Search found 27216 matches

by N1120A
Sat May 14, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 738 broken drain mast heater
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Re: 738 broken drain mast heater

They filed for FL240, but went as high as FL380 and seemed to hunt around for a better ride. Gained some speed up high too. Your flight had a much higher ground speed than the Frontier behind you.

Jump to post
by N1120A
Sat May 14, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?

Developing further infrastructure to support the tourist industry would help. I'm not saying to cut huge swaths with superhighways, but improving the rail and road links between Colombo and major tourist centers would help. Obviously, the security issues after the Colombo bombings are also a concer...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Fri May 13, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA in big management shake up.
Replies: 28
Views: 7642

Re: BA in big management shake up.

Honestly, you may well be better off using an OTA for BA than directly purchasing - for the same reason you want to ticket directly with one of the US airlines over using an OTA. Just much more seamless to deal with.

Jump to post
by N1120A
Fri May 13, 2022 2:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting from a premium product to economy
Replies: 15
Views: 1423

Re: Connecting from a premium product to economy

Long haul business to EuroBiz is always jarring, as is switching to a CR2. Flew into London from Singapore in Business Class, then took a National Express coach the five hours back home. That sucked. Well how uncomfortable are these National Express coaches? :boggled: I've been on Greyhound buses an...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Fri May 13, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most collectively hated airliner?
Replies: 30
Views: 2550

Re: What is the most collectively hated airliner?

People who complain about the CRJ200 seem to forget about the EMB120 that they replaced. I’ll always remember watching the ice build up on the engine air intake and the sound of the ice chunks flying off the props hitting the fuselage. I loved the Brasilia. Big windows, huge legroom in Row 9. Much ...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Thu May 12, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once
Replies: 76
Views: 4136

Re: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once

This is a tough one. I believe it is as follows: Viva Aerobus - PVR-TIJ Volotea - JTR-BOD (and never again after a massive delay and 2 years to get 261) Juneyao Airlines - SYX-PVG Hainan - SHA-PEK Air China - PEK-PVG Bangkok Airlines - USM-BKK niki - VIE-JTR Royal Air Maroc - MAD-CMN Jetstar Pacific...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Thu May 12, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta LAX-SYD: What makes it a financially viable route?
Replies: 14
Views: 1990

Re: Delta LAX-SYD: What makes it a financially viable route?

DL has often cited cargo as a huge driver for the route. Also, don't discount their desire to carry their O&D and connecting passengers. Unlike the other alliances, ST doesn't have another US gateway.

Jump to post
by N1120A
Thu May 12, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Missed approach point ground device - Harmful?
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: Missed approach point ground device - Harmful?

A TACAN is not a "missed approach ground device." It is a navigational aid. As Woodreau said, they operate in the UHF band and are slightly more accurate and significantly more mobile than VOR/DME systems. Some have a VHF DME signal to provide DME to civil aircraft, but that usually is in ...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Thu May 12, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dirty airplanes
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Dirty airplanes

Keeping an airplane clean does provide material aerodynamic benefits, but the question is whether those benefits save enough to cover the cost.

Jump to post
by N1120A
Wed May 11, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA in big management shake up.
Replies: 28
Views: 7642

Re: BA in big management shake up.

Quick story about my experience with British Airways Customer Service: Purchased LAX-LHR / LHR-SAN round-trip tickets. BA canceled the A380 service (reason for LAX instead of SAN). I called British Airways and IMMEDIATELY spoke with a customer service agent who, without any issues whatsoever, chang...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Wed May 11, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA in big management shake up.
Replies: 28
Views: 7642

Re: BA in big management shake up.

this is neo-liberalism/capitalism at its finest: consolidate, consolidate, consolidate, grow, grow, grow, shareholder returns, shareholder returns, shareholder returns, bottom line, bottom line, bottom line. As a shareholder, I can't say the returns have been particularly good lately. They have had...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Wed May 11, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger lands Cessna Caravan after pilot has medical emergency
Replies: 26
Views: 5802

Re: Passenger lands Cessna Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Very well done. This reminds me of the guy with just a VFR ASEL in the King Air who had his pilot have a massive heart attack on climb and ended up landing the airplane at RSW and noting he had a landing "softer than a baby's be-hind" if I remember correctly. The passenger wasn't a pilot, ...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Wed May 11, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.
Replies: 88
Views: 13632

Re: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.

