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by GlobalMoose
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

Re: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition

Thanks everyone - If you're interested, the routes are VR-1205 (spotting location between points Bravo and Charlie) and IR-236 (spotting location abeam point November).

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by GlobalMoose
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

Re: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition

Where is the spotting location (Lat/Long)? I'd like find it on a sectional and the actual MTR designation so I can fly it :-)

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by GlobalMoose
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we have to PACKS OFF during Engine Start?
Replies: 20
Views: 2487

Re: Why do we have to PACKS OFF during Engine Start?

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 70540

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

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 ...

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by GlobalMoose
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 311
Views: 85642

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military Aviation Career Advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: Military Aviation Career Advice?

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Benefits of leaving off thrust reversers?
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Re: Benefits of leaving off thrust reversers?

Most likely to save money on engine complexity, MX, parts, etc.

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by GlobalMoose
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Diplomatic clearance in USA
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

Re: Diplomatic clearance in USA

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air-to-air refuelling; what about wake turbulence?
Replies: 20
Views: 3860

Re: Air-to-air refuelling; what about wake turbulence?

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 ...

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by GlobalMoose
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air-to-air refuelling; what about wake turbulence?
Replies: 20
Views: 3860

Re: Air-to-air refuelling; what about wake turbulence?

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air-to-air refuelling; what about wake turbulence?
Replies: 20
Views: 3860

Re: Air-to-air refuelling; what about wake turbulence?

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Military Fighter Aircraft Flight Planning?
Replies: 10
Views: 3033

Re: Military Fighter Aircraft Flight Planning?

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 ...

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by GlobalMoose
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Thunderbird Crashes At Usaf Academy Graduation
Replies: 25
Views: 6501

RE: Thunderbird Crashes At Usaf Academy Graduation

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.

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by GlobalMoose
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Flight Operations Briefing Notes
Replies: 1
Views: 3270

Airbus Flight Operations Briefing Notes

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Redisigned Uniform!
Replies: 32
Views: 15360

RE: AA Redisigned Uniform!

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civil Air Ensign
Replies: 6
Views: 2493

RE: Civil Air Ensign

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?

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by GlobalMoose
Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400 Grizzly And The C-17 Moose
Replies: 23
Views: 16651

A400 Grizzly And The C-17 Moose

Does anyone know how the first variants of the A400 came to be known as the 'Grizzly?'

Any chance that it was an Airbus marketing tactic to position the jet against the Boeing (née McDonnell Douglas) C-17 'Moose?'

Thanks,

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by GlobalMoose
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Aviation Chaos Due To 'rogue' Russian Bombers
Replies: 53
Views: 15246

RE: UK Aviation Chaos Due To 'rogue' Russian Bombers

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gay Marriage - We'll Know By June! Ussc To Decide.
Replies: 67
Views: 3819

RE: Gay Marriage - We'll Know By June! Ussc To Decide.

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Want To Join US Navy Naval Aviation. Help Please.
Replies: 17
Views: 5931

RE: Want To Join US Navy Naval Aviation. Help Please.

<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...

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by GlobalMoose
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Want To Join US Navy Naval Aviation. Help Please.
Replies: 17
Views: 5931

RE: Want To Join US Navy Naval Aviation. Help Please.

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 ...

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by GlobalMoose
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Does The Usaf Fly Cat II/III Approaches?
Replies: 28
Views: 6761

RE: Does The Usaf Fly Cat II/III Approaches?

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.

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by GlobalMoose
Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Marshal On Board - Does The Crew Know About?
Replies: 43
Views: 8220

RE: Air Marshal On Board - Does The Crew Know About?

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meet Betty: The Woman Behind The Cockpit Voice
Replies: 20
Views: 13300

RE: Meet Betty: The Woman Behind The Cockpit Voice

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Holding Short During A Tornado Warning
Replies: 12
Views: 3954

Holding Short During A Tornado Warning

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Has/had The Biggest Cockpit In Modern Times?
Replies: 29
Views: 8166

RE: Who Has/had The Biggest Cockpit In Modern Times?

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Fri May 09, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Speed At 10 Mi From Touchdown
Replies: 10
Views: 5432

RE: Speed At 10 Mi From Touchdown

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time For New Roll Aboard Bag - Suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 2062

RE: Time For New Roll Aboard Bag - Suggestions?

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Hours In The USA
Replies: 5
Views: 3180

RE: Pilot Hours In The USA

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-6 Autopilot
Replies: 4
Views: 3539

RE: T-6 Autopilot

Yes, it is called the student pilot!

In all seriousness, the T-6A does not have autopilot.

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by GlobalMoose
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA Get New Livery Soon?
Replies: 75
Views: 17163

RE: Would UA Get New Livery Soon?

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="...

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by GlobalMoose
Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Corridor Between Iraq/Iran
Replies: 2
Views: 3645

RE: Air Corridor Between Iraq/Iran

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Wed May 15, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Probes On Nose Of A350XWB
Replies: 26
Views: 17288

RE: Probes On Nose Of A350XWB

<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...

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by GlobalMoose
Wed May 15, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Probes On Nose Of A350XWB
Replies: 26
Views: 17288

RE: Probes On Nose Of A350XWB

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Does The C17 Have A Joystick?
Replies: 38
Views: 16646

RE: Why Does The C17 Have A Joystick?

<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...

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by GlobalMoose
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Does The C17 Have A Joystick?
Replies: 38
Views: 16646

RE: Why Does The C17 Have A Joystick?

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>...

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by GlobalMoose
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Iata Codes Exist?
Replies: 56
Views: 9776

RE: Why Do Iata Codes Exist?

<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 ...

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by GlobalMoose
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Iata Codes Exist?
Replies: 56
Views: 9776

Why Do Iata Codes Exist?

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Piers Morgan Rips Milwaukee Sheriff Over Guns
Replies: 250
Views: 6635

RE: CNN Piers Morgan Rips Milwaukee Sheriff Over Guns

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Still Wear A Watch?
Replies: 115
Views: 8739

RE: Do You Still Wear A Watch?

<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...

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by GlobalMoose
Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Still Wear A Watch?
Replies: 115
Views: 8739

RE: Do You Still Wear A Watch?

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About A380 Landings.
Replies: 47
Views: 22703

RE: Questions About A380 Landings.

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reversers On Taxiway
Replies: 38
Views: 12097

RE: Reversers On Taxiway

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 18):

C-17A.

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by GlobalMoose
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reversers On Taxiway
Replies: 38
Views: 12097

RE: Reversers On Taxiway

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So I Just Came Out To My Mum
Replies: 33
Views: 3769

RE: So I Just Came Out To My Mum

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gay Men/women Doing Non-stereotypical Jobs.
Replies: 70
Views: 7366

RE: Gay Men/women Doing Non-stereotypical Jobs.

Surprised it took until Reply 58, especially for airliners.net - Pilot!

I know there are a whole slew of us driving jets all over the world.

To make it even more non-stereotypical, military pilots!

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by GlobalMoose
Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Windscreen Wipers On Aircraft
Replies: 41
Views: 17139

RE: Windscreen Wipers On Aircraft

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parking Brakes On Airliners
Replies: 42
Views: 16702

RE: Parking Brakes On Airliners

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...

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by GlobalMoose
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling Approach From An ILS?
Replies: 18
Views: 12539

RE: Circling Approach From An ILS?

<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...

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by GlobalMoose
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling Approach From An ILS?
Replies: 18
Views: 12539

RE: Circling Approach From An ILS?

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...

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