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by Passedv1
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1919
Views: 447195

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Hitting the TOGA switches by accident should not be a big deal, especially in a Boeing where you get immediate feedback with the movement of the thrust levers. This is going to be another one of those useless training events in a couple of years. Okay, pretend you accidentally hit the TOGA... This a...

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by Passedv1
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1919
Views: 447195

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I agree with everything about the FO...but was the Captain asleep?

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by Passedv1
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 40
Views: 16453

Re: Southwest Furloughs

Wow... what an insensitive and incorrect comment. Taking a pay cut might not make that big of a difference. They're only going to need so many employees regardless of the payroll cost. They won't keep very many more, if any more, employees because they take a pay cut. Taking a pay cut will only hel...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54731

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

I am also surprised they aren't testing the software on the -8MAX as well. If it works on the frame that is most-affected, then it arguably should work on frames that are less-affected. And if the primary purpose of this flight was to validate the software and procedural changes, then you can plug ...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 11066

Re: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft

The sweep flights aren't usually completely empty. They usually have at least some low priority cargo that can be swapped out if necessary for a rescue.

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by Passedv1
Sun May 31, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY
Replies: 35
Views: 6174

Re: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY

"International" considerations are pretty minimal in this case since we are talking about Canada. You don't want to take a transport into any airport on the coast pf SE Alaska/BC unless you are familiar.

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by Passedv1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

It will be interesting to see if AS can remove any of the Airbuses sooner now. If pilots are furloughed by seniority, I wonder if a disproportionate number of those considered redundant might be AB pilots due to the VX group being lower on the list? I might be wrong on this...I don't know the detai...

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by Passedv1
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

That route map is terrible. When I look at a route map, I want to see: a) complete route system without having to do anything except maybe zooming in. No picking cities, etc. b) actually see routes and not just destinations. Only two aspects of a route map. Routes on a map. c) keep them up to date....

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by Passedv1
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA is acquiring a flight school
Replies: 60
Views: 11242

Re: UA is acquiring a flight school

I still question the realism of the so called “pilot shortage” that every airline and flight school in the USA is blathering on about. Other fields like healthcare have so called shortages in the amount of qualified doctors and nurses, but realistically the openings are only for bottom of the barre...

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by Passedv1
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49482

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

Opps You're going to have to explain this one. O--P-P's, Are you quoting Naughty-By-Nature? if so what does that have to do with this crash? This is an aviation site and its civil aviation where we talk about an airplane accident. Therefore opp means operations. But O-P-E-R-A-T-I-O-N-S has only one...

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by Passedv1
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49482

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

Thunderbolt500 wrote:
Opps


You're going to have to explain this one. O--P-P's, Are you quoting Naughty-By-Nature? if so what does that have to do with this crash?

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by Passedv1
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 103
Views: 12148

Re: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

What do you think the cost of an airplane sitting on the ground for an hour because a dog pooped is going to cost the airline unless your willing to pay the bill if you cause it, they need to take the rate if incidents and their cost and pass it in to each person who brings a animal onboard. I thin...

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by Passedv1
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use density altitude instead of pressure alt?
Replies: 10
Views: 1313

Re: Use density altitude instead of pressure alt?

Density altitude would work fine. Not to quibble, but just for explanation. This chart is a runway required chart not a take-off distance chart. Take-off distance would be shorter. Please explain yourself. Where's the difference? Gesendet von meinem SM-G800F mit Tapatalk A take-off distance chart a...

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by Passedv1
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much power is needed for pressurization?
Replies: 40
Views: 3271

Re: How much power is needed for pressurization?

Judging by the difference resulting from turning the packs off to increase takeoff performance, in terms of engine power the answer is "not very much but enough to be significant". To illustrate, let's calculate performance taking off from a relatively short runway in terms of long haul w...

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by Passedv1
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use density altitude instead of pressure alt?
Replies: 10
Views: 1313

Re: Use density altitude instead of pressure alt?

Density altitude would work fine.

Not to quibble, but just for explanation. This chart is a runway required chart not a take-off distance chart. Take-off distance would be shorter.

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by Passedv1
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLIGHT LEVEL 350
Replies: 8
Views: 4109

Re: FLIGHT LEVEL 350

firstofficer79 wrote:
What has happened with the website Flightlevel350 ?


are you talking about climbto350.com? It's a job board and is still up and running.

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by Passedv1
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45734

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

Many people on here are looking at AS's current route map and scratching their head and wondering what AS might do with the extra range of a NEO-LR or XLR. The answer isn't on the current route map. I dont have any inside knowledge but I have been following AS for a long time and I think it is prett...

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by Passedv1
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151745

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

There is a paywall. I find it very interesting airlines are pushing for FSA over the NMA. https://theaircurrent.com/aircraft-development/boeings-nma-in-doubt-as-airlines-take-fresh-look-at-737-max-757-replacement/ Why doesn't Boeing just ask "What do you want your next airplane to be?" Th...

