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by tb727
Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10194

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Well, in the Netherland, around 5% of all employees get paid more than 100.000euro's. Pilots as a group are paid in the region of 130.000 - 150.000 on average. I do no think they are in the top 5% of jobs that society needs. So I see a mismatch there. But, you didn't answer my questions. I can get ...

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by tb727
Wed May 18, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 1159
Views: 153984

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

This was sent by SPIRITS ALPA to their CEO. And, WOW! I think they are not thrilled about having to go back and work for Indigo. I don't quite read it like that, but it is an interesting take. Without a JCBA nothing is going through. Pilots aren't going to vote for a combined contract with the curr...

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by tb727
Fri May 13, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 67347

Re: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022

I am not sure why whatever F9 is doing in ORD or CLE is even really relevant to what a combined NK+F9 would do at DTW. F9 is capturing O&D there, just like what NK is mostly doing in DTW today. I just don't see a scenario where whatever happens with the love triangle of F9, B6, NK really change...

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by tb727
Tue Apr 12, 2022 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAC Closure
Replies: 17
Views: 3848

Re: JAC Closure

Q wrote:
Why can't some airlines use relocation at Yellowstone Airport (KWYS) or Driggs, ID (KDIJ) is much closer but the runway width is too narrow for Airbus 319 I am not sure if is A319 eligible to land for 75 width?

Q


98' is the minimum width for the A319.

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by tb727
Wed Apr 06, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 154154

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

sea13 wrote:
JetSpirit? SpiritJet? JetBlue? Spirit?


BlueIt

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by tb727
Fri Mar 18, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 490
Views: 72573

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

, but Allegiant has always had their Phoenix operation at AZA (Mesa Gateway Airport). I was going off of the list of Airlines that serve SkyHarbor off of the SkyHarbor website. It might be out of date, who knows? Yeah, airlines and routes come and go. Demographics change as well. The past isn't alw...

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by tb727
Wed Mar 16, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 67347

Re: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022

SAN, MSP, BWI and PHL all resume on June 22, just in time for peak summer travel. Tried seasonal service last year to PHX, the first time that I can recall, and resumed this past winter. That’s a win. Miami was also recently added. MCI, OAK, DEN, PBI and BOS have lost service from Spirit. However, ...

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by tb727
Mon Mar 14, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Too much fuel?
Replies: 8
Views: 2969

Re: Too much fuel?

Most likely landing weight on that short of a leg. Going lower would burn more fuel off, it wasn't an issue of being too heavy to make it to 36,000'. Helps to just stay low.

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by tb727
Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 135
Views: 14168

Re: Spirit Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

A few one off flights for the Kentucky Derby are loaded as well. Travel to SDF on 5/5, returns on 5/8. DTW, ORD, BWI at a quick check.

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by tb727
Sat Feb 26, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Right and left-handed pilots and side sticks?
Replies: 21
Views: 4339

Re: Right and left-handed pilots and side sticks?

I thought it would be strange on the Airbus but I ended up not noticing it one bit.

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by tb727
Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On FlightAware I have never seen aircraft land on Runway 13 at LGA
Replies: 26
Views: 4610

Re: On FlightAware I have never seen aircraft land on Runway 13 at LGA

I've done 13 before, you fly basically up the Hudson then they give a left 270 turn to join the ILS. Just a different view of the airport when you see it. I recall doing it the day before the DL MD88 went off the side of 13 landing in the snow. That sounds more like the River Visual 13, where you t...

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by tb727
Mon Feb 21, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On FlightAware I have never seen aircraft land on Runway 13 at LGA
Replies: 26
Views: 4610

Re: On FlightAware I have never seen aircraft land on Runway 13 at LGA

I've done 13 before, you fly basically up the Hudson then they give a left 270 turn to join the ILS. Just a different view of the airport when you see it. I recall doing it the day before the DL MD88 went off the side of 13 landing in the snow.

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by tb727
Thu Feb 17, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rule-of-thumb for when to extend flaps?
Replies: 10
Views: 2221

Re: Rule-of-thumb for when to extend flaps?

I was looking at a table of Maximum Flap Extended Speeds for the Boeing 727. I am assuming one doesn't lower them right on these speeds. Is there a rule-of-thumb on what speed to lower them? Ten knows below these speeds of some other rule? Flaps 2 - 245 KIAS Flaps 5 - 230 KIAS Flaps 15 - 205 KIAS F...

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by tb727
Wed Feb 16, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rule-of-thumb for when to extend flaps?
Replies: 10
Views: 2221

Re: Rule-of-thumb for when to extend flaps?

