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by bradyj23
Wed May 26, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How common is significant over fueling?
Replies: 15
Views: 2177

Re: How common is significant over fueling?

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...

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by bradyj23
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta’s SLC hub-What’s next?
Replies: 51
Views: 6706

Re: Delta’s SLC hub-What’s next?

ICN once international comes back. Pretty sure Ed is on record saying he wants to add it.

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by bradyj23
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-700 “hole” in wing
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Re: CRJ-700 “hole” in wing

It was a cover plate on the flaps. If I remember correctly they found the bracket was breaking and causing flap problems. The drag penalty was so small they just removed the plate and never fixed the bracket.

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by bradyj23
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did GPS become mainstream in commercial aviation?
Replies: 40
Views: 2770

Re: When did GPS become mainstream in commercial aviation?

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 ...

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by bradyj23
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did HUDs come to airliners so late?
Replies: 46
Views: 7186

Re: Why did HUDs come to airliners so late?

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” :biggrin:


We call them HUD cripples. But I like your description better and I fully plan to steal it for my own amusement.

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by bradyj23
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sea-Tac IAF status
Replies: 27
Views: 4695

Re: Sea-Tac IAF status

You guys are wondering what IAF stands for but nobody is talking about POS?

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by bradyj23
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United upgrading in COS
Replies: 35
Views: 5158

Re: United upgrading in COS

BMcD wrote:
By the way it sounded the 200 will be gone for good out of COS.


Along with the MX hangar COS is also a CRJ base for OO. Will be interesting to see if the pilot base transitions to 175's or if the base closes/downsized. Or if they can still find enough routes for the CRJ to keep it up and running.

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by bradyj23
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many runways does an airport need?
Replies: 17
Views: 3265

Re: How many runways does an airport need?

e38 wrote:
How many runways does an airport need?

one.

e38


So does that make it technically 2?

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by bradyj23
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
Replies: 108
Views: 7682

Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Mexicana. Never flew them. But they had the happiest pilots on the radio.

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by bradyj23
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-700/900 downwards angle?
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Re: CRJ-700/900 downwards angle?

I was told it was so the same door could be used on the 200/700/900. One less thing to change.

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by bradyj23
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA selling surplus F cabin service items
Replies: 1
Views: 1084

Re: BA selling surplus F cabin service items

IIRC the Delta Museum does garage sales of sorts. They sell pretty much everything. Seats, beverage carts, glasses, silverware, and everything else in between. Pretty cool if you ask me.

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by bradyj23
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In your airline, do you start the APU upon landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 4214

Re: In your airline, do you start the APU upon landing?

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.

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by bradyj23
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Collision question
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Collision question

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 ...

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by bradyj23
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”
Replies: 28
Views: 3880

Re: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”

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...

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by bradyj23
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 14352

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

: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 ...

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by bradyj23
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 14352

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

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...

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by bradyj23
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are the displays in the 777 Interchangeable?
Replies: 6
Views: 1914

Re: Are the displays in the 777 Interchangeable?

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 ...

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by bradyj23
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are the displays in the 777 Interchangeable?
Replies: 6
Views: 1914

Re: Are the displays in the 777 Interchangeable?

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.

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by bradyj23
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Reverse Thrust Landings
Replies: 5
Views: 2804

Re: No Reverse Thrust Landings

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...

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by bradyj23
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 in SLC
Replies: 31
Views: 9102

Re: Ethiopian A350 in SLC

Yeah you are correct. I could barely see it. But it’s a 788. Just taxied by it. My mistake.

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by bradyj23
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 in SLC
Replies: 31
Views: 9102

Ethiopian A350 in SLC

Sitting in F terminal in SLC I noticed a Ethiopian A350 parked in the deice pad. Anyone know what it’s doing here?

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by bradyj23
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 8021

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

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...

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by bradyj23
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 8021

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

CRJ100/200 had a cup holder that was too small for a can of soda.

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by bradyj23
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19798

Re: Rumor: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s

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...

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by bradyj23
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Color of the 787 Engine Nozzle
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

Re: Color of the 787 Engine Nozzle

asr0dzjq wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
They replaced the engine probably. Does Eva Air have Rolls Royce engines?

They got GE.


Probably still replaced one engine when the plane was delivered. I thought it was common practice to mismatch the engines with an older one for maintenance purposes.

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by bradyj23
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 10713

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

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 ...

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by bradyj23
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wheel retraction question
Replies: 12
Views: 2610

Re: Wheel retraction question

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...

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by bradyj23
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Elmos fire
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

Re: St Elmos fire

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...

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by bradyj23
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 26267

Re: Safety of Flying over The Middle East

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.


What are you getting at? He said shot down. Who else has? Seems pretty accurate to me.

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by bradyj23
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Delays Dallas Cowboys
Replies: 69
Views: 15625

Re: AA Strands Dallas Cowboys

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.

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by bradyj23
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL performance from airliner
Replies: 22
Views: 1882

Re: STOL performance from airliner

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hitower3 wrote:

Oh, and forget about JATO for civilian operations.

Best regards,
Hendric


Tell that to Mexicana!

viewtopic.php?t=325419

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.avgeek ... e-727/amp/

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by bradyj23
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC10 varients
Replies: 32
Views: 2512

Re: DC10 varients

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.

