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by e38
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees
Replies: 20
Views: 1766

Re: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees

Are employee parking lots generally free or do they attract hefty costs for employees? Is there are general rule? vfw614, I think this has already been addressed satisfactorily, but in the United States, it is generally up to the airport authority, or whatever entity manages airport operations. I d...

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by e38
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 14
Views: 970

Re: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

In the training environment, we refer to this as "misjudging the flare," and while it is common for this to happen to pilots who have not previously flown the aircraft, it occasionally happens to experienced pilots as well, although perhaps not quite to the extent as shown in the video. As...

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by e38
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HRL - New Airline Announcement 4/14
Replies: 44
Views: 5311

Re: HRL - New Airline Announcement 4/14

Hello...forgive me my sincerity, but having in mind that Airliners.net is a worldwide forum do you mind to put HRL in "plain words" at least once please...Many thanks in advance :) AngelsDecay, I understand. It can be frustrating when folks assume everyone is familiar with certain airport...

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by e38
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crippled by a windshield wiper
Replies: 25
Views: 1967

Re: Crippled by a windshield wiper

why would they have try to shut off the wipers before even taking the runway? And had they not discovered they couldn't shut them off once airborne, would that have required a return? When operating, the windshield wipers on the A320 series aircraft tend to be very noisy; sometimes it can be quite ...

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by e38
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?
Replies: 15
Views: 1413

Re: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
we used “reject” in the USAF, at least, in AMC


"Abort" is standard terminology in the USAF AMC KC-135 fleet.

e38

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by e38
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question Regarding Allegiant
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Question Regarding Allegiant

phxpilot, there was a thread in the Tech/Ops forum a few weeks ago stating Allegiant crews do not have overnight layovers away from base. Is that correct? All your trips are one day out-and-backs (turns) that begin and end at your crew base? Does that also mean most trips start early and end later i...

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by e38
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do you apply NADP2 procedure?
Replies: 13
Views: 1462

Re: How do you apply NADP2 procedure?

I remember some flights where we reduced thrust right after LVR CLB flashes and aircraft was losing speed suddenly and was commanding an instant nose down, which causes a slight uncomfort for passenger. I remember one captain who recommended setting THR Reduction/Acceleration as 1200/1000. kemala, ...

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by e38
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do you apply NADP2 procedure?
Replies: 13
Views: 1462

Re: How do you apply NADP2 procedure?

kemala, at the company at which I work, in the United States, NADP2 is the standard procedure. The only time we use NADP1 profile is when specifically instructed to do so by company directive. The information below is applicable to the Airbus A-320 series. During preflight, the PF inputs thrust redu...

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by e38
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: modern maintenance and lawyers
Replies: 7
Views: 1599

Re: modern maintenance and lawyers

MattBizZ wrote:

do EEC/FADEC directly send engine datas to plane or engine builders ?


Engine data is sent to the operator; normally directly to maintenance control, not to the engine or aircraft manufacturer.

e38

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by e38
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that don't require their crews to overnight
Replies: 21
Views: 2425

Re: Airlines that don't require their crews to overnight

VSMUT and Woodreau, very interesting crew basing processes.

Thank you both for sharing.

e38

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by e38
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If UA had merged with PA...
Replies: 21
Views: 1665

Re: If UA had merged with PA...

UA did not merge with PA.

e38

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by e38
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that don't require their crews to overnight
Replies: 21
Views: 2425

Re: Airlines that don't require their crews to overnight

Woodreau wrote:
You couldn’t move to the base and live there because next month would come and everyone would be moved to another base.


every month?

e38

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by e38
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that don't require their crews to overnight
Replies: 21
Views: 2425

Re: Airlines that don't require their crews to overnight

I’d rather be home everyday than spend time away in hotels . . .Day trips all day every day... Not for me; I do not like day trips! (well, once in a while is ok). In my case, it is about a 45 - 60 minute drive to the airport from my home, and I don't want to do that frequently. (Yes, I know, many p...

