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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: 1774

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: 809

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: 1298

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: 1919

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: 2923

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: 1168

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: 6
Views: 2645

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: 5540

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: 2931

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: 5789

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: 2733

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.

e38

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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: 2762

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.

e38

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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: 2118

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: 2527

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: 1575

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: 2167

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?

e38

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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: 2423

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.

e38

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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: 2423

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.

e38

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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: 3130

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: 1577

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: 1682

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: 6036

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: 3879

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: 3591

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: 3172

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: 1580

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.

e38

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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: 5991

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

e38

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by e38
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 22 year old CFI
Replies: 15
Views: 3591

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: 1463

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: 1733

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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by e38
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JFK IAB Arrivals Procedure 1980's
Replies: 6
Views: 1629

Re: JFK IAB Arrivals Procedure 1980's

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...

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by e38
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW Airport Wind Ops
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Re: DFW Airport Wind Ops

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...

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by e38
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 23157

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

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...

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by e38
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 541
Views: 102788

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

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)?

e38

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by e38
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Survey: Visual Descent Point
Replies: 10
Views: 2035

Re: Survey: Visual Descent Point

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...

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by e38
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What causes the pause on some aircraft between the time the nose is lifted off and the mains break free?
Replies: 11
Views: 1804

Re: What causes the pause on some aircraft between the time the nose is lifted off and the mains break free?

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...

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by e38
Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Layout
Replies: 65
Views: 8086

Re: JFK Old IAB Layout

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-...

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by e38
Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Layout
Replies: 65
Views: 8086

Re: JFK Old IAB Layout

TR1, thank you for the response as well; re: Transcontinental, airline of Argentina.

This company, listed on the JFK arrivals board, certainly could have been the carrier in question.

e38

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by e38
Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Layout
Replies: 65
Views: 8086

Re: JFK Old IAB Layout

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...

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by e38
Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Layout
Replies: 65
Views: 8086

Re: JFK Old IAB Layout

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.

Thanks.

e38

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by e38
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2732

Re: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?

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...

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by e38
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Video showing Convair 880 flap and speed brake operation
Replies: 6
Views: 1454

Re: Video showing Convair 880 flap and speed brake operation

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...

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by e38
Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What does slat extension do to the attitude of an aircraft on approach?
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Re: What does slat extension do to the attitude of an aircraft on approach?

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 ...

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by e38
Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: From experience, do airline pilots have a sense of how high they are above terrain by looking out the window?
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Re: From experience, do airline pilots have a sense of how high they are above terrain by looking out the window?

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...

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by e38
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Changed Departure Route Out Of MIA on LAX Flights
Replies: 13
Views: 1405

Re: Changed Departure Route Out Of MIA on LAX Flights

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...

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by e38
Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's this contraption?
Replies: 14
Views: 3479

Re: What's this contraption?

and, you don't have to clear snow in front of the aircraft to make room for someone to stand.

e38

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by e38
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing lights question
Replies: 12
Views: 2267

Re: Landing lights question

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 ...

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by e38
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: During a standing takeoff on a water-injected aircraft like the early 707, when does the water start?
Replies: 17
Views: 2769

Re: During a standing takeoff on a water-injected aircraft like the early 707, when does the water start?

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,...

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by e38
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.
Replies: 20
Views: 1696

Re: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.

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...

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by e38
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: During a standing takeoff on a water-injected aircraft like the early 707, when does the water start?
Replies: 17
Views: 2769

Re: During a standing takeoff on a water-injected aircraft like the early 707, when does the water start?

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...

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