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by spudsmac
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340 dumps fuel touching down while on runway..
Replies: 21
Views: 4252

Re: A340 dumps fuel touching down while on runway..

I'm sure in the mess of getting the plane back with an emergency they just forgot to stop fuel. A big screw up but easy to see how it happened.

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by spudsmac
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook announces the "Libra" Cryptocurrency
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Facebook announces the "Libra" Cryptocurrency

Given that it is a payment platform the rules and regulations that govern its use are much more stringent than those of a social media site that may or may not be classified as a platform or publisher. I don't think it will be an issue. And if it were, it would surely get the eyes of regulatory aut...

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by spudsmac
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook announces the "Libra" Cryptocurrency
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Facebook announces the "Libra" Cryptocurrency

Since they partnered with PayPal, Visa and Mastercard I worry if they start offering discounts to pay with Libra to get it going then that becomes the standard price so you pay extra to not use Libra then if you speak out against Facebook or the current corporate political agenda if you will get ban...

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by spudsmac
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops
Replies: 18
Views: 2340

Re: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops

Yes it's normal. Keeps the noise down on both landing and takeoff.

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by spudsmac
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH D-ABVU (B744) hard landing at PHL
Replies: 24
Views: 8995

Re: LH D-AVBU (B744) hard landing at PHL

Hypothetical scenario. What if the aircraft is deemed not worth the cost of fixing and is written off. What would be the procedure for PHL and LH? Doubt that would happen but even if it was, it would get a temp fix, then fly it somewhere for a permanent repair or scrapping. Delta did that with thei...

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by spudsmac
Fri May 31, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH D-ABVU (B744) hard landing at PHL
Replies: 24
Views: 8995

Re: LH D-AVBU (B744) hard landing at PHL

Not sure how it happened. Maybe a little wake turbulence during the flare from a preceding airplane. That's all I can think of. Here's a page from the Flight Crew Training Manual that shows what it takes to have a cowling strike on landing. I'm guessing they had a pitch of around 4 degrees on landin...

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by spudsmac
Tue May 14, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 4140

Re: Engine failure question

Hypothetically, let’s say a 747 encounters an engine failure shortly after reaching cruising altitude. However, it still has over 75 tons of fuel left, and it would be a waste of fuel to dump it to land. Would they try to fly as far as they can? Or would they dump the fuel and try to land at the ne...

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by spudsmac
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do We Still Need Airport Beacons?
Replies: 14
Views: 2855

Re: Do We Still Need Airport Beacons?

I still use airport beacons for orientation when flying general aviation and at the airlines. Airports are surprisingly hard to pick out at night, especially when some roads are aligned with and lit brighter than runways.

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by spudsmac
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385777

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Combined with the turbulence, I could imagine the following scenario: A crew member / the jump seater returns to his seat for the landing. In turbulence, he stumbles onto the center pedestal. Instinctively, he graps the throttles and by conservation of momentum pushes them full forward. The surpris...

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by spudsmac
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 21004

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

One thing I think is funny that the FAA and US airlines do is to combat distractions and fatigue they ban non-company related reading material and ban controlled naps. Just ban fatigue and naps. Next thing you know we will eliminate murders and robberies by making a law against them. FAA: I know how...

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by spudsmac
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385777

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I'm sure it will come out soon but it seems mechanical.

If I had to place bets I would play it on runaway pitch trim with the autopilot staying engaged until it couldn't manage it anymore then just said "peace out, your problem now" then at that point the pilots could not recover in time.

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by spudsmac
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Low Level Light Flashes
Replies: 13
Views: 1794

Re: Low Level Light Flashes

I see it more around Christmas time. It's the lasers that people have shining on their homes for decorations.

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by spudsmac
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 red beacon steady?
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Re: B787 red beacon steady?

I've seen the LED beacon malfunction on a E-175 before and remain steady red. I've also seen steady red for about 10 seconds then out momentarily. It's not unusual to see a beacon malfunction and not cycle properly.

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by spudsmac
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL moves last 747 flight
Replies: 29
Views: 6054

Re: DL moves last 747 flight

Same thing happened with the DC-9. It was still in service past the "last flight".

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by spudsmac
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Re: UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX

Actually I found it. N24103 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N24103/history/20171117/1700Z/KACT/KLAX Xjt has been filing some funny arrivals. Seems the dispatchers don't know about the new arrivals. Im showing they filed the BASET4 into LAX. Thats a Non-RNAV arrival. The aircraft may have had a ...

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by spudsmac
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Re: UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N24 ... /KACT/KLAX

Xjt has been filing some funny arrivals. Seems the dispatchers don't know about the new arrivals.
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Actually I found it.

N24103

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N24 ... /KACT/KLAX

Xjt has been filing some funny arrivals. Seems the dispatchers don't know about the new arrivals.

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by spudsmac
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Re: UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASQ2 ... /KACT/KLAX


I think that might have been a different plane because N27190 flew in today.
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ytib wrote:
Baylor men's basketball team played at UCLA on Saturday.

