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by Semaex
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 16759

Re: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR

I obviously don’t understand how slots work. As EIN has around 5m pax per year using one runway. But LGW has 46m passengers per year using one runway. So how can it not have enough slots? Can someone explain? From a business aviation point of view EIN is one of the worst airports I know of. The pro...

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by Semaex
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NATO Phonetic Alphabet Pronunciation for Numbers
Replies: 25
Views: 4013

Re: NATO Phonetic Alphabet Pronunciation for Numbers

Starlionblue wrote:
FIFE is pronounced "fie", rhymes with "pie" followed by "ff" as in the first letter of "funk" in German.


For the love of God, I still can't make it anything else than FIVE. I look rediculous trying to make it sounds different :lol:

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by Semaex
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NATO Phonetic Alphabet Pronunciation for Numbers
Replies: 25
Views: 4013

Re: NATO Phonetic Alphabet Pronunciation for Numbers

Boston John was very fond of saying "tree" for three. Man, that guy was one in million. That's what I was told to do in flight school. Growing up and flying in a mostly non-english environment, I can totally understand why we do that. Not everybody can do the "TH", and it's bett...

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by Semaex
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Costs in Aviation
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: Costs in Aviation

Hello all, I work for a businessjet operator, and so we fly to unusual airports ad-hoc all the time. My part is to calculate the cost of a trip and do the actual dispatching as well. So from the field of work I'm in there are the following ways to approach the matter of "pricing": Naturall...

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by Semaex
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum length/number of instructions/clearances from ATC?
Replies: 25
Views: 3159

Re: Maximum length/number of instructions/clearances from ATC?

It really get's funny when OPS drops you a flight plan which ATC then alters completely... like: "REBUL that's Romeo Echo Bravo Uniform Lima then Upper Mike niner eight five until LUMAS Lima Uniform Mike Alpha Sierra then Upper Mike niner seven six until SOSUR Sierra Oskar Sierra Uniform Romeo...

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by Semaex
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum length/number of instructions/clearances from ATC?
Replies: 25
Views: 3159

Re: Maximum length/number of instructions/clearances from ATC?

It really get's funny when OPS drops you a flight plan which ATC then alters completely... like: "REBUL that's Romeo Echo Bravo Uniform Lima then Upper Mike niner eight five until LUMAS Lima Uniform Mike Alpha Sierra then Upper Mike niner seven six until SOSUR Sierra Oskar Sierra Uniform Romeo ...

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by Semaex
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crewing Question
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: Crewing Question

My 2c on this: It's actually not only about the seating capacity of the aircraft, but also the layout. If you have a Business/First class that is visually seperated from Economy, you also need a dedicated F/A in there, even though there may only be 1 pax in this area. Something similar actually happ...

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by Semaex
Wed May 16, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?
Replies: 55
Views: 7130

Re: Is there a minimum "rest" time for an aircraft?

I've seen the Alleigent Mad Dogs @HGR sit for less than 45 minutes before turn around which I found to be quite short. Ha! Amateurs. I work in BizAv, and the fastest I've seen a crew do a turnaround landing until wheels up again was 8 minutes. Which is fascinating, since our aircraft don't have rev...

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by Semaex
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A career transition into aviation
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: A career transition into aviation

Hi there Kno, I work in Europe in the General Aviation Charter business as a Dispatcher and Pilot, and from the things you say I can very well imagine you become a broker (which naturally is my personal nemesis) OR you could join the light side of the force and become a sales assistant or financial ...

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by Semaex
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 15363

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

To your second point, the issue here is the rate of resignations v recruitment v allowable workload. It’s all about those 11 frames now flying and being flown by a smaller number of pilots, these pilots are now working at capacity, more of them continue to leave than can be replaced in the short to...

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by Semaex
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: So I am getting lessons to get a PPL soon
Replies: 22
Views: 2059

Re: So I am getting lessons to get a PPL soon

Use the books that your flying school recommends. It's quite often the ones by Pooleys. Forget about the iPad for now - you will be learning with a chart, pen, ruler and an ancient piece of equipment called a flight computer. Good luck and enjoy it. Ok. Thanks. But, I'll use an Electronic flight co...

