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by Woodreau
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 RTOW chart clarification
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: A320 RTOW chart clarification

In my mind air on and air off is if you are using engine bleeds to run the packs

If I get performance numbers which say packs off. The apu stays running to run the packs and the engine bleeds are off.

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?
Replies: 20
Views: 2801

Re: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?

If it was like the shutdown in 2003, I was in the military then, I still had to go to work, just wasn’t paid until the government shutdown was over. Didn’t lose any money - it’s just that the direct deposit for the paycheck didn’t come on the 15th and the 30th while the shutdown was going on. So may...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WN and Satcom
Replies: 34
Views: 938

Re: WN and Satcom

I believe it’s strictly ARINC LDOC over HF. But I could be wrong.

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FLL Rwy 10L Departure Procedure Question
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: FLL Rwy 10L Departure Procedure Question

To be honest, I don’t think anyone can comment on your specific routings except the controller on your specific flight, but departures off Fort Lauderdale are typically just radar vectors from the departure runway up to an altitude of 3000 feet. Usually 075 off runways 10L/10R and 290 off 28L/28R. I...

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by Woodreau
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RAD Hours Restriction?
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: RAD Hours Restriction?

One is local time. The other is UTC time or Zulu time

Don’t know about your 8:15 9:03 one

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by Woodreau
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Attendent with a Criminal Record
Replies: 13
Views: 1492

Re: Flight Attendent with a Criminal Record

Canada has strict entry laws as well, and any aircrew (pilots and flight attendants) who have criminal records are not admissible into Canada until they've been resolved to the satisfaction of CBSA. I guess "rehabilitated" is their term. So even though US aircrew aren't Canadian citizens, ...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 type training advice?
Replies: 19
Views: 975

Re: 737-800 type training advice?

Cockpit companion is an invaluable resource. It's worth the investment. If you knew the history of the author, I would hope you would never endorse it's purchase. Some Companions Are Bad. I think the origin of the company was they catered to flight simmers that wanted to fly their Microsoft Flight ...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Family TOGA Thrust Rarity
Replies: 16
Views: 1582

Re: A320 Family TOGA Thrust Rarity

With ACARS, it's not so much that dispatch calculates it for you. ACARS is just a transmission method in this context. The calculation is made by an automated remote system. You punch the numbers into the FM interface and send them via ACARS, and the system automatically returns the performance &qu...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RNAV Usage in IMC
Replies: 16
Views: 1248

Re: RNAV Usage in IMC

Woodreau, when you refer to avionics vertical guidance are you talking about advisory VNAV or something else? I know some FMS give advisory VNAV on RNAV (GPS) but they can do that for LOC approaches as well? I get a green dot on the right side of the PFD where the magenta diamond indicating the gli...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military Aviation Career Advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: Military Aviation Career Advice?

Doing some google research to get you started: You'll need to get with your S1 shop to make sure these are current: Army Regulation AR 614-120 deals with Interservice transfer of Army Commissioned Officer on the Active Duty List Air Force Instruction AFI 36-2004 deals with Interservice transfer of o...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military Aviation Career Advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: Military Aviation Career Advice?

You are a commissioned officer, you just don't "get out" of the Army. If you are 29, then you are mostly likely a company grade officer / company commander. You should probably start somewhere in your battalion or brigade S1 / personnel shop for the process for inter-service transfers. The...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 type training advice?
Replies: 19
Views: 975

Re: 737-800 type training advice?

WPvsMW wrote:
http://www.cockpitcompanion.com/


That's so cool... I bought one of those manuals from them 18 years ago. I didn't know they were still around.

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by Woodreau
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 type training advice?
Replies: 19
Views: 975

Re: 737-800 type training advice?

It really depends on which country and airline. Each airline conducts their training differently. So you really can’t (shouldn’t) get airline specific information from anywhere (especially the internet) other than your airline. Is this your very first airliner or do you have any previous experience ...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Family TOGA Thrust Rarity
Replies: 16
Views: 1582

Re: A320 Family TOGA Thrust Rarity

Pilots can choose to use TOGA power for takeoff anytime even if FLEX is computed. However using TOGA isn’t going to save on flight time The thrust levers are only in FLEX or TOGA for less than 5 minutes for a given flight (usually less than 2 minutes). The limitation is that you can only be in TOGA ...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RNAV Usage in IMC
Replies: 16
Views: 1248

Re: RNAV Usage in IMC

I forgot about the RNAV 27 into San Diego. I tend to use just the LOC 27 because, the minimums are lower for the LOC 27 than the RNAV 27, and the avionics provides vertical guidance to the runway with the LOC27. Either way approach will clear you for either one.

