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by anthonycII
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 112
Views: 25443

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

I've not been able to find any information on the investigation and resulting report. Has anything official been published?

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by anthonycII
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Crew Uniform Skirt
Replies: 8
Views: 2123

Ground Crew Uniform Skirt

Upon taxing to the gate at CLT on a Delta flight an older Caucasian female member of the ground crew working the starboard side behind the wing was wearing a skirt that came down to mid calf with athletic shoes. Other than that the standard orange top and in-ear hearing protection and a baseball cap...

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by anthonycII
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-US airports not serviced by US airlines?
Replies: 31
Views: 2671

Non-US airports not serviced by US airlines?

Greetings. There are some obvious international airports not serviced by US commercial carriers. But I'm curious as to any major international airports serviced by other countries that US commercial airlines do not service due to other reasons than current "unrest".

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by anthonycII
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weather Closures
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Weather Closures

I'm curious as to who decides when weather conditions require an airport's closure. I know there are full temporary closures when snow plowing requires intersecting runways to close. But in the worst scenarios who is authorized shutdown all departures and cancel all inbound flights from their destin...

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by anthonycII
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAT Incidents
Replies: 27
Views: 3122

RAT Incidents

Other than Air Canada flight 143 incident, has there been any other commercial airline incidents where the Ram Air Turbine played a pivotal role or, regardless of the outcome, was either automatically deployed or pilot initiated?

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by anthonycII
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ILS CAT III
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

ILS CAT III

My apologies if this is not he correct forum for my question.
In addition to airports certified for CAT III A and B approaches I'm interested in learning what current commercial airplanes (passenger or cargo) are certified/equipped for a CAT III approaches?

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by anthonycII
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ILS Categories US Major Airports
Replies: 23
Views: 4109

ILS Categories US Major Airports

I'm curious as to why some major US airports, such as MIA, only have ILS Cat I runways? Is it not worth the cost based on the low percentage of weather occurrences that would warrant an ILS IIIb approach?

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by anthonycII
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ILS Airports
Replies: 1
Views: 462

ILS Airports

I've been able to find an unofficial list of ILS category 3 and category 2 airports and their specific runways. However I don't believe it's complete. My question is how can I find out an airport's official ILS category certification? I have found resources that show ILS but none that provide catego...

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by anthonycII
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement
Replies: 24
Views: 4308

Re: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement

DualQual wrote:
The first officer is also a pilot.


My apologies, I meant Captain.

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by anthonycII
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement
Replies: 24
Views: 4308

Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement

Greetings,
I'm interested in the history of any or any FAA requirements of the pilot or first officer's pre-flight announcement to passengers. The standard announcement specifically, not those related to weather, equipment issues or safety issues (expected turbulence).

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by anthonycII
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Does Air Force One stay with the president?
Replies: 29
Views: 6270

Does Air Force One stay with the president?

When the President of the United States is away from Washington DC on non governmental trips (vacations, holidays etc) does the plane remain at the destination airport?

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by anthonycII
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL Overseas Terminal
Replies: 24
Views: 6437

PHL Overseas Terminal

I'm interested in the former Overseas Terminal at PHL. As a youth I traveled twice out of that terminal on charter flights with my parents in 1980's. If I recall correctly no jetways and a building separate from the other terminals.It was on the north side and somewhat near the PHL F terminal. Any p...

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by anthonycII
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tail and Rudder Buffing
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Tail and Rudder Buffing

When approaching the gate at ATL a parked aircraft was being attended to with the use of a scissor lift. A single maintenance staff worker was "buffing" the tail and rudder with a dry floor mop. The elongated type used to sweep smooth floors by custodial staff. No water, no other devices, ...

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by anthonycII
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Circling Aircraft
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Circling Aircraft

Off the coast of Delray Beach FL an aircraft has been circling for several hours now. When flying north, the red port side light is visible, when flying south the green starboard light is visible. I live just far enough inland that I can't tell if it's a helicopter or an airplane. Nothing on the usu...

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by anthonycII
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Difficult Taxiways
Replies: 8
Views: 2210

Difficult Taxiways

When it comes to airports which pilots deem difficult to approach and land the usual suspects are always listed. However, are their any airports where pilots dread or need to take extra care when maneuvering to/from gates (non-movement area) and to/from runways (taxiways/movement areas)?

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by anthonycII
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Major Hub Connection Rarity
Replies: 13
Views: 1007

Major Hub Connection Rarity

Greetings. I'm curious if this as rare as I thought it was. I flew from FLL to ATL on Delta into gate B4. And flew out on the same plane/gate shortly thereafter to PHL with the same First Officer (not sure about the Captain but would assume so). I sat one seat forward of the seat I had on the FLL AT...

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by anthonycII
Fri May 25, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Taxiway/Runway Light
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Taxiway/Runway Light

My apologies if this not appropriate for this forum. I am very interested in obtaining a taxiway directional light as an ornament for my backyard deck. As airports transition to LED's I was hoping to find one. My home faces due north/south so a 9-27 would be a nice ornament.

