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Reply #1860 - Aug 19th, 2019 at 4:54pm
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Hi you all!

I've be at sea again presenting my talks on Viking Ocean ships. Not a bad gig for an old retired airline pilot. I use the CS 757 on my Predator laptop. Using P3D with graphics pretty much maxed out the plane is a joy to fly. Even using the stock scenery that comes with P3D I'm able to show a lot of the cities that the ship stops at and give passengers a really good idea of how the plane flies.

JayG, it's all your fault that this thread got started!  Tongue

I have a few more stories to share in the future. I'll be sailing this fall and will use the sim to show new passengers how great the CS planes look and fly.

Everybody stay well, and keep flying.

Lou
  

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Reply #1861 - Sep 2nd, 2019 at 1:39am
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I just did the pre-flight Lou, you are the PIC of the most popular thread in internet history!  Smiley
  

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Reply #1862 - Sep 26th, 2019 at 5:55pm
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Folks,
I was just thinking about a captain I flew with a long time ago.  Being part of the crew was the best part of being an airline pilot.  Since the safety of the flight relied on our working together as a unit we were always alert to any thing that could endanger the flight.  Having fun was an important part of the atmosphere in the cockpit.  That doesn't mean inattention to flying the plane, but a bit of humor kept the place a fun place to work in. 

One time while flying with this captain he would ask if we (the whole crew - cabin and cockpit) wanted to play "nose wheel roulette."  Sure, how do you play the game?  Now remember this is a long time before jet-ways, we used stairs to board the plane.  He would produce a piece of chalk and each one of us would make a line on the nose wheel tire and put our name along the line.  The bet would be a quarter - no big deal. We would fly to the next station on our route and as we taxied up to the gate, who's name was on the bottom would win!  Sounds okay.  Well it turns out the captain always won.  We were all wondering how could that be? 

Well, on one of the legs when we landed and taxied up to the gate I saw the ramp signal man watching very closely to the nose wheel as we taxied up to the gate.  It turns out our beloved captain would call ahead to the next airport and since he knew almost everybody, he would alert the ramp man to stop us on the captain's name.  Well, I told the rest of the crew what I saw and thought was happening.  I said we should see if we could play "double or nothing" on the next leg.  We all smiled when I told them my plan.  Since I was the flight engineer I was the last one to board the plane after I checked the final fuel.  I went and rubbed his name so it could not be read.  Since we were now betting double or nothing he was very eager to make the bet.  As we taxied into the gate area I could see the signal man looking very hard at the nose wheel.  When we stopped, it was on one of our names. 

We got him!
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Reply #1863 - Oct 14th, 2019 at 3:24pm
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WOW!  Shocked

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Thanks to you all for visiting the Captain Sim site and Lou Stories.

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Reply #1864 - Oct 15th, 2019 at 1:22am
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I always read your stories Lou. I find them very interesting, and often funny.
It is an insite to the life of pilots, and shows their human side. As a passenger, we have no idea of the type of things pilots get up to, like marking the tyres of the aircraft with chalk, and then betting on whose name it stopped on at the gate.

Please keep the stories coming!  Smiley Grin Wink
  

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