Would anyone be able to chime in with examples of initial cruise speed (Mach) vs. the hurry-up speed? Seems like mmo isn’t too far off from typical cruise speeds. Would they push it to the edge of the barber pole? rjsampson, at my carrier, in the Airbus A-320 series, a typical cruise mach (U.S. dom...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:the only other CLT plane I can think of is the T-38.
do pilots and cabin crew turn around back home once they arrive? 3D101CA, yes, this is one way to handle the situation. There are various methods. As stated above by bluecrew, you can also augment if the total time fits within regulatory requirements. In your example, IST-BGW is blocked around thre...Jump to post
ACDC8, your post made me smile! Always felt sorry for the crews that have to overnight in Fort McMurray or Saskatoon lol. Don't feel sorry for them (at least not for those going to Saskatoon). Well, I can't speak for Fort McMurray, but my company serves Saskatoon and it's a nice layover. Now I don't...Jump to post
zeke wrote:Also fewer injuries when loaded by containers.
How common is TCAS (RA) activation in normal operations? And why does it seem that the crew chose to embellish the situation to the passengers, making it sound more serious than it was? You’d think that they would try to downplay the situation. How common is it to sensationalize things over the PA?...Jump to post
the 738 I was travelling on landed hard, bounced a couple of times. . . I was curious to know if that had potential to be more serious? Marksw76, with regard to your question about "potential to be more serious," at my operator, our operations procedures require that in the event of a har...Jump to post
generally freight gets offloaded first. and . . . in addition to reducing cargo load, I have also employed a few of these creative techniques: - consider various iterations of flap setting; runway and climb conditions permitting - request longest available runway or runway most favorable for enviro...Jump to post
Ive seen videos of reporters behind the scenes at airports in areas that (I thought) are restricted to employees In general, they are under escort by airport or airline personnel with the appropriate security clearance to be in that particular location. Also, depending on the area being visited, th...Jump to post
Obviously training has evolved, and continues to do so, based upon advances in avionics, equipment, automation, and what can be learned from prior accidents and incidents, among other influences. Upset recovery, as we refer to it today, was previously called "Unusual attitude recovery," an...Jump to post
If airlines were able to convince more women to become pilots this would greatly improve their pilot staffing numbers. The problem is this would require major changes from the bottom to the top. The biggest of which is seniority for schedule bidding as well as the schedule in general. Out and back ...Jump to post
Skygod attitude maybe became a bit milder, but is still doing very well. In fact "not too much to ask" is exactly that type of thing. Especially if we're talking about really tiny number of accidents occurring today. That is especially bad approach as it is not actionable. Better training...Jump to post
ehbowen (Topic author), for the past few days, Boeing 777-36N(ER) (aircraft G-STBC and G-STBE).
However, a few days ago--02 June--Boeing 777-236(ER) (G-YMMN).
seat1a, with regard to your question: What would happen to say an A330 if the landing gear were deployed at cruise? Despite your example of an A330 and the answer above concerning automated features that would prevent such an occurrence, I perceive your question as "What would happen if the lan...Jump to post
I think of a round robin as more something like ORD-OGG-KOA-OGG. BoeingGuy, at my company, what you described above: ORD-OGG-KOA-OGG is referred to as a "tag on." A round robin normally terminates at the origin, for example ORD-LAX-SFO-ORD. A flight from origin to destination and back, i....Jump to post
is it possible after such a ground delay that the availability of an optimum air route/altitude disappeared and the flight had to be assigned to whatever was available? Of course that is a possibility, but my guess is that was not the case in this situation, given the routing (DEN-SFO), late night,...Jump to post
My operator also uses historical winds and flight times. However, rather than using "averaged" data, the network planning department uses calculations that provide 75 - 80 percent "worst case" scenarios. This ensures a higher probability that flights will arrive on-time or early,...Jump to post
convair880mfan, the city pairs mentioned above, as well as: New York (JFK) - SFO and Washington, D.C. (IAD) - SFO whether it ever did charter flights either with its 747 or other types TWA participated in DoD contract airlift and also provided charter aircraft to all-inclusive tour operators. e38Jump to post
IAHObserver wrote:It's not unusual to hear the ROVE callsign being used at the same time as KARL and SHRUB call signs with airborne aircraft, not sure why.
