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by N1120A
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 33
Views: 1120

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

"Stand your ground" is only an issue where the perpetrator has taken a retreating or disabled position and you continue to try and kill them. Totally different. That isn't "stand your ground". Stand your ground concerns staying and fighting when you have an escape route. That is...

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 33
Views: 1120

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

The initial shots wouldn't even be "stand your ground." They'd be self defense in all 50 states. If someone is robbing you with a deadly weapon, you are allowed to take deadly force against them. "Stand your ground" is only an issue where the perpetrator has taken a retreating or...

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Students Lose Vaccination Case Against Indiana University Mandate - Federal Appeals Court Affirms Public Health Interest
Replies: 25
Views: 803

Re: Students Lose Vaccination Case Against Indiana University Mandate - Federal Appeals Court Affirms Public Health Inte

Understand plenty well, I just think taking blatant political provocation cases with no point other than media attention is irresponsible versus a run of the mill civil tort claim. Vaccines aren't subject to a "run of the mill civil tort claim." In fact, that is one of the things the anti...

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Students Lose Vaccination Case Against Indiana University Mandate - Federal Appeals Court Affirms Public Health Interest
Replies: 25
Views: 803

Re: Students Lose Vaccination Case Against Indiana University Mandate - Federal Appeals Court Affirms Public Health Inte

And unscrupulous 'attorneys' too happy to help... Typical A.net lack of understanding of what lawyers do. Understand plenty well, I just think taking blatant political provocation cases with no point other than media attention is irresponsible versus a run of the mill civil tort claim. Vaccines are...

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2568
Views: 172543

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I honestly think part of the CDC's motive behind relieving the mask guidance was driven by a desire to inoculate the antivaxxers one way or another.

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any real-world ERJ pilots able to help?
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Any real-world ERJ pilots able to help?

I haven't flown the 145 in over 6 years and the 175 in 4 years, but if I remember correctly on the 145, we'd climb at 290 IAS and transition to 0.65M until reaching our cruise altitude. Transition to mach is usually in the high 20s. Again, take this with a grain of salt, it's been a while. Interest...

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MPH student shifting into aviation
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: MPH student shifting into aviation

Every airline, especially the majors, has jobs with the skills you're acquiring. These are massive organizations that deal with all sorts of interesting health issues. I bet UA and AA have the same kind of positions DL has above. Wouldn't be surprised if others do too.

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by N1120A
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Students Lose Vaccination Case Against Indiana University Mandate - Federal Appeals Court Affirms Public Health Interest
Replies: 25
Views: 803

Re: Students Lose Vaccination Case Against Indiana University Mandate - Federal Appeals Court Affirms Public Health Inte

I do not understand this foolishness. States and schools have had vaccine mandates for decades, but because Trump needed a bulwark to distract from his botched press conferences and hoax rhetoric now we have millions of people mindlessly screeching about this crap. And unscrupulous 'attorneys' too ...

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by N1120A
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2568
Views: 172543

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

What's interesting is that here in California, in my county they never asked for my insurance info, so I doubt they paid for anything. So I'm tempted to consider a third jab as I'm getting towards an age that is at higher risk. Or I could go to a different state and get a third jab. Especially if w...

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by N1120A
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2568
Views: 172543

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

What's interesting is that here in California, in my county they never asked for my insurance info, so I doubt they paid for anything. So I'm tempted to consider a third jab as I'm getting towards an age that is at higher risk. Or I could go to a different state and get a third jab. Especially if w...

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by N1120A
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any real-world ERJ pilots able to help?
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Any real-world ERJ pilots able to help?

I haven't flown the 145 in over 6 years and the 175 in 4 years, but if I remember correctly on the 145, we'd climb at 290 IAS and transition to 0.65M until reaching our cruise altitude. Transition to mach is usually in the high 20s. Again, take this with a grain of salt, it's been a while. Interest...

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by N1120A
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck Temperature Comfort
Replies: 19
Views: 3091

Re: Flight Deck Temperature Comfort

Of course, it doesn't matter what kind of plane it is if you're on Lufthansa, especially with a MUC crew. Those heaters will be on and it will be miserable :-P

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by N1120A
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing
Replies: 33
Views: 10700

Re: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing

So much about advantages of having three people on the flight deck. In this case it only added confusion. Just another example, how unsafe this manual flying is. Lol. How unsafe manual flying is? Now that is a mentality that will get people killed. Nope. Sky gods taking too much risk are killing mu...

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by N1120A
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing
Replies: 33
Views: 10700

Re: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing

Heinkel wrote:
So much about advantages of having three people on the flight deck. In this case it only added confusion.

Just another example, how unsafe this manual flying is.


Lol. How unsafe manual flying is? Now that is a mentality that will get people killed.

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by N1120A
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video
Replies: 53
Views: 8457

Re: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video

The approaches to 22L and 4R at EWR have published circling minimums, so you can use those to fly a circling approach to 29. Nothing fancy about that.