Flew in Friday
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASQ2 ... /KACT/KLAX


I think that might have been a different plane because N27190 flew in today.

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by spudsmac
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Re: UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX

Do you have the registration? I bet it's been 9-10 years since that plane has been to LAX.

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by spudsmac
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX

I saw it parked on the south side this evening. I looked up all of the Trans States XR registrations thinking it was a charter from DEN but couldn't find it. Maybe a XJT charter from IAH? Anyone know why it's there?

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by spudsmac
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cancels CRJ flights from PHX due to extreme heat
Replies: 29
Views: 9643

Re: AA cancels CRJ flights from PHX due to extreme heat

This is not a W & B issue. It's a performance chart limitation. The performance charts only go up to a certain temperature. I assume you can pay more to have them go to a higher temp but why bother when it only happens once every 2-3 years? The ERJ-175 is the same issue. Limited to ISA+35C.

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by spudsmac
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Expressjet downsizing question ....?
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: Expressjet downsizing question ....?

I would not go to ExpressJet. Basically anyone but them. Their future is anything but certain. Anything else is a safer bet than them. If you just want to do it for fun and don't care about being on reserve the whole time there then I would consider it.

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by spudsmac
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 12128

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

Hopefully this will be the final act that improves Compass reliability on the west. It sucks. And Delta is aware. Have some fun and do a daily check in the afternoon and see how many Compass flights are running behind. Delta basically told Compass fix your west coast ops or else. This is the respon...

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by spudsmac
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sat-based Crew Scheduling System
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Sat-based Crew Scheduling System

Everyone would put them in EM blocking pouches.

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by spudsmac
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Regional Jets Definitions
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Regional Jets Definitions

The 717 is more of a regional jet than even the E175. 717 has 1500NM range and the E175 has 2225NM range. The only difference is more seats and higher pay on the 717.

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by spudsmac
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 tail shaking on power up
Replies: 19
Views: 3869

Re: 737 tail shaking on power up

Didn't they also increase the approach speed so that if there is a rudder hardover the pilots will have enough control authority to keep the plane from continuing the roll?

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by spudsmac
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 23598

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

If a Norwegian pilot (if there was a jumpseat agreement) ever tried to ride as a jumpseater, in the cockpit or as flow-back they would promptly be told to get off the airplane. I'm not a chest-beating union guy and the whole Norwegian debacle has nothing to do with unions. Norwegian is undercutting ...

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by spudsmac
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX traffic reduction measures working?
Replies: 17
Views: 2746

Re: LAX traffic reduction measures working?

What a mess. Airside isn't any better either. If there's a bad earthquake in the LA area, I'm rooting for it damaging each terminal beyond repair so they have to start over. Really, what is wrong with the new TBIT? Well I guess not much. Except for the constrained taxiway behind it that terminal is...

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by spudsmac
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX traffic reduction measures working?
Replies: 17
Views: 2746

Re: LAX traffic reduction measures working?

LAWA really needs to set up an off-site drop/off pickup area. Too many people don't know they can park in the parking garages free for 15 minutes and instead circle around endlessly. Along with that, ban un-permitted vehicles from the terminal loop area. Only Uber/Lyft, Taxis, buses, shuttles, and l...

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by spudsmac
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief
Replies: 63
Views: 6620

Re: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief

Scope relaxation needs to disappear, especially if US carriers want to have US crews flying domestic flights within the next 20 years. I'm a regional pilot now and if scope is ever greatly relaxed or eliminated at the major level I am leaving the aviation industry within the year. I will not be flyi...

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by spudsmac
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6G 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture
Replies: 117
Views: 29431

Re: Norwegian 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture

This is the type of events you can look forward to with NAI when they completely ramp up their operations.

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by spudsmac
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Likelyhood of contaminated cabin air ("fume event") on certain aircraft models
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: Likelyhood of contaminated cabin air ("fume event") on certain aircraft models

Heard from some Airbus A320 pilots that they occasionally get fume events when they do flight-idle descents and the power is brought up. Apparently if any oil leaks into the bleed system it gets "blown out" when the engines spool up again at bottom of descent and the bleed pressure increas...

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by spudsmac
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Mystery Question
Replies: 30
Views: 10547

Re: 767 Mystery Question

http://i.imgur.com/TLIF3kt.jpg Is this the door? I noticed it momentarily pop up as the gear came down. Figured it was there to give part of the gear system extra clearance. Just curious how you found this thread last replied to 11 years ago to resurrect it? Original thread is 16 years old! Haha we...

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by spudsmac
Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight To PHX Back To IAH Because Of Heat In AZ
Replies: 14
Views: 3365

Re: Flight To PHX Back To IAH Because Of Heat In AZ

It was too hot for EMB-175s to land in LAS today. ISA+35 is the limitation and it was exceeded. Had some flights return to their point of origin.

