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by tb727
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 6/14/2020:THE CALM BEFORE?;DL Grows Europe, Closes Stations;NK Attacks BOS-BWI;AS Adds MRY-SEA
Replies: 57
Views: 10818

Re: OAG Changes for 6/14/2020:THE CALM BEFORE?;DL Grows Europe, Closes Stations;NK Attacks BOS-BWI;AS Adds MRY-SEA

While a lot may be European leisure, VFR travel is what is really driving the increase, which is good for US-Europe demand. In other words a sizable amount of demand for people who, by August, have been stuck abroad for almost half a year & now feel it is safe to return. At 3x weekly & reop...

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by tb727
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd Samaritan's Purse DC-8?
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

Re: 2nd Samaritan's Purse DC-8?

Not for Samaritan's Purse, but a DC-8-63 is being readied for a ferry flight out of YIP for a heavy check in OSC after not flying for ~9 years. N865F supposedly will be joining a couple more DC-8's for Part 125 cargo ops. I think 2020 has bizarre enough that we might actually see a few 50+ year old ...

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by tb727
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines ALL 32N on HNL-OGG
Replies: 16
Views: 5286

Re: Hawaiian Airlines ALL 32N on HNL-OGG

Will the 32S require more maintenance given the added short-cycle and salt air exposure, or is that irrelevant. I always seemed to think that the 717 was selected for the inter-island operation because the engines could cope with the short and frequent cycles and the sea air. It's better than an ai...

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by tb727
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249065

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Wow, can’t believe this is it. Would always be able to hear those JT8D DC-9/MD-88s rocketing out of DTW above me. Only thing we got left now is the 717s to carry the Douglas torch a little while longer. If you live near DTW than you will hear real JT8D's at YIP with the DC-9's and 727's still flyin...

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by tb727
Thu May 14, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Tough call but international flying is going to be smaller and the 777s are older and easier to retire. Wonder if this assists the 777P2F program? Whole bunch of 777s now available and not a lot of demand on the pax side. Just was wondering the same thing when I saw this thread. I bet they get door...

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by tb727
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nurse-Qualified Flight Attendants/Airport Terminal Nursing Stations: The Future?
Replies: 27
Views: 2393

Re: Nurse-Qualified Flight Attendants/Airport Terminal Nursing Stations: The Future?

Why? Illness in flight is pretty rare, and if you're referring to a COVID type of situation it would be extremely pointless. As for medical emergencies, correct me if I'm wrong but I think FAs receive some basic training to help people for the short time until they make an emergency landing This is...

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by tb727
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Furloughed pilots question
Replies: 7
Views: 2463

Re: Furloughed pilots question

As far as flying at another job, you would have to get approval from your company. I am not sure how they would take it, probably on a case by case basis where I am. I took May off with a 30% pay cut basically and I don't plan on doing anything other than fishing and gardening, if my state allows it...

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by tb727
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19012

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

And we will see what happens to ha and nk. At least ha has the excuse of quarantine for all their exemptions. Nk with a regular schedule should not get more exemptions than frontier or allegiant. It's not about whats fair, it's about what you can negotiate and it would appear as if NK leadership is...

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by tb727
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat Assignments and COVID19
Replies: 12
Views: 1968

Re: Seat Assignments and COVID19

It's been a couple weeks since I've flown but during my announcement after boarding I tell everyone to spread out and just to wave down an FA to make sure they stay within their zone for W&B. It's not a problem right now, lots of space when you only have 50 pax at the most on a plane with up to ...

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by tb727
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19012

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

I'm going through NK pilot forum and they still haven't suspended their new hire classes. What are these geniuses thinking? That's a sure way to burn cash. Our new hires are paid a whopping $1750 a month for the first 90 and with no benefits. They're a rounding error while we figure out which way i...

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by tb727
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19012

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

freakyrat wrote:
nkops wrote:
https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KACY/enroute/airline

looks like a lot of NK planes will be stored at ACY


They have 9 A320's parked at Fort Worth Alliance. AFW.


Multiple planes going to Detroit Willow Run-YIP as well, 10 in total. 17 will be parked at DTW. I think about 8-10 more to AFW.

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by tb727
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19012

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

G I'm going through NK pilot forum and they still haven't suspended their new hire classes. What are these geniuses thinking? That's a sure way to burn cash. . The decision was made to not rescind offers to those already scheduled for April classes. The April class will continue but will be spread ...

