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by e38
Sat Oct 01, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Two new Skywest planes in one month
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Two new Skywest planes in one month

Very interesting! Thanks for updating us. I've actually heard that planes can smell pretty nasty to the gate agents who open the door after a long flight. Is that true? Most entry/exit doors to commercial passenger jets are located by a galley. And often, entry/exit doors on commercial aircraft are...

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by e38
Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flaps and aborted landings/go-arounds
Replies: 18
Views: 2422

Re: Flaps and aborted landings/go-arounds

As always, fly the airplane first! 100 percent agree. And don't forget the priority order: Aviate Navigate Communicate the great threat is the distraction of ATC issuing multiple clearances during the go-around. It can be problematic to listen to the clearances while also trying to listen to the go...

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by e38
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas Old A320s
Replies: 81
Views: 15201

Re: Deltas Old A320s

N649DL wrote:
N309NW


?

Perhaps N309US

e38

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by e38
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight reductions in freighters
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: Weight reductions in freighters

AirKevin wrote:
So the pilots don't have coffee?


They do! But it is loaded in a thermos or other portable, insulated container.

For me, no coffee, well, that would be a “no-go” item :-)

e38

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by e38
Mon Sep 19, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parallel Runway Ops
Replies: 15
Views: 1618

Re: Parallel Runway Ops

LAX uses LUAW for basically all departures. This is to increase runway usage with IFR spacing. Can you explain what all that means? AAPilot48Heavy, I am not an air traffic controller, but here is my best explanation to you based on flight experience: Air Traffic Controllers must maintain minimum ai...

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by e38
Sat Sep 17, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft type flew the migrants from Florida to Martha's Vineyard?
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Re: What aircraft type flew the migrants from Florida to Martha's Vineyard?

http://www.rzjets.net and http://www.ultimatejetcharters.com

e38
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The operating company seems to have been Ultimate JetCharters LLC (ICAO: UJC; IATA: UE).

The website rzjets.net--may not be 100 percent accurate--shows fleet of eight Dornier Do328-300 and two Embraer ERJ-135 aircraft.

Reference http://www.rzjets.net and http://www.ultimatejetcharters.com

e38

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by e38
Wed Sep 07, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)
Replies: 49
Views: 4370

Re: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)

Departure Attain as much altitude as possible before reaching residential areas. Use full length of runway when able. rjsampson, the interpretation I get from the specified procedure is twofold: First, "use full length of runway when able," implies a reduced thrust (flex) takeoff thrust s...

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by e38
Wed Sep 07, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: International flights arriving a day before
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Re: International flights arriving a day before

3D101CA, I would like to emphasize the source mentioned above by kalvado (Reply # 2) concerning the International Date Line to help explain why some eastbound flights from Asia to the United States arrive a day prior to departure. As you travel from west to east, the local time becomes progressively...

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by e38
Sun Aug 28, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Planning Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2198

Re: Fuel Planning Questions

How are "radar vector" departures and arrivals fuel planned? An example would be the Newark 4 departure where radar vectors are given after a climb. Are extra track miles added to account for the radar vectoring, or is extra fuel added in another way, or is just the direct distance used (...

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by e38
Sun Aug 28, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flaps and aborted landings/go-arounds
Replies: 18
Views: 2422

Re: Flaps and aborted landings/go-arounds

We’ll also practice go around where there no climb required or a go around where we have to continue descending, so it’s interesting to see the different types of go around where you don’t climb immediately, but to sequence the FMS for go around, you still have to bring the thrust levers to TOGA, b...

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by e38
Sun Aug 28, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet/aha! Files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 82
Views: 13415

Re: Expressjet/aha! Files for Bankruptcy

capejet wrote:
Were all their pilots based out of, and living out of Reno? So they all have to up and move again?


