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by flybaurlax
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When jetliners are offered with multiple powerplant options, how do they decide which to choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 2136

Re: When jetliners are offered with multiple powerplant options, how do they decide which to choose?

Commonality between fleet types is a big factor. Consider A320 family operators that have the CFM56-5B engines, and started to operate NEO A320 fam aircraft. The LEAP-1A would be a clear choice over the P&W GTF, as that customer already has experience and service history with Safran/GE. It certa...

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by flybaurlax
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4237

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

They're allowed to share their opinions and voice their displeasure regarding Dave. They're asking for him to be canceled, not just voicing their displeasure. However, just because you don't like it doesn't mean it needs to stop. There are certain things that Dave says that I can understand how peop...

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by flybaurlax
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MX Systems in 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: MX Systems in 2021

Alaska Airlines uses TRAX.

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by flybaurlax
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: VIDEO: Absolutely AMAZING 150kg model Concorde takeoff!
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

Re: VIDEO: Absolutely AMAZING 150kg model Concorde takeoff!

Quite impressive. I love the tags on the fuselage stating that more details will be completed next winter time.

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by flybaurlax
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190046

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Forgive me if not on topic, but it is regarding a charter airlift. A meme creator raised over $1M in 3 hours to charter planes to get people out of there. Quite amazing. https://www.gofundme.com/f/flyaway-emergency-afghan-rescue-mission https://www.good.is/afghanistan-rescue-mission It is impressive...

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by flybaurlax
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25704

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

Is anyone familiar with the 737 Classic flight deck? After they slam down, two red lights at the center above where the EICAS would be light up. What does that mean and is it normal? Those are the "REVERSER UNLOCKED" lights, they illuminate to let the crew know the reversers are unlocked,...

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by flybaurlax
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Welding in the main gear well ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1607

Re: Welding in the main gear well ?

I can only speak for 737s, but welding is prohibited anywhere on the aircraft. The part has to be removed first, as fr8mech mentioned. Maybe you saw people just moving between you and the light?

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by flybaurlax
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska 321neo N927VA
Replies: 10
Views: 5997

Re: Alaska 321neo N927VA

#2 engine fuel nozzle change. They're a pain to change on the LEAP engines, so it takes a few days to do so.

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by flybaurlax
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2948

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

Family Guy had some great highlights on this very topic: Sting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwAhuEVuM7c Piggybacking off the other thread about Eddie Vedder or Scott Stapp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvQz9uQVNkA The Cranberries have a plethora of lyrics that I misunderstood growing up when ...

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by flybaurlax
Wed May 19, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines diverting to stations they don't serve
Replies: 11
Views: 4663

Re: Airlines diverting to stations they don't serve

https://www.spireflight.com/en. They handle logistics of hard stands, fueling, towing, etc for airports that aren't served by that operator.
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Airlines often have contracts with logistics companies that figure out the ground handling portion. I know of a large operator that uses Spire for diversions. https://www.spireflight.com/en. They handle logistics of hard stands, fueling, towing, etc for airports that aren't served by that operator.

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by flybaurlax
Wed May 12, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL wins JD Power award for best North American airline
Replies: 44
Views: 6623

Re: DL wins JD Power award for best North American airline

How much weight does this survey have? It's really about advertising power - I nor others that I know (friends or family) have ever purchased products/services because of JD Power Award influence. As an AS employee, congrats to DL! They have made it their priority to win it from AS for years now. I...

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by flybaurlax
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dealership Seattle
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Re: Car dealership Seattle

https://www.ebautobrokers.com/. I knew what model I was looking for, though. However, they were great and can find you a plethora of cars that are in great condition.
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I bought my used Mini Clubman S from Elliott Bay Autobrokers. https://www.ebautobrokers.com/. I knew what model I was looking for, though. However, they were great and can find you a plethora of cars that are in great condition.

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by flybaurlax
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 6002

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

Stupid question - could he have not tased her instead of shooting her? Genuinely asking.

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by flybaurlax
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 10988

Re: Ship happens - Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

https://www.insider.com/best-memes-ever ... jam-2021-3
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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

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by flybaurlax
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: what kind of process does a company have to do when she's working on a new livery?
Replies: 25
Views: 2853

Re: what kind of process does a company have to do when she's working on a new livery?

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/...

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by flybaurlax
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2280
Views: 289442

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

QXAS wrote:
I just got off of 482. Outstanding flight down to SAN. The Max is much quieter than the NG, I didn’t need my noise cancellation on this morning’s flight.


How does it compare in noise to the A321NEO?

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by flybaurlax
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate Multitasking
Replies: 14
Views: 1356

Re: Inappropriate Multitasking

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...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daft Punk is no more
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Re: Daft Punk is no more

cjg225 wrote:
I think the TRON: Legacy soundtrack is actually my favorite work of theirs.



The way I look at it, that movie is just one really long music video for them. I love the tracks. There have been talks for another TRON; if it happens, I hope they do the soundtrack.