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by N1120A
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MOGAS Availability in airports in EU and US
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: MOGAS Availability in airports in EU and US

Yeah, the ethanol raises the octane at the expense of density because of the oxygen atoms and the short molecule, which in turn reduces efficiency when measured in gallon and mass terms. In terms of stored energy efficiency, I'd be curious to see what does best. I think the challenge with ethanol i...

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by N1120A
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MOGAS Availability in airports in EU and US
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: MOGAS Availability in airports in EU and US

I couldn't be imagining this, but I believe adding ethanol to gasoline raises the octane number as well. Absent ethanol (or some other additive, which is exactly what lead was), it's more difficult to get those high octane like 93. I believe 5% ethanol is typical outside the US as opposed to our 10...

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by N1120A
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4060

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

extender wrote:
N1120A wrote:
I mean, please do. I'd be happy to stop supporting welfare states with my California tax dollars.


California is has the highest Welfare expenditures.



Cause we have the most people, by far. At least we can pay for it.

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by N1120A
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video
Replies: 53
Views: 8457

Re: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video

As stated by 737maxxx, that was a visual approach, not circling. A circling approach implies flying the approach for another runway (in this case the reciprocal one) and then manoeuvring visually to position for the runway in use. Circling approaches used to be more common, but many companies don't...

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by N1120A
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4060

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

I mean, please do. I'd be happy to stop supporting welfare states with my California tax dollars.

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by N1120A
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine
Replies: 104
Views: 8019

Re: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine

Find a new doctor immediately. Doctors that hate science are not doctors anymore.

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by N1120A
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video
Replies: 53
Views: 8457

Re: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video

I'm sorry for layman's question, but is that a "circling approach" or something different? How common are those approaches for widebodies? I used to see 777s, 767s and 787s doing similar approaches often near my home in a 2,000m runway, and I always assumed most airports with terrain limi...

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by N1120A
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MOGAS Availability in airports in EU and US
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: MOGAS Availability in airports in EU and US

Mogas is pretty rare at US airports these days and people who use Mogas tend to truck it in with jerry cans or they have a truck with like a 100 gallon tank in the bed. Most folks who have Mogas capable airplanes just use avgas. In some places in the US, the price isn't much different. At $10 a gal...

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by N1120A
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?
Replies: 22
Views: 2463

Re: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?

I think the disappearance of light airplane check flying has made the most difficult work the freight stuff up in Alaska and Canada. Back when those folks were plying the skies in Barons and 210s with rudimentary, if even working, autopilots and nothing but dual VORs in all kinds of weather, that wa...

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by N1120A
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MOGAS Availability in airports in EU and US
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: MOGAS Availability in airports in EU and US

Mogas is pretty rare at US airports these days and people who use Mogas tend to truck it in with jerry cans or they have a truck with like a 100 gallon tank in the bed. Most folks who have Mogas capable airplanes just use avgas. In some places in the US, the price isn't much different. At $10 a gall...

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground effect during landing
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

Re: Ground effect during landing

The design of certain airplanes makes a difference in how conducive to smooth landings they are. The E Jet series seem to really be conducive to a smooth landing, while both the A32S and 737 get flown into the runway firmly. 787s seem to land ultra smoothly.

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do FedEx pilots fly the MD10 and MD11 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

Re: Do FedEx pilots fly the MD10 and MD11 ?

They are, which was major driver behind the flight deck recertification on the 10 (the other being removal of the FE). Apparently, the handling dynamics are stupidly different, with the 10 handling much better.

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by N1120A
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flap movement always in stages?
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: Flap movement always in stages?

Even light airplanes can have differing flap speed limitations, or advisory limits on going between stages based on stress

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by N1120A
Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.
Replies: 24
Views: 2509

Re: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.

TC957 wrote:
Thanks for all the replys. Begs the question why engine idle speeds can't be reduced to lower minimums.


Works the same with most turboprops.

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by N1120A
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.
Replies: 24
Views: 2509

Re: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.

1) I believe they do it to test them.

2) I also think they sometimes use them to slow down taxi to save brakes.

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by N1120A
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT
Replies: 50
Views: 9611

Re: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT

Efhkspotter wrote:
Only a slight problem. Thailand and USA borders will most likely remain closed for Europeans during the winter.


The Commerce Department has indicated that Labor Day is the latest that the US xenophobic border situation will end.

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by N1120A
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 353
Views: 71762

Re: What is Delta Doing?

They look a lot like Swissair in the late 90s...

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by N1120A
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the BAC limit for pilots higher than that of driving in the US states?
Replies: 12
Views: 2077

Re: Why is the BAC limit for pilots higher than that of driving in the US states?

You should read your own link and know who the "zero tolerance" limits apply to. They are for people who are underage and driving. So, as an adult, I can drive with a .04. If I was a minor, it would be .02. The important limit for adults is normally .08. That is the one that you should be...

