I have found the A320neo to be quite "pitchy" on takeoff, definitely different from the ceo . I wonder if this is one of the conditions they are referring to in the A321neo in this article.Jump to post
The only example of poor descent planning that I see is planning an idle descent at .80/340kts from top of descent. We were CI99, oooops! I used them a lot more as a newer FO on the A320 series than I do now that I have more time in them. It was far more slippery than all the other planes I've ever...Jump to post
We left the aft airstairs down and had a heavy duty tail stand we always left on when on the ground(and a couple times in flight, thankfully not to me) How did the a/c push back from the gate with tailstand attached? Seems like pushback would produce a "retractable" (retracted?) tailstand...Jump to post
I had a 320 going back on it's tail in LGA once. The gate we parked at was sloped slightly uphill and I was doing the walk-around and noticed it was strange that the APU exhaust was much lower than I had noticed before. Like I could almost jump up and touch where the intake is. Looked up at the nose...Jump to post
These horses are some of the most valuable cargo flown. its not just moving them around for racing, there's the breeding as well. Stud fees can run to over £100k for one serving, so the flight costs aren't that significant. What exactly is one serving? Lol :rotfl: A stallion serves a mare, hopefull...Jump to post
I worked for an freight airline many years ago. Monday through Friday we moved boxes on A300B4 freighters. During racing season, we would fly horses on a B727. They actually use special procedures during equine flights on a 727. You can't have any bells go off, as that is the signal for the horses ...Jump to post
I flew that 727 for 5 years, many flights with the horses and I loved it. That plane was bought dirt cheap(less than 600k if I remember) and it is a great airplane. I always thought it was kinda cheap to fly the horses. Something like 4K coast to coast. Like 2500 to move them to Florida from NY or K...Jump to post
Didn’t NW have a history of union issues? Seems like the pilots union, for one, was always a hotbed of problems. Yes and in 2005 all their mechanics went out on strike with AMFA and were replaced by scabs and management mechanics overseeing mostly non-licensed "mechanics" work on airplane...Jump to post
I too am pilot if you need help. Current ULCC in the US. Prior 135 and 121 supplemental freight.Jump to post
I highly doubt it. I don't think PHN is big enough for anything, MTC is a good spot for east siders of Detroit but I don't think it would be enough draw for Allegiant and I also don't ever see it being a joint use airport. PTK is kind of limited with space. They would just be throwing money away try...Jump to post
Well given that N901NK, N902NK, N903NK, N904NK, and N905NK are all less than two years old and collectively have been parked for a total time of around 8 years combined for engine and bleed air issues and until recently comprised the entire fleet of 320NEOs at one airline, I would have to say those...Jump to post
If you reclined your seat back and put a roll of paper towels behind your neck it was a perfect way to watch stars at night.
I liked the way they looked but ours got plugged as they came through heavy check. I also want to say we had no MEL relief for them if the heat on them went bad.
Short answer is yes, with the construction going on a lot of the carriers have been displaced from their original gates and American, United, Southwest, NK, & F9 are in temporary homes or operating with less gates than normal at the moment.. it’ll be a few more years until things return to norm...Jump to post
Oh man, the PFE's and the FAK. We had some ancient guys on the panel. Most were sadly working in their 70's because they had to. Some did it for fun though. Either way we had BOXES of oil in the belly for the stalwart JT8D's that you really only started to worry about when they stopped leaking oil. ...Jump to post
vikkyvik wrote:tb727 wrote:The worst part about having an FE though is that it was one more person that couldn't make a decision on where we were going to go eat.
With 3 people, you could have a majority vote, though.
Baldanza said it won't happen. I'd take what he says as the most likely thing to happen there.Jump to post
The worst part about having an FE though is that it was one more person that couldn't make a decision on where we were going to go eat.Jump to post
While at work today (7 April 2019) our JetBlue flight to LGB was delayed about an hour and a half late due to the FA’s claiming there was a chemical smell in the aircraft. Once maintenance was contacted and arrived and decided the aircraft had nothing wrong with it they then claimed they were too i...Jump to post
lavalampluva wrote:sumeetc2 wrote:dtw9 wrote:WOW airs A321 departed this afternoon. Headed to YUL
Getting repainted for NK apparently at YMX.
Wow (no pun intended) the change over is happening fast!
