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 Post subject: Good times in Hong Kong
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2017, 7:00 am 
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Field herping video of another 24 hr Hong Kong layover. Found a couple lifers.

Good times, Lou



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 Post subject: Re: Good times in Hong Kong
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2017, 9:59 am 
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Awesome as always. That green snake is gorgeous.

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PostPosted: August 2nd, 2017, 11:23 am 
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Beautiful!


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 Post subject: Re: Good times in Hong Kong
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2017, 9:18 pm 
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Thanks so much.

Yeah, that green snake is really cool looking. I'm hoping to see another next week when I'm back for another 24 hrs.


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PostPosted: August 3rd, 2017, 7:41 am 
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LouB747 wrote:
I'm hoping to see another next week when I'm back for another 24 hrs.

So I'm curious. You pull an 11-15 hour flight, then you get 24 hours off at the destination, herp for a bit, get some sleep, then back on a jet to LAX? Do you turn around and do it all over again in 24 hours or do you get like a few days off? To me, those long flights are pretty tough, you definitely need a few days to recover from it. How does that work for pilots?


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PostPosted: August 3rd, 2017, 3:42 pm 
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RenoBart wrote:
LouB747 wrote:
I'm hoping to see another next week when I'm back for another 24 hrs.

So I'm curious. You pull an 11-15 hour flight, then you get 24 hours off at the destination, herp for a bit, get some sleep, then back on a jet to LAX? Do you turn around and do it all over again in 24 hours or do you get like a few days off? To me, those long flights are pretty tough, you definitely need a few days to recover from it. How does that work for pilots?


I usually gone for a total of 12 - 14 days a month, so I get a lot of time at home.

A typical trip is.....
Day 1: LAX-SFO-NRT (Tokyo) 30 hrs in the hotel
Day 2: NRT-HKG (Hong Kong) 24 hrs in hotel
Day 3: HKG-NRT 22 hrs in hotel
Day 4: NRT-LAX

It actually takes about 5 days with the flying. I'm then home 5 to 8 days

I try and stay on US west coast local time, but that can be impossible. I try and herp wherever and whenever I can. If I'm too tired, I won't go out. I always regret it when I wake up later though!

I hope that answers it. We typically get a lot of days off when flying the long haul flights. I fly a 747, so all my flights are long......

Lou


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PostPosted: August 3rd, 2017, 6:55 pm 
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Thanks, Lou, I've always been curious. Keep herpin' it up!


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PostPosted: August 3rd, 2017, 9:29 pm 
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This was on the flight back.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbXwLB0NYqs&t=5s


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PostPosted: August 4th, 2017, 7:29 am 
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So you only fly cargo or people or both?

Cool vid.


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