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by FlyHossD
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 520
Views: 87167

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

So your telling me if we were in Summer 2019 and they were doing this work UA would be running only 220 departures s day from EWR? Yeah, I don’t really think so. I'm guessing you have probably forgotten about September 2019 and runway construction at SFO. United did in fact reduce capacity for the ...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 520
Views: 87167

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

In EWR starting June 1 ( I believe ) one of the main runways closes for work until Oct 1 so there will be a reduced schedule This is just a weak excuse. I don’t think if we were outside of Covid times UA would have to reduce their footprint at EWR by 50% for runway construction especially when most...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 317
Views: 18531

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

This still doesn't mean that a CVR is a bad idea. It means some people abused their power, something that occurs without video or audio recording also. The key takeaway is having good protocols and checks and balances. The CVR is accepted and useful and video should be treated similarly. The potent...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 317
Views: 18531

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

And that's where you're wrong. There have been examples of recordings being misused before the event even reached reportable levels(to the NTSB, etc.). Many years ago and at the request of a captain, I acted as his representative at a non-union carrier. To make a long story short, the airline chose...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 317
Views: 18531

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

I have to agree. Why is the cockpit deemed this bastion of pilot privacy, that we dare not video record? What are you guys doing up there that’s so secret? Provided it’s like a FDR and not accessible unless an investigation requires it, I can’t see an issue. Meanwhile working on the ground I can’t ...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 520
Views: 87167

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

I noticed the 764 in the schedules for May...are those birds going to be back in the fleet that soon? Or is that going to be replaced in the schedule? Last I heard was that the 764s will be used initially from EWR and IAD to Hawaii in place of the PW777s. I don't have confirmation of that, though o...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/UA Orders 25x 777-9 Each, Anticipate High Demand
Replies: 8
Views: 3495

Re: AA/UA Orders 25x 777-9 Each, Anticipate High Demand

TTailedTiger wrote:
I heard it will be in 8 abreast with 36 inches of legroom for basic economy.


And Polaris on these new jets will feature those little fish that eat dead skin cells from your toes. Really!

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by FlyHossD
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops
Replies: 85
Views: 19603

Re: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops

I highly doubt SEA-BLR starts in Oct 2021, if ever at all. There is no way with the trajectory of international recovery, uncertainty of easing of international travel restrictions, and timeline of white collar employees returning to offices. Maybe 2022 but no way oct 2021 Is going to happen. Regar...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 233208

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Yes, the 737-700s and A319s pay less at UAL than their larger brethren as I recall. So at the bottom of the mainline pay scale are those two aircraft (and I would expect the A220-300 to fit there), then the large narrow body (A320, B738, B739, B752), then B753/B763 and finally wide body (B764, B772...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 233208

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Their 2018 E190/195/221 rates were $205. I think it went up 4% in 2019, so I think it’s around $213 for 12 year captain right now. Probably around $200 for a 5-7 year guy. Their FO rate is around $145 for 190/195/221. Their A220-300 rate is much higher. 12 year CA around $271, FO around $185 Edited...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AY signs LOI for electric Heart ES-19
Replies: 23
Views: 3167

Re: AY signs LOI for electric Heart ES-19

Dominion301 wrote:
This would be pretty awesome if it were to happen. The design looks like a cross between a DO-328 prop and a modern Dash 7.

4 Engines 4 Short Haul!


No doubt some customers will complain about the props!

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 233208

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

...I guess I can't understand what the biggest hiccup is with the mainline union pay demands for a smaller a/c. Are they wanting 737/320 prices for the 195/220? IIRC, the UAL ALPA contract has pay rates for the smaller jets like the E-195 and they are lower than the current smallest mainline narrow...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different manufacturers for jet engines #1 vs. #2
Replies: 25
Views: 4215

Re: Different manufacturers for jet engines #1 vs. #2

I think I recall from past discussions that engines from different vintages (e.g. line numbers 500 and 900) of the same make/model are allowed on a given airplane. Are airlines allowed to mix/match engines even further and do unusual combinations? Examples: [list] [*] PW4090 for engine #1; PW4098 f...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 233208

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Have heard that the pilots are not required to show up until 15 minutes before departure in their contract. I asked my sources about this and they all said that there's still no hard time to be at the aircraft. Rather, the pilots are required to be there in time to allow an on-time departure. Of co...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737 NG certified weights question
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: Boeing 737 NG certified weights question

I'm close to completing a review of the range of certified weights available for use by operators of Boeing and Airbus narrow-bodies... ...I haven't found this to an appreciable extent with Boeing widebodies as far as I can recall. Any insight into the factors that give rise to these odd-ball 737 N...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AmeriFlight Fleet PNW
Replies: 11
Views: 1463

Re: AmeriFlight Fleet PNW

AmeriFlight is one of the cargo feeder companies in the Pacific Northwest. They use different aircraft but mostly Beech 99s They are a hearty bird but how much longer will they be able to go and what would their replacement be? Ameriflight is hardly the only 99 operator for UPS. A number of carrier...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not wider runways?
Replies: 31
Views: 4477

Re: Why not wider runways?

