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by pilotpip
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KSTL Cargo Ops
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Re: KSTL Cargo Ops

I believe the company that leased the space was called Air Cargo Masters or something like that. There were nightly flights from Kitty Hawk, Ryan, ATI and others. Additionally lots of on demand cargo in falcon 20s, 20 series lears, convairs, and others from Ameristar, USA Jet, Kalitta, Zantop, Grand...

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by pilotpip
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The private Jet pilot?
Replies: 19
Views: 3947

Re: The private Jet pilot?

It varies widely by the aircraft, owner, and pilot preferences in some cases. In my case, the aircraft is on a charter certificate. The owner wants it to fly charter whenever possible to generate some revenue and offset costs. That means I often find myself bouncing all over the east coast for a cou...

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by pilotpip
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Attendant Dress Code Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2580

Re: Flight Attendant Dress Code Question

Societal norms change. Years ago you would not have seen a woman, or person of color in the cockpit. Some guys have long hair, and piercings.

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by pilotpip
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Crews Housed an Hour Away from Airport?
Replies: 41
Views: 14254

Re: Flight Crews Housed an Hour Away from Airport?

I used to stay in Stamford on HPN overnights. Nice place. Much better than the few hotels in White Plains.

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by pilotpip
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are large business jets/chartered airliners able to fly into airports with no ground support?
Replies: 17
Views: 1927

Re: Are large business jets/chartered airliners able to fly into airports with no ground support?

Many FBO's will have someone designated on call, and charge a "call out fee" for that person to come in after hours. I just had to use this when our destination was below minimums and we had to drop our passengers at a nearby airport so they could use a car service to their destination. If...

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by pilotpip
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lycoming IO-720, Why not more popular?
Replies: 9
Views: 5625

Re: Lycoming IO-720, Why not more popular?

It's heavy, has cooling issues because of the length, and it burns a ton of gas. All reasons that it didn't survive.

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by pilotpip
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E170/5 different winglets
Replies: 20
Views: 3675

Re: E170/5 different winglets

The "enhanced wingtip" as Embraer calls it on the 175 is just a more efficient design. Without getting super detailed, it give the 175, which weighs roughly 3000 pounds more, performance more on par with the 170. From the pilot's perspective, it adds about 10 feet to the wingspan that you ...

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by pilotpip
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Republic E175 - moving passengers for weight and balance?
Replies: 21
Views: 3711

Re: Republic E175 - moving passengers for weight and balance?

Amazing on such heavy planes that moving around 800 pounds could make a noticeable difference. If you're moving several people from the last row in loading section C, to section A in the front, it's going to have a pretty big change to the moment. If they're being moved, the airplane wasn't within ...

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by pilotpip
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does Embraer E-Jets integral air stairs work?
Replies: 1
Views: 1426

Re: How does Embraer E-Jets integral air stairs work?

The airstairs sit on a track, they are stowed forward of the door internally. They are manually moved into position in front of the door, then a panel with buttons controls retraction and extension. They cannot be operated from the outside, and the L1 cabin door cannot be closed with the stairs exte...

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by pilotpip
Sun May 20, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nashville, TN Flight Attendant Crew Base
Replies: 10
Views: 2261

Re: Nashville, TN Flight Attendant Crew Base

Crew domiciles will usually be associated with hubs. Some regionals still utilize outstation basing in places like Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Columbus, but those are the exception. Base choices, like everything else in this industry, are dictated by seniority.

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by pilotpip
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Symmetrical thrust reverser deployment
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: Symmetrical thrust reverser deployment

The FADEC on many modern jets will command thrust to idle in the event of a reverser deployment in flight.

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by pilotpip
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ Crossbleed Start
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: ERJ Crossbleed Start

The intake of the APU is a pretty bad design on the 145. It's very easy to get fluid into it since there's a big hole on the upper right side of the fuselage and as a result, deicing with it running is not advisable. The reason that the running engine has to be run up is to get the minimum required ...

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by pilotpip
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FSDO appointment for illegibility to test.
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: FSDO appointment for illegibility to test.