Would all 3 get the full 12h flight time credited to their logbook? Hendric, as mentioned above, in general the answer is "yes," but the category in which the time is logged may vary among the pilots. To begin, I think there is agreement among pilots and regulating authorities that all th...Jump to post
On an airline’s website, it states that CDG to PEK is considered an “overseas” flight. But technically, couldn’t you drive from Paris to Beijing? Is the flight considered overseas because the flight path is over the northern polar regions? Since you specified that the term "overseas flight&quo...Jump to post
From an operator point of view, I think one of the biggest advantages in relocating the landing lights on the A320 series would be the elimination of vibration when extended. While there is no maximum airspeed associated with having the landing lights extended, there is a subtle vibration that is pe...Jump to post
if a takeoff and subsequent RTO occurs without sufficient brake cooling from a previous landing, brake efficiency is reduced, increasing the RTO stopping distance. It is my understanding that as long as we honor the "maximum brake temperature limit for takeoff," (300 degrees C A320) the t...Jump to post
Does the instrumentation change from Imperial for WN to Metric for EK? Settable in the cockpit? Do flight computers use kg or lb for weights of fuel, etc? The software is installed per the operating specifications of the individual airline. In most cases, the parameters are set and cannot be change...Jump to post
3 degrees per second.
360 degree turn in two minutes.
twaconnie wrote:I visit JFK often and watch 31R landings and it seems about every landing uses reverse trust.
convair880mfan, at my operator, several years ago our flight operations department issued operations policy specifying that maximum flap extension speed would be 10 KIAS lower than the maximum speed published by the aircraft manufacturer (unless required for configuration). This has significantly re...Jump to post
A technique I was told by a 727 pilot to try to get a "greaser" was as the aircraft came into the flare, at the point where thrust would be reduced to idle, he would reduce power on # 1 and # 3 engines to idle and leave the # 2 engine at the approach thrust setting. Then, one or two second...Jump to post
convair880mfan, I think your question about Flaps 28 versus Flaps 40 landings in the MD-80 have been answered by the responses above, but here is some additional information just for your interest. When my carrier first acquired the MD-80 in the 1980s, the Training Department specified that Flaps 40...Jump to post
phllax wrote:If LAX gives you the LOOP
Happens all the time in North America No it doesn't. dfwjim1 (topic author), certainly it happens once in a while, but it is very rare. Both air and ground crews understand that getting the right aircraft to the right gate is important to the integrity of the company's schedule and the operation of...Jump to post
studentlife, it may be helpful if you understand the sequence in which the flaps and slats operate. The information following is applicable to the Airbus A320 series (A319/320/321). It may be different on the Airbus A350 aircraft on which you flew, but at least this will give you an understanding of...Jump to post
convair880mfan, reference your question: I am wondering whether this kind of thing is still used? yes, of course they are still used--at least at my operator--because as pilots transition to a new aircraft, they need a certain amount of structure and defined procedure until they gain experience and ...Jump to post
On the Airbus A320 and A319, if speedbrakes are extended, they will auto retract if flaps are selected to FULL. On the A321, the speedbrakes retract if flaps are selected to 3 or greater. On the A320 series, speedbrakes remain quite effective, even at slower airspeeds with flaps extended. The most c...Jump to post
Is the APU so seldom used in flight that it doesn't matter? Acey, I have not flown any aircraft where the APU is used inflight during normal operations. From my experience, the APU is only used inflight under abnormal/emergency conditions. I have dispatched with an engine driven generator inop--und...Jump to post
I have heard majors only hire with one failure or max 2. I have three. learning2fly, be very careful about believing certain phrases you often hear, such as: "I have heard . . ." From whom? Are they a credible source or just a link in the rumor chain? "They said . . ." Who is &q...Jump to post
mxaxai, sometimes air traffic control has the flexibility to offer the pilot options in order to climb to a higher altitude. For example, a brief vector off course; or an airspeed adjustment if the airway is not under speed control criteria; then the pilot has the option of deciding if the option of...Jump to post
February 1, 1979 timetable, Seaco Airlines served Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan.
Wurtsmith was not Joint-use.
The timetable can be seen at http://www.timetableimages.com
I know at this point I have definitely caused damage to my record and name learning2fly, no, I don't think this has caused damage to your record and name; almost everyone busts a checkride during a career in aviation. The most important thing is to be honest about it during an interview. Don't plac...Jump to post
convair880mfan, reference: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=772859 and also: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=753355 As I recall, FADEC was developed later, but it certainly provides for efficient engine operation and helps to maintain engine operation w...Jump to post