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by Passedv1
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 65
Views: 17666

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

He might not know because the passenger did not die on-scene.

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by Passedv1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Department of Justice investigation into Boeing and FAA prior to ET302
Replies: 20
Views: 5519

Re: Department of Justice investigation into Boeing and FAA prior to ET302

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pagustavsson
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Disregard last hypothesis. The other technical pilot who received the texts at Boeing was apparently Patrik Gustaffson who is the new 737 Chief Technical Pilot.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pagustavsson

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by Passedv1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Department of Justice investigation into Boeing and FAA prior to ET302
Replies: 20
Views: 5519

Re: Department of Justice investigation into Boeing and FAA prior to ET302

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-forkner-652355103#search Here is the link to Fokners Linked In page. 2002-2008 Alaska Airlines First Officer 2008-2011 FAA - Lead Planner ATO 2011-2018 Boeing 737 Chief Technical Pilot 2018 - Present Southwest Airlines 737 First Officer. Suspicious? It seems like an ...

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by Passedv1
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 160840

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Once the FAA says go...at what rate can 737's be delivered? I have no idea what the process is but I have a feeling there is a little more to it then telling the airlines to go to MWH and pick up their jets. Do the airlines have to take them all at once. I think most airlines have additional work to...

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by Passedv1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 59
Views: 9682

Re: Weighting passenger

The easiest fix that doesn't seem too hard to implement (in new designs anyway) is to have the airplanes weigh themselves right before takeoff. There has got to be a way to put sensors in gear struts and get a pretty accurate weight of the aircraft. I was in a pilot meeting/training and we had a per...

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by Passedv1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights with alpha numeric call signs
Replies: 7
Views: 1845

Re: Flights with alpha numeric call signs

There are several steps along the way where an airplane might get a letter added. Flight ops might add it if it conflicts with a company flight. ATC might add it if it conflicts with something in their sector (although this has never happened to me.) Or the Captain can change the call sign. Marketin...

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by Passedv1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Distance/Go Around Question
Replies: 29
Views: 4462

Re: Landing Distance/Go Around Question

Thanks all for the responses! I really appreciate it! Pilots using runway markings and RAAS make sense to me. I just have a question about a rare/special case in a plane without RAAS: -Suppose the "in-air" landing distance is greater than the dispatched distance (due to runway contaminati...

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by Passedv1
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 180
Views: 20397

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

...If an airline chooses to fly to an airport with a curfew, they need to follow that curfew or not fly there. I don't have a problem with that concept, just mail the DOT check back every month. No federal dollars for airports open less than 24 hours. I have been in houses next to freeways and they...

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by Passedv1
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 112
Views: 17925

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

You better be careful what you wish for. A CX is far worse for the passengers then a delay is. I have heard of people being stuck for 3+ days because of cancelled flights. It is actually harder on the network to take these delays. Imagine an airplane was supposed to fly JFK-LAX then redeye LAX-JFK w...

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by Passedv1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 180
Views: 20397

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

...If an airline chooses to fly to an airport with a curfew, they need to follow that curfew or not fly there. I don't have a problem with that concept, just mail the DOT check back every month. No federal dollars for airports open less than 24 hours. I have been in houses next to freeways and they...

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by Passedv1
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 180
Views: 20397

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

Airlines should pull of of LGB??? I think it has already happened. Not many airlines serve LGB. AS doesn't anymore. This is all part of the game. Set aside a piece of land, call it an airport, collect the federal money. Then restrict the airport as much as possible so that its value as an airport is...

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by Passedv1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737NG Spoiler Settings
Replies: 20
Views: 3022

Re: 737NG Spoiler Settings

If you're talking about physical changes to the airframe or engine, no. The tailskid is the only physical difference, all other enhancements are software-based. The software changes command different behavior in spoiler angle, autoslat availability, flap load relief, slat behavior (SFP 737s have th...

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by Passedv1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 26788

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

Libel requires that the OP knowingly posted false information, not that the OP posted information that had not been proven beyond a legal standard. I don't know a thing about US law but I am very surprised by what you say. Can I legally publish (communicate to others than Joe X) that Joe X is a thi...

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by Passedv1
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 18307

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

Just some thoughts based on what was said... 1st he was detained not arrested. You can be detained based on reasonable suspicion but they must have probable cause for you to be to be arrested. I would bet money right now that he blew below .04. If he didn't, because of the nature of the charges, the...

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by Passedv1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 19 seat airliner question
Replies: 35
Views: 4340

Re: 19 seat airliner question

I don't understand twhy there is even a question. Regs only specify minimum crew. You could have 10 pilots and 7 FA's required on a BEECH 1900l for all the FAA cared. When you say you cant get an answer from the FAA do you mean the FSDO? If you are just asking at the FSDO you are probably talking to...