It seems like a simple solution to what probably causes a whole lot of pilots a whole lot of stress when it comes to landing aircraft. Why not give them more room for error. I understand in some situations its a space issue. But even a few feet one way or the other might be the difference of an air...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PIC Swap With Two Captains?
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: PIC Swap With Two Captains?

Thanks for the responses guys! Follow up, on long-haul multiple-crew flights, what is the procedures for handling unexpected/emergency situations while the PIC/commander is in rest? In emergencies, the pilots on the flight deck will notify the captain/PIC. IIRC, the captain in the infamous AF447 ac...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 233208

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Thank you so much. These numbers are what was ‘felt’ onboard. Hopefully, they are staffing up and airport food vendors because things are teetering on the edge. This is THE time to get a new blend of loyal customers into the mix. I’m guessing most of the airlines have cut April too deep but I can’t...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?
Replies: 104
Views: 10163

Re: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?

In the late 1980s Continental Express used ATR-42s there, but they weren't great on one engine. They re-hired some Convair 580s, which United Express also had. Now that was a machine that had single engine turboprop power that bettered the original pair of Wrights working together! As I recall, CO ...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"
Replies: 52
Views: 7654

Re: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8piqd2BWeGI


Nice find - the 707 exploding is at about 2:08.
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readytotaxi wrote:
Trailer clip, aircraft appears at 6 sec mark. Frezze frame

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8piqd2BWeGI


Nice find - the 707 exploding is at about 2:08.

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by FlyHossD
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron announces end of production for King Air 90 & Citation Sovereign
Replies: 24
Views: 3303

Re: Textron announces end of production for King Air 90 & Citation Sovereign

There were a few King Air 90s made with the T-Tails like that of the Super King Airs.... What was the reason behind that? F90s. Few were built because they were kind of a neither fish nor foul aircraft. However, they were both fast and attractive. Never lots of takers... The F90 was a fun aircraft ...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 233208

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

LAXdude1023 wrote:
...Thats really it.

Right now IAH and especially DEN are leading the way back to the black for UA...


Let's not forget that Smisek's consultants recommended that UAL should close the DEN hub.

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107590

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

This morning I went back and watch the youtube interview video again with the pilot from UA1175, one part that really stuck out to me was when he was describing the explosion UA1175 experience followed by such a rapid loss of speed he almost hit the glare shield. And I kept thinking UA1175 was crui...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relaunch of the Dornier 328
Replies: 147
Views: 29307

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

What I was not aware of is the J328 is still operating commercial flights in the United States. Taos Air (Advanced) Denver Air Connection And until recently North Country Sky. Have passed through APA (Centenntial, the south side of Denver) a few times recently and have seen the Denver Air Connectio...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RNAV (RNP) Approaches In The U.S.
Replies: 31
Views: 2511

Re: RNAV (RNP) Approaches In The U.S.

I like them when they link directly from a STAR. There are no surprises as to how long the downwind (or how short) is going to be leading to either droning out forever or suddenly getting jammed into a base to final where you’ve been left high and probably fast. The only issue with them is they can...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 155 Island Hopper Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6626

Re: UA 155 Island Hopper Question

As a former Air Mike pilot who flew the Island Hopper on numerous occasions, I still know a few pilots based in GUM. And according to one source, there are currently NO former wide-body captains flying as first officers. He didn't remember any in the past, but wasn't perfectly certain of his memory ...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 155 Island Hopper Question
Replies: 73
Views: 6626

Re: UA 155 Island Hopper Question

Of course I understand the difference don't try to turn things around on me just because I proved you wrong. You entire argument centers around pilots don't give up widebody to fly narrowbody and that simply isn't true. And United has has captains step down voluntarily to first officer so they coul...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: " You're flying the Friendly Skies!"
Replies: 27
Views: 4998

Re: " You're flying the Friendly Skies!"

I'd almost forgotten about the brown pilot uniforms - still hideous.

The ads were enjoyable, so thanks for the link..

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by FlyHossD
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107590

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

...So you always want to turn into the exploded engine, eh “Captain”? What if the drag is sufficient to induce a rolling moment that you exasperated by banking into it and can no longer recover from? I would have gone left too to ensure that I wasn’t going to get into a roll rate that I couldn’t ge...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 233208

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

...I was told by a CO pilot years ago that the 764's shared pilot certification with their 772's That's not correct. The 767-400 is still a 767 and the shared type ratings are 757/767. The 777 is a separate or different type rating. The 767-400 instrument panel is rather similar to the 777 panel, t...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107590

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Going to correct a post made by me earlier, the rumor or first scuttlebutt about UA328 was more opinion and speculation of a few folks more so than anything based on facts or actual knowledge. Even the blood all over the engine and or inlet might not have been based on a factual observation. Still ...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107590

