And "for" and "to" aren't necessary easier: "climbing 14000" cannot be confused with anything so "for" or (worse) "to" is redundant. "Climbing to 3000" if said on the radio actually means "climbing 23000". Obviously almost everyo...Jump to post
“With you”, “checking in” is all non standard, not desired, and redundant. It’s not in the FAA pilot controller glossary either. An initial call would be obvious to the controller without a “with you” as a conscious action to accept the handoff is done behind the scenes between controllers before a ...Jump to post
It depends on the working agreement that the Delta flight attendants have with Delta. You have to ask a Delta flight attendant who is the only one who can answer your specific question, which will be different from a United flight attendant or an American flight attendant or a Southwest flight atten...Jump to post
Union or non-union, flight attendants are working under some agreement with the airline, whether it is a union negotiated contract or some other agreement. While Delta flight attendants are non-union, there is more than likely some sort of working agreement that the flight attendants and airline hav...Jump to post
There are still airports that have no TSA facilities. Usually what happens the flight operates without security screening. When the aircraft reaches a station that has a TSA presence, all passengers are deplaned and security screened and then reboarded. An example is Merced, CA, or Lebanon NH. Passe...Jump to post
April 1 2016 I believe. To get a student pilot certificate you have to submit via iacra to the Fsdo, a dpe, or part 141 airman certification representative and it gets mailed to you. Unlike the old student pilot certificates which expired after 24 or 60 months, the new student pilot certificate has ...Jump to post
Guard is use is pretty common I'd have to say. I usually use guard if I have to figure out what an air track is if I can't figure out what it is from other methods usually right before I have it intercepted if it doesn't respond to level 1 or level 2 warnings. The only time Ive heard a dual transmis...Jump to post
You can also see how far ahead the other aircraft is on tcas. You normally don't want to get inside 3 miles of the aircraft in front. Once you get inside 3 miles, atc tends to get antsy. There are stabilized approach criteria that have to be met by 1000' agl (airline dependent) until you get below 1...Jump to post
I thought the 757 had the best thrust to weight ratio for airliners.
The CRJ-700 has a pretty good thrust to weight ratio of 0.333. (25,000 lbs thrust / 75,000 lbs MTOW) when it was flying empty (52,000lb) you could be at 10000ft within 2 mins from Vr.
On short flights could gear down first help cool the tires and brakes? On short flights, I might get the gear down early (in addition to keeping the APU running from gate push back all the way to after blocking in at the destination and flying at a lower altitude) to increase the fuel burn to get t...Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid]Every Airbus Bombardier Embraer Beechcraft aircraft I’ve ever flown in airline service all have the same limitation -40c/-40F for engine start. There’s a few additional things to check in the cold weather operations section of the FOM But just because it’s made in Canada or Brazil...Jump to post
Some supplemental information links for you if you are still interested Info Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBqi-Zm5-hc Runway Rehabilitation information https://www.dfwairport.com/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/webasset/p2_947241.pdf End Around Taxiway information https://www.dfwairport.com/...Jump to post
I was thinking about Canada as well. I remember for a time if you couldn't get into Canada (inadmissible) you couldn't get hired as a regional airline pilot. I imagine the policy is still in place for Canada. Even though the minimum time has past since the conviction for the offense, you actually ha...Jump to post
I think he could easily gain employment with any regional airline. (One regional airline just cold calls people in the FAA database and offers the person who answers a class date just for answering their phone.) But at the present time I think any major/LCP carrier still have plenty enough applicant...Jump to post
Especially on the east coast, there is preferred routing between city pairs. That is the routing the FAA wants you to file. When it comes time to actually issuing the clearance, you might get the filed routing, you might get something different. Then after you are airborne, sometimes controllers wil...Jump to post
But they need to file an Alternate in there flight plan or i'am wrong? In the US an alternate isn't required unless the weather is forecast to be less than 2000/3 (ceilings less than 2000ft visibility less than 3 statute miles) So most of the time for Las Vegas an alternate isn't required just the ...Jump to post
Most airports that the larger airliners fly into have ILSs and RNAV approaches, so the RNAV is redundant. I know Alaska has a lot of proprietary RNAV approaches into airports in Alaska.. About the only airport I use RNAV to is San Diego RNAV 27, Las Vegas - RNAV visual to 19R/7L, Orlando RNAV to 36L...Jump to post
washingtonflyer wrote:See this all the time, but maybe consolidating is useful.
AA 606 DFW-CLT diverting to BHM and descending rather fast - 16,000 feet in 5 minutes... On approach now.
Sheesh - 30000 feet in 10 minutes?
I can't seem to find the video that is being referenced.
There is also something called rudder crossover at which point full aileron deflection is unable to overcome roll caused by full rudder deflection. That was a factor in the United and US Air crashes in the early 1990s.
