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by N1120A
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?
Replies: 14
Views: 601

Re: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?

Not only have they been trained in it, but the AD to fix the potential failure was issued and completed in...1997.

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by N1120A
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:

Noise and other environmental concerns pretty much run the preferred format of flow, as does airspace. LAX is a key example of both. The airport is right on the coast and basically at one end of an airspace that includes a bunch of other airports, so it makes sense to go the way they do.

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by N1120A
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321LR flight level?
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

Re: A321LR flight level?

Obviously I am not a pilot. Nevertheless, I have analyzed some A321LR flights, specially the long range flights Air Portugal operates, and I have noticed that the flight level is usually below FL340. Is it possible to say that the A321 LR or the future XLR is not able to climb to a higher altitude ...

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by N1120A
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 1753

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

The E45 cruises faster than the CR2. Most likely, I've never flown the CR2 only the CR7. We flew the CR7 at M0.83 everywhere. But i've always heard the CR2 was not known for it's performance. We were behind a Skywest 175 today, and ATC asked their speed, M0.62... then asked our speed, M0.80 ATC the...

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by N1120A
Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 1753

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

This thread is explains the reason a friend who worked down the street from me in Houston Center (ZHU) would ask CRJ2 pilots, "if you had a vertical rate what would it be"!! :stirthepot: Though us in the TRACON just let everyone else climb above you guys in the CRJ2, E145 and E45X, then l...

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by N1120A
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Re: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737

Ultimately, ATP's MO is for students to pay handsomely (twice what they could part 61, if done shrewdly) to get 250 hours and their commercial/multi/CFI/CFII and then work for ATP as instructors to hit their 1250/1500. What they're really advertising is that these ULCCs/hybrid cargo/passenger carrie...

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by N1120A
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Status of electric pushback tugs at MAD (Madrid)?
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Status of electric pushback tugs at MAD (Madrid)?

Are these the little robot ones that fit to the nosewheel? I believe a version may be in use in the US

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by N1120A
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increasing Beech Sierra VNE
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Increasing Beech Sierra VNE

Let me put it this way - if you can fly 160 KIAS at 10000, you are doing over 190 KTAS. That would be Baron territory and you'd still be 8 knots under Vne. That said, a 540 is not going to haul that fat wing on the Sierra up to that kind of speed. Putting an IO540 in a Sierra will not give you a lin...

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by N1120A
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Underrated and overrated airliners?
Replies: 25
Views: 1835

Re: Underrated and overrated airliners?

Underrated - 747-8, 757-300, 737MAX

Overrated - A380, CRJ

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by N1120A
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 14
Views: 1485

Re: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

The aircraft would need to have a ton to hours to need the spar replaced. As in 15000 hours. Very few aircraft in the 400 series fleet have that. They're about $75000 though. It was 6500 hrs for the aircraft with tip tanks https://www.aopa.org/-/media/Files/AOPA/Home/Supporting-General-Aviation/Adv...

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by N1120A
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 14
Views: 1485

Re: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

The real question is whether you'd want a 401 in the first place, knowing that you likely need 2 engines, when you can get an earlier model 414 (non A model) for less than $100,000 with life left on the engines. Really? I know quite a few A&P's that have taken on restoration projects. It's a hob...

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by N1120A
Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline Do You Associate With A Particular Type?
Replies: 34
Views: 1825

Re: What Airline Do You Associate With A Particular Type?

Skywest - EMB120 Brasilia Cape Air - Cessna 402 Mesa - CR9 Air Wisconsin - BAE146 and CR2 they call CL65 American Eagle/Envoy - E145 ExpressJet - E145 Horizon - Q400 Compass - E175 Shuttle America - E170 Mesaba - Avro RJ Pinnacle - CR2 Lao Airlines - ATR72 Condor - 767 Ryanair - 737-800 AirTran - 71...

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by N1120A
Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the largest airplane to ever be repossessed?
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

Re: What is the largest airplane to ever be repossessed?

I believe SR had one or two MD11s seized briefly when their bankruptcy because public.. Have seen US Marshalls seize a Philippine Airlines 747 at LAX during the carrier’s bankruptcy in the 1990s. Seen similar happen in Miami with Ecuatoriana A310. What did the US Marshalls end up doing with the 747?...

