Unc... You leave, and I leave. You are the only/best voice of reason on this board. Don't let Mongo win...... I own AAL, LUV, DAL. Wish you posted on those boards also
Nice to see honesty. As a retired UAL pilot, I could never make myself buy the stock. In my opinion, internally, UAL is struggling. Fours years after the merger (?), employees are still without a contract while management takes home record bonuses. Will keep investing in AAL and LUV
I appreciate your enthusiasm. Would be great, but can you explain why it has been negative all day if even half your thought process was correct....
retired 18 months ago. 85% of all approches are flown visually. Hand flying is not discouraged. But we are required to use more and more automation as the visialbity get lower.. Autopilot is used at alititude becasue it does a better job of holding airspeed and alititude. I flew the bus last 9 years. Tried to turn off all the automation below 10000 feet and hand fly the plane. It was the only way to keep up your skills. Left the business with over 28000 hours. Not an expert but have been there and seen a lot.................. SWA has a small presence in DCA so not sure of their procudures but they are good pilots and talented with the B737.
the sims are really good. the problem lies in the fact that you know most of the events that are coming up. On takeoff, for the captain, the plane will be at max gross weight and the visiablity will be at his minimums. hmmmmmmmm sounds like an engine failure at takeoff. when you are at altitude crusing. Most likely a rapid D coming up.. Not only that but the couple of different scenirios are passed around by the pilot group so you pretty much know what your checkride will look like. Still have to put all the pieces together so the training helps. And I have absolutly no idea what happened. and neither does anyone else right now. It is stange that no communcations from the pilots. The push to talk button is on the joystick and you have a boom mike. I'm not sure if most crashes are pilot error as I don't track that. I finished my career with 35 years and 28000 unevently hours. Feel blessed as I had the best job in the world. Miss flying everyday.
you friend is wrong. The river approach is flown almost completely by hand. You look out the window, follow the river and land. Just basic airmanship. if he can't do it. shouldn't be flying an airplane.
are you stupid or just dumb. passenger oxygen is good for 15 min. pilots are on a different system they would not be incapacitated. try to do a little research after you get your foot out of your mouth. you sound like those idiots on CNN. I flew the bus for over 9000 hours did emergency descents in the sim at least 20 times. stressful but not that difficult. just wait till the boxes tell the story....... then do your babble......... the autopilot will not start a descent automatically..
oldest plane in anyones fleet. 37 seats and is now a money loser.. same as the 50 seat RJ. Needs to go away no matter how "pretty" it is........