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  1. Gearhead Jim
    05-09-2010 06:26 PM
    Glenn-

    You are correct about turbines. In my younger days, I thought that real men flew only tailwheels and recips. After spending a few years in jets, I thought they were the greatest thing ever. Kinda like the difference between my old '67 Corvette and the C6.

    During 36 years at United, I never shut down an engine and never declared an emergency; except for couple of passenger illnesses.

    The good days in the airlines are gone, at least for our lifetime. I had forced retirement at age 60 in 2005. A friend was right on the edge of age 60 retirement when they were planing to extend the age to 65, he was very worried they might make him fly to 65.

    I loved the flying and the people but intensely disliked what the industry had become.

    The people who work "behind the scenes" deserve far more credit than they get, for making flying so safe today. Thanks for your service, and tell all your buddies that you know one retired pilot who's grateful for all the help he received.

    Jim

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  • About glennhl
    Full Name
    Glenn Lane
    Location
    Chandler Arizona
    Your Zip Code
    85226
    Occupation
    Mechanical Engineer
    Year & Model
    2006 C6 Coupe
    Color
    Machine Silver
    Mods
    CAI, LG Pro LT Headers, HP Tuners, best 12.03 at 118.7 mph at 1250 foot elevation.
    Biography
    First Corvette!
    Country of Residence
    US
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    Thanks,
    Glenn
    2006 C6 QX1 (it also has Z51, but QX1 is so much cooler!)
    Machine Silver, Cobalt Red, 2LT, Z51, A6, Comp Gray Wheels

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