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by kpc777
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can planes land at DCA during large events in DC?
Replies: 9
Views: 2534

Re: Can planes land at DCA during large events in DC?

I recall DCA being on a hold during the WWII VE day fly over in 2015, that was called "Arsenal of Democracy"...worth googling. I'm not sure how long it lasted though...maybe an hour or so. I worked downtown and that was one of the most spectacular aviation events I observed, pretty cool si...

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by kpc777
Tue May 29, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about in-flight medical emergencies re: CPR through approach and landing
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Question about in-flight medical emergencies re: CPR through approach and landing

Last year I was on UAL GUM-HNL flight (777) sitting in economy just behind business. I think we were about 60-90 min from HNL when a passenger in business started having medical problems. There were a number of medical professionals on the flight and they started performing CPR in the aisle. I don't...

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by kpc777
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Fire Tanker Being Used?
Replies: 27
Views: 16395

RE: 747 Fire Tanker Being Used?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Canoecarrier" class="quote" target="_blank">Canoecarrier</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Yes, ...

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by kpc777
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Fire Tanker Being Used?
Replies: 27
Views: 16395

RE: 747 Fire Tanker Being Used?

I just want to echo the comments that rcair1 mentioned in his thorough post earlier. I've been on fires with most of the aircraft mentioned, except the DC-10. I haven't been impressed with the type of coverage a MAFFs provides with their delivery system. I have some opinions about VLAT (very large a...

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by kpc777
Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbulence In The Cockpit
Replies: 65
Views: 24801

RE: Turbulence In The Cockpit

I rarely post (especially in this forum) but have been reading the topics daily for the past 10 years. I'm enjoying the thread and thought I would show a little thanks to those up front. I travel a lot for work and personal (mostly international). I was flying out of <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita I...

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by kpc777
Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rare Takeoff/landing Patterns At Major Airports.
Replies: 30
Views: 6438

RE: Rare Takeoff/landing Patterns At Major Airports.

I'm not sure how rare this is, so would be interested to hear from others. I was listening to liveATC, <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> tower, this past Monday, and noticed they cleared Air France for 30. I've heard plenty of takeoffs for ...

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by kpc777
Sat May 17, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should US Congress Fly Only In Coach?
Replies: 41
Views: 3095

RE: Should US Congress Fly Only In Coach?

If you ever fly out of <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> (usually my home airport) on a Thursday afternoon, they are loads of them on the plane. I've seen them in aisle, middle, and window throughout the plane with people sitting next to ...

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by kpc777
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11 Flight Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 5533

RE: MD-11 Flight Plan

If this is for flight sim, check out the following free tool.
www.simbrief.com

If you want to pay money for a program (flight sim) check these out.
TOPCAT
PPFX

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by kpc777
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Explosion At Beijing Airport
Replies: 21
Views: 15637

RE: Explosion At Beijing Airport

I was in <acronym title="Eastern Airways (United Kingdom)">T3</acronym> by the gates when this happened, which is a train ride away. I was on UA898 to <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> and I had no idea that it occurred. Our flight was dela...

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by kpc777
Tue May 28, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chief Pilot - A Day In The Life Of...
Replies: 10
Views: 11794

RE: Chief Pilot - A Day In The Life Of...

Pihero,

Thanks for the reply; that's exactly what I was interested in. I was kind of hoping you might post in this thread  .

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by kpc777
Mon May 27, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chief Pilot - A Day In The Life Of...
Replies: 10
Views: 11794

RE: Chief Pilot - A Day In The Life Of...

Thank you everyone for the posts and explanations. It's very insightful and I appreciate it.

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by kpc777
Wed May 22, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chief Pilot - A Day In The Life Of...
Replies: 10
Views: 11794

Chief Pilot - A Day In The Life Of...

MODS: If this isn't appropriate for this forum feel free to delete or move. Hello, I very rarely post and this may be my first "New Topic" (longtime lurker). I did a search and didn't see anything about this topic. I woke up this morning thinking about the role of a chief pilot (I think way too much...

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by kpc777
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ultra Long Haul Crew Shifts
Replies: 51
Views: 24555

RE: Ultra Long Haul Crew Shifts

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

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by kpc777
Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Computerized Flight Planning/Loadsheet Online
Replies: 5
Views: 9190

RE: Computerized Flight Planning/Loadsheet Online

I can't believe I'm posting in Tech/Operations. I read the forum daily but just as an enthusiast and observer. I use Vroute, which has a pay and free version. It's not too bad. <a href="http://www.flightaware.com:" target="_blank">www.flightaware.com:</a> You can get real world flight planes from th...

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by kpc777
Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mobile Control Towers
Replies: 12
Views: 4576

RE: Mobile Control Towers

I was in Haiti,Port au Prince, about a day after the earthquake and the US military was using a table near the taxi way as the "tower". It was quite a site. The FAA brought in their trailer a few days later.

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by kpc777
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Took Off From Rwy 15 At DCA Yesterday
Replies: 29
Views: 7442

RE: Took Off From Rwy 15 At DCA Yesterday

I also flew out of DCA yesterday (7/12) and am pretty sure we took off from rwy 15.

Was fun!

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by kpc777
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Forest Service Awards Air Tanker Contracts
Replies: 3
Views: 2642

U.S. Forest Service Awards Air Tanker Contracts

I do not post very much (lurking for many many years) and this is the first time I started a thread. I did a quick search and don't think this has been posted. <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2012/06/0196.xml&contentidonly=true" target="_blank">http://www.usda.gov...

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by kpc777
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: P2 Neptune Firefighting Plane Crashes In Utah
Replies: 18
Views: 6710

RE: P2 Neptune Firefighting Plane Crashes In Utah

After lurking for about 7 years and reading airliners.net daily; I've decided to sign up. What a shame that this thread is my first post. I still do a little firefighting with the US Forest Service during the summer and have an incredible video of Tanker 11 doing a drop on a fire that I was on in ea...

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