Thrust reversers. So... in less than one month, four Cessna Citation crashes have occurred. That’s like having a 737NG crash every week (except worse, because Cessna Citations do not fly nearly as often as a 737NG). Lots of owner/operator Citations, lots of low experience pilots; both types in thei...Jump to post
I just saw a jetBlue flight on final approach to PSM. jetBlue doesn't serve PSM, so I'm woindering what's up. Logan is just minutes away. I got only a brief glimpse so I couldn't ID the aircraft. Training flight perhaps? That looks like training https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU6827/history/2...Jump to post
Are there any written studies of that merger? I heard from a few FedEx employees that the Flying Tigers pilots were a really mean bunch who were constantly making trouble for everyone. Considering they were started by people who were in Chennaults Chinese AF American Volunteer Group "Flying Ti...Jump to post
On this topic I received a 1989 chart does anyone have more recent year charts for this airport at or a little before 1995?Jump to post
Most societies look at addition in the light of punish them and get vengeance. But she needs help and treatment and support. Once she is able to come back to be an employee she has nowhere to go and is going to most likely go back to that addiction again. Certain people are going to cheer on her bei...Jump to post
Would the use of the 789 result in a significantly longer journey time, given (a) the faster speed of the 744 and (b) ETOPs issues (I'm assuming QF has 330 mins for the 789s?)? M.83/.84 is what the QF 744 does normally and a 787 does that speed as well. Also the 787 thanks to its design will cruise...Jump to post
Maybe a good add for EW to purchase ZI - build a base at ORY. O&D of Paris region should be strong enough with decent business pax along ethnic / touristic pax. Otherwise they risk that Norwegian / Level / Easy etc will get stronger at ORY / Paris market. The best strategy for competing airline...Jump to post
No automation system in place to automatically reject obviously wrong weight inputs? What's the normal weight variation in a similar aircraft? You guys realize there isn't THAT much automation in airliners right? Even airbus's. There are automated weight and balance systems in some aircraft models ...Jump to post
A long contaminated runway obviously favors an early V1 and a long V1/VR split. A dry, short runway will in fact see a very short window between V1 and end of runway. "Accelerate" distance is proportionally longer than the "Stop" distance. An airplane is unable to stop "mer...Jump to post
Takeoff performance is predicated on achieving 3 calculated speeds, most notably V1, "takeoff decision speed." Once the takeoff roll begins, achieving these speeds is the only measurable objective. Runway remaining versus runway required is not known or measured. If acceleration is lower ...Jump to post
Why wouldn't they abort take-off if they didn't see the aircraft lifting when it was suppose to?? Takeoff performance is predicated on achieving 3 calculated speeds, most notably V1, "takeoff decision speed." Once the takeoff roll begins, achieving these speeds is the only measurable obje...Jump to post
Hello everyone a long shot here but hoping to find any charts for the old Denver Stapleton airport somebody might have scanned as close to the 1995 closing as possible! Thank you!Jump to post
Semi-related: Wendover Productions posted a YouTube video discussing the logistics of transporting an NFL team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ_LUFBSoqM A lot of this is somewhat common knowledge among aviation enthusiasts, but this account has posted some interesting aviation related videos ove...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:LH658 wrote:Will DFW or CLT - ZRH ever work Swiss? Seems like LH does well from DFW and CLT, and ZRH is Financial hub, like DFW and CLT.
Dallas and banking and/or investments? Huh?
GalaxyFlyer wrote:The stats are the stats and they are more telling than a limited anecdote. Stereotypes are grounded in some grain of truth.