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by flybaurlax
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 87
Views: 29045

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

[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...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Christopher Plummer
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: RIP Christopher Plummer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dQPdt5igyI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x70o5lTd1U
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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dQPdt5igyI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x70o5lTd1U

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by flybaurlax
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus A320NEO landing with nosegear at 90 degrees at BSL
Replies: 28
Views: 5585

Re: Pegasus A320NEO landing with nosegear at 90 degrees at BSL

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.

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by flybaurlax
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines Friends and Family Discount
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Alaska Airlines Friends and Family Discount

EA CO AS wrote:
Use the code CARELINE instead. :)


Don't listen to this nonsense :spin:

In all seriousness, both are acceptable :).

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by flybaurlax
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines Friends and Family Discount
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Alaska Airlines Friends and Family Discount

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...

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by flybaurlax
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737
Replies: 86
Views: 15111

Re: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737

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...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Neo sound
Replies: 14
Views: 4886

Re: A320 Neo sound

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?

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by flybaurlax
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airbus A320 wing body fairing
Replies: 8
Views: 2579

Re: airbus A320 wing body fairing

I meant to say PM me your email address if you'd like additional pictures.

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by flybaurlax
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airbus A320 wing body fairing
Replies: 8
Views: 2579

Re: airbus A320 wing body fairing

PM me your and I'll send you pics. I'm onsite on an A320 and can take pics from various angles if that will help.

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by flybaurlax
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airbus A320 wing body fairing
Replies: 8
Views: 2579

Re: airbus A320 wing body fairing

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...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In your airline, do you start the APU upon landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 4644

Re: In your airline, do you start the APU upon landing?

DocLightning wrote:
Starlionblue wrote:
DocLightning wrote:
We do not alternate.


So does that not lead to uneven wear on the engines?


In terms of engine longevity, it doesn't really make a difference. The wear and tear normally comes from the full thermal cycle, with the harshest part in the takeoff and climb.

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by flybaurlax
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical Cheat sheet for aerospace and aeronautical engineers
Replies: 10
Views: 3548

Re: Technical Cheat sheet for aerospace and aeronautical engineers

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...

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by flybaurlax
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spatial disorientation accidents, how do they happen with aircraft with (properly working) instruments?
Replies: 23
Views: 3462

Re: Spatial disorientation accidents, how do they happen with aircraft with (properly working) instruments?

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...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spatial disorientation accidents, how do they happen with aircraft with (properly working) instruments?
Replies: 23
Views: 3462

Re: Spatial disorientation accidents, how do they happen with aircraft with (properly working) instruments?

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...

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by flybaurlax
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Considering Aviation Engineering
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: Considering Aviation Engineering

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...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Calling all Non-pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 2801

Re: Calling all Non-pilots

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...

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by flybaurlax
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35422

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

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...

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by flybaurlax
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When do aircraft engine RTS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1824

Re: When do aircraft engine RTS?

I'm not sure I follow your question. Can you narrow down specifically what you're looking for?

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by flybaurlax
Tue May 12, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What do fighter pilots see in their helmets?
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Re: What do fighter pilots see in their helmets?

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.
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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.

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by flybaurlax
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 50281

Re: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave

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...

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by flybaurlax
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Care During Storage
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

Re: Engine Care During Storage

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...

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by flybaurlax
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does anyone here happen to work for Textron Aviation who know the status of the upcoming summer internship program?
Replies: 4
Views: 1233

Re: Does anyone here happen to work for Textron Aviation who know the status of the upcoming summer internship program?

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...

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by flybaurlax
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 92339

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

gmcc wrote:
Had not heard of OAK being a parking spot, only GSO,
OKC and SAT


Here's the list
ANC
EAT
GEG
GSO
JFK
LAS
OAK
OKC
PDX
PHX
SAN
SAT
SNA

I think QX is going to HIO, PDX, EAT, and GEG, but not totally sure.

Crazy times.

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by flybaurlax
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 92339

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

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.


OAK will be a parking spot for some of the fleet. So I suspect that's where it was heading.

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by flybaurlax
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 92339

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

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...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5.7 Earthquake Near SLC
Replies: 41
Views: 8033

Re: 5.7 Earthquake Near SLC

The fire suppression system in the ATC Tower was leaking. Apparently the backup facility was deemed unsafe, so they had to close the airport.

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by flybaurlax
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)
Replies: 46
Views: 6019

Re: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)

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 ...

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by flybaurlax
Fri May 31, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 7750

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

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...

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by flybaurlax
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Split Scimitars missing dorsal winglet
Replies: 18
Views: 2224

Re: 737 Split Scimitars missing dorsal winglet

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...

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by flybaurlax
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can you tell what engine a plane is using just by looking at it?
Replies: 26
Views: 3195

Re: Can you tell what engine a plane is using just by looking at it?

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...

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by flybaurlax
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about RNAV Approaches and who uses them.
Replies: 26
Views: 3289

Re: Question about RNAV Approaches and who uses them.

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...

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