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by N1120A
Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LGA: Expressway Visual vs Park Visual to Rwy 31
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: LGA: Expressway Visual vs Park Visual to Rwy 31

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...

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by N1120A
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you think VOR ground stations will eventually go the way of the dinosaur?
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: Do you think VOR ground stations will eventually go the way of the dinosaur?

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...

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by N1120A
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite regional aircraft?
Replies: 45
Views: 1980

Re: Favorite regional aircraft?

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...

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by N1120A
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 10472

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

F27500 wrote:
P.R. garbage ... "it exited the runway" they said. .. No.. It CRASHED. Such liars.


It was a runway excursion.

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by N1120A
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 10472

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

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 ...

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by N1120A
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 10472

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

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,...

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by N1120A
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing
Replies: 29
Views: 2947

Re: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing

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.

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by N1120A
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 757 Survival
Replies: 20
Views: 1918

Re: 757 Survival

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...

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by N1120A
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite regional aircraft?
Replies: 45
Views: 1980

Re: Favorite regional aircraft?

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...

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by N1120A
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How to find what size plane an airport can handle?
Replies: 2
Views: 3109

Re: How to find what size plane an airport can handle?

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.

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by N1120A
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite regional aircraft?
Replies: 45
Views: 1980

Re: Favorite regional aircraft?

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...

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by N1120A
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the US ever have another full service carrier?
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Re: Will the US ever have another full service carrier?

JetBlue is slowly becoming something of the sort, a bit like WestJet has.

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by N1120A
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: OGG Runway strength - PCN/ACN
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: OGG Runway strength - PCN/ACN

A 777 is a triple dual tandem, now code 3D, not a dual tandem. A 787-8 probably can operate the route at 360,000 pounds.

That said, I'm not sure these published numbers make sense anymore. If they did, 787-9s couldn't operate routes like SFO-SIN.

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by N1120A
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing
Replies: 29
Views: 2947

Re: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing

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...

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by N1120A
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?
Replies: 21
Views: 1791

Re: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
IAHFLYER,

Do controllers know how to use no gyro procedures?


They certainly do. They often even open up military airports on weekends to GA pilots for practice PAR approaches to keep controllers current.

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by N1120A
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about 737 BBJ2.
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: Question about 737 BBJ2.

Part 91 requires no ETOPS. Part 135 only requires ETOPS if an ETP exceeds 180 minutes.

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by N1120A
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing
Replies: 29
Views: 2947

Re: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing

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.

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by N1120A
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing
Replies: 29
Views: 2947

Re: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing

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

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by N1120A
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see anything like The Residences ever again?
Replies: 26
Views: 4258

Re: Will we ever see anything like The Residences ever again?

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.

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by N1120A
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United BOS-LHR
Replies: 64
Views: 14536

Re: United BOS-LHR

hitower3 wrote:
Fun fact: ALL aircraft currently in UA's mainline fleet are able to complete the route LHR-BOS non-stop.


No, they aren't - particularly the LHR-BOS part.

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by N1120A
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do late production A/C differ from earlier examples?
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: How do late production A/C differ from earlier examples?

AirKevin wrote:
I think the 787-8 now uses the same tail as the 787-9 and -10.


This is correct, and one of the reasons the line is still open.

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by N1120A
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If no radar over the Atlantic, what is FlightAware?
Replies: 4
Views: 1648

Re: If no radar over the Atlantic, what is FlightAware?

FlightAware and FlightRadar24 use a combination of ADS-B and estimated positions. Shannon and Gander still need radar identification to provide radar services.

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by N1120A
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night ops restrictions
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: Night ops restrictions

In the US, such restrictions will nearly always be published on the Chart Supplement.

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Different Cultural traits - EU Vs American travelers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2431

Re: Different Cultural traits - EU Vs American travelers?

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...

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?
Replies: 37
Views: 7790

Re: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?

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...

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do commercial pilots still carry bags with maps and charts given flight deck automation.
Replies: 14
Views: 2004

Re: Do commercial pilots still carry bags with maps and charts given flight deck automation.

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...

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight conversions to imperial/metric for 'used' aircraft- how does it work?
Replies: 14
Views: 1189

Re: Weight conversions to imperial/metric for 'used' aircraft- how does it work?

