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by crjdispatchkid
Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tcas & ATC Transponder U/s Despatch
Replies: 13
Views: 7332

RE: Tcas & ATC Transponder U/s Despatch

I know with our CRJ's you can be dispatched with both transponders INOP, but you need to get pre-flight approval from ATC centers. So usually you hope it's on a short flight so you do't have to call too many traffic management units!

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by crjdispatchkid
Sun Nov 07, 2004 6:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing "numbers"
Replies: 5
Views: 2559

RE: Landing "numbers"

Just need to have performace engineers examine the runway (length, slope, etc.) before we are authorized to use it. "Landing numbers" for us consist of allowable landing weight, temperature, tailwind component (if applicable) flap settings (landing and on a go-around), bleed settings and condition o...

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by crjdispatchkid
Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Airlink Crash In Missouri?
Replies: 187
Views: 45959

RE: NW Airlink Crash In Missouri?

Please also say a prayer for the employees at Pinnacle, we indured a rough night last night. All of these employees handled this situation with the upmost respect / professionalism.

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by crjdispatchkid
Sat Oct 16, 2004 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Airlink Crash In Missouri?
Replies: 187
Views: 45959

RE: Will A Major US Carrier Disappear?

With the little media coverage, I was wondering if anyone found anymore pictures of the accident scene.

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by crjdispatchkid
Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Airlink Crash In Missouri?
Replies: 187
Views: 45959

RE: Will A Major US Carrier Disappear?

Can't sleep. Can't stop praying in my head. My thoughts and prayers are with the crew and their families.

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by crjdispatchkid
Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delayed Gear Retraction Video
Replies: 12
Views: 6483

RE: Delayed Gear Retraction Video

My experiences as a dispatcher (for the CRJ) is the following. The main landing gear bay door overheat is probably inop (deffered). Basically, it's probably because a sensor that tells the temperature of the gear bay is broken, so you fly with the gear down to make sure they are cool. In our <acrony...

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by crjdispatchkid
Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Fines Chicago $33,000 On Meigs
Replies: 33
Views: 5346

RE: FAA Fines Chicago $33,000 On Meigs

Daley is due to move into a new condo next spring across from Millenium Park (about 1.5 miles from Meigs). Was he worried about his own security? Foul play? I just don't know anymore.

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by crjdispatchkid
Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ Question
Replies: 10
Views: 14519

RE: CRJ Question

Autothrottle is called First Officer (set takeoff thrust, punk)

First Officer is also the standard procedure when autopilot is INOP.

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by crjdispatchkid
Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Announces MSP- Ashville N.C.
Replies: 23
Views: 3070

RE: NW Announces MSP- Ashville N.C.

We've got flights with 2800's which are pretty much <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> and a few <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> flights. ...

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by crjdispatchkid
Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YV CRJ-200 To Make Crash Landing In BOI
Replies: 48
Views: 13803

RE: Will A Major US Carrier Disappear?

The NTSB may or may not be involved in this accident. If any of these conditions of the AIM 7-6-2 are met then the NTSB will conduct an investigation. Otherwise the FAA will handle any investigation. 7-6-2. Aircraft Accident and Incident Reporting a. Occurrences Requiring Notification. The operator ...

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by crjdispatchkid
Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ Systems Acronyms
Replies: 10
Views: 3019

RE: Will A Major US Carrier Disappear?

Flight Spoilers Fault and Prox System Fault. I've figured out that if you can clear those messages on a CRJ, you too could be a mx controller.

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by crjdispatchkid
Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anyone Explain What I Saw?
Replies: 9
Views: 5191

RE: Can Anyone Explain What I Saw?

I know there was a Presidental bus route, or maybe Kerry up around MKE yesterday. I'm guessing this holding had something to do with it.

