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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:we used “reject” in the USAF, at least, in AMC
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...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
VSMUT and Woodreau, very interesting crew basing processes.
Thank you both for sharing.
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.
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...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
. 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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Starlionblue wrote:The first autoland with passengers on board was in 1965.
the doors referenced above are called "plug" doors; occasionally I have heard them referenced as "plug-type" doors.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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. e38Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
A crew laboratory?
you mean like a space for the crew to perform experiments and conduct research?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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,&...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post