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Yesterday 09:31 PM
WickedSnake00
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Although the snowbird jets are weaksauce, their performances are pretty awesome. If not just for the fact that there's like fucking twelve of them up there at the same time.
There were nine...the same number on a Canadian football team, right? They must have been traveling hundreds of kilometers per hour, only a couple dozen metres in the air, eh?

They were by no means of the same caliber of the Thunderbirds/Blue Angels. Those guys are just awe inspiring. But seeing them and a lot of the latest and greatest military hardware is pretty scarce post 9/11. So to get to see an aerobatics team like that in the middle of bumfuck nowhere and a couple cargo planes was still pretty damn neat.


Took the dumpsterfire out to the big car show where they shut down downtown for it. It got a surprisingly positive reception. Shame it doesn't snarl and cackle like big block, big cam cars, but at least one person was more impressed with it sounding entirely tame while making stupid power.

Then I took the fox out for a drive, and even got the Fairmont running enough to go through the gears. I'm floored that my first go at rebuilding an automatic transmission worked. I'm still convinced they're witchcraft though.


Yesterday 07:03 PM
69fastback
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I knew it! Oh god, I hate them so much. At least it'll be good for you. But those poor, poor customers...
They've actually gotten a lot better, and man really, if you want to fly somewhere cheap you just can't beat it.

But from my end, their pilots are super happy, and have a great schedule. Most airline guys get killed when they're on duty and fly 7-8 legs a day, and then get their minimum rest of 10 hours and do it again. My buddies that fly there say they've never flown more than 3 legs in 1 day and often only fly 1 leg and their layovers are usually 20 hours. They get 15% put in their retirement and that's not a match. They can put 0 in and Spirit still contributes 15%. My neighbor has been there for 13 years and said he's going to make $400K this year and he's 38 years old! He's getting $64K put in his B fund this year, not including his contributions.

I can get Dallas based, hold a line, and upgraded in a few years. Upgrades at SWA would be near retirement. It's a damn good gig, but man that first year hurts. The first 3 months you get training pay, which is $1K/month. No benefits for 3 months so your cobra payment is more than your income. After that, you get first year pay which is a legitimate 85% pay cut. It'll be the least than I've made in the last 14 years. Hence, why I sold the Mustang. I needed money in the bank.
Yesterday 06:16 PM
dr.gonzo!
Yesterday 02:46 PM
BA Mustang
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Originally Posted by socialist View Post
Man I would have to be loaded on xanax to be okay with that. Then again, I'm the type of person that would gladly do not-work for money and be super happy with it. I love not-working. When I got laid off and got paid unemployment for dicking around the house all day long, it was incredible.

If it works for you though, that's good.
It took me off of shift work and back to working monday-friday 7-3:30, so I enjoy it. I absolutely hated working rotating shifts, especially when working night shift 8 days straight.
Yesterday 02:43 PM
socialist
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Originally Posted by WickedSnake00 View Post
Cleg- you missed a pretty gnarly airshow at that speck on a map airfield you visited out here. C-130 parachute jumps, landing and static display. C-47 fly bys, landing, and static display, KC-135 fly bys, and a stunning hour long aerobatic performance by the Canadian Snowbirds, which to my surprise was not actually just a flock of Canada Gooses, because Canadian Geese is grammatically incorrect.



Also I was thoroughly disappointed that not once did they play
Although the snowbird jets are weaksauce, their performances are pretty awesome. If not just for the fact that there's like fucking twelve of them up there at the same time.

They're flying into Seattle on Monday so I'm hoping I remember to step outside since they'll be flying right over my office into Boeing Field.

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My current job is like that, my job is to cover anyones annual leave and sick leave whenever possible, I am there to eliminate overtime. So I could just get a random call at 9pm asking me to cover their 11-7 shift that night. Sucks sometimes but then getting 3-4 day weekends out of it are nice for me.

I eventually want to be a supervisor and it’s about the same. On call all the time so when someone has a problem at the plant you have to answer the call and go in to fix it if necessary.
Man I would have to be loaded on xanax to be okay with that. Then again, I'm the type of person that would gladly do not-work for money and be super happy with it. I love not-working. When I got laid off and got paid unemployment for dicking around the house all day long, it was incredible.

If it works for you though, that's good.