The instructions the pilot probably received was something along the lines of "You have an EDCT time of 45 past the hours, time now 20 past. Runway 15L via NC, NE, WW pull off into the WW hold pad." The pilot taxi and just pulls into the pad and keeps the airplane inside the dashed yellow ...Jump to post
Loran-C was around since the 1950s and was originally meant for maritime use not aviation. LORAN/Loran-A was developed and tested during World War II by the Army Air Corps and the Navy. The Navy turned over LORAN to the Coast Guard in 1958. Aviation just jumped on the bandwagon as the electronics re...Jump to post
Yes, I noticed the yellow and black line, so the pilot is trying to keep his aircraft behind the line? That black and yellow line ensures wingtip clearance between aircraft in the hold pad and aircraft taxiiing past If you park in the hold pad and leave parts of your plane hanging over the line. Yo...Jump to post
Personally I don’t think you’re too old I don’t know how the career progression works as aircraft dispatchers. I.e do you have to work for smaller air carriers first before “moving on” to a larger carrier? The entire airline industry is seniority based so the issue with older people is depending on ...Jump to post
Great stuff, gentlemen! The website was a great read, I will look into Lindbergh’s book too. I do have a general idea how it worked, but I’m more interested in actual techniques/methods used. Even got myself a sextant recently! When I thumbed though that FAA flight navigator handbook, to me it look...Jump to post
That was what Airplane Model? And? What Airport?? The airplane didn't need either Fuel,Food, Nor potable water and probably didn't need a jetway. no crew change, nor cabin refreshments. I won't call a BS but you'd be darn close to it. I worked airlines from 1980-2017 and I NEVER saw that quick of a...Jump to post
Dumb question but what exactly happened here? You can't get fuel in one minute, and you said no passengers boarded or deplaned, same presumably for freight so what was the point of landing? Again stupid question which has a simple answer I assume. It’s a scheduled 121 flight. So you still go whethe...Jump to post
Usually the limiting factor is not related to the limitations of the airplane - it is the time for passengers to deplane and board - and passengers just don't move with a sense of urgency. My first airline scheduled 10 minute turns at the outstation - 20 minutes at the hub. The fastest we were able ...Jump to post
The last time I landed on 31L, we shot ILS 36L circle to land 31L. It was about 2006 - ish. It was a unique enough situation to warrant a remark in the logbook.
Just like the fly heading 090, complete the turn over the terminal, cleared for takeoff 36R, new departure frequency 118.55.
It doesn’t matter if it’s uncomfortable. It’s only out for takeoff and landing. Once above 10000ft and the flight attendants are up and about its stowed for the entire flight until it’s time to land. Flight attendants hate the spaceflex galley. Basically there are no seats for the FAs if the plane i...Jump to post
Usually when there is a medical situation onboard minor or major, even if its.”simple” you initiate the phone patch with the doctor on the ground. It’s a three-way patch that ties in the flight crew, with the flight’s assigned dispatcher and the medical doctor. The most important thing about the pho...Jump to post
Deadheading pilots are not required to let the captain know they are on board (but most out of professional courtesy will check in). They may not be qualified to operate the aircraft they are riding. And if you are on a certain carrier whose pilots won't even make eye-contact with your kind, say in...Jump to post
There is a difference between a deadheading pilot and a commuting pilot. A passenger cannot tell the difference between the two unless you ask. So all these pilots you see flying around on your flights, you don't know whether they are deadheading or commuting. the difference is that a deadheading pi...Jump to post
If you have a choice, try to learn how to fly an aircraft with a standard 6-Pack steam gauges instead of a fancy schmancy glass cockpit. Just like using paper charts and a manual e6b flight computer. You don’t need the glass cockpit now. You’re learning to fly using the biggest instrument panel ie l...Jump to post
On an empty CRJ-700 using max takeoff power, you would be at V1/Vr around 1000-1500 ft down the runway. Takeoff weight would usually be around 50-55,000lbs and the engines produce 25,000lbs of thrust. Whenever we had empty reposition or ferry flights, I’d never seen anyone who used flex thrust for t...Jump to post
It' doesnt really matter what you input into the CDU. If you fly something that ATC does not clear you to fly, you could be subject to enforcement action. You put in the company flight plan, but along the way ATC clears you to do something different, you modify the flight plan in the FMS to match wh...Jump to post
No wasn't JFK it was on the other coast, the aircraft was still doing S-turns below 500ft at 180kts flaps 2 and landed, but with the terrain (hills immediately to the north of the runway, the Laurel parking garage on short final and the downtown buildings immediately to the east of the runway) the a...Jump to post
The floor panels are a honeycomb composite panel. They can withstand small impact damages, but repeated impacts over time would definitely damage it. Ice hammers are much cheaper than new floor panels. http://www.elbeflugzeugwerke.com/fileadmin/_processed_/b/2/csm_composite-floor-panels-installatio...Jump to post
I'm pretty sure you can't play back the recordings in the airplane, but if you take the CVR to an avionics shop they should be able to play it fairly easily. That would depend on the contract between the pilot union and the airline. At my airline, the CVR recording is not allowed to be accessed or ...Jump to post
stupid followup questions - being that de-icing is a pretty infrequent activity in most places, what kind of personnel typically do this? As in what's their "day job"? And given that critical sensor areas must be carefully inspected, and the wide variety of aircraft at larger airports, do...Jump to post
Do ALL American passengers check-in at Terminal 4? (That was my experience last weekend...) Are bags claimed within the same terminal as where your flight arrives? (For example, what if you were on an AA flight that arrived in Terminal 5?) Or in my case, which terminal do you take the bus back to i...Jump to post
I don't know if they are still an option, but I do know that the space to install them below door 1 L/H ist still there on all A320 family A/C. Gruß, masi1157 I guess an unrelated question. What is the construction is the galley floor between the 319/320/321 L1/R1 doors? We got a crew bulletin tell...Jump to post