Dalmd88 wrote:I know I'm close to counting the remaining years on a single hand and so are many that I work around.
T54A wrote:RaulDuke1224 wrote:Nope, those fleets are completely separate. Nobody is dual qualified other than the 7ER fleet. And, additionally, those pilots are not certified on the 767-400 either.
Why not, it’s considered a common type rating (or whatever the correct term is)?
I assume you are talking about auto paralleing thr main engine generators....not the APU.
On the prior airplanes, the actual process of “paralleling” the generators could be problematic. There are technical things beyond the scope of this post that I will mention but not describe: The phases of 3 phase alternating current have to be “in phase.” There was an art to managing these systems...Jump to post
Something else to consider is how many more maintenance stations that there were in the 60s and 70s which were a result of the complex prop liners of the 1950s. TWA had maintenance in small stations such as Louisville, Cincinnati and Indianapolis while Delta (Western) staffed mechanics in tiny Kalis...Jump to post
Most likely 727-200s or DC9-50s. In fact, I believe they leased the Eastern DC9-50s to build up the ATL hub.Jump to post
On the 737 the pitot-static tubes are used by the ADC (air data computer) but we also have separate static ports on the side of the fuselage for the alternate static system which drives the standby altimeter/ASI. The 737 classics and C-40 uses the combination pitot static probes. Most of the NGs/Ma...Jump to post
FGITD wrote:the most training I received was to deice. And that was also the lowest paying.
I am showing my age, but when my parents and I visited the New York World's Fair in 1964, we took a ride over the Fairgrounds (and the newly-built Shea Stadium) in a giant Westland 30 helo that had TWA livery. I have been unable to track down any pics of it. Does anyone else remember that and/or wh...Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/0XO7TzVq7x4 Do they have drain holes for the hold where it is stored after retraction? What happens if it had been snowing heavily prior to retraction? Who's going to clean all the gunk and water that gets accumulated in the stowage area? I'd assume it is also heated ...Jump to post
My father would be tickled to know that Delta's old DC-9's made a return appearance with Delta. Sadly, I don't think any made it past the merger. The -10s were gone and the ex DL -30s (N3322L, N3324L) were already in the desert at the time of the merger (2008). One of them would have been a good mu...Jump to post
Reminds me of the JFK-BDL (Hartford, Ct.) and JFK-PHL flights on 763ERs just to get the planes off of the JFK ramp.Jump to post
From what I read a couple months ago they will be used as spares. They bought N913DE and N990DL also Talk about beating the odds… Seems like 95% of the time when a retired aircraft is flown to BYH it doesn’t make it out in one piece… Especially MD T-tails. Presumably these three aircraft had the mo...Jump to post
Ansett New Zealand on a J-31
kalvado wrote:A bit of nitpicking, but if that is actually anodized coating wearing out, "grey finish underneath" is a bare aluminum alloy...
Was the whole plane painted, then stripped again? I say this because the wing to body fairings are fully painted in the new livery. These are not usually painted off of the aircraft.
I've always wondered on the 757 and 767 there were two types of throttle lever design. A slimmer grey set, tended to be on earlier builds and a bulkier burgundy set on later builds. Was this dependent on engine type? I know the the RR on the 757 and earlier builds the engines were mechanically link...Jump to post
Not aware of any 767s with FADEC, ours had overboost and overspeed protection but not FADEC GE CF6 FADEC airplanes had engine start panels with Single/Both positions. Non-FADEC CF6 and PW4000 planes had 1-Both-2 switch positions. 602124,0762613 Regarding updated avionics, later 767s had the EICAS c...Jump to post
Excellent point. Is that airplane the highest time commercial airliner ever operated? I am guessing it would be very competitive for that award given its age and that it has done long haul flying for most of its career. I believe an Air Canada 767 has had more hours, but 171 went through heavy main...Jump to post
I think there is an APU intake on the tail, so what is this opening for? Or is this the intake and on the tail is the exhaust? This is probably the most mistaken item on the DC-9. The intake at the base of the tail is part of the air conditioning system. Specifically, the cooling air for the heat e...Jump to post
Strange that this ridge is ok. (737-800)
From: https://www.sanspotter.com/wp-content/u ... 021-21.jpg
Although it is retail, the Milwaukee airport MKE has a large used bookstore.