---------- Post added at 11:43 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:41 AM ----------

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Oh an itís for Spirit Airlines.
I knew it! Oh god, I hate them so much. At least it'll be good for you. But those poor, poor customers...
Yesterday 09:57 AM
dr.gonzo! So much is happening

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Yesterday 07:21 AM
69fastback
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Originally Posted by WickedSnake00 View Post
Cleg- you missed a pretty gnarly airshow at that speck on a map airfield you visited out here. C-130 parachute jumps, landing and static display. C-47 fly bys, landing, and static display, KC-135 fly bys, and a stunning hour long aerobatic performance by the Canadian Snowbirds, which to my surprise was not actually just a flock of Canada Gooses, because Canadian Geese is grammatically incorrect.



Also I was thoroughly disappointed that not once did they play
That sounds exhilarating.


Oh an itís for Spirit Airlines.
September 20th, 2019 10:00 PM
BA Mustang
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Originally Posted by socialist View Post

I never get how people spend years at jobs where they have to be on-call all the time. That shit would stress me the fuck out. Used to stress me out just not knowing my work schedule at the grocery store until the week before back in high school. Was on call a little bit at my first job but just assumed no one would ever call me since I was the furthest away from the plant. But still hated that I might be held accountable for having to go out there without planning it.

Good luck with the response. Hopefully it works out.
My current job is like that, my job is to cover anyones annual leave and sick leave whenever possible, I am there to eliminate overtime. So I could just get a random call at 9pm asking me to cover their 11-7 shift that night. Sucks sometimes but then getting 3-4 day weekends out of it are nice for me.

I eventually want to be a supervisor and it’s about the same. On call all the time so when someone has a problem at the plant you have to answer the call and go in to fix it if necessary.
September 20th, 2019 09:52 PM
dr.gonzo!
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Originally Posted by Austin View Post
Hey GOnzo

I have a worder heater question.

Do you know anything about them?
Usually round. Mostly made of metal.
September 20th, 2019 09:48 PM
WickedSnake00 Cleg- you missed a pretty gnarly airshow at that speck on a map airfield you visited out here. C-130 parachute jumps, landing and static display. C-47 fly bys, landing, and static display, KC-135 fly bys, and a stunning hour long aerobatic performance by the Canadian Snowbirds, which to my surprise was not actually just a flock of Canada Gooses, because Canadian Geese is grammatically incorrect.



Also I was thoroughly disappointed that not once did they play
September 20th, 2019 05:44 PM
socialist
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Originally Posted by 69fastback View Post
Charter sucks. I get 6 days off per month and those days frequently get moved. Being on call for 24 days a months blows. I have to be airborne in 2 hours, which means I can't do anything. 24 days a month I can be trying to do something with my family and have to have a uniform in my truck.

Airlines get 16 days off per month, at least. Those aren't "on call" days. They're turn your phone off day, which I never get because I'm still expected to answer my phone on my 6 days off.

Airlines know their schedule. I have no schedule at all.

First year airlines is a huge pay cut, but after 3 years I'll be making more than I make now and it continues to go up.......a lot. Airline retirement puts 16% in your retirement account and that's not a match. They put it in there.

Charter can't even come close to cometeing in quality of life, pay, or retirement.
Oh damn, well yeah then the airline sounds way better.

I never get how people spend years at jobs where they have to be on-call all the time. That shit would stress me the fuck out. Used to stress me out just not knowing my work schedule at the grocery store until the week before back in high school. Was on call a little bit at my first job but just assumed no one would ever call me since I was the furthest away from the plant. But still hated that I might be held accountable for having to go out there without planning it.

Good luck with the response. Hopefully it works out.
September 20th, 2019 05:34 PM
69fastback
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What was the reason for wanting to get away from private charters? Figured that'd be the super chill side of being paid for flying, compared to airlines at least.
Charter sucks. I get 6 days off per month and those days frequently get moved. Being on call for 24 days a months blows. I have to be airborne in 2 hours, which means I can't do anything. 24 days a month I can be trying to do something with my family and have to have a uniform in my truck.

Airlines get 16 days off per month, at least. Those aren't "on call" days. They're turn your phone off day, which I never get because I'm still expected to answer my phone on my 6 days off.

Airlines know their schedule. I have no schedule at all.

First year airlines is a huge pay cut, but after 3 years I'll be making more than I make now and it continues to go up.......a lot. Airline retirement puts 16% in your retirement account and that's not a match. They put it in there.

Charter can't even come close to cometeing in quality of life, pay, or retirement.
September 20th, 2019 04:25 PM
socialist
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Originally Posted by Austin View Post
worder heater
fucking east texans...
September 20th, 2019 04:10 PM
Austin Hey GOnzo

I have a worder heater question.