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by Woodreau
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320 average cargo weight
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Airbus A320 average cargo weight

It depends on a lot of variables. For example on my airline for a pax load of 182 passengers on a 320, An average load could be just 25 standard weight bags in cargo. Change the destination from a domestic city to a tourist cruise ship destination, then the average load could be 200 standard weight ...

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by Woodreau
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question
Replies: 52
Views: 3638

Re: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question

Same in the US. Diesel has motor vehicle taxes and is dyed so that I guess whoever checks can tell taxes have been paid on it for road use. So it’s illegal to take jet a and use it as motor vehicle fuel Same for JP-5/F-44 that has been defueled from aircraft and helos aboard ship. Although it’s not ...

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by Woodreau
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Moving Maps and Proximity Warnings
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: Airport Moving Maps and Proximity Warnings

Nope

An FAA approved efb for 121 operators doesn’t know where it is on this earth.

Nor is it aware that other aircraft exist.

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will space based ads-b help to quicker pinpoint "lost" aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Will space based ads-b help to quicker pinpoint "lost" aircraft

As far as I know the ADS-B Out information is transmitted out from the 1090/978 transponder. I don’t know if reception of the transponder from space was ever a specification in the design of the transponders. It appears they’re just trying to receive the transponder transmissions from a different lo...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight displays and snowy taxiways
Replies: 17
Views: 1290

Re: Flight displays and snowy taxiways

My remark about the runway is mine was in response to the OPs “you’ve got to clear the runway”. Yes you clear the runway after landing. But in the situation the OP is posing, how to clear the runway if the taxiway is snow covered, if I can safely do it then I’ll clear the runway. If I cant then I wi...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for long haul freighter pilots
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: Question for long haul freighter pilots

I don’t fly long haul, but from talking to a few who do, usually by that time, the crew has already changed out of their uniforms and into their pajamas/more comfortable attire and have already settled into their own personal entertainment (books laptops tablets, newspapers etc) by the time they get...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will space based ads-b help to quicker pinpoint "lost" aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Will space based ads-b help to quicker pinpoint "lost" aircraft

Can you provide links to the stories you are referencing? What exactly is your question? From my limited understanding, the only information coming from space in ADS-B is GPS location. The ADS-B information is sent to ground stations (via the 1090 or 978 transponders) so that ATC can use the informa...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight displays and snowy taxiways
Replies: 17
Views: 1290

Re: Flight displays and snowy taxiways

Until I'm off the runway, the runway is mine, and I don't really care if tower has to send airplanes around if I can't safely exit the runway.

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RNAV Usage in IMC
Replies: 16
Views: 1248

Re: RNAV Usage in IMC

Until you get an RNAV approach with vertical guidance that can get you down to 300RVR, you're not going to find larger (air carrier) airports without ILS. RNAV approaches are useful in smaller airports that don't have ILS, where you can use the RNAV to similar Cat I ILS minimums, where before RNAV t...

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by Woodreau
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFR fix question
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: IFR fix question

Other ones: It used to be HAMMM BURGR FRYYS - but it's now changed to HAANK ILS 18 LEB http://155.178.201.160/d-tpp/1713/00859IL18.PDF In Kansas City It used to be SPICY BARBQ RIBBS but they added a few more fixes and now it's SPICY BARBQ TERKY SMOKE RIBBS ILS 1R MCI http://155.178.201.160/d-tpp/171...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Build-up
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Build-up

A few years ago we were around the Grand Canyon and a Skywest flight asked for some off course vectors to allow their passengers to view the Grand Canyon. Center said they're not allowed to allow course deviations for sightseeing. So the Skywest crew reluctantly accepted the fact they werent going t...

