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by Woodreau
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 48
Views: 2261

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

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...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 48
Views: 2261

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

“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 ...

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by Woodreau
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Attendant question Union/Nonunion
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Flight Attendant question Union/Nonunion

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...

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by Woodreau
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Attendant question Union/Nonunion
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Flight Attendant question Union/Nonunion

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...

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by Woodreau
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: P-8 Poseidon raked wingtip
Replies: 15
Views: 1793

Re: P-8 Poseidon raked wingtip

Gotta have those eyebrow windows to line up on the smoke marker the P-8 dropped to drop the torpedo from the bomb bay.

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by Woodreau
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions about airline management and operations
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Questions about airline management and operations

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...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: English US speakers, what does it mean?
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

Re: English US speakers, what does it mean?

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 ...

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by Woodreau
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are UPS/Fedex pilots scheduled?
Replies: 8
Views: 2370

Re: How are UPS/Fedex pilots scheduled?

You just call FedEx or ups and get your name added to the crew list after you figure out what flight you want to take by looking up the flight schedule. You are assigned a show time and you report with the operating crew.

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by Woodreau
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VHF and UHF Guard Freq
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: VHF and UHF Guard Freq

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...

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by Woodreau
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest Airlines zig-zag manuever on final
Replies: 34
Views: 2170

Re: Southwest Airlines zig-zag manuever on final

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...

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by Woodreau
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?
Replies: 49
Views: 6048

Re: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?

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.

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by Woodreau
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gear Before Flaps::PHL to CMH
Replies: 20
Views: 3038

Re: Gear Before Flaps::PHL to CMH

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...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 29
Views: 4014

Re: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

[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...

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by Woodreau
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway 17C at DFW?
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: Runway 17C at DFW?

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/...

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by Woodreau
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway 17C at DFW?
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: Runway 17C at DFW?

17C has been a 8100 foot localizer only runway with no glide slope for about a month now.
Takeoffs are not authorized from 17C (or 35C for that matter)

Looks like work will be ongoing on 17C/35C until January 2019.

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by Woodreau
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record
Replies: 26
Views: 3174

Re: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record

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...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotation Speeds....
Replies: 33
Views: 1844

Re: Rotation Speeds....

Depends on the runway, atmospheric conditions not just weight

So it "depends"

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by Woodreau
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record
Replies: 26
Views: 3174

Re: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record

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...

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by Woodreau
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SWA Routing question
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: SWA Routing question

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...

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by Woodreau
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternate Airport for KLAS
Replies: 20
Views: 2379

Re: Alternate Airport for KLAS

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 ...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about RNAV Approaches and who uses them.
Replies: 26
Views: 1760

Re: Question about RNAV Approaches and who uses them.

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...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The flight diversion thread
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: The flight diversion thread

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?


3000 feet per minute is kind of normal in a flight idle descent

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by Woodreau
Tue May 29, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying with air conditioning packs off?
Replies: 20
Views: 3059

Re: Flying with air conditioning packs off?

KitSmith wrote:
I tried to get the complete book but, sadly enough, was unable to find it anywhere for a reasonable price.!


Why don't you go to your local library and see if they can get a copy through the interlibrary loan for you to borrow?

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by Woodreau
Tue May 29, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VMC roll?
Replies: 11
Views: 1689

Re: VMC roll?

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.

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by Woodreau
Wed May 23, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do they park like this at IAH?
Replies: 14
Views: 2611

Re: Why do they park like this at IAH?

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 ...

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by Woodreau
Wed May 23, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Loran
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Re: Loran

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...

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by Woodreau
Tue May 22, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do they park like this at IAH?
Replies: 14
Views: 2611

Re: Why do they park like this at IAH?

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...

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by Woodreau
Sat May 19, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nashville, TN Flight Attendant Crew Base
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: Nashville, TN Flight Attendant Crew Base

Nashville Eagle probably had a base in BNA in the late 1980s but by the early 90’s was probably consolidated when they merged all of the American Eagle carriers.

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by Woodreau
Fri May 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Dispatchers
Replies: 54
Views: 5185

Re: Airline Dispatchers

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 ...

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by Woodreau
Fri May 18, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flaps extended
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Re: Flaps extended

Some carriers have installed the mod which ups the temperature limit to 40c.

We used to leave the slats at FLAPS 1 when the OAT was 30c or greater now we leave the slats out when the OAT is 40c or greater

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by Woodreau
Mon May 14, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbulence?
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Re: Turbulence?

Sounds like the plane flew into and through the thunderstorm instead of around one.

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by Woodreau
Fri May 11, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Navigation On Analog Jets I.e dc-8/dc10/l1011..etc
Replies: 40
Views: 3011

Re: Navigation On Analog Jets I.e dc-8/dc10/l1011..etc

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...

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by Woodreau
Sat May 05, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?
Replies: 55
Views: 6329

Re: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?

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...

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by Woodreau
Fri May 04, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?
Replies: 55
Views: 6329

Re: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?

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...

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by Woodreau
Thu May 03, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?
Replies: 55
Views: 6329

Re: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?

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 ...

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by Woodreau
Wed May 02, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 12
Views: 1751

Re: DFW Rwy 13L/31R

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.

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by Woodreau
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lufthansa spaceflex jumpseat
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: Lufthansa spaceflex jumpseat

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...

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by Woodreau
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18241

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

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...

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by Woodreau
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deadheading Pilots
Replies: 31
Views: 3766

Re: Deadheading Pilots

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...

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by Woodreau
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deadheading Pilots
Replies: 31
Views: 3766

Re: Deadheading Pilots

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...

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by Woodreau
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: So I am getting lessons to get a PPL soon
Replies: 22
Views: 1398

Re: So I am getting lessons to get a PPL soon

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...

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by Woodreau
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 3516

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

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...

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by Woodreau
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SIDs/STARs/Transitions/Vias. Some practical advice, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: SIDs/STARs/Transitions/Vias. Some practical advice, please?

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...

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by Woodreau
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CVR question
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: CVR question

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...

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by Woodreau
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are air stairs an option on the A320 family?
Replies: 21
Views: 2885

Re: Are air stairs an option on the A320 family?

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...

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by Woodreau
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CVR question
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: CVR question

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 ...

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by Woodreau
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: deicing questions
Replies: 37
Views: 1838

Re: deicing questions

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...

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by Woodreau
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on LAX Operations & Gate Usage
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Questions on LAX Operations & Gate Usage

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...

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by Woodreau
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are air stairs an option on the A320 family?
Replies: 21
Views: 2885

Re: Are air stairs an option on the A320 family?

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...

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by Woodreau
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is origin of Spirit's NK IATA code?
Replies: 16
Views: 2831

Re: What is origin of Spirit's NK IATA code?

I've always thought it was for Ned's Kids. NK

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