Do you know anything about them?
September 20th, 2019 02:13 PM
socialist
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Originally Posted by 69fastback View Post
It is a major, but not a legacy. Oddly enough, it's one that people who aren't in avaiation consider a shitty airline, but from the pilot side, they have an awesome contract. I can be Dallas based almost immediately, which is key to quality of life, and captain upgrades in the 3 years in a A310, 320, and 321. Their schedule is phenomenal and my retirement will be ridiculously awesome. People in the business say getting on now is like SWA used to be. 3 of the people out of my current airplane have went there in the last year and can't say enough about how great it is to work there.
What was the reason for wanting to get away from private charters? Figured that'd be the super chill side of being paid for flying, compared to airlines at least.
September 20th, 2019 02:04 PM
69fastback
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Originally Posted by Austin View Post
Majors?


Is it the company that Rachel is working for now? Or is it at a different airport that is also in DFW that isn't DFW





Got the water heater done last night, we used compression fittings on everything. I bought red copper and the guy helping me said "youre cheaping out on me? These are compression fittings." And it has me scared.

But so far so good. 78000 btu of fury, no leaks, all the brown water has cleared out of the lines. I was up till midnight cleaning up as well, I had plans to come back today around noon to move the cat and put some more shit away so it didn't look like I had just replaced a water heater without pulling permits but at 8:50 I walked outside and the dude was standing out there checking shit out.

I let him in and tried to keep my mouth shut but who knows.
It is a major, but not a legacy. Oddly enough, it's one that people who aren't in avaiation consider a shitty airline, but from the pilot side, they have an awesome contract. I can be Dallas based almost immediately, which is key to quality of life, and captain upgrades in the 3 years in a A310, 320, and 321. Their schedule is phenomenal and my retirement will be ridiculously awesome. People in the business say getting on now is like SWA used to be. 3 of the people out of my current airplane have went there in the last year and can't say enough about how great it is to work there.
September 20th, 2019 12:22 PM
WickedSnake00 Round two to get the Fairmont on the road. Had all the paperwork. Oh except now the state says it needs a title to get it. ...but it's so old it never had one in the first place. Hello catch-22. Now to replace a "lost" title that was never really lost in the first place because it never existed takes three months in the courts.

September 20th, 2019 11:38 AM
Austin
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Originally Posted by 69fastback View Post
Had my job interview today. I felt like it flowed really well with no awkward points, and I feel pretty good about all my responses. My panel was very impressed with my log books and overall I feel like the interview went well. I really want the phone call for the job, but man that first year is going to be brutal with the 85% pay cut. I guess we will see what happens.
Majors?


Is it the company that Rachel is working for now? Or is it at a different airport that is also in DFW that isn't DFW





Got the water heater done last night, we used compression fittings on everything. I bought red copper and the guy helping me said "youre cheaping out on me? These are compression fittings." And it has me scared.

But so far so good. 78000 btu of fury, no leaks, all the brown water has cleared out of the lines. I was up till midnight cleaning up as well, I had plans to come back today around noon to move the cat and put some more shit away so it didn't look like I had just replaced a water heater without pulling permits but at 8:50 I walked outside and the dude was standing out there checking shit out.

I let him in and tried to keep my mouth shut but who knows.
September 20th, 2019 11:13 AM
dr.gonzo! All the live videos looks like it's still night there. It's sunny here. That's a hell of a curve flat birthers.
September 20th, 2019 07:38 AM
WickedSnake00
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Originally Posted by Austin View Post
I'm all stressed.

Replacing the water heater in my place, it's not a simple setup either as it runs the furnace. Inspection is tomorrow and last night we found out we don't have some fittings/drip pan that we need to get.


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Originally Posted by socialist View Post
broke the news to the sales guy that we're passing on the Ranger

I'm sure we'll be back when the Broncos start plopping down on dealership lots but that better have a better fucking interior than the Ranger.

Welp! Time to keep buying parts for the Toyota! REP ME!
Do you know what you've done? Salesman Kyle probably punched a hole in the drywall in the breakroom (again) because you missed that sale!

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Originally Posted by dr.gonzo! View Post
You guys use your good boy points to bring chicken tendies to the raid?
Some day our children will be reading in their history textbooks about the great Naruto run massacre 2019 at Area 51 where the US military gunned down 50,000 nerds in cold blood.
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