I'd forgotten about this thread. Any updates on any possible action by the FAA against the pilot? In any case, CFR 91.119(d) states: (d) ·Helicopters. ·Helicopters may be operated at less than the minimums prescribed In paragraph (b) or (c) of this section if the operation is conducted without hazar...Jump to post
ADS-B data comes from GPS GPS from the plane, presumably, correct? That is interesting. This might be a topic for another thread, but if the onboard systems can tell speed, altitude, and fpm changes using GPS, would not the pilots have access to that info too to compensate for loss of pitot reliabi...Jump to post
In addition to the above responses, is being a quad an inherent liability for the 380? We know what happened to the 340 & 747, too, with scant orders for the 345/6 and 748, in favor of the 330/neo, 350, 777 and 787. Actually in a few years being a quad may actually be an advantage to the A380 i...Jump to post
Glad the FAA's investigating and that they (presumably) supersede state police agencies. Two wrongs don't make a right.
And, as others have implied above, this low pass over a big crowd with plenty of potential collateral damage sure seems pretty irresponsible.
Updated list! 1. 191 pax - impossible. 2. Plane taking off was actually a 733/734/735. 3. 732 ended regularly-scheduled pax flights to the US in late 2012 (Bahamasair); Montego Airways flight took off for JFK in early 2013. 4. NY TRACON contacted when the 732 was at FL150. 5. Flight deck was not of ...Jump to post
I LOVED that they said there were 191 souls on board...a 732. Yeah, sure. Wikipedia says the 732 could seat 130 in an all-Y config with 30" seating pitch. With 3 FAs and 2 pilots (there were no jumpseat pax) that's 135 souls on board. Lap infant pax...let's say there were 5, which would mean 1...Jump to post
I LOVED that they said there were 191 souls on board...a 732. Yeah, sure. Wikipedia says the 732 could seat 130 in an all-Y config with 30" seating pitch. With 3 FAs and 2 pilots (there were no jumpseat pax) that's 135 souls on board. Lap infant pax...let's say there were 5, which would mean 14...Jump to post
I hope they pick either A or B. C and D involve painting the entire fuselage orange - did they not learn from their former hometown neighbor, NWA, and its expensive lesson with the top of the fuselage painted in the bowling shoe livery? NWA learned that, of the colors in the visible spectrum, red is...Jump to post
https://i.imgur.com/5um8MIF.jpg OMG. I neglect to check a.net for a couple weeks, and...wow. Eye-popping. Thank you, freerover, for sharing. And a 15% YOY increase this past July?! Simply amazing. I'm glad they're taking a hard look at rerouting SH71 and aggressively expanding AUS itself. It's amaz...Jump to post
Goos bumps. Thanks for sharing, ubeema.Jump to post
I'll be visiting there in 2 weeks, also getting a reservation for the boneyard tour at Davis Monthan, can't wait. It’s awesome. Check out the Titian Missile silo too. Seconded! Just know that the Titan Missile Museum is in a different location, just over a half-hour's drive away, SW of Pima and the...Jump to post
I love these CR2-hating threads. So therapeutic. Yes, it sucks. It only doesn't suck if someone isn't sitting next to you. And I always have a sore back after disembarking, from bending over or slouching heavily to be able to look out. I've been able to avoid flying on a CR2/ERJ for a few years now....Jump to post
Don't miss the days when the -83s were routinely used on ORD midcons and somehow I always ended up next to the engine on ORD-SEA. Any seat in a 737 or 32S is preferable. I wish I had gotten to do a mid con MD flight. It's true that seats in the back of MDs weren't great, but when seated near or for...Jump to post
I feel like the most we’ll see for a while is a couple of additions by WN every now and then as they usually do. Not a lot of obvious places left to throw darts at. EDIT: Looking at the route map on Southwest.com, there's still a lot of unserved markets, to name a few: BUR, DTW, RNO, SLC, TUS, DSM,...Jump to post
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/07/23/ferguson-fire-3-500-structures-risk-near-yosemite-national-park/818797002/ So, why? A quick look of other jets (DC-10, 747) show gear up which seems to make sense to me, for the obvious drag and resulting fuel penalty. But I'm only a private pilot, so I...Jump to post
I saw the two 747 side by side yesterday and was surprised as it's not one of the days with two BA flights. Recent updates at PHX resulted in PHX having four widebody capable gates, and with only 1 scheduled widebody flight, it's a good diversion airport now. Also, the flights landed nearly back to...Jump to post
September11 wrote:jetero wrote:September11 wrote:I believe landing fee as well as enplaning/deplaning per passenger fee in PSP is rather expensive.
You believe wrong.
Or little higher than other airports of same size?