I was looking at a table of Maximum Flap Extended Speeds for the Boeing 727. I am assuming one doesn't lower them right on these speeds. Is there a rule-of-thumb on what speed to lower them? Ten knows below these speeds of some other rule? Flaps 2 - 245 KIAS Flaps 5 - 230 KIAS Flaps 15 - 205 KIAS F...

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by tb727
Sat Feb 12, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Minimum Runway Width for Airline Service?
Replies: 16
Views: 3257

Re: What Is the Minimum Runway Width for Airline Service?

LBE(Latrobe, PA)was 98' until a year or two back. Went in there quite a few times in the A320 before it was widened to 150'. I always felt like I was back in my part 135 days going into a small airport even though the runway was plenty long. I did one of my OE flights into there as a brand new FO an...

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by tb727
Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at ORD. CI 744F has close encounter with ground equipment
Replies: 94
Views: 20203

Re: Incident at ORD. CI 744F has close encounter with ground equipment

kordcj wrote:
They were complying with the unwritten ORD rule. Never stop!
Is it generally acceptable to send aircraft onto snow covered taxiways where markings may not be visible?



:lol: now that's the truth!

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by tb727
Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 490
Views: 72573

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

In the event of a merger what would be most likely; ACY base merges with PHL/TTN Both of the ACY and PHL/TTN continue to operate separately ACY base closes I think post-merger that the F9 MIA base will close and will default to the nearby NK base at FLL. However, I think the combined airline will s...

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by tb727
Thu Feb 10, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 490
Views: 72573

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

capejet wrote:
Where are the Pilot and Flight Attendant Crew bases for the 2 airlines currently located?


NK
ACY
FLL
DTW
MCO
DFW
ORD
LAS

Another possibly opening soon(IAH, ATL, PHL or BWI are rumored, LAX is possible too at some point)

F9
DEN
PHL
MCO
LAS
MIA
ATL
TPA

F9 just closed ORD.

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by tb727
Wed Feb 09, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 490
Views: 72573

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

So which livery will survive do you think. My vote goes to F9 keeping the livery. A388 I think they keep the F9 livery but standardize the tail. Having all those different F9 tails is more expensive than having a consistent scheme. Now imagine the costs when they combine the fleet? The animals are ...

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by tb727
Wed Feb 09, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 67347

Re: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022

iFlyDTW wrote:
Taking a look at Spirit's schedule, OAK and DEN appear to be done. Rumors are they will vacate the maintenance hangar and close the crew base within the next year.


Rumors from where?

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by tb727
Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 490
Views: 72573

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

LightChop2Chop wrote:
MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:

Also will the combined entity be based in south Florida or Denver?


NK has some nice new Digs in Miramar. One would assume that is where they base.


The new HQ hasn't been built. It was put on hold when Covid hit.

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by tb727
Wed Feb 02, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?
Replies: 48
Views: 4851

Re: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?

On the 727 it was "engine start sequence, 3, 2, 1...make it so" and it was done as I requested.

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by tb727
Mon Jan 31, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High power settings on the 727 during approach and landing due to drag for dirty condition or for quick spool up.
Replies: 18
Views: 2627

Re: High power settings on the 727 during approach and landing due to drag for dirty condition or for quick spool up.

Yeah, it was hard to grease on. Sometimes you thought it would a good one and it would just crunch pavement. Other times I have winced and it just brushed on. I tried every trick in the book, it was just a temperamental airplane! Also you are right about the spool up, you always wanted to carry thru...

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by tb727
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1389
Views: 347068

Re: Ex-easyJet A319s going to United

I'm thinking there was a change in plans for them. A few years back they were looking at buying NK's fleet of 319's to operate but it fell through.

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by tb727
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.
Replies: 16
Views: 2927

Re: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.

It was the engineer’s job to silence the horn on the 727. Not taught anytime before the captain on your first flight growled, “why didn’t silence the horn”. I had one FE think it was cute to wedge a tic tac container under it to keep it from going off. After a quick a-- chewing I don't think he eve...

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by tb727
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 59135

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Nope, as a whole, it isn't. I look back at my 135 days and I did stuff I wouldn't dream of doing today because I just thought it was the way it was done. The Lear wing is very unforgiving on the 30 Series, especially down low and slow while circling and fully configured. The Learjet will get you in...