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by Semaex
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde cruise alt & Armstrong limit.
Replies: 13
Views: 2606

Re: Concorde cruise alt & Armstrong limit.

Thanks all for your knowledgeable replies. If I may add a question: I have heard of the theory that Concorde could sustain a suitable cabin pressure with 2 windows blown out on any point of the aircraft - but I highly doubt it could sustain 5000ft. So which altitude would the cabin be able to hold, ...

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by Semaex
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Temperature affects flight level
Replies: 10
Views: 1432

Re: How Temperature affects flight level

and about the temperature section, i didn't really get it,so does the temperature affects the vertical distance of the pressure altitude ? Colder air is more dense. Therefore the true altitude difference between pressure levels shrinks. As a rule of thumb it is 4% per 10°K difference from standard....

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by Semaex
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Barometer settings
Replies: 18
Views: 1968

Re: Barometer settings

Don't forget metric flight levels in China. ;) Please don't start! :D And countries with a lot of IFR traffic in the lower airspace (anywhere in Europe) will also not be able to adhere to local altimeter settings every couple of minutes or when crossing a border. No, I'm happy with a different TL/T...

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by Semaex
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost to return to airport
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: Cost to return to airport

Another thing to take care of in an emergency: Crew duty. If you are on your fourth or fifth rotation of the day, a diversion may well mean that the aircraft has to stay overnight at the diversion airport, or another crew has to proceed to the aircraft. Time and cost consuming for sure. I disagree....

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by Semaex
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport
Replies: 51
Views: 9693

Re: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport

Anybody from the US able to explain the 1 cent less than 75k? https://youtu.be/s6FkJplgR8c This video explains it all If this video were the only explanation, then why not settle for 1 cent less than a mil? ;) There must be a legal issue regarding the 75k. But I guess it's been answered already. Re...

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by Semaex
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next important technology?
Replies: 47
Views: 3518

Re: Next important technology?

I suspect the next advancement would be improved software and redundancies such that single pilot operation becomes feasible and safe for many occasions, airlines would eat up the potential crew cost savings and less space allocated towards the cockpit == more space allocated to revenue generating ...

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by Semaex
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost to return to airport
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: Cost to return to airport

In addition to fuel, what are the cost considerations in deciding whether or not to return to the airport almost immediately after takeoff due to a medical emergency? "Whether or not" is in most cases not a consideration. What has to be done will be done in order to save a life. But I ass...

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by Semaex
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport
Replies: 51
Views: 9693

Re: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport

Anybody from the US able to explain the 1 cent less than 75k?

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by Semaex
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Barometer settings
Replies: 18
Views: 1968

Re: Barometer settings

In the flight sim I use, after I take off, the checklist tells me to set barometers to 'STD' as required. What does STD stand for? I can't seem to find any information on it by googling it. And why is the standard QNH setting 1013.25 hPa or 29.92 in Hg? The standart setting (29.92 inHG in the US, 1...

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by Semaex
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Dispatchers
Replies: 54
Views: 6272

Re: Airline Dispatchers

In Europe, there aren't dispatchers per se (they don't have the same legal authority on a flight), but are called Flight Commanders who do many of the same pre-flight functions as dispatch. We don't have the same legal responsibilities as our US colleagues, that is true. But other than that, we sha...

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by Semaex
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings
Replies: 45
Views: 13752

Re: Eurowings A340 ops starting March 8th, 2018

Why the route to Vienna? What's the point of this?

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by Semaex
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 218556

Re: LH introduces revised livery

A CRJ900 has just been repainted as well. Any pictures yet? How have the general German press received this LH makeover ? To be honest, I have not seen a single online article about the new c/s in any of the many newspapers I read on a regular basis. Which I guess is a good sign. Germans are premiu...

