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by NW747-400
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 104577

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

330ceos will get prem select MiQ, they won’t get the suites though. 75S will also be getting the MiQ premium select seat, along with comfort plus and standard Y. Will the 75S also get the pivot bins and new Delta-developed AVOD? I know some of the 757-200s have a Sky-Interior clone with identical S...

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by NW747-400
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta 757-S
Replies: 6
Views: 2341

Re: Delta 757-S

Delta operates their long-haul configured 757-200s mostly out of JFK to DSS, LIS (year-round) and AGP, PDL, KEF, and SNN (summer seasonal). They also use them on BOS-LIS/EDI/MAN in the summer (the route you flew has been upgraded). From ATL, they go to BOG and UIO year-round and ANC in the summer. ...

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by NW747-400
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 55174

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Delta will transfer our full operation of U.S.-Tokyo services from Narita to Haneda, the city's closest and most convenient airport. With this move, we will become the largest U.S. carrier serving Haneda, with seven daily flights between Haneda and Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, Honolulu, Minneapolis, ...

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by NW747-400
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16498

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

I am still really curious what is happening to the ExpressJet CRJ-700 fleet. There were 16 aircraft in DFW that were converted from Delta spec with brand new interiors in 2016. Since the contract ended at the very beginning of January, all of those aircraft are in TUS in storage. I figured they wou...

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by NW747-400
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15289

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

I read the avherald piece linked above, and the comments... apparently it's not a "spinner" at all, its a dome that is fixed to static inlet guide vanes that sit in front of the first fan disc, the way that the engine is built and mounted. It also explains why the "spinner" look...

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by NW747-400
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15289

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

The Vickers VC-10 had a RAM. I know that we're going off topic now, but of essentially if you have an aircraft with no mechanical reversion to the operation of the flight controls following the loss of normally generated power, then a ram air turbine is used, unless sufficient power can be provided...

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by NW747-400
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine fail video question
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: Engine fail video question

Hello all, Video here of an engine with a pretty serious problem... It’s a short video so there really isn’t any info. Has anyone seen this? What type of plane is it? I’m assuming MD-80 because of the inlet guide veins, which prevented even more damage! What airline? Where in the world? https://www...

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by NW747-400
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6591

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

PW gave DL a deal to be an authorized MRO provider for the GTF, which also happens to power the A220. CFM, from what I understand, did not offer a similar deal for the LEAP which likely pushed the order to Airbus. DL has been very aggressive with expanding their portfolio of revenue opportunities. R...

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by NW747-400
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 24178

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Just so we’re all clear here...

We’re commenting on a poorly written trash blog post that has absolutely no sources or grounding in reality.

Disney Airlines isn’t a thing.

Carry on.

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by NW747-400
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 24178

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

The comparison to Carnival is off, as they own a whole bunch of other lines, including Princess, Holland America, and others, in various price classes. The merger of Carnival Airlines with Pan Am II was to create a bigger, stronger airline that could compete. it backfired, as we all know 20 years o...

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by NW747-400
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 24178

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Carnival shelved it’s airline for the same issue: damage to the brand in the event of an incident. Hahaha I find it ironic that the “Walmart” of the seas is worried about brand image. HA! That’s true now, but their brand image in the 1990’s was much different. Carnival was on the cutting edge of sh...

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by NW747-400
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 24178

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Disney is a very conservative company with regard to protecting the brand image. I just can’t see them creating a branded airline product because the damage to the brand resulting from an accident or incident would take years to repair, even if the Disney name is slapped on the side of a charter fle...

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by NW747-400
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737-200 question
Replies: 22
Views: 4995

Re: Delta 737-200 question

Delta had their own fleet of 737-232’s before the merger with Western.

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by NW747-400
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 39472

Re: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier

It’s sad to see the end of the CRJ approaching. While not the most popular airframe among the flying public, I’ve got thousands of hours flying her and she’s still the best airplane I’ve ever flown, especially the CR7. Just an all around fantastic pilot’s airplane and revolutionary for the regional ...

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by NW747-400
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 104577

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

DylanHarvey wrote:
This is obviously slightly off topic, but what are the MTOW ratings for 757’s. I know the -2Q8’s and -231’s are all 255k is that correct? Are the ex NWA -251’s all 250k or 240k?


The 75G, 75S and 10 75H are 255k, and the remainder of the fleet is 240k.

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by NW747-400
Sat May 11, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6935

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

What if the son or daughter earns the position on their own merits? How do we know the DL daughter isn’t a highly skilled pilot who deserved to be hired? Because if the story was about a father with multiple sons, you wouldn’t have heard it. But because it’s all females (who have an easier path to ...

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by NW747-400
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388382

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Not even. same theory on pprune, fwiw Trying to consolidate what others have said about this...the TOGA buttons are not armed until either the flaps are out of UP or the glideslope has been captured. I don’t know if the flap position has been released yet but at 230 knots in a relatively light 767 ...

