If it is an Airbus aircraft, then the first step I would do is the same. But for an Airbus, if the Captain is pressing on the priority button on his sidestick, it would be impossible for the PM then to take over as PF, wouldn't it? What would one do in this case? In this unlikely scenario, as a las...Jump to post
That'll buff out. Nah, it's a write off. Guys, serious question, could a write-off buff out? And what about Tuesday? Probably no serious damage. Appears that only right-hand side main landing gear got either stuck up, or not fully engage in the down position and 'split out' to the side. (Needs to b...Jump to post
Who would think it was Hainan government? And why you they buy back a Hungarian airport they never owned? It's about the bigger principle: Aviation uses standardised codes, and you didn't. Whilst you might figure it out from context, it is unneeded when there are already acceptable codes. Actually ...Jump to post
To avoid confusion I think the thread title should read "Hungarian" instead of HU since HU is the IATA code for Hainan Airlines. Who would think it was Hainan government? And why you they buy back a Hungarian airport they never owned? It's about the bigger principle: Aviation uses standar...Jump to post
So, OP, let me get this straight: You come on here to ask questions, then you start teaching some actual pilots, some of them who also flew the L-1011, about how it works. Your comments actually shows that you have no idea how the systems work, or are integrated to create an autoland system (hint: y...Jump to post
CFI at my flying club has the mantra “Do what you need to do” ie take positive action (which can also be positively doing nothing) in all situations to maintain control of the aircraft. If you’re Landing with a crosswind and you are getting steered by the wind after touchdown by all means use some ...Jump to post
Hmmm, how about Salt Lake City and Dar es Salaam, and Vladivostok and Easter Island.
Purely hypothetical of course.
But for best results use a dart and a map and throw blindfolded.
As long as you have a re-engined B757 flying fish, you'd be fine.
I know this is A.net where everything is made up and the points don't matter, but can we please get our terminology right?
Bahrain, Emirates and Saudi isn't blockaded, Qatar is.
People seem not to understand that this 1989 chap is that rare bird on a.net, a 100% troll account. His posts are solely aimed at getting bites, not at initiating any serious discussion. While he sure is a troll, I seem to be getting the ideal that he just doesn't suffer from troll syndrome, but th...Jump to post
Reason is FBW architecture offers envelope protection. Yes the current non-FBW models Are safe, but FBW will enhance safety. The technology for FBW is readily available and mature, hence there is no execuse for not making aviation safer And yet you still have pilots crashing fully FBW aircraft. Env...Jump to post
Dear Airbus, Boeing, Gentlemen, Here is the answer: make a square fuselage, à la Shorts 360. No lost spaces, although a little sensitivity to cross winds, I presume. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Short-330-200/2208407?qsp=eJwtjEEKwkAMRa8iWbtQCl10pxfQhRcIk48tVmdIAjqU3r3p4O7x/uctlPLH8fNHLa...Jump to post
If AA had a good reason to refuse to supply the spare part, I would like to know it. Unless you work for AA, you have no reason for you being allowed to know it. Otherwise I think this decision was stupid at a level of business because AA had the opportunity to earn a fair price selling a spare par...Jump to post
I guess the question is then why would one need power input to the packs? What work would have to be injected into the HP bleed air if what you are looking to do is reduce its energy per unit volume? That is, reduce both the temperature and pressure. Overall, the packs are taking energy out of the ...Jump to post
It isn’t easy either way but you’ll get a big difference depending on if you decide to operate under part 121 or part 135 here in the states. It may be helpful if you explain what the differences are. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/part-121 vs https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/part-1...Jump to post
I thought I opened A.net, but then I saw a Buzzfeed title instead.Jump to post
You ask if the license is right for you, but you don't specify what you want to use it for?
If you want to become a professional pilot, then go do it.
If you purely want to fly for the love of it, consider another type of flying: recreational (sports), glider, paragliding etc.
I can't speak for this video, but in my country the training for flight attendants is absolutely based on the lowest common denominator, i.e. IQ of 30. You have to recite the stuff word for word, with no thinking allowed. When we do the fire drill, you have to actually make a 'pssst' noise when you ...Jump to post
There's no new way to define FBW. You may define it as you may want to, but regardless as to how you want it to be, FBW will always be defined as the driving of flight control surfaces without a direct link to the control inputs. Whether it is by fibre optics, copper cables etc, if your input goes i...Jump to post
Thanks, realized the D cell piece was a joke, I was mainly wondering how noisy the hole would be when open. The galley drains are loud enough, a hole an inch in diameter would be much louder, I'd think. Our C-130's still had the port, and we carried the sextants still. Not for celestial navigation,...Jump to post
This flight was specially planned in coordination with ATC and regulators to ensure nothing weird happens Wow what a great idea! Instead of studying emergency procedures, single-engine flight and forced landing, next time I'll just phone my local ATC and tell him I plan no emergencies for this flig...Jump to post
Nope. Sorry. Wasn't fully aware this was an A.net myth. Never knew about the sextant mount. Pretty neat stuff. Yea a hand held bubble sextant in 600 mph jet would be a challenge:) Not to mention, the diffraction from the window would make any measurement of celestial bodies pretty much useless, as ...Jump to post
Are we sure that both aircraft are equipped? One was an ATR-72 I believe - entirely possible it didn't have TCAS. Could also be inop. Interesting document about different regulator's requirement for TCAS: https://nbaa.org/aircraft-operations/communications-navigation-surveillance-cns/tcas/ Very sma...Jump to post
Once again why is ATC in the native language of the country. The language of aviation is English and should be practiced as such. Please tell that to ICAO, who also deem French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese as official aviation languages. They only say everyone not able to speak one of the other mu...Jump to post
United has had a fleet of domestic 777s since the 90s which never had seat back IFE it’s not really some new age FU where they are doing away with seat back IFE the domestic 777s were never meant to have it but it certainly would be nice if they did especially since every other plane on the route d...Jump to post
FatCat wrote:Has anyone had experience with this airline?
