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Discussion in 'Airline Pilots' started by MikeFavinger, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. MikeFavinger

    MikeFavinger Well-Known Member

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    As the newest of all the newest airline pilots, I have to say KCM is the best thing ever. My thanks to those who advocated for this awesome, awesome, thing.
     
  2. trafficinsight

    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    I had to go without it recently for the first time in two years because my ID's didn't match.... Full on normal security.

    I heart KCM.


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  3. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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  4. MikeFavinger

    MikeFavinger Well-Known Member

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    I mean, BDL has it. BDL. A little Class C airport.
     
  5. Screaming_Emu

    Screaming_Emu You people

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    Congrats on the 121 gig! I must have missed that.
     
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  6. bimmerphile

    bimmerphile SuperCriticalâ„¢ Member

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    Don't know where you started your new gig at, but congrats! If you see a bunch of angry passengers and a Dash 8 at gate 20, come say hi, we're probably broken or delayed


    Also GSO has kcm, even more quiet than BDL.

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  7. MikeFavinger

    MikeFavinger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Endeavor. Just finished ground school. Feel like I found a secret with this job. I'm too new to say that though...
     
  8. Screaming_Emu

    Screaming_Emu You people

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    Though my experience is limited, 121 is the best flying job there is. It's the t-ball of aviation. Other people do all the hard work, you just show up, look it over, and swing. Enjoy!
     
  9. BEEF SUPREME

    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    Haha pretty much.


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  10. poser765

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    Good lord no kidding. My fo on this trip is prior Alaska 135. He was telling me a lot of his Alaska buddies are giving him crap for not being a real pilot anymore. If that crap is real flying I don't want to be a pilot. This 121 thing has its problems, sure, but as a job it's pretty darn cush.
     
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    Screaming_Emu You people

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    Yeah. I'll keep my bunk and coffee maker thanks.
     
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  12. JordanD

    JordanD Sizeable Member

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    Isn't the ultimate goal less work+more money?
     
  13. Nark

    Nark Well-Known Member

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    Those that haven't had severe black marks on their record are mostly now at 121.

    Let me clarify, of the people that aren't "stuck" at Alaska 135, I'd say 70-80% are at 121 carriers. (This anecdotal from the dudes I flew with in 2010/2011).

    Ask@seggy what he thinks of non-ALPA bubba's utilizing KCM.
    This should be good.
     
  14. PhilosopherPilot

    PhilosopherPilot Well-Known Member

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    I disagree with the idea that only ALPA members can enjoy a systemic improvement. If a non-ALPA group developed an improvement in aviation, should they be able to limit it to non-ALPA carriers/people?

    It's about the common good, not good just for one category of people.
     
  15. BigZ

    BigZ Well-Known Member

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    Debating about putting that under my avatar
     
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  16. TUCKnTRUCK

    TUCKnTRUCK That guy

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    That's about all we do... hardest part is usually picking the hotel, or where to have dinner...

    The variable schedule can suck, but a busy month for us is 14 days of work. Last month I flew on the 7th and 31st. The mechanics saw the plane for database updates more than we flew it :)
     
  17. BEEF SUPREME

    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    I love KCM. I used to get airlined all over the US non KCM and well it sucked. It really sucked that every trip started with a security check that meant I had to leave a lot of important things behind for 15 days on the road.
     
  18. ahw01

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    Interesting that Natacs handles it. Given I did fingerprints for AFSP I'd be interested to know what level this could drop down to. Part 121,125,135 all covered.
     
  19. bLizZuE

    bLizZuE Learning to Fly FiFi

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    It's nice to see it expanded to so many airports.
     
  20. BobDDuck

    BobDDuck Gone whale watching...

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    I'm pretty certain that there are some 135 companies in the system.
     
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