Window shades open on takeoff and landing is demonstrably safer and the norm in most of the world. United has adopted this, as have some US regionals. It is a good policy.
Lights should be turned down at night for the reasons mentioned - adjustment of the eyes.
This was almost certainly the result of the crew not identifying a fault and hand flying the aircraft, being over reliant on automation. Fly the airplane.Jump to post
It surprises me that the 777 and 787 would have a common type anywhere. The avionics are pretty different. There are enough small differences that a differences course should be required. Meaning a pilot rated on the 77W has to take a short training before he/she can fly the 9. I'd imagine the chan...Jump to post
They are very nice, rugged, easy to fly, well built airplanes. I'm a little surprised someone hasn't taken them over.Jump to post
It surprises me that the 777 and 787 would have a common type anywhere. The avionics are pretty different. There are enough small differences that a differences course should be required. Meaning a pilot rated on the 77W has to take a short training before he/she can fly the 9. I'd imagine the chang...Jump to post
Tijuana serves the leisure, business and family markets of Southern California to Mexico. There are bus lines that connect TIJ with the Central Valley of California. Eventhough Fresno and LAX have direct service to Mexico, TIJ offers many more point to point options. Families can fly direct into th...Jump to post
I know the FAA only cares if the vision is correctable to the required standard. This is more murky with EASA. Is laser an option for you?Jump to post
5 in 5 hand sanitizers contain a carcinogen. Alcohol.Jump to post
Pretty sure those are by ZodiacJump to post
In the US a pint is 16oz rather than 20oz in the Imperial system. That’s why their gallons are smaller, there are 8 pints in a gallon in both the US and Imperial systems. Imperial pints are actually 19.2 oz. Indirectly you just taught me something I never knew, US and Imperial fluid ounces are diff...Jump to post
Pint of beer in the US may be less than 500ml but in the UK its 568ml...it's also often not served cold... Fred How in the heck is a pint less than 568ml?That is extremely wrong. Also noting that "warm" beer is still around 10degC (I'm not converting) and quite flavoursome and drinkable. ...Jump to post
Throttles = Piston
Power = Turboprop
Thrust = Jet.
In reality, it really doesn't matter. Throttle is a genericized term meaning that which modulates power produced by an engine. Going on about it is pedantic.
No one turned off an engine on your flight, unless one broke.
The pavement strength on the main bit of runway would I guess need to be stronger to withstand the hit of a landing aircraft so I am guessing it is a cost saving issue, given that most aircraft can be landed and stopped inside half the distance of the runway’s 14,500ft. No, they aren't going to use...Jump to post
Displaced thresholds have nothing to do with takeoff distance. Some displaced thresholds don't even have intersecting taxiways at the threshold. They are determined by factors such as obstacles (including crossing runways), noise, nav aids and, more rarely, to artificially limit the aircraft that ca...Jump to post
So now pilots get a reminder of a CFIT accident every time they land at LAX. That wasn't a CFIT. It was missing the C part. They were in a death spiral. Also, I think it is a good thing to be reminded of what can happen if you don't remain on your game - even on a straight in ILS/RNAV that starts d...Jump to post
I'm pretty sure A380s have departed 24R at LAX . . . N1120A, why do you think this? The standard configuration for the north complex at LAX is Runway 24R for arrivals and Runway 24L for departures. The standard for the south complex is Runway 25L for arrivals and Runway 25R for departures. I operat...Jump to post
There’s been a few, but not much success. LOL, really? Tell that to Diamond, who have had such success with diesel that they stopped building 100LL DA40s. The DA40, DA42, DA62 and upcoming DA50 all use diesel engines and operate quite nicely on Jet-A. A fine aircraft, but early DA-42s have had issu...Jump to post
GLA has had A380 service off 8,743/2,665. I'm guessing that LGW has gotten service with the A380 when using 08L/26R at 8,415/2,565. I'm pretty sure A380s have departed 24R at LAX, which is under 9000'.Jump to post
1) The A380's takeoff performance has never been a particular issue. It has plenty of power and wing. 2) Have you taken a look at BOS? It is literally in Boston Harbor, so definitely sea level. Even when Boston feels miserable in the summer, thanks to humidity, it isn't particularly hot there. For a...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:There’s been a few, but not much success.