A significant difference is that, however, Soviet production plants had to deal with multiple design bureaus, and oh boy, there are legends regarding the completely different design philosophies of each major house. Adjusting to production of a new type could be very disruptive, but doubly so if it...Jump to post
That's not the topic, actually. What about it? If you were to sit in on any initial or recurrent ground school, you'd find it'a a frequent part of the conversation and the lesson plan. You vehemently deny attempts to bring that into discussion in the other thread. Lets try again. Summary of this th...Jump to post
(I'm assuming we're talking large airliners here. Part 91 Piper Cubs have different rules, including a maximum stall speed, to handle engine out.) You keep on confusing Part 91/121/135 (Operating Rules) with Part 23 (Normal Category Airplanes) and Part 25 (Transport Category Airplanes) certificatio...Jump to post
Thanks for the info...it somehow stuck in my mind. Well, then the plane I fly does disconnect automatically ;) why did my reply get removed? does this site prefer mindless uneducated opinion over fact? fake news... Quite possibly because you have a history of posting useless incorrect opinions as p...Jump to post
I'm just a private but I also prefer to have another pilot along with me for a trip. It considerably reduces the workload and at least there is someone else who can operate the aircraft if something happens to me. A passenger jet is much more advanced than a single engine piston and can cause a lot...Jump to post
It seems that everyone knows this but you. Your questions have become circular and it's clear you don't know what you're talking about, between drilling holes in airplanes and hair dryers by static ports. Hopefully you don't work on or around aircraft. As you know there is lots off small plane wich...Jump to post
Yes, I have been to both JNB and CPT and no, I'm also "...not talking cushy 5* hotel visits..." either. Oh and robberies at red lights? Take a look at the local news from Chicago, Illinois, USA and run a search on car-hires/ride-sharing services (Uber, Lyft, etc) being held up at gunpoint...Jump to post
I'll add to the above: You say you want to predict the fuel load for a specific flight. So suppose we give you all the variables etc and you make a prediction. How will you validate you prediction? If you don't have access to these numbers in the first place, chances are you won't have access to th...Jump to post
Since their minibus was blocked by a car, maybe they were targeted on purpose? As a South African, I can tell you that, while it is possible that they were targeted, it is also very likely and standard procedure to rob vehicles in that way. Nothing like a SUV blocking your way and 4 dudes with AK's...Jump to post
I'll add to the above: You say you want to predict the fuel load for a specific flight. So suppose we give you all the variables etc and you make a prediction. How will you validate you prediction? If you don't have access to these numbers in the first place, chances are you won't have access to the...Jump to post
I’m confused. I said nothing about NTSB investigation. A hull loss is definitionally an accident regardless of who investigates. No, it’s not an accident, by definition in Annex 13, see quote below. Accident. An occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the t...Jump to post
Has anyone heard of something like this before? I'm guessing most people has heard of broken lights before. :grin One of our planes had a bit of a problem in Kinshasa a few years ago: big thunderstorm that tripped the power for the runway lights. They kept being told that it will take just a few mi...Jump to post
rbavfan wrote:Does South Africa still use FAA for certification. If so that's why they do 1/50 ratio.
[quote=]Is that a verifiable fact? Because in South Africa we also have the 50 pax rule. Sorry, I didn’t realized SACAA follow the same guideline. I only know of the U.S.[/quote] Haha I can't blame you. SACAA follows just who they want to based on the phase of the moon and the mood of the decider. ...Jump to post
azncsa4qf744er wrote:Every country regulation is different for cabin crew. Only U.S.A. opted for for 50 passengers for one flight attendant. Everywhere else in the world it’s one cabin crew per operating door.
I see. I'm not sure that a preflight of a cargo compartment falls under the purview of in-flight duties, though it's a given that the loadmaster should be closely inspecting the cargo area. The remainder of your description sounds more like a military loadmaster assignment. I'm not sure what you me...Jump to post
Thanks, it seems like our operation is unique in the sense that loadmasters are part of the normal crew, and has inflight duties. I wanted to benchmark working conditions and flight status with someone who does more or less the same, but seems like the only people close to our operations are Lynden...Jump to post