Yeah that was a massive post! But let's at least acknowledge the effort Mario put into it. I skimmed it quickly for something to which we could respond which is: Regardless of the overall course of the events in 777X's development and the long delay of its introduction in the regular service, the qu...Jump to post
1998: Lufthansa A340-300. One of the greatest memories of my life! I was 16 and in flight school. I was departing ATL for FRA, to spend 3 weeks backpacking through Europe. On boarding, I was able to sneak a look into the cockpit and say "hi". During the flight, I had been talking it up wit...Jump to post
I don't think PHL has all that much leakage. SAN does, though some of that is to TIJ and SNA, not just LAX. I don't think SAN has much leakage, outside of international flights. SAN has domestic flights pretty well covered, especially with the high WN presence (and solid DL and UA). San Diego would...Jump to post
Then technically it is thrust in a diesel car. Well, no. Cars do not produce thrust. I never did understand where/when/why the distinction between "thrust lever" and "throttle" came about. The term "throttle" refers to restricting flow of a fluid through a pipe by mean...Jump to post
Aviation Sources in Russia report that Rosaviatsia fell victim to a hacker attack started on last Saturday (Mar 26th 2022), which wiped out their entire database and files consisting of 65 Terabytes of data including e-mail of 1.5 years, documents, aircraft registration data. ... Rosaviatsia blames...Jump to post
There might be exotic workarounds and custom build parts needed to keep them flying. But finally this will become a logistics nightmare, very expensive and nothing to do commercial services with. This would not match Russia's high aviation standards. You hit the nail on the head, noshow. Should eve...Jump to post
This will continue to be a quagmire.. I hypothetically disagree. While my opinion is slightly outside of aviation: I don't see the conflict of being an ongoing quagmire. Something (frankly many things that we cannot predict) will occur. From an aviation standpoint: 100 Switchblade 300 "suicide...Jump to post
Yeah I can’t imagine. My contact there started volunteering there 25 years ago (and he’s not a machinist). There were 200 volunteers then. Now there are 15. I can’t imagine what it has been like, gradually losing over 150+ friends over that time, for him. That’s why the airliner.net community could ...Jump to post
flybaurlax wrote:Are you on facebook? I would suggest reaching out to Flights Above the Pacific Southwest Facebook group. You might get some traction there as well.
I do wonder two questions, and maybe some pilots can chime in on this: 1) How long can a given A320 fly before needing spare parts outside of MEL? 2) Once Russia runs out: I could easily see directives from Putin's government to Aeroflot to continue flying (unless it's a major part missing). I'm sur...Jump to post
Some of these sanctions will put Russian Airline safety in jeopardy, and that I can't support...Yes, I understand the fundamentals of the sanctions. I do. But I just can't wrap my mind around putting any civilians safety at jeopardy. I understand how you feel, but you can't blame the sanctions, as ...Jump to post
I'm to far away to help with this in the flesh, but any chance you could provide some pictures? Could help point stuff out that way. Absolutely! I'll head there tomorrow and take some. In the meantime: The Smithsonian Air and Space museum happily turns over any plans or blueprints to us upon reques...Jump to post
A&Ps: here's the deal. The San Diego Air and Space Museum is more than that. There's a basement. Full of tools, and tooling, spare engines, we even have a "catacombs" of stuff. And the (frankly) dying volunteers had the technical knowhow to recreate, from scratch, an airworthy Ryan NYP...Jump to post
A&Ps: here's the deal. The San Diego Air and Space Museum is more than that. There's a basement. Full of tools, and tooling, spare engines, we even have a "catacombs" of stuff. And the [frankly] dying volunteers had the technical knowhow to recreate, from scratch, an airworthy Ryan NYP...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:Russia cannot meet their near term widebody or large narrowbody demand off domestic production. Only the Russified SU100 seems to be available soon.
