Well, I have some good memories of Northwest Pacific ops in the 1990's. As ground staff at LAX for Southwest we got some good passes on NW and I availed some of their services, between 1991 and 1997. My first experience was on the then new 747-400 in 1991 from LAX-HNL-SYD and return. This was on the...Jump to post
Personally, I think the world is obsessed with Pan Am. Like some other posters have said, there were other pioneering airlines. By today's standards Pan Am always had a rather small fleet with infrequent service over a lot of routes. They contributed a lot to the development of commercial aviation, ...Jump to post
What at first seemed like a gimmick is actually a blessing and I became convinced after one long journey where the shower made the whole day livable. I was called with short notice to attend a family emergency and had to depart Dubai with great haste, not time for pre flight shower - just showed up ...Jump to post
http://avherald.com/h?article=4d7a6e9a&opt=0 Suspect... gear problem ... unable to retract ..., increased fuel burn resulting in both engines flaming out on the next approach. If you are so short of fuel that you cannot even make 1 missed approach, let alone divert to an alternate, that's eithe...Jump to post
Taller landing gear has to fit somewhere. To fit taller landing gear, you'd have to move the attachment points. That is some major redesign, . I disagree. There are several engineering solutions to make the gear taller. Even the Concorde, using 1960's technology, had telescoping main landing gear t...Jump to post
The 787 has a "gust suppression" system built in to the flight controls that is suppose to alleviate bending moments on the wing structure, thus allowing Boeing to design a lighter wing since the active system relieves the pressures on the structure. Perhaps this system is in action on the...Jump to post
Perspective from someone who lives here: both airports are needed and nothing to do with "pride". The DXB / AUH airports are 130km / 80miles apart. Thats 90 minutes with no traffic, and more with "normal" traffic. Both cities have large, high density, high income populations. Res...Jump to post
not in the political interests of the Republican supporting US media to know that the US domestic airport security was virtually none existant prior to 9/11 even after being told numerous times by IATA and ICAO for decades In addition to that, there was the benign, mostly harmless, and even comical...Jump to post
I think everyone is missing the OP's point. We all know that there is a "method" or "system" in place to assign the codes, but that is not what he was asking about. There is a bit of discretion in assigning the last two letters. For example Harare, Zimbabwe was FVHA with the last...Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:When I flew AA from DFW to AUS in 2016, not even a drink was provided. When I flew UA from AUS to IAH, only a cup of water was offered.
mxaxai wrote:TXL is routing most passengers through terminal C, SXF is now exclusively using terminal B. .
At my airline we closed the simulators for the next 30 days, to prevent transmission of the virus inside the stuffy little mechanical box. Guys/Gals who need recurrent are being given a 4-month extension waiver by the authorities to give everyone time to see how this thing shakes out. I think the &q...Jump to post
Fun fact: The A380 can be boarded and deboarded via stairs from the apron as well. No bridges needed triple or not . The only specific airport equipment it needs are tow tractors capable of handling it's weight and upper deck catering trucks. AHHHH! That is absolutely NOT what airbus said to LAX du...Jump to post
Surprisingly, the LIDO presentation makes it a bit more clear. It's the step-downs for the LOC-DME approach. 1500 to birds, 730 to D3.5 ITM, then MDA of 510 for cat C/D til the MissedApproachPoint at D0.7 ITM. It's been a while to use JEPPS but I believe the shaded grey altitudes are for obstacle cl...Jump to post
So its giving you a “virtual” CDI display of the VOR signal that is coming from FMGC (GPS). Do i have that right? The thing that was hard for me to wrap my head around many years ago when I transitioned from general aviation airplanes to FMC navigation was that there is NO Course Deviation Indicato...Jump to post
Well, I think that you might be using terminology differently than pilots, hence the confusion. "Flight Plan" (in very basic terms) is a pre-flight planning document which is a planned route from origin to destination, is accepted by the pilots and shared with air traffic control. I don't ...Jump to post
Well, for starters, in flight re-planning is a non-issue given the availability of Flight Management computers and Electronic Flight Bags. These two tools have eliminated the need for paper charts, plotting and measuring any route changes, and manually calculating fuel burns over the revised routing...Jump to post
All flights from UAE to / from IRAN have been halted until further notice
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... cases-rise
Thanks for the link. Is something wrong with it's pressurization? 20 flights and none much higher than 20k feet? Do they need to wait for something before they can climb to actual cruise altitudes? Did any other Boeing test plane before remain so low for so long? Maybe they don’t want a big explosi...Jump to post
Meanwhile Emirates is operating a full schedule, but not without adequate precautions. Hand sanitizer and paper face masks are being distributed to all crew members operating the China flights, though use of the face masks seems to be meant for the layover rather than onboard use.Jump to post
Here's a good trivia point on that topic. I once had a 16 hour flight in the 777-300ER, and needed a certain WEIGHT of fuel for the flight plan. Because we were departing from a hot origin, the fuel density was quite low due to the high temperatures. After filling the tanks to maximum volume, we wer...Jump to post
DL_Mech wrote:I recall seeing one at EWR.
