The Park Visual is similar to, but not the same as, the Expressway Visual, and they both appear to be sticking around for now. The Park Visual involves an earlier turn off the FAC to runway 4 and the base turn is defined by flying between a pond and a lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, instead of...Jump to post
MON will ensure VORs, especially with DME/TACAN function, stick around for a long time. In the Western third of the US, most of the VORs are sticking around, with mainly some of the lower grade, duplicative terminal VORs being made redundant. In the east, the flat terrain ensures that VORs are quite...Jump to post
My wife used to have a regualr commute, and the choice was CRJ200 or SF340 (alternating, 50 min block time). She would always ask me which flights were the CRJ, so that was her preference, admittedly 20 years ago. I've never flown a CRJ. Well, a few things. 1) Most non enthusiasts prefer not seeing...Jump to post
Each pilot at Cape Air has their own callsign, which is seperate from the segment’s published flight number. A given pilot will fly with his or her callsign throughout his or her career at 9K. Interesting. Does any other airline do this? And I wonder what the reasoning behind it is. Is it to solve ...Jump to post
This sounds like a runway excursion, not a "crash." Thankfully everyone is ok. according to flightradar it is likely Cessna 402 N88833 from Boston, flight 9K-2072. Glad no fatalities and that it's not the new Tecnam P2012. I'd say it is a pity that it was a loss of a beautiful Twin Cessna,...Jump to post
Switching every 15 minutes is not a great idea, until you are perhaps at the point where you only have an hour of fuel.
14 GPH in climb is prior to leaning - usually under 5000' in a continuous climb or then wherever you stop your climb for a longer period. That's WOT, full rich.
I wouldn’t call a “commercial off the shelf” aircraft a military variant. The KC-10 is a military variant doing a different mission than the DC-10. A 757 with a specialized BBJ interior is just a BBJ. There are loads of “state” aircraft flown by military crews, in government missions that are still...Jump to post
I don't think the C Series/A220 really counts as regional. The EJets only sort of do, with the 170/175 being much more "regional" than the 190/195. They are, of course, very nice. I've always been a big fan of the EMB120, but the Brasilia is not really around much anymore. The Q400 is a g...Jump to post
At BHB, a BBJ might need to PPR if they wanted to take off at gross weight (and would have issues anyway due to runway length), but should be ok otherwise.Jump to post
I don't think the C Series/A220 really counts as regional. The EJets only sort of do, with the 170/175 being much more "regional" than the 190/195. They are, of course, very nice. I've always been a big fan of the EMB120, but the Brasilia is not really around much anymore. The Q400 is a gr...Jump to post
JetBlue is slowly becoming something of the sort, a bit like WestJet has.Jump to post
I had a long flight flying in a PA28, 1976 Piper Archer II 180PS. The flight included a 23minute climb from 6,000ft to 12,000ft, and staying at 12,000ft for 50 minutes. Total flight time was 4h13 minutes because of a detour and having to avoid a lot of clouds. At 12,000ft, I leaned the mixture. I w...Jump to post
Do controllers know how to use no gyro procedures?
Where do you get 5 hours endurance in an Archer anyway? Unless you are running reduced power or lean of peak (not likely), Archers burn 10.5-11 GPH. At 48 usable, you have more like 4.4 hours endurance.Jump to post
1) You're supposed to start leaning in climb at 5000', maybe higher.
2) Leaning is a science. You need to do more than just lean an inch or two.
3) Tanks may hold more than published
Part of the reason Etihad created the Residence was for lower level VIP transport, where they didn't want to use the UAE's non-commercial fleet.Jump to post
AirKevin wrote:I think the 787-8 now uses the same tail as the 787-9 and -10.
FlightAware and FlightRadar24 use a combination of ADS-B and estimated positions. Shannon and Gander still need radar identification to provide radar services.Jump to post
Europeans tend to travel more, more often and for longer. Travel isn't necessarily cheaper, but it is more likely to involve discount package booking. Americans who DO travel tend to spend more - something the Greeks were keenly aware of when they, thankfully, forced the EU's hand on foolish, xenoph...Jump to post
The US has the FFDO program, which is completely superfluous and unnecessary, but there is a fairly sizeable minority of pilots in the US flying around armed. Although I can see why you may feel this way, having a variety of countermeasures is probably a good idea. The 9/11 attacks were not foresee...Jump to post
I've done both, and the switch away from the bag full of phone books to one iPad with immensely more utility (weather apps for one) is a large and generally unsung advancement in aviation safety. Not only aviation safety, but workplace safety. The savings in worker's compensation alone more than pa...Jump to post
I'm pretty sure most modern aircraft, which is probably 95% of the commercial fleet, just require software changes. I know all of the EFIS systems have the ability to switch between hPa/mbar and inHg on the fly.Jump to post
The US has the FFDO program, which is completely superfluous and unnecessary, but there is a fairly sizeable minority of pilots in the US flying around armed.Jump to post
blacksoviet wrote:Some might argue that Tower Air was a shady airline in a first world country. They operated their hub out of an abandoned Pan Am hangar. One person said it was a miracle they never had a crash.