As to crew bitching about stuff without any real knowledge of the situation: welcome to the airline business. That’s the truth. Reminds me of the Flight Attendants telling you not to drink the water from the airplane. I like this video explaining airplane water: https://youtu.be/N0LF3UUJ1N8Jump to post
Gotta love this cover: https://i.discogs.com/avlq8NRLKl09zhc6G6KsmIrjv_W8KaT6wj-uw1HLmx4/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:599/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTI4MzUy/NTgtMTMwMzU3ODE3/OC5qcGVn.jpeg From: https://i.discogs.com/avlq8NRLKl09zhc6G6KsmIrjv_W8KaT6wj-uw1HLmx4/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:599...Jump to post
A comprehensive list in this thread (1987):
How much reserve fuel would that plane have? I assume she's fitted with aux tanks. The -200 is sharp but the 737-100 was the best looking - kinda like a little pug airliner. Definitely fitted with a large AUX tank in the rear cargo compartment. You’ll notice in the video during the walk around when...Jump to post
Any ATC recordings of this flight? That may provide an answer.Jump to post
Video showing dust accumulation inside a 737NG:
But, still, what happened to all the tens of thousands of far more elaborate Business and First Class seats? There is so much material to them! The pod style seats are a multiple piece unit. Those seats have to be disassembled in order to get them in/out of the airplane doorway. The seat assembly, ...Jump to post
So, what do you all think? Sounds like a good idea. Come up with an accident where all the holes lined up and caused an incident (human factors). Air Ontario 1363 is an interesting human factors case where the crew was ultimately to blame, but the situations presented to them made their decisions s...Jump to post
Thank you for your detailed explanation. But why is that an issue for AA, and not other carriers? I've never flown F on AA internationally, but surely they don't also offer plastic cups to passengers in F? US based airlines used to serve pre-departure beverages in glass, but stopped because of FAA ...Jump to post
Then ships until 729 were never retrofitted with center overheads? None of the -1s were retrofitted with the center bins, including the Eastern airplanes 781-790. TWA went so far as to not order the center overhead bins on their late build -100 airplanes to match the rest of their fleet. These airp...Jump to post
Yes, ships 729-741 were built with the center overheads from the factory. 736-741 were later converted to -250s.
jfk777 wrote:TWA took two.
I wrote a paper about Aloha 243 years ago. You can bore her with the technicalities of a cold bonded lap joint. If you can get a copy of this book, the author covers it pretty well. https://www.amazon.com/Air-Disaster-Vol-Macarthur-Job/dp/1875671196/ref=pd_lpo_1?pd_rd_i=1875671196&psc=1 That fli...Jump to post
You have to be on your toes to work for an airline. I was assigned to work 737, and this thing was sitting at the gate: 0199841 I really like DL's 767s. A few weeks ago I flew on two of them. I really enjoyed the experience. I am not understanding the complaint. Lightsaber I agree. I’ll take a 767 o...Jump to post
Pan Am and PSA in Bullitt:
Modern Air in Dog Day Afternoon:
One of my favorite things about the 747 is that you never seem to be going fast enough to takeoff, and then it magically lifts up into the air. Make sure you watch the wing flex during takeoff. Just be aware it can be a little loud in that aft zone. Enjoy your trip! This trip report was from seat 47...Jump to post
rbavfan wrote:Just don't know if the 77L has the composite floor like the 77W or the older metal floors.
Curious what the benefit registering by MSN or L/N would be? Would it be to know dates of manufacture for each? How does the airline benefit from this? I would think effectivity of maintenance manuals. MSN means very little to maintaining aircraft. Due to improvements and changes in production, air...Jump to post
Tire monitoring, is I think, a newish piece of kit. Tire Pressure Monitoring System was a priced option on the 757/767 and is baseline on the 777 and 787. It’s been around for at least 25 years, if not longer. I know that Delta and United did not take the tire pressure monitoring system on the 777E...Jump to post
1. Eating Burger King at the old Heathrow Terminal 3 landside restaurant when spotting around 2002-4 Of all places, I'm surprised that Burger King would make the top of the list, or really, the list at all. I remember that Burger King. Not many places in the world where you could see a Royal Brunei...Jump to post
[quote="Gillbilly"][/quote] I’m glad that I was able to solve that mystery for you. The 727 is a good aircraft to have ticked off on your flown list. I had a family photo like yours that showed that I had flown on a turbojet 707, and I was pretty excited about that. Here is a video of the ...Jump to post
Gosh, that's exciting. I agree on the upholstery, that looks like an exact match. But how'd you make the call on it being a 727 instead of something else? Are those windows really that unique? That interior was only on ships 501-546 727s at Delta. The orange armrest was the dead giveaway. Other 727...Jump to post
Delta 727-232. Probably in the 501-546 ship numbers. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/35/99/47/3599475593b8ba0eb93682c69509df48.jpg From:https://i.pinimg.com/originals/35/99/47/3599475593b8ba0eb93682c69509df48.jpg F/C seats looked like this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/Delta_St...Jump to post
Used to see those in STL regularly. IIRC many of them were MAC charters.
No, but they finally got a new interior in late 1994 or early 1995. (The L15 had already been redone as they were used for transatlantic) A few years later all Delta interiors got a new uniform interior for the first time, including the 727 but except for the recently redone L10, which would be pha...Jump to post
Just missed an LA showing of the movie:
The aisles shouldn't feel narrow on BA because they only have 17.5" wide seats and the A350 can easily handle 18" wide seats like SQ and DL do. Delta has 17.4” seats. The 18” was a mistake on their website. https://www.delta.com/us/en/aircraft/airbus/a350 https://web.archive.org/web/20200...Jump to post