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by e38
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who decides which aircraft gets their preferred altitude?
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Re: Who decides which aircraft gets their preferred altitude?

mxaxai, sometimes air traffic control has the flexibility to offer the pilot options in order to climb to a higher altitude. For example, a brief vector off course; or an airspeed adjustment if the airway is not under speed control criteria; then the pilot has the option of deciding if the option of...

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by e38
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 minimum engine oil qty for dispatch
Replies: 3
Views: 844

Re: A320 minimum engine oil qty for dispatch

at my operator, A320 with CFM-56: minimum 9.5 quarts + 0.5 quart per hour (planned) of flight time.

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by e38
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduled airline service to strictly military use bases
Replies: 42
Views: 5479

Re: Scheduled airline service to strictly military use bases

http://www.timetableimages.com

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February 1, 1979 timetable, Seaco Airlines served Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan.

Wurtsmith was not Joint-use.

The timetable can be seen at http://www.timetableimages.com

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by e38
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 22 year old CFI
Replies: 12
Views: 1692

Re: 22 year old CFI

I know at this point I have definitely caused damage to my record and name learning2fly, no, I don't think this has caused damage to your record and name; almost everyone busts a checkride during a career in aviation. The most important thing is to be honest about it during an interview. Don't plac...

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by e38
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Blow-In Doors on JT8Ds on the Boeing 737-100?
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: Blow-In Doors on JT8Ds on the Boeing 737-100?

convair880mfan, reference: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=772859 and also: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=753355 As I recall, FADEC was developed later, but it certainly provides for efficient engine operation and helps to maintain engine operation w...

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by e38
Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOP for flap retraction on the KC-135
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

Re: SOP for flap retraction on the KC-135

convair880mfan, the KC-135 uses two climb profiles: AC-CL (Accelerate-Climb) and MAX. Generally AC-CL 20 is the preferred profile; however, MAX 20 and MAX 30 are used occasionally, particularly to satisfy obstacle clearance and specific climb gradient criteria. The AC-CL profile provides for a const...

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by e38
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JFK IAB Arrivals Procedure 1980's
Replies: 6
Views: 897

Re: JFK IAB Arrivals Procedure 1980's

CJ, there was a discussion concerning the layout of the IAB at JFK several weeks ago in the Civil Aviation Forum. The link is as follows: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1466411. The title of the thread is "JFK Old IAB Layout." Also, the topic author, "phatfarm...

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by e38
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW Airport Wind Ops
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: DFW Airport Wind Ops

What runway configuration does DFW Airport use with southwest winds? What about northeast winds? What sustained wind strength would it take to change from the normal N/S - S/N configuration? For example, what if there's a NE wind of 15-20, gusting to 30? J7m7I7, standard configuration for southerly...

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by e38
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21487

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

Can I ask as an Aussie we don’t have the same commuter culture here, there are a few but no match for the US numbers. What happens in the US if you don’t make your trip because you didn’t get there in time, cancellations, full flights etc. In AU you would simply be considered to not show up for wor...

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by e38
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 520
Views: 93172

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

At DCA with the opening of the new security checkpoints, and associated flow of passengers, is the historic lobby still accessible to visitors (i.e. folks who have not gone through security)?

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by e38
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Survey: Visual Descent Point
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Re: Survey: Visual Descent Point

Gpilota (topic author), at my operator--major airline in the United States--non precision approaches (LOC, VOR, NDB) and the associated VDP calculation/discussion are no longer part of the training curriculum. Several years ago, yes, these approaches were taught in the initial training program in th...

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by e38
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What causes the pause on some aircraft between the time the nose is lifted off and the mains break free?
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

Re: What causes the pause on some aircraft between the time the nose is lifted off and the mains break free?

The nose is rotated and then it just hangs there for a bit before the mains break free convair880mfan, in some cases, when flying an aircraft that is a stretch variant of an original design, for example the DC-8 stretch series; Boeing 727-200; DC9-50 series, including MD-80/90 relative to the 10/20...

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by e38
Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Layout
Replies: 65
Views: 7394

Re: JFK Old IAB Layout

Clipper73, yes, that's it. Thank you very much for the information. Very interesting photo, information, and timetable image in all your replies, Reply # 35, 36, 37, and 39. Fascinating history. I didn't see the timetable image in wwww.timetableimages.com because I was looking in the wrong category-...

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by e38
Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Layout
Replies: 65
Views: 7394

Re: JFK Old IAB Layout

TR1, thank you for the response as well; re: Transcontinental, airline of Argentina.

This company, listed on the JFK arrivals board, certainly could have been the carrier in question.

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by e38
Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Layout
Replies: 65
Views: 7394

Re: JFK Old IAB Layout

adipasqu, thank you very much for your reply. It is very helpful. In the link you posted, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Express.Net_Airlines, there is a photo of a TransContinental Airlines DC8-63F, registration N820TC. I plugged that registration into the aircraft data field at rzjets.net and it ca...

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by e38
Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Layout
Replies: 65
Views: 7394

Re: JFK Old IAB Layout

with regard to the photo above of the arrivals board, in the lower right hand corner, is anyone familiar with the airline: Transcontinental? Routes, equipment?

I did a search for them in departedflights, timetable images, rzjets.net, and google without success.

Thanks.

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by e38
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2420

Re: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?

FligtReporter, Another consideration would be aircraft maintenance . In the case of an aircraft with damage or malfunction to the landing gear system, we occasionally ferry an aircraft from one airport to another--normally a maintenance base--with the landing gear down for the entire flight. This is...

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by e38
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Video showing Convair 880 flap and speed brake operation
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: Video showing Convair 880 flap and speed brake operation

I noticed that the captain manually deployed the speedbrake after touchdown, is this how it was actually done? Yes, in some of the early generation jet aircraft, i.e., Boeing 707, the pilot manually extended the spoilers after touchdown. In the KC-135, we delayed spoiler deployment briefly until th...

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by e38
Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What does slat extension do to the attitude of an aircraft on approach?
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: What does slat extension do to the attitude of an aircraft on approach?

Which leading/trailing edge flap or slat settings require the largest trim changes? convair880mfan, on the Airbus A320 series, the largest trim change requirement, in my opinion, occurs inflight when going from Flaps 1 to Flaps 2. Inflight, when you select Flaps 1, the leading edge slats extend to ...

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by e38
Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: From experience, do airline pilots have a sense of how high they are above terrain by looking out the window?
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: From experience, do airline pilots have a sense of how high they are above terrain by looking out the window?

do experienced pilots have a sense of their height above terrain? convair880mfan, with what amount of accuracy are you asking? I'm somewhat aware of what terrain features look like when below 10,000 feet AGL. Above that, it becomes much more abstract. Keep in mind it also depends on conditions--fla...

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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: 1213

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: 14
Views: 3205

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: 2043

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: 2500

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: 1514

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: 2500

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: 739

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: 831

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: 22
Views: 3791

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: 806

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: 1772

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: 1005

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: 2025

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: 493

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: 493

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: 3245

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: 969

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: 2406

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: 1631

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."

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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: 1183

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: 2406

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"

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by e38
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Freighter VS Passenger variants.
Replies: 8
Views: 1771

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: 5576

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: 19
Views: 2299

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: 2128

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: 1002

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: 1684

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: 879

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: 2128

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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