I’m surprised it isn’t mentioned much here, but as a pilot and controller the shocking aspect for me was the Cirrus’ ground speed. Is it normal for a Cirrus to be turning base to final only 500’ up to be doing +190 ground speed? I know they’re maneuverable but having flown this pattern at this airpo...Jump to post
It’s unfortunate and needs to be said... Training isn’t what it used to be. Between unions sheltering the weak, the “nice guy” mentality, and general degradation of any accountability, things like this will happen more and more. I don’t care if he was a “nice guy” he had no business whatsoever flyin...Jump to post
Never mind the context of this post, have we really sunk to the level where “claps back” is an acceptable title in a thread? My how we have degraded.... On that note, it was only a matter of time before AS made this move. I don’t know that it has a lot to do with B6 moves but more to do with AS seei...Jump to post
Didn’t see it discussed here yet but it appears DOT is now ordering airlines to give refunds instead of vouchers. This is great news for the consumer, not so much for the airlines. I digress, if they’re getting bailed out, they should be giving refunds... https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.co...Jump to post
I obviously stand corrected about hour accumulation. Still seems odd that a FO would have significantly more hours in the type than a captain. I know the promotion to captain is more than hours and is often politics but I’m not sure how I would feel trusting my life to the ultimate decision maker wh...Jump to post
Reading the link that sure sounds scary as hell!
Equally scary, a captain of a wide body aircraft with only 400 hours in the type???
I’ll echo the giddy feelers out for this one. It’s a single type airframe of the largest powered aircraft ever built. I would give a lot to see her in person and photograph her even as a lowly amateur. I wish they published a schedule months in advance where she’ll be cause I would travel the world ...Jump to post
The estimated fatality rate is 2% in India. Sure it is less than Iran, Spain, Italy, and China, but India lacks public medical infrastructure. A private hospital charges $1000/day to keep a patient on a ventilator. So they’re about 1/20th of the coat of any hospital in America? Absurd either way, j...Jump to post
Could the Air Force be brought in to be temporary staff to handle flights at a very reduced capacity? No. The military doesn't have enroute controllers, and they have no training on ERAM. The contingency in situations like this would be to keep aircraft low and fly tower enroute (one approach contr...Jump to post
since they have a surface area they can assign a departure runway instructions and a good time. Therefore you can have planes on approach and still launch departures with 3 minutes spacing. Ah ok. I suspected things might be a bit different on the terminal side of things, but that's not my world. I...Jump to post
nwadeicer wrote:Trying to understand this. So your saying that at 2200 hours on a Wednesday night they decide to close the tower because of Covid-19? Did someone up there start coughing? Or make mention that they were at a concert two nights ago?
Reference MDW ATCT. MDW twr closes (ATC ZERO) due to confirmed corona virus. 5 positives between techs and controllers, right now it’s 3 techs and 2 controllers, 1 tech in serious condition. Awaiting more results. Hazmat team enroute. FAA is pushing for testing of all MDW ATCT employees. Source? Th...Jump to post
bravoindia wrote:Reference MDW ATCT. MDW twr closes (ATC ZERO) due to confirmed corona virus. 5 positives between techs and controllers, right now it’s 3 techs and 2 controllers, 1 tech in serious condition. Awaiting more results. Hazmat team enroute. FAA is pushing for testing of all MDW ATCT employees.
I was in investment banking before switching to the aviation industry. That’s not to say I know the answer but I will echo what others have said. Right now I’m maintaining a ‘strong hold’ position. Personally I am expecting the market to continue to drop likely around the 15k mark for the Dow. At wh...Jump to post
I wonder if this will extend to the Caribbean islands as well. Spring break is here and a lot of Caribbean islands are territories of the EU.......Jump to post
The problem with 1 and 3 is that you have environmentalist wackos in charge. Not gonna happen in a million years. Your bigger problem is the NIMBYs. Who wants a airport near your house. Only solution is build in the middle of nowhere. KDEN did that, then the NIMBY imbeciles started building out by ...Jump to post
I think the first development will be the relaxing of rules requiring 2 pilots (people) in cockpit at all times. For example, it seems awful redundant that the DL flight to China has 4 pilots aboard considering the level of automation onboard. I’m not terribly concerned about going from 4 to 2, but...Jump to post
" I mean I get what you’re saying, but I still don't feel like I was being over dramatic. I am a controller at a level 12 facility in the U.S. I personally cannot imagine almost putting two airplanes together then not giving two shits about it. Lets even say for arguments sake that it was pilo...Jump to post
And now put yourself into the shoes of foreign pilots flying into the US with the utterly non-standard phraseology used by ATC there ;) . I operate in Europe and can generally pick up cues about what is going on with the traffic around me in French, German, Swedish, a bit of Italian, bit of Spanish...Jump to post
I’ll echo a few others here that in the interests of safety and clarity one language should be universal. If I’m not mistaken our .65 mandates that for US controllers but also says we may follow up with other than prescribed phraseology. I have on a number of occasions used this with foreign pilots ...Jump to post
Funny that it was most definitely the ATC's fault, yet she ended up insulting the Avianca pilot. Can’t be sure of that without the full audio. For all we know she cleared the descending A/C to a safe altitude and they blew through it.... This was rather amusing and I’ll admit to being snippy with a...Jump to post
I don't care who announced it, I like it. I refuse to recline into someone else and I hate when someone does it to me. I flew DEN-LHR in Y a few weeks ago and the muppet in front of me was reclined from wheels up to top of descent. Haha!! That’s a 10 hour overnight flight. I’m generally considerate...Jump to post
Forgive me for saying, there is some irony that the left seems to support a friend of anrec and scorpio et al.
