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Offline davolijj

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AAL Captain retires at Logan
« on: July 22, 2005, 12:06:22 PM »
I hope this tradition never ends.  Airline pilots usually taxi their last flight to the gate through streams of water supplied by CFR trucks.  This AAL captain was apparently BOS based and had his last flight on late Friday morning.

Try not to get emotional.


Regards
JD

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Re: AAL Captain retires at Logan
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2005, 05:19:52 PM »
Quote from: davolijj
Try not to get emotional.


Sorry, I did.  I have a lot of respect for the KBOS controllers; they are very friendly, nice controllers and they do an excellent job.

Congratulations Captain John!!!  8)  :lol:

Offline jjbiv

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2005, 09:29:01 AM »
Forced retirements at age 60 are such a shame!

Offline LORm

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AAL Captain retires at Logan
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2005, 04:47:52 AM »
Feel even worse for the ATC. Forced retirement is even lower at 56.  :cry:

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AAL Captain retires at Logan
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2005, 08:45:06 AM »
I thought I would reference to this article that recently was written:

http://www.avweb.com/newswire/11_30a/briefs/190233-1.html

Offline Neil

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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2005, 05:42:47 PM »
what an amazing clip....

Wonder what the passengers must think during all that commotion with the water...

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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2005, 03:36:02 PM »
That was really cool! :)
KP

Offline keko126.5

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AAL Captain retires at Logan
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2005, 05:27:24 PM »
Just Makes You Feel Happy
2X2L calling CQ...
2X2L calling CQ...
2X2L calling CQ...New York.
Isn't anyone on the air?
Is there anyone...?

Offline davolijj

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Re: AAL Captain retires at Logan
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2007, 10:39:14 AM »
clip reattached.
Regards
JD

Offline Studentpilo

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Re: AAL Captain retires at Logan
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2007, 10:44:01 AM »
Beautiful, I am sure Captain John will never forget it. I wonder what they will do when Boston John retires! (For the sake of liveatc.net I hope it isin't any time soon!)

Offline jacobtron

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Re: AAL Captain retires at Logan
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2007, 11:13:37 AM »


that would be a sad day for liveatc when Boston John has
to go 
flight 679:hey control I got a very bad problem.

controller:go ahead what is it flight 679.

flight 679:now that i got the airplane off of the ground how do i land it.

Offline Lincolnshireblue

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Re: AAL Captain retires at Logan
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2007, 06:28:10 PM »
Could someone please check on Boston John's age as a matter of urgency?  Clearly we will all need time to adjust to this site not having his entertaining perfomances.  His picture looks like we don't have to worry anytime soon, his voice sounds older.

When he is forced to retire he'll have to post ancedotes on this site instead.  I'm sure he must have a wealth of funny stories to tell.

Jackie

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Re: AAL Captain retires at Logan
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2007, 06:09:33 AM »


that would be a sad day for liveatc when Boston John has
to go 

We will have then to invite him to come in and controle us on the Internet ;-)

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Re: AAL Captain retires at Logan
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2007, 06:29:31 PM »

I wonder if Boston John knowns about liveatc.net if not soembody should tell him
flight 679:hey control I got a very bad problem.

controller:go ahead what is it flight 679.

flight 679:now that i got the airplane off of the ground how do i land it.

Offline Big

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Re: AAL Captain retires at Logan
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2007, 03:32:19 PM »
he does, trust me

Offline skiclash77

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Re: AAL Captain retires at Logan
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2008, 09:31:18 PM »
That legit makes me tingle inside, thats so nice of them!  I wish that happens for me!

Eric

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Re: AAL Captain retires at Logan
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2008, 09:33:22 AM »
When I click on the link iTunes opens but does not play anything?

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Re: AAL Captain retires at Logan
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2008, 01:19:35 AM »

Wonder what the passengers must think during all that commotion with the water...

 :-o  I'd hope someone would tell them what's going on. 


That's a great clip, I really liked that.

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Re: AAL Captain retires at Logan
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2008, 06:13:43 PM »
My wife and I travelled on a Canadair flight from Whitehorse to Vancouver being piloted by a captain on his last flight. When on the ground in Vancouver the pax were told what was going on. The plane taxied between fire hoses on both sides with lots of flashing lights and sirens. It was cool to see.