“Long sleeve season”

SlumTodd_Millionaire

Socialist Pig Member
I know right? Said some ab initio pilots. Then one dark day/night the AP clicks off and said pilot then proceeds to hand fly the airplane at FL340 like he would at sea level - takeoff climb: pulls it straight back to 10-15 degrees pitch up in the attitude indicator. :eek: Because that pitch is all they ever flew.



I handful through 18k feet, barring no abnormality/emergency/failure, or if FO looks like he/she overloaded. Occasionally I may go higher or less, it all depends on various factors (time of day, duty at that time, fatigue, etc).
We’re all very impressed.

Good god, I feel so sorry for your FOs.
 

JordanD

Honorary Member
Got real busy departing CLT today and what is my FO doing? Hand-flying to cruise. We’ve got dings and lights going off and I’m just trying to talk on the radio while figure out wtf is going on and he’s just over there flying in his little bubble world. Seemingly oblivious. I think I may have gotten a, “do you need help with that?”... But not once did he ask for or turn the autopilot on :rolleyes:
Even worse is when they suck on top of that. :p
 

Skåning

Well-Known Member
Got real busy departing CLT today and what is my FO doing? Hand-flying to cruise. We’ve got dings and lights going off and I’m just trying to talk on the radio while figure out wtf is going on and he’s just over there flying in his little bubble world. Seemingly oblivious. I think I may have gotten a, “do you need help with that?”... But not once did he ask for or turn the autopilot on :rolleyes:
Was it an older guy?

Someone judging another pilot based on the length of their sleeves is more of a tool move than wearing long sleeves, but it doesn’t surprise me..
Yeah at the Virgin Eskimo people dont seem to gaf.
 

Screaming_Emu

Great and Unmatched Wisdom
I know right? Said some ab initio pilots. Then one dark day/night the AP clicks off and said pilot then proceeds to hand fly the airplane at FL340 like he would at sea level - takeoff climb: pulls it straight back to 10-15 degrees pitch up in the attitude indicator. :eek: Because that pitch is all they ever flew.



I handful through 18k feet, barring no abnormality/emergency/failure, or if FO looks like he/she overloaded. Occasionally I may go higher or less, it all depends on various factors (time of day, duty at that time, fatigue, etc).
I'm sure you are. :)
 

Richman

Well-Known Member
Someone judging another pilot based on the length of their sleeves is more of a tool move than wearing long sleeves, but it doesn’t surprise me..
But it’s easier to just skip to the end of the story and find out how it turns out.
 

phill1174

Well-Known Member
I... never got the stigma of long sleeve shirt thing. I’ve heard it to the point where it’s more of a pilot meme at this point. I’ll out myself, I even had a captain say “at first I thought you were going to be one of THOSE guys when I saw the long sleeves.”
Ha I didn't either. I thought if you wore long sleeves you just wore them. I wore them as a FO because of one particular captain that would freeze penguin’s out and it takes a lot for me to get cold. My cut off for shorts is 45 degrees.
 

Max Power

Well-Known Member
Long sleeves means I can wear the blazer and be reasonably warm most of the time and not my pleather jacket that from 10ft. looks like the one from the uniform company but wasn’t $400+. I hate being too warm in the terminal and the faux leather jacket is bad for that too.
 

ASpilot2be

Qbicle seat warmer
Long sleeves means I can wear the blazer and be reasonably warm most of the time and not my pleather jacket that from 10ft. looks like the one from the uniform company but wasn’t $400+. I hate being too warm in the terminal and the faux leather jacket is bad for that too.
Oh man. I about die in most terminals. They're so hot! But it could be below zero and I don't need a coat.
 
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