is that entire NW Hold Pad complex treated as the beginning of the runway and the full length regardless of which taxi lane you have lined up on and enter 18L at? adipasqu, no, at my operator, the three entry points to Runway 18L are calculated using different lengths. As a result, company policy i...Jump to post
I have noticed that several Asian carriers when landing or taking off have the cabin lights on and all the window shaded open when landing and taking off. What is the purpose and logic of doing this? FlyingJhawk, at the company at which I work, in the United States, there is not a requirement to op...Jump to post
does the pilot have to change anything in the FMS, recalculate performance numbers, etc., I realize that some intersections will only reduce the amount of runway available for departure by a small amount and won't effect most departures at all. adipasqu, at my company, the takeoff data calculation ...Jump to post
The purpose is to sequence departures over different fixes in order to enhance in-trail separation and improve departure flow. (from a passenger's perspective, there seems to be no real prioritization) and are there any other airports that regularly use a multi-line approach for takeoff? That's beca...Jump to post
ctidler, your GPA is fine. Although GPA is important, airlines are more interested in your hours, flight experience, leadership potential, personality—ability to work with others—and work ethic. They will rely heavily on recommendations from supervisors and/or managers for the latter two items. Also...Jump to post
Is it possible to "pre-motor" the engines as you prepare for pushback, or does motoring need to be done immediately before the start sequence? Doc, theoretically, it is possible. However, to initiate rotation on the engine(s) while still parked at the gate--prior to pushback--can introduc...Jump to post
TW in the early 70s flew on a 707 BOS/CDG/FCO/TLV/BOM/BKK/HKG/GUM/HNL/LAX/SFO/BOS FCOTSTW, while I agree that TWA offered "round-the-world" service, I could not find a continuous flight number that circumvented the globe. I have no doubt the aircraft continued on a round the world routing...Jump to post
Just as a suggestion, try going to the website: http://www.departedwings.com Enter the site by clicking on the photo of the PSA MD-80 on climb out, then further click on the link labeled, “The Airlines.” Once there, you will find a link to Air US. While it is not totally comprehensive, it may answer...Jump to post
”If the pilots are not on duty but five or six hours passes (time from when they woke up doesn’t change) are they still legal for the normal hours? To be clear, they flew us to DFW but for all I know were scheduled for some other flights that day. I saw AA50 from DFW to LHR this evening made it as ...Jump to post
The Tu-104s have a drag parachute for short runways. Perhaps the taller landing gear is needed to keep the parachute off the ground. SELMER40, some of the variants of the Sud-Aviation Caravelle—I think it was the III and VI-N series—were equipped with drag chutes and the Caravelle did not have part...Jump to post
I have come across the aircraft codes "FKF" and "FJF" in some French timetables from the 1980s. These are, to the best of my knowledge, neither official (current) IATA nor ICAO codes vfw614, many years ago when airlines published their own timetables, they were not bound by eith...Jump to post
I just watched AAL9788 take off from DFW for TUL. I have to believe this is a ferry flight for maintenance. I have always had an interest in the logistics of how airlines get crews to where they are needed. And how they accommodate them between times. In this case the departing flight is at 23:00 s...Jump to post
APU installed on the A320 has a FL restriction of FL250 when only starting with batteries. However normally if TRU assisted then it can be started upto service ceiling. What is the reason behind this? The issue is the decrease in air density as altitude increases. The APU is a gas turbine engine wh...Jump to post
I remember reading and seeing pictures that OA had its own terminal, however what did the other airlines use? I also seem to remember that TW had its own equipment and personnel there SXDFC, I can only provide you with one recollection of the old Athens Airport--Hellinikon--from the mid 1970s. I wa...Jump to post
What GalaxyFlyer said exactly. I assume the pilot is requesting the departure runway and can request the 01's or the 28's under normal circumstances as they see fit operationally. Wouldn't the tower prefer usage of the 01's for most aircraft departures to avoid spacing issues for the landings on the...Jump to post
The first flight from MIA to MCO departs 6:54am and arrives at MCO at a “scheduled” time of 8:07am (Flight 2537). Sdmccray1984, What date are you looking at? Based on OAG data for the remainder of this month, the first flight from Miami to Orlando is AA 1712 departing MIA at 0835 and arriving MCO a...Jump to post
is there any common type rating between the 77L/77W and the 77X? Yes, for operation under Federal Aviation Administration jurisdiction, the reference is FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 5, Chapter 2, Section 19, effective 17 December 2020. You can quick link to this at: https://registry.faa.gov click on Ai...Jump to post
Curious about the RJ flight to DTW and YUL. Does the plane overnight at DTW or YUL? twolz2run, as johns624 stated above, it normally doesn't overnight at either Montreal or Detroit, flying a same-day turn back to Amman. The normal schedule is arrive DTW at 1745 and return to AMM at 2015 the same da...Jump to post
studentpilot009, I agree with the advice submitted above by zeke (Reply #13).
At this point I think consulting with an aviation attorney is your best course of action.
What was the last flight out of Gate 35X on April 19?
I came across multiple articles while researching pilot hiring that, having a less than perfect driving record is damaging to your career. studentpilot009, the information provided to you by Web500sjc above is excellent. In most cases, the driving issues you described should have little to no impac...Jump to post
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