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by tb727
Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 59135

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

https://imgur.com/5OwjsXZ The Stable Approach principle and criteria is clearly not prevalent amongst Part 91/135 operators. Nope, as a whole, it isn't. I look back at my 135 days and I did stuff I wouldn't dream of doing today because I just thought it was the way it was done. The Lear wing is ver...

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by tb727
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 39
Views: 6216

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

Do any aircraft prohibit simultaneous use of speed brakes and flaps? In my experience, the speed brakes usually get stowed before flaps are extended but I'm not sure if this is required or just a choice by the crews. B727 didn’t allow the combination of flaps and speed brakes, most newer types do w...

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by tb727
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 39
Views: 6216

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

I imagine any pilot could answer this. At the bottom of the initial descent portion of a flight and when the wings are still clean and the power is at flight idle, how do you slow the aircraft down? Does an aircraft slow when it is leveled off? Raise the nose? I think someone told me that dumping t...

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by tb727
Mon Dec 13, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: site where I can find old airliner kit for cheaper than 80€ beside oldmodelkit?
Replies: 6
Views: 2284

Re: site where I can find old airliner kit for cheaper than 80€ beside oldmodelkit?

thebunkerparodi wrote:
thanks but note that I'm from france so the shipping cost might be too high for me (never understood why it's so high between europe and the US on ebay)


Yeah I thought you were in Europe. I've sent stuff there before for a.netters but if I do see the model I will let you know, you never know!

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by tb727
Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: site where I can find old airliner kit for cheaper than 80€ beside oldmodelkit?
Replies: 6
Views: 2284

Re: site where I can find old airliner kit for cheaper than 80€ beside oldmodelkit?

the old 200/100 kit, I already know where I can get the SAS cutaway (wich I'll get for christmas and do with a what if interior base on boeing brochure from theairchives) Per example https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/2/8/0/140280-14745-15-pristine.jpg https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/2...

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by tb727
Sat Dec 11, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 878
Views: 119218

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

DaveMetroD wrote:
Landing on the 27's right now. Sustained west winds 43 mph gust to 64 mph at the NWS DTW reporting station at 10:53 AM EST.
Flight Radar showing some go arounds.


Had an AF A318 stop by too during the wind on it's way to storage. Great day to come land a light airplane in 50+ knot winds :D

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by tb727
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein's 727
Replies: 9
Views: 1971

Re: Jeffery Epstien's 727

They were quite possibly leased engines so they went back to the owner to be used on other 727's out there. The limiting factor on 727 operators is going to be the lack of turbines on overhauls. That is what will, in the end, kill the plane and send it into history. I'm guessing within 5 years.

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by tb727
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines
Replies: 27
Views: 6053

Re: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines

I don't have any easily findable close up pics from walk arounds but the blades wear into it. On brand new engines it is an extremely tight fit. As time goes on the fan wears into it and cuts a groove. The material is kind of like a PVC plastic density.

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by tb727
Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does anybody know how much money is made from breaking down airliners and selling the scrap?
Replies: 11
Views: 3661

Re: Does anybody know how much money is made from breaking down airliners and selling the scrap?

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.

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by tb727
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do manufacturers/airlines "update" the flight computer systems
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: Do manufacturers/airlines "update" the flight computer systems

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...

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by tb727
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can 747s really use flaps even with total hydraulic loss and if so why isnt this on other aircraft?
Replies: 19
Views: 4628

Re: Can 747s really use flaps even with total hydraulic loss and if so why isnt this on other aircraft?

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...

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by tb727
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can 747s really use flaps even with total hydraulic loss and if so why isnt this on other aircraft?
Replies: 19
Views: 4628

Re: Can 747s really use flaps even with total hydraulic loss and if so why isnt this on other aircraft?

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...

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by tb727
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11
Replies: 20
Views: 3387

Re: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11

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.

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by tb727
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?

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 ...

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by tb727
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?

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 ...

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by tb727
Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: Is this sound from the APU compressor or the main powerplant compressor?

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 ...

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by tb727
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who had hangars at DTW
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Who had hangars at DTW

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...

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by tb727
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who had hangars at DTW
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Who had hangars at DTW

ATA also had one on the West side as well.

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by tb727
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 63
Views: 10757

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

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...

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by tb727
Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 2456

Re: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft

hitower3 wrote:
Oh yeah, engine out seems logical.
Isn't Airbus FBW trained to compensate asymmetric thrust automatically, though?


No, not yet lol. In flight maybe the autopilot will, I'm not sure though. On takeoff yes, you need to put the rudder in and then trim it with the rudder trim, engage the A/P.

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by tb727
Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2791

Re: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?

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...

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