Sdmccray1984, with reference to your topic question, "Could the PIT hub have been saved?" Possibly, but what would have been the value of doing so? When USAirways eliminated Pittsburgh as a hub, the other major carriers already had hubs established at other airports. What would have been t...Jump to post
Bryant, I think you have received very good advice. In almost every response you've written, you mention attending Embry-Riddle or Purdue University. Yes, they are both fine universities, but at this point in your life, you already have a four-year degree from an accredited college, so attending eit...Jump to post
Quoting spacecadet (Reply # 4), "Co-pilot" makes it sound as if the Captain is always the "main pilot" and that's not the case; half the time it's the FO flying." Your response indicates you know nothing about the role of a Captain or a First Officer. Yes, both pilots are qu...Jump to post
Quoting Max Q (thread starter), " the DC9 also had this feature . . and also the BAC 1-11. As gregorygoodwin mentioned above, it was an option on the Boeing 727 as well. Max Q, I do not know where the design originated. Slightly off topic, but you also stated, "These are a pretty neat feat...Jump to post
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply # 14), "I'll add that First Officer only preflight walkarounds are, I think, a Boeing thing." not sure I understand the statement--a Boeing thing. At the company at which I work, in the United States, we have a mix of Boeing and Airbus aircraft and it is flight ...Jump to post
I think this a very unusual topic because what people find "boring" or "interesting" is obviously going to be different for every person. But, I just wanted to comment on the opinion submitted by global2 (Reply # 6), above: "Flying into DFW is usually pretty drab . . ."...Jump to post
Max Q, reference your comment about LaGuardia . . .
yes, it still is.
Quoting johns624 (Reply # 22), "How a BA/BS in nothing related to aviation is going to help you fly a plane is beyond me." Well, there is some merit to your statement and many people have argued this over the years. However, as GalaxyFlyer commented just above, I think many years ago the a...Jump to post
dr1980, I think all the responses above are very good. With regard to your question, "perhaps this is very airport dependent and variable?" YES. I am not an air traffic controller, but based on my experience in flight operations at airports throughout the U.S., with reference to your state...Jump to post
tnair1974, I realize you submitted this post several days ago and nobody has provided an answer to you. Just so you'll know, I do not fly the MD-80 series aircraft (nor have I ever flown it), I am not an aircraft performance engineer, nor do I have access to an MD-80 performance manual, but I have t...Jump to post
O’Hare? My guess is that you landed on Runway 9L/27R !
Quoting zeke (Reply 16), “ . . . it is a requirement to have terrain in sight.” zeke, I’m not sure that applies in the United States for domestic operations. Many times an air traffic controller has pointed out other aircraft to me, something like “traffic you are following is at one o’clock 4 miles...Jump to post
Quoting Zeke2517 (Reply 14), “was there ever a concern about their flying skills eroding? Sure, they probably flew for years before getting the airline job, but I suppose they could also sit by their panel for years without touching a yoke.” Zeke that’s actually a great question because yes, this ha...Jump to post
something that has not been mentioned, but during the time frame we are talking about—1980s and earlier—airlines did not have nearly as many aircraft in their fleets as they do today. So, if you were a European airline, for example, and wanted to serve many destinations in the Middle East and Asia, ...Jump to post
PatrickZ80, In your reply above you used the word “knowledge” five times. So, specifically, what knowledge was gained from the design and manufacture of the Airbus A380 that would not have been achieved had the aircraft not been produced? And which specific aircraft, and particular systems, are usin...Jump to post
CLEguy, thanks, re: international gates. One last question, has AMTRAK ever considered making Hopkins airport a stop on their mainline routes through Cleveland—the Lake Shore Limited and the Capitol Limited; since CLE was designed with a rail connection? Is there even an AMTRAK station at CLE? I rea...Jump to post
CLEguy and VetteDude, thank you for your responses ref: the rotunda at the end of the C concourse. CLEguy you’re correct, I made a mistake when I referred to it as the D concourse. I went to googlemaps and I could clearly see the outline of the original rotunda. Interesting. CLEguy, what gates are u...Jump to post
with reference to the aerial view of the D concourse: it looks like the rotunda at the end (the banjo) was never completed. Does anyone know if this “three-quarters” design was intentional or if they ran out of funds to complete it and just went with what they had? The 1975 brochure depicting an ima...Jump to post
As far as I remember, El Al traditionally suspended all flight operations during the period of the Jewish sabbath (sundown Friday until sundown Saturday). However, recently I have seen on Flightradar24 El Al flights that are airborne during this period. The arrivals/departure display on FR24 also sh...Jump to post
Tango-Bravo I do not have information concerning Republic’s initial routes for the MD-82, but just a short story here . . . In June 1982 I flew RC from Minneapolis to Dallas-Fort Worth (with a stop in Kansas City-MCI) aboard MD-82 N301RC (and return a week later; same aircraft). When I booked the tr...Jump to post
slightly off-topic, but with reference to the forward entry door on the Convair 880 (and 990 as well) what is the construction such that when the door is open, it is positioned somewhat above the actual opening of the aircraft? Of all the aircraft with swing-type doors, I’ve never seen one open like...Jump to post
Quoting EMB170, “MD-90s were already on property . . . They only had 16 frames and those aircraft at the time stayed based out of SLC.” That’s not exactly correct. First, Delta does not base certain fleet types at specific airports, so the MD-90s were not “based” at Salt Lake City. Second, from the ...Jump to post
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply # 2), “Every aircraft has a maximum tailwind limit . . . “
Also, sometimes the limits specified by the aircraft manufacturer are further restricted by company operating procedures, and occasionally specific airports and/or runways may have more restrictive limits.
