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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
fr8mech wrote:Some computers, such as the FMC or the EGPWS have their databases routinely updated.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
DEN - Denver Stapleton
FMY - Ft. Myers Page Field
EFD - Houston Ellington Field (now Ellington Airport)
SGR - Sugar Land Regional Airport
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...Jump to post
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...
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
hohd wrote:Flew from IAH, HOU, EFD and SGR (when Conquest flew to Austin commercially).
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
airplanedriver6 wrote:Good question, but in fairness not all compressor stalls are noticeable from the flight deck.
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 ...Jump to post
LAXdude1023 wrote:So not having the destinations is better than having them on a plane you don’t like???
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
="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"...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Also, why a visual approach requires ceiling 500’ above the MVA.
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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/
Nice report. Just for those who may not be familiar with IAH, the walk from C41 to E17 takes no longer than 10 minutes walking like a turtle and can be done in less than five minutes with a good pace.Jump to post
Same type aircraft, but are they for the same airline and are they close to the same time of day? Some aircraft are not overwater equipped with rafts thus they'd be restricted from flying across the Gulf. Another reason might be any equipment that may require the over land route besides rafts. Diffe...Jump to post
Disappointment that turned out to be awesome! In 1992 or 1993 we were scheduled to fly home from PVR-IAH on a CO B722, a plane I thoroughly loved . We get to the airport and the departure holding area at the time at PVR was on the second floor with large windows looking over the ramp. I kept lookin...Jump to post
Disappointment that turned out to be awesome! 1992 we were scheduled to fly home from PVR-IAH on a CO B722. We get to the airport and the departure holding area at the time at PVR was on the second floor with large windows looking over the ramp. I kept looking for the 722 on the ramp, but only found...Jump to post
N47 wrote:You have summoned me good sir!