules only to make exemptions. And I'm pretty sure they're bought and paid for.
Airline - WHAAAAAAAAAAAA! This rule makes what we want to do slightly harder. I want to work our pilots 90 days straight! If we can't do that we'll lose money!
FAA - Well then don't worry about it. Here's an exemption. Work them 120 days straight. It'll be fine.
Or - Company - I want to run a 777 on a 135 cert because 121 would require more safety.
FAA- sounds good.
 

Derg

Cap, Roci
Staff member
The Feds hand out exemptions like they're escort cards on the Vegas strip.

But if any if us scree something up because of a misinterpretation of a mercurial exemption, the heavens will fall.


Sent from my TRS-80
 

bronco21016

I know H.T.M.L. (How To Meet Ladies)
Love the cartoons though I agree the Renslow one is not very tasteful. Is this all of his work on aviation or is there more?
 
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