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by spudsmac
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Mystery Question
Replies: 30
Views: 10547

Re: 767 Mystery Question

http://i.imgur.com/TLIF3kt.jpg

Is this the door? I noticed it momentarily pop up as the gear came down. Figured it was there to give part of the gear system extra clearance.
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http://i.imgur.com/TLIF3kt.jpg

Is this the door? I noticed it momentarily pop up as the gear came down. Figured it was there to give part of the gear system extra clearance.

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by spudsmac
Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 flame-out incident?
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

Re: G4 flame-out incident?

Engine failures are a semi-regular occurrence. I wouldn't be surprised if each of the Big 3 have an engine failure once or twice a week.

I "flame-out" is just a scary term for the engine is no longer sustaining flames, AKA "engine shut-down".

It's probably a non-event.

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by spudsmac
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Illegal Drone Activity Shuts Dubai Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 6648

RE: Illegal Drone Activity Shuts Dubai Airport

Geofencing is all you need. It would eliminate 99% of the issues with these while not infringing on the freedom to fly them. Withing .25 miles of airports: No start .25-1 mile 100' max height 1-2 mile 200' max height 3-4 miles 300' 4+ miles 4000' max Operators certificate required too. 1-2 hour onli...

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by spudsmac
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AirTran DC-9 To 717 Transition: Is It True?
Replies: 22
Views: 5560

RE: AirTran DC-9 To 717 Transition: Is It True?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DiamondFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">DiamondFlyer</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Either ...

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by spudsmac
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AirTran DC-9 To 717 Transition: Is It True?
Replies: 22
Views: 5560

RE: AirTran DC-9 To 717 Transition: Is It True?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Grisee08" class="quote" target="_blank">Grisee08</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>I thought the start times had more to do w...

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by spudsmac
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Phones Off For 'more Sophisicated Landing System'
Replies: 25
Views: 5763

RE: Phones Off For 'more Sophisicated Landing System'

I know even within the last two years Spirit pilots will occasionally ask the pax to turn off their devices if doing catiii. Not sure if it's official policy, but even as an airline pilot now if I'm doing catiii, I'd probably ask the pax to turn everything off. Policy or not, it's safer that way. Th...

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by spudsmac
Thu May 05, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's This Spirit Airbus Doing At DFW?
Replies: 4
Views: 6217

RE: What's This Spirit Airbus Doing At DFW?

I saw it there a couple days ago. Always there and with the same silver paint scheme.

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by spudsmac
Wed May 04, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's This Spirit Airbus Doing At DFW?
Replies: 4
Views: 6217

What's This Spirit Airbus Doing At DFW?

https://goo.gl/maps/KBXmZbY2uoK2

It's been there for several weeks at minimum. Any idea what's going on? It might be an illusion, but it looks like the nose strut is low and the cargo door was hanging straight down last time I saw it.

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by spudsmac
Tue May 03, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA108 Intercepted By Hungarian Military
Replies: 18
Views: 10914

RE: BA108 Intercepted By Hungarian Military

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ryu2" class="quote" target="_blank">ryu2</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i> Isn't it SOP to call the aircraft on 121.5 first ...

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by spudsmac
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Polices Ground Ops Airside?
Replies: 14
Views: 3545

RE: Who Polices Ground Ops Airside?

Had an airport police vehicle cut me off in <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> on a ramp once going about 80 mph at night. Slammed on the brakes and made 76 pax slam forward. Reported him to ATC but not sure what became of it. Pret...

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by spudsmac
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone Strikes Plane On Finals To LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 23302

RE: Drone Strikes Plane On Finals To LHR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Zkpilot" class="quote" target="_blank">Zkpilot</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i> Wouldn't take much to put some explosives...

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by spudsmac
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas Sands' A340-500 Now Painted
Replies: 71
Views: 24937

RE: Las Vegas Sands' A340-500 Now Painted

Is this the only US registered A340?

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by spudsmac
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Contract Employee Arrested W/ $282K In Backpack
Replies: 53
Views: 10711

RE: DL Contract Employee Arrested W/ $282K In Backpack

When people say, "they passed a background check", what they really mean is "they were not caught doing anything in the past".

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by spudsmac
Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Kind Of Paint Sealant Is Used On Jets?
Replies: 10
Views: 3663

RE: What Kind Of Paint Sealant Is Used On Jets?

So you don't have to wax planes? I doubt they do wax, but what would the waxing equivalent be for transport category aircraft?

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by spudsmac
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Kind Of Paint Sealant Is Used On Jets?
Replies: 10
Views: 3663

What Kind Of Paint Sealant Is Used On Jets?

Someone told me it's basically a TSO'd version of Nu Finish. Is that an accurate statement? What's the official name of it?

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by spudsmac
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Errant Cat Roams DL Flight--Video
Replies: 36
Views: 8072

RE: Errant Cat Roams DL Flight--Video

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/adamblang" class="quote" target="_blank">adamblang</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>Quoting aviatorcraig (Reply 27): What ...

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by spudsmac
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Airnav Navy" Dfw Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 2905

RE: "Airnav Navy" Dfw Tower

They're probably saying, "RNAV to LARRN, Runway 18L, cleared for takeoff".

http://155.178.201.160/d-tpp/1512/06039DARTZ.PDF

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