Many "dangerous airports" aren't dangerous. SAN is a good example. It is easy enough to stabilize on such a long straight in, even though it is a 3.5 degree glide path.Jump to post
The Fifi nickname comes from United. The reason is because the plane is French (for nickname purposes).Jump to post
Thanks, I don't see much online regarding ATC Licenses, do you know anything about those? FAA vs EASA As with pilot certificates, I do believe there is a mechanism to transfer ATC qualifications to other ICAO CAAs, but you have to look into those. There are Americans and Canadians, for example, tha...Jump to post
OK, stupid question. Why is FAA approval required for any ground based transit system at an airport? The NHTSA doesn't approves airplanes to operate on runways. Please explain! It was mentioned in the LGA Airtrain thread that federal money, from Passenger Facility Charges, will help fund it, so FAA...Jump to post
OK, stupid question. Why is FAA approval required for any ground based transit system at an airport? The NHTSA doesn't approves airplanes to operate on runways. Please explain! 1) When airport funds are used, the FAA is involved. 2) If it can affect airport infrastructure, including things like nav...Jump to post
How proactive is dispatch and/or scheduling about all of this? Do they sell less seats in PHX in the summer or do they just leave it up to the pilots and gate agents to sort it all out on the day of? PHX isn't THAT bad, thanks to being at a relatively low altitude MSL. Even at 50 degrees C, which e...Jump to post
It is not true that an approved Ops Spec is required to operate above 250 knots. 91.117(d) allows for the operation of any aircraft in excess of 250 KIAS under 10,000 feet if for that particular operation, the minimum safe airspeed is higher. In that situation, the aircraft may be operated at said ...Jump to post
Almost no one in the US is intentionally violating 91.117(a). Certainly not any pilot at Southwest or any other major airline. Some corporate types might sometimes unintentionally violate 91.117(b) or (c), but I doubt any are similarly intentionally violating those sections. my last 4 flights in the...Jump to post
Remember that the earlier generation CFM56 engines and 737 Classic wings were more optimized for short to medium haul. As such, the airlines wouldn't necessarily climb all that high anyway. Even now, flights between LAX and SAN don't often fly higher than 11,000'. TUS-PHX, a basically identical leng...Jump to post
I'm not really seeing how Stapleton would have made a difference, as the cities have similar weather and altitudes. Anyway, the airplane doesn't care about what constitutes the weight, just the actual number of pounds and the CG. The weight the aircraft can take off at on a given day from a given ai...Jump to post
As a journalist I have one question - What is the point of highlighting "Orthodox" and "Jewish" in the article? Does that add to the objectivity or help the story in any way? It is like saying "Evangelical Christian" instead of "Catholic." Or whatever. The ba...Jump to post
OzarkD9S wrote:How refreshing. Something that doesn't involve Florida for a change.
Is blatant anti-semitism a possibility? Almost certainly not. Is some latent anti-semitism a possibility? It is a statistically significant, though likely not major, possibility. It would be latent if the crew took issue with them bringing non-catered food on board and didn't pay attention to the fa...Jump to post
Tbh it's pretty strange that someone in a position to buy a PC-6 would be asking about controller.com or avbuyer and the like. Are you planning on starting a business? Have you purchased and operated an aircraft before? Are you researching on behalf of someone? GVs and Citations are sold on Control...Jump to post
10,000 feet is not the assumed maximum safe altitude for non-pressurized aircraft. Depends on context. On unpressurized aircraft, usually above 10.000 ft pilot needs to use oxygen, at least according to FAA (and I think it's also a consensus across the world). https://www.faa.gov/pilots/safety/pilo...Jump to post
About less than an hour ago I saw an plane flying at "relative low" altitude flying over Braunschweig Germany. According to flightradar24 it is a 777 VP-BJP from airline Nordwind flying from Paris to Moscow with 320kt at 9000ft. What the heck are they doing? What might be the reason for s...Jump to post