M.M. is still at PVD
...she is the new designated training coordinator for the eastern region, overseeing 2 trainers at the current time. Out of the 13 Eagle employees at PVD
(12 at the time of closing) 4 txfrd to BOS
and 1 now works for WFS at PVD
. The remaining (including myself) went on unemployment.
I was looking at a map today, and it dawned on me just how far DFW
is from PVD
when you have a Super-80 operating from less than 7,200. I'm not entirely worried yet cuz the flight is starting during the winter season when temperatures are nice and cool, so density altitude isn't that much of a concern, especially with those famous nor-easters blowing down the long side of runway 5. But what about the summer time? Most of the time the wind is out of the south-southwest so 23 is active, but there are times when it's more ESE and SE
, so 16 is in operation. As "DeltAirlines" previously mentioned x/wind takeoffs are always a possibility, but it concerns me thinking about anything that would upset the popularity of these flights, primarily being due to weight-restrictions. Then I remembered last July I was on a Super-80 from LGA
on my way to MTY
and while New York has a 150nm or so advantage over Rhode Island, it's not a whole lot in the grand-scheme of things. After all, the 166ft of extra TODA at PVD
may be enough to offset the distance imbalance and equal everything out for all I know. I don't know what the accel-stop performance data looks like for AA
-80s on any given day, so I'm just theorizing.
But anyway, after all this rambling, basically all I wanna know is if anyone has flown that route or maybe BOS
on a Super-80 off R-9/27 (7000 as well), or maybe more importantly worked those flights. As I remember, my flight was reasonably full and the takeoff was like most MD
-80 takeoffs (powerful, but long and drawn-out). Any recollections?
Some cats think i'm 6 feet, I'm so deep; I can get d-d-down like a pessimist - Common