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by crjdispatchkid
Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pinnacle Airlines Question
Replies: 43
Views: 3439

RE: Pinnacle Airlines Question

Kinda correct. We currently have 105 CRJ's in the fleet. 43 of them are the CRJ (50 seat) and the other 62 are CR4's (44 seaters). That other NWA regional (Mesaba) flies the Saab's and Avro's. Happy dispatching. Added: Sorry...we have another 24 planes on order. NWA has options for 175 more CRJ's bu...

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by crjdispatchkid
Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refuelling With Engine Running.
Replies: 20
Views: 11976

RE: Refuelling With Engine Running.

From my experiences dispatching, it's generally a airport authority decision. At Pinnacle Airlines we somtimes do hot refuels if the APU is inoperative and no huffer (compressed air) start is available. One engine has to remain running otherwise the CRJ is unable to restart an engine. So, yes, hot r...

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by crjdispatchkid
Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ Performance... Not So Great!
Replies: 15
Views: 5213

RE: CRJ Performance... Not So Great!

Summertime definitely makes dispatching a CRJ a challenge. Don't expect to get performance numbers that allow you to climb to altitude right away, step climbs are a must for this aircraft (and I know XFSUgimpLB41X has seen some of my releases with those profiles). I've dispatched flight that are ove...

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by crjdispatchkid
Mon Aug 02, 2004 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will A Major US Carrier Disappear?
Replies: 57
Views: 7812

RE: Will A Major US Carrier Disappear?

I believe ATA is not part of any alliances, so that kind of hurts to be alone out there. Also, look at <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> / <acronym title="Express Airlines I (USA)">9E</acronym> pushing in on <acronym title="Indianapolis - International (IND / KIND), USA - Indian...

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by crjdispatchkid
Sun Jun 27, 2004 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contrails
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

RE: Contrails

Let's see if I can use some of my meteorology background to explain. First a definition: Contrails - Long, narrow, ice-crystal clouds that form behind jet planes flying at high altitudes in below-freezing temperatures Contrails are generally found at high levels (where the temperature is roughly -25...

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by crjdispatchkid
Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Duct-taped Winglet
Replies: 25
Views: 7193

RE: Duct-taped Winglet

I think that bird with the winglet speed tape had a lightning strike.

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by crjdispatchkid
Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Importance Of UA Photo?
Replies: 18
Views: 6143

RE: Importance Of UA Photo?

In an effort to cut costs and conserve water both United and Zurich crash, fire and rescue came up with the idea to put a retiring pilot on an inaugural flight. That way the captain gets his farewell salute and the airport gets it's congrats salute.

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by crjdispatchkid
Wed May 12, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary Moments On That ATA Diversion To CWA
Replies: 14
Views: 5046

RE: Scary Moments On That ATA Diversion To CWA

Here's why he wasn't over the runway. The ILS to rwy 8 (the only ILS at CWA) is NOTAM'ed out of service. NICE.

CWA NO 4/20 CWA 8 ILS OTS WEF 0404201200-0409302359

CHECK YO NOTAMS

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by crjdispatchkid
Sun May 09, 2004 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auto-Pilot Landings?
Replies: 10
Views: 2961

RE: Auto-Pilot Landings?

Tristar...you are correct. I was thinking about the stuff I learned back in disaptcher school and forgot they changed it. Guess you don't need to worry aobout IIIb when the planes you dispatch aren't even Cat II rated.

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by crjdispatchkid
Sun May 09, 2004 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auto-Pilot Landings?
Replies: 10
Views: 2961

RE: Auto-Pilot Landings?

There area three categories of an ILs (Insturment Landing System): CATEGORY: DECISION HEIGHT (AGL) RVR (runway visual range) Cat I: 200 ft 1800 ft Cat <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym>: 100 ft 1200 ft Cat IIIa none 700 ft IIIb none 600 ft IIIc none 0 ft Note - Cat IIIc not ...