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by N1120A
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival
Replies: 17
Views: 2583

Re: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival

EWR Terminal C definitely has FIS capabilities, though I have no idea if they are open currently.

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by N1120A
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival
Replies: 17
Views: 2583

Re: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival

This happens at ORD for all of UA and AA flights, along with some of their partners.

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by N1120A
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Needing Sponsorship
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: Needing Sponsorship

I am a Canadian airline pilot who I is trying to move to the States (yes I know, why would I give up ”free” healthcare blah blah blah, I have my reasons) I have my FAA and TCCA ATPL with all the ratings and the first class medical. The only thing I don’t have is a company who is willing to sponsor ...

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by N1120A
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX T5 and T6 Gate Capacity
Replies: 15
Views: 3550

Re: LAX T5 and T6 Gate Capacity

[list=][/list]The Family Man movie was filmed in 2000 at Terminal 6, Gate 66. The film starred Tea Leoni and Nicolas Cage. Tea Leoni was boarding a United flight to Paris. Did United ever fly to Paris from Gate 66 or is this unrealistic? Do the UA 763s even have enough range to fly to ORY or CDG? Y...

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by N1120A
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?
Replies: 148
Views: 20350

Re: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?

Introducing commercial service at Rifle would be the second best alternative to moving the taxiways at Aspen, but that is still a relatively unpleasant drive in the winter. Daher TBM single turboprop, the Bonanza doctor killer for the 21st century. A horribly misguided comment about both airplanes....

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by N1120A
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?
Replies: 148
Views: 20350

Re: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?

Introducing commercial service at Rifle would be the second best alternative to moving the taxiways at Aspen, but that is still a relatively unpleasant drive in the winter. The locals that matter can still get in to ASE in their G-V's and TBM's, so it doesn't really matter to them. And reducing the ...

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by N1120A
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 318
Views: 47468

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

As it stands now, BA restarts service on July, 12, LH restarts service on July, 1. Air Canada Express restarts Sept.27, and Air Canada Rouge restarts Oct.31. No flights from Edelweiss. I'm aware everything is subject to change. Unfortunately, especially those of us who have had to spend hours reboo...

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where can I find recently archived ATC communications?
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: Where can I find recently archived ATC communications?

Indeed, the message could have been transmitted via ACARS. I wonder though, 10 minutes from touchdown: If there may have been something transmitted on the radio. I'd love to check. LiveATC has archives. You need to use their actual website and not their app to listen to them. Yeah, I always use the...

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 318
Views: 47468

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

As it stands now, BA restarts service on July, 12, LH restarts service on July, 1. Air Canada Express restarts Sept.27, and Air Canada Rouge restarts Oct.31. No flights from Edelweiss. I'm aware everything is subject to change. Unfortunately, especially those of us who have had to spend hours reboo...

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Re: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?

Unless your doctor has said otherwise for health reasons, at 5’4” and 14 years of age you’re likely not done growing and will be at least a few inches taller when you reach your adult height. You might end up an inch or two shorter than the average, but well within the normal distribution of height...

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where can I find recently archived ATC communications?
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: Where can I find recently archived ATC communications?

LiveATC has archives. You need to use their actual website and not their app to listen to them.

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aloha 737-200 HNL-LAS At 13k Feet?
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Re: Aloha 737-200 HNL-LAS At 13k Feet?

Not even available anymore. Perhaps someone was testing out their flight planning software?

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 318
Views: 47468

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Has anyone here ever tried flying San Diego to Europe via Toronto? Before Covid it seemed like AirCanada was trying to make this an alternative route. But what wasn't clear to me is how passengers were being processed at Toronto. Were they screened by Canadian authorities at all? I imagine you'd ha...

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 318
Views: 47468

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Has anyone here ever tried flying San Diego to Europe via Toronto? Before Covid it seemed like AirCanada was trying to make this an alternative route. But what wasn't clear to me is how passengers were being processed at Toronto. Were they screened by Canadian authorities at all? I imagine you'd ha...

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by N1120A
Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?
Replies: 36
Views: 3507

Re: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?

US 5481 wouldn't have happened if the airplane had been maintained properly. The crew couldn't trim the aircraft to handle the overweight, out of envelope condition. That goes to show just how robustly the 1900 was built and how Swiss cheesed they got. At this point, most airlines are operating the...

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by N1120A
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carry on baggage selecting at gate
Replies: 16
Views: 1858

Re: Carry on baggage selecting at gate

I'll stand up for the roll-a-board and say as a airline passenger with almost two million miles under my belt I've never had my roll-a-board gate checked except on smaller RJ's, but you have to expect to happen as there is simply no overhead it will fit into. I remember flying Virgin Atlantic in th...

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by N1120A
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?
Replies: 36
Views: 3507

Re: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?

[quote="CrimsonNL"]Out of interest, when where the old standard weights first introduced?[/quote]

The current ones were 170/175.

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