Not condoning it but food for thought... We've had many decades of jet trans Atlantic transport with likely the same pilot behavior all these many years. Only now they are being caught and tested. Has there ever been an TATL air carrier accident due to the pilot being drunk? I don't think so. Pilot...Jump to post
COSPN wrote:I think we still have freedom of speech in the USA... and this is not a newspaper
Ashkenazi Jews make up the majority of the population of Isreal and trace their origin to Europe. Almost all of West Asia/Middle East don't even recognize Isrealsome barely tolerate). Its only in the last 2-3 decades Asian countries like India and China have warmed up to them. They were part of Asi...Jump to post
Something I noticed on both flights is that the crew seemed older than usual. A small sample size, but would there be a reason that more senior crews would be on these planes? I do not know the payrates but I bet the routes are short enough you can get home at night and for older pilots close to re...Jump to post
Another interesting route is BEY to AMM. In a straight line, 128nm. If the flight was direct it would take what? 20 minutes? But instead, flights leave into the sea, then towards the south of Israel and later north into Jordan. Average flight time? 1:23 minutes. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/f...Jump to post
Southern cant have the same pilots fly both the 400’s and 800’s same reason Alaska had tomditch there “combi” birds for pure cargo 700’s. The combi’s were steam gauges.. FAA won’t sign off on a common type for them... Seems plausible that Mesa wants in the cargo door and here is there chance.. That...Jump to post
Thunderboltdrgn wrote:I think Air India still have a fuel stop at ARN for one of their US bound flights from India due to avoiding Pakistanian airspace.
I suspect for some areas of the USA and elsewhere, postal mail and private express package services make up a significant amount of the 'belly freight' and helps airlines make money on some flights. The transport of postal mail is why some routes are subsidized under 'essential service' programs li...Jump to post
The simple answer is big NO any Qatari registered airplane is not allowed to any of the 4 countries (UAE, KSA, Bahrain, and Egypt) under any circumstances. QR route planners knew that since day 1 and the took all alternatives plans for such issue, they don't fly near the 4 countries airspace's and ...Jump to post
Get fat from government contracts that will not last forever. There are a few dead airlines that relied on the strategy until the government ended contracts or moved them to other carriers. You will not be ferrying troops to the Middle East every week forever even though some politicians are trying ...Jump to post
PatrickZ80 wrote:A few years ago many airlines avoided flying over east Ukraine, specially after MH17. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are still there.
El Al. KLM. And LEVEL. Pre-empting a Qatar announcement? Sure, Level is definitely pre-empting a Qatar annoucement with their 99 euros direct ORY-LAS flight :rotfl: Announcing they are serving the airport and attracting customers first before another full service airline by ElAl and KLM and an LLC ...Jump to post
liveatc has an approach I pulled the feed for about the time in the flightradar link
http://archive-server.liveatc.net/lppt/ ... -0900Z.mp3
http://archive-server.liveatc.net/lppt/ ... -0930Z.mp3
Good luck to him. He has created himself a decent job. I take his articles with a pinch of salt, but he has done well for himself. There is no need for the sour grapes that are all over Twitter, just be minded he has minimal technical knowledge. I met him at in the south Galleries Lounge last year ...Jump to post
Africa is a continent full of rich resources that haven’t been exploited yet. The booms are over, the profits have been stolen and redistributed to the top China has had large gains and the debt countries owe to them is going to depress economic growth. https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-...Jump to post
Yikes. Hope everyone's alright. Also- why not divert to Newfoundland. Could be going to SNN as well. Can someone let me know why they're diverting? I’ve just seen Etihad A-380 (A6-APJ) from Abu Dhabi nonstop to New York/JFK turn around just after passing Iceland . What’s the reason why ? Medical wo...Jump to post
This month is unfortunately very unfortunate in aviation, currently 3 accidents Wonder if the NTSB will open an investigation for this accident? I wonder too. But I will make an assumption that they would. There have been many more than 3 accidents. People are obsessed using the number 3. If that m...Jump to post
*yawn* Their primary concern is safety as otherwise they would be flying over Syria since day one which isn't the case. No need to pollute this thread with politics. Overflying a country is politics, do you remember the ME3 airline still banned from flying over some countries? There has never been ...Jump to post
It is politics. If Qatar did not approve of the Assad regime they would avoid overflying the country. So all of Europe now approves the North Korean regime? KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!? - bear7 Right the west is attempting diplomacy with the Kim regime to negotiate nuc...Jump to post
I don't think politics have anything to do with this. It has more to do with cutting flight times and reducing expenses/losses on the routes that were the most affected. From what I understood not all routes use this space, it's mostly those that have to like Larnaca and Beirut. After all, MEA has ...Jump to post
This is utterly nonsense. North Korea may be a hermit kingdom, but it's of no threat to overflying airlines. Having visited NK myself, I will say it's an unusual place and questionable in a lot of how they treat citizens, but the nonsense that gets published about the place is baffling! Firing rock...Jump to post