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by CosmicCruiser
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A question about crew bases
Replies: 27
Views: 1940

Re: A question about crew bases

Just saying, if those pilots who work for a US major dug into their contracts, then there is probably a section on basing pilots outside of the contiguous US. I know at NW the agreement involved a living allowance premium for that exception and was applied to bases in ANC, HNL and GUM. Of course th...

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?
Replies: 21
Views: 996

Re: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?

I was always told from my flight Safety classes many many years a go the the US. uses 18,000' because it's half the atmosphere=500mb. When I went to the airlines I don't remember them saying much except the separate levels in Europe and other places. The oddest was Almaty, KZ where you descended on...

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?
Replies: 21
Views: 996

Re: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?

I was told my a PP buddy in UK that they do QFE if they stay local

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?
Replies: 21
Views: 996

Re: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?

I was always told from my flight Safety classes many many years a go the the US. uses 18,000' because it's half the atmosphere=500mb. When I went to the airlines I don't remember them saying much except the separate levels in Europe and other places. The oddest was Almaty, KZ where you descended on ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: International Flights' Listed Alternate Airport Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

Re: International Flights' Listed Alternate Airport Questions

An amusing story, I was flying Bangalore to Mumbai. The weather in Mumbai was very bad with torrential rain and low vis. We made two approaches and even with the HUD saw nothing. We announced our intent to go to our alt. which was Hyderabad and headed that way. When we landed the first thing ground ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Oct 16, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying
Replies: 31
Views: 4851

Re: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying

It didn't as long as I had it. It was late 40s I best I remember. It was stock, with original a/s ind. I sold it to another co. pilot that took it to ANC and put a bigger engine and balloon tires on it and made it a bush plane. Not sure if he put an electrical system in, somehow I doubt it.

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Oct 16, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying
Replies: 31
Views: 4851

Re: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying

It didn't as long as I had it. It was late 40s I best I remember. It was stock, with original a/s ind. I sold it to another co. pilot that took it to ANC and put a bigger engine and balloon tires on it and made it a bush plane. Not sure if he put an electrical system in, somehow I doubt it.

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by CosmicCruiser
Thu Oct 13, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying
Replies: 31
Views: 4851

Re: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying

Asa side note the C-150s always had radios but after that most airplanes came out of the factory with no radios. That was left up to the buyer. We would often have a portable VHF radio with us.

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Oct 12, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pulling jetways back from RON aircraft.
Replies: 16
Views: 3016

Re: Pulling jetways back from RON aircraft.

Never thought about it but would say both

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Oct 10, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying
Replies: 31
Views: 4851

Re: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying

Woodreau wrote:
CosmicCruiser wrote:
A J-3 with a radio? Mine didn't even have a battery! LOL

That would be time for Light gun. Lol

all I’d remember is green good red bad.

Did it many times ferrying new Cessnas from ICT but never in the J-3

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Oct 10, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying
Replies: 31
Views: 4851

Re: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying

A J-3 with a radio? Mine didn't even have a battery! LOL

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Oct 08, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying
Replies: 31
Views: 4851

Re: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying

I got my private license at Lawton in '68 when I won the powered flight encampment as a cadet in the CAP. Seems the old fellow who gave me my checkride was a Mr. Grigsby. He had something like a 4 or 5 digit license number!! There were about 20 of us from squadrons all over the country. We were take...

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing at New Delhi airport
Replies: 12
Views: 2514

Re: Landing at New Delhi airport

Even with all the haze and smoke I don't remember doing a CATIII landing. I do remember doing CATII landings but the HUD with EFVS made a big difference. I remember looking around the HUD to see what the F/O saw and it was totally brown. Through the HUD I saw a road, the app. lights and the runway.

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by CosmicCruiser
Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA6092 20JUL - TCAS maneuver - how common?
Replies: 11
Views: 2553

Re: AA6092 20JUL - TCAS maneuver - how common?

They're not uncommon. So common, in fact, that the A350 has auto-TCAS as standard and the A330 as an option. The A350 even has auto-TCAS during an automated emergency descent. As for how many events a year, I don't really know. I've seen TAs but not an RA yet. One more reason to watch your climb/de...

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Jul 22, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?
Replies: 21
Views: 3159

Re: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?

Well,I certainly don't want to get in an argument. It's not worth it. I won't print what I remember as fact because it has been a while but the major change after Narita was that you'll never try to salvage a hard landing. The call was go around and it didn't matter if you were at mins or bouncing o...

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Jul 20, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?
Replies: 21
Views: 3159

Re: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?

I don't remember the co. making a special designation about it. A hard landing you go around. Pitch +7deg max pwr and hold it. This came about after Narita. I think the proper call out was go around and not rejected landing. I thought Boeing revised their procedures after the EK accident in DXB. I ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?
Replies: 21
Views: 3159

Re: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?