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by N1120A
Fri Dec 31, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline Do You Associate With A Particular Type?
Replies: 34
Views: 1825

Re: What Airline Do You Associate With A Particular Type?

Pan Am - 747 TWA - 747 or Constellation AA - MD80 or 767 UA - 747 (Saul Bass) WN - 737 (duh). Especially the -300 and -700 AC - 767 BA - 747 and Concorde LH - 747 EK - A380 QR - 777 DL - 767 or L1011 ATA - L1011 HA - DC10 AS - 737 (especially -400) SR/LX - MD11 JL - 747 and 787 NH - 747 and 777 OZ -...

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by N1120A
Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 178
Views: 28737

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Yesterday during a low visibility approach in CDG, the captain asked us passengers to turn off all electronic devices (not even on airplane mode). It was an EasyJet flight on a young A321neo. I noticed some concern among my fellow passengers before this new instruction. I told my worried neighbour ...

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by N1120A
Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29387

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

This is very clearly not about COVID control.

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by N1120A
Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increasing Beech Sierra VNE
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Increasing Beech Sierra VNE

I have been wanting to purchase a Beechcraft C24 Sierra. I find it to be "almost" the best combination of good looks, pilot and passenger comfort, but it comes up a little short in top-end speed when compared to other 200 HP retractables. I'd like to explore the possibility of installing ...

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by N1120A
Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate
Replies: 20
Views: 2718

Re: Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate

I made that mistake once on a 737. No idea why but I turned into the wrong gate at home base. Mistook 07L for 07R. By the time I realized I couldn’t get out anymore as there was a company on either side. Embarrassing; yes. Big deal; no. Informed ATC and our ground handling and made an air safety re...

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by N1120A
Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Alaska order the 737-500?
Replies: 9
Views: 1632

Re: Why didn’t Alaska order the 737-500?

Alaska was very happy with the 737-400, having ordered 40 aircraft. Some of them were combination freighters. They also operated a venerable fleet of 9 737-200Cs for quite some time. Continental and United saw the potential in the 735 for the 110 seat market. Why did Alaska give up on the 110-seat ...

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by N1120A
Wed Dec 29, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increasing Beech Sierra VNE
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Increasing Beech Sierra VNE

Putting an IO540 in a Sierra will not give you a linear increase in cruise speed, and it certainly won't alter the fundamental structure of the airplane. The Sierra has a Vne of 168 KIAS, which is actually pretty respectable, but there's no way you're going to get that increased. That said, I know o...

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by N1120A
Mon Dec 27, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?
Replies: 21
Views: 1079

Re: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?

There is a good deal of scientific research behind the efficacy of accupuncture for certain things. I've had it before and found it did help alleviate some localized soreness I was having. Some "herbal" treatments certainly do work for certain things. Valerian will help you sleep. Coffee w...

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by N1120A
Mon Dec 27, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niagara Falls Suicide
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Re: Niagara Falls Suicide

No one is going to try and rescue someone in Niagara Falls. That water is WAY too dangerous. Your message is great though - people need to be reminded that, no matter how hard it seems sometimes, there are others here for them - even people they don't know.

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by N1120A
Mon Dec 27, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHS privitized?
Replies: 44
Views: 2202

Re: NHS privitized?

Highly recommend the American system. Can’t beat prices made up on the spot, everything inflated 1000x, and the solution to being poor and sick is to simply die. I've also received an MRI within 10 days in the US for a somewhat serious but routine injury, which is a timeframe that would be expresse...

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by N1120A
Mon Dec 27, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Short haul climb and cruise question...
Replies: 16
Views: 2138

Re: Short haul climb and cruise question...

Southwest used to cruise on LAS-L.A. Basin routes at like FL230-280 in their 737 Classics. When they got the NG, especially with winglets, they started doing those short flights at FL400-FL410 all the time.

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by N1120A
Thu Dec 23, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could A220 replace A318 on BA1-BA2?
Replies: 23
Views: 3201

Re: Could A220 replace A318 on BA1-BA2?

The A318 was a subfleet, but BA had plenty of A32S crew to fly and staff it, so that wasn't as much of a limiter. The A220 would certainly be as part of a larger fleet, so that would also not be a limiter. The real issue, ad others have said, is that the business case for such a service keeps shrink...

