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by IAHFLYR
Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RVR Minimums
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: RVR Minimums

I'm not talking about the published SAAAR approaches, but the ones that are more limited in nature. Something like the RNP-M approach into KSAN, which only AS flies - while the other airlines fly the RNP-Z, if they are authorized. Oh no, I get what you are referencing as CO had Specials for RNAV (G...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RVR Minimums
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: RVR Minimums

Some airlines may have authorization for lower minimums, in certain situations, as well. Alaska has a lot of this on certain RNP AR approaches that they paid to develop. The RVR reports are common when weather is at, or close, to minimums. Yes there are many Special Aircraft And Aircrew Authorizati...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Rockets N625HR
Replies: 10
Views: 2348

Re: Houston Rockets N625HR

debonair wrote:
But why would somebody invest money in a nearly 30 year old B767 with a questionable pedigree


Well in short it is the Houston Rockets and who owns the Rockets, Tilman Fertitta so that should pretty much cover that question. :banghead: :shock:

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 1955

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

This thread is explains the reason a friend who worked down the street from me in Houston Center (ZHU) would ask CRJ2 pilots, "if you had a vertical rate what would it be"!! :stirthepot: Though us in the TRACON just let everyone else climb above you guys in the CRJ2, E145 and E45X, then le...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 70
Views: 2609

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

Florida Airlines from FMY to both TPA and MIA back in the early 70's......DC3's.

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?
Replies: 27
Views: 1665

Re: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?

I am very fortunate to have a wife who travels very well with a roll-a-board even for a week in Europe, so we don't check bags. The only time I check anything is traveling to play golf then must check the clubs.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 2108 - Weird Diversion
Replies: 21
Views: 4296

Re: UA 2108 - Weird Diversion

RSW had many diversions last week because of fog. As one poster said, the minimum visibility for an air carrier to to even attempt the ILS approach is 1/2 statute mile. Not completely correct. When there is an operational RVR and is charted that is the controlling visibility for the approach not th...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Dec 12, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 2108 - Weird Diversion
Replies: 21
Views: 4296

Re: UA 2108 - Weird Diversion

I have no idea if this holds true everywhere but I've seen information from an app severely lag behind info we get on the Digital ATIS in the cockpit. I assume info from the app is taken directly from the ASOS/AWOS and isn't entirely accurate because it's just what the system is "seeing" ...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 2108 - Weird Diversion
Replies: 21
Views: 4296

Re: UA 2108 - Weird Diversion

mhockey31091 wrote:
What you're seeing online and what is being reported on the D-ATIS are probably two entirely different things.


What is reason you say that other than the obvious, online being online?

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Dec 10, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 2108 - Weird Diversion
Replies: 21
Views: 4296

Re: UA 2108 - Weird Diversion

Left RSW last night at 1850 and there was fog forming along the river and patchy fog around the departure end of RWY 24 so not hard to envision it going to hell pretty fast. Yesterday morning was a foggy low ceiling morning as well.

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO
Replies: 13
Views: 1437

Re: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO

I will totally agree with having an RNP initial segment to a GLS final is something that is very helpful since the GLS minima is lower. Here at IAH I've seen numerous RNP approaches to either RWY 26R or RWY 9 where the FAF is on the downwind where ATC considers the aircraft established on final and ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO
Replies: 13
Views: 1437

Re: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO

bluecrew wrote:
But hey it gives FlightCheck the business!


:rotfl: FLC now that's a sure thing, they can certainly use the business in the one or two planes that can actually fly a GLS approach.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO
Replies: 13
Views: 1437

Re: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO

Hate to burst your bubble, but we've had GLS procedures here at IAH for about 10 years and only the sCO NG's and the newest delivered a/c were equipped so not much help in the flow during low weather as they already had Special RNP procedures here in place and were all qualified (sCO planes and crew...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?
Replies: 44
Views: 3051

Re: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?