Could have been wake. I was flying a 320 last week about 18 in trail of an ANA 773 climbing in the upper 20's and we got whacked pretty good for a few seconds. Felt like going down a dirt road on a skateboard at 100 mph. Dialed the speed back and opened up the climb and turned 20 degrees and we got...Jump to post
What is dual cool theoretically supposed to do? Use bleed air to turn both engines at the same time so get the computed cool down period done at the same time. In the summer it can be a couple minutes(upwards of 5)of motoring while just sitting there. Don’t know why they bothered with DUAL COOL but...Jump to post
I for one miss my FE. 3 sets of eyes are better than 2 and the further away from the instrument panel you are, the smarter you get lol. I also thought it was a lot easier working on problems. One guy flew, typically the FO, while the Captain and the FE would work on the problem. It was also nice to ...Jump to post
Could have been wake. I was flying a 320 last week about 18 in trail of an ANA 773 climbing in the upper 20's and we got whacked pretty good for a few seconds. Felt like going down a dirt road on a skateboard at 100 mph. Dialed the speed back and opened up the climb and turned 20 degrees and we got ...Jump to post
You haven't looked at a 320 with no brake fans. I have had to delay takeoff after a long taxi because the brake temps were out of limits. Takes forever to get the temps down with no fans especially in OMAA Yeah, Vegas with no brake fans in the summer. I like to use max reverse and manual brakes and...Jump to post
I recently retired from United and I too have a BS in Aviation Maintenance Management. I retired as a Controller in Tech Ops Maintenance Control (TOMC) as an Airbus controller.(primarily) I've also worked as a 757,747and ,737 controller. Before that as a Maintenance Supervisor at SFO (SFOMM) But th...Jump to post
I have my degree in Aviation Management. In my class I know of a few of us that got on with local freight airlines and started out doing crew scheduling and planning to get our foot in the door while still in school. I ended up being a pilot as did a few others but I know a few guys ended up being i...Jump to post
Door closes, doesn't matter what's behind it. Focus on your training and you'll find your way in time because your goal is to be a professional pilot. I had no idea where I would end up, I had my thoughts when I was a kid but you don't know for sure where you'll end up. Airlines come and go. I love ...Jump to post
Thinking about it more, it would make the odds of unreliable operation increase.Jump to post
I think that's an answer to a problem that doesn't exist. Modern jet engines are extremely reliable and well designed. While there have been teething problems with new jet engines, in recent times the Trent 1000 and PW1100G's, that is just part of the process. Just about every engine has had it's pr...Jump to post
Just curious if pilots at all different levels use Airbnb when they need a place to stay? I haven't heard of that but it could be possible. Most guys at my base use the cheap hotels right by the airport. Right around $42ish a night seems to be the going rate. The hotels have an airport shuttle and ...Jump to post
aemoreira1981 wrote:Dazed767 wrote:N112PS Sky Way Enterprises is still operational, no?
That said, what's the advantage of operating 50+-year old DC-9s? (Most if not all are owned by their operators.)
Hi, I just experienced the scariest go-around I've ever experienced. Local controller issued TOGO, but to maintain 3000 on the localizer. This is obviously a difficult situation, considering we were at around 2500. Takeoff power for about 5 seconds, then idle. Then alternating high thrust and idle ...Jump to post
Would be great to see NK give DTW-ANC a try. I think even Spirit knows that what would be 6+ hours aboard their aircraft would push the bounds of sanity. At nearly 3,000 miles, DTW-ANC would be NK's longest route by quite a margin (FLL-LIM is 2,627 miles). People go to Alaska for what is often high...Jump to post
Wowza, looking at the winds aloft there is quite the jetstream coming in over Northern CA. Over 150 knots in the mid 30's all the way to the Front Range. Lots of opportunity for some mountain wave.Jump to post
You'd have to find it in the limitations section of the COM or AOM.Jump to post
looks like N724CK, 49 years of age https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/1090144453908664320 It wasn't 724, it was N720CK. Former RAM a/c. 724 landed an hour or so ahead of it. LRD is for customs, TCL is for Mercedes-Benz. TCL-QRO is probably empty. All correct. I'd imagine they might fix it or it c...Jump to post
This is a recent example of someone doing something they shouldn't have been doing alone. A second pilot may have helped this situation in helping with some decision making or righting the ship before they flew into the lake. https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20161230X9174...Jump to post
Where do you live?Jump to post
Interesting. I was there on a layover a few weeks back and went to the Mall. A lot of travelers were there with their suitcases and recall a few Asian bag tags as well as European ones as well. It was the busiest I have ever seen that place too that night, a few days after Christmas. I remember when...Jump to post