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by tb727
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335396

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

How about just letting the LCC's go? I wouldn't complain... :duck: Yeah, that would be awesome! I mean, I fly for a ULCC so I'm trash and my livelihood doesn't matter. I don't even tell my wife or small kids what I do because I'm so ashamed that I worked pretty hard for 20 years to get to where I a...

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by tb727
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335396

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

How about just letting the LCC's go? I wouldn't complain... :duck: Yeah, that would be awesome! I mean, I fly for a ULCC so I'm trash and my livelihood doesn't matter. I don't even tell my wife or small kids what I do because I'm so ashamed that I worked pretty hard for 20 years to get to where I a...

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by tb727
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 727 operations in Asia?
Replies: 24
Views: 3889

Re: NW 727 operations in Asia?

Bit off topic but I remember NW flying A320's within Asia, is that correct? It is correct. Out of the back of my mind I think they flew in between the 727s and the 757s. We operated 757s in Asia(in 2006) were deployed for the new landing slots in NRT designated for aircraft that were not widebodies...

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by tb727
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24277

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

Can you maintain currency with sim time alone? Could they have pilots come in and do a few touch and gos in a sim and be good for the month? If the sim is landings certified, in many cases, yes, it can be used for landings credit. Landings currency is based on a 90 day window (not a month), as I re...

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by tb727
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with Polar Air 717
Replies: 21
Views: 7169

Re: What's happening with Polar Air 717

False warning thankfully. All are safe on the ground.

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by tb727
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with Polar Air 717
Replies: 21
Views: 7169

Re: What's happening with Polar Air 717

There was some speculation of a fire on board. Weather at UHPP is awful, then looks like they headed to Shemya.

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by tb727
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for Airbus A330 pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 2600

Re: Question for Airbus A330 pilots

Going to selected speed is appropriate as it gets you out of soft cruise. Indeed, decreasing the speed target is the method specified in the FCTM sections on "Overspeed Prevention" and "Overspeed Recovery". I don't see why you would activate the approach phase, as it would not m...

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by tb727
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for Airbus A330 pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 2600

Re: Question for Airbus A330 pilots

Any of you Airbus guys find selecting the speed and activating the approach phase at cruise level helpful to get quicker thrust changes with the A/T to get better airspeed control in wave/turbulence? After you are through the wave/turbulence you just re-cruise it so it can go back into soft cruise ...

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by tb727
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for Airbus A330 pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 2600

Re: Question for Airbus A330 pilots

Any of you Airbus guys find selecting the speed and activating the approach phase at cruise level helpful to get quicker thrust changes with the A/T to get better airspeed control in wave/turbulence? After you are through the wave/turbulence you just re-cruise it so it can go back into soft cruise m...

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by tb727
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11666

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

Another reason for wide bodies was because Fed Ex had just a few small freighters, and UPS had none. Most air cargo moved in the cargo compartments of passenger aircraft. DTW and CLE had many auto parts plants, and emergency shipments of auto parts from parts plants in Detroit and Cleveland to asse...

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by tb727
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using a NDB during a storm
Replies: 36
Views: 2424

Re: Using a NDB during a storm

Used to shoot the NDB Rwy 30 at TAN (Taunton, MA) all the time during my instrument training, and even for my checkride back in the early 2000's. Holding with an NDB? Forget about it. Would leave me frazzled by the end of that flight... https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/2003/05175N30.PDF Simplicity at ...

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by tb727
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using a NDB during a storm
Replies: 36
Views: 2424

Re: Using a NDB during a storm

Never did an approach in a storm using one but we would watch the needle dance around while navigating through them. Sure enough they do point where the lightning is flashing! After 2009 the only time I did them were in the sim. My last NDB approach was probably on my last 727 PC in 2014. In the Fal...

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by tb727
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA5920 - Diverted BUR to LAX
Replies: 8
Views: 2991

Re: UA5920 - Diverted BUR to LAX

Very strong, gusty winds. Probably some windshear and moderate to severe turbulence in that area with those conditions.

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by tb727
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N705CK Evacuation
Replies: 27
Views: 3639

Re: N705CK Evacuation

3 more of his -400's are getting seats for more flights. N713CK just left Oscoda today for ICN.