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by crjdispatchkid
Wed May 05, 2004 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Pilot Caught Dozing In Flight
Replies: 31
Views: 7203

RE: ANA Pilot Caught Dozing In Flight

I think pilots dozing while in flight happens more often than a lot of you think. I've seen it several times. What bothers me the most about this story is that a gov. inspector was onboard. Definitely not a time to catch some Zzzz's.

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by crjdispatchkid
Sun May 02, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planeview Park (LGA)
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

RE: Planeview Park (LGA)

From early morning on the weather forecast is calling for winds to be from the east/southeast (160) at 10 knots. I'm not familiar with <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>'s preferential runways, but R22 could still be utilized, if that's what they genera...

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by crjdispatchkid
Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Emergency" At PHX Today
Replies: 5
Views: 4020

RE: "Emergency" At PHX Today

A CRJ? Must have been flaps fail at 0 degrees. Happens all the time.

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by crjdispatchkid
Sun Apr 25, 2004 5:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CAT 4 Landings...
Replies: 17
Views: 9046

RE: CAT 4 Landings...

I don't think there is such thing as CAT IV landing. I think IIIc was essentially what you are describing, a landing in 0-0 conditions, autoland.

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by crjdispatchkid
Sun Apr 25, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Look What Mr Missile Pod Is Saying Now...
Replies: 80
Views: 36670

RE: Look What Mr Missile Pod Is Saying Now...

Turns out JR from the TV show Dallas wasn't shot with a gun...it was a missile. I have video.

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by crjdispatchkid
Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do You Wear When Flying?
Replies: 33
Views: 4892

RE: What Do You Wear When Flying?

Usually I wear a Hugo Boss or Zegna pinstripe suit and all my bling bling.

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by crjdispatchkid
Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Weather Divirtes Planes All Over
Replies: 18
Views: 4578

RE: MSP Weather Divirtes Planes All Over

When you've only got the one runway in use (22) in <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> due to winds, and an arrival rate of 30 airplanes an hour when normally double that come it...you're going to have diversion...

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by crjdispatchkid
Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two 747s In Formation In The Air Over LAX?
Replies: 10
Views: 5478

RE: Two 747s In Formation In The Air Over LAX?

Very cool site. Do you know of any other airports with something like this?

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by crjdispatchkid
Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Instructions When Departing YYZ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

RE: ATC Instructions When Departing YYZ?

5 letter names like that are intersections (waypoints). They could me the meeting point of two jetways or a certain point outside of a VOR.

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by crjdispatchkid
Sat Apr 17, 2004 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Dispatcher Meets With 9/11 Commission
Replies: 16
Views: 5490

RE: UAL Dispatcher Meets With 9/11 Commission

As a dispatcher, this man is now my hero. I want to sit down with this guy and learn a few things. Ed, if you're out here....e-mail me please. [email protected]

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by crjdispatchkid
Fri Apr 16, 2004 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Meigs Question...
Replies: 11
Views: 2063

RE: Meigs Question...

I haven't been home to Chicago lately, but the runway was dug up the last time I was there. It's not usable for a/c. I suppose you could land a chopper there.

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by crjdispatchkid
Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Experienced A Scary Aborted Landing?
Replies: 20
Views: 7854

RE: Ever Experienced A Scary Aborted Landing?

I'm not a pilot nor do the CRJ's I dispatch have autothrottles, but I think the TOGA button applies full power on the engines and initates a postive rate of climb. It's like an auto-missed approach. If I'm wrong, someone correct me.

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by crjdispatchkid
Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Experience A Stall In A Commercial A/c?
Replies: 61
Views: 12580

RE: Ever Experience A Stall In A Commercial A/c?

Starlionblue...I was sifting through all these responses waiting for someone to talk about Coffin Corner. As a meteorologist and aviation enthusiast, I couldn't have explained it any simplier. Your RR just went up!

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by crjdispatchkid
Thu Apr 15, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A FAA Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

RE: A FAA Question

I waited about 3 months for my airline dispatcher license, and now I need an address change! Don't wait by the mailbox...it will arrive at least in 2-3 months.