That's standard procedure nowadays to Go Around after a hard landing and not try to salvage the landing. Prudent decision. Isnt it called a rejected landing not a go around ? I don't remember the co. making a special designation about it. A hard landing you go around. Pitch +7deg max pwr and hold i...

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by CosmicCruiser
Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question on flying GA into El Paso, TX
Replies: 10
Views: 1456

Re: Question on flying GA into El Paso, TX

Correct
. I got to do it a couple of times. Just saying you're not staying in the country's boundaries when you t/o & land. wasn't a biggy.

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by CosmicCruiser
Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?
Replies: 21
Views: 3159

Re: 737 Bounced landing and then go around -serious incident?

That's standard procedure nowadays to Go Around after a hard landing and not try to salvage the landing. Prudent decision.

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Jul 18, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question on flying GA into El Paso, TX
Replies: 10
Views: 1456

Re: Question on flying GA into El Paso, TX

checkout flying out of Luxembourg

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Jul 08, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: touring behind the scenes
Replies: 14
Views: 2272

Re: touring behind the scenes

At least where I was everything changed after 9/11. No tours except VIP arranged tours and as I was told here no longer are ARTCC nor towers tours available. If that's changed I don't know it.

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon May 09, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented crew - logging flight hours
Replies: 28
Views: 4450

Re: Augmented crew - logging flight hours

3&3 is 3 t/o & 3 ldg every 90 days

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri May 06, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FDX EVS and Adoption Across Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 2531

Re: FDX EVS and Adoption Across Airlines

The first EVS appeared on the fedex fleet around 2011/2012, on a MD11 if I remember well. Then suddenly, the whole fleet started to be retrofitted, except Airbuses. I was kind of shocked as it happened at a time when we, on the ramp, were asking for proper gloves and more ramp snakes for bulk ops, ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Apr 29, 2022 2:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented crew - logging flight hours
Replies: 28
Views: 4450

Re: Augmented crew - logging flight hours

There were guys that would bid RFO to make it easy then complain to the capt they were coming up on their 3 & 3. Then there was the issue of "hey man you knew this so why did you bid RFO? Ugly.

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by CosmicCruiser
Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented crew - logging flight hours
Replies: 28
Views: 4450

Re: Augmented crew - logging flight hours

I would say you would log the hours as a crewmember but probably won't get credit for a landing.

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Apr 20, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 5569

Re: airplane gliding

90deg bank, you're now aerobatic.

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: music/movie in cockpit on (ultra) long haul?
Replies: 20
Views: 4355

Re: music/movie in cockpit on (ultra) long haul?

We never went as far as robes and PJs. Sweat pants and a sweat shirt was typical.

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Apr 16, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Understanding Emergency Descent Altitudes
Replies: 18
Views: 2794

Re: Understanding Emergency Descent Altitudes

I guess what I'm not understanding is the time tables to certain altitudes. From, at least what we were taught, 51 min to 10,000'? That's hardly an emerg. descent. For us it was idle pwr, full speedbrakes and red line. It better not take 51 min or you will bust the chk ride. So what emerg. descent ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Thu Apr 14, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Understanding Emergency Descent Altitudes
Replies: 18
Views: 2794

Re: Understanding Emergency Descent Altitudes

I guess what I'm not understanding is the time tables to certain altitudes. From, at least what we were taught, 51 min to 10,000'? That's hardly an emerg. descent. For us it was idle pwr, full speedbrakes and red line. It better not take 51 min or you will bust the chk ride. So what emerg. descent a...

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Apr 08, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Favorite Song about aviation?
Replies: 69
Views: 10167

Re: Favorite Song about aviation?

5 Miles Out.....Mike Oldfield....There's a Be-18 (or Lockheed 10) on the cover High Flying Bird.....Zephyr Traveling Band.....Creedence Clearwater Revival...."737 coming out of the sky, take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride Teterboro Tower.......Arthur Godfrey.....1950s. He was a pilot as ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Apr 08, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 26517

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJU

Dumb question - but to cargo aircraft have escape slides on the L1 door, or to they just use a rope for the crew to evacuate? Don't know the answer to that, but they were actually taken off the aircraft by firefighters using ladders. Just saw a video a few minutes ago of them coming out.[/quote Car...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Apr 02, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altitude of the static 6g maneuver?
Replies: 13
Views: 2136

Re: Altitude of the static 6g maneuver?

.... Probably part of the reason a lot of flights go around the Himalayas. Also explains better something I never quite understood - why flying "The Hump" to China was so dangerous in WW2. Max cruising level for a laden WW2 planes was in the mid-20's; if you hit a strong up/down draft off...