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by N1120A
Tue Dec 21, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VN SFO-SGN vesus SQ SFO-SIN, same flying time but longer distance for SFO-SIN, bad planning by VN?
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Re: VN SFO-SGN vesus SQ SFO-SIN, same flying time but longer distance for SFO-SIN, bad planning by VN?

Does VN currently have any ETOPS restrictions on any part of their fleet? If they are limited to ETOPS 120, that might explain part of the reason for their more northern route, because it cuts pretty close.

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by N1120A
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 31
Views: 3030

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

Generally speaking, is it correct to say that flaps are for flying slower than cruise but not for actually slowing down? It really depends. Some aircraft have a much higher flap speed, at least for an initial setting, than they do gear speed. In that case, using flaps to slow down might actually be...

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by N1120A
Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe
Replies: 16
Views: 1078

Re: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe

LCC =/= terrible passenger experience with borderline deceptive "unbundling" and horrible treatment of staff.

Southwest manages to have quite low costs all while doing none of those things, and while flying a very short average stage length.

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by N1120A
Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 1155

Re: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.

I mean, the US doesn't require 100% bag matching for domestic flights, so the concept of overnight check in being a "security" related thing is pretty far fetched. It is much more to do with airlines not wanting the liability of losing your bag. I'm not sure that's it. Like I said what di...

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by N1120A
Sun Dec 19, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe
Replies: 16
Views: 1078

Re: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe

Southwest has a lower cost per seat mile than United, Delta, American, Hawaiian or JetBlue. Only Alaska, Allegiant, Spirit and Frontier rank lower. That is still a Low Cost Carrier. If it is, then just barely. However looking at what they offer, that doesn't match the description of a low-cost carr...

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by N1120A
Sun Dec 19, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which CAA’s allow A330/A350 and 777/787 common type ratings
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

Re: Which CAA’s allow A330/A350 and 777/787 common type ratings

Unlike the 757/767 and the A330/A340, the aircraft you mention are different airplanes on different certificates. The question becomes how much will the local regulator allow in terms of differences. For example, I know that at least some Air Canada pilots are certified to fly both the 787 and 777,...

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by N1120A
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage
Replies: 153
Views: 16049

Re: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage

Pilots aren't willing to work for food stamp qualifying wages anymore when they have to have an ATP to get into the right seat. Given all the training going on, it is more lucrative to instruct for smart pilots who have a good training pipeline set up than it is to fly for regional peanuts. RJs are ...

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by N1120A
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 1155

Re: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.

I mean, the US doesn't require 100% bag matching for domestic flights, so the concept of overnight check in being a "security" related thing is pretty far fetched. It is much more to do with airlines not wanting the liability of losing your bag.

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by N1120A
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe
Replies: 16
Views: 1078

Re: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe

Just because the experience doesn't suck, and they don't "unbundle" everything, that doesn't mean they are not a Low-COST Carrier. Southwest has offered a similar level of service since their founding. Then please tell me what their cost-saving is? And I mean cost-saving for them, not for...

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by N1120A
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe
Replies: 16
Views: 1078

Re: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe

Southwest has a lower cost per seat mile than United, Delta, American, Hawaiian or JetBlue. Only Alaska, Allegiant, Spirit and Frontier rank lower. That is still a Low Cost Carrier. If it is, then just barely. However looking at what they offer, that doesn't match the description of a low-cost carr...

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by N1120A
Sat Dec 18, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which CAA’s allow A330/A350 and 777/787 common type ratings
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

Re: Which CAA’s allow A330/A350 and 777/787 common type ratings

Unlike the 757/767 and the A330/A340, the aircraft you mention are different airplanes on different certificates. The question becomes how much will the local regulator allow in terms of differences. For example, I know that at least some Air Canada pilots are certified to fly both the 787 and 777, ...

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by N1120A
Sat Dec 18, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe
Replies: 16
Views: 1078

Re: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe

Southwest has a lower cost per seat mile than United, Delta, American, Hawaiian or JetBlue. Only Alaska, Allegiant, Spirit and Frontier rank lower. That is still a Low Cost Carrier.