Keeping the politics aside, as many of you know: Trump was in an aircraft (mistakenly identified as his 757 N757AF - it was actually a Falcon 900) that made and emergency landing after an engine failure. Now he's asking supporters to but him an new plane. As for his 757, Simply Flying has stated: In...Jump to post
Occasionally but rarely, you'll also see approach lighting on non-precision approaches as well (see: RWY 27 at SAN). It's listed as having a MALS approach light installation, without the "running rabbit" flashers (MALSF). It also has ASALF-style red lights leading up to the white touchdown...Jump to post
I asked this earlier in response to the someone claiming Engine Lessors/Manufacturers having the ability to prevent engines from starting, on power-by-the-hour leases. Never got a response. Is this really possible? And if so, would we expect this should these entities not receiving payment from Russ...Jump to post
You won't see higher bank angles than around 30 degrees typically. At airliner speeds that would lead to unacceptably high g forces for passenger comfort. Aren't g-forces completely independent from the speed of the aircraft? i.e., would you not feel the same 1.5g in a 45 degree bank at 70 knots in...Jump to post
Vanity is a keyword here. All Ukrainians I have met in my life have such national pride that they are capable of anything. If parliamentarians who could just run away stay in the country and let them show how to use a gun ( even women ) to defend their country, it speaks a clear language. I can wel...Jump to post
The Dream is gone. Indeed a sad day for aviation. $3 Billion to make a new Mriya sounds preposterous. Don't see a business case for such an expense. When the war is over, it'll probably be done if nothing to be a memorial, which is greatly deserved. Yep, you can count on the AN-225(M) being rebuilt...Jump to post
I didn't mean while airborne, obviously, that would be criminal. I meant remotely disable them for parked examples. Also, if any are using power-by-the-hour engine contracts, once engine is shut down it does not start again. FMCs can be shut down remotely by their manufacturer? And you're saying th...Jump to post
atcsundevil wrote:It's turning back now.
SU124 is en route to JFK. Non ban from the US so far? https://fr24.com/AFL124/2af5912d Yes, rather surprising that USA hasn’t banned Aeroflot. What are they waiting for? It's probably because the plurality of Aeroflot's passengers to/from the US are United States citizens. My guess, anyway.Jump to post
SAN is my airport, but ATL is my most frequent destination (business). Oh man, I've flown to there from a bunch.... SAN (San Diego) LAX (Los Angeles) EWR (Newark) SNA (Santa Ana/John Wayne) LGB (Long Beach) DFW (Dallas) DEN (Denver) MDW (Chicago) LHR (London) LGW (London) FCO (Rome) FRA (Frankfurt) ...Jump to post
That must be really darned interesting on the jets that are now converted fire bombers ... It'd wake you up on every pass, over every hilltop. It has probably been disabled for that very reason. I would hope that it hasn't been disabled. I'd bet it would go off on close hilltop passes, but it's sti...Jump to post
No, I don't think airlines should "offer" longer layovers beyond what can already be booked. They have every right to keep aircraft in the air as long as possible making money, as opposed to longer times on the ramp generating nothing. Sure it'd be a nice gesture to passengers, but it's ju...Jump to post
I have to wonder why large avionics bays haven't gone by the wayside on newer A/C's. No doubt a modern smart phone has more than enough compute power for every system on the aircraft. Not that I'd be advocating for a central controller or anything. I have heard that a lot of the technology is delibe...Jump to post
Just because an airport has a curfew doesn't necessarily mean it's closed to all arrivals or departures. I've landed at SAN during curfew countless times as a medevac flight. The airport, tower, and FBO are still fully operational, the only difference was that airport ops would come greet me if my ...Jump to post
In a few places, counter-flow operations happen for other operational reasons. SAN in low visibility is a good example. 27 departures are almost universal, but 9 has an ILS and 27 does not so when the marine layer sets in they land and depart over the ocean. Which brings me to another question abou...Jump to post
Curious about Oceanic Clearances. Based on what little I know, it consists of a departing waypoint, and an arrival point on the other side of the ocean. I'm aware that there are multiple tracks that vary in numbers, according to winds, etc. Best I can tell, there are waypoints en route (GPS no doubt...Jump to post
If so, how extensive would is it?
...and I suspect compared to the 737 MAX (pre-tragedy), the differences training would be far less involved?
