Typically on my flights from Japan to the US there was often a large fleet of Japanese fishing boats 600-800 miles off the coast. Hundreds of them following the schools of fish. I don't remember red and green lights but lots of white lights.Jump to post
chiki wrote:Very good exercise, its just shows how much more pollution you contribute when you flies First or Bus, really wonder how it compares with pvt jets, trains
Is it just me, or are the engines on the 75's particularly prone to failure? Seems like DL has had a number of in-flight emergencies with its 757 engines. You have to wonder if DL is flying them a bit past their prime and should have ordered the A321s earlier. I had 4 year as a B757 Captain. One st...Jump to post
Erebus wrote:Ah, so he's realised that throwing A380s/779s to every destination won't stick and that it is time to opt for smaller darts.
iahcsr wrote:Pyrex wrote:Just flew HNL-EWR this week (connecting from Hawaiian), that airport is a complete craphole, not sure $200 million would be enough even if they threw it all at HNL.
Are you referring to HNL in general or UA’s station specifically ?
NYPECO wrote:"A100-1000" sounds very strange.
Two little tidbits:
1. The only people NW treated worse than their employees were their passengers.
2. A sewage treatment North of Fargo was named by their pilots Lake Nyrop.
[quote=. On a not so related note, did NWA employ a sizeable amount of Dutch speaking cabin crew? I know we have Dutch speakers on our AMS flights but not sure if NWA did as well (considering they had so many AMS flights).[/quote] According to Wiki 90-93% of Dutch speak English. Probably higher on D...Jump to post
[quote="l DL tried HND from DTW, it didn't work out well for them. But seems to be functioning better from MSP. Slots are pretty tight into the HND market to begin with, not sure of the Japanese market will ease up at least for the run of the Olympics.[/quote] If I remember correctly (I could b...Jump to post
Prost wrote:One of my first layovers was in ORH on a NW DC-9-10. Late 1980s of course.
Longhornmaniac wrote:Looks like the new Food and Fuel/Cell Lot is opening sometime in July.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTJ8f5U ... e=youtu.be
Great find. Thanks for sharing. Amazing video.Jump to post
Robert Hays from “Airplane” was on the flight! That’s worth the price of the flight right there![/quote]
Was he nervous and sweating?
9w748capt wrote:#1 airliner? Delta and AA are airlines. As for #1 airliner, well... the DC-9 of course!
Not an engine expert, but couldn't the engines on a replacement aircraft just be motored each for 30 seconds after all of the pax deplane? Obviously that would double the starter engagements and HA could live with the much earlier replacements or have the engine manufacturer sell them a beefed up st...Jump to post
I am still hoping Southwest would pick up a few of these and convert them to all-Economy free-for-all seating 800 seater monsters! Imagine the joy of getting boarding position J37 or K49, and the adventure of walking across two decks looking for that coveted empty seat. I know I know this is not go...Jump to post
"I wonder what prompted it? I doubt that the airport worker just up and punched someone out of the blue for no reason."
He saw the man's face and wanted to 'Brexit."
mcdu was right on. Additionally radar does not pick up hail (poor reflecting material.) So always do as mcdu wrote.Jump to post
Functionality. They will show dirt, grime or other things that FA's uniforms pick up during inflight service. An apron can only cover up so much.Jump to post
After 29,000 hours flying planes the B757-200 was my favorite to fly (pay and work rules wise the B744.) Some of the things I loved about the B757 were: 1. Pitch up on T/O was 22-23 degrees. 2. Flying with a full load from DTW-SEA in the summer could go right to FL390. 3. Could take a full load DTW/...Jump to post
Having retired from the airlines and then flew for 5 years charter/corporate jets here are my observations. First as to the cause of the engine failures the suggested causes mentioned above are all possible, especially the engine icing. As for the safety comparison of corporate/charter jets and comm...Jump to post
I would think there would have been some sort of anti-skid warning. You can't brake a wheel that isn't there.Jump to post
Geographical definition of Europe is the area west of the Ural mountains. So while maybe 90% of Russia is east of the Urals probably 90% of the Russian population is west of the Urals, and the vast amount of flying for Aeroflot is in the west.Jump to post
I think the training requirements for such a circular runway will be significantly different and since not all airports will convert over, won't any such move cause an (unacceptable?) uptick in accidents and incidents until the pilot community's learning curve meets the level of competence and expe...Jump to post
We welcome and bow down to our new masters. (We need emoticons.)Jump to post
As is. it's an O&D city, both domestic and South America. Could they re-time a bunch of flights to make connecting opportunities? Yes, but with that 800# gorilla an hour north it seems like a waste of resources.Jump to post
codc10's reply#2 was right on. Commercial Flights Per ICAO Annex 6, Part I, section 4.3.6 "Fuel Requirements," airplanes should calculate their required fuel quantity as follows (summary; see below for actual ICAO text): •Taxi fuel •Trip fuel (to reach intended destination) •Contingency fu...Jump to post
If I did know their names I certainly would not tell you.Jump to post
Do you like/believe statistics? I'm a retired pilot and flew 29,000 hours with no accidents. Had some engine failures, prop problems but the scariest was as a Navy pilot. So your round trip is 4 yours so if I had an accident today your chance of an accident is 0.0001379. I think you're <acronym titl...Jump to post
Most pilots use a wing down and top rudder in crosswinds. I found when I moved to DC-10s and B744s that to make sure you didn't contact a pod engine just fly a crab until just before touchdown and then kick the rudder to have the nose straight down the runway. One other thing; You (being in the cock...Jump to post
In the march 2016 Air Line Pilot magazine the article starts with this "On August 1, 2015 a young U.S. Marine Corps pilot delivered a Boeing Vertol <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym>-46 tandem helicopter helicopter - the very airframe her father flew in the early days of the Vietna...Jump to post
True story (wink, wink.) His job was servicing the aircraft toilet tank. All day long one airliner after another. On de-coupling often the hose would drip down to his hand and down his arm into his shirt and under shirt. His wife would complain when he came home about his small. One particularly sme...Jump to post