It all comes down to how the aircraft was designed! In my jet, we have two packs (left and right); during engine start, the on side pack automatically shuts down when an engine is started on that side of the aircraft (i.e. when we are starting number 1, the left pack automatically shuts down) and th...Jump to post
Does anyone know how to look up the aircraft that departed immediately prior to this flight? My industry friend says it was an A380 but I'd like to confirm the info. Wake turbulence can cause a severe rolling moment where your flight controls may not have the authority to overcome, this may explain ...Jump to post
As much flak as the KC-46 has caught over the past many years, I will say the jet is a rock solid platform when refueling off of it. Large refueling envelope, bright pilot director lights, and a great centering force from the engines. After one plug, I'd prefer the -46 over the -10 (second place) or...Jump to post
Sooo if you want to make flying your career, when you get to be an O-3, approaching O-4 in the AD AF, your flying drops off significantly and you move into staff billets (part of the reason why the AF is hemorrhaging pilots at the moment). Your best bet would be to find a guard or reserve unit you w...Jump to post
You'll have to contact your Defense Attaché in your respective Embassy here in the United States for specific questions on obtaining diplomatic clearances. You'll only need a diplomatic clearance if you are flying a state/military aircraft. Depending on the country, the 'dips' they issue may specify...Jump to post
After flying the -17 for 6 years and instructing for the past 2 of those 6, I have never been taught or heard the technique of lining up on one side or the other to help avoid tanker turbulence. If anything, you're always taught to be in the center of the envelope as indicated by the pilot director ...Jump to post
The C-5 and the C-17 (and I'm sure the other heavies do as well) create a bow 'wave' (not wake). If the receiver goes in too quickly or not on the correct 30 degree line, you can create an unsafe situation between the two aircraft. After talking to the -135 guys, as the -17 goes into and out of cont...Jump to post
After just refueling today, wake turbulence isn't really that bad at all, in fact, i'm more worried about atmospheric turbulence than any 'turbies' produced from my tanker. The -135 and -10 each present their own challenges, advantages, and 'turbulence.' Approaching the -135, you'll often feel a 'bu...Jump to post
MOAs end at the floor of Class A airspace in the US, however, military ops do take place in Class A, called Air Traffic Control Assigned Airspace, ATCAA. From the 142 FW in OR: An ATCAA is an airspace area of defined vertical and lateral limits, assigned by Air Traffic Control (ATC) for the purpose ...Jump to post
CNN is reporting the pilot ejected safely following directing the jet away from a population center.
Further reports indicate that the President stopped by to check in on him following the USAFA graduation ceremony.
Airbus has a series on aircraft and operational safety called "Flight Operations Briefing Notes" and deals with anything from high speed aborts to handling engine malfunctions. I've only been able to find the random PDF through Google and have had difficulty with finding the root website where these...Jump to post
The entire airline industry based their uniforms off of the military. Pan-Am, when they operated flying boats, modeled their uniforms off of Naval Officers to help give credibility to the new form of transportation - the rest is history! Furthermore, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acrony...Jump to post
I believe the majority of US line carriers fly the flag on their fuselage.
I've heard rumors that if a firm wishes to carry US Mail (as many do to supplement revenue), US Code requires the flag to be painted somewhere on the exterior fuselage. Can anyone confirm this?
Getting back on topic... One cannot just fly around without a care in the world in international airspace (at least as operated with the US Flag on the side of the jet). When aircraft fly around in international airspace not under control they operate "due regard." A little background: Operations no...Jump to post
As mentioned earlier in the post, due to the separation of church and state I have never quite understood why the government must continue to refer to marriage as 'marriage.' The very term is religious in nature and I believe it gives the religious right an excuse to protest expanding marriage right...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DeltaMD90" class="quote" target="_blank">DeltaMD90</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>I have about 50 pilot friends in the N...Jump to post
I don't know where everyone is getting their active duty service commitment data - for the <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> it is 10 years from the date that you get your wings. I am unsure about the <acronym title="Ulsan (USN / RKPU), South Korea">USN</acronym> but I cannot imagine that it ...Jump to post
The C-17 is fully certified to fly ILS CAT-II approaches down to a HAT of 100 ft / RVR 1200 (or higher, as published).
The aircraft commander is authorized to fly said approaches once they have reached 100 hours PIC and fully current (1 CAT-II appch every 6 months), there are no other restrictions.
