The memes coming from this are fantastic. The excavator and Austin Powers meme is the best.
https://www.insider.com/best-memes-ever ... jam-2021-3
I don't think anyone will paint an actual aircraft with a test livery. There have been plenty. Fair play. Any examples? AS had 2 or 3 aircraft with a modified livery, mainly on the winglets before the current livery refresh. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Alaska-Airlines/Boeing-737-990-ER/2835088/...Jump to post
I wonder if this surgery was unscheduled? Like something that needed to be done right now and he was the one on call to perform it? Then he should have worked something out with the hospital to have another doctor be on call, or with the court to move the hearing to a day he was free from work resp...Jump to post
cjg225 wrote:I think the TRON: Legacy soundtrack is actually my favorite work of theirs.
[quote=Lisa Gerrard: Now we are free https://youtu.be/NBE-uBgtINg[/quote] That's a great one. Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix. This one doesn't give me goosebumps per se, but definitely makes me cry. Itzhak Perlman''s performance in Schindler's List https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLgJQ8Zj3AA https://ww...Jump to post
He was a class act. One of my favorite films of his is Dragnet. Such a silly movie with a heavyweight actor. Also, this interview is fantastic.
The pilots did a good job keeping it on center line. It's also interesting to see that the wheel isn't completely destroyed, only the tire. Probably had a much lower landing weight than the JetBlue incident. That's not to say that the wheel doesn't need to be replaced, though.Jump to post
Hey All, Mods, please move this to another forum if this is not the right spot. I did not see related topics, nor could I find any rules that prohibit this post. If I missed it, please feel free to take it down, and I meant no offense. Alaska Airlines is offering for the first time ever a friends an...Jump to post
I have questions! I apologise if the linked news story answers my questions, the link does not work in the EU. 1) How did he get onto the wing? 2) What was he trying to achieve? He breached a perimeter fence and he got on the wing by climbing up the motor. (The pilots had shut it down when they saw...Jump to post
I'm going to venture you're talking about the GTF. You can hear the grinding/growling noise at lower power settings. In Seattle, I can hear it and know instantly it's a DL A220 joining the LOC with the engines spooling from idle.
I'm curious what it is, too. Perhaps it's the gearbox?
I have some pics but I'm not sure if they're as detailed or close-up as you'd like. If the links don't work let me know and I'll find another way to share. https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNBTviaaRFeCWG7G6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/YMm1BgMt6cMev5cM7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/WFrZq6jCbDNZaCH38 https://phot...Jump to post
DocLightning wrote:Starlionblue wrote:DocLightning wrote:We do not alternate.
So does that not lead to uneven wear on the engines?
I second flipdewaf on the Daniel Raymer book. It's quite excellent. Here is another one I used in college and still have looked at occasionally: https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/book/10.2514/4.103278#:~:text=Introduction%20to%20Aeronautics%3A%20A%20Design%20Perspective%20shows%20students%20the%20methods,wit...Jump to post
The earlier mentions of the Buddy Holly and JFK Jr tragedies hammer home that a disproportionately high number of IFR/marginal VFR accidents involve non-IFR rated pilots. I don't know how routine this is and what any requirements are, but several pilots I know got limited "hood" flying wi...Jump to post
Same thing as Jetblueguy22. My CFI had me put my head down under the hood and maneuvered the plane around. After a while he asked "what's our attitude?" I replied "steep turn". We were straight and level. WOW. Mind blown at that point, and from then on I've never questioned how s...Jump to post
It's obviously not a good time in aviation right now, but when things pick up again don't rule out working for an airline. I'm an engineering with a major US airline in the Powerplant (propulsion) group. While we don't necessarily do some of the engineering work as the OEMs, we do perform analysis a...Jump to post
Got my BS in Aero Engineering. I work for an airline as a Powerplant (propulsion) Engineer. This is an engineering position, not a mechanic. The mechanics are my customer. It's a pretty fun and rewarding job. I have been doing it for 8.5 years and it's flown by (pun intended). There are other engine...Jump to post
Good launch for Atlas V and good insertion into orbit by the Centaur upper stage. Mars 2020 now completes the trio of probes enroute to Mars during this launch opportunity, following Tianwen-1 and the UAE Mars mission.. Rendez vous February 18th next year for the landing on the Jezero crater. Bon v...Jump to post
https://www.baesystems.com/en-us/produc ... ed-display
Just did a google search for joint helmet mounted cueing system and videos. Basically repeating what would be on a HUD, with additional capabilities. Pretty sweet.