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by Woodreau
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFR fix question
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: IFR fix question

http://155.178.201.160/d-tpp/1713/00678IL16.PDF
But it used to be
ITAWT
ITAWA
PUDYE
TTATT
IDEED
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There are lots of fixes like that.

My favorite one was ils 16 at PWM. It’s not like that now http://155.178.201.160/d-tpp/1713/00678IL16.PDF
But it used to be
ITAWT
ITAWA
PUDYE
TTATT
IDEED

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by Woodreau
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cold weather operations.
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Cold weather operations.

10 degrees is not cold for an aircraft There are a few things you have to watch for. Covered by the section called Cold Weather Operations retiredwessel mentions Some of it involves slippery taxiway runway surfaces. Or making sure the cabin is at a comfortable temperature for boarding. Aircraft enco...

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by Woodreau
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?
Replies: 69
Views: 3823

Re: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?

I would personally not attempt to learn or purchase any airline aircraft manuals, although that is what flight simmers do all the time in their attempt to fly their flight simulator as “realistic” as they can. Yes airbus and Boeing aircraft are flown by airlines all over the world. Each airline has ...

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by Woodreau
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alignment of Pitot Tubes...
Replies: 17
Views: 1522

Re: Alignment of Pitot Tubes...

I am not rated in the 350 just a peanut gallery a.netter like you. But it appears that Airbus went with a multi sensor probe versus a traditional pitot tube, so since the multifunction probe includes a AOA sensor, it would have to be shaped like an AOA vane. And would be free to turn to align with t...

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by Woodreau
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alignment of Pitot Tubes...
Replies: 17
Views: 1522

Re: Alignment of Pitot Tubes...

Those are not all pitot tubes. https://goo.gl/images/vS3nP6 The top two on the left are multifunction sensors combining the functions of the pitot tube/AOA sensor and the TAT probe. The bottom on the left is an ice probe The 3 on the top of the nose under the windows are side slip angle sensors (lik...

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by Woodreau
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Is it too late?

It is not. There are lots of older guys that start flying in the Airlines What are your expectations? there is more to commercial aviation than the airlines You don’t have a lot of time to start and restart on the bottom of a seniority list. you’ll need to obtain your atp and get the rest of your 10...

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by Woodreau
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?
Replies: 69
Views: 3823

Re: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?

To me it sounds like the OP resides in the EU or UK and the two things he mentions he is applying to are flight training organizations which take people with zero aviation time and turn them into 200-300hr MPL crew members. One of them feeds into EasyJet So I think that is where the OP frame of refe...

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by Woodreau
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 86
Views: 6696

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

This is not directed at Airbus as it has happened in Boeings as well but you get the idea. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/hard-a321-landing-led-germania-to-limit-manual-fligh-444337/ Autothrust systems can lull you into a sense of complacency faster than autoflight systems can. So when ...

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by Woodreau
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Idling engines after arriving at gate; 738
Replies: 19
Views: 2608

Re: Idling engines after arriving at gate; 738

I just leave an engine running to keep the rampers from popping the cargo door and blocking me in while I wait for the gate agent to maneuver the jetbridge and finally open the passenger door. The most extreme example was waiting 15 minutes for the jetbridge and the rampers had already unloaded all ...

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by Woodreau
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When an airline acquires a new type of aircraft...
Replies: 32
Views: 1588

Re: When an airline acquires a new type of aircraft...

This is fascinating, thank you all profusely! If one considers true MAJOR airlines, with large and diverse fleets, DL, AA, UA, LH, BA, AF, JAL, SN etc, do they have large training campuses where all their sims are located + other training equipment and classrooms? Like a pilot boot camp. I once hea...

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by Woodreau
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When an airline acquires a new type of aircraft...
Replies: 32
Views: 1588

Re: When an airline acquires a new type of aircraft...

I had the opportunity to land on an simulated aircraft carrier at the f-14 sim in oceana. The visual was a two story 360 degree projection screen that encompassed the cockpit which was on a raised platform. It was too much sensory overload for me at the time. I remember maneuvering the aircraft and ...

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by Woodreau
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum speed for reverse?
Replies: 30
Views: 2090

Re: Minimum speed for reverse?

Off topic but if there was a total brake failure on a big boy plane (lets say A320) how long would it take to stop using only TRs, I know it's highly unlikely but I'm curious none the less. Fred Its done frequently at DFW, landing on 17C with just idle reverse and no brake usage, the aircraft (a320...