Continental had 41 757-200’s One was written off a few years ago after the merger in a hard landing AFAIK all 40 of these RR powered aircraft are still in service Yes N26123 was the hard landing bird and the remaining 40 RR aircraft are still in service though some are still stored due to the pande...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?
Replies: 44
Views: 3051

Re: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?

As for 764 cabin experience, what kills it for me in business is that the bathrooms are behind you, at the border with economy. In spite of a curtain *and* a rope (don't recall a rope on any other type) the people in economy *regularly* get past the rope and then it's a traffic jam in business as w...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do manufacturers/airlines "update" the flight computer systems
Replies: 5
Views: 1320

Re: Do manufacturers/airlines "update" the flight computer systems

fr8mech wrote:
Some computers, such as the FMC or the EGPWS have their databases routinely updated.


The FMC is updated every 28 days when the FAA charting cycle is updated.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?
Replies: 44
Views: 3051

Re: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?

My one and only flight on Continental was on a 764 and ended up being the day they were combined into a single operating certificate after the merger with United, so I’m not really sure if it counts as United or Continental, but I like to say CO since it was my only CO flight and was booked with a ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?
Replies: 44
Views: 3051

Re: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?

Flown on both numerous times when sCO got them as well as flown on both after the merger domestic on the B753 and domestic as well as international on the B764.

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who decides which aircraft gets their preferred altitude?
Replies: 11
Views: 2776

Re: Who decides which aircraft gets their preferred altitude?

Okay, but if two aircraft ask for the same NAT entry time, how does ATC prioritize? First come first serve? ATC in the U.S. is all about "first come first served" though there are situations where one cannot do that simply especially in the terminal environment where I worked. Preferentia...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey (ACY, TTN) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 6483

Re: New Jersey (ACY, TTN) Aviation Thread - 2021

Somewhat off topic though close to ACY! Used to go to the FAA Tech Center years ago before I retired and would always stop by Christi's on the way to the hotel in Absecon or Somers Point. Was up there end of September to play golf and drove by on the way to PHL and it looked like the joint had been ...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 212
Views: 33917

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

http://www.houstontx.gov/council/committees/econdev/20211117/has-drp.pdf Yes thanks much for posting the link. So it appears official now that the old tower will come down! Very very sad if in fact so with the additional new gates added to the west shown in slide #9 although in slide #11 there is a...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline serviced airports now closed you once flew through
Replies: 35
Views: 2352

Re: Airline serviced airports now closed you once flew through

DEN - Denver Stapleton
FMY - Ft. Myers Page Field
EFD - Houston Ellington Field (now Ellington Airport)
SGR - Sugar Land Regional Airport

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Premier 1K Status
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: United Premier 1K Status

As a former 1K on UA and now lifetime Gold and one who lives in a UA HUB you will find upgrades into FC on domestic flights a crap shoot. Many travelers such as myself simply buy the FC seat when the fare is reasonable and many are if booked a few months out. Upgrades are also based upon what fare y...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 279
Views: 42661

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

PennPal wrote:
[photoid][/photoid] Saw this on the NE ramp at RSW this morning with a lot of activity around it. Anyone have any information on why it's there?? Edit: the picture isn't uploading...it's a 777x in Boeing livery...


The tower just told inquiring UAL471 the 777 is doing some testing in the area.

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Nov 09, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 8540

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

I hear center calling people on Guard all the time. I think they use it more than anyone. Allow me to rephrase. Having never worked in a center only told by a center controller friend that they "don't monitor it", but you are correct they do have it and the ability to transmit as we used ...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 8540

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

All of the 121.5 receivers are monitored by centers and approach controls, so anywhere they have coverage, they can get a general idea. However, it would likely require enlisting the help of nearby aircraft to really get an idea. Minor correction, 121.5 is monitored by TRACONS and Towers, but not b...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Nov 01, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44992

Re: AAnother Meltdown

What surprises me is that normally, DFW uses five active runways. I didn't realize how being able to use only two could cripple the airfield so much. Even when they were able to resume, you have a lot of crews out of position. When you are landing on three or possibly four if able to use one of the...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?
Replies: 46
Views: 2119

Re: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?

hohd wrote:
Flew from IAH, HOU, EFD and SGR (when Conquest flew to Austin commercially).