3. In the event of delay/cancellation and pax going to small claims for Reg 261 compensation, U2 can show they took reasonable steps and makes any defence on exceptional circumstance grounds more robust. Failing to pay people enough to staff airplanes is not an exceptional circumstance. Others are ...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Wed May 11, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.
Replies: 88
Views: 13632

Re: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.

This measure is desperation It should have been sold better to the media who are reporting 6 seats removed due to staff shortages. . 3. In the event of delay/cancellation and pax going to small claims for Reg 261 compensation, U2 can show they took reasonable steps and makes any defence on exceptio...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Tue May 10, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do Russians think of Putin now?
Replies: 18
Views: 2265

Re: What do Russians think of Putin now?

In Soviet Russia - Putin Think of You (points if you're old enough to get that) Putin has brainwashed many in the older generations with the same fake news that has poisoned the minds of many older Americans. Just watching their media is absolutely shocking - the "best" of it is as bad as ...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Tue May 10, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 86
Views: 3438

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

The only real difficulty is the refusal to follow the will of the electorate and just push through and get it done. Corporate interests are being put over the will of the people, despite having a theoretically friendly legislature. CAHSR would be a massive boon to the state.

Jump to post
by N1120A
Tue May 10, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.
Replies: 88
Views: 13632

Re: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.

Legroom is irrelevant. Given that airlines charge based on load, the premium they get for selling those last 6 seats likely easily pays for when they fly empty. This is particularly true of a carrier like EasyJet that is relying on high load factors and ancillary sales. I disagree, legroom is very ...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Tue May 10, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule
Replies: 74
Views: 8459

Re: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule

To be fair, military pilots already get an exception to have 750 hours. No reason 141 intensive training can't get similar. There are also 1250 and 1000 hour exemptions.

Jump to post
by N1120A
Tue May 10, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air Suspends First Officer Hiring
Replies: 8
Views: 2490

Re: Cape Air Suspends First Officer Hiring

It wouldn't shock me at all to see regionals paying contract break fees. Even the ULCC types might do that soon.

Jump to post
by N1120A
Tue May 10, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Bern Airport (LSZB) not work?
Replies: 21
Views: 3638

Re: Why does Bern Airport (LSZB) not work?

I'm surprised no one has harped on BRN's rather short runway impacting potential service. If anything, you'd see it as one of these alternative service airports for LCCs, given the proximity to Zurich and Basel. In the end, it's a rather small place that mostly functions as an administrative hub for...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Tue May 10, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PC-12 de-icing
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: PC-12 de-icing

Even airliners can only depart with a pretty minimal amount of contamination - which is why they are often deiced very close to the runway and/or why they have to taxi in a relatively short time and take on a fairly significant amount of anti ice prior to taxi if done at the gate or close to the ter...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Groupon dying?
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: Is Groupon dying?

The thing about Groupon is that they take such a big commission that a lot of the local types, as opposed to corporate, who use it basically use it as advertising and try to convert customers for similar rates to pay directly. I think people are realizing that they can offer deals for much less via ...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Launches E190/195 Passenger to Freight Conversions
Replies: 13
Views: 2349

Re: Embraer Launches E190/195 Passenger to Freight Conversions

Interesting. It certainly fills a gap between the Caravans and SkyCouriers and the 737 sized freighters. Whatever happened to the CR2 conversion program? Didn't Air Wisconsin do a cargo aircraft?

