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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: 922

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: 13
Views: 1989

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.

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by e38
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing lights question
Replies: 12
Views: 1881

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: 2202

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: 1393

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: 2202

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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by e38
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many miles before touchdown are final landing flaps selected?
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: How many miles before touchdown are final landing flaps selected?

I believe most airlines' SOP requires the aircraft to be in landing configuration at the outer marker of the ILS (4-7nm out). This will probably change at unique approaches such as Tegucigalpa or other RNAV approaches where there is no ILS marker. In those cases, the aircraft will be fully configur...

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by e38
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta A220-200/300 Routes
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: Delta A220-200/300 Routes

seat1a, as far as I know, the pilot bases for the A220 are New York and Salt Lake City, if that helps you determine the network coverage of the aircraft.

Basically, they are deployed throughout the Delta domestic (and possibly Canada/Mexico/Caribbean) system on short and medium stage routes.

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by e38
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some major airports like LAX and PHX not have crosswind runways?
Replies: 18
Views: 2754

Re: Why do some major airports like LAX and PHX not have crosswind runways?

GSOtoIND, the original DFW masterplan does not call for additional crosswind runways. What the plan does provide for is an additional north/south runway (a sixth N/S runway) on the west side of the airfield (beyond the West Air Freight and West Hangar complexes) that would actually cross (intersect)...

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by e38
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What constitutes a dive as opposed to a sinking situation in an aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: What constitutes a dive as opposed to a sinking situation in an aircraft?

at the beginning of the descent, I notice a slight nose down pitch. Is this already technically a dive? convair880mfan, in aviation, the word "dive" is defined as "to descend nose down at an acceleration usually exceeding that of free fall; to drop sharply and/or rapidly." (ref:...

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by e38
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do I need a manual driving license to be a Ramp Agent or is an automatic license satisfactory?
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: Do I need a manual driving license to be a Ramp Agent or is an automatic license satisfactory?

I am currently looking to enter the world of work as i am thinking about dropping out of university. Tom, obviously your statement above implies you are currently enrolled at a university. My advice: Don't drop out! Continue your studies and finish your degree. At your age, there is no hurry to ent...

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by e38
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE or PW jet engines on Finnair MD-11s?
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: GE or PW jet engines on Finnair MD-11s?

convair880mfan, based on information from rzjets.net, all eight Finnair MD-11 aircraft were powered by General Electric CF6-80C2D1 engines. Aircraft OH-NGA and OH-LGG had the CF6-80C2D1F variant. Other A.net members will probably be able to give you additional sources, but http://www.rzjets.net prov...

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by e38
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the three vertical lines on the MD-11 radome?
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Re: What are the three vertical lines on the MD-11 radome?

why are the capital letters CB above the middle flight deck windows? convair880mfan, in addition to aircraft ship number or registration on the nose gear doors, forward side of the fuselage, or above the flight deck, some airlines also paint the specific type of aircraft, i.e., 737-800, A330-200, e...

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by e38
Wed Sep 01, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TAG Airlines - Cleveland, Ohio based regional airline
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: TAG Airlines - Cleveland, Ohio based regional airline

deleted. duplicate post in error.

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by e38
Wed Sep 01, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TAG Airlines - Cleveland, Ohio based regional airline
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: TAG Airlines - Cleveland, Ohio based regional airline

Falk1945, in addition to the wikipedia reference provided above by PixelRancher, within the website https://www.timetableimages.com you can find a May 1, 1961 timetable for TAG Airlines. The wikipedia reference is fairly good--company operated from 1957-1970 and during that time frame served Clevela...

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by e38
Wed Sep 01, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can all jetliners take off at a climb thrust setting if they are lightly loaded?
Replies: 22
Views: 3026

Re: Can all jetliners take off at a climb thrust setting if they are lightly loaded?