The last commercial flights that operated without GPS in the United States were probably flown by Beechcraft 1900D aircraft.... but in actual practice, flights rarely flew on airways, it was usually radar vectors direct when able. Yes I remember those days, everyone was using handheld GPS and sayin...Jump to post
and now for something completely different and violating my own rule of "do not stray from the topic posts"..A ground contrail... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iIy3towV1w Holy smokes thanks so much for straying off, that is by far the most amazing airliner video I've seen in a very lon...Jump to post
Since everybody already gave complete and accurate answers, I will just make a small comment about the thread title: "GPWS" stands for "Ground Proximity Warning System" so the title of the thread translates to "Ground Proximity Warning System System". I won't say it's r...Jump to post
qf2220 wrote:ASAs are unlimited to most cities, with restrictions only on SYD, MEL, BNE, PER and sometimes ADL.
Fiend wrote:History shows that people will fly direct whenever possible.
chidino wrote:History shows most people will choose the cheapest option.
ADIZ? I thought we called it a TFR. ADIZ runs around the perimeter of contiguous US. Well, the thing is, I think that title can apply. Operationally, It is, after all, operating exactly as an ADIZ, or Air Defense Identification Zone and so in my opinion that title could be an appropriate descriptio...Jump to post
My guess is the pilots mistook the edge lights for the centerline lights. They would not be the first to do so. I was riding with my friend in Airport ops at LAX one day when China Airlines lined up on the edge lights in broad daylight and tried to take off. It sounds impossible to believe but these...Jump to post
Any chance you'd explain this? I've been living under a rock most of my life and don't understand. It's a reference to a country song. "Fly Over States" by Jason Aldean. Hey someone got it! Don't feel bad for not getting it, I don't think I was clear enough about it being a reference Than...Jump to post
Wow good recommendation. I thought I was the only one watching the Peninsula Senior's channel! They frequently have pilots on there - mostly ex-military from Southern California - sharing a variety of aviation lore and reminiscence. It's worth subscribing to their channel, but this was one of the be...Jump to post
What regulatory minima have been infringed? Do you have something specific that you think violates regulations on the 787 windscreen? With all of Boeing's woes, I think it's one thing they got right, and I haven't heard any complaints about visibility on any Boeing airplane. If you're sitting up nex...Jump to post
OK but I think he is talking about "compartments" not "cargo holds". From a ramper's or loader's perspective, there is a compartment forward of the door, and one aft of the door for a total of 4 compartments on most 737's I think he is curious (and I am too) if all 4 compartments...Jump to post
So shutting down one of the world's major airports ... is appropriate? Yes absolutely. Most of the "security theater" that we endure has to do with DETERRENCE, that is the concept of deterring a threat by demonstrating that the defenses in place are sufficient to overcome the would-be hij...Jump to post
The system you see was marketed under the brand-name "Tel-Tail" lights. They are bright directional light installed on the wingtips primarily of old airliners. Newer generation aircraft tend to have what are generically called "Logo Lights" installed in the horizontal stabilizer ...Jump to post
If the "price" in the title does turn out to be accurate (at least on average) then the total cost of ALL those lives lost will be equivalent to the list price of just ONE of Boeing's wide bodies more or less. Seems very little financial incentive to increase safety if the total "cost...Jump to post
The rules are different in counties outside of the USA. For example I have flown all the way up to FL430 without either pilot wearing the mask, because we have quick donning masks and they are always set to 100% and that's the rule for my airline and country of registration. So the answer to your qu...Jump to post
I wonder if he got paid for the flight. Uff! I don't even want to think of the bureaucratic nightmare that would follow such a move at my Airline. Endless headaches trying to pry the extra pay out of them with claims forms and so forth. Good luck getting a refund from Pass Travel for the "used...Jump to post
If he's serious about 2035 that means his last one (presumably entering ~2021) will be ~14 years old. I'm pretty dubious that they'll really stretch them out that long. I guess the good news is he'll have plenty of parts donors to choose from. My guess is like many things in the airline game, this ...Jump to post
Displaced thresholds (not to be confused with blast pads) can absolutely be used for takeoff distance. As far as why and how often they're used, they are very frequent at many airports. In recent years I believe they have become even more common (at least in the US) due to extended RSA mandated by ...Jump to post
In cases like these when the plane is damaged (not extensively, but at the same time enough to consider a write-off), do the pilots ever face disciplinary or economic charges from the airlines? Is that common? A hard landing in normal wheater is usually pilot error, no? I, too am curious about Delt...Jump to post
. This use of the JV mechanism to effectively outsource Delta flying to a foreign carrier ... is fundamentally inconsistent with the Department’s public interest Hallelujah! Management has for years been beating the drums about the Middle East carriers stealing Delta routes while what was actually ...Jump to post
Umm, not quite. Exactly how is AF "lower cost" Because the “cost” of operating those flights are not from Delta’s pot. So in theory those flights are “free” for Delta to operate. Can’t get much lower “cost” than free. This is why the unions have to resist this kind of thing spreading, bec...Jump to post
45 mins to deplane 130+ pax, clean and fuel the aircraft and then emplane that many and depart, seems tight. it just seems to be a tight turn after that long a flight. . When I worked at Southwest in the 1990's, over half of our flights were scheduled 15 minute turns, with 137 seat 737-300's. I was...Jump to post
Question is: are the BALPA-represented pilots 100% of the FR pilots? I'm wondering if this works differently in England than the US? In my experience once the Union is voted "in" then there is one Collective Bargaining Agreement that covers the ENTIRE workgroup, whether they are in the un...Jump to post