DL has increased their AUS flying 21% YOY. I think a lot of that is from up-gauging aircraft. Everyone thinks LF=profit. Thats simply not the case in austin, although most flights do tend to be full. I fly for business several times a month and book just about 14 days out. The fares are much higher...Jump to post
Gates will start being renumbered in late summer starting on the West end of the terminal and moving to the east end. They will be done in groups of about 6 gates each time. Why renumber in groups? I mean, gate 24 will become gate 33, while gate 23 will become gate 32, and so on. I'm thinking it wo...Jump to post
No, I meant GEG - although Rio is more appealing. It was a new delivery that came from Boeing with full fuel - for a 38 minute flight to the paint shop in GEG. It was to be the first Heart One livery, although it was still green for this flight. You got my curiosity piqued. Why would anyone want to...Jump to post
..... I've only seen full tanks in an NG one time, and that was on a new delivery ferry flight from PAE to GEG. You meant PAE to GIG... No, I meant GEG - although Rio is more appealing. It was a new delivery that came from Boeing with full fuel - for a 38 minute flight to the paint shop in GEG. It ...Jump to post
That is one of the test 777 airplanes, with n777ua being the first production one. A family member of mine who flies for UA has flown that airplane. I'm seeing a similarity here, as NWA 85's accident was a 744 that was the 744 prototype and had been used for testing before it entered service. Did t...Jump to post
Friend of mine posted this video on his Facebook wall showing what seems to be a windmilling engine that's off balance as suspected by some of you on this thread: https://www.facebook.com/KITV4/videos/1 ... 054696861/Jump to post
As of 10/2016, N773UA had ~14800 cycles/81100 hours (as per an older a.net thread). Using the average cycles per year, should be close to 16000? Thanks, reffado. Any updates on current TC and TT? I'm very curious if it's going to be written off, given the comment about the necessary inspections per...Jump to post
I posted this in a different thread but word is the Austin Chamber of Commerce will have a big Delta announcement on Feb 6th. Let the speculation begin. Feb. 5th announcement: http://www.austintexas.gov/news/delta-announces-austin-cincinnati-northern-kentucky-nonstop Feb. 6th announcement: http://w...Jump to post
The flight crew then noted that they did not know the direction and intensity of the wind. That statement alone is a recipe for disaster. Indeed. As a licensed (private) pilot, that's been hard to take in. Couple that with the 5,900' rwy length and well-known not-great takeoff performance of the 72...Jump to post
Original (now locked) thread: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1350589&hilit=4544+aerosucre Any updates on the investigation after the prelim investigation (posted by VirginFlyer and pasted below) was released, showing the flight crew took off with a 4kt tailwind component?...Jump to post
Can't wait for the "normal" photos of her in revenue service.Jump to post
masonh2479 wrote:January-November Numbers have been posted for AUS, 12.6million passengers so far!
If nothing else, you would think there would be some familiarization runs to get crews ready for over ocean ATC and airport approaches before a revenue run. Unfortunately, today, this can be done in the simulator. Simulators for familiarization runs?? How fitting your signature is, exFWAOONW. Glad ...Jump to post
Nice. Any word on which variant(s) of the MAX?Jump to post
iahcsr wrote:I’ve always wondered why the gear couldn’t be dropped manually by gravity. This has been done in other 767 events... AC comes to mind.
Can someone remind me when BA upgauges LHR to a 744 at AUS? I recall it was early 2018 (March?). I'm trying to figure out if I should be at the gate when the first 744 arrives. What I struggle with is the ongoing (and much needed) expansion of the east pier. My AUS-MEX roundtrip last month on AM ma...Jump to post
This seems like a real overabundance of caution for a radar issue 121.357 states that an aircraft may not be dispatched without a weather radar if thunderstorms may reasonably be expected, which is pretty much every day in Hawaii and the tropics. I realize that this flight was already airborne and ...Jump to post
Still in a holding pattern over the Pacific at 11:28a PST -- dumping fuel it seems? Seems like quite a long fuel dump for a relatively short flight...one that had already expended over one hour of fuel, no less. Is that normal? In any case, it appears to be on its way to SJC: https://flightaware.co...Jump to post
Can someone remind me when BA upgauges LHR to a 744 at AUS? I recall it was early 2018 (March?). I'm trying to figure out if I should be at the gate when the first 744 arrives. What I struggle with is the ongoing (and much needed) expansion of the east pier. My AUS-MEX roundtrip last month on AM mad...Jump to post
Has been for a while. That and most operators favor GE engines. Because? Separately, can a PW-engined example not be re-engined with CF6s? 767 and 777 are cheaper to run, even considering more aircraft to carry the same amount cargo. My bad - the "because?" was referring to the comment ab...Jump to post
jetsetterusa wrote:Here is a video of the takeoff!
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/20/chinese-woman-causes-chaos-after-tossing-lucky-coins-into-plane-engine/ Another similar incident just occurred, this time on a Lucky Air aircraft :o http://flightaware.com/live/flight/LKE9960 Shows that last Wednesday's flight out of Anquing (AQG), China, was cance...Jump to post
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/20/air-force-recall-many-1-000-retired-pilots-address-serious-shortage/785344001/ "The Air Force is currently 1,500 pilots short of the 20,300 it is mandated to have." US President Trump signed an executive order for the USAF to recall 1...Jump to post
Southwest doesn't operate in any of the seven least populated states...of which yours are five of them (in addition to Vermont and Delaware). I don't think that's a coincidence - aside from Alaska, a lot of the flights in to these states are done with regional jets, which Southwest of course does n...Jump to post
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/media/2013/06/07/Emirates-to-have-onboard-shisha-lounges-Gulf-satire-takes-off.html What a pity this wasn’t true. https://assets.vice.com/content-images/contentimage/no-slug/7675ce842cfff4fcaa48ab85ea409184.jpg Edit: I’m being facetious, just for the record. :rotfl: ...Jump to post
I'm also reminded that cigarette smoke isn't good for aircraft. Can someone here remind us of the "why"? Something to do with making the HVAC system less efficient or needing more-frequent mx? Separately, I recall CI611 (the 742 that broke up due to a defective post-tailstrike repair) had ...Jump to post
I fondly recall being part of a 50-strong contingent from my college on an AVENSA 727-200 (YV-92C) in March of 1997. A couple of minutes after takeoff from MIA (enroute to CCS), we were taken aback by the extinguishing of the "no smoking" lights, after which a good 1/4 of the other pax qui...Jump to post
AA no longer is using HAECO and has no personnel there. Since when? There were at least 4-5 AA 772s at HAECO when I was there about three or four months ago. For about a couple of months now. AA no longer sends any 777s to HKG for Heavy Check. They are building an AA facility in GRU that will handl...Jump to post