Some seem to actually add thrust beyond the takeoff thrust settings convair880mfan, on the Airbus A320 series, takeoffs are accomplished with the thrust levers in the TOGA detent for a full thrust takeoff or in the FLX MCT detent for a reduced thrust, "flex," takeoff. If a pilot inadverte...

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by e38
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flap setting differences on DC-9-10 and other DC-9 types
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Flap setting differences on DC-9-10 and other DC-9 types

Quoting convair880mfan (Topic originator), "Does anyone know if the flap settings on the DC-9-10 was different from later versions? I thought the DC-9 flap settings were 0-5-15-25-40-50. I know the series 10 models of the DC-9 did not have slats. Were the flap settings also different than later...

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by e38
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2346

Re: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?

I understand it is mainly due to the shear between the high speed exhaust gas and the “stationary” atmosphere. To reduce this noise various forms of mixing is used to disrupt this shear layer, or to make the surface area between the two layers larger. Exactly. Common example is the "chevron&qu...

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by e38
Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cursed/weird aircraft registrations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1570

Re: Cursed/weird aircraft registrations?

Boeing757100 wrote:

weird/creepy registrations come up since, aside from the N666DL or N666US


not sure I understand the topic; they are just aircraft registration numbers. I think they were probably "sequenced."

e38

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by e38
Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: For pilots: What are some things or the one thing you wish passengers knew about airline pilots?
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

Re: For pilots: What are some things or the one thing you wish passengers knew about airline pilots?

how much work goes into staying there. Think of us like a swan. Gracious on top but peddling like hell under water. This is slightly off-topic, but just a response to the post submitted above by Avgeek21 (Reply # 6). It is always interesting to hear differences in experiences. Avgeek21, I agree wit...

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by e38
Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2346

Re: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?

convair880mfan wrote:

the fuel burning section of a running jet turbine engine


convair880mfan,

also commonly referred to as "combustion chamber"

e38

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by e38
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Freighter VS Passenger variants.
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Freighter VS Passenger variants.

the freighter version of an aircraft having a lower empty weight than the passenger version due to not having seats and other things. If it is lighter, I would think it would technically have a higher climb performance if I'm correct, unless there's something I am not thinking about. So does the fr...

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by e38
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?
Replies: 28
Views: 5508

Re: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?

How about this landing with an almost tail strike? What gives? https://youtu.be/HEq8srkXvvc?t=1411 With regard to the video, while I do not know the specific variables involved in the landing--winds, gross weight, etc.--it seems to me the pilot is intentionally holding it off in order to get a perf...

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by e38
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: At what height above field elevation is takeoff thrust reduced [increased] to climb thrust
Replies: 12
Views: 1156

Re: At what height above field elevation is takeoff thrust reduced [increased] to climb thrust

convair880mfan, if it helps to put the two noise abatement departure procedures (NADP) in context, in the U.S., NADP1 (ICAO A) is commonly referred to as the “Close-in Community Noise Abatement Departure Procedure” while NADP2 (ICAO B) is called “Distant Community Noise Abatement Departure Procedure...

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by e38
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2051

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

So the published arrival time really wasn't published. How do the mobile lounges work at IAD, do they have one for deplaning one for boarding? This is slightly off-topic, but just to answer the question posed by seat1a (Reply # 26) concerning mobile lounges at Dulles airport (KIAD). Prior to the co...

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by e38
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a commercial pilot flies as a passenger, does he or she like to sit so as to see the wing at work?
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: When a commercial pilot flies as a passenger, does he or she like to sit so as to see the wing at work?

I am wondering whether pilots who are deadheading or on vacation like to watch the wing Yes, absolutely. A window seat in the aft part of the cabin--behind the wing. 100 percent of the time if one is available. Quoting PatrickZ80 (Reply # 3), "I would think there'd be no reason for pilots to w...

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by e38
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About Medical Diversions - What Countries Pilots Prefer To Divert? Are These The Same As The Alternate Airport?
Replies: 10
Views: 1644

Re: About Medical Diversions - What Countrie Pilots Prefer To Divert? Are These The Same As The Alternate Airport?

