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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:32 am    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

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For all you gals/guys who fly both in service( thank you) and commercial ..i Stan do and salute. I fly on business enough that they put my name in an iPad at the door when I get off. I still fall short of the my colleague who has a name written on a plane, though. I think his schedule would kill me in a week.

I have proudly contributed to the puke coating on many flights


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:53 am    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

I am unaffiliated with Electoral College President Trump, in any way, shape, or firm.

There is a passenger with so many miles he has a plane named after him. I believe he is up to 17M actual miles flown last I checked. That's real miles, not the fake frequent flyer miles.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

There's a guy here on thesamba.com who is a flight attendant based here in my home town. Bill Bowman aka BulliBill. He's into splitties though.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

A male FA that's into splitties? I guess it's possible.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

There's a FA working for Alaska/Horizon Air based in the Portland area who's into Bays and pretty much anything VW that I get camping and shit-shooting with on occasion. Yet even though I've flown one of "his" routes over a dozen times, we've never been on the same plane...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

I once broke down and shipped a front seat to a hotel in Miami. The guy buying was a FA for Iberia who was always shopping on the road.

I do this too when im on the road, classifieds by zip code and local craigslist too
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

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I once broke down and shipped a front seat to a hotel in Miami. The guy buying was a FA for Iberia who was always shopping on the road.

I do this too when im on the road, classifieds by zip code and local craigslist too
Your photo makes me nervous......I know the engine isn't running, but it still makes me nervous. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

I want an airplane, but I've spent too much money on cars. Oh well, they're cheaper than women.

( Reminds me of the George Best quote: "I spent my money on girls, booze, and cars, the rest I just squandered.")
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:25 am    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

Remember.....

If it floats, flies, or fucks; its often cheaper to rent than buy!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

Abscate wrote:
There is a passenger with so many miles he has a plane named after him. I believe he is up to 17M actual miles flown last I checked. That's real miles, not the fake frequent flyer miles.

That's a lot of radiation exposure! Idea

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Remember.....

If it floats, flies, or fucks; its often cheaper to rent than buy!

To quote our new so-called President ТРЪМП, "vagina is expensive", bringing his characteristically high level of discourse to the highest office in the land.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

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A male FA that's into splitties? I guess it's possible.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

It really is nutty how many folks here are involved with aviation and ACVW.

People I've met or know personally (omitted Samba name for privacy unless they've stated it on the forum):

Tom Powell- Retired commercial pilot
1x Active commercial jet mechanic
1x former USAF C-5 Glaxay mechanic
1x Boeing Engineer.
1x Boeing fabricator, retired
1x Flight attendant
1x Active commercial pilot
Abscate- 3rd home is on some random jet Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

I've been retired from the airlines for 10 years now but still work on turbine engines. Industrial gas turbine engines.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

I did airframe work for FedEx for 5 years, and then I realized I hated working on airplanes
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

I didn't realize how many aspects of teaching people to fly I disliked until I stopped.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

This may be a really tenuous connection but for 4 years I was head of QA for a small aerospace parts firm.. (now defunct ... I think)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

Last August I quit my job of six years as the Airport Operations guy for the Astoria Airport. I pumped fuel, took care of the lighting, kept the runways clear, chased elk and geese off, and generally acted as if I owned the damn place. Since I drove one of my 4 ACVW's on most days, I got a lot of "yeah, I used to own a VW". Lots of pilots and airplane mechanics appreciate air-cooled engines. They share a lot of similarities. Somewhere I have a picture of the 72 with a 1946 Beech 18. (Sky King's airplane for you old fucks.) I'll see if I can find it and post it here.

One of the pilots who rent hangers there is Krist Novoselic. He saw me driving my 65 bug one summer and we got into a discussion about VW's. He has several at his place in Deep River. He had just finished rebuilding his 68 Beetle engine himself. He came back from doing the Grammys with Paul McCartney a couple years back and drove his Beetle home. Laughing I think he has a single cab and a Thing too.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

Dad and I have always been fascinated by all things aviation. We dreamed for many years of building a Volkspane but were always too broke. The engine now resides in my sand rail, Dad is gone but I still have the '69 bay window he bought to haul us kids!
By the way, he was into model C/L planes and I am deep into RC scale planes and gliders.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

aerosurfer wrote:
Remember..... If it floats, flies, or fucks; its often cheaper to rent than buy!

Don't know about that. I only paid $4k for a Cessna 150 way back when. Yeah, it was slow, but it beat the hell out of driving any day. Biggest problem(s) with renting:

- it's never there when you need it.
- you can't get a large number of days because someone else has signed up for an hour in the middle of your 5 day trip.
- it's down for (unscheduled) maintenance.
- the last ahole to use it broke a radio or nav, and didn't tell anybody
- the coms suck from overuse
- etc.
No, owning is the way to go... At least you know the condition, and if it's not airworthy, it's only your fault.

Of course, back then ('74?), you could fly it over to Chino (CA), and do a "supervised" annual. You did all of the wrench work while an A&P looked over your shoulder to make sure it was done right. Of course, you had to have ALL of your own airframe and powerplant manuals, and you had to use the checklists from those manuals to get signed off. But for a couple hundred bucks, you got a first rate annual and an education to go with it.

In today's legal climate, I suppose that's impossible now...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Buses and... Aviation? Reply with quote

1961: 35 hours in Cessna 150 and soloed as a part of University of Hawaii Air Force ROTC

1962: Graduated in General Engineering from UH and commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the USAF
another 15 hours in Cessna 150 and a private pilot's license

1963-64: USAF undergraduate pilot training Reese AFB TX in T-37 and T-38

1964: C-124 training at Tinker AFB OK

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2800 hours, fourteen engine failures
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1970: Aloha Airlines First Officer flying B737-200

1981: purchased '69 VW camper for $1800

1982-1997: Aloha Airlines Captain flying B737 200 and 400

January 18 1997: mandatory retirement at age sixty

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