Hello Franklyn,

I deal with my local FSDO regarding pilot certificate conversions on a regular basis. My suggestion to you would be to call the FSDO, and ask an inspector exactly what you will need for the conversion. They should be happy to help you, it's their job.

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by pilotpip
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How convenient is Embraer's yoke?
Replies: 13
Views: 3537

Re: How convenient is Embraer's yoke?

It's not an issue, otherwise they would not have sold several thousand aircraft with it. It's actually quite comfortable in most cases. I do wish the pivot point was a little closer to the handles like it is in hawkers, as the crosswind thing is annoying, but it's nothing more than an inconvenience....

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by pilotpip
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Characteristics Of The ERJ-190
Replies: 28
Views: 16934

Re: Flight Characteristics Of The ERJ-190

Just Learned the ENVOY 175 where ordered WITHOUT "Yaw Damper" Option. Sure those F/A in the 2nd jumpseat must ENJOY IT after 4 legs..... Yaw damper is a function of the fly by wire system. It's not an option. Just Learned the ENVOY 175 where ordered WITHOUT "Yaw Damper" Option. ...

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by pilotpip
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Automated cockpit voice - male or female
Replies: 8
Views: 1889

Re: Automated cockpit voice - male or female

In many newer types, some of the voice commands are configured by user option. The Ejets are a great example. TCAS can be male or female depending on the Airplane Personality Module (APM). Most operators in the Americas have a female voice. The Middle Eastern operators typically go with male. Differ...

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by pilotpip
Wed May 17, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Scheduling tips?
Replies: 17
Views: 2506

Re: Crew Scheduling tips?

A little respect on both ends of the phone go a long way. The problem at my former carrier was that the FAs had a very weak contract, and a very authoritarian management. As a result, the schedulers were very forceful, and often times this carried over to how they tried to talk to the pilot group. T...

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by pilotpip
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best regional to work for out of MEM?
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: Best regional to work for out of MEM?

I appreciate the replies and opinions.....I understand commuting is hard, I also understand it's hard to just up and move to a new city, usually a larger city with higher cost of living, ESPECIALLY on a flight attendants pay starting out. But I've always been one to folllow my dreams and goals, and...

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by pilotpip
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best regional to work for out of MEM?
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: Best regional to work for out of MEM?

Stick to the east coast, and understand that the routes that are flown constantly change hands. Any of the former Northwest/Delta hubs (ATL, DTW, MSP, JFK/LGA) may be tough commute because there may be a number of crew members doing it. As flight attendant, you can't sit in the cockpit jumpseat so t...

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by pilotpip
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E175 Angled Winglets?
Replies: 5
Views: 5364

Re: E175 Angled Winglets?

Those are what Embraer calls "enhanced wingtips". They are only on the 175 and help to bring the performance closer to the 170. They add 10 feet to the wingspan.

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by pilotpip
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sidestick controllers
Replies: 46
Views: 4885

Re: Sidestick controllers

johnclipper wrote:
What if you are left handed and sit on the right side or vice versa? Everyone has a dominant hand...


Even on a yoke, the trim, AP disconnect, and other stuff is only one the left/right side for the respective seat. The only time I have 2 hands on the yoke, is on takeoff, after V1.

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by pilotpip
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sidestick controllers
Replies: 46
Views: 4885

Re: Sidestick controllers

johnclipper wrote:
What if you are left handed and sit on the right side or vice versa? Everyone has a dominant hand...


Even on a yoke, the trim, AP disconnect, and other stuff is only one the left/right side for the respective seat. The only time I have 2 hands on the yoke, is on takeoff, after V1.

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by pilotpip
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sidestick controllers
Replies: 46
Views: 4885

Re: Sidestick controllers

Embraer ist still using Yokes as well...not sure if they plan to switch that at some time. Also some (but not many) business manufacturers still use yokes as far as I know. The E2 will be their last design with a control wheel as they call it. The Legacy 450/500 already have side sticks. They wante...

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by pilotpip
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chevrons on CF34-8/10s
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Chevrons on CF34-8/10s

They're standard on the ejets. I don't know if there is a fuel penalty but my understanding is they give a pretty significant noise reduction. If they didn't have a benefit, they wouldn't be there.

