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by N1120A
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting an airline career in the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Starting an airline career in the UK

I think a lot of folks in Europe tend to start out with third party ground handling companies, later getting noticed by supervisors at the airlines themselves. That said, I don't necessarily think FR are such a problem on the ground. I know they have engaged in some questionable stuff with flight de...

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by N1120A
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end service at TOL
Replies: 175
Views: 20326

Re: AA to end service at TOL

I'm surprised. I guess I'd ask how is TOL different from CAK? CAK has AA service to CLT and DCA even with CLE's AA ops around 40 miles away. All sorts of reasons. As mentioned, CAK is better located, no one has a major hub at CLE anymore (and the UA/CO hub wasn't anything like the DL hub at DTW), a...

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by N1120A
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air France 447: 13 years on
Replies: 56
Views: 5109

Re: Air France 447: 13 years on

There are really people equivocating about the need for razor sharp, hand flying, stick and rudder skill?

GalaxyFlyer is right - in the end, that is what it comes to. Know the systems, know how to fly the airplane if the systems won't do it. Very simple.

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by N1120A
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 1518

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

Even light airplanes now frequently have AHRS assisted magnetometers that determine magnetic headings...and prove that ATC are not all that good at doing corrections, especially in areas of higher magnetic interference lol.

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Triple-Simultaneous Landings
Replies: 14
Views: 1476

Re: Triple-Simultaneous Landings

I think LAX can do them at times on 24R/L and 25L.

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 1518

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

If you are on autopilot, flying due north and are told to turn to 270, you dial this in, does the flight computers also turn the short direction? Can you direct it to do otherwise? It will turn in the direction you tell it to turn. So if you turn the heading select knob to the left, it will turn le...

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

Re: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?

Only one runway even has CAT I minimums, most are 4000 RVR. No need for them based on weather records and CL is expensive. Both 10L/28R and 10R/28L have CAT I approaches, but only one goes to a HAT of 200 and 2400 RVR. Sorry, just assuming the standard 200’ HAT, but the plane is penetrated by obsta...

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by N1120A
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

Re: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Only one runway even has CAT I minimums, most are 4000 RVR. No need for them based on weather records and CL is expensive.


Both 10L/28R and 10R/28L have CAT I approaches, but only one goes to a HAT of 200 and 2400 RVR.

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 1518

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

Always measured off of north. Very rarely youll hear “callsign, turn 10 deg left” usually for traffic separation, but it happens. But 99% of the time they tell you what heading to turn to, and if critical, which way to turn Imagine the CF it would be if every single turn command was in incremental ...

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

Re: Why no centerline lights at KFLL?

SNA doesn't have centerline lights either.

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which is the most FUEL EFFICENT REGIONAL aircraft in the world ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2121

Re: Which is the most FUEL EFFICENT REGIONAL aircraft in the world ?

hitower3 wrote:
N1120A wrote:
What E195 is flying around with 146 passengers?


I took the maximum allowable seat capacity for both aircraft in order to get comparable results.


What E195 carries even 120 seats? There are plenty of ATRs with the max

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which is the most FUEL EFFICENT REGIONAL aircraft in the world ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2121

Re: Which is the most FUEL EFFICENT REGIONAL aircraft in the world ?

What E195 is flying around with 146 passengers?

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.
Replies: 20
Views: 1723

Re: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.

Why wouldn't they have wing anti-ice. They both have ridiculously big wings and the designs are not susceptible to ice build up. To be fair, the A-10 wing wasn’t ridiculously big (fat, maybe); no anti-icing wings or engines and we’d fly around in the Northeast winters, ice building on the pylons, t...

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.
Replies: 20
Views: 1723

Re: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.

None of the Airbusses have tailplane anti-ice. All have wing and nacelle anti-ice. As on the 777, the A380 wasn't supposed to have wing anti-ice. But iirc the authorities insisted on it and there is anti-ice between the engines on the leading edge. Why wouldn't they have wing anti-ice. They both ha...

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by N1120A
Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.
Replies: 20
Views: 1723

Re: Tail Anti-Ice leading edge question.

Tail stall really isn't an issue with transport category aircraft. While smaller aircraft definitely need tail deice to be FIKI certified, big jets really don't.