Jump to post
by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerCap CEO says “Boeing will Bounce Back”
Replies: 48
Views: 5887

Re: AerCap CEO says “Boeing will Bounce Back”

Extremely high barriers to entry does not mean that they will bounce back, especially when there is still such a possibility of a monopoly after all. A duopoly that more resembles a monopoly with almost monopoly pricing on one side, and little to negative margins could also be the future only be ke...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union
Replies: 53
Views: 4753

Re: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union

Orban cares about Orban and maintaining power. Unfortunately, too many of the post-Iron Curtain era Hungarians associate Soviet-style "communism" with "left wing" and thus support a psychopath like him - so long as he lets them do some of their more "mainstream" "l...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?

Developing further infrastructure to support the tourist industry would help. I'm not saying to cut huge swaths with superhighways, but improving the rail and road links between Colombo and major tourist centers would help. Obviously, the security issues after the Colombo bombings are also a concern...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.
Replies: 88
Views: 13632

Re: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.

Load factors still haven't recovered to the point that it makes sense to regularly staff a system based on a 156 seat aircraft. My guess is that they figure their recovery will take long enough that reducing staffing makes sense. Further, to the extent they may be having similar training currency is...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerCap CEO says “Boeing will Bounce Back”
Replies: 48
Views: 5887

Re: AerCap CEO says “Boeing will Bounce Back”

It's a duopoly....and one with extremely high barriers to entry. As such, it's near certain that they'll bounce back, just a matter of when. It could be a very long while based on the current direction of travel.... Extremely high barriers to entry does not mean that they will bounce back, especial...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 69
Views: 10420

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

USAirKid wrote:
I wonder why Alaska hasn’t argued that this is a moot issue, since the FAs are now all union represented.

Or is this more about damages pre-merger?


Pre merger. There are no claims after the Virgin FAs unionized.

Jump to post
by N1120A
Sat May 07, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 69
Views: 10420

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

There's a really easy way to solve this. Stop fighting unionization. I still don’t understand how pilots could even comply besides making a 3rd pilot sit in first class and do nothing for most of the flight. And wouldn’t the 3rd pilot have to be a captain to sit in the left seat? They wouldn't have ...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Sat May 07, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Cookie Recipe
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Midwest Express Cookie Recipe

I'm pretty sure they used Otis Spunkmeyer cookies I remember seeing a box of the pre-made cookies with the Midwest name on it. They were essentially just warmed in the oven, just like the cookies that some airlines served in international business class. Otis Spunkmeyer cookies pretty much come lik...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Fri May 06, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 69
Views: 10420

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

All right, stupid question time: why is work performed onboard a flight SFO-OGG "work performed within the State of California?" That seems like an odd definition of "within." SFO-OGG is an easy one. As the flight originated in California, the work took place there and the law a...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Fri May 06, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 69
Views: 10420

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

All right, stupid question time: why is work performed onboard a flight SFO-OGG "work performed within the State of California?" That seems like an odd definition of "within." SFO-OGG is an easy one. As the flight originated in California, the work took place there and the law a...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Fri May 06, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 69
Views: 10420

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

The States can make laws that are more restrictive than federal law, but not less so. The minimum wage in California is at least twice, and in some cases 7 times more than federal law. Any work that involves the working in the State of California is subject to the laws of the State of California, u...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Fri May 06, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Cookie Recipe
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Midwest Express Cookie Recipe

I'm pretty sure they used Otis Spunkmeyer cookies

Jump to post
by N1120A
Fri May 06, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 69
Views: 10420

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

Simple answer: Eliminate CA crew bases. Airlines can buy hotels in major CA RON airports and just rotate in cabin crews from outside states and overnight them in CA. Give the CA cabin crews the option to transfer to non CA crew bases. That's not how it would work. The Labor Code extends to anyone w...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Thu May 05, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry
Replies: 15
Views: 1638

Re: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry

It also disconnects a bunch of populated communities that are physically close. It doesn't disconnect anything, they were never connected. I don't get the point of spending a billion dollars of US taxpayers money to connect two small towns that have never been connected before while other heavily u...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Thu May 05, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 69
Views: 10420

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

Simple answer: Eliminate CA crew bases. Airlines can buy hotels in major CA RON airports and just rotate in cabin crews from outside states and overnight them in CA. Give the CA cabin crews the option to transfer to non CA crew bases. That's not how it would work. The Labor Code extends to anyone w...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Thu May 05, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry
Replies: 15
Views: 1638

Re: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry

Kent350787 wrote:
Enough to justify the $billion to build a bridge to save 20-30 mins travel? There'd need to be a massive amount of new development to justify the costs of a large span bridge.