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by crjdispatchkid
Thu Apr 15, 2004 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Adds Destinations And Flights From MKE
Replies: 46
Views: 5960

RE: NW Adds Destinations And Flights From MKE

As Jano stated earlier, I don't know how this is all going to work out because <acronym title="Express Airlines I (USA)">9E</acronym> only flies to or from a hub. I'm scratching my head because these are my birds to dispatch! I guess I'll get the scoop tomorrow at work. <br><br>[Edited 2004-04-14 23...

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by crjdispatchkid
Tue Apr 13, 2004 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL DC-1O (fedex) At IAH Today
Replies: 11
Views: 4057

RE: UAL DC-1O (fedex) At IAH Today

The planed that had the incident a few weeks ago here in MEM is now in a hangar as far as I know.

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by crjdispatchkid
Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Air Force One
Replies: 53
Views: 9689

RE: US Air Force One

I can only answer your one question for certain. There are two "Air Force Ones". The tail numbers are 28000 and 29000. Both are identical as far as I know. Not to sure how old they are and if/when they'll be replaced. I imagine that they'll be around for awhile.

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by crjdispatchkid
Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is He Doing!
Replies: 14
Views: 5039

RE: What Is He Doing!

Maybe he's taxiing to the active, checking TR's and spoilers to make sure they're operative.

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by crjdispatchkid
Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Round - Caption This Photo!
Replies: 52
Views: 5695

RE: New Round - Caption This Photo!

PJ-WIM CALL THE BALL....

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by crjdispatchkid
Sat Apr 10, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dangerous Commercial Approaches
Replies: 44
Views: 9267

RE: Dangerous Commercial Approaches

Cool pictures of Kodiak. I'm certain it's a one way in/one way out airport but a missed approach would be a site to see. I'm sure the landing minimum are extremely high so a missed approach could be executed safely.

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by crjdispatchkid
Sat Apr 10, 2004 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Automated Are Landings?
Replies: 7
Views: 3721

RE: How Automated Are Landings?

Some aircraft have full automated landings. CAT IIIc approaches give you full auto-land, auto brake, etc. You pick up when the plane is stopped on the runway from what I know. This is what i thnk I remember about auto-land. I do know it's not authorized in the US.

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by crjdispatchkid
Fri Apr 09, 2004 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caption For This Pic......
Replies: 54
Views: 4771

RE: Caption For This Pic......

"...and Palm Springs ground, Pilatus 1PD is going to need a progressive taxi. We're unfamiliar with the airport."

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by crjdispatchkid
Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low Approach To SXM
Replies: 4
Views: 2397

RE: Low Approach To SXM

Anyone know what the sign says in the lower right corner. Looks like a warning about low flying aircraft.

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by crjdispatchkid
Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspapers As Sun Visor - Is This Safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 2531

RE: Newspapers As Sun Visor - Is This Safe?

That's why God created TCAS, right?

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by crjdispatchkid
Sun Mar 28, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pronouncing Of LGA
Replies: 25
Views: 4629

RE: Pronouncing Of LGA

"La-garbage", that's the correct pronunciation

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by crjdispatchkid
Sun Mar 28, 2004 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sporting Arenas Named After Airline Co's
Replies: 12
Views: 4206

RE: Sporting Arenas Named After Airline Co's

FedEx Forum opening in a few months here in KMEM. Don't have to be a passenger airline to have your own arena!

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by crjdispatchkid
Sun Mar 28, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sporting Arenas Named After Airline Co's
Replies: 12
Views: 4206

RE: Sporting Arenas Named After Airline Co's

United Center in Chicago, IL

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by crjdispatchkid
Sat Mar 27, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was The Starship A Failure?
Replies: 9
Views: 2463

RE: Was The Starship A Failure?

I think the last Starship was finally bought back by Raytheon. The Starship is no longer.

And by the way, those things were LOUD.

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