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 09, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the required Runway Length for a FULLY LOADED 773[ER] ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2097

Re: What is the required Runway Length for a FULLY LOADED 773[ER] ?

At the temperatures you are getting this week, the 77W could take off with somewhere around 670000 pounds. That's probably doable on such a relatively short flight to JED, but why would Saudia do that? Lucknow is likely a rather low yielding destination, perfect for the regional configuration their...

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the IFE display things like altitude and speed
Replies: 50
Views: 3988

Re: How does the IFE display things like altitude and speed

I'd imagine the more involved systems are getting it in a one way feed from the FMS, or even the transponder itself. I think the IFE gets GPS information only. Some of them are much more involved. As mentioned, they give TAS info. Yes, I believe some airlines even have groundspeed on their IFE, whi...

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the IFE display things like altitude and speed
Replies: 50
Views: 3988

Re: How does the IFE display things like altitude and speed

I'd imagine the more involved systems are getting it in a one way feed from the FMS, or even the transponder itself.

Starlionblue wrote:
I think the IFE gets GPS information only.



Some of them are much more involved. As mentioned, they give TAS info.

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 09, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the required Runway Length for a FULLY LOADED 773[ER] ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2097

Re: What is the required Runway Length for a FULLY LOADED 773[ER] ?

At the temperatures you are getting this week, the 77W could take off with somewhere around 670000 pounds. That's probably doable on such a relatively short flight to JED, but why would Saudia do that? Lucknow is likely a rather low yielding destination, perfect for the regional configuration their ...

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for Mechanics
Replies: 14
Views: 3514

Re: Question for Mechanics

If she wants to keep wrenching on airplanes, she should use her GI Bill money to get her A&P. Also consider the potential of staying in the GA world as well, as there is a big shortage of folks coming into the A&P and IA ranks and the money is very good.

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by N1120A
Tue Jun 07, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds
Replies: 25
Views: 3434

Re: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds

I think that faster NB speeds will only happen if they're optimized primarily for the longer sectors, which I don't see happening. The vast majority of 737s and A321s do 1-3 hour flights, and then pinch-hit on 5-hour flights a small fraction of the time. The engines and layout are optimized for tho...

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds
Replies: 25
Views: 3434

Re: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds

With NB now regularly flying 5hr + sectors, it will be interesting to see if the next generation of NB will indeed fly similar speeds to WB. Well, they are faster than before. The 737 used to cruise at .74. Now they cruise more like .80. I think that faster NB speeds will only happen if they're opt...

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds
Replies: 25
Views: 3434

Re: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds

T54A wrote:
With NB now regularly flying 5hr + sectors, it will be interesting to see if the next generation of NB will indeed fly similar speeds to WB.


Well, they are faster than before. The 737 used to cruise at .74. Now they cruise more like .80.

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by N1120A
Sun Jun 05, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted
Replies: 90
Views: 16524

Re: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted

I thought it looked quite good in person when I saw it at CDG recently.

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by N1120A
Sun Jun 05, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ITA pilots fall asleep on transatlantic flight
Replies: 44
Views: 10424

Re: ITA pilots fall asleep on transatlantic flight

Something is wrong with the media reports. Sure, the FO could have been on a rest break, but what about the relief FO who should have been in the right seat? I don't know the Italian rules well, but I cannot believe that any airline would let a working pilot do a "controlled rest" in the ...

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds
Replies: 25
Views: 3434

Re: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds

ETOPS started being "a thing" many years prior to the A330. The A300 started using 90 minute ETOPS in 1976. 120 minute ETOPS came along in 1985, and 180 minutes in 1988, well before A330 EIS. The A340 was the long haul version with significantly higher MTOW than the A330, and four engines...

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 01, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O'Hare Air France A320 and Heathrow Air Canada 737-8 MAX.
Replies: 20
Views: 7393

Re: O'Hare Air France A320 and Heathrow Air Canada 737-8 MAX.

raylee67 wrote:
Does AC have any plan to resume St John's - London any time soon? If it does, then the route will most likely be a MAX route too I suppose?


It already was either scheduled or operated as a MAX prior to the grounding.

