Maybe it’s just me but the King Air is starting to feel like a super dated design. It’s tough as nails and Beechcraft produces a super high quality product. I’m just not sure how long they can keep selling a dated design with a few incremental upgrades. Likely until the Denali comes out at least, t...Jump to post
19 seat aircraft are dead in the USA, and this thing is way too slow even if they were not The Beech 1900 did 285 knots, the Skycourier 200 knots. Maybe its time for single pilot operation rule to increase to 19 pax aircraft. Single pilot on 19 seats ? NO Why not? All a 1900 is, is a big King Air. ...Jump to post
LabQuest wrote:I'll legitimately bet anyone who's willing to $2000 this is not going to happen.
This is what I have been proposing from the beginning. It doesn't take long to convert an aircraft to an ICU. Climate control through the APU is just fine, it doesn't cost that much to run the APU. Fuel is cheap anyway, GPU's can also be used. AC power is just plug and play, can be tapped fromnthe ...Jump to post
Mortyman wrote:Norwegian Boeing 787's and Boeing 737's taking a rest at an airport in Norway. Soon they will be joined by SAS aircraft.
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Jeez... Center Line should all runways in the world for the lights to change the white lights dash line than all straight white lines up. Use Dash lights it means you are seeing dash lights in the centerline lights! Other edges lights are straight it means edge lights. Both Center lights and edge l...Jump to post
Some good news with the project. ALCO ENERGY from Edmonton, Alberta, has committed ground transport for both of our aircraft. This is a very significant development, and one that puts the porject much further ahead. BUT...we are still far short of our goal. C-FTAV will be only one of two F-28-1000'...Jump to post
2 things: First, it is a fuel savings measure. If you have to taxi far, it will save you a great amount. Second, for ATRs, you can run the right hand engine without spinning the propeller. This is the "APU" for ATRs. Since all the crew needs to do is release the propeller brake and push t...Jump to post
From the Controller listing: Has the same performace as a Gulfstream G650 but with lot more prestige, for fraction of the cost. WHAT? Maybe a fraction of the aquisition cost... You don't expect a sales guy/marketer to tell you the *whole* truth do you? :-) I'm not sure I buy their prestige comment ...Jump to post
Retired57 wrote:This has to be my all time favorite.
CanesFan wrote:The lack of pressurization would mean that it couldn't comfortably fly any of the jet climb/descent profiles either .
Great idea! Better yet, make the BOD fly to Paris onboard a MAX that does not have the fixes. They clearly felt the MAX was safe enough for "regular" people, it should be safe enough for Boeing's BOD, right?
There are still a ton of them in the air. How is a grounding enforced? Is there a timeframe to comply with a grounding?
If anyone would actually read the article, the quote the OP provided is taken incredibly out of context. It's an excellent article about a few days in the life of a regional pilot grappling with his decision.Jump to post
ORD to a point
99 times out of 100, descending into the Louisville area, my ears do this, any other place any other time, it's not an issue.
I can't imagine ears bleeding when the aircraft never got above 10000 ft, had to be an additional issue with the person that the media didn't report.
Have you been around an airplane as more than a passenger? A little bit. Mostly just as a pilot. And a mechanic. And an inspector. And instructor. And flight engineer. But only for the past few decades. I do ride as a passenger on occasion, though. And no, avionics are not smart phones. I am not ac...Jump to post
LTCM wrote:Time to seriously restrict this kind of aviation. If you cannot maintain a plane and pilot skills then you don't fly, period
Remember, if your instructor signed you off to take the test, the examiner has no reason to think you don't know how to fly. All it is is a conversation about aviation, answer to the best of your knowledge with succinct answers and fly as best as you know how. The PTS/ACS is written for a perfect da...Jump to post
Agreed and I never flew it single pilot, even then the insurance coverage was more expensive than a second pilot. Having said that, it does bring up ego as a driving force for non-professional owner flown jets. GF I couldn’t agree more, ego and the bizarre cheapness of wealthy individuals who will ...Jump to post
Go put your smartphone in the freezer for 10 minutes and pull it out and see how it works. Now imagine that you left it in the freezer overnight and pull it out and imagine how it would work. That's what happens to many of the electronic and mechanical components of the airplane and also ground equ...Jump to post
I don't see it happening any time soon in the USA. Delays are worse than ever. RVSM had no effect, things actually worse with the FAA now issuing AFPs-airway flow programs. New York center fails out the vast majority of controllers attempting to check out there, guaranteeing continual manpower shor...Jump to post
Waterbomber, You have an unnecessarily low opinion of privately operated bizjets, probably based on headline making low-budget charter operators. Just about every big name HNWI fly in their own planes-Gates has two Gulfstreams , Jobs, now his widow has a Gulfstream, Google’s flight operation is hug...Jump to post
one doesnt need to ruin their complete future, but they should feel consequeces for that stunt that it really hurts if you earn 150.000,- a month for a 25 hour week your brain has to be „online“ 100% of your working time ( its so few hours that you can be concetrated 100% of the time) its not fair?...Jump to post
I’ve often wondered what the requirements are for business jet pilots to go in to TGU. At most US airlines, a captain has to go there twice with an experienced line check airman before being signed off to operate at that airport Nowadays some FAR Part 91, & 135 operators run their crews thru a ...Jump to post