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by bradyj23
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Speeding Tickets and GPA
Replies: 28
Views: 4970

Re: Speeding Tickets and GPA

No. Two tickets will absolutely not destroy your career. Especially not when pilots are in demand. Learn from it, be able to explain it, and don’t make it a trend.

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by bradyj23
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual or Auto?
Replies: 21
Views: 2266

Re: Manual or Auto?

flyenthu wrote:
Hi!

Do pilots rely on manual flying than autopilots where the flight route deviates or jogs a lot like in the pic attached?

Thanks!

F/E


No pic and not really sure what you are asking. But we usually leave it on autopilot during cruise, holding, etc. It allows us to monitor better.

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by bradyj23
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-200ER Range?
Replies: 18
Views: 4731

Re: CRJ-200ER Range?

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 ...

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by bradyj23
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: external cooling for brakes on landing
Replies: 28
Views: 9502

Re: external cooling for brakes on landing

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...

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by bradyj23
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Intersecting approach paths of SFO and OAK
Replies: 12
Views: 2824

Re: Intersecting approach paths of SFO and OAK

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...

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by bradyj23
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Intersecting approach paths of SFO and OAK
Replies: 12
Views: 2824

Re: Intersecting approach paths of SFO and OAK

Not related, but something else interesting in the area. I moved to PDX last year and have been travelling SJC - PDX. When SJC departs to the northwest, we will do a 360 degree loop to the right around the SJC airport, then overfly it at an altitude and proceed north over the bay, enroute to PDX. N...

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by bradyj23
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 13120

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

As I am not a pilot, I saw something on landing, that I do not understand. As soon as they touched down, they deployed the thrust reverser on what is likely the operational engine (only). Would this not cause an asymmetric event on the aircraft where control can be lost??? Just because you deploy t...

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by bradyj23
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 13120

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

As I am not a pilot, I saw something on landing, that I do not understand. As soon as they touched down, they deployed the thrust reverser on what is likely the operational engine (only). Would this not cause an asymmetric event on the aircraft where control can be lost??? Just because you deploy t...

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by bradyj23
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737NG Spoiler Settings
Replies: 20
Views: 3306

Re: 737NG Spoiler Settings

heard from 737 pilot that different spoiller setting for different models provide commonality (same behavior in flight and runway) The SFP has to do with runway performance and stopping distance. It isn't flight characteristics. Most of our 800's don't have it but our 900ER's do. On touchdown you c...

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by bradyj23
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737NG Spoiler Settings
Replies: 20
Views: 3306

Re: 737NG Spoiler Settings

Are spoilers 2-5 and 8-11 programmed to deploy at a higher angle upon touchdown on the 737-800 and 737-900 than they are on the -600 and -700? It depends if the aircraft has been fitted with SFP. The SFP package is standard on the -900ER, it’s an option on all other models (until it became standard...

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by bradyj23
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 24346

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Why wouldn't they abort take-off if they didn't see the aircraft lifting when it was suppose to?? Takeoff performance is predicated on achieving 3 calculated speeds, most notably V1, "takeoff decision speed." Once the takeoff roll begins, achieving these speeds is the only measurable obje...

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by bradyj23
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 14107

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

Can’t say for the CRJ, but the same system in a Challenger just reverted to DME-DME for RNAV which I would guess should work over the US for enroute and some terminal navigation. But, obviously, it’s more complicated than that. BTW, I’ve flown with newbies who I wonder could fly VOR navigation. It’...

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by bradyj23
Fri May 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Bruins Jet
Replies: 46
Views: 7017

Re: B6 Bruins Jet

rampbro wrote:
Just as long as this aircraft doesn't try to lick other aircraft when it is on the taxiway.......

Underrated comment.
But anything to promote hockey. Nothing like NHL playoffs. So underrated.

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by bradyj23
Tue May 07, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737Max Storage Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2311

Re: 737Max Storage Question

Then why are they not doing this to all of the aircraft that are stored? Because each carrier, with approval from the regulator and manufacturer have their own way of storing aircraft. For instance, when we "store" an engine, we place desiccant bags in the fan case and exhaust before cove...

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by bradyj23
Tue May 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737Max Storage Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2311

Re: 737Max Storage Question

stratclub wrote:
If you have something slightly pressurized, it makes it very difficult for moisture to get in.


Then why are they not doing this to all of the aircraft that are stored?

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by bradyj23
Tue May 07, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737Max Storage Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2311

737Max Storage Question

I saw on the front page today a picture of the Max-9. The engines are all taped up which makes sense. But the engines have a low pressure air cart hooked up to them. I was just curious as to why they needed the air? I noticed that other stored Max don't have this. Was just curious. Thanks in advance...

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by bradyj23
Thu May 02, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 8072

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

EstherLouise wrote:
Does DL allow pilots to do power backs with the 717's? I've seen Air Tran do them with the 717, but have never seen or heard DL do them.


No

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by bradyj23
Thu May 02, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 8072

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

I quite enjoy the 717. It's a little rocket ship, and the way Delta has them set up is quite nice. They're very comfortable. MD-90 I'll only fly if necessary. Plenty of better narrow body options out there. MD-80s I will avoid at all costs. Their time has come and gone. 3 of my last 4 MD-80 flights...

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