transition altitude/transition level (one is used in climb, other in descend, dont remember which one is which) transition altitude is normally used in the climb --altitude where pilot is required to change from local QNH to standard 1013 / 29.92; transition level used during descent -change from s...Jump to post
Martinlest, at my operator, in the Training Department we teach that a smooth, well planned descent begins with an accurate Top of Descent point and maintaining good situational awareness throughout the descent and approach. It helps make the entire descent process very straightforward. If you have ...Jump to post
Pilots are conservative creatures and in the decades gone by where we did on occasion use charts, there was excessive rounding up and intercalation. As much as we would like to have very precise data, my impression is that even using an app or other electronically calculated data, there is still co...Jump to post
* Flight plan is officially filed. * This flight plan is placed into a computer system that notifies the FAA (?) as well as airports en-route. * The alternate airport is notified, as is the FIS station. * Some type of "stand-by" mode is in effect until the plane either arrives at the dest...Jump to post
I'm doing a study about who should do the walkaround check? Also sometimes called the "Exterior Inspection." shoaa (Topic author), I have flown for two airlines in the United States + USAF. This is my experience: Airline # 1: If two pilot crew--C, F/O--the First Officer did the exterior i...Jump to post
Very interesting! Thanks for updating us. I've actually heard that planes can smell pretty nasty to the gate agents who open the door after a long flight. Is that true? Most entry/exit doors to commercial passenger jets are located by a galley. And often, entry/exit doors on commercial aircraft are...Jump to post
As always, fly the airplane first! 100 percent agree. And don't forget the priority order: Aviate Navigate Communicate the great threat is the distraction of ATC issuing multiple clearances during the go-around. It can be problematic to listen to the clearances while also trying to listen to the go...Jump to post
LAX uses LUAW for basically all departures. This is to increase runway usage with IFR spacing. Can you explain what all that means? AAPilot48Heavy, I am not an air traffic controller, but here is my best explanation to you based on flight experience: Air Traffic Controllers must maintain minimum ai...Jump to post
The operating company seems to have been Ultimate JetCharters LLC (ICAO: UJC; IATA: UE).
The website rzjets.net--may not be 100 percent accurate--shows fleet of eight Dornier Do328-300 and two Embraer ERJ-135 aircraft.
Reference http://www.rzjets.net and http://www.ultimatejetcharters.com
Departure Attain as much altitude as possible before reaching residential areas. Use full length of runway when able. rjsampson, the interpretation I get from the specified procedure is twofold: First, "use full length of runway when able," implies a reduced thrust (flex) takeoff thrust s...Jump to post
3D101CA, I would like to emphasize the source mentioned above by kalvado (Reply # 2) concerning the International Date Line to help explain why some eastbound flights from Asia to the United States arrive a day prior to departure. As you travel from west to east, the local time becomes progressively...Jump to post
How are "radar vector" departures and arrivals fuel planned? An example would be the Newark 4 departure where radar vectors are given after a climb. Are extra track miles added to account for the radar vectoring, or is extra fuel added in another way, or is just the direct distance used (...Jump to post
We’ll also practice go around where there no climb required or a go around where we have to continue descending, so it’s interesting to see the different types of go around where you don’t climb immediately, but to sequence the FMS for go around, you still have to bring the thrust levers to TOGA, b...Jump to post
I'm also guessing this can be a huge workload almost instantly in which a lot of things need to happen at the same time Yes, there are quite a few items that need to occur when executing a go around or missed approach--power and pitch, configuration changes, and call outs--but we train this procedu...Jump to post
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