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by e38
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not wider runways?
Replies: 31
Views: 4145

Re: Why not wider runways?

acecrackshot wrote:

For non-US airports to which I operate, I'm far more concerned generally speaking with poorly maintained surfaces . . .


and at some U. S. airports, as well!

Chicago–O’Hare; Detroit come to mind . . .

e38

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by e38
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not wider runways?
Replies: 31
Views: 4145

Re: Why not wider runways?

But even a few feet one way or the other might be the difference of an aircraft unintentionally leaving the concrete. It’s called “optimization.” So, canyonblue17, what width of runway would you recommend as being the minimum width or standard width for safe aircraft operations? For many airports, ...

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by e38
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aerobatics and Acrobatics
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Aerobatics and Acrobatics

When I went through U.S. Air Force flight training, the “contact” curriculum had considerable emphasis on maneuvers such as loops, aileron rolls, barrel rolls, Immelmanns, etc., and they were always referred to as “acro” maneuvers, from “acrobatic.” I never really gave it a second thought. I don’t e...

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by e38
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are engines on planes changed so often?
Replies: 18
Views: 3414

Re: Why are engines on planes changed so often?

So many times you will hear of an aircraft who is operating with leased engines, or have had multiple engine changes. Why is this? It doesn't seem like a plane is very old when engines start getting swapped out either. TriL1011Star, engine leasing is very common these days, both for large airlines ...

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by e38
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no Boeing 707 stretch?
Replies: 19
Views: 3391

Re: Why no Boeing 707 stretch?

I thought the MD-88 onwards was under a different type certificate compared to the MD-81/2/3/7 and DC-9? DC-9 type rating is applicable for DC9-10 through DC9-87 (MD-87) as well as MD-88, MD-90 (MD-90-30), and 717-200. reference is FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 5, Chapter 2, Section 19. Effective 17 Dec...

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by e38
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 landing with flaps 15
Replies: 3
Views: 1559

Re: 737-800 landing with flaps 15

A320s are certified to land with either flaps full or flaps 3. Some companies really push pilots to use Flap 3 whenever possible as it saves some fuel. The story is slightly different on A321s - due to the modified/improved flap system they tend to have the same pitch attitude in Flap 3 as the do i...

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by e38
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no Boeing 707 stretch?
Replies: 19
Views: 3391

Re: Why no Boeing 707 stretch?

. the KC-135 (Boeing model 717*) The official designation of the KC-135 is Boeing 717-148. The twin-engine version of the Boeing 717 aircraft - original MD-95 design - are assigned a -200 designation, I.e. Boeing 717-200, and from a review of the data at rzjets.net, many have the Boeing customer co...

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by e38
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 155 Island Hopper Question
Replies: 74
Views: 6599

Re: UA 155 Island Hopper Question

how many have bid back from being a captain to an FO as the poster claimed? No one I’m betting. While I agree it would be very unusual for a pilot to do this--transition from a widebody captain position to a narrowbody first officer--it certainly would not be out of the question to do so. Keep in m...

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by e38
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RNAV (RNP) Approaches In The U.S.
Replies: 31
Views: 2504

Re: RNAV (RNP) Approaches In The U.S.

IAHFLYR, thank you very much for your narrative on the development of RNAV (RNP) approaches. Very interesting and informative. With respect to your statement: Thoughts and would love to hear from folks who have flown RNP approaches. Basically, I think they're great; particularly the simplicity of th...

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by e38
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in
Replies: 31
Views: 2134

Re: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in

PlymSpotter wrote:
hangers


hangars

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by e38
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 16326

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

I guess KTM would probably have to stay like this dangerous airport for ever. FligtReporter, Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM/VNKT) is not necessarily a dangerous airport. Certainly, the terrain and weather conditions can present some operational challenges, but if crew members adhere...