WOW, Conquest Airlines and their B190C model. I believe they also began flying SW4's near the end of their operation. Remember working them in and out of KSGR in the early to mid 90's.

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?
Replies: 46
Views: 2119

Re: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?

How many did I fly from as me the pilot.....rentals from KCXO and KDWH far too many to recall. As a passenger, KIAH in the last 37 years few with DL, PI and most on CO with then UA post merger....with two other flights during that time from KEFD on mileage/segment run...and two from KHOU not since 1...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Global entry
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Global entry

My wife and I came home from Munich probably 2013 with Global Entry, forgot that we could not bring some German Sausage and Cheeses in our carry-on, though I did claim it when the CBP Officer asked as we were exiting customs. They took it and reminded me that not claiming something as such could pos...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA4543 PVD-EWR — why is it canceled so often?
Replies: 18
Views: 2791

Re: UA4543 PVD-EWR — why is it canceled so often?

and EWR ATC being what it is Exactly what does that mean? EWR is chronically overcongested, so it has perennial delays that due to volume constraints. Not a knock on their ATC, more a reflection on the congestion delays in the New York area. Then how about making the point with the congestion rathe...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA4543 PVD-EWR — why is it canceled so often?
Replies: 18
Views: 2791

Re: UA4543 PVD-EWR — why is it canceled so often?

Cory6188 wrote:
and EWR ATC being what it is


Exactly what does that mean?

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36922

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

airplanedriver6 wrote:
Good question, but in fairness not all compressor stalls are noticeable from the flight deck.


Correct from what guys/gals I know who have flown MD80series, though you'd think someone would have noticed something was wrong before V1.

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36922

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

As mentioned previously, I also had seen N987Ak on the ground at KTME quite a few times in the last month or so via the ADS-B Exchange site and wondered, what the heck is an MD87 doing on the ground at KTME. Also, the owner is a huge home builder in the North/Northwest Houston area so why base your ...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 212
Views: 33917

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

LAXdude1023 wrote:
So not having the destinations is better than having them on a plane you don’t like???


Didn't say anything about the destination losses just the aircraft type. Guess I could have been more specific referencing only the aircraft type, my deepest and sincerest apology. :white:

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 212
Views: 33917

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

Looks like of all the UA CRJ services started from IAH, only JLN will remain. ABI, CHA, SJT, and TLH all cut. Great news as I cannot stand the CRJ2. Although I did see a CRJ2 on the AMA-IAH this morning that was going to divert to DFW only to change that to CLL after a couple of turns in holding pa...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 212
Views: 33917

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

Quick update on IAH construction projects: -- United will vacate the Terminal E ticket hall and security processing some time in August (for the duration of the rebuild/additions to the Terminal D/E Central Processor). Work has been ongoing in the Terminal C Ticket Hall/Security screening to provid...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36922

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Interesting, though not necessarily indicative of anything, that they brought a mechanic along for the ride. A very unfortunate day at KTME, but grateful day that all survived except the airframe. While interesting regarding the mechanic onboard, I know of three different corporate flight departmen...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Changed Departure Route Out Of MIA on LAX Flights
Replies: 13
Views: 1297

Re: Changed Departure Route Out Of MIA on LAX Flights

I'm pretty sure UA had even upgraded their 757s prior to the far too hasty parking of most of the pmUA fleet they did, because they needed GPS to do a bunch of the stuff that makes SFO work so much better now. I just remember hearing an AA 767 on frequency telling a tower they needed a non-RNAV dep...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Changed Departure Route Out Of MIA on LAX Flights
Replies: 13
Views: 1297