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by Semaex
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAPL to PPL Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

Re: LAPL to PPL Conversion

I second that what Stalionblue and Fabo wrote. On the plus side you also have the amazing experience of flying in the US, which you will notice from the start is much more relaxed. The airspace seems bigger and less crowded, everybody seems more down to earth and loves flying, and especially as a st...

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by Semaex
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 218556

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

It raises the question, where the "font update" has gone. This looks exactly like the current font.

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by Semaex
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 218556

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

It's a nice one! I like the national colors on the top of the stabilizer. Naaaa, the national colours at the top of the tail fin would remind many people of Interflug: 2400666 Inter-what? Seriously though. Not a lot of people outside of this forum really remembers Interflug. Those who remember didn...

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by Semaex
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pilots win UK union recognition.
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: Ryanair pilots win UK union recognition.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42870811 "Balpa will elect five union representatives who will lead future negotiations on issues such as pay, hours, rostering and holidays with the airline." Should make for a quiet summer. It remains to be seen whether this will have an impact on FR d...

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by Semaex
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 23666

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

I mean, legally, ESAs do not qualify as service animals as far as I know, so it's up to the passenger to utilize common sense. A peacock as a pet is already a stretch. As an ESA, it's just a joke. Seriously though. If a dog or cat as an ESA isn't enough, maybe the person in question really has issu...

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by Semaex
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where to look up aircraft equipment codes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: Where to look up aircraft equipment codes?

Thank you. Yes, I'm quite interested in the details of flight planning, since I'm aiming to become a flight dispatcher once im done with school. Of course I understand that you can't share that information. For the moment I will stick with SDFGRY/SB1 in the hope thats not too far away from the actu...

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by Semaex
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where to look up aircraft equipment codes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: Where to look up aircraft equipment codes?

Semaex, I'm actually just a flight simmer. When flying on online networks, I love to keep the Flight Planning as realistic as possible by also giving the correct equipment codes. But for the Q400s it is quite hard to find out which code that is. I understand. That's a high degree of realism you're ...

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by Semaex
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where to look up aircraft equipment codes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: Where to look up aircraft equipment codes?

bruh wrote:
Im talking about the 10a equipment code, the ads capability, and the faa equip code.

With a CFMU/NOP access you could also find out these things. I am not sure if I'm allowed to share such information, therefore I rather not.
Mind if I ask what you want this information for?

Regards,

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by Semaex
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where to look up aircraft equipment codes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: Where to look up aircraft equipment codes?

Yea I already know these websites. The problem about this is, that its hard to get details about which equipment is used by a specific airline. So I guess there is no way to have a look into real world ATC FPLs? Well yes of course there is ;) EW (and every other operator I have found on a quick sea...

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by Semaex
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 218556

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Sorry, but what does Blue have to do with Germany? One of the many things I love about Lufthansa is how their brand distinctly gives off a German feel, and the yellow (Although not quite a German color prior to the 20th century) aided in that. Blue has nothing to do with Germany, you're righ. But L...

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by Semaex
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 218556

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Stretch the crane across the forward fuselage, in silver.... Like the tulip on Turkish Airlines' rear fuselage.... Or Paint the fuselage silver, matching the crane on the tail of the 'leaked' image, and then paint an enlarged crane on the forward fuselage in white with titles in blue.... Any talent...

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by Semaex
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 218556

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Negative...latest landing possible is 23:59local due to the night curfew at FRA. It is pitch black by then...true... 2259loc actually. Although they could apply for one of the limited availability night slots. I'm just not sure that would be worth the hassle. Especially now that the new c/s is leak...

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by Semaex
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 218556

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

N14AZ wrote:
MrGtheSheepA346 wrote:
Dutch website upinthesky suggests that this is how LHs new livery will look like:
It reminds me of Corsair...

... and me of Finnair.


What, this isn't Finnair?

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by Semaex
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do airlines train pilots from scratch?
Replies: 31
Views: 3207

Re: Do airlines train pilots from scratch?

From a European standpoint: Thank you. Very interesting. Are "Ready-Entry" and "Direct-Entry" accepted technical terms in the industry? Not sure if these are technically the correct terms. I wouldn't use them on an application letter. But you will find these two terms often in j...