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.

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: El Al MD-11
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: El Al MD-11

Back in those days, World did a bunch of ACMI charters. I'm sure LY would have catered out of TLV and would have had their normal caterer out of LAX and ZRH handle catering.

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?
Replies: 37
Views: 7790

Re: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?

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.

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why were/are there many shady airlines in some 3rd world countries?
Replies: 16
Views: 3113

Re: Why were/are there many shady airlines in some 3rd world countries?

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.


That Tower never had a crash is a testament to the training and regulatory environment in the US.

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by N1120A
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Silver dollar patch"?? MD-95 /Boeing 717
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: "Silver dollar patch"?? MD-95 /Boeing 717

Silver Dollar Patch is a brand of aluminum based coating. My guess is they're talking about that, or speed tape.

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by N1120A
Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are the most dangerous airports actually safest because pilots are hyperaware of their problems?
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Are the most dangerous airports actually safest because pilots are hyperaware of their problems?

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.

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by N1120A
Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do Airbus pilots have nicknames for their aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 2815

Re: Do Airbus pilots have nicknames for their aircraft?

The Fifi nickname comes from United. The reason is because the plane is French (for nickname purposes).

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by N1120A
Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is American A&P specific?
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: Is American A&P specific?

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...

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by N1120A
Thu Aug 19, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Approves EWR Airtrain
Replies: 54
Views: 6642

Re: FAA Approves EWR Airtrain

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...

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Approves EWR Airtrain
Replies: 54
Views: 6642

Re: FAA Approves EWR Airtrain

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...

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by N1120A
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Approves EWR Airtrain
Replies: 54
Views: 6642

Re: FAA Approves EWR Airtrain

Uh, doesn't EWR already have an AirTrain?

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by N1120A
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If an airliner is too heavy for takeoff due to conditions, how is it lightened? Remove pax? cargo?
Replies: 17
Views: 2283

Re: If an airliner is too heavy for takeoff due to conditions, how is it lightened? Remove pax? cargo?

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...

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by N1120A
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For older pilots: What was it like to fly commercial jetliners before FAR 91:117?
Replies: 16
Views: 1997

Re: For older pilots: What was it like to fly commercial jetliners before FAR 91:117?

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 ...

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by N1120A
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For older pilots: What was it like to fly commercial jetliners before FAR 91:117?
Replies: 16
Views: 1997

Re: For older pilots: What was it like to fly commercial jetliners before FAR 91:117?

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...

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by N1120A
Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was pilot joking when he said that the plane was starting its descent into PHX while still over Tucson?
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Was pilot joking when he said that the plane was starting its descent into PHX while still over Tucson?

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...

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by N1120A
Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hot and High Operations at Albuquerque?
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Hot and High Operations at Albuquerque?

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...

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by N1120A
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon
Replies: 75
Views: 11203

Re: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon

Another major issue with the 1992 version of PIT is that they built it with the intention that it would be a local area shopping mall, just one that had security. 9/11 and airside access restrictions killed that.

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by N1120A
Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 Unruly Teenage Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight
Replies: 81
Views: 18372

Re: 18 Unruly Teenage Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight

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...

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by N1120A
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stockholm-Zürich flight: unruly passenger attacks crew, bites police woman
Replies: 15
Views: 3513

Re: Stockholm-Zürich flight: unruly passenger attacks crew, bites police woman

OzarkD9S wrote:
How refreshing. Something that doesn't involve Florida for a change.


Congratulations, you win yourself one whole interwebs. LMAO.

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by N1120A
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 Unruly Teenage Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight
Replies: 81
Views: 18372

Re: 18 Unruly Teenage Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight

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...

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by N1120A
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where to buy a used aircraft?
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: Where to buy a used aircraft?

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...

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by N1120A
Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: long distance at low altitude
Replies: 14
Views: 2080

Re: long distance at low altitude

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...

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by N1120A
Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: long distance at low altitude
Replies: 14
Views: 2080

Re: long distance at low altitude

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...

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by N1120A
Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: long distance at low altitude
Replies: 14
Views: 2080

Re: long distance at low altitude

My guess is they had a pressurization issue and flew it back to Moscow at the highest eastbound altitude they were allowed to by their op spec

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