Many other new aircraft are being equipped with them as well.

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by pilotpip
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EMBRAER EMB E90 JET overhead luggage compartment size ??
Replies: 1
Views: 922

Re: EMBRAER EMB E90 JET overhead luggage compartment size ??

If it will fit in a 737, it will fit in an ejet.

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by pilotpip
Wed May 18, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Preconditioned Air
Replies: 9
Views: 3229

RE: Preconditioned Air

They aren't bad when they're made for widebodies and you fly an RJ. There is one in ORD on the C gates (8 I think) that will make ice. It's awesome.

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by pilotpip
Sat May 07, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E195-E2 Vs CS100
Replies: 31
Views: 19793

RE: E195-E2 Vs CS100

Embraer is also banking on selling these to existing E-Jet operators as they should share a common type with the E1 variants. The 170 has been in operation for close to 15 years and some of those original airplanes are getting long in the tooth. Fuel savings will also be a great cost saver as few ex...

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by pilotpip
Sat May 07, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anybody Wanna Chip In For Donald Trump's 727?
Replies: 23
Views: 5816

RE: Anybody Wanna Chip In For Donald Trump's 727?

Low hours and cycles but that thing sat on a pier out in the middle of Bowery Bay for much of its life. Ego is also corrosive.

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by pilotpip
Thu May 05, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Pilots Train For Extreme Failures?
Replies: 26
Views: 6155

RE: Do Pilots Train For Extreme Failures?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zeke" class="quote" target="_blank">zeke</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>With all due respect, the stall recovery has nev...

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by pilotpip
Sun May 01, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Pilots Train For Extreme Failures?
Replies: 26
Views: 6155

RE: Do Pilots Train For Extreme Failures?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Tangowhisky" class="quote" target="_blank">Tangowhisky</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>Thanks for your insight. I think w...

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by pilotpip
Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Pilots Train For Extreme Failures?
Replies: 26
Views: 6155

RE: Do Pilots Train For Extreme Failures?

As a simulator instructor, I can say this: They can do a lot more and replicate a lot more "emergencies" than we have time for during an initial training course. Regulatory requirements combined with customers trying to control costs mean we are trying to cram 10 pounds of stuff into a 5 pound bag. ...

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by pilotpip
Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Purpose Does This Frontal Fin Serve On MD-88?
Replies: 36
Views: 10949

RE: What Purpose Does This Frontal Fin Serve On MD-88?

The more you stretch a design, the less effective the original control surfaces are in controlling the aircraft and the less stable it becomes. Strakes like the ones on the MD-80 family help add surface area and stability in the axis that may be lacking.

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by pilotpip
Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Eclipse 500/550 Jet Sidestick Flight Controls?
Replies: 6
Views: 3399

RE: Eclipse 500/550 Jet Sidestick Flight Controls?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/apfpilot" class="quote" target="_blank">apfpilot</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Works just fine on the Cirrus (although co...

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by pilotpip
Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern Aircraft Total Hydraulic Failure?
Replies: 21
Views: 8144

RE: Modern Aircraft Total Hydraulic Failure?

If you lose all 3 hydraulic systems in an Ejet, you're boned. All you have left are the pitch trim and slats/flaps.

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by pilotpip
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why 7478s And 737MAX, Don't Have Bright Strobes
Replies: 18
Views: 6441

RE: Why 7478s And 737MAX, Don't Have Bright Strobes

In my opinion, the strobes on the E-jets are too bright. They're terrible in low visibility. One on each trailing edge was overkill. <acronym title="Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) - Pulkovo (LED / ULLI), Russia">LED</acronym> strobes on newer aircraft, while not appearing as bright, stand out just as ...

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by pilotpip
Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IMC Circling Limitation, Implications?
Replies: 12
Views: 4265

RE: IMC Circling Limitation, Implications?

It's more of an issue for a pilot who may want to go work for a foreign carrier in a country that recognizes a foreign license (ie: China). They don't want any restrictions on a pilot's ATP rating so the individual may have to take a check ride to have the restriction removed on their own dime.

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by pilotpip
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Rolls Out E190-E2 Prototype
Replies: 54
Views: 20857

RE: Embraer Rolls Out E190-E2 Prototype

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sturmovik" class="quote" target="_blank">sturmovik</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i>Interesting to see the trailing link M...