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 01, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air France 447: 13 years on
Replies: 56
Views: 5109

Re: Air France 447: 13 years on

We need to be good at decision making first, and many of our decisions are concerned with automation use. And this shows that a well meaning, but poorly taken mentality still exists. If you lose everything, you hand fly a known pitch and attitude and let the other pilots fix anything else. Expectin...

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Easiest ATC [Bravo] job there is: KSAN/SAN?
Replies: 21
Views: 3665

Re: Easiest ATC [Bravo] job there is: KSAN/SAN?

That really wouldn't have changed much. The Cessna was doing a practice approach and under positive ATC control. Indeed, they were under positive ATC control. At that time SAN had the only civilian, operational ILS in the county. Consequently, IFR flight training was a common presence. The Cessna w...

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by N1120A
Tue May 31, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PHX Runway Departures
Replies: 18
Views: 2593

Re: PHX Runway Departures

People also forget that PHX does mix departures off 25R - especially GA aircraft - which tends to mitigate a decrease in departure rate gained by regularly using 8/26 for departures.

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by N1120A
Tue May 31, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds
Replies: 25
Views: 3434

Re: Widebody vs Narrowbody Cruise Speeds

Widebodies tend to operate within a more limited set of parameters on the ground, which also influences their design. When all your departure runways are 10000' or so, gates wide enough to handle more wing, etc., the aircraft can be built to take more space on the ground and use more runway, but the...

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by N1120A
Mon May 30, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Easiest ATC [Bravo] job there is: KSAN/SAN?
Replies: 21
Views: 3665

Re: Easiest ATC [Bravo] job there is: KSAN/SAN?

One of the worst plane crashes in United States history happened on approach to SAN, and ATC played a role. It was a mid-air collision. ….and soon after a TCA (now Class B) was established at SAN. Prior to this there was only a more loosely controlled TRSA at SAN I believe. That really wouldn't hav...

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by N1120A
Mon May 30, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dirty airplanes
Replies: 11
Views: 3500

Re: Dirty airplanes

I’ve noticed the same thing. I was at ABQ today and was shocked how dirty the Mesa E175s I saw were. Absolutely filthy. I would assume WN birds are equally filthy but the blue fuse hides dirt better. Currently, WN has the advantage of not running scheduled redeyes, allowing them to perform maintena...

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by N1120A
Mon May 30, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dirty airplanes
Replies: 11
Views: 3500

Re: Dirty airplanes

I’ve noticed the same thing. I was at ABQ today and was shocked how dirty the Mesa E175s I saw were. Absolutely filthy. I would assume WN birds are equally filthy but the blue fuse hides dirt better. Currently, WN has the advantage of not running scheduled redeyes, allowing them to perform maintena...

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by N1120A
Sat May 28, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Name for (“W”?) routings?
Replies: 11
Views: 1873

Re: Name for (“W”?) routings?

This happens in the US all the time, where aircraft will transition an out station between hubs.

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by N1120A
Sat May 28, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron to purchase Pipistrel, a Slovenian manufacturer of electric aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Re: Textron to purchase Pipistrel, a Slovenian manufacturer of electric aircraft

Pipistrel makes a lot more than electric aircraft. The Panthera is a legit IFR cross country beast and a potential Cirrus killer. Of course, I'm sure Texterrible will screw that up like they did with Columbia.

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by N1120A
Sat May 28, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 70
Views: 9773

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

I'll give the top 12. There are plenty more. 1) 747-400 2) 747-8 3) L1011 4) 757-200 5) 757-300 6) 767-300ER with Winglets 7) A330-300 8) A330-200 9) A359 10) A35K 11) 789 12) 737-800 with winglets Queen of the Skies in first place and 744>748, I agree. The L1011 is also a looker, as are both 757 v...

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by N1120A
Wed May 25, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Gumbo" continues to renew webspace, tweek investor relations
Replies: 22
Views: 2506

Re: "Air Gumbo" continues to renew webspace, tweek investor relations

LAX772LR wrote:
BN727227Ultra wrote:
Janet Airlines has entered the chat

Huh? Ain't that a real airline, based in LAS?


It's not their name, but their call sign. Just heard them on the radio when they were landing at PMD and I was landing at WJF the other day.

