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by Greg Bockelman
Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #149: "Pre 9/11 Pooch"
Replies: 18
Views: 12981

Re: Episode #149: "Pre 9/11 Pooch"

For what it's worth, my contacts at the alphabet groups and my own gut tell me this interpretation is not going to be the final word on the issue... It DAMNED well better not be because that pretty much negates the whole stepping stone purpose of the SP certificate. I am starting to think that the ...
by Greg Bockelman
Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #149: "Pre 9/11 Pooch"
Replies: 18
Views: 12981

Re: Episode #149: "Pre 9/11 Pooch"

Ok, having JUST listened to the episode, I have a couple of comments. As far as the SP CFI thing goes, I think that has pretty much been hashed out. A CFI is being paid to be an instructor, therefore the commercial certificate is pretty much irrelevant AFTER the CFI certificate is issued. In fact, i...
by Greg Bockelman
Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #149: "Pre 9/11 Pooch"
Replies: 18
Views: 12981

Re: Episode #149: "Pre 9/11 Pooch"

Aerco wrote:Yes, to my great joy, I have also just discovered this! Talk about a life-changing discovery. I just ordered all the relevant study materials - beginning with CFI-SP and going on from there. I'll be busy.


Congratulations on your "discovery". Nice to breath new life in a dream.
by Greg Bockelman
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #149: "Pre 9/11 Pooch"
Replies: 18
Views: 12981

Re: Episode #149: "Pre 9/11 Pooch"

As for the part of being compensated for cfi-sp. My personal opinion is that you can (although I have nothing to back that up with in the regs). The FAA considers a CFI as being paid for being an instructor...not a pilot. That is why they only require a 3rd class medical to be an instructor. I gues...
by Greg Bockelman
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Trainload of planes
Replies: 12
Views: 7015

Re: Trainload of planes

Well, they are 737s. The fuselages are built in Wichita and then shipped to Seattle. I saw a couple on a train going through Kansas City one day. The covering is sort of an aqua color. Not sure the color is too true in the picture. Some sort of contact plastic or something.
by Greg Bockelman
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Would you buy a used airplane from this guy?
Replies: 3
Views: 2334

Re: Would you buy a used airplane from this guy?

Hey, the guy is just trying to make a living. Give him a break.
by Greg Bockelman
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #140 "Air America"
Replies: 7
Views: 6489

Re: Episode #140 "Air America"

Thanks again. Have you heard about any efforts to bring North Atlantic operations into the 21st century? Brian.... I am going to treat that as a rhetorical question since DOMESTIC navigation and ATC hasn't been brought into the 21st Century yet. Until then, the best you can do is a random route cle...
by Greg Bockelman
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #140 "Air America"
Replies: 7
Views: 6489

Re: Episode #140 "Air America"

Second, there's a reason that navigation solely by GPS over the North Atlantic is not common... Hmm. Seemed like it to me. For the safe operation of MNPS airspace, everyone has to be on the same page. Being on the same page means that all aircraft must meet the same equipment standards and be able ...
by Greg Bockelman
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Better days for regional pilots ahead
Replies: 9
Views: 3381

Re: Better days for regional pilots ahead

Well, I DID say "may still". :D

Point is, say what you will about the airlines, (One DOES sign my paycheck) there ARE times when the airline is better suited for the mission.
by Greg Bockelman
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Better days for regional pilots ahead
Replies: 9
Views: 3381

Re: Better days for regional pilots ahead

The winner and still reigning champion is ----> General Aviation travel! Wo HOOOO! Yeah. EXCEPT, if you ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY have to be there on a schedule, you may still be better off with the airlines. That, of course, is dependent upon the skill level of the pilot and the equipment on the plane...

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