I always get a chuckle out of the comments from passengers and the like "it's not foggy, I live really close to the airport." I've been on approach when the entire airport and terminal facility is totally in the clear but the touchdown end of the runway was 1/8 SM. Too true. But I've expe...Jump to post
DiamondFlyer wrote:bigb wrote:This is mainly for Atlas Air
Regional airlines (the less desirable to work at ones, at least) have been brining in foreign nationals for a few years.
Only in the classic. The NG won’t honk at you flaps 10. I use it frequently. Same. Flaps 10 quite a bit. Slow down/get down. Especially in the 900. Flaps 2 is pretty rare. More of a personal preference. Flaps 40 only on short runways or to “practice”. Heavy or short runway takeoffs will see flaps 1...Jump to post
CRJ-200 doesn’t have snubbers. Those wheels would spin and spin.Jump to post
A220 is the Canabus.Jump to post
Because if I’m sitting towards the front I have finished my snack and have my trash just sitting in front of me. They don’t want it put in the seat pocket. I can’t pull out my laptop with trash on my table.Jump to post
Also, the websites like FR24 use ground speed, not KIAS, for reporting. At 10,000’, 250 KIAS equals 288 KTAS in standard air plus or minus the wind. Yeah they are seeing TAS or GS. Nobody is doing 300 IAS below 10k. I’ve done it during an emergency and it’s definitely different. Have to think about...Jump to post
Did the DC9 have the same icing issue? I know the 717 has the ice detectors on the wing.Jump to post
No vortex generators on the CRJ series IIRC.Jump to post
BAorAB wrote:Doors were in automatic mode so slide deployed. FA's should have quickly switched to manual mode knowing this was going to happen.
What is the minimum required to remove fuel from an airliner? Can all aircraft do it or only on some? I assume you can't put it back into a hydrant system, so would you need an empty tanker with the ability to pump in the reverse direction? All the aircraft I’ve worked (B72/74/75/76, A300, DC8, L10...Jump to post
The mainstream use of GPS in the civil sector came in the 1990s. There were many aircraft over the years flying somewhat illegally with a garmin 100 Velcroed... VORs etc are still used every day as they are used to define airways and instrumental in approach design segments, I know VOR’s are still ...Jump to post
thepinkmachine wrote:P.S. as my Boeing instructor put it on the beginning of the 787 type rating training: “by the end of this course, you will have become a HUD whore”
BMcD wrote:By the way it sounded the 200 will be gone for good out of COS.
At my former airline on the CRJ we would often shut down the left engine and wait until the ground crew plugged in ground power before shutting down the right engine. We were told that saved more money than running the APU. Current airline, on the 737, we always start the APU on the way in.Jump to post
a Beech-18 in cruise slamming head on into an L1011 on approach with 200m/s collision speed carries about as much energy as about 15 Kg of TNT. There are probably few impact points where that is survivable. Thomas While mathematically correct you have to keep in mind that depending on the geometry ...Jump to post
It is done for frequency coverage or another controller is getting ready to split off a sector or sectors and having aircraft on the proper frequency ahead of time reduces workload and also the risk for potential confusion. Splitting sectors when a controller is busy can be pretty chaotic. It can b...Jump to post
:rotfl: Not me, but now that I've heard it, anything is possible. I agree that well-placed levity is a good thing. Too many pilots and controllers have an "us vs. them" mentality, which I've never understood. Reminders that we're all human helps bridge that gap. Back in the spring, I was ...Jump to post
I’ve heard you! I’m always happy to play along. I know it’s not kosher but introducing a little levity in a chaotic environment seems appropriate from time to time. The whole Star Wars thing is funny, Jedi, Skywalker, Sith. You weren’t the one who blurted out “SHART” were you? We heard some traffic...Jump to post
They get changed regularly. You will often see burn in from where the screen used to be. But they get swapped to try and prevent this. We don't do that. Not that I'm aware of at least. And I've never seen burn in. Did they use a different part number earlier? Did they changed it when they upgraded ...Jump to post
Could be a couple of reasons. Light load, operational policy, pilot option, one reverser is deferred and don't want the yaw, etc. Could be that you just missed it. I remember not using reverse thrust on a flight into PMD (or brakes for that matter) and having 2 passengers ask me about it. It was a s...Jump to post
CRJ100/200 had a cup holder that was too small for a can of soda. As the CRJ100 probably has a nearly identical cockpit to a Challenger which went into service in the 80's: Soda cans in Canada were smaller than the US until 1990 or so... http://www.coke-cans.com/canada.html Had no idea. That’s inte...Jump to post
Is this really a rumor? Here’s a link to the memo saying they’re shutting down: https://www.avm-mag.com/trans-states-airlines-to-conclude-business-at-end-of-2020/ No it's not a rumor - not sure why the thread states it as such. Probably because OP didn’t post a source. This will make for some inter...Jump to post
asr0dzjq wrote:VSMUT wrote:They replaced the engine probably. Does Eva Air have Rolls Royce engines?
They got GE.
Its been a long time since I have done the visual to 01R but as I recall you would turn a downwind between Foster City and Cyote Point, the do your base inside of the 280 Freeway. Minium required power to keep the noise down. Was a lot of fun. Great approach. I was able to do it once and its a lot ...Jump to post
For the nose gear, it doesn't matter, and it has no brakes anyway, so there's a snubber that stops the wheels as it comes in. You can often hear this as a little screech sound in the cockpit. The CRJ 200 didn’t have snubbers. You could hear the nose wheel spinning away for quite awhile after retrac...Jump to post
Most aviators refer to this as St Elmos fire. However, this phenomena is technically not. It's a static discharge, no different than when you shock your fingertip touching a doorknob, a spark plug arcing, or simply a bolt of lightning. As airplanes fly through highly ionized storms (usually near th...Jump to post
arfbool wrote:Malayil wrote:Considering only the Russians and Americans have shot down civilian airliners, I think you’ll be alright.
That’s not even close to true.
EK 216 (LAX-DXB) has detoured around Iran each of the last 2 days.
I’m no AA fan but is a 2 hour delay really “stranding” the team? This really seems to be blown way out of proportion. Something broke and a part had to be changed. Things happen regardless of who’s onboard.
But on the other hand it has led to some great jokes so thank you for that.
Oh, and forget about JATO for civilian operations.
There has been quite a bit of discussion about using or not using the center gear in normal ops. This may be a very stupid question, but is there more than 1 gear lever? Does the center gear have a different switch? I honestly don’t know(would be surprised if there was). Thanks for the knowledge.Jump to post
Do pilots rely on manual flying than autopilots where the flight route deviates or jogs a lot like in the pic attached?
Payload and winds would play a large part in max time. Full CRJ would be quite a bit different than empty. Empty I'd say 4+ hours easy Please explain how winds affect max time aloft If an aircraft is flying against a strong headwind, the ground speed is significantly reduced, and it will take more ...Jump to post
is there any modern examples when crew ask ground services to spread water for cooling wheels? No. You can shock cool brakes by pouring water on them. Which can cause them to warp or crack. You use fans. Puddles don’t pose a problem as the brakes are up in the wheel hubs and a puddle would splash o...Jump to post
I’d say if anything departures to the north out of SJC affect SFO arrivals more so, they have to climb pretty steep and or turn quite soon on climb out from my experience The turn isn’t any sooner than many other departures around the world, but it’s unusual in that it is 180 degrees. The climb out...Jump to post