The Safest Date in Aviation history? Feb 29. I can’t think of a single major airline accident that occurred on this day.Jump to post
This is a ridiculous idea and debating it, winglets or not, Is only an academic exercise at best. Is the SJ30 even certified? Regardless, all the reasons this is a terrible idea have been mentioned. Wet footprint, contingency planning. FANS 1A equip requirements, etc. I’ve seen the Air Ambulance Lea...Jump to post
Did AA ever have San Francisco-Jamaica Non-stop service? I doubt it.Jump to post
The plane I fly BBD GLEX limitations require minimum 15 minutes from landing to take off Due brake heating...brakes need time to get to max temp after landing before a take off is considered. Granted a GLEX is not an airliner and we typically carry 1-2 passengers but 15 mins cannot be beaten (on/off...Jump to post
Fascinating. Thanks for sharing. I’ve been a frequent KPHL visitor as a corporate pilot since the early 90s and remember the old Atlantic Aviation GA facility near to the main terminal parking structure. I believe the hangar is still there but now used for AA maintenance. The new Atlantic Aviation h...Jump to post
To take Heathrow (EGLL) as an example, its airfield identifier is the 4th letter "L", however as it is also the Master airfield for the area, its 3rd letter is also "L". Two airfields in the same region I'm familiar with are EGL M (White Waltham) and EGL J (Chalgrove). Also EGLF...Jump to post
The Marriott Waikoloa (Kona) is shutting down this Thursday. Not sure about other Marriott properties on the Big Island but likely a similar story.Jump to post
Speaking of Globals...one would think a plane built in Canada could tolerate staying outside on a very cold night. It can’t. If you can’t find a hangar for your Global when the temp
dips below -10C she wakes up angry the next morning and stuff doesn’t work right.
N776AU wrote:The problem with 1 and 3 is that you have environmentalist wackos in charge. Not gonna happen in a million years.
What about the poor buggers going the other direction? A different sort of record I supposeJump to post
I have been at private/corporate/charter flying for 30 years. Pretty much have done it all as described above Very little of it have I not enjoyed. In my 20s and 30s I was an eager pilot trying to get any experience I could so even the pop-up charter flights were a blast. Planning, on the fly, for l...Jump to post
SJC has been my home airport my entire life. I might be mis-remembering but I believe the City of San Jose limited aircraft size for SCHEDULED flights to not bigger than MD-11 once upon a time? SJC has never had 747 regular scheduled service as far as I can remember. MD-11 and DC-10 for sure. Does a...Jump to post
The FAA requires reporting moving violations when you get your FAA flight physical. One or two in the past aren't going to hurt you but a trend will. Wrong. Not in US at least. The application specifically asks if you have any “Non traffic convictions”. Nothing about traffic tickets. Major tickets,...Jump to post
I love cycling and climbing steep grades in particular but let’s leave Lance Armstrong out of the equation. He is a known cheat so his accomplishments don’t matter any longer. I’ve ridden with Armstrong a couple of times too, CO and HI, and he....let’s say...thinks highly of himself. The Albatross h...Jump to post
And the aircraft antice system does not usually work on the ground. On most jet airliners it is inhibited by weight on wheels, to stop the wing getting too hot. Not true. Anti ice systems can work on the ground, it is required to, for take off in icing conditions. Also, aircraft anti ice systems do...Jump to post
KSUN. KTEX. KASE....all commercially serviced. One runway. 100’ wide.Jump to post
The Concorde crash was in Gonesse, France. The Tu-144 crash at the Paris air show was in Goussainville, Val-d'Oise, France. . Interesting topic and observation...I've never thought of the close proximity but you are right. If we're keeping score, however, here have been 2 Tu-144 fatal accidents not...Jump to post
We just spent $230,000 to repaint our Global 5000 in white plus 3 color stripes and custom tail logo. Took 3+ weeks to complete. You got robbed. 767 full strip and paint should be between 100-200K. Typical 747-400 will run around 150-300K You clearly have no concept of what it costs to own and oper...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Simple answer:: airliners are twins, tris or quads and each requires a powerful rudder for the OEI case. Imagine the Vmcg and Vmca for a V-tail B777?
Led Zeppelin used a Boeing 720 in the early-mid 1970s for their Song Remains the Same Tour and concert Movie. I believe the band actually owned this plane but not certain....details are a bit fuzzy. ...also, in mid 90s I stood at the urinal next to Steven Tyler of Aerosmith at the SFO FBO (the old B...Jump to post
Watching at FR24 a few minutes ago I just witnessed what seems to be a very odd flight : flight NASA747 from Palmdale (PDM) to Stuttgart (STR), Germany using a 747SP equipment. I first thought this was a tracking mistake from the website, however the 747 shows to be heading northeast at FL370 and s...Jump to post
Pretty bad for Saturday. Average delay of 2:28 CTL ELEMENT: SFO ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 0108Z DELAY ASSIGNMENT MODE: UDP ARRIVALS ESTIMATED FOR: 15/0200Z - 15/0659Z CUMULATIVE PROGRAM PERIOD: 14/1500Z - 15/0659Z PROGRAM RATE: 30 FLT INCL: ALL CONTIGUOUS US DEP DEP SCOPE: (ALL+CZV_AP) ZLA ZAU ZL...Jump to post
SFO is home of the Silicon Valley and (for some reason unknown to me) lots of Indian-Americans are tied to the IT industry. This might be a reason why SFO has been preferred to LAX. This is correct. I received a cold call from India just the other day to help me with my "hacked computer"....Jump to post
With all the careful coordination airlines are tasked with one would think they could at least figure out a destination gate that isn’t still still occupied at arrival. This happened to me on AA at DFW last week and on UA at SFO 2 days ago....15 minute wait on the ramp for the gate and we were alrea...Jump to post
Not condoning it but food for thought... We've had many decades of jet trans Atlantic transport with likely the same pilot behavior all these many years. Only now are they being caught and tested. Has there ever been an TATL air carrier accident due to the pilot being drunk? I don't think so. Pilot...Jump to post
Not condoning it but food for thought... We've had many decades of jet trans Atlantic transport with likely the same pilot behavior all these many years. Only now they are being caught and tested. Has there ever been an TATL air carrier accident due to the pilot being drunk? I don't think so. Pilots...Jump to post
America's classiest TV program Jackass had Steve-O ride through the airport baggage x-ray machine. I think it fried more of his few remaining brain cells.
If there’s not a size limit to be sitting in an exit row there should be. How’s that dude going to fit through the overwing exit?Jump to post
What about the roof that collapsed on the hanger in Washington from heavy snow - was it that? It was @ KIAD Dulles Jet Center. The roof collapse destroyed several biz jets including 3 Global Express jets, a Hawker and others. The lawsuits went on for years. I have pics during a visit a few days lat...Jump to post
This is hard to believe. 2 nights? Why not rent a car and drive LIT-DFW? Laying in bed the first night I would have already made this conclusion if not sooner. There was a story during the 9/11 nationwide grounding of a group of pax stranded somewhere in the Midwest who pooled their money together, ...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:The engines on the Fox Harbor Global accident were condemned by an AD note in cooperation with RR.
N766UA wrote:D L X wrote:Is there a more famous Kentuckian in the whole world?
Colonel Sanders. By a mile.
aryonoco wrote:This was Tehran, Iran. The year was 1993, .
Red Stripe moving to Red State?Jump to post