BravoOne wrote:It should be placarded right next the the gear extension / retract handle. Jump to post270Kts / .82 extend or retract.
270Kts / .82 extend or retract.Jump to post
The Vspeeds for both T.O and Landing are a function of data previously loaded on the Performance pages of the EFB, which in turn interfaces directly with the FMC and it's respective CDU. It in turn is displayed on the Capt & F/O's PFD. The very nature of this means it is dynamic and changes base...Jump to post
I'll double down on the Russian alternates, several of which opened about ten years ago and then for various reasons became unavailable. Polar Ops training is fairly easy to fulfill. No sim time, just classroom so it should be a barrier in this case. BTW, Com capability has greatly improved since th...Jump to post
My copy of the Air India Polar Operations manual is dated 02/28/2007. Are you sure AI has not been flying these ops prior to this date? I know that JET was doing some before their demise. What aircraft types and routes would AI done polar ? The first polar flight CX did was JFK-HKG in 1998, a 744. ...Jump to post
Please re-read my original post. There could be solar weather conditions, along with a host of other issues that eliminated the polar regions as an option. Might be winds, might be ETP alternate weather, might be solar weather. or maybe an MEL issue on that specific aircraft. Simply not enough infor...Jump to post
Again....without seeing the actual flight plan it's hard to say but, more than likely it's a case of favaorable winds at the lower latitudes. Could be a combination of winds and ETP alternates as well. When the enroute ETP alternates are forecasting poor weather it can eliminate them from operationa...Jump to post
See http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/aero_16/polar_sidebar1_fig1.html Those Polar routings do not exit as such anymore. I have the AI Polar Ops manual in front of me but it is not a current version, so I can't be much more help than point out my 1st reply regarding the availability of ...Jump to post
Airlines need approval for polar operations. Seems AI wasn’t approved for it, until now. Both the DGCA and FAA seem to have given approval, based on the article provided by the OP. It’s more than just availability of ETOPS alternates. The following is a good read on the subject: http://www.boeing.c...Jump to post
Buckling in for a rough ride ahead! Good post BTWJump to post
Without looking at the specific flight plan it would be hard to say what the issues would be and I kainda doubt that they will see those kind of savings, regardless. Strongly suspect that this is driven by the availailabilty of some new ETOPS alternates that were not available in the past. I recall ...Jump to post
I find it amusing when multi billionaires advocate higher taxes for the top tier tax payers. Most of them have made money and already paid the taxes. When you are worth 5B+ it not that big an impact on your quality of life when pay a little more. The idea of paying more might be offensive but the ac...Jump to post
There are a couple of BBJ's running around whose past life includes rendition flights for the CIA and others. Only Avgeeks would sit around and match registration numbers with past ownership history , and even then in most cases you could track their previous owners.Jump to post
Epstein sold the 727-200 just weeks before his arrest. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-11/epstein-sold-lolita-express-weeks-arrest-court-document That is a -100, not -200. Never let that facts get in the way of a good story. There are a few other planes with sorid pasts that have managed to ...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:BravoOne wrote:TWA772LR wrote:It wouldve made for some amazing a.net photos, thats for sure!
There are numerous youtube links for the old airport. Google is your best resource.
I don't think there's any videos or photos of A380s flying in to Kai Tak...
Genuine question: how hard would it be for a CX pilot to get a job in Europe or the US? I feel for the pilots at Cathay. You were/are apart of great, modern airline with a very “Western” lifestyle. This now threatens a lot of that. Your job is in high demand globally. If it were me, I’d seriously b...Jump to post
FTL was a proud bunch of can do pilots and employees. Trouble makers, I doubt but unlike the FedEx pilots of that time, they had really done and seen it all.Jump to post
Brings tears to my eyes. Words alone cannot adequately describe the emotions.Jump to post
If the airport could handle B747 (but not so well), then likely the A380 could maneuver into the airport as well. It probably could, but very hard to as they also have to avoid buildings while landing. But just even more risky. I’m quite surprised that no aircraft has ever crashed into a building. ...Jump to post
A good friend of mine is part of the corporate aviation scene in HKG. He says so far no problems, other that the protesters are frequently in front of their offices and it makes it very hard if not impossible for workers to get to their offices. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail on both side befor...Jump to post
I notice that some of our frequent CX crew member posters have gone radio silent in the last couple of weeks. Wonder if the fear of being connected to this PRC/HKG debacle has struck a chord?Jump to post
Bet that half of these flight pairing don't last beyond the 2nd annual earnings report. Has a BNF ring to it for some reason.Jump to post
Did a little research on this and the only thing I see is reference to the stairs being able to raise the aft end of the 727 in the event of a wheels up landing to assist with an evacuation (USAF C22) Still remain clueless on how this works. Don't think the stair hydraulic system would support that ...Jump to post
Having flown the 727 for 6 years, I never heard of an emergency extend on the aft door that would lift the plane. Have ever seen the door and estimated the hydraulic power required to lift the plane? Hint: the actuators aren’t nearly big enough. Link please. GF I also have never heard of this alter...Jump to post
Suspect that this is the area where the crash occurred.
