I recall my operator getting about $50,000 in scrap about 20 years ago for a former AA 727-200. That was after all useful parts and flight control surfaces were picked off.Jump to post
At my employer we are preparing for the FMS2 Release 2 coming to the A320 series fleet. I think it includes some performance modifications that include better descent management that is non-linear and more efficient. I also hear that we will have "the bird" on the PFD along with the FD bar...Jump to post
The A380 and A350 are also flyable with a total hydraulics loss as well I believe. I will speak for the narrow body Airbus, it is "flyable" with a total hydraulic loss, not sure if it's going to be land-able. There is a mechanical backup for the rudder and THS. I heard recently in the sch...Jump to post
The 727 had alternate flaps as well. The trailing edge flaps were off a standby electric pump and they took forever to move. The LE would come down as well but in random order and were locked down when finished, they couldn't be retracted in the alternate mode but the trailing edge could. Again it w...Jump to post
Had a friend that flew the DC-10 at Gemini and some Captains had an unofficial rule that if they were operating in remote places like Africa, not to use the #2 reverser on landing because of the problematic nature of locking the thing out being such a pain.Jump to post
Hmm I must be misremembering the location then! I have decided that the brain has limited capacity and once that capacity has been reached, new things bump out old things. The catch: it's not a first-in, first-out process. The brain randomly kicks out data to accommodate the new data. I completely ...Jump to post
Those are the packs you can hear in that location as well as the pack cooling fans. The pack cooling fans turn off automatically after the flaps are retracted. I was thinking pack fans also. The hydraulic pumps tend to whine and change pitch a little bit, even under steady load. Though, didn’t the ...Jump to post
Those are the packs you can hear in that location as well as the pack cooling fans. The pack cooling fans turn off automatically after the flaps are retracted. The APU exhaust is right outside that window, exiting out the top of the right hand wing right near the fuselage. The APU is not able to be ...Jump to post
ATA also had one on the West side as well. That’s the one I couldn’t remember who’s it was. The one with the hangar doors that faced south / southwest, correct? Yep, that's the one. Pretty oddball too, but if you think about it they had a lot of flights out of DTW in the 90's. L-1011's doing summer...Jump to post
Yeah I used to think the meowing was annoying, now this. I wonder what the next phrase will be, when will it end? I have no political leanings whatsoever, it just doesn't interest me one bit. I try and steer conversations towards normal topics or if that doesn't work, flip through the FOM and try to...Jump to post
hitower3 wrote:Oh yeah, engine out seems logical.
Isn't Airbus FBW trained to compensate asymmetric thrust automatically, though?
Pretty common on hot days in places like Las Vegas to do in the A320 after a long taxi(we don't have brake fans on like 80% of the fleet). If the brake temps were close to the 300C limit we would delay retraction for them to cool. Once they are retracted you would be surprised at cruise, even on a 3...Jump to post
Takeoff roll and landing is pretty much it. On the A320 series you don't really use the rudder on landing until under 30' and of course on rollout. On the 727 I started using it a little higher than that in higher crosswind landings. I've never used it in the air on any big commercial jets, no need ...Jump to post
I might have some TOLD(Takeoff/Landing Data)cards that the FE filled out using the desktop charts, which I may also have digital copies of. Might take a day or two but let me know, send a message with your email if interested. Hey there -- I don't see a way to PM you unfortunately. I added you as a...Jump to post
I always thought that on Airbus FBW aircraft, you just command a roll or pitch rate with the sidestick (at least in normal law). But in that case (wrong CG) you wouldn't feel a difference when rotating, since the FBW would just command more elevator to achieve the pitch change/rotation. The devil i...Jump to post
20/30 series Learjet was pretty light on the roll control, pitch was ok. We had to hand fly them at FL410 all the time with no autopilot and you could just put your finger tips on the bottom of the yoke and elbows on top of your thighs and be comfortable(since there weren't armrests :mad: ) Falcon 2...Jump to post
A320 series has a RAT. The RAT powers the blue hydraulic system and can power an emergency generator which is turned by hydraulic power.
It is on the belly just forward of the main gear well on the left side.
And the 727 did not have one.
A 727-100 with the -17R's would have been sporty. Don't know if that combo was flown though. Nygard's now former/scrapped 721 had -217's on 1&3 and I think a -15 in #2. A real rocket I'm sure! A good friend flew Getty’s Valsan conversion, yes a rocket til it runs out of wing. It was built as a ...Jump to post
744SPX wrote:A 727-100 with the -17R's would have been sporty. Don't know if that combo was flown though.
VMCA787 wrote:T54A wrote:The B727-200 with the JT8D-17 was ok. Those powered by the -15 were a bit lazy getting airborne.[/quote
Obviously, you have never flown in a 200 with-7 engines!!!