While I understand and accept the seniority list system (in the United States), my one complaint about it is that, as opposed to a merit-based system, it allows pilots to upgrade to Captain who shouldn’t ! A captain at an airline should be a leader and act accordingly—treat others with dignity and r...Jump to post
learning2fly, I’m going to say exactly the same thing everyone else has said. With reference to your statement, “I am just really worried about being jobless and if its worth it to go through 2 years of flying around in a Cessna.” First, yes, of course it’s worth it. Don’t give up on a dream because...Jump to post
Martinlest, it should not matter whether the autopilot is engaged or not because the process is the same. When you reach thrust reduction altitude (in the United States, it is normally 1,000 feet above field elevation), the FMA will annunciate LVR CLB and the flight directors will command a slight r...Jump to post
Quoting Ziyulu (Reply # 32), "Are the three character airport codes used more frequently than the four character ones?" It depends. When you're talking about passenger operations--booking of flights, passengers, reservation agents, ticket and gate agents, baggage tags affixed to luggage, e...Jump to post
got it. Thanks, Max.
Max, I think your series is magnificent. Thank you very much for posting these. I have a question about JFK airport. In one of the overview photos of JFK, the one where the caption begins, " October 1962 sweeping aerial view of Terminal City . . . " in the foreground, between the TWA termi...Jump to post
adkinsadam1, I think most of your questions have already been answered; however, I just have a few additional comments. With some of the questions you asked, and comments you made, you seem to have the impression that being an airline pilot is very similar to being a race car driver with our goal of...Jump to post
jim, simulator. As GalaxyFlyer noted above, takeoff and landing currency is valid for 90 days. At my company, the Director of Flight Operations decided that if a pilot is off from flying due to taking the Reduction in flying option or Leave of Absence option and his/her takeoff and landing currency ...Jump to post
jim, you are absolutely correct that the policies are very different from airline to airline and from country to country, so I can only provide you with an example based on the company where I work (in the United States). Currently, my employer is offering two programs for pilots to help mitigate th...Jump to post
Quoting jfklganyc (Reply # 18), "This whole thread is non sensical in so many ways, it is ridiculous." jfklganyc, yes it is. I agree. But, what you may have noticed over the past few years is that Airliners.net has really deteriorated to a very low level of quality in aviation interest, an...Jump to post
based on the timetable referenced above by lx2iah, SJU - LAX nonstop service was operated by DC8-61 equipment. IAHWorldflyer, as you alluded to, San Juan service evolved over time. Based on the references provided by lx2iah, SJU service went from SJU-MSY/LAX with DC-8 equipment; later MSY and LAX we...Jump to post
zrs70, thank you for posting this.
Unfortunately, there are still many folks on A.net who are either unable to process thoughts or unable to reason logically on their own (or make the time and effort to conduct some research) and they will continue to ask these questions. Nice try, however.
Actually I’ll miss it a lot. As far as I know, it’s the last remaining terminal of JFK’s original terminal buildings (built in 1962, I think) and I still remember when travelers referred to it as the “Braniff, Northwest, Northeast terminal.” I have flown out of Terminal 2 quite a bit over the past f...Jump to post
interesting, thanks pwm2txlhopper.
readers: so that my statement in Reply # 6 makes sense, when I wrote the reply, the title of this thread was, "El Al set to collapse."
As noted above in Reply # 9 from lightsaber, the title has been changed.
The new title is much more indicative of the context of the attached article.
For the life of me, I don't understand all the drama that seems to be part of the A.net culture. Nicknuzzii, with regard to the title of this thread, "El Al set to collapse." No, that's not what the attached article implied at all. The context of the article is simply that FOR NOW, the Isr...Jump to post
aeromoe and LAX772LR,
thank you for the link to aircraft type designators--very interesting; I was not aware of it previously, and for the explanation, LAX772LR.
berari, thank you.
But where do the abbreviations come from?
I mean, 77L makes a little bit of sense, but how does “W” designate 777-300ER?