OK, stupid question. Why is FAA approval required for any ground based transit system at an airport? The NHTSA doesn't approves airplanes to operate on runways. Please explain! It was mentioned in the LGA Airtrain thread that federal money, from Passenger Facility Charges, will help fund it, so FAA...Jump to post
I'm not a pilot, but I would think there'd be no reason for pilots to want to watch the wing. After all they can't watch it from the cockpit either, why should they if they fly in the cabin? Because you can't see it from the cockpit - might be interesting (at least one time) to see how all that stu...Jump to post
RR757 wrote:I travel a fair amount and I have to book/pay for my own flight and hotel and then claim. Doesn’t bother me - I get the loyalty points from both for my leisure trips.
If you were flying into EWR LGA or JFK and the gate agent said “flight XXX boarding for New York” and left out “City” would you assume they are going to the capital (Albany)? No, because "New York" is the actual name of the city. Now, if that was all the said, I would want to make sure I ...Jump to post
End of the day, it was still a matter of a mechanic putting the pin in the wrong hole. If the wrong hole was plugged, this wouldn’t have been a problem. End of the day, it was still a matter of a mechanic putting the pin in the wrong hole. If the mechanic knew what he was doing, this wouldn't have ...Jump to post
Nobody in the US uses mayday or pan pan usually unless they are a foreign pilot or maybe a GA pilot. I used it a time or two in my Air Force days... One last point, as a controller even in the US, please use MAYDAY or PAN if you have an emergency that will require special handling. Telling us “I ha...Jump to post
I wonder if that lady that used to come out and sing to it when it landed is back too :smile: I'm not sure what she will do when the airport overlook closes if it hasn't already. The fourth parallel runway construction is closing the overlook and they plan to eventually offer another area for onloo...Jump to post
I wonder if that lady that used to come out and sing to it when it landed is back too :smile: Excuse me what? The Lufthansa Lady. I've been down here 9 years, and every time I've been out to the overlook when LH arrives, she is out there. I didn't get out for today's arrival, but I assume she was t...Jump to post
Was even talking to one person on the MDW flight who drove all the way from Suffolk, which is ISP territory, for the flight out of LGA. I lived in Nassau County and worked for Newsday for many years. For a while, I was flying out to see clients in the Chicago area every month or two. We would grab ...Jump to post
LotsaRunway wrote:I don't know what to make of the list. As pointed out, MCN is on it but PIT is not.
johns624 wrote:Save it for a rainy day. The sun doesn't shine every day.
Just get a passport, it trumps all ID for flying on commercial flights. The only reason I got my passport was to visit my daughter who lives in military housing, as Washington State did not require all the citizenship documents just to drive a car. A lot of US citizens don't have passports, and if ...Jump to post
Has anyone heard that Pato O'Ward of IndyCar may leap to F1? Zak Brown, McLaren CEO, promised him a test in their F1 car if he won. After his win yesterday at Texas, Brown tweeted "A deal’s a deal. What a win! See you in Abu Dhabi later this year!” O'Ward said his "heart is with IndyCar&q...Jump to post
Can someone explain what the issue with state-issued drivers licenses are? I'd assume in a country like the US, that while every state has little differences, their drivers licenses would all include all the necessary information to use for domestic travel. (Photo, name, DOB, etc.) Were the differe...Jump to post
I’d be surprised if the KC46 doesn’t have the ability to install passenger seats on pallets that can be locked down if necessary From May, 2017: https://www.epicos.com/article/118873/aar-selected-provide-kc-46-palletized-seating-us-air-force AAR has been selected to provide the United States Air Fo...Jump to post
arcticcruiser wrote:The day a video recorder is installed in my cockpit, I will start carrying a package of chewing gum in my flightbag.
A gunman walked into a school in Knoxville and was confronted by an armed school resource officer. Shots were exchanged and the gunman was killed. Looks like the "good guy with a gun" just saved a bunch of kids. Yes, a trained law enforcement officer stopped him, not some random armed civ...Jump to post
As we noted, there is no problem if you share your images on social media. Everyone appreciates them and they get the recognition they deserve. I did some digging on reddit for a few minutes and see others being shared on there too fairly frequently. From Paul's comment, it looks like there is no p...Jump to post
While PNS is lack of room for expansion and VPS operation may interrupt military activities, why not to build a new airport to serve both destination? PS: there is an unused airfield (30.5080996, -86.9553766) located between two cities and there is enough room for expansion It's not an unused airfi...Jump to post
A number of customers have threatened to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement over a mask mandate by a Mexican restaurant in Houston after Texas lifted a mask mandate. There is no connection between the two and why are people claiming the ICE needs to inspect that restaurant over a mask mandate...Jump to post
MaverickM11 wrote:I kinda figured it was a way for him to extract royalties, because he'll scam anything with--or without--a pulse.
Biden has no power over the USPS from my understanding. The President can replace/appoint the Postmaster General, but that's about all the authority he has. Actually, he can only appoint members to the Board of Governors, who in turn, select the Postmaster General. If he had the power to replace th...Jump to post
Web500sjc wrote:The real issue is that the vendor told the flight crew the plane was “free and clear of All contaminants.”
Is POTUS permitted to fly anything that doesn't belong to the USAF? Say, could he board Speedbird One to London? When POTUS flies on a US military aircraft, it takes the service name plus One as the call sign - Air Force One, Marine One, Navy One, etc. If he is on a US civilian aircraft, it uses th...Jump to post
Yeah, student or CT cross country flights, always in 2-ship. You did cross country flights as a two-ship? I went to Columbus for UPT, graduated after you, January 1985, and all of our cross country flights were single ship, both in the T-37 and T-38. We did some out-and-back trips, then a cross-cou...Jump to post
Is it possible that NY doesn't like to provide a quality connection to New Jersey? With a fast subway connection many wealthy people may decide to settle further out. NY may loose tax money. In which case the borders of the NY municipality have to be redrawn. There are quality connections to New Je...Jump to post
If you like something enough to post an emoji, then why is it too cumbersome to create a brief post explaining your agreement or disagreement? A lot of times I'll see a comment that I like and agree with, but there's no point in a post that simply says "I agree!" so I don't post anything....Jump to post
Deliberate actions by the pilot(s) shouldn't be ruled out, but at this point we don't know enough to say it is the mostly likely cause.Jump to post
The urban legend I heard was there was a rash of gear up landings at UPT in the mid-80s and the "Check gear down" was added to the landing clearance. After a few years it migrated out of Air Training Command to the rest of the AF. I started UPT in December 1983, and it was an established ...Jump to post
Sokes wrote:Once he can be his old self again he should be o.k. .
Security codes are routinely changed, even at work. Perhaps the codes HAVE been changed and they forgot to tell him. POTUS does have a card with a code to authenticate himself, but the codes used to order nuclear strikes are contained in a briefcase (the "nuclear football" ) which a milit...Jump to post
It occurs to me that if several cabinet members resign. it may not be possible for the 25th to be used to remove Trump., The 25th requires a majority of the cabinet ("Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments ...") but it does...Jump to post
When does McConnell officially become the Minority Leader? I know it is a minor question at this point, but it is fair to ask. Probably not until January 20. The elections of the two newly elected Senators from Georgia still need to be certified (although both won by margins that preclude an automa...Jump to post
Starlionblue wrote:AFAIK, Boeing philosophy is the FO does the walkaround. Airbus philosophy is the PM does it.