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by e38
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel flow: Same N1/EPR at different altitudes?
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: Fuel flow: Same N1/EPR at different altitudes?

Did the pilot or FE have to adjust for air density? No, prior to automatic engine controls such as FADEC, we referenced aircraft performance manuals to obtain either N1 or EPR values for specified phases of flight--particularly takeoff, climb, and cruise. Once the throttles were set, adjustments we...

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by e38
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots Dropped Off At Passenger Terminal
Replies: 16
Views: 2108

Re: Cargo Pilots Dropped Off At Passenger Terminal

I figured that since HA had parked many of its A332s, the gate space was open and the cargo guys decided "why not?" Well, it's not exactly like they landed in Honolulu, noticed an open jetway, and said, "Hey, let's just go pull up to the terminal!" At a busy airport, aircraft pa...

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by e38
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gate Scheduling for Widebody Int’l Flights
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: Gate Scheduling for Widebody Int’l Flights

It seemed that even in good weather conditions (i.e. minimum delays) the IST arrival would show up at gate 8 like 45 minutes after the 77W departed for Air France. Is that normal? Sdmccray1984, yes, the 45 minutes gap between a departure and a subsequent arrival is normal, particularly at JFK Termi...

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by e38
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shortest runway airports with regular A380 service
Replies: 27
Views: 5626

Re: Shortest runway airports with regular A380 service

I'm pretty sure A380s have departed 24R at LAX . . . N1120A, why do you think this? The standard configuration for the north complex at LAX is Runway 24R for arrivals and Runway 24L for departures. The standard for the south complex is Runway 25L for arrivals and Runway 25R for departures. I operat...

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by e38
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on a MAX next weekend, feeling a bit nervous
Replies: 22
Views: 2531

Re: Flying on a MAX next weekend, feeling a bit nervous

Quoting PatrickZ80, "Just sit back and enjoy the flight." and Quoting Boeing757100, "Relax and enjoy the flight" It's not as simple as that for someone who has not always been comfortable traveling aboard airplanes. For denkcflyer (Topic Author), while I agree the MAX is safe, I ...

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by e38
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: STL-DFW-LAX AA on friday
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: STL-DFW-LAX AA on friday

this doesn’t make any sense.

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by e38
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 16326

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Starlionblue wrote:
The first autoland with passengers on board was in 1965.


Yes!

10 June 1965.
British European Airways - BEA
Flight BE343 at London Heathrow Airport
routing was Paris Le Bourget Airport - London Heathrow Airport
Hawker Siddeley HS 121 Trident 1C G-ARPR

(sources: wikipedia-BEA and rzjets.net)

e38

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by e38
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Snow ops help, flight out of EWR 2/18/21 11am
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Re: Snow ops help, flight out of EWR 2/18/21 11am

TK787, so how did it work out?

e38

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by e38
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it true that when flying air pressure won't allow the cabin door to open?
Replies: 22
Views: 3035

Re: Is it true that when flying air pressure won't allow the cabin door to open?

the doors referenced above are called "plug" doors; occasionally I have heard them referenced as "plug-type" doors.

e38

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by e38
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 16326

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

FligtReporter, this has nothing to do with your question about ILS approach, but with regard to your statement above: "I remember when the captain didn't take my queries regarding the visibility and I was asked to deboard..." I am very sorry you were treated like that by the crew. On my ai...

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by e38
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 16326

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Hi everyone, "everytime I have spotted airplanes landing on that side is either when the winds are westward" FligtReporter, just a minor point, in aviation, winds are generally referenced based on the direction from which they are blowing. For example, if Runway 09 is in use, the winds ar...

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by e38
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 16326

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

FligtReporter, are you familiar with Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (SMGCS)? As you know, the most challenging part of low visibility operations (Cat II and Cat III) is not necessarily the approach and landing, but getting from the runway to the parking location. Some airports that hav...