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Apr 01, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: music/movie in cockpit on (ultra) long haul?
Replies: 20
Views: 4355

Re: music/movie in cockpit on (ultra) long haul?

Obviously there's extremes on both sides. I flew with a Capt. on the 727 many years ago who wouldn't turn on the thunderstorm lights in cruise and forbid any reading. every leg in the middle of the night was horrible. Then on the other end, I came up front from my rest period, MD-11, to find the F/O...

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by CosmicCruiser
Thu Mar 24, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOP pilot call-out differences?
Replies: 13
Views: 3238

Re: SOP pilot call-out differences?

Starlionblue wrote:
CosmicCruiser wrote:
Not only is it company specific but where I was they changed on a regular basis.


Yep. This always adds some spice to sim and line checks. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Especially when they change 1 week before your sim ride!

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Mar 23, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOP pilot call-out differences?
Replies: 13
Views: 3238

Re: SOP pilot call-out differences?

Not only is it company specific but where I was they changed on a regular basis.

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Mar 23, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 pushes nose down in flare mode
Replies: 12
Views: 4155

Re: A320 pushes nose down in flare mode

If I remember correctly, and anyone feel free to correct me, the MD-11 had something similar. The software update was done before I went to the jet but it had to do with LSAS trimming nose down at a given point in the flare to prevent tail strikes. guys told me something about the nose continuing up...

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline accident investigations SO 242, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 3625

Re: Airline accident investigations SO 242, etc.

As for choosing a field I would have to say it's as always easy to be a Monday morning quarterback, as we say. They had just had a horrible experience that left them with cracked windshields and a double engine failure. Time did not slowdown and I must admit if I had seen the terrain as I came out o...

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by CosmicCruiser
Tue Mar 15, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Layovers changed from pre covid
Replies: 5
Views: 3056

Re: Layovers changed from pre covid

From where I was, guys tell me that there are not many long layovers anymore and trips are constantly revised.

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Mar 09, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about quotation on MD-11 landing speeds.
Replies: 7
Views: 2390

Re: Question about quotation on MD-11 landing speeds.

Good catch. My mind just saw kts.

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 06, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about quotation on MD-11 landing speeds.
Replies: 7
Views: 2390

Re: Question about quotation on MD-11 landing speeds.

It's been a while since I was in either of the jets but I don't remember the MD-11 being 20-30kts faster than the DC-10 at the same wgt. . Remember that the -11 had higher landing weights so that accounts for some increase. Other than that what someone posted about the smaller horizontal stab is tru...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Feb 13, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Draft AC on Flight Path Management
Replies: 13
Views: 2513

Re: FAA Draft AC on Flight Path Management

3.2.2.1 An air carrier’s line operations policy should permit and encourage MFO and should incorporate the following: 1. Encouragement to manually fly the aircraft when conditions permit, including, at least periodically, the entire departure and arrival phases and potentially the entire flight, if...

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Feb 02, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the range of landing speeds for the MD-11?
Replies: 7
Views: 1681

Re: What is the range of landing speeds for the MD-11?

The Vapp at max ldg wgt was 168kts. Got to see it a few times. Better have your ldg data correct.

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by CosmicCruiser
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system
Replies: 15
Views: 2944

Re: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
CosmicCruiser wrote:
The Saberliner didn't have wing anti ice initially but you could get ice.


I only flew the Sabre 65 with the wing that heard ice was in the area would stall. We turned on the WAI lots after the two crashes.

Yep, different wing. I just flew a -40 & -60.

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by CosmicCruiser
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system
Replies: 15
Views: 2944

Re: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system

The Saberliner didn't have wing anti ice initially but you could get ice.

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 59
Views: 4970

Re: RTO for impending fire

Starlionblue wrote:
As an aside, would you really be looking at the fuel flow 10 knots before V1?


My thoughts exactly

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by CosmicCruiser
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 2402

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

Not sure what you're meaning with "a high-time 121 pilot could bid into the left seat,". Are you saying as a new hire or moving from one 121 carrier to another. As a new hire, as several people have said, you are at the bottom of the seniority list regardless of your hours and experience. ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Diverting back to origin airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1884

Re: Diverting back to origin airport

The Senator was also the guy who frequently rode for free on numerous Corp. jets but still tried to ramrod a bill that disallowed any corp. to write off the cost of their corp. jets above the cost of a coach class seat to the same city. I'll say no more.

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by CosmicCruiser
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?
Replies: 30
Views: 4349

Re: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?

If I missed something important tell me but I skipped down about half way thru the comments. First the Fedex crash in EWR was more complicated than just saying the -11 is dangerous. The Capt. made a significant error in his landing brief that resulted in a hard touchdown and big bounce. This was bef...

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