You do realize every carrier is doing this, right?[/quote] Only Jetblue and Delta are forcing unpaid involuntary leaves via reduced hours or forced time off. Every carrier is not doing this. Do your research. All Carriers are reducing employees to normal minimum required hours: i.e. 40 hours for a f...Jump to post
Long term storage (up to 365 days) dictates a 5%-7% mix of additive in the oil system, and a preservation fluid in the fuel system. This requires both dry motoring and wet motoring. All the fuel and oil lines should still be wet, but with corrosion prohibiting compound. As for the internal part of t...Jump to post
If you have an offer from them, that means you were able to get through the hoops to get on board. I'm sure you could work something out with them to defer it to next summer if the industry improves. Take another offer as mentioned above, but keep Textron in the loop and be polite. I'm sure they wil...Jump to post
gmcc wrote:AS ran a couple of odd flights today maybe cargo runs or positioning flights. AS9800 from SAN to LIH and AS9802 from SEA to OAK. Both were 800. I guess the could have charters as well.
Is the way around that by just cutting hours and leaving rates unchanged? I was hopeful that language would keep folks whole. This is exactly what happened - hourly rates didn't change, but the hours we work did change. This effectively cuts our pay. It hurts, but honestly I'm still thankful to hav...Jump to post
There is guidance from the OEMs to actually use the recirc fans consistently. In fact, the guidance tells us that the not using the recirc fans is worse than using them. The reason is the HEPA filters. These filters actually work better the "dirtier" they are. The only reason why they are ...Jump to post
I work for AS, and have to say I am proud of what we accomplish. However, I feel that we put way too much emphasis on the JD Power award. Yes, I understand it is a great marketing tool, and that essentially is what it's about. However, I have to ask, has anyone actually purchased a product or been c...Jump to post
You can CDL the ventral strake. If you remove one, you have to remove the other so you don't have asymmetry. There is no performance penalty at my airline due to the fact that we consider both SSW and Blended winglet the same. The reason they are removed so frequently is due to the fact that they di...Jump to post
Here's a quick reference. It doesn't always hold true, but in most cases is accurate. Looking into the fan, you can tell if GE, Pratt, or RR. GE has a spiral that sort of looks like a "G", Pratt has a single stripe, and RR has a very long spiral on the spinner. RR https://commons.wikimedia...Jump to post
Alaska uses RNAV all the time. Woodreau is right, Alaska has many proprietary RNP approach and departure procedures. Most airports in Alaska don't have reliable ILS, as it can take 2 weeks to get a mechanic out to fix equipment. RNP became essential within the state of Alaska, as it allowed the plan...Jump to post
[/quote] The blades mating surfaces and the spacers get a Molybdenum Di sulfide lubricant. Only the elastometer spacers get petroleum based lubricant. As for AS, they made each fan blade traceable by serial number after the first SWA incident in 2016. They've been complying with the CFM SB since the...Jump to post
I'm not too familiar with what options are in the UAE, but I can tell you that airlines have engineering departments (not just technicians who touch the airplanes). I am an Aeronautical Engineer working for an airline in the US. I know Emirates has engineers, so you can look into them.Jump to post
Then there's those who are saying that Star Wars fan are just too demanding - they get upset that TFA was too similar to ANH but now they don't like that TLJ is "different". Well, I think tthat TLJ was too much like Empire Strikes Back! I agree that some of the fans are too demanding, as ...Jump to post
A stiff tailwind and the n1 can indicate backwards rotation. I've seen what amounted to -2% (it's not indicated as such). By the time that n2 gets to about 15% or so the n1 is stopped and will shortly start turning the proper direction. Yes, however you increase your risk for hot starts as you're f...Jump to post
My understanding of the the 737 engine startup checklist involves pushing APU air to the starter, monitoring N2, and then manually introducing fuel with a lever a dedicated lever, under the thrust lever, to achieve light-off. I've heard that the MAX will eliminate this relic of a step from the Jura...Jump to post
Makes sense. I assume this will technically use the wifi system and just be a carve-out from the paid portion of the service (much like using the Delta app to check on flight status is free). Texting uses very little data and bandwidth so it is unlikely to strain the system, although with some of t...Jump to post
All of the above are great suggestions. Just on the north side of Lahaina is Baby Beach. I highly recommend grabbing a 6 pack or two of Maui Bikini Blonde and hanging out there for a few hours in the afternoon. You can watch the sunset from there. Enjoy a nice beer sitting in the thigh deep water. I...Jump to post
Apologies if this has already been posted. Emirates just released a commercial mocking UA. http://www.businessinsider.com/emirates-united-airlines-ceo-feud-2017-4?utm_content=buffer9abba&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-ti I honestly think that's kind of tas...Jump to post
I believe most US based carriers do not accommodate non-revs like rev pax. I know my airline doesn't, so I'm on my own. It's OK, it keeps me on my toes and heightens the adventure. When I travel using Positive Space, then use I am treated like rev paxs.Jump to post