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by e38
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling wide bodies
Replies: 31
Views: 4768

Re: Refueling wide bodies

Quoting Trimeresurus (Reply # 11), "Why does the truck have to act as a middle-man if there are fuel storage tanks underground?" Because not every airport has the same type of equipment needed to refuel aircraft, nor is every gate at every airport equipped with underground fuel storage. e38

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by e38
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220-100 is the new 757-200
Replies: 47
Views: 4994

Re: A220-100 is the new 757-200

I don’t if it’s still true, but there was a requirement to do a rated power take-off on some schedule to ensure it was available. I’ve done them on light airplanes only because it was scheduled. Yes, that is still true. At the airline at which I work, there will periodically be an annotation on our...

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by e38
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Abbreviation/Acronym "SIP"
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

Re: Abbreviation/Acronym "SIP"

just a guess:

1. Simulator Implementation Procedure.

2. Standardization/Instructor Pilot

3. The coffee is very hot; drink it slowly.

e38

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by e38
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Northwest E190 and A320 routes?
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Re: Northwest E190 and A320 routes?

The Northwest Airbus A320 fleet served just about every station in the United States that had mainline service as well as destinations in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean served by the mainline fleet. The A320 replaced the DC9 and Boeing 727 on many routes. Northwest did not operate the Embraer 190...

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by e38
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the distance between 77W cockpit and the first row seat so long?
Replies: 10
Views: 2268

Re: Why is the distance between 77W cockpit and the first row seat so long?

A crew laboratory?

you mean like a space for the crew to perform experiments and conduct research?

e38

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by e38
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?
Replies: 38
Views: 4589

Re: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 31), "Typically pilots don't do a post-flight walkaround." Actually, we do. Anytime our aircraft are going to RON at a station that does not have company maintenance, we do a complete and thorough exterior inspection. If any discrepancies are noted, those discre...

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by e38
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?
Replies: 38
Views: 4589

Re: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply # 17), "Boeing philosophy is the FO does the walkaround. Airbus philosophy is the PM does it." In my experience, the person who accomplishes the walkaround is dictated by the airline, not the manufacturer. I have worked for two major airlines in the United State...

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by e38
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many runways does an airport need?
Replies: 17
Views: 3172

Re: How many runways does an airport need?

Quoting bradyj23 (Reply # 4), "So does that make it technically 2?" No, one. Just as an example, do you look at the airport diagram for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW) and say, "Wow, that airport has fourteen runways?" there is a difference between a "runway,&...

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by e38
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many runways does an airport need?
Replies: 17
Views: 3172

Re: How many runways does an airport need?

How many runways does an airport need?

one.

e38

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by e38
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?
Replies: 24
Views: 3120

Re: How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?

Quoting rising (Topic author), "wouldn't it be cheaper to keep most planes back to the hub overnight?" In that situation, what aircraft would be available at the outstation to operate the early morning departure (0530 - 0600) back to the hub? Those flights are often full because, depending...

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by e38
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many flight hours does an average airline pilot acquire towards the end of his career?
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Re: How many flight hours does an average airline pilot acquire towards the end of his career?

and what what was the pilot's career path? all civilian? mix of military and civilian? was the pilot ever subject to furlough during the career? was the pilot ever "off-line" for any length of time due to medical issue? There are a lot of variables. My experience in knowing pilots--this is...

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by e38
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Day trip to deep South America?
Replies: 14
Views: 1643

Re: Day trip to deep South America?

jim, you could make this argument for transatlantic travel as well--for example, depart the east coast of the United States in the evening; arrive in Europe early the next morning--at the start of the business day; conduct several hours of business, and return to the United States in mid afternoon. ...

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by e38
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings
Replies: 50
Views: 5856

Re: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings

Out of curiosity, how quickly does a crew switch from flaps 30 to 40? Is it something that needs to be set up in the FMS prior to commencing approach, or is it simply a matter of dropping the flaps one more notch? Is it something they can practically just do if need be, or would typical airline pro...

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