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by tb727
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N705CK Evacuation
Replies: 27
Views: 3639

Re: N705CK Evacuation

rfields5421 wrote:
Francoflier wrote:

Wasn't Kalitta the company that figured out how to move an Ebola patient and keep the medical area isolated from the flight crew area?


No that was Phoenix Air in a Gulfstream.

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by tb727
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N705CK Evacuation
Replies: 27
Views: 3639

Re: N705CK Evacuation

FARmd90 wrote:
Would I be right in saying that those seats look/are some old NWA seats?!


They are very likely old NWA seats. Connie bought 2 pax classics when he bought the freighter fleet so there are probably ~700 seats in Oscoda.

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by tb727
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for you commercial pilots!
Replies: 14
Views: 2774

Re: Question for you commercial pilots!

When I flew freight, I was single for most of it thankfully. I would be gone up to 16 days, occasionally extendable to 32. Back in '06 I flew 88 of the first 100 days of the year doing air ambulance flights and 64 of those days I was out on the road. I met my wife towards the end of my freight days ...

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by tb727
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra pay for pilots and flight attendants that work the holidays?
Replies: 19
Views: 1755

Re: Extra pay for pilots and flight attendants that work the holidays?

Depends on the airline and contract. Where I am we get $75 if you fly on one of the 4 holidays set in the contract. Lol... sounds like you’ve been “Spirited.” So the answer to the OPs question is like all other answers to questions in aviation, “it depends..... on the airline, Or on the OPSPECS, Or...

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by tb727
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra pay for pilots and flight attendants that work the holidays?
Replies: 19
Views: 1755

Re: Extra pay for pilots and flight attendants that work the holidays?

Depends on the airline and contract. Where I am we get $75 if you fly on one of the 4 holidays set in the contract.

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by tb727
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Eyebrow Windows (plus 707/727)
Replies: 12
Views: 10304

Re: 737 Eyebrow Windows (plus 707/727)

I flew freight 727's from 2009-2014. Somewhere around 2012 we started plugging the eyebrow windows to save on maintenance costs. I think they looked cool, didn't really use them while flying other than looking at the stars. Did you guys have 2 or 3 crew on the flight deck? 3, they all have 3. Somet...

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by tb727
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew overnighting in hotels question.
Replies: 16
Views: 2266

Re: Crew overnighting in hotels question.

to follow-up with the comments by CosmicCruiser (Reply # 6) with regard to having a private room versus sharing a room, "The only time I ever had to share a room was was at ABX," It would be interesting to hear from folks who work at, or who have previously worked at, other all-cargo and/...

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by tb727
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TPA Landings Pre-911
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: TPA Landings Pre-911

Woodreau wrote:
Same thing on the 18s in MCO. after overflying Orlando Executive at 2,500ft, it’s time to see how poorly an Airbus imitates a flying brick. - not very well.


At least we have the RNAV visual now to those, still need to be slowed and ready, otherwise, whew!

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by tb727
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TPA Landings Pre-911
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: TPA Landings Pre-911

If you aren't ready for it, it's a little bit of work in the Airbus to get it down if you are fast over MacDill. Slippery thing. Miss the 727, if you can see it in the window, you can land on it.

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by tb727
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: White 727's 2 at DAL and ABQ
Replies: 23
Views: 5081

Re: White 727's 2 at DAL and ABQ

The one in DAL was flying the Houston Rockets around until maybe 5-6 years ago. I think that was was N104HR (a white 727 operated by the same company). It was abandoned in Phoenix in 2014, and was eventually ferried to Marana. Paradigm operated one for the Coyotes too, I think you are correct, the ...

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by tb727
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: White 727's 2 at DAL and ABQ
Replies: 23
Views: 5081

Re: White 727's 2 at DAL and ABQ

Now that you mention it, I think it is N615PA that's at DAL. And, no, the PA suffix had nothing to do with Pan Am. It was most recently registered to an outfit called Caribbean Cargo Carriers in 2013 and was previously registered under the same tail number to a company called Aircorp, whose listed ...

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by tb727
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Flt 720 (B727-200) nosegear collapse on landing at TCL
Replies: 19
Views: 7323

Re: Kalitta Flt 720 (B727-200) nosegear collapse on landing at TCL

It is gone btw. Stiff leg ferry and it got the bullet I heard up in Oscoda.

