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
convair880mfan, the KC-135 uses two climb profiles: AC-CL (Accelerate-Climb) and MAX. Generally AC-CL 20 is the preferred profile; however, MAX 20 and MAX 30 are used occasionally, particularly to satisfy obstacle clearance and specific climb gradient criteria. The AC-CL profile provides for a const...Jump to post
CJ, there was a discussion concerning the layout of the IAB at JFK several weeks ago in the Civil Aviation Forum. The link is as follows: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1466411. The title of the thread is "JFK Old IAB Layout." Also, the topic author, "phatfarm...Jump to post
What runway configuration does DFW Airport use with southwest winds? What about northeast winds? What sustained wind strength would it take to change from the normal N/S - S/N configuration? For example, what if there's a NE wind of 15-20, gusting to 30? J7m7I7, standard configuration for southerly...Jump to post
Can I ask as an Aussie we don’t have the same commuter culture here, there are a few but no match for the US numbers. What happens in the US if you don’t make your trip because you didn’t get there in time, cancellations, full flights etc. In AU you would simply be considered to not show up for wor...Jump to post
At DCA with the opening of the new security checkpoints, and associated flow of passengers, is the historic lobby still accessible to visitors (i.e. folks who have not gone through security)?
Gpilota (topic author), at my operator--major airline in the United States--non precision approaches (LOC, VOR, NDB) and the associated VDP calculation/discussion are no longer part of the training curriculum. Several years ago, yes, these approaches were taught in the initial training program in th...Jump to post
The nose is rotated and then it just hangs there for a bit before the mains break free convair880mfan, in some cases, when flying an aircraft that is a stretch variant of an original design, for example the DC-8 stretch series; Boeing 727-200; DC9-50 series, including MD-80/90 relative to the 10/20...Jump to post
Clipper73, yes, that's it. Thank you very much for the information. Very interesting photo, information, and timetable image in all your replies, Reply # 35, 36, 37, and 39. Fascinating history. I didn't see the timetable image in wwww.timetableimages.com because I was looking in the wrong category-...Jump to post
adipasqu, thank you very much for your reply. It is very helpful. In the link you posted, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Express.Net_Airlines, there is a photo of a TransContinental Airlines DC8-63F, registration N820TC. I plugged that registration into the aircraft data field at rzjets.net and it ca...Jump to post
with regard to the photo above of the arrivals board, in the lower right hand corner, is anyone familiar with the airline: Transcontinental? Routes, equipment?
I did a search for them in departedflights, timetable images, rzjets.net, and google without success.
FligtReporter, Another consideration would be aircraft maintenance . In the case of an aircraft with damage or malfunction to the landing gear system, we occasionally ferry an aircraft from one airport to another--normally a maintenance base--with the landing gear down for the entire flight. This is...Jump to post
I noticed that the captain manually deployed the speedbrake after touchdown, is this how it was actually done? Yes, in some of the early generation jet aircraft, i.e., Boeing 707, the pilot manually extended the spoilers after touchdown. In the KC-135, we delayed spoiler deployment briefly until th...Jump to post
Which leading/trailing edge flap or slat settings require the largest trim changes? convair880mfan, on the Airbus A320 series, the largest trim change requirement, in my opinion, occurs inflight when going from Flaps 1 to Flaps 2. Inflight, when you select Flaps 1, the leading edge slats extend to ...Jump to post
do experienced pilots have a sense of their height above terrain? convair880mfan, with what amount of accuracy are you asking? I'm somewhat aware of what terrain features look like when below 10,000 feet AGL. Above that, it becomes much more abstract. Keep in mind it also depends on conditions--fla...Jump to post
N62NA, of course weather and/or flow of air traffic can dictate a particular routing. However, have you considered the impact of Military Operations Areas (MOAs) and Warning areas on flight routings? Much of the airspace over the Gulf of Mexico--west of Florida--is comprised of military training are...Jump to post
dfwjim1, just for your interest, here is a little background on exterior lighting. In the U.S., at the two companies I have worked for, it is operations policy to display maximum exterior lighting whenever the aircraft is below FL180. The exception, as noted above, is the landing lights on aircraft ...Jump to post
Out of curiosity, what’s the difference between a standing takeoff and a static takeoff? Zeke2517, at my operator, the difference is as follows: Both standing and static takeoffs assume the aircraft is in the takeoff position on the runway ("line up and wait"), brakes set, thrust at idle,...Jump to post
Usually I will see airliners fly a straight line west and parallel to the runway. Then they turn and fly a straight line to Albuquerque VOR. Then turn and fly a long straight line to the east west runway. Occasionally I will see one skip these steps. It cross the mountains and then does a wide turn...Jump to post
Does the water start when the thrust levers are advanced to a certain point or does it start when the aircraft begins rolling. I have been on 707's where standing takeoffs were made with water injection. Sometimes the 707 would wait like 30 seconds before the roll. Is water being used during this t...Jump to post