A couple things I've been very curious about since NK came to MKE. First, is there a way to know/find out the status of the wifi rollout? Also, is there a way to know/find out which existing a/c in the fleet (as opposed to new deliveries) have been thru maintenance and received the refreshed interi...Jump to post
These go to 18 hours out, just pick the size of the aircraft(Heavy)and pick a couple altitudes in the 30's to get an idea. It is a clear air turbulence and mountain wave forecast, if there is weather, that can change things as well. Closer in you will have to watch for convective sigmets. Even going...Jump to post
I'm pretty sure this is the beginning of the end of the use of duct tape. You can't affix someone to their seat in case of an emergency evacuation, no matter how much a of a PITA they are. Where I am, we have the tuff cuffs, nothing else can be used, period.Jump to post
On many aircraft, there can be a thrust INCREASE transitioning from derated takeoff thrust to climb thrust (usually also derated) We had FE's giving us numbers on the 727 when light that would show an addition of thrust at 1000', at which point we said you don't reduce takeoff thrust below your cli...Jump to post
Spirit blaming weather-related cancellations for the meltdown: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/why-spirit-airlines-cancelled-flights-help-b1895541.html 56 flights cancelled in MCO today. It has been a fairly normal Florida Summer's day at MCO with the usual afternoon thunderstorms...Jump to post
Just flew Spirit last month BDL-MCO round trip and experienced those new horrible seats they're putting into their planes. I have flown NK a few times before, but this was a new low even for them. These seats are as uncomfortable, thin and bare-bones as it gets. No cushioning .. they feel just like...Jump to post
I will be flying LGA-LAX next week, can report back on LF. A quick check of the next 3 weeks, 1 is oversold and the others are nearly full. Wow, that's great to hear! Any word on what's next at EWR? Probably a bunch more slots coming, not sure on where flights will be going. EWR seems to be doing w...Jump to post
If you go into it with a build the plane Boeing mentality, you are gonna struggle. Hate to burst your bubble, but that philosophy is not the "Boeing mentality"! It is more the 727 mentality. Having flown the A320, 727, B757, B747, B744, B777 and B787 I can assure you the 727 checkout was ...Jump to post
I just like the fact that I can recline my seat and lay it flat so that I can study the overhead panel…. And not hit my head on the aft bulkhead with the seat in the full aft position. Cant really do that in a 737. Just waiting for the day that I can fly an aircraft with only voice commands…. Drove...Jump to post
When we would drop a plane off in Oscoda, Michigan, which is basically the middle of nowhere, we would get a ride back to Detroit in a crappy old cop car that someone would drive up and get us in. I got pulled for that duty a few times, drive is about 4 hours each way. If it was time critical someti...Jump to post
NK has tried PDX-DFW/DTW/LAX/ORD/SAN. All of them were pulled shortly after they started. I believe they had announced plans for PDX-BWI a few years ago but they never started it. Now it's just PDX-LAS. Here were the number of passengers, number of seats, and load factors for NK flights out of PDX ...Jump to post
Yeah, sounds like a shifting tailwind in ALTCRZ. Doesn't take much to make it wander. Had a 319 yesterday with a tailwind that went from 45 to 25 to 40 knots over about 100 miles and you would have thought I was hand flying it with my eyes closed. Well maybe not that bad but you could tell it was wa...Jump to post
The 727 was great, hands down my favorite. Fast and nimble, it was fun to hand fly, autopilot was pretty basic so you still had to fly it on approaches. And if you could see it out the window, you could land on it. The FE was great too, unless they weren't very good but even then it was good to have...Jump to post
We did it in the Falcon 20, well the original one we had with CF700-2D2 engines. I want to say it was normally 20ish seconds to 100 knots but that's fuzzy. We did standing takeoffs as SOP in them.Jump to post
I remember some guys in the 727 holding the nose off while going to idle reverse. It was strictly a no no to hold the nose off anytime for all the reasons mentioned above. Hard on the nose gear, We had a guy do it on the 727 in 2009ish and it was a bit tail heavy and too much reverse thrust. Fell o...Jump to post
A Saturday only seasonal DTW-ANC flight would be the addition that would be most beneficial. AS runs 2X in the summer so I'd say that's pretty good loyalty it's on par with the other AS outstations from SEA. without feed on the DTW side, DTW-ANC wouldn’t do well. I’d be curious to know what the num...Jump to post
Whats NKs top route? Top route is ATL-FLL believe it or not. Reading this surprised me, is the ATL-FLL route top based on lf, yield, total pax count? I'd be interested to see the T0 for Spirit's top routes. Somebody use to pull those every quarter for each airline and post but haven't seen that dat...Jump to post
These are not solid adds beyond BNA The once weekly long haul stuff out of LGA has been tried by DL AA US HP and ATA...possibly more. Doesn’t work. You need relevance in the market. NK has none. Fly this out of EWR or JFK where they belong due to perimeter rules. Plenty of space at both places...an...Jump to post
WN now an Official "Legacy Carrier" with the Sabre Agreement. Their Fares are higher than ALL the Legacy Carriers and losing market share to AA who chose to Fly when everyone one else was sitting on the hands. I walked through the very busy terminal last week in PHX and most WN Flights ha...Jump to post
I heard it was AirTran's old operations center. Lots of the maintenance and dispatch people are Floridians, and likely wouldn't want to move to BNA. No, it's a new facility. The article that was posted up thread mentioned that Spirit will be utilizing AirTrans old NOC which is located at MCO (next ...Jump to post
The fuss was all Pre-COVID and things changed. Cheaper to go to MCO I'm sure. Companies do this all the time to get the best deal they can. Playing off one city against the other. I heard it was AirTran's old operations center. Lots of the maintenance and dispatch people are Floridians, and likely ...Jump to post
Has there been any info on whether the proposed OCC in Nashville has been canceled? https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/86701-spirit-airlines-to-open-11mn-occ-in-tennessee-in-2021 I believe they chose Orlando. Interesting. They shouldn’t have made the big fuss about it if they weren’t going to ...Jump to post
Yikes, was it in the climb? Looks like it happened before they got to 410. Ironically looking at my FB memories I was flying a 727 near ABQ 9 years ago when we hit some moderate wave. Someone north of us hit much worse stuff..... Mountain wave was pretty bad over CIM this evening, we had +/-200' and...Jump to post