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by N1120A
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ET A/C with mediocre business class, refund ???
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: ET A/C with mediocre business class, refund ???

You may be entitled to a flight change or refund under the CoC, but probably not with ET. They are well known for swapping aircraft and configurations at the last minute.

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by N1120A
Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX
Replies: 49
Views: 7649

Re: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX

Federal statutes that govern crimes can appear to have draconian sentences. However, federal sentencing guidelines are basically complex, intricate advisory tables that judges take very seriously and don't tend to stray far from. If anything, judges tend to adjust downward, but my adjust upward in s...

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by N1120A
Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA having a spare 737-900 available at IAH
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: UA having a spare 737-900 available at IAH

United frequently has the ability to sub aircraft at hubs. They don't even necessarily do this with a "spare," but instead start swapping aircraft from other flights. This allows them to then avoid significantly delaying and canceling.

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by N1120A
Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EV support vehicles at airports.
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: EV support vehicles at airports.

Regulation, fuel cost and tax policy will likely lead to the various vehicles you see around the airport going all EV soon, and are already on the way. I don't just mean direct airline operational support stuff either, but the shuttle to the long term parking and car rental, or the Uber taking you h...

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by N1120A
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA approves Gami100UL for entire piston engine fleet
Replies: 33
Views: 4046

Re: FAA approves Gami100UL for entire piston engine fleet

If it only costs 60-80 cents more NOW, hopefully that cost is from availability and once it’s universally produced and available nationwide, it’ll go down. I would hope. 2 years ago, I had to have significant deposits cleaned out and new valve guides thanks to lead, and I aggressively lean on the g...

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by N1120A
Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel demand on Qatar between Doha and LAX
Replies: 18
Views: 2461

Re: Travel demand on Qatar between Doha and LAX

There is very little demand from DOH to anywhere in North America. What DOH provides is an excellent connecting point to the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, and even Southeast Asia. That is what would drive a flight like that. In that case, TK and EK also are successful due to this re...

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by N1120A
Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kenneth Starr has died what is your non-political opinion of the guy?
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Kenneth Starr has died what is your non-political opinion of the guy?

As an academic, Starr was the epitome of intellectual dishonesty. When he wanted to, he would find something illegal about a grilled cheese sandwich. When he didn't, he covered up sexual abuse at Baylor and openly presided over Pepperdine's horrible antI LGBT policies.

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by N1120A
Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parallel Runway Ops
Replies: 15
Views: 1542

Re: Parallel Runway Ops

LAX uses LUAW for basically all departures. This is to increase runway usage with IFR spacing.

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by N1120A
Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Max 9 performance
Replies: 27
Views: 4645

Re: 737 Max 9 performance

Lol, yes. The MAX really is a runway hog, even with 28k engines. It's easy to see the max9 running into tow restrictions from SAN on a slightly warm day like today at isa+10. I know you won't take my word for it so look at the acaps here, pages 75/76: https://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotcom/c...

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by N1120A
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Max 9 performance
Replies: 27
Views: 4645

Re: 737 Max 9 performance

If the runway at SAN was a factor, United would sure be having a hard time with their 7M9s out of OGG. This had to do with the weather in MCO and nothing else. 9400 is a very short for a runway hog like a 900 or a max9, expecially for a transcon. Lol, no. Lol, yes. The MAX really is a runway hog, e...

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by N1120A
Mon Sep 05, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Max 9 performance
Replies: 27
Views: 4645

Re: 737 Max 9 performance

If the runway at SAN was a factor, United would sure be having a hard time with their 7M9s out of OGG.

This had to do with the weather in MCO and nothing else.

r6russian wrote:
9400 is a very short for a runway hog like a 900 or a max9, expecially for a transcon.


Lol, no.

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by N1120A
Mon Sep 05, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA approves Gami100UL for entire piston engine fleet
Replies: 33
Views: 4046

Re: FAA approves Gami100UL for entire piston engine fleet

I thought many planes from late WW2 era actually require 130 octane number? If they did, 100LL, 100R or G100UL would be irrelevant to the discussion. Incidentally, the guys at GAMI found that G100UL outperforms even the old 115/145 Purple Avgas that was used in Constellations and DC-7s. https://www...

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by N1120A
Mon Sep 05, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EWR displaced threshold
Replies: 18
Views: 3726

Re: EWR displaced threshold

Even with the displaced threshold, it’s more than enough runway for anyone to land. Yep, lots of runway to use. Here's the numbers: 4L / 22R: 11,000' 4L: 2,540' displaced threshold- 8,460' remaining 22R: 1,440' displaced threshold- 9,560' remaining 4R / 22L: 10,000' 4R: 1,190' displaced threshold- ...

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by N1120A
Mon Sep 05, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA approves Gami100UL for entire piston engine fleet
Replies: 33
Views: 4046

Re: FAA approves Gami100UL for entire piston engine fleet

The guys at GAMI are pretty amazing. They have said they expect a temporary premium of 50-75 cents per gallon while production ramps up, but then prices to drop once the infrastructure and production are there. They anticipate, probably quite correctly, that this extra cost will be largely absorbed...