I don’t want to go into too much here, but yes. The majority of what you ask is true. The FAA has a desire for better racial diversification of the workforce and implemented a biographical assessment. They also admitted the people they were aiming to employ would generally do worse in science in sch...Jump to post
Seeing how I’m unlikely to run for political office I suppose I’ll throw in my two cents. “Blackface” did not appear racist years ago. In this day and age we can certainly agree it at the very least has biased racial undermining, if not outright racist. That said, I believe the whole context was off...Jump to post
We didn’t impose sanctions after they financed and carried out executing 3,000 American citizens.... I see that you like to think in cliches. The ruling members of the Saud family were genuinely horrified by 9-11 so invading the country made no sense. There was also the fact that we had a president...Jump to post
jupiter2 wrote:Will personal gain get in the way of any meaningful sanctions imposed, if any ?
And Trump expects us to believe it. What’s really strange is the comments regarding it. I can’t openly speak out against the guy but even as a “conservative”, his comments are troubling. He was asked if he found the account credible and replied “I do”.... seriously? Hellen Keller could have seen th...Jump to post
Plus some raping, money laundering for organized crime and terrorists, defrauding people out of their money......
Dang, she better gets cracking if she wants to get that done in time for 2020.
Religion is basically a Drug addiction and apparently the bible is a bigger problem than Meth. And correlate quite nicely with availability of money and religiosity... best regards Thomas For once I couldn’t agree more with you. I do believe in God, or a higher being but the absurd assertion some g...Jump to post
Given that Trump was elected on a campaign of fear, I would say it would be the other way around. You are correct. Trump was elected on a campaign of fear, but not the way you think. Sure, there may be some inbred hicks somewhere who actually like the guy. The fast majority of those who voted for h...Jump to post
On a side bar, I am always mystified by people preoccupation with Asian airlines. Is it all a halo effect from SQ? Having been on many of them in all cabins I do see what all the fuss is about? I can’t comment too much on the topic at hand as I’m not an experienced pond hopper in premium. That said...Jump to post
Any word when United will request the same thing of their pilots in America?
Who knows, maybe they arent sleeping but they damn sure dont know how to pay attention to ATC.
TG has GOT to be damn close to the top of this list if not the top. Theyre 3-3-3, we got a hot meal, two drinks, warm towels, etc on flights of no more than an hour between BKK and HKT and CNX-BKK. Perhaps I was just blown away as an American who didnt personally get an anal probe courtesy of whatev...Jump to post
Either FNL-LUK (my closest airport LMO doesnt have a runway to support anything overseas), tho I dont know that even the G6 has the range even if it could land at LUK. Realistically, AUA-SIN.... Arguably the longest route possible given runway lengths etc with metal possibly capable of making it. Th...Jump to post
Hi John That I am aware of no posts have been deleted. That said some posts appear waiting for approval and are approved. We've not moderated this thread to ensure the community can share their opinions as freely as possible. I believe that is best so the sites owners can see all feedback no matter...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mfricke" class="quote" target="_blank">mfricke</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>Great question, thanks for asking! For me:...Jump to post
Shortest was <acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson AFB) (COS / KCOS), USA - Colorado">COS</acronym>-<acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> Longest was...Jump to post
I have a trip to Alaska coming up for the coming fishing season and at the same price point I can either fly <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> Y class or <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> F class. The United is non-stop which is nice but I would be paying baggage ...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/seven3seven" class="quote" target="_blank">seven3seven</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I'll ban everyone I don't like or ag...Jump to post
I'll second (or 8th) The Renaissance Concourse at <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>. They are without a doubt the best ive seen. They also have a great bar with good nightlife, and fantas...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cougar15" class="quote" target="_blank">cougar15</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>As does <acronym title="Emirates (United A...Jump to post