What is the plan for control outage? Yes, radar or ADS-B is well proven but there must be some plan for failure. What do you mean control outage? Perhaps, surveillance outage—lose radar or ADS-B. I once flying in NYC, way back, and the radar went down, suddenly on a IFR night, NY TRACON instantly c...Jump to post
A backup isn't necessary legal. The whole point is to backup if you had a catastrophic failure. There is a redundant system and a pure backup. There is nothing illegal about having backup safety equipment. There is a whole category of such equipment with the acronym NORSEE, for just that purpose. T...Jump to post
That isn’t backup navigation under a IFR flight plan with a portable gps which Zeke point was a rebuttal to earlier post suggesting that it was legal. A backup is not the same thing as what is legal for primary navigation. You can back up an ILS with a GPS, IFR or VFR, but you must fly the ILS usin...Jump to post
It is illegal to use a VFR or portable GPS for IFR flight, or as a backup for IFR flight. All they can be used for is an aid to situational awareness. I have seen 727s and 747 classics flying direct to waypoints using nothing more than a Garmin 100 on the glare shield. It is more than just the GPS ...Jump to post
GLS approaches are not required to be straight in to the runway like an ILS. The GLS could be straight in towards the checkerboard like before then turn towards the runway threshold with the autopilot engaged to auto land on the runway. The manual maneuvering that the pilot had to do before would n...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:What is the plan for control outage? Yes, radar or ADS-B is well proven but there must be some plan for failure.
Widespread civilian GPS use came into play in the mid-90s. The majority of the civilian fleet is now using at least VFR GPS, including light GA. The vast majority of IFR flights are now using GPS - including light GA. The mainstream use of GPS in the civil sector came in the 1990s. There were many a...Jump to post
This may be a 'Captain Obvious' question, but do the flight crew members simply get a ride to the nearest airport that has commercial service and just hitch a ride to their base or whatever hub/focus city, etc were they can get back on a normal flight schedule? Unless it is an outlier situation whe...Jump to post
Thanks for the clarification, I live outside of Dulles/IAD and most of the large airports around here are pretty modernized. CAT III is hardly a "modern" concept. Exactly 2 large airports around you have CAT III approaches. IAD and BWI. Unless you also include RIC in that. DCA doesn't.Jump to post
Cost and space. There is simply no need to upgrade lighting and pay the significantly increased electricity and maintenance costs on CAT I runways.Jump to post
My guess is that it wouldn't be replaced, at least until they could do something like a GGS (a GLS to the checkerboard, like they did with the IGS), because WAAS/SBAS/LPV is not really a thing for most commercial airliners and LNAV/VNAV minima tend to be fairly high. I could totally see them doing s...Jump to post
The MON program has significantly decreased the Victor airways in the Eastern US, especially the flatter areas that are less busy and where the MVA/MIA (which are generally not published) allow rather low IFR direct and RNAV routings.Jump to post
My guess is that they'll end up using an FBO to handle them, which happens a fair bit at very small stations.Jump to post
Why pay extra to install a HUD so the pilots can handfly almost as precisely as the autopilot does for free? A good hand flown approach will be more precise than an autopilot approach. A good hand flown landing will always be better than an autoland. There's a reason HUD flown approaches have becom...Jump to post
Is that why the 737-800 handily outsold the A320, despite the A320 having had a decade head start? I think that all depends on how people try and look at things, to the end of 2020 there has been 9693 A320 series delivered since EIS in 1988, over the same timeframe there has been 8476 737 series de...Jump to post
zeke wrote:Trimeresurus wrote:Still, we are talking about a period of a decade or longer when the default 737 had winglets and the A320 didn't.
Obviously the A320 wing didn’t need it to remain competitive for so long.
Ultimately, a combination of the FAA and insurance is making the decision on this. There was no way the insurance wasn't going to total that airplane.Jump to post
With 3/3/3 you’d think they’d offer up a longer runway. 9L was the only one available for landings at the time (takeoffs were from 9R). The pilot specifically requested 10L or 10C, which were both closed. He held for 45 minutes until 10L was opened, at which time he landed. Multiple planes (biggest...Jump to post
It is pretty powerful indeed, mostly due to the fact that the same engines are being used on the bigger A220-300. If it has to be powerful enough for the big one, it's therefor overpowered for the smaller one. They were able to develop a 757-300 because the engines for the 757-200 were powerful eno...Jump to post
AFAIK a damaged aircraft (temporarily) belongs to the insurance. Then the insurance decides whether it's worth to repair the aircraft, or not. Qantas repaired the 747 which overran BKK at its own expense, insurers wanted to write off, Qantas wanted to preserve its "never had a jet hull loss&qu...Jump to post
Charleytuna wrote:Would saltwater immersion be a death sentence for most aircraft ? Aluminum, electrical, hydraulics .
The rest of the aircraft hit exceptionally hard, causing the pressure vessel to be breached. That airplane was way too expensive to fix.Jump to post