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

...Why take a left turn when your right engine is out? Did the fire extinguishing bottles malfunction? Design flaw that prevents fire extinguishing spray in case of an uncontained failure? All things being equal, why would you turn into the dead engine? Would the extinguishers work normally sans th...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107590

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

...does a bird Strike cause an engine to explode like that? I'm not trying to be pedantic and you're not alone in describing this engine failure as an explosion, but I don't see any evidence of an explosion. Rather, the engine failed and produced enough vibration to shed the cowling. The cowling is...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107590

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

I am a totally unknowledgeable internet nerd. My question on that video is: I'm assuming the flight crew would have the fuel shut off by that point, why is that section still glowing orange? Residual heat? Residual fuel still pouring in through a cut fuel line? Just wondering. There are other "...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 1832 CUN-IAH MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues
Replies: 41
Views: 10225

Re: UA 1832 IAH-CUN MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues

Looking at the flight data on FlightAware, it appears if it was an engine issue, it happened not long after reaching cruise altitude. Got to FL380, stayed for 8 minutes, then dropped down to FL240. If the engine was shut down at that point, then one must ask why didn't they turn around and go back ...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 1832 CUN-IAH MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues
Replies: 41
Views: 10225

Re: UA 1832 IAH-CUN MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues

The right or #2 engine has the engine driven hydraulic pump for the flaps and leading edge devices on the 737s. So maybe the two circles west of the airport were to complete the flap extension to 15 degrees prior to completing the approach. The backup electric pump supplies the same pressure (3,000 ...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo
Replies: 108
Views: 11619

Re: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo

Drones have crashed. Is there anyone who thinks they haven’t?

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by FlyHossD
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 94
Views: 10198

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

Britt was acquired by CO. Indirectly, yes. But IIRC, Britt was first acquired by PeoplExpress (PEX) and so Britt came under CO’s ownership with the acquisition and merger of PEX. Don’t forget to add Britt into that mix, Largest regional in the country at that time. The real value was the 88 slots a...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 94
Views: 10198

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

Lpbri wrote:
Britt was acquired by CO.


Indirectly, yes. But IIRC, Britt was first acquired by PeoplExpress (PEX) and so Britt came under CO’s ownership with the acquisition and merger of PEX.

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by FlyHossD
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235665

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

[photoid][/photoid] Also, I’ll ask again - does your car need to have a Lane Departure Warning System to notice that you’ve drifted out of your lane? The analogy is nonsensical. For those who are advocating additional warning systems - as if the gross thrust lever split, N1 split, right aileron inpu...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235665

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

You mean other than the large split in the thrust lever postions? Again, the large split in thrust position isn't a big warning in and of itself? The lever position may not directly correlate to a power setting, but a large split IS a warning. It is normal with aircraft such as the 737-500 with hyd...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235665

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

The 737 does not have an attention getter for asymmetric thrust levers like this. The first attention getter would have been on autopilot disconnect also associated with the rapid roll. You mean other than the large split in the thrust lever postions? Or the big difference in N1, etc.? Does your ca...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 16342

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

I could be wrong, but while almost all aircraft support CATIIIB landings (and airports too, I believe) it usually violates company minimums IIRC. Your decision height can be as low as 15m and RVR of 50. It is pretty cool, also your experience isn't shared by all on these landings, as I've seen peop...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did HUDs come to airliners so late?
Replies: 46
Views: 7050

Re: Why did HUDs come to airliners so late?

No operational or cost advantage. If it doesn’t add value or reduce costs, airlines don’t buy it. HUD allowed CAT III Ops, so AK bought it. Everyone else used conventional autoland. Exactly - it's a cost vs. value decision. I remember deadheading from PHX to IAH one morning and IAH was below CAT I ...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 233208

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Pre-merger UA was always big on Pratt. I believe they also swore off ordering any GE engines ever again after the Sioux City DC-10 crash. How times change. How management changes. GE really fought UA on who was responsible for that accident, but CO had a really strong relationship with GE. I wonder...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 94
Views: 10198

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

I think United buying Pan Am's Pacific routes, really kicked off al this merger activity which happened in 85. NW needed domestic feed to compete and from there it was one after another... My first thought and recollection upon reading the OP was the attempted Continental/Western merger, which was ...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 233208

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

adv40624 wrote:
The history of Boeing, United Airlines and Pratt & Whitney is actually very interesting...


I, for one, appreciated the historical perspective, even though I was already aware of it. It seems that some (many?) on this blog are not for various reasons. Thank you for your post.

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by FlyHossD
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wild Day at JAC
Replies: 37
Views: 6349

Re: Wild Day at JAC

Well it's not like JAC is surrounded by mountains. Fairly wide open North and South and East . But was looking at Jackson Hole webcam this AM and saw snowing at a good clip. Then later at work saw the AA divert planes. Like you say, at least they got (will get) there. While the Tetons are to the we...

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