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by Woodreau
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When an airline acquires a new type of aircraft...
Replies: 32
Views: 1588

Re: When an airline acquires a new type of aircraft...

So, let’s say your in a 737 sim, aside from major airports like JFK, do the sims also have difficult airports like Tegucigalpa or Santos Dumont in Rio, or hot and high...and so on? When you first start out, what happens if you crash the plane in a pretty bad way in a FFS simulator? Is that somethin...

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by Woodreau
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 42665

Re: Power outage in ATL

https://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/AirportL ... q=Atl&go=1


I see today at 5:30 local


I guess it changes - at one point it said 5pm Monday, but not anymore.

Fluid the situation is.
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ual763 wrote:
Woodreau wrote:
ual763 wrote:
And now, the ground stop is extended until 5pm Eastern.

5pm Monday. According to the FAA website

https://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/AirportL ... q=Atl&go=1


I see today at 5:30 local


I guess it changes - at one point it said 5pm Monday, but not anymore.

Fluid the situation is.

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by Woodreau
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 42665

Re: Power outage in ATL

https://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/AirportL ... q=Atl&go=1
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ual763 wrote:
And now, the ground stop is extended until 5pm Eastern.

5pm Monday. According to the FAA website

https://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/AirportL ... q=Atl&go=1

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by Woodreau
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When an airline acquires a new type of aircraft...
Replies: 32
Views: 1588

Re: When an airline acquires a new type of aircraft...

Airlines don’t have to own or purchase any simulators. They can lease simulator time from other airlines or other companies that specialize in simulators like flight safety or cae simuflight. in the US the FAA certifies each simulator for a type and assigns it a simulator ID that is like an aircraft...

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by Woodreau
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 86
Views: 6696

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

Find some teenager with lots of FSX flight sim time in a 320 product.

Hopefully the 737 pilot will have had enough jumpseat briefings from jumpseating to be able to use the radios to talk to someone. Or maybe he was previously typed in it before and now is just on another aircraft.

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by Woodreau
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What kind of stuff is on the NEF, MEL, and CDL?
Replies: 17
Views: 1311

Re: What kind of stuff is on the NEF, MEL, and CDL?

Two stories I once had an aircraft that had multiple cockpit panel lights MEL'ed. I didn't think anything of it - it's just a few cockpit lights - flew the plane all day. plane flew great all day. .. until night time and it got dark. The instrument panel is the standard six-pack not glass. Turns out...

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by Woodreau
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Take-Off/Landing RVR equivalent?
Replies: 11
Views: 922

Re: Take-Off/Landing RVR equivalent?

Just like for landing minimums It depends on the airline and airport/runway.

Different airlines and different airports are certified for different minimums.

My airline is certified to land with 300RVR and take off with 500RVR if the airport supports it.

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by Woodreau
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former F9 CFO Elevated to CEO of Spirit from 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Former F9 CFO Elevated to CEO of Spirit from 2019

Here's the internal press release http://ir.spirit.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1051688 Spirit Airlines Announces Succession Plan MIRAMAR, Fla., Dec. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) announced today that Ted Christie, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,...

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by Woodreau
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aviation College?
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: Which Aviation College?

Daniel Webster shut down their program several years ago. In the quest of becoming a pilot, I would really recommend keeping your debt down - I really can't see how people who amass all the debt from colleges like ERAU really make it when they're faced with the low entry level regional pay, before t...

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by Woodreau
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inflight Recycling
Replies: 10
Views: 1733

Re: Inflight Recycling

How do you store the separated trash? Are there separate trash carts? Most galleys I’ve seen there’s only one trash cart so there no place to actually store the separated recyclables for landing. The cans I can see getting put into the cart trays and the catering trucks take away the carts but what ...

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by Woodreau
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot engagement in an Airbus
Replies: 23
Views: 1487

Re: Autopilot engagement in an Airbus

I think it would be great if we had the ALT pushbutton on the A320 as well... Sure! Also, the presence at the same place of buttons with so radically different effect is, well... strange. Although not aeronautical engineer nor a pilot, as someone who have been involved in the design of safety criti...

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