To be more specific than the shotgun yes: See 14 <acronym title="Caen - Carpiquet (CFR / LFRK), France">CFR</acronym> 108.11 for the full regulation, but the highlight for telling the certificate holder (PIC) comes from (a)(3)(i): "of the flight on which the armed person intends to have the weapon a...Jump to post
The conventional wisdom is that the cockpit is dominated by men. In the heat of a situation, with warning bells, flashing lights, the two pilots talking to each other, and ATC in your ear, a different voice, a female voice, would garner more attention for the most urgent situations to help focus the...Jump to post
Hi everyone, I did a quick search and didn't quite find what I was looking for, so here it goes: Last month I was flying from KDEN to KSEA. After we had blocked out and approached the runway we held short for 45 or so minutes, initially because there was <acronym title="CityJet (Ireland)">WX</acrony...Jump to post
I've been on the flight deck of at 744 a couple times and specifically remarked how the cockpit was much smaller than I had expected. The pilots agreed, noting that the flight deck is tucked up in the crown of the aircraft resulting in much less space for the crew. Anyone else been on the flight dec...Jump to post
Our guidance for Germany spells out specific approach procedures and airspeeds - Pilots should leave the IAF that permits operation at a clean airspeed and should be maintained until a point 12 nm from touchdown. An indicated airspeed of 210 kts is recommended. The subsequent portion shortly up to t...Jump to post
Use what the your airline crew uses - Luggage works rolling bags. I just bought one and I absolutely love it - sturdy ballistic nylon, the case is made out of a steel frame, and it has great wheels. Specifically, I bought the Stealth 22" Suiter Pilot Rolling bag, it has a specific compartment for yo...Jump to post
For comparison: US Military pilots routinely have a maximum flight duty period of 16 hours, crew duty day of 18 hours for an unaugmented crew. Depending on the type, unaugmented consists of two pilots. An augmented flight duty period is 24 hours, flight duty day of 24 hours, 45 minutes. Again, depen...Jump to post
My favorite design from a previous post was a combination of the Saul meatball and United colors and font. I can't find the original airliners.net posting but liked the design so much I saved the picture (and can be found after a brief google search): <center><table align="center" border="0" width="...Jump to post
Do you have any other pictures that you can compair this to (I am unaware of any special event going on in the Middle East that would drive so much traffic). This could easily be ops normal traffic between the Middle East, Europe, and the US. There are at couple airways that run up and down Iraq and...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Starlionblue" class="quote" target="_blank">Starlionblue</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>I think you are right in that they...Jump to post
Continuing the numbering convention: 1. Icing probe 2. AoA vane 3. AoA vane 4. OAT(<acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), USA - Texas">SAT</acronym>)/RAT probe 5. AoA vane 6. AoA vane 7. AoA vane 8. OAT(<acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), USA - Texas">SAT</ac...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Max+Q" class="quote" target="_blank">Max Q</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> For your reading pl...Jump to post
So many questions … I’ll try and answer all of them for you! Stay with me, I’ve got a lot of good info for you, try and avoid the <acronym title="Trans Mediterranean Airlines (Lebanon) and Airnorth Regional (Australia)">TL</acronym>;DR! <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr>...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/26point2" class="quote" target="_blank">26point2</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> As an aside, I ...Jump to post
Searched the <acronym title="Brit Air (France)">DB</acronym> and couldn't find a good answer... I'm used to using ICAO codes all the time in the 'office;' they work quite well for their established purpose as location identifiers. My question is to the existence of IATA codes - why do we maintain tw...Jump to post
I have much more respect for CNN than MSNBC or FoxNews and I believe that the whole Piers Morgan 'experience' is bringing the network down as a whole. The Piers Morgan gun issue is starting to bother me (regardless of whether or not I agree with his views); his show is quickly degrading from one tha...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JBirdAV8r" class="quote" target="_blank">JBirdAV8r</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i>...yeeaaahhhh...I think you're going t...Jump to post
I don't know how generational it is, but I'm 25 and feel naked without my watch while some of my peers just use their cell. Also, as a pilot I feel like I have to uphold the stereotype of having over the top pilot watches! My top three are a Breitling Airwolf Raven with a Co-Pilot Bracelet, Rolex GM...Jump to post
I'd take a firm touchdown in the landing zone over a soft touchdown outside the zone anyday. Without knowing too much about the TOLD considerations/assumptions of the A380, maybe the pilots had opted to put it down with 'authority' in order to meet computed landing distances (as stated in an earlier...Jump to post
We throw out the TRs all of the time while taxiing. We generally put them out on 2 & 3 to help balance the forward thrust from 1 & 4 when we are at lighter weights. It gets really annoying to have to either ride the brakes (not recommended) or constantly speeding up and slowing down... Other...Jump to post
Congratulations! <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HOONS90" class="quote" target="_blank">HOONS90</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table...Jump to post
I don't know about the other jet drivers here on the thread, but I've always found windshield wipers to be the funnest part of equipment on the aircraft... Something about how they flail about on the windshield trying to compete against the airflow and rain simultaneously, coupled with their 'attemp...Jump to post
I'm not too spun up on the workings of large pax transport but in all of the aircraft that I have flown (everything from small prop jobs, business jets, to heavy jet transports) the parking brake is not a separate brake system like most of us are used to in a car. Every time we would want to apply t...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pihero" class="quote" target="_blank">Pihero</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>I am probably missing something but your two s...Jump to post
I don’t fly the 737 but I was always taught that pilots should plan to circle from a non-precision approach (note the ‘should,’ not will or must). This is from our instrument flight manual and helps to explain procedurally why it is best to plan to circle from a non-precision approach: “The circling...Jump to post