Teddy, it's so easy to blame this on MD, when of course they can't defend them selves as they are not around to do so. Boeing has prior experience with MD and Flight Safety and it's common to hear old school Boeing employees blame one or the other for current conditions. I would suggest the problem ...Jump to post
In the late 90s, when switching from the Classic to the NG, Boeing encountered serious production issues. When they started producing the 787 in Charleston, the quality was so inferior to Seattle products some customers refused taking aircraft produced in Charleston. When Boeing started producing t...Jump to post
While this could cost him a job at DL, it wouldn't be the end of his flying career. Making it to the cockpit though and then conducting pre-flight checks would though. Sorry but I have no idea what you're trying to say? Failing a drug/alcohol has repercussions for airmans certification and job here...Jump to post
I’ve had the privilege of participating in the delivery of an airliner. No perceptible discrepancies are tolerated. It just doesn’t happen. If something is wrong it is either fixed, or compensated for, but usually fixed. Multiple people spend multiple days ensuring that it’s a good machine. Either ...Jump to post
Unfortunately Delta has in it's past terminated both pilots and FA's who were tested positive using faulty, if not completely false testing data. In some cases this was overturned, but as one might imagine the toll on these falsely accused was significant. While this could cost him a job at DL, it ...Jump to post
Unfortunately Delta has in it's past terminated both pilots and FA's who were tested positive using faulty, if not completely false testing data. In some cases this was overturned, but as one might imagine the toll on these falsely accused was significant.Jump to post
Some of you guys scare me more than the shooter. Give it a break and lets see how this plays out. The shooter is alive so we will probably learn more than the usual drivel from the media. sierrakilo44. I live in LAS and I haver heard anything you have stated. Maybe some of the far out websites, but ...Jump to post
Right - because Boeing had been so forthcoming and transparent with max pilots about mcas, which would have helped them diagnose the problem in the first place. What a joke! I don't blame the crews, I blame inadequate training on runaway stabilizer. Boeing shares that blame because they introduced ...Jump to post
We had stairs on both corporate 757 and 767's that flew. They were built by PATS as recall? There was always a chance that they would not retrac, and should be the case we would have unbolted them and let them down on the ramp only to be shipped back to the hangar. Fortunately that never happened.Jump to post
Busyboy2 wrote:BravoOne wrote:Makes sense since there are so many people that can't keep this stuff out of the oceans.
Oh you like most of East Asia and Africa? North America is definitely not the problem. I can cite sources.
The one pilot I worked with from Tower just checked out at UPS on the 747-8 about 9 months ago. Tragically he fell off the docks in Seattle this winter while boarding his boat down by the locks in Seattle, hit his head and drowned. Only 50 years old. Really tragic. He had flown 747 Captain at Tower...Jump to post
I had never heard the term "metal" beofre viewing this website in spite of 50+ years working around airliners. I think it is a recent term conceived by the airliner geek community. Works for me as it does convey an image appropriate for the airliner enthusiast community.Jump to post
The one pilot I worked with from Tower just checked out at UPS on the 747-8 about 9 months ago. Tragically he fell off the docks in Seattle this winter while boarding his boat down by the locks in Seattle, hit his head and drowned. Only 50 years old. Really tragic. He had flown 747 Captain at Tower ...Jump to post