Not if they commuted from wherever they live to their crew base.

e38

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by e38
Fri Aug 26, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flaps and aborted landings/go-arounds
Replies: 18
Views: 2422

Re: Flaps and aborted landings/go-arounds

I'm also guessing this can be a huge workload almost instantly in which a lot of things need to happen at the same time Yes, there are quite a few items that need to occur when executing a go around or missed approach--power and pitch, configuration changes, and call outs--but we train this procedu...

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by e38
Tue Aug 23, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Current PDX Gate Closures
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

Re: Current PDX Gate Closures

AlnessW wrote:
Alaskan


AlnessW, very minor correction.

Alaska.

e38

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by e38
Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-200ERs Keep Soldiering On
Replies: 117
Views: 22832

Re: 777-200ERs Keep Soldiering On

SueD wrote:
Delaxio wrote:
I was browsing on Flighradar24 and saw an El Al 77E leaving Phuket. I thought they retired them!

4X-ECD has been reactivated for some weeks now


El Al Boeing 777-258ER, 4X-ECB, is active.

e38

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by e38
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on boeing B777-300
Replies: 28
Views: 3665

Re: Question on boeing B777-300

laflip wrote:
Air France is good company


Yes, it is.

Air France has been in business for almost 89 years (established 1933).

They also helped establish many airlines around the world and provided them with operational and technical support.

e38

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by e38
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future? Bigger jets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5546

Re: The future? Bigger jets?

Would anyone be able to chime in with examples of initial cruise speed (Mach) vs. the hurry-up speed? Seems like mmo isn’t too far off from typical cruise speeds. Would they push it to the edge of the barber pole? rjsampson, at my carrier, in the Airbus A-320 series, a typical cruise mach (U.S. dom...

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by e38
Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Allegheny Airlines Fleet in 1972
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Allegheny Airlines Fleet in 1972

Convair 580, and Allegheny referred to them as “Vistacruisers.”

Also, in 1972, Baltimore airport was still BAL.

e38

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by e38
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 3599

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
the only other CLT plane I can think of is the T-38.


GalaxyFlyer, I always understood the T-37 was also center line thrust. Is that correct?

It certainly didn't require much rudder in an engine-out situation.

e38

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by e38
Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turkish Airlines- dangerous countries and crew safety
Replies: 3
Views: 2082

Re: Turkish Airlines- dangerous countries and crew safety

do pilots and cabin crew turn around back home once they arrive? 3D101CA, yes, this is one way to handle the situation. There are various methods. As stated above by bluecrew, you can also augment if the total time fits within regulatory requirements. In your example, IST-BGW is blocked around thre...

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by e38
Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities Pilots and Flight Crews like best/don't like to travel to
Replies: 20
Views: 2576

Re: Cities Pilots and Flight Crews like best/don't like to travel to

ACDC8, your post made me smile! Always felt sorry for the crews that have to overnight in Fort McMurray or Saskatoon lol. Don't feel sorry for them (at least not for those going to Saskatoon). Well, I can't speak for Fort McMurray, but my company serves Saskatoon and it's a nice layover. Now I don't...

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by e38
Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is faster in baggage loading, bulk loaded or container loaded?
Replies: 24
Views: 4814

Re: What is faster in baggage loading, bulk loaded or container loaded?

zeke wrote:
Also fewer injuries when loaded by containers.


Could you provide a reference. I think it would be interesting to see the stats re: injuries sustained bulk load vs. container load. Thanks.

e38

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by e38
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA6092 20JUL - TCAS maneuver - how common?
Replies: 11
Views: 2374

Re: AA6092 20JUL - TCAS maneuver - how common?

How common is TCAS (RA) activation in normal operations? And why does it seem that the crew chose to embellish the situation to the passengers, making it sound more serious than it was? You’d think that they would try to downplay the situation. How common is it to sensationalize things over the PA?...

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by e38
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?
Replies: 21
Views: 2934

Re: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?

the 738 I was travelling on landed hard, bounced a couple of times. . . I was curious to know if that had potential to be more serious? Marksw76, with regard to your question about "potential to be more serious," at my operator, our operations procedures require that in the event of a har...