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by Semaex
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do airlines train pilots from scratch?
Replies: 31
Views: 3207

Re: Do airlines train pilots from scratch?

How does it work? Let me split this into numbered questions so that it's easier to respond. 1. Do airlines hire licensed pilots and train them for a certain aircraft type? Or do they hire the pilots who are already trained for a certain type of aircraft? 2. Is it common for a pilot to change the ty...

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by Semaex
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 218556

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Some sources talk to a Brazilian blog that is the new LH color scheme http://caixapretadasolange.blogspot.com.br/2018/01/plantao-caixa-preta_17.html OH GOD please no. I really don't care if the yellow dissapears. But I could very much imagine the logo in a silverish style (unlike the white, which i...

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by Semaex
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 218556

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

redcap1962 wrote:
I ask myself why they didn't introduce it already together with their first A350... :? :roll:


Because they introduced it in 2017, and supposingly they want the new c/s in 2018, for the "100th anniversary"

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by Semaex
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RAD Hours Restriction?
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: RAD Hours Restriction?

The times in brackets are used during the Summer, the times not in brackets are used during the Winter. The summer is as per the clocks in the EU. Last Sunday in March at 0100UTC until the last Sunday in October at 0100UTC. The durations change mainly becuase of the larger traffic flow in the Summe...

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by Semaex
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 218556

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Looks like a revised livery is happening. Per 747classic on another forum, he states that D-ABYA, LH's first 747-8, has been ferried to Rome for paint as the first aircraft in the new livery. He cites: http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4 If this is indeed true, when will t...

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by Semaex
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 218556

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

A user on german airliners.de suggests that LH will introduce a revised livery in 2018. (http://forum.airliners.de/topic/45349-aktuelles-zur-deutschen-lufthansa-ag/?page=491&tab=comments#comment-780581) Thoughts? What do you expect from LH? So reading through the thread on airliners.de, there i...

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by Semaex
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme
Replies: 126
Views: 19579

Re: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme

I always thought this was the most plausible solution to continue a380. There are plenty of trunk routes in china where a380 could be applied. Chinese air space is tight. All the major airports will be seriously slot constrained. Those major routes could all use a380 capacity. Slot constraints are ...

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by Semaex
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question
Replies: 52
Views: 4376

Re: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question

Having taken several aircraft to be stored/scrapped, the fuel that is in the tanks when you arrive stays there. The fuel load is certainly as legal as it could be, but it's not worth the expense of getting the fuel out of the tanks. You can't sell it back to the fuel company and it could only be us...

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by Semaex
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Dispatchers
Replies: 54
Views: 6272

Re: Airline Dispatchers

Cadet985 wrote:
My paperwork for school will be going out in tomorrow’s mail. I’m excited and nervous.

Marc

Wish you all the best!

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by Semaex
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest certifiable maximum altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 6943

Re: Highest certifiable maximum altitude

benbeny wrote:
At FL430 and above, do you really count for the curvature of the earth for flight planning and descent purpose?

No. Who gave you that idea?

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by Semaex
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Dispatchers
Replies: 54
Views: 6272

Re: Airline Dispatchers

Obviously, my preference would be to find a job with an airline here in the States. Should that not work out for whatever reason, do other countries recognize the FAA license? Not sure, but the legality of a dispatcher's responsibilities are not equal around the world. In the states, you and the ca...

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by Semaex
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 8827

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

Do planes have to pay fees for landing in a diversion? If so can the airport charge what they like or is there special universal rates? Goodday. If I may comment from a Business Operator point of view: Diversions occur rather often in our line of work. Partly because clients want to fly to VFR or o...

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by Semaex
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Dispatchers
Replies: 54
Views: 6272

Re: Airline Dispatchers

Obviously, my preference would be to find a job with an airline here in the States. Should that not work out for whatever reason, do other countries recognize the FAA license? The place where I did my on-the-job-training only had 3 dispatchers with EASA license, the other 12 had the FAA one. They a...

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