There have been cases of airlines having to divert to hostile nations (ie. an American carrier diverting to Iran) where they received a welcome with open arms. When it comes to medical/emergency diversions it's pretty unheard of to have any issues due to customs/landing rights. The biggest issue is...

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by e38
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are pilots a little nervous when required to do a close in turning approach?
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: Are pilots a little nervous when required to do a close in turning approach?

Wind conditions often require pilots to do close in turns before lining up on the east-west runway when landing to the west. This is because there are some pretty steep mountains immediately east of the airfield. I often wondered whether this made pilots a bit nervous. I realize pilots are seasoned...

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by e38
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2051

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

What about the mobile lounges at Dulles? They have an arriving flight from DFW or AUS that departs for NYC at the same time. Was the mobile lounge just waiting and ready to go? Turnaround time seemed unreasonable to arrive and depart at same time. sea1a, the times shown in the timetable are the arr...

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by e38
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B707 final landing flap setting?
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: B707 final landing flap setting?

I imagine that perhaps wing incidence and flaps have something to do with the 707 nose down attitude on final. But perhaps I am wrong. Since I live near a hot and high airport, maybe what I am seeing is just an anomaly related to the location of the field. convair880mfan, I am not an aeronautical e...

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by e38
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Chartered Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Flying Chartered Aircraft

Is there assigned seating? If it's not single class seating who gets the better seats? Do they still do the same safety briefing or show the same video? There's usually no security check, right? Does Delta give out Biscoff cookies still? Can any Delta pilot of FA attempt to work one of these flight...

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by e38
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: History of the Northwest/NW 747, did NW ever fly the B747-100?
Replies: 15
Views: 3085

Re: History of the Northwest/NW 747, did NW ever fly the B747-100?

this information is from rzjets.net N601US (747-151) ln 27 N602US (747-151) ln 40 N603US (747-151) ln 45 N604US (747-151) ln 55 N605US (747-151) ln 62 N606US (747-151) ln 71 N607US (747-151) ln 74 N608US (747-151) ln 75 N609US (747-151) ln 83 N610US (747-151) ln 93 N620US (747-135) ln 68 previously ...

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by e38
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B707 final landing flap setting?
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: B707 final landing flap setting?

From photographs I see that there are both Flaps Forty and a Flaps Fifty detents on the Boeing 707 airlines I have seen. My question is whether Flaps Forty was ever used for landing on the 707. A B737-200 pilot told me that there were two landing flap settings for that aircraft and that one provide...

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by e38
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video
Replies: 58
Views: 10531

Re: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video

the referenced VOR is at KMCO, more than 16 miles away, so you can't use a radial to approach a specific runway. If memory serves the maximum permitted offset angle for a non-precision runway approach is 15 degrees. Circling approaches don't have to be published. Tower can ask you to approach towar...

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by e38
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reducing to climb power during a turn
Replies: 12
Views: 1960

Re: Reducing to climb power during a turn

Can a jetliner go from takeoff thrust to climb power during a turn without reducing bank angle? But what if an immediate turn is required after takeoff to avoid terrain? A steep bank is initiated but during the turn climb power is selected. Does the bank angle need to be reduced for safety reasons?...

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by e38
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do FedEx pilots fly the MD10 and MD11 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

Re: Do FedEx pilots fly the MD10 and MD11 ?

What is really strange is that Delta Airlines operated DC-9, MD-88 and MD-90 along with the B717. Pilots checked out on the B717 (which has a cockpit very similar to the MD11/MD10), get a DC-9 Type Rating! It seems like, at least in the United States, the "type rating" is a Federal Aviati...

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by e38
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “Republic Airline” name
Replies: 17
Views: 2621

Re: The “Republic Airline” name

where’s the training center?