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by e38
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High temperatures and take off runs
Replies: 14
Views: 2094

Re: High temperatures and take off runs

generally freight gets offloaded first. and . . . in addition to reducing cargo load, I have also employed a few of these creative techniques: - consider various iterations of flap setting; runway and climb conditions permitting - request longest available runway or runway most favorable for enviro...

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by e38
Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bonanza Airlines IATA code.....
Replies: 4
Views: 1366

Re: Bonanza Airlines IATA code.....

All the identifiers specified above are correct:

BL - Bonanza
WC - West Coast
PC - Pacific
RW- Air West / Hughes Airwest

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by e38
Sun Jul 10, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: touring behind the scenes
Replies: 14
Views: 2103

Re: touring behind the scenes

That was at Phoenix Mesa-Gateway (AZA / KIWA)?

e38

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by e38
Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: touring behind the scenes
Replies: 14
Views: 2103

Re: touring behind the scenes

deleted. Duplicate post in error.

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by e38
Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: touring behind the scenes
Replies: 14
Views: 2103

Re: touring behind the scenes

Ive seen videos of reporters behind the scenes at airports in areas that (I thought) are restricted to employees In general, they are under escort by airport or airline personnel with the appropriate security clearance to be in that particular location. Also, depending on the area being visited, th...

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by e38
Thu Jun 09, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air France 447: 13 years on
Replies: 56
Views: 6481

Re: Air France 447: 13 years on

Obviously training has evolved, and continues to do so, based upon advances in avionics, equipment, automation, and what can be learned from prior accidents and incidents, among other influences. Upset recovery, as we refer to it today, was previously called "Unusual attitude recovery," an...

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by e38
Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could retired pilots help the pilot shortage?
Replies: 39
Views: 7235

Re: Could retired pilots help the pilot shortage?

If airlines were able to convince more women to become pilots this would greatly improve their pilot staffing numbers. The problem is this would require major changes from the bottom to the top. The biggest of which is seniority for schedule bidding as well as the schedule in general. Out and back ...

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by e38
Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air France 447: 13 years on
Replies: 56
Views: 6481

Re: Air France 447: 13 years on

Skygod attitude maybe became a bit milder, but is still doing very well. In fact "not too much to ask" is exactly that type of thing. Especially if we're talking about really tiny number of accidents occurring today. That is especially bad approach as it is not actionable. Better training...

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by e38
Tue Jun 07, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Equipment Does BA Operate DEN-LHR?
Replies: 5
Views: 1110

Re: What Equipment Does BA Operate DEN-LHR?

http://www.flightradar24.com

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ehbowen (Topic author), for the past few days, Boeing 777-36N(ER) (aircraft G-STBC and G-STBE).

However, a few days ago--02 June--Boeing 777-236(ER) (G-YMMN).

source: http://www.flightradar24.com

e38

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by e38
Fri Jun 03, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Deployed at Cruise
Replies: 8
Views: 2993

Re: Landing Gear Deployed at Cruise

seat1a, with regard to your question: What would happen to say an A330 if the landing gear were deployed at cruise? Despite your example of an A330 and the answer above concerning automated features that would prevent such an occurrence, I perceive your question as "What would happen if the lan...

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by e38
Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Name for (“W”?) routings?
Replies: 11
Views: 2139

Re: Name for (“W”?) routings?

I think of a round robin as more something like ORD-OGG-KOA-OGG. BoeingGuy, at my company, what you described above: ORD-OGG-KOA-OGG is referred to as a "tag on." A round robin normally terminates at the origin, for example ORD-LAX-SFO-ORD. A flight from origin to destination and back, i....

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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: 2647

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: 1336

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: 1787

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: 2367

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: 4064

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: 1303

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: 19
Views: 7009

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: 6516

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: 3165

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: 6541

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: 3119

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: 3012

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: 2356

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: 2753

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: 1820

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: 2292

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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