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by NW747-400
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388382

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Once again At LUS our 767s were equipped as follows: “It does produce electricity but not directly. The hydraulics that the RAT produces turns a special hydro-electric generator that supplies the electricity.” Not all 757/767 ships have an HDG. They are only installed on ETOPS capable tails. Non-ET...

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by NW747-400
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388382

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

The RAT doesn’t provide any electrical power. It exists solely to generate enough hydraulic pressure to move the primary flight controls. No gear, flaps, trim, etc. It deploys only in the event of a dual engine failure, or manual deployment by the crew. The aircraft batteries would provide emergenc...

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by NW747-400
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: HNL Spotters: Looking for a Photo
Replies: 0
Views: 2808

HNL Spotters: Looking for a Photo

Any HNL spotters out this morning Jan 13? Curious if anyone caught the arrival of Delta 180. Thanks!

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by NW747-400
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 55345

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

[ Let's use a small hub such as SLC with both an A320 and 737 pilot base. You have an A320 scheduled to operate SLC-SFO but the aircraft gets hit by the catering truck and has to be taken out of service. But the only spare aircraft is a 737. Obviously that A320 crew can't fly it. So now you either ...

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by NW747-400
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 10372

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

freakyrat wrote:
What will become of Expressjet's CRJ700 flying for American Eagle?


That CPA ends on Jan 6, 2019 and transitions to SkyWest.

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by NW747-400
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 10372

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

As part of the transaction, EV has been awarded 25 E175.

Finally some good news for a great group of industry professionals.

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by NW747-400
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 136
Views: 32322

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

I've only seen it reported here on a.net that this was alcohol/drugs. How CERTAIN are we that this was substance abuse on the job? No shade here. I mean, I don't know ANY of you fools in real life. ;) So, give me some reason to believe you! These are heavy allegations. Saying that it's only been re...

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by NW747-400
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 130167

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

B712 N969AT ferrying ATL-SBD right now. Is this the first B712 to be stored? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/N969AT I have not read anywhere that 717 fleet reductions are going to begin. In the widebody thread, a couple posters have commented that in addition to the 2 764s and 1 A330 go...

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by NW747-400
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B767 Engines Identification
Replies: 19
Views: 4544

Re: B767 Engines Identification

KICT wrote:
While not a direct answer to your question, I'd be surprised if there were *any* B767 still flying today with the JT9D mounted.


Atlas actually has a few 762's in service with the JT9D. I was quite shocked when I saw one taxiing in CVG recently!

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by NW747-400
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 160
Views: 28829

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

I believe the range cap is based on the A220 fleet average stage length and is defined as 1,000NM. Some segments will exceed 1,000NM while others will be well below. As long as the average is 1,000NM or less, DL is in compliance. I don't have time to find a source document right now but I will work ...

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by NW747-400
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 13347

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

Again, not true. Delta has only said that they plan on a 50% reduction in 50 seat flying from 2017 to 2022... But this was the original plan. However, a 50% reduction is significant because UA is gobbling up all of the CRJ200s Delta discarded and AA is reactivating up to 50 ERJ-140s. Again, not tru...

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by NW747-400
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 13347

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

I would guess by 2030 the fleet would look something like this: A220 A320neo A321/A321neo/A321LR A322(?) A330/A330neo A350 The 739 might still be around as they are relatively young but then they might sell them off to standardize the fleet. As much as I’d love to see an all Airbus fleet, DL is too...

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by NW747-400
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 13347

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

So will two 220 replace one 88 or will seat be reduced on those replacements. Do you see any new markets being added with 220? Aircraft aren’t replaced 1:1. Many routes operated by 320/M88/M90 at ATL have been replaced with 739/321 - sometimes in lower frequency, sometimes for growth. This then ena...

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by NW747-400
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Couple of go-around questions
Replies: 28
Views: 3883

Re: Couple of go-around questions

Reporting a go around is a company specific requirement. My company does not require an aircraft logbook entry but does require a safety report to be filed with the flight safety division. There is no visible cycle counter to the pilots, but most modern aircraft report cycles and hours directly to m...

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by NW747-400
Fri May 04, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian lease B777s
Replies: 28
Views: 8965

Re: Norwegian lease B777s

Hello - first post on this forum. Just found out that I am on this Privilege Style 777-200 for my EWR-FCO trip next month...what sucks is I lose the direct EWR-FCO flight - I now have to fly through Oslo (which chalks whatever part of my arrival day in Rome I had)...the bigger issue for me is I am ...

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by NW747-400
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-UAE Close to Agreement on Subsidy Fight??
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: UAE - US to solve subsidy dispute

So does this mean MXP-JFK and EWR-ATH are gone. I wonder why the UAE would agree to such restrictions. Not good negotiators? Or have they really violated terms of the air service agreement. I personally think there violations are more of the spirit rather than the letter of the law...but don't know...