20-30 minutes for thousands of people easily justifies such investment.

Jump to post
by N1120A
Tue May 03, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FDX EVS and Adoption Across Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: FDX EVS and Adoption Across Airlines

Well, FedEx is one of the largest airlines in the world, so at least one of "the larger airlines" have adopted the technology. Anyway, not only the 787 is offered with a HUD. 737NGs and MAXes were/are offered with HUD and most, if not all, of the major US operators have them. United, Delta...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Tue May 03, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian 717 retirement ideas
Replies: 43
Views: 4671

Re: Hawaiian 717 retirement ideas

The Embraer pusher turboprop might be the solution, and might also do a lot of alleviate the stigma. The configuration looks different and those kind of optics mean something to non-aviation types. The Avanti is a good indicator of that.

Jump to post
by N1120A
Mon May 02, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented crew - logging flight hours
Replies: 28
Views: 2781

Re: Augmented crew - logging flight hours

Yes, it's legal. Like Zeke said above, the airline keeps a record of our flight times. Thats all thats required to prove currency. There are a few who fly recreationally, and they need to keep a log for insurance purposes, currency or if they wish to get another certificate or rating. There are ton...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Mon May 02, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented crew - logging flight hours
Replies: 28
Views: 2781

Re: Augmented crew - logging flight hours

None of my wide body, long haul friends bother to keep a log book anymore. I haven't kept one for a very long time either, as a narrow body lifer. Why is that. Is that even legal. Yes, it's legal. Like Zeke said above, the airline keeps a record of our flight times. Thats all thats required to prov...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Sun May 01, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did the large propliners of the past general fly around mountains rather than over them?
Replies: 1
Views: 1284

Re: Did the large propliners of the past general fly around mountains rather than over them?

Victor Airways are designed to allow for navigation below FL180 and require 2000' clearance in mountainous regions (there's a chart that shows where those are) and 1000' clearance in nonmountinous regions. The Constellation wasn't "more or less" pressurized, it was pressurized and had full...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 2270

Re: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet

LH doesn't operate any A380s any more, so pretty moot. Also, for some time, those two aircraft were at different bases, though MUC got some A380s for a while before COVID. LH had a plan doing it at MUC, few Crews had the training, then there was Covid and changed everything. So it was the way LH wa...

Jump to post
by N1120A
Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a common speed margin above stall for flap settings?
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: Is there a common speed margin above stall for flap settings?

Minimum maneuvering speed is usually 1.43 Vso for the given flap setting. A 10 knot buffer could easily result in a stall in all kinds of situations.

Jump to post
by N1120A
Wed Apr 27, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 2270

Re: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet

LH doesn't operate any A380s any more, so pretty moot. Also, for some time, those two aircraft were at different bases, though MUC got some A380s for a while before COVID.

Jump to post
by N1120A
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a common speed margin above stall for flap settings?
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: Is there a common speed margin above stall for flap settings?

Flap speeds on your average light 4 seater are usually ~50 knots above stall, if not more. A Cessna 414 without VGs has a stall speed 90 knots slower than the initial flap speed. So yeah, it's a much bigger difference.

Maybe take Aaron747's advice?

Jump to post
by N1120A
Sun Apr 24, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is something actually beeing done about the howling issue on A220 and E2s?
Replies: 24
Views: 3734

Re: Is something actually beeing done about the howling issue on A220 and E2s?

It is a real pity the PW4098 never worked out, cause that whole 4090 series is the best sounding engine family in turbofans ever. Love riding a United PW 777 and listening to that. Agree totally. The Hoover family of engine - started with the ghostly sounds on the PW4060 and finished with the delig...

Jump to post