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by e38
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on boeing B777-300
Replies: 28
Views: 2409

Re: Question on boeing B777-300

laflip wrote:
Air France is good company


Yes, it is.

Air France has been in business for almost 89 years (established 1933).

They also helped establish many airlines around the world and provided them with operational and technical support.

e38

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by e38
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future? Bigger jets?
Replies: 25
Views: 4067

Re: The future? Bigger jets?

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...

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by e38
Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Allegheny Airlines Fleet in 1972
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Allegheny Airlines Fleet in 1972

Convair 580, and Allegheny referred to them as “Vistacruisers.”

Also, in 1972, Baltimore airport was still BAL.

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by e38
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 2955

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
the only other CLT plane I can think of is the T-38.


GalaxyFlyer, I always understood the T-37 was also center line thrust. Is that correct?

It certainly didn't require much rudder in an engine-out situation.

e38

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by e38
Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turkish Airlines- dangerous countries and crew safety
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: Turkish Airlines- dangerous countries and crew safety

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...

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by e38
Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities Pilots and Flight Crews like best/don't like to travel to
Replies: 20
Views: 2406

Re: Cities Pilots and Flight Crews like best/don't like to travel to

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...

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by e38
Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is faster in baggage loading, bulk loaded or container loaded?
Replies: 21
Views: 2951

Re: What is faster in baggage loading, bulk loaded or container loaded?

zeke wrote:
Also fewer injuries when loaded by containers.


Could you provide a reference. I think it would be interesting to see the stats re: injuries sustained bulk load vs. container load. Thanks.

e38

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by e38
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA6092 20JUL - TCAS maneuver - how common?
Replies: 11
Views: 1906

Re: AA6092 20JUL - TCAS maneuver - how common?

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?...

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by e38
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?
Replies: 21
Views: 2447

Re: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?

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...

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by e38
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High temperatures and take off runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1786

Re: High temperatures and take off runs

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...

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by e38
Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bonanza Airlines IATA code.....
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Re: Bonanza Airlines IATA code.....

All the identifiers specified above are correct:

BL - Bonanza
WC - West Coast
PC - Pacific
RW- Air West / Hughes Airwest

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by e38
Sun Jul 10, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: touring behind the scenes
Replies: 14
Views: 1970

Re: touring behind the scenes

That was at Phoenix Mesa-Gateway (AZA / KIWA)?

e38

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by e38
Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: touring behind the scenes
Replies: 14
Views: 1970

Re: touring behind the scenes

deleted. Duplicate post in error.

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by e38
Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: touring behind the scenes
Replies: 14
Views: 1970

Re: touring behind the scenes

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...

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by e38
Thu Jun 09, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air France 447: 13 years on
Replies: 56
Views: 6242

Re: Air France 447: 13 years on

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...

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by e38
Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could retired pilots help the pilot shortage?
Replies: 39
Views: 7113

Re: Could retired pilots help the pilot shortage?

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 ...

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by e38
Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air France 447: 13 years on
Replies: 56
Views: 6242

Re: Air France 447: 13 years on

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...

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by e38
Tue Jun 07, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Equipment Does BA Operate DEN-LHR?
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: What Equipment Does BA Operate DEN-LHR?

http://www.flightradar24.com

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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).

source: http://www.flightradar24.com

e38

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by e38
Fri Jun 03, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Deployed at Cruise
Replies: 8
Views: 2901

Re: Landing Gear Deployed at Cruise

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...

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by e38
Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Name for (“W”?) routings?
Replies: 11
Views: 2064

Re: Name for (“W”?) routings?

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....

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by e38
Fri May 13, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 738 broken drain mast heater
Replies: 8
Views: 2594

Re: 738 broken drain mast heater

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,...

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by e38
Thu May 12, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Accuracy of enroute times months from flight
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Re: Accuracy of enroute times months from flight

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,...

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by e38
Fri May 06, 2022 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did TWA operate charter flights or American domestic flights beyond STL-JFK?
Replies: 7
Views: 1728

Re: Did TWA operate charter flights or American domestic flights beyond STL-JFK?

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. e38

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by e38
Sun May 01, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ROVE Callsign
Replies: 9
Views: 2299

Re: ROVE Callsign

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.


IAHObserver, because in some cases, the callsign is associated with the type of training mission being conducted.

e38

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by e38
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented crew - logging flight hours
Replies: 28
Views: 3773

Re: Augmented crew - logging flight hours

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...

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by e38
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What qualifies as an “overseas” flight?
Replies: 7
Views: 1285

Re: What qualifies as an “overseas” flight?

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...

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by e38
Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320Neo new landing light location
Replies: 17
Views: 5372

Re: A320Neo new landing light location

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...