Re: Changed Departure Route Out Of MIA on LAX Flights

After AA got rid of their remaining /U 767s, is anyone left in the 121 World? I doubt it, Once UA parked their old B752's that were DME/DME/IRU birds that had to have a critical NAVAID working in order to fly some SID/STAR procedures or be /A, that may have been the lowest common denominator in the...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Changed Departure Route Out Of MIA on LAX Flights
Replies: 13
Views: 1297

Re: Changed Departure Route Out Of MIA on LAX Flights

There are always optimizations that can be made, especially since GPS-based RNAV SIDs and STARs can now basically fully replace the old stuff that was based exclusively on radio navigation. Houston Metroplex OAPM was I believe the first to be operational back in January 2015. However, there are sti...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What exactly is a "short final"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: What exactly is a "short final"?

="Woodreau"4 miles is right on the edge of towers airspace and definitely not in any sort of traffic pattern. 8 miles you’re not anywhere near the airport. While referring to Class D airspace you are spot on, however at larger airports such as Class B the actual "tower airspace"...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What exactly is a "short final"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: What exactly is a "short final"?

As an ATC I consider short final to be within 1 mile of the runway generally, when I’m issuing traffic. As a retired ATC'r I will go with that Dan wrote. Heck a four or five mile final I'd get one maybe two airliners out on departure before the arrival crosses the threshold.....small planes even mo...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling to Land in an Airliner. JAC
Replies: 16
Views: 1919

Re: Circling to Land in an Airliner. JAC

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Also, why a visual approach requires ceiling 500’ above the MVA.


The 500' ceiling above the MVA is the requirement for ATC to vector for a visual......if the airport is VFR and you see it, I can clear you for a visual approach regardless of the ceiling just so VFR.

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling to Land in an Airliner. JAC
Replies: 16
Views: 1919

Re: Circling to Land in an Airliner. JAC

The HILPT is done, if KJAC is still center radar only. It’s been awhile and in a bizjet. That’s not a problem for any crew. The airlines either have special procedures or fly the ILZ Z to 19 using the RNAV transition from DNW VOR. Slow to about 200-210 for the course reversal starting the turn outb...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.
Replies: 20
Views: 1586

Re: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.

gloom wrote:
My mistake. I was thinking visual approach (on IFR flight), and somehow my fingers translated to VFR. Sorry, all of the above was on VMC approach for an IFR traffic.

Cheers,
Adam


Gotchya, happens to the best! :yes:

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR with Single Engine Piston into big airports in the US
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

Re: VFR with Single Engine Piston into big airports in the US

Getting into a Class B airport flying a single VFR isn't usually a big deal. Having a good number of runways also helps out during an arrival bank, so we'd just build a gap between the arrivals, have you keep your best forward speed up and bingo you're there. Sometime you'd get vectored around a bit...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.
Replies: 20
Views: 1586

Re: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.

A bit different at my country. You cannot directly offer VFR as ATC, as it's pilots to ask and decide. However, almost every pilot in the air would accept an indirect "airport on 11 oclock, 8 miles confirm in sight" and answer properly. ;) Cheers, Adam Just to clarify not to confuse the t...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.
Replies: 20
Views: 1586

Re: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.

Regarding visual approaches . . . How does that work? Does the aircraft request it and then need approval from ATC? Does ATC suggest it? A controller can vector an aircraft for a visual approach as long as the reported ceiling is 500' above the minimum vectoring altitude and the visibility is 3 mil...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.
Replies: 20
Views: 1586

Re: In a circling approach, how much of a straight path is required before landing.

https://nbaa.org/aircraft-operations/ai ... pproaches/
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Not to muddy the waters, but circling approaches conducted from an instrument procedure have specific obstacle protection criteria which for the circling maneuver.

https://nbaa.org/aircraft-operations/ai ... pproaches/

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