[list=][/list] Within Afghanistan - I heard at work it was Dubai controllers who were doing it under "contract" Along the G500/P550 (the single airway carved out from the US Prohibition), our discussions at work are that's being controlled by Dushanbe ATC. Well that’s interesting. Do you h...Jump to post
You can always use the gear. :D OK perhaps my senses weren't playing tricks on me. I was a passenger on an A330 last week descending into ATL. They had speed brakes deployed seemingly all the way to pattern altitude, and were retracted just as I heard thrust being applied. A couple of minutes befor...Jump to post
The worst part of the job was always flying with far right idiots like this Trump has only made them worse, now they’re convinced their views are legitimate and they’re not happy until they impose them on you No politics or religion in the cockpit, simple rule Max Q: You, TB, and a few others are s...Jump to post
The WN problem is that their pilots have historically come from a more limited regional background than the other big airlines, and some of their hiring rules have favored military pilots (though, that isn't universal - they hate Osprey pilots for some reason). When a big chunk of your pilots are w...Jump to post
Yes, it is. I suspect the reason the liner extends forward of the fan is based on the structure of the engine. Based on pictures I've seen, the inlet cowl mounting surface is several inches forward of the fan. In order to install an abradable ling only in the path of the blades, an additional flang...Jump to post
The Fan Blade Rubstrip (or Abradable Shroud or Attrition Lining or whatever they're called by other manufacturers) is in the plane of the fan blades. In the pictures of that PW1000G series engines it would be the light gray ring behind the teal colored ring. The teal colored ring should be acoustic...Jump to post
Touch screens is a hard no for me. I hate them in my car. Nice part of an airplane flight deck is tactile feel. Snippet from the "Living the Dream" videos. Tried to keep it relevant by timestamping it on the last 40 seconds. https://youtu.be/5-knyUBbpgI?t=178 The last 3 seconds? "Why...Jump to post
Touch screens is a hard no for me. I hate them in my car. Nice part of an airplane flight deck is tactile feel. Snippet from the "Living the Dream" videos. Tried to keep it relevant by timestamping it on the last 30 seconds. https://youtu.be/5-knyUBbpgI?t=178 The last 2 seconds? "Why...Jump to post
One with variable fan blade angles? https://youtu.be/zW66-EFvj64?t=60 Article: https://travelandaviation.com/rolls-royce-to-ground-test-its-biggest-engine-yet-in-2022/ I've been following the Ultrafan since its inception, and it seems that the variable fan blades were dropped from all renderings, m...Jump to post
Those are the packs you can hear in that location as well as the pack cooling fans. The pack cooling fans turn off automatically after the flaps are retracted. I'm guessing the fans don't contribute much too much to the noise, as when the flaps are fully retracted in OP's video, the sound persists....Jump to post
Since living in San Diego (from 1999), I have only ever used SAN and the occasional LAX. But when starting a trip at LAX, I use Amtrak to Union Station and then the FlyAway shuttle. And that's ONLY if it's a late afternoon departure. I came to San Diego for school around the same time you did (2000...Jump to post
Surprised NavCanada didn’t bill the bathtub guy. The Toronto Center controller was just so.... polite. Didn't seem miffed in the least. Maybe that's Canadian politeness. Nonetheless.... I wonder if a report would have been made after the Bathtub Guy did a radio check right after Center was talking ...Jump to post
Handhelds can have plenty of range.
Here’s an example of someone talking to Toronto ATC …. From his bathtub!
That’s obviously ill-advised. Can someone chime in on whether or not this was against the law? I suspect not. He identified himself accurately!
There was a hushkit fitted to early 707s, which looks pretty bizarre. I've heard it referred to as the "Buck Rogers". I can't imagine that this was tremendously effective (hence, why it was so difficult to find an image of it): https://i.stack.imgur.com/z6Eji.jpg Would you guys think that ...Jump to post
How wonderful to have you here, N47!! You have summoned me good sir! My bread and butter is actually ground based nav systems so i should be able to shed some light. . In an earlier post, I asked a couple of questions about the stations themselves. Would you be so kind to explain? What accounts for ...Jump to post
3 installed, 2 required. One can be put on MEL. But, as Starlionblue indicated, the aircraft are certified to stop without their use. Can the AC be dispatched with either #1 or #3 inop? How many airliners have thrust reverse on MEL for dispatch? Or does this vary by the conditions for a given fligh...Jump to post