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by pilotpip
Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About Heavy Checks
Replies: 7
Views: 4369

RE: Question About Heavy Checks

They're staggered quite well. Typically even with a large order, most airlines will only bring a couple aircraft on line at a time. At my former carrier we would take 2-3 new aircraft a month. As a result, they cycled through quite well where they would be used as a spare as it got close, then we wo...

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by pilotpip
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Fees At NYC Airports
Replies: 12
Views: 9699

RE: Landing Fees At NYC Airports

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MMO" class="quote" target="_blank">MMO</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Hold on there, we're not talking about <acronym ti...

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by pilotpip
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Fees At NYC Airports
Replies: 12
Views: 9699

RE: Landing Fees At NYC Airports

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MMO" class="quote" target="_blank">MMO</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Your comments don't make any sense, from my perspect...

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by pilotpip
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Fees At NYC Airports
Replies: 12
Views: 9699

RE: Landing Fees At NYC Airports

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MMO" class="quote" target="_blank">MMO</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>I beg to differ. There are several MLW available for...

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by pilotpip
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First E190-E2 Prototype Photos
Replies: 26
Views: 17288

RE: First E190-E2 Prototype Photos

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyboy80" class="quote" target="_blank">flyboy80</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Does the E2 have a completely new wing, ...

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by pilotpip
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First E190-E2 Prototype Photos
Replies: 26
Views: 17288

RE: First E190-E2 Prototype Photos

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/avi8" class="quote" target="_blank">avi8</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>What kind of improvements is this aircraft suppose...

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by pilotpip
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E175 Takeoff Limited Out Of DEN
Replies: 33
Views: 6932

RE: E175 Takeoff Limited Out Of DEN

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FltAdmiralRitt" class="quote" target="_blank">FltAdmiralRitt</a> (<a href="#32" class="quote">Reply 32</a>):<br/><i>This would never have happen...

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by pilotpip
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E175 Takeoff Limited Out Of DEN
Replies: 33
Views: 6932

RE: E175 Takeoff Limited Out Of DEN

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Western727" class="quote" target="_blank">Western727</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>So...why is the takeoff length figur...

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by pilotpip
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Too Smooth Landings
Replies: 40
Views: 12259

RE: Too Smooth Landings

Since we're talking about my plane, I'll add in: Yes, the Ejets are notorious for landing "too soft". The worst part, it's very common when you're carrying higher speeds due to anti-ice being on or added gust factor in your approach speed. Not times you want to float. The landing gear system uses pr...

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by pilotpip
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E175 Takeoff Limited Out Of DEN
Replies: 33
Views: 6932

RE: E175 Takeoff Limited Out Of DEN

Another issue could have been they didn't force the numbers through ACARS with no flex on the engines. Depending on the carrier's program, it could be optimized to always try to do a reduced thrust take off, even at the expense of payload. Having not been there, it's hard to say.

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by pilotpip
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E175 Takeoff Limited Out Of DEN
Replies: 33
Views: 6932

RE: E175 Takeoff Limited Out Of DEN

Flaps 1 speeds get pretty high in the 170/175. There were several times out of hot/high airports where one degree made a big difference in max takeoff weight. In most cases on the 170/175, it would be second segment climb limited or perhaps landing weight limited. Given the circumstances, I would sa...

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by pilotpip
Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Crew Personality Conflict Question
Replies: 22
Views: 8721

RE: Flight Crew Personality Conflict Question

Just because you don't like someone doesn't mean you can't be professional. In extreme cases, it becomes a safety issue then we owe it to ourselves to do something about it. My former airline had a "bid avoid" list. I had a couple people on it. One thing I don't miss about being on reserve: you ofte...

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by pilotpip
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JFK'S Canarsie Approach
Replies: 7
Views: 8138

RE: JFK'S Canarsie Approach

None of these approaches is difficult in real life, nor is the expressway visual at <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (Glenn H Curtiss / North Beach / Municipal-La Guardia Field) (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>. The trick is to make sure your eyes are outside, and have some good refe...

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