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by N1120A
Mon Sep 05, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA approves Gami100UL for entire piston engine fleet
Replies: 33
Views: 4046

Re: FAA approves Gami100UL for entire piston engine fleet

The guys at GAMI are pretty amazing. They have said they expect a temporary premium of 50-75 cents per gallon while production ramps up, but then prices to drop once the infrastructure and production are there. They anticipate, probably quite correctly, that this extra cost will be largely absorbed ...

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by N1120A
Mon Aug 22, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that
Replies: 141
Views: 17145

Re: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that

LaunchDetected wrote:
American passengers too big.
Airlines should set up a BMI-based fare system to compensate this (reasonable) FAA ruling.


BMI is an absurd metric and presents legitimate concerns with ethnic and racial discrimination, among other things.

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by N1120A
Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40-60 Air Wisconsin CRJ-200s to Fly for American
Replies: 122
Views: 19988

Re: 40-60 Air Wisconsin CRJ-200s to Fly for American

Much of United's ORD flying in particular can be ungauged pretty easily, and probably should be. They can then move the remaining 50 seat flying - both all economy and 550 - to the IAD and EWR hubs, especially IAD. Remember that IAD has a lot of thinner flying that can still 1) sell some F and 2) ha...

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by N1120A
Mon Aug 22, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40-60 Air Wisconsin CRJ-200s to Fly for American
Replies: 122
Views: 19988

Re: 40-60 Air Wisconsin CRJ-200s to Fly for American

Air Wisconsin doesn't currently operate any -700s and I'm not sure they ever have, but the CR2 and CR7 are both CL-65 type ratings. I'd assume that any -700s would be ones that AA owns. My guess is that UA backfills the draw down of this contract with a combination of mainline and Skywest flying and...

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by N1120A
Mon Aug 22, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40-60 Air Wisconsin CRJ-200s to Fly for American
Replies: 122
Views: 19988

Re: 40-60 Air Wisconsin CRJ-200s to Fly for American

I have to wonder if AA is learning a bit from their widebody retirement mistakes and keeping a robust regional network in place as the recover continues further. Also, I wonder what this spells for SkyWest? As a side note: this discussion is also occurring in the American Network and American Eagle ...

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by N1120A
Mon Aug 22, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40-60 Air Wisconsin CRJ-200s to Fly for American
Replies: 122
Views: 19988

Re: 40-60 Air Wisconsin CRJ-200s to Fly for American

Interesting deal for AA. Air Wisconsin has 55 passenger CR2s, so 40-60 makes sense. I can see AA potentially moving some of their owned CR7s from PSA over to Air Wisconsin. Does AA own any of the CR7s that OO operate for them?

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No airways over central Europe?
Replies: 15
Views: 2570

Re: No airways over central Europe?

It is quite similar regionally in the US. Fly in the busy, geologically constrained airspace in California/Arizona/Nevada/Oregon/Washington and you'll be on airways everywhere but the California Central Valley. Fly in the US Midwest and you're basically getting direct from airport to airport after y...

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by N1120A
Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200
Replies: 35
Views: 4224

Re: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200

The CR2 isn't exactly a super tall cabin.

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by N1120A
Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200
Replies: 35
Views: 4224

Re: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200

I'm not sure how anyone can argue the CR2 is more comfortable, in any way, than the ERJ Because the ERJ-145 is a piece of junk. I can at least stand up in a CRJ, I cannot do such a thing in the ERJ. At least I don't need a chiropractor after sitting in an ERJ, unlike a CR2. And there are actually r...

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by N1120A
Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200
Replies: 35
Views: 4224

Re: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200

I'm not sure how anyone can argue the CR2 is more comfortable, in any way, than the ERJ

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by N1120A
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200
Replies: 35
Views: 4224

Re: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200

The ERJ has done exceptionally well as a business jet, with almost 300 Legacy 600s sold. The Challenger 850 never did all that well, with only 71 sold. The Challenger 850 was only the answer to the few that wanted a Global cabin without the price. Most soon found out why there was a price different...

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by N1120A
Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200
Replies: 35
Views: 4224

Re: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200

The ERJ has done exceptionally well as a business jet, with almost 300 Legacy 600s sold. The Challenger 850 never did all that well, with only 71 sold.

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by N1120A
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1731

Re: A321 Question

This is about the A321, not the A320.

The -100 has substantially less range than the -200 due to lighter weights, less powerful engines and less fuel capacity. Only about 90 were built.

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by N1120A
Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on boeing B777-300
Replies: 28
Views: 3655

Re: Question on boeing B777-300

The 777 has an incredible safety record. All FAA Part 121 aircraft with more than 30 seats require TCAS II and many 10-30 seat turbine aircraft operating Part 135 must as well. In EU airspace, any aircraft built after 2012 greater than 5700 kg in weight must have TCAS, as must all air carrier operat...

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by N1120A
Fri Jul 22, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Credit card sign up commission for FAs
Replies: 3
Views: 1835

Re: Credit card sign up commission for FAs

Yes, as do the United FAs who pitch their Explorer card. It's $60-75 per approval.