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by NW747-400
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 6938

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

These were DL’s first ETOPS 757’s. None of the existing DL fleet were ETOPS certified so the TWA birds were acquired for TATL expansion. The four ex-ATA 757s were ETOPS certified prior to the acquisition of the ex-TWA birds, but they were limited to west coast to Hawaii routes with occasional foray...

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by NW747-400
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 6938

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

As an AvGeek, I just love to look up at Delta's fleet history since they are averse to mopping up a diverse fleet from different OEM. Those different Boeing customer codes makes DL's fleet interesting. DL 757-200 fleet has/ used to have -231, -232, -212, 251, 2Q8, and 26D. 767 fleet has 232, -3P6, ...

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by NW747-400
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS dropping LGW - CUN
Replies: 43
Views: 8606

Re: VS dropping LGW - CUN

I wonder if bookings have slowed down with all of the negative news coming from CUN.

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by NW747-400
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 26347

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

The only positive I can think of is that Airbus will keep the A330 fuelage cross section in production for another 10 years. This makes it easier for them to produce a new short range widebody to compete with Boeings NMA. I don't think even Boeing knows what the NMA will look like, let alone Airbus...

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by NW747-400
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 26347

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

Are they launching with an actual launch customer? I read through Leehamnews’ commentary about how great the A330 is but couldn’t if the airplane actually lauched with an order. Delta is rumored to be delaying a number of A339 deliveries so they can take the 251t model. How authentic is this rumor ...

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by NW747-400
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 26347

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

Newbiepilot wrote:
Are they launching with an actual launch customer? I read through Leehamnews’ commentary about how great the A330 is but couldn’t if the airplane actually lauched with an order.


Delta is rumored to be delaying a number of A339 deliveries so they can take the 251t model.

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by NW747-400
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 18623

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

peterinlisbon wrote:
it's fares are amazing. They are currently offering transatlantic fares of £140.


No small wonder they're nosediving into oblivion.

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by NW747-400
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 48
Views: 8721

Re: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?

Unlike many others here I found the OP’s question very relevant and something that I would be curious about too. You are not talking about a new order where you can do the bids etc an tne planes come a month separated, you are talking about a bulk transaction where the delivery of ac would be much ...

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by NW747-400
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 15748

Re: Midwest Express 2017

ENOUGH, ALREADY ! ! ! Anyone out there with a king's ransom of cash burning a hole in their mattress, just waiting for the chance to start another airline in the USA, should read this . . . make that read AND memorize this! . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_defunct_airlines_of_the_United_...

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by NW747-400
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avoiding Backtrack, Full Reverse and Max Braking?
Replies: 16
Views: 2342

Re: Avoiding Backtrack, Full Reverse and Max Braking?

SXM to minimize back taxiing. There's no way to avoid it entirely unless your in a light business jet or GA aircraft.

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by NW747-400
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay pilots...
Replies: 107
Views: 28872

Re: Gay pilots...

I am a gay pilot. I am not always completely open at work; I usually base the decision to talk about my personal life on how receptive my audience might be. Someone summed it up nicely: most pilots are white, heterosexual, conservative males and many have prior military service. That being said, I'v...

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by NW747-400
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Air Traffic Controllers remember all callsigns and airline codes at big airports?
Replies: 23
Views: 5504

Re: How do Air Traffic Controllers remember all callsigns and airline codes at big airports?

They don't always remember. When I was flying at EV, I'd sometimes go to airports that we didn't often serve and occasionally the controller would forget the call sign. Instead of calling us "Acey" they would use Alpha Sierra Quebec.

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by NW747-400
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Local coordinates at apron
Replies: 13
Views: 1903

Re: Local coordinates at apron

Yes you are absolutely correct. Those coordinates are used to initialize the inertial navigation systems. Most aircraft don't need them anymore though. We generally use the aircraft's present position GPS coordinates to initialize the inertial units. Its a more accurate and far easier method. We sim...

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by NW747-400
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122494

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/n515cr" class="quote" target="_blank">n515cr</a> (<a href="#76" class="quote">Reply 76</a>):<br/><i>Today could be the last day of 75Vs. DL9979 ...

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by NW747-400
Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizjet Pilots Face 20 Years In DR Prison
Replies: 25
Views: 9985

RE: Bizjet Pilots Face 20 Years In DR Prison

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DAL763ER" class="quote" target="_blank">DAL763ER</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>It's just drugs though, is it really that ...

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by NW747-400
Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lightning Strike Photo At ATL
Replies: 41
Views: 15328

RE: Lightning Strike Photo At ATL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/D328" class="quote" target="_blank">D328</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Fire around main gear??? </i></font></td></tr></ta...

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by NW747-400
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney TFRs Face New Scrutiny
Replies: 36
Views: 10185

RE: Disney TFRs Face New Scrutiny

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlyDeltaJets" class="quote" target="_blank">FlyDeltaJets</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Oh tr...

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