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
Very slightly off topic: But what accounts for the different morphologies of various VOR installations? There’s a pretty big discrepancy in sizes. Take for example, the ATL VOR. It’s pretty large… but it’s entirely flat (ie, there isn’t a cone). And I’m not sure what they’re called: The ring of boxe...Jump to post
battlegroup62 wrote:And changing wheels without a jack. Not that anyone would ever use disobey an AMM.
I flew the A320 for four years and I’m currently in my 737 type rating class/sims. The 737 overhead is as if someone took a box of switches and just threw them at the overhead and where they landed is where the switch went. The A320 was much easier to look at, same for the E175 which was a simpler ...Jump to post
Pretty sure mine (at least the first I could remember) was on a Delta L-1011. Can't beat that! I remember looking out the window and being shocked at how quickly the cars looked like toys. ATL --> LGW. Like an above poster said: The sounds on takeoff always stayed with me! The gradual increase in fr...Jump to post
Wacker1000 wrote:Some of this energy is converted into mechanical energy in the turbine and the rest goes to waste out of tailpipe.
DISCLAIMER: I never worked on the aircraft beyond fueling it decades ago, I'm not an A&P, and am not personally qualified to speak to this... However, user twincommander commented on working on Learjets years ago. It's too good not to repost in this forum: If you weren't an alcoholic before you ...Jump to post
Biased, but KSAN. At least when passing through Terminal 2 (renovations to T1 are coming!) Busiest single-runway airport in the world (Sorry, LGW doesn't count in my mind)... incredibly efficient, handles massive amounts of traffic for its size (and of course the approach to 27 is amazing). As soon ...Jump to post
As you specifically referenced the 757, those aircraft can climb like a homesick angel, compared to virtually any other jetliner on which you'll fly. I suspect this exacerbates the effects mentioned above, thus making the sinking feeling more pronounced..Jump to post
One of the things you'll notice upon entering the aircraft at the end of a jet bridge is an armature with a wheel on the end, resting on the AC fuselage. The wheel senses changes in height of the aircraft, as people and baggage change its weight while embarking and disembarking. In response, hydraul...Jump to post
No doubt info below may not answer all your questions, but I'm sure that buried in a couple of these links, there might be some helpful information: From Aircraft Cost Calculator: https://www.aircraftcostcalculator.com/AircraftOperatingCosts/3/Cessna+208+Caravan Aircraft Performance specs: https://w...Jump to post
Indeed, the message could have been transmitted via ACARS. I wonder though, 10 minutes from touchdown: If there may have been something transmitted on the radio. I'd love to check. LiveATC has archives. You need to use their actual website and not their app to listen to them. Yeah, I always use the ...Jump to post
I had an extremely bizarre incident on a flight into SAN last week after which we were met at the jetway with police and paramedics. (It's a long story involving... a cat). I would love to have heard the communication with SoCal approach and tower on the issue. Obviously, liveatc.net easily provides...Jump to post
It's like the updated sharklets on the A350. It has no material effect on how we operate the aircraft, so it isn't really an important piece of knowledge. I never knew that Airbus updated the Sharklets on the A350. How do the new Sharklets differ from the first A350 to enter service? Do they apprec...Jump to post
boacvc10 wrote:Ok, I may be mistaken somewhere but is the age of flying cars near us?
Since we're on the topic of uncrontrolled airspace, towered/non-towered, etc.
I figured we could all use a refresher on best Traffic Pattern practices at non-towered fields. In advance: You're welcome.
This was a tragic CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) incident. Doug Feith is a friend of a family member (an accident investigator that had been featured prominently in the media throughout the 90's). From what he's said: the unfortunate pictures to which you were exposed most likely reflected th...Jump to post
[apologies if this has been previously discussed; if so, please re-direct me to the thread] Like many of you: I've been following the RR Ultrafan programme for years. I suppose the news is a month old, but they've begun construction on the world's largest aircraft engine (fan diameter 140" :o )...Jump to post
Assuming this technology matures to the level to which Safran aspires... In the US at least: The flying public seems averse to seeing moving parts outside of the aircraft (hence one of the reasons 121 turboprop operations are all but dead for short hops, despite their economic advantages over RJs). ...Jump to post
Result: Too heavy for landing. No de-fuel option available, so we refiled for FL290 i.s.o 360 and spent around an hour in the cruise with spoilers extended. It happens. :shock: You were burning off excess gas by hitting the brakes for an hour, while cruising at FL290? Yikes. Oh man... I'm guessing ...Jump to post
Ahhh... Missed the airport identifier. That explains it!Jump to post
Came across this on FR24.
Can anyone provide insight as to why such a large AC is being utilized for such a thin, domestic route?
Another one, the DC-9 and MD-80 outlived the MD-90. Who knows, they might even outlive the 717. Given the nature of the remaining DC-9 and MD-80 operators (military, third world and embargoed countries), it is anyone's guess if the DC-9 or MD-80 will be the last to retire). No chance of any of the ...Jump to post
It is the harmonics of the associated pressure changes within the combustor structure during the phase from idle to higher thrust settings that cause the distinctive sound you are hearing. :checkmark: Yep, this was brought up a few weeks ago and someone linked to a podcast, towards the end of which...Jump to post
Back to OP's topic of the A220 howling sound... It is most certainly from the engines. https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1335965511293825026?s=21 Podcast on the noise. For those of you without the time to listen to the 45 minute podcast: The explanation comes from P&W's VP and General Man...Jump to post
Makes total sense. On aircraft with moving thrust levers (ie, not-airbus): Would the thrust lever be in the same position during a T/O run at 85% N1, as it would be for 85% at FL370? Would it be lower?Jump to post
Gents, On takeoff: If say, an 350 is pushing out (say, 85% N1), ~80 pounds of thrust per engine... ...and is at 85% N1 at cruise: Is the fuel flow appreciably different, while pushing back far less thrust? [Disclaim the multitude of variables. Stick with ISA at TO, FL370 at cruise, etc. etc.]... jus...Jump to post
I'm not sure if this is still a thing, but years ago there was a lot of talk in the GA market of developing aircraft that run on Diesel (purportedly they were more efficient than their AvGas counterparts). One of the chief benefits -- or so it was said -- was that these aircraft could run just as w...Jump to post
I'm not sure if this is still a thing, but years ago there was a lot of talk in the GA market of developing aircraft that run on Diesel (purportedly they were more efficient than their AvGas counterparts). One of the chief benefits -- or so it was said -- was that these aircraft could run just as we...Jump to post
The Learjet 31 (and earlier 23) takes the cake for civilian aircraft, and that includes the Concorde. Apparently, flying those early Learjets wasn't worth the T/W ratio. There's a user on this forum, tb727. His color commentary is quite... interesting (as are the hundred+ posts that followed) https...Jump to post
How “lightly” is lightly? How much of a derate applied? Is “full” thrust full or at reduced setting or full at the derate? Remember “full” means at the rating, so you can have “full” derate 1 or wash out the derates. Is the 757 so light, the TO is based on reduced thrust on the derate power. And no...Jump to post