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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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)?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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-...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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)...Jump to post
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:...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
the fuel burning section of a running jet turbine engine
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post