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by e38
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wing sweepback and turbulence question
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Wing sweepback and turbulence question

The 737 and DC-9 seemed to take turbulence hard. The 707 seemed better in turbulence. convair880mfan, I think there are some flaws in your hypothesis. With reference to your quote above, how are you able to determine if the turbulence you experienced in the 737 and DC-9 compared to that in the 707 ...

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by e38
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flap movement always in stages?
Replies: 14
Views: 1929

Re: Flap movement always in stages?

Would you ever intentionally accelerate through the auto-retract speed on a climb out? Say you wanted to keep the slats out until you were going faster, just leave the handle in 1 and let the airplane bring in the flaps? Florianopolis, in general, on the Airbus A320 series, we normally don't intent...

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by e38
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground effect during landing
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: Ground effect during landing

just to clarify my post above, which was very poorly worded, aircraft experience ground effect when within a distance above the ground equal to half the length of their wingspan. How those aircraft react to that ground effect may vary based upon aircraft design. However, having flown a couple of dif...

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by e38
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground effect during landing
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: Ground effect during landing

ground effect on the 707 made it easy to do soft landings convair880mfan, not 707, but on the KC-135, the potential to get a smooth landing had nothing to do with ground effect, but on the landing flap selection. The command standard for landings was Flaps 50 (full flaps) and as a result of the amo...

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by e38
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flap movement always in stages?
Replies: 14
Views: 1929

Re: Flap movement always in stages?

I am wondering whether flaps on jetliners must always be moved in stages? To airline pilots here, can you lower and raise flaps without stopping at intermediate settings? convair880mfan, with reference to your first question, "I am wondering whether flaps on jetliners must always be moved in s...

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by e38
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jul13 San Antonio what’s this flight? FLC56
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Jul13 San Antonio what’s this flight? FLC56

OKC based. GalaxyFlyer, based on the nature of the mission, possible other bases may include Atlanta, Atlantic City, Anchorage, Battle Creek, Sacramento, and Washington D.C. (DCA), as well as OKC. I also met an FAA pilot (not sure what mission he was assigned) based at Fort Worth Alliance airport (...

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by e38
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jul13 San Antonio what’s this flight? FLC56
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Jul13 San Antonio what’s this flight? FLC56

Follow up question: is an FAA pilot a good gig? DFW17L, whether or not a particular job is "good" is very dependent on the individual person. But, all the FAA pilots I know enjoy the work very much and do not seem to have interest in moving on to other flying opportunities. Some of the th...

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by e38
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.
Replies: 24
Views: 2729

Re: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.

you don't see airliners doing this. TC957, with regard to airliners not using reverse thrust while taxiing, aircraft with underwing mounted engines have a greater potential for Foreign Object Damage (FOD) when using reverse thrust at low speeds, i.e., taxi operations. The probability of FOD is redu...

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by e38
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA1466 on June 20
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Re: AA1466 on June 20

are there any rules in place for how often a gate agent needs to update the waiting room? Likewise a pilot or cabin crew member updating an idling plane full of people? It was so haphazard... genuinely curious if there are any regulations here. jfkdreamliner, I cannot speak for how often a gate age...

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by e38
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Usage
Replies: 18
Views: 3486

Re: APU Usage

I notice airlines often leave APUs on even when they are hooked up to ground power and ACs and such (or so it seems) Why do they do this and not shut everything down? Wouldn't it reduce noise/wear and tear etc. by doing so? SaschaYHZ, what Shamrock137 stated in Reply # 2 exactly. Your question spea...

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by e38
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a B777LR take off at MTOW from a wet 2,7km rwy?
Replies: 18
Views: 3250

Re: Can a B777LR take off at MTOW from a wet 2,7km rwy?

Kayro (Topic author) Reference your question below: And do pilots rotate at 2,5km or are they already airborne at 50 feet or something? I'm not sure I quite understand what you are asking, but pilots do not rotate at a specific distance down the runway. Instead, rotation is initiated at Vr. As you k...

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