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by Passedv1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 8268

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

Sorry if this is a silly question or if this belongs in another place, but this question has been on my mind for a while and I'm getting a bit worried, as I'm planning to pursue a career in aviation pretty soon. I've been listening to ATC communications and stuff on youtube or LiveATC etc. and I'm ...

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by Passedv1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 52
Views: 11498

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

Yes the f'n fingerprints! Ughhhhhhhhhhhh!

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by Passedv1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 412408

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

A quick question... Was the stick shaker active for both pilots in the ET crash? If not, wouldn't that be one of the first things to alert the crew that AOA indicator was wrong for one of them? And if that's the case how would they determine what the correct AOA was so that they could make the corr...

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by Passedv1
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 5941

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

People act like Hawaiian was gouging people on interisland flights. I never saw that. I'm not going to argue if HA was gouging or not since one man's gouge is another man's fair price. Being from Hawaii, I can tell you that unless you have some personal connection to HA, you are generally thrilled ...

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by Passedv1
Wed May 22, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 19702

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Single pilot in the next 20 years...doubt it. Pilotless airliners...that is hilarious. We are not even close to this happening. Silly engineers! This is 50 years out at a minimum. Engineers need data, and all you see is an incredible amount of safely completed flights with a spattering of accidents,...

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by Passedv1
Sun May 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 16079

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

One last option...since 16L and 16R are too close together for parallel approaches, why don't we give up on the current SEA configuration and build a new terminal down the middle where 16C and T presently are. They can be modern parallel terminal design like DEN or ATL. Once the terminal is built yo...

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by Passedv1
Sun May 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 16079

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Or how about, utilize all 3 runways at SEA effectively. SEA has got to be the most ineffectively used 3 runway airport's in the country. I have been vectored north of PAE, driven 20+ miles out to be the #5 airplane for 16R only to fly all the way back to the airport with not a single departure/arriv...

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by Passedv1
Sat May 18, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 derated takeoff power question
Replies: 26
Views: 4836

Re: 737 derated takeoff power question

First you decide what thrust setting/assumed temp you will use for this take off. This requirement depends.on weight, environmental variables, etc. After you determine what combination you are going to use, you punch that into the FMC. Say 24k thrust with an A/T of 38c. The FMC then takes this and c...

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by Passedv1
Fri May 17, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 412408

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

A question for 737 pilots, if the need for MCAS was driven by quirky aerodynamics then why should we even trust the aircraft design? I agree 100%. I. Believe that regulations need to he changed so that in order for a manufacturer to maintain a type, the analysis used must compare the proposed varia...

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by Passedv1
Tue May 14, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 412408

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

OK. Thanks for the info. Can you speculate as to why 4 crews appeared to follow the former with 3 subsequently intending to return? Ta. Ray Let me start by saying I don't lay blame on the crews in either of these incidents. I've flown both A and B airplanes, not a "fan boy" for either, it...

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by Passedv1
Tue May 14, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 412408

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The MCAS software update does not make sense. The logic of disabling MCAS if the two sensors disagree by more than 5 deg, assumes that the faulty sensor is the high value. What if the low value is the faulty one. You are then approaching the edge of your flight envelope with no protection.(Accordin...

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by Passedv1
Tue May 14, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10804

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

For the life of me I cannot find this post that has been quoted? I certainly agree the many low time crews are paired during initial introduction of a new piece of equipment. Not familiar with the 75 hour rule, but it does sound reasonable. 14CFR121.438(b)... "No person may conduct operations ...

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by Passedv1
Mon May 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10804

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

Sure they would...and they do. The rule is 75 hours...one pilot must have 75 hours. That's it. For the life of me I cannot find this post that has been quoted? I certainly agree the many low time crews are paired during initial introduction of a new piece of equipment. Not familiar with the 75 hour...

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by Passedv1
Fri May 10, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10804

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

VSMUT wrote:
WIederling wrote:
BravoOne wrote:
no airline would pair a fresh 200 hour FO with a recently released captain. It would be the experienced line training captains for the first long time who fly with the low-timers.


Sure they would...and they do. The rule is 75 hours...one pilot must have 75 hours. That's it.

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by Passedv1
Tue May 07, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6873

Re: California Pacific for sale

I think PDX.

Pdx is neglected by Alaska, has a large enough population to justify service to many cities, and is fragmented enough that a new/hip startup could gain some traction. PLUS Sir Branson would live to piss in AS's Wheaties.

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by Passedv1
Sun May 05, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44052

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

Oh Christ, CNN has Schiavo pontificating already... She does nothing to improve CNN's trustworthiness. I stopped listening to her years ago. She came from NTSB as I recall, but she's full of crap. She's not even an ops person. She was the inspector general of the FAA. She is either an attorney or a...

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by Passedv1
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 11421

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

DL also developed its own RNP for JNU, and last fall sent a 738 to SIT and KTN, presumably to certify their own approaches for those towns as well (even though they will remain E175 for the time being). I’m not positive, but from what I’ve heard DL currently only certified the 738 for the RNP appro...

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