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by N1120A
Fri Dec 17, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long delayed departure LHR-NAS
Replies: 9
Views: 1811

Re: Long delayed departure LHR-NAS

Remember, BA isn't exactly flush with widebodies after the 747 retirement.

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by N1120A
Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do E145 Aircraft have to utilize a jetway adapter
Replies: 21
Views: 3134

Re: Why do E145 Aircraft have to utilize a jetway adapter

Agree 100% on training. Interesting about TransStates and UA. Totally forgot about them flying for UAX. were they the only E145 operator for United? Pretty sure Chautauqua flew 145s for United prior to the merger. Correct. I believe they flew 145s for UA after the merger as well. Yeh, until they we...

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by N1120A
Mon Dec 13, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do E145 Aircraft have to utilize a jetway adapter
Replies: 21
Views: 3134

Re: Why do E145 Aircraft have to utilize a jetway adapter

Training was to look for the window. Door with a window means conventional door, no window means airstairs. Trans States was a mess for a bunch of different reasons though, their procedures and equipment was always different from the other 145 operators. Did the E145 ever fly as UAX or was it after...

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by N1120A
Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOU approach pattern.
Replies: 21
Views: 1767

Re: SOU approach pattern.

Why do aircraft coming down from the north into SOU require a loop over the Eastleigh / Winchester area to be done first before commencing final descend and landing ? I had this explained to me where I work a couple years ago. From what I remember, it was something along the lines of SOU being just...

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by N1120A
Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOU approach pattern.
Replies: 21
Views: 1767

Re: SOU approach pattern.

ICAO codes used in describing commercial airports for purposes other than an IFR clearance are pretentious. Not everyone is a pilot or dispatcher. Using ICAO in the US when talking to ATC is actually bad form, as they use FAA LIDs (which are usually, but not always, the same as IATA), even in STARS....

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by N1120A
Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 lack of cargo carrying capacity versus twins
Replies: 19
Views: 3293

Re: A380 lack of cargo carrying capacity versus twins

crimsonchin wrote:
N1120A wrote:
The smaller 747-8 carries more cargo than the A380, let alone what the 77W and its monstrous cargo hold can do.


Is the fact that the 77W can carry more cargo than the A380 in question?


No, and neither is the fact that the 747-8, A350 and even 787 can.

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by N1120A
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do E145 Aircraft have to utilize a jetway adapter
Replies: 21
Views: 3134

Re: Why do E145 Aircraft have to utilize a jetway adapter

I've definitely been on stair-equipped 145s. I've also been on ones without. The moron contractors for UA at YYZ would frequently forget to bring out the rolling stairs over at the Tin Terminal, assuming all RJs had stairs. That said, the 145 doesn't hold the patent on jetway adaptors. I've used the...

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by N1120A
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 178
Views: 28737

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Juan Browne did a good breakdown on this. It really affects the older radar altimeters more than anything, as newer ones do tend to have the filtering necessary to deal even with the strongest C Band signals. The solution in most operations is to just fly the aircraft manually around airports in den...

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by N1120A
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 lack of cargo carrying capacity versus twins
Replies: 19
Views: 3293

Re: A380 lack of cargo carrying capacity versus twins

The smaller 747-8 carries more cargo than the A380, let alone what the 77W and its monstrous cargo hold can do.

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by N1120A
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Freight Handling on the ATR series vs other turboprop Freighters
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Freight Handling on the ATR series vs other turboprop Freighters

Isn't the ATR already constructed a bit like a combi? There is some sort of hold between the flight deck and the passenger cabin, no?

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by N1120A
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotating airport beacon
Replies: 13
Views: 3262

Re: Rotating airport beacon

I don’t know the regulation for airport rotating beacons here in Canada, but I know that it’s use isn’t standard, even at the largest airports. Ex. YUL doesn’t have one, but YQB does. In many ways they are more important at smaller airports than larger ones. Massive international airports are prett...

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by N1120A
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO
Replies: 13
Views: 1423

Re: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO

There's literally no difference in the GLS 28R and ILS 28R. Same fixes and everything. Same with the RNAV (GPS) Z 28R, which thousands of GA planes can fly to the same minima as the 787s, 748s and 737s that are equipped with GLS (has LH put GLS in their A350s now?). These are not going to reduce noi...

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