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by e38
Fri Apr 08, 2022 3:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious: BA Takeoff Procedures - Gear Retraction
Replies: 39
Views: 6402

Re: Curious: BA Takeoff Procedures - Gear Retraction

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...

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by e38
Fri Apr 01, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOP pilot call-out differences?
Replies: 13
Views: 3103

Re: SOP pilot call-out differences?

N1120A wrote:
Your operator thinks it is appropriate in imprison pilots, so...


N1120A, can you expound on this? I don't think I understand within the context of Standard Operating Procedures. Thank you.

e38

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by e38
Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metric vs Imperial in aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 6312

Re: Metric vs Imperial in aircraft

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...

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by e38
Mon Mar 07, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What degree of bank angle is used by jetliners when making large wide turns?
Replies: 15
Views: 2973

Re: What degree of bank angle is used by jetliners when making large wide turns?

3 degrees per second.

360 degree turn in two minutes.

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by e38
Thu Feb 17, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was [Is] it common to use only idle reverse thrust during landing runs in the DC-10 and L-1011 Tristar?
Replies: 17
Views: 2963

Re: Was [Is] it common to use only idle reverse thrust during landing runs in the DC-10 and L-1011 Tristar?

twaconnie wrote:
I visit JFK often and watch 31R landings and it seems about every landing uses reverse trust.


because at many companies it is procedure to use reverse thrust on every landing; even if only idle reverse.

This serves as an operational check of the system.

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by e38
Wed Feb 16, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rule-of-thumb for when to extend flaps?
Replies: 10
Views: 2303

Re: Rule-of-thumb for when to extend flaps?

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...

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by e38
Mon Jan 31, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High power settings on the 727 during approach and landing due to drag for dirty condition or for quick spool up.
Replies: 18
Views: 2706

Re: High power settings on the 727 during approach and landing due to drag for dirty condition or for quick spool up.

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...

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by e38
Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What factors determined whether Flaps 28 or 40 were used for landing on the MD-80 series aircraft?
Replies: 10
Views: 1750

Re: What factors determined whether Flaps 28 or 40 were used for landing on the MD-80 series aircraft?

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...

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by e38
Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US3 Airline Pilots Scheduling
Replies: 12
Views: 2259

Re: US3 Airline Pilots Scheduling

Airlines0613 wrote:
had a friend mention one of the US3 doesn’t use seniority for scheduling


just out of curiosity, did your friend mention which carrier it was, and if not seniority, what method is used for crew scheduling?

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by e38
Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Short haul climb and cruise question...
Replies: 16
Views: 2503

Re: Short haul climb and cruise question...

phllax wrote:
If LAX gives you the LOOP


phllax, I understand the context of the climb out of KLAX on the Loop departure.

Just fyi, the Loop departure is rescinded; replaced with RNAV - ORCKA5 departure. Still cross the coastline (KLIPR intersection) at or above 10,000 feet.

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by e38
Mon Dec 27, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Short haul climb and cruise question...
Replies: 16
Views: 2503

Re: Short haul climb and cruise question...

FlyHossD wrote:
The most efficient profile is to climb as weight permits (so a continuous climb), then descend at idle thrust


convair880mfan (topic author), also, reference "parabolic trajectory" in terms of energy efficiency.

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by e38
Mon Dec 27, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate
Replies: 20
Views: 3235

Re: Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate

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...

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by e38
Mon Dec 27, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 flap/slat operations
Replies: 2
Views: 1838

Re: A350 flap/slat operations

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...

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by e38
Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do airliners still fly landing patterns?
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

Re: Do airliners still fly landing patterns?

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 ...

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by e38
Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 39
Views: 6349

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

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...

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by e38
Thu Dec 16, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX APU Inlet Door
Replies: 30
Views: 4171

Re: 737 MAX APU Inlet Door

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...

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by e38
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 22 year old CFI
Replies: 15
Views: 3916

Re: 22 year old CFI

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...

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by e38
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who decides which aircraft gets their preferred altitude?
Replies: 11
Views: 3248

Re: Who decides which aircraft gets their preferred altitude?

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...

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by e38
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 minimum engine oil qty for dispatch
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

Re: A320 minimum engine oil qty for dispatch

at my operator, A320 with CFM-56: minimum 9.5 quarts + 0.5 quart per hour (planned) of flight time.

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by e38
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduled airline service to strictly military use bases
Replies: 42
Views: 6145

Re: Scheduled airline service to strictly military use bases

http://www.timetableimages.com

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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

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by e38
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 22 year old CFI
Replies: 15
Views: 3916

Re: 22 year old CFI

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...

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by e38
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Blow-In Doors on JT8Ds on the Boeing 737-100?
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

Re: Blow-In Doors on JT8Ds on the Boeing 737-100?

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...

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by e38
Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOP for flap retraction on the KC-135
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: SOP for flap retraction on the KC-135

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...

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