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by tb727
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Commercially Active U.S. Airports With 100 Ft Wide Runways?
Replies: 16
Views: 1374

Re: Most Commercially Active U.S. Airports With 100 Ft Wide Runways?

KLBE is 100' wide for now. NK has 5ish flights a day. A second jet bridge was just installed and the runway is being widened to 150' though in September 2020 with a 2 week long shutdown of the airport.

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by tb727
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 56286

Re: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50

Woodreau wrote:
Yes the 320 pilot is paid at the 220 rate which is the same hourly rate as the one I pay my hooker $245/hour which is about $40 below industry standard. Everyone else pays their 320 pilot $280/hr


Those are SDQ, tie you to the bed rates!

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by tb727
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757 Incremental Takeoff Flaps Extension?
Replies: 14
Views: 3073

Re: 757 Incremental Takeoff Flaps Extension?

The slats need to be “in place” before the trailing edge flaps. The 727 had a gate at Flaps 2 which stopped movement until the LEDs and the small extension of TEDs were positioned. The gate at Flaps 2 on the 727 limited extension of the LED’s to only # 2,3,6 and 7 At Flaps 2, there was also somethi...

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by tb727
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do DC10 Aerial Firefighting planes have to pressurize the cabin?
Replies: 21
Views: 3989

Re: Do DC10 Aerial Firefighting planes have to pressurize the cabin?

I was told something long ago about why it's good to have a plane pressurized down low, specifically a little bit of pressure on takeoff/landing is what it was about. Think of squeezing a coke can that hasn't been opened and then squeeze an empty one. Which one would rather be bouncing around in the...

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by tb727
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 56286

Re: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50

They are entitled to order any any aircraft they want, I’m pointing out that I don’t see any “hot high” advantage to the a319neo vs the a320neo. Yes, I fly the aircraft, I know it’s capabilities, the a319 had some advantages over the a320 into certain unique airports, but the a320neo isn’t the a320...

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by tb727
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 56286

Re: Spirit Airlines to announce major Airbus order

It was probably more important for Spirit to strike while their competition is wounded (Max debacle) and the 319 NEO’s would probably get delivered faster than a batch of A220 while also allowing for commonality. As far as I know the a319 line is the same as the A320. (Different then the a321) I ma...

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by tb727
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Eyebrow Windows (plus 707/727)
Replies: 12
Views: 10304

Re: 737 Eyebrow Windows (plus 707/727)

I flew freight 727's from 2009-2014. Somewhere around 2012 we started plugging the eyebrow windows to save on maintenance costs. I think they looked cool, didn't really use them while flying other than looking at the stars.

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by tb727
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: external cooling for brakes on landing
Replies: 28
Views: 9291

Re: external cooling for brakes on landing

Max Q wrote:
We didn’t have any brake temperature concerns on the old 727


Since we didn’t have any brake temperature gauges


No but there was a chart for it, like everything else! lol

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by tb727
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline de-icing standards
Replies: 20
Views: 2817

Re: Airline de-icing standards

Not sure about the five digit. All numbers I have seen are around the range of 500 - 2500 USD, depending on A/C size. And that, quite frankly, sounds more reasonable for a single application than 25.000. Dropped about $29,000 on a 727 one night in RFD circa 2013. My credit card had a $30,000 limit ...

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by tb727
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline de-icing standards
Replies: 20
Views: 2817

Re: Airline de-icing standards

Not sure about the five digit. All numbers I have seen are around the range of 500 - 2500 USD, depending on A/C size. And that, quite frankly, sounds more reasonable for a single application than 25.000. Dropped about $29,000 on a 727 one night in RFD circa 2013. My credit card had a $30,000 limit ...

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by tb727
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbulence for Cargo Pilots
Replies: 17
Views: 3341

Re: Turbulence for Cargo Pilots

we always thought being in turbulence in the cockpit of a 727 was like being on a diving board. Always bouncing I always thought it was more side to side. I HATE flying the 319 in turbulence, short fuselage with a stiff wing, ugh. We typically flew the horses earlier in the day which avoided a lot ...

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by tb727
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbulence for Cargo Pilots
Replies: 17
Views: 3341

Re: Turbulence for Cargo Pilots

We typically flew the horses earlier in the day which avoided a lot of the convective activity and in turn, some turbulence. Usually planned around it and we always changed altitude if it got even a little bumpy. Overall the 727 handles the bumps very well and it wasn't much of an issue with the pon...

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