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by N1120A
Thu Jul 21, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 3591

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

Weight is a huge factor, as is complexity. Even now, you may trade cruise speed for noise, climb and smoothness when you add blades, let alone more moving parts. Adding a prop will remove at least 2 gallons of gas or other weight, and that is before you compensate for all the added weight for the me...

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by N1120A
Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High temperatures and take off runs
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

Re: High temperatures and take off runs

As far as I've been told, you'd have to find a truck to get the fuel off the plane, and then it could only be put on another plane of that airline. You couldn't take the fuel off the plane and put it back in whatever fuel storage it came from as far as I've been told. It can also be defueled into a...

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by N1120A
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question on flying GA into El Paso, TX
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Question on flying GA into El Paso, TX

CosmicCruiser wrote:
checkout flying out of Luxembourg


They really don't have the same kind of air traffic control jurisdiction issues that this entails though. Luxembourg lies under the Brussels ACC FIR. and they have their own approach control that actually extends outside their borders a bit. Not a big deal.

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by N1120A
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High temperatures and take off runs
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

Re: High temperatures and take off runs

A 3000' density altitude is unlikely to substantially affect performance in a turbine. Indeed, you don't even start thinking about leaning a normally aspirated piston until the DA hits about 5000'. I'm sure the performance would factor into what amount of thrust the aircraft computer system would as...

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by N1120A
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lufthansa LH797 - winter 2022 schedule
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: Lufthansa LH797 - winter 2022 schedule

While routing and commercial padding are major factors, aircraft speed does make a difference. The ability to cruise higher also does, something the A359 does 2000' higher than the A343 and can likely get to at a heavier weight as well. 30 mph over that distance adds up. 300 miles in 10 hours is hal...

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Havana Airport Operation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1851

Re: Havana Airport Operation Question

LAX: go to Northside Pkwy (just off Westchester Pkwy) whenever El Al departs. You'll see a big black SUV with 3-4 goons inside that goes up and down the road when the aircraft is taking and on the runway. Back before all the construction kept changing views, the Terminal 3 parking structure roof wa...

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and 200 Pax
Replies: 75
Views: 12505

Re: Southwest and 200 Pax

IMO the next great aircraft threshold for Southwest is an aircraft with 200 pax capacity. It won't happen with Airbus for obvious reasons so that leaves the MAX. The 737-9 seems it would fit around 200 pax with WNs 32 inch pitch but with the extra emergency exit, I'm not sure how true they can be t...

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange divert UA45
Replies: 11
Views: 2429

Re: Strange divert UA45

My guess is someone either fat fingered the flight plan, or there was some sort of contingency they needed in initially filing and it was resolved.

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and 200 Pax
Replies: 75
Views: 12505

Re: Southwest and 200 Pax

If WN was to purchase a larger 737, it would almost certainly be the -10.

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange divert UA45
Replies: 11
Views: 2429

Re: Strange divert UA45

UA 45 is ZRH-SFO, not ZRH-ORD.

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question on flying GA into El Paso, TX
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Question on flying GA into El Paso, TX

3 of the 4 instrument approaches to Runway 4 at ELP are designed to touch Mexican airspace, and 2 actually start there. Good luck getting a practice LOC/DME or RNAV X to Runway 4, but they will use them if needed. When I landed at ELP, I got a visual approach to 8R coming from the East. They seem to...

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by N1120A
Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for Gulfstream Aerospace Mechanics
Replies: 9
Views: 2144

Re: Question for Gulfstream Aerospace Mechanics

In California, the law rightfully requires that employees are reimbursed for business expenses, including tools. Without going into the nitty gritty, there are also certain other requirements when skilled workers are providing tools and my guess is Gulfstream wants to avoid that.

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by N1120A
Thu Jul 14, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VN gets EDTO-200++ certifications for its long-haul fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 2243

Re: VN gets EDTO-200++ certifications for its long-haul fleet

Pretty sure all of the 787 questions with 5G have been resolved.

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by N1120A
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hawaiian 33 routing question
Replies: 9
Views: 1805

Re: Hawaiian 33 routing question

Remember that the California coast pretty heavily points west going up to around San Luis Obispo, and still keeps going after. So taking advantage of winds by going a bit North isn't going all that far out of the way.

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by N1120A
Sun Jul 03, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Colleges to Become a Commercial Pilot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1474

Re: Colleges to Become a Commercial Pilot?

Just going to throw out some tuition numbers. Obviously flying will add significant cost, but take this for what it is from this UND Alum... UND out of state - $14546 Purdue out of state - $28794 ERAU - $40714 Going to one of these Part 141 schools is going to be a great way to build time. At least...

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by N1120A
Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Colleges to Become a Commercial Pilot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1474

Re: Colleges to Become a Commercial Pilot?

UND's program is well known and much less expensive than Riddle. Tons of pilots coming from the Part 61 world right now - you don't need to spend an absolute fortune. 6 months is absolutely not going to be a deal breaker, especially since the majors still arent street hiring R-ATP eligible pilots, o...

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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: 905

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: 21168

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: 6460

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: 2138

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: 48
Views: 6729

Re: Triple-Simultaneous Landings

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

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