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by N1120A
Wed May 25, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Checked baggage transfer problems between terminals
Replies: 8
Views: 1524

Re: Checked baggage transfer problems between terminals

I get the feeling airport terminals in the US are not as coordinated as in Europe or other regions because terminals are run by different airlines and so forth. In places like FRA, baggage transfer is a solved problem. The airport is run by one authority. But that's really just my feeling. Baggage ...

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by N1120A
Wed May 25, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Easiest ATC [Bravo] job there is: KSAN/SAN?
Replies: 21
Views: 3665

Re: Easiest ATC [Bravo] job there is: KSAN/SAN?

Working the tower at SAN is generally known as a country club job, but they also are only an ATC 8 or 9 and are not making the money a controller at LAX, SFO or LAS makes. Now, working approach there is a whole different thing. I know multiple controllers who work San Diego area for SCT and it is ve...

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by N1120A
Tue May 24, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR employee assaulted
Replies: 34
Views: 7684

Re: UA EWR employee assaulted

I'd be willing to wager that employee will be out of a job. I think the passenger should be on a no-fly list For defending himself? Come on. They are paid garbage though, compared to ground employees actually employed by the airline. How is that at all relevant to the thread? It is relevant in that...

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STARs with INS
Replies: 19
Views: 2048

Re: STARs with INS

In the US, Q Routes only require RNAV 1, which can be met by DME/DME/INS systems or GPS, but T routes additionally require GPS (to an RNAV 1 or better standard)or GPS/WAAS (which meets at least an RNAV 0.3 standard BTW). This is incorrect, T and Q airways are RNAV 2 except for those that are RNAV 1...

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help identifying aircraft light
Replies: 5
Views: 1852

Re: Help identifying aircraft light

Grimes is no longer in business. They were sold to Allied Signal, which then sold to Honeywell. Honeywell do still make aircraft parts, but much of the lighting industry has gone to companies like Whelan and others. Aeropix is right about checking with Spruce - they usually are the best shot to get ...

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited
Replies: 102
Views: 7623

Re: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited

Hmm, this is a good one: CLT (a bunch of times too) LUN (flew in on a Cessna 402, out on a Malawian Q400 - that was cool) BKO (Didn't leave the plane in either direction between DSS and ADD) VNX (transited to a Helicopter to Benguerra Island) CLE (Just once, oddly) SAL SJO PTY YEG DOH (a bunch of ti...

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 97
Views: 9064

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

As mentioned, this is pretty highly subjective. The original PeoplExpress (not the one out of Newport News that resulted in the founder going to federal prison) Transavia France (if you're not Dutch or French anyway) Omni Air International on behalf of Caribbean Airlines ATA (to younger people and t...

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 70
Views: 9773

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

I'll give the top 12. There are plenty more.

1) 747-400
2) 747-8
3) L1011
4) 757-200
5) 757-300
6) 767-300ER with Winglets
7) A330-300
8) A330-200
9) A359
10) A35K
11) 789
12) 737-800 with winglets

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR employee assaulted
Replies: 34
Views: 7684

Re: UA EWR employee assaulted

i've read about this elsewhere it seems the UA employee did start it but he's not with UA works for UGE who ever they are ,sorry i'm not up to date as to who works for who stateside ,anyway it also appears the other bloke is an ex NFL player UGE is United Ground Express and actually owned by United...

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STARs with INS
Replies: 19
Views: 2048

Re: STARs with INS

In the US, Q Routes only require RNAV 1, which can be met by DME/DME/INS systems or GPS, but T routes additionally require GPS (to an RNAV 1 or better standard)or GPS/WAAS (which meets at least an RNAV 0.3 standard BTW). I sure remember being part of the design team when the Houston Class B was red...

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STARs with INS
Replies: 19
Views: 2048

Re: STARs with INS

Understand all that which why I posted “at higher precision RNP procedures”. Maybe an FAA/ICAO terminology difference. There are no “INS” STARs is the point. I do manage OpsSpecs for 3 international bizjets. All RNAV STARS in the US are RNAV 1, there is no requirement for GNSS at all to fly these o...

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by N1120A
Sun May 22, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STARs with INS
Replies: 19
Views: 2048

Re: STARs with INS

RNAV is a term thst has more and more been used generically in the US for generally GPS based procedures, regardless of the root word. The term RNP has generally been reserved for RNP-AR procedures and only recently have charts reflected that GPS based approaches that can be performed - often to gre...

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