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by anthonycII
Tue May 15, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tri Jet Production
Replies: 13
Views: 2765

Tri Jet Production

Would anyone have a link to a video of the production of a tri jet? I'm very interested in the installation of the middle engine utilizing the S-duct?

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by anthonycII
Tue May 15, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 1232

Ramp Maintenance

When a plane is parked on a remote ramp, external power being provided (not APU) and being accessed by stairs to the forward boarding door and scissors lift on the rear, what type of maintenance is taking place?

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by anthonycII
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ILS Category III
Replies: 23
Views: 2624

ILS Category III

If this is more suited for the tech ops forum please advise. Is there a list of ILS Category III certified aircraft? I'm curious as to the oldest active aircraft used by US carriers that is certified for ILS Category III landings.

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by anthonycII
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cancellations and Fleet
Replies: 0
Views: 436

Cancellations and Fleet

Landing yesterday at FLL I noticed quite a few aircraft parked well away from the terminal. Most were Frontier aircraft. I'm assuming due to cancellations in the NE due to the storm. Do airlines have preferred locations for parking aircraft until a return to normal operations?

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by anthonycII
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Levels Defined
Replies: 2
Views: 987

ATC Levels Defined

If this has been previously discussed recently, my apologies. I can find many maps and listings of ATC levels for towers and combination tower/TRACON but am hard pressed to find what defines each level. ARTCC's and combination tower/TRACON are higher levels but metro airport tower/TRACONS differ by ...

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by anthonycII
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Roles
Replies: 1
Views: 358

ATC Roles

Greetings and if this inquiry is more suited to the civil forum, my apologies. I'm interested in the different roles and compensation for air traffic controllers. Ground controllers, local tower controllers, TRACON tower and TRACON co-located, and (unless I'm missing a stage) ARTCC controllers. Any ...

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by anthonycII
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hydrant Refueling
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Hydrant Refueling

Although the recent extreme east coast cold is not as much of a factor as snow on airport operations, which major airports are equipped with hydrant refueling resulting in less reliance on truck/tanker refueling? Have any legacy airports added hydrant refueling as part of airfield upgrade/renovation...

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by anthonycII
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC at HUB Airports
Replies: 19
Views: 2548

ATC at HUB Airports

Does local ATC give preference to queuing an airport's primary carrier? Example being AA at CLT. Multiple arrivals on a non AA flight resulted in sitting on a taxiway while many AA flights were given takeoff clearance. Early arrivals ended up being late arrivals to the gate.

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by anthonycII
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Traffic ATL
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Ramp Traffic ATL

My pilot landed us on runway 28 yesterday and proceeded to a gate at terminal A via taxiway T. After several takeoffs on 27R we proceeded to T and I noticed a fast moving dump truck approaching on our right just before the ramp area. It did not slow down and our pilot had to slam on the wheel breaks...

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by anthonycII
Tue May 09, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling With a Handgun
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Re: Traveling With a Handgun

It just occurred to me that we need some input from our New York-based commenters, on transit laws. I remember reading a story about a man who was arrested with a firearm in his bag while transiting through JFK or LGA!!! Totally unconstitutional of course, but unconstitutional things do happen in A...

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by anthonycII
Thu May 04, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling With a Handgun
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Traveling With a Handgun

I was recently surprised to find that Delta now requires that when checking a bag with a handgun that it be retrieved from their baggage office at your final destination so that they may wrap it with zip-ties. This is company wide although initiated due to the FLL baggage claim area shooting. Any ot...

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by anthonycII
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the first accident solved using FVR/FDR?
Replies: 0
Views: 424

What was the first accident solved using FVR/FDR?

My apologies if this question has been previously posted. What was the first accident to be solved using a FVR or FDR?

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by anthonycII
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Flights Resumed on 9/13/2001
Replies: 6
Views: 3411

When Flights Resumed on 9/13/2001

I've read that flights that were diverted on 9/11 were permitted to fly to their original destinations on 9/13. Were their passengers aboard and did any previously scheduled flights fly on 9/14?

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by anthonycII
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F-16 Inercepts Plane in Palm Beach
Replies: 1
Views: 904

F-16 Inercepts Plane in Palm Beach

Greetings. In addition to Friday night's sonic boom and F-16 intercepting a plane that entered restricted airspace, Sunday at noon I witness an F-16 just north of me intercepting yet another flight in the President's restricted airspace. Got to see a really hard turn at low altitude. Local news repo...

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by anthonycII
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: V2 In Service Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 852

V2 In Service Commercial Aircraft

Many factors impact a commercial aircraft's V2. Given a full passenger load with minimal/average climate and other environmental conditions, which aircraft currently in service (turbofans only) among the major airlines has the highest V2 speed?

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by anthonycII
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Rules VFR IFR
Replies: 11
Views: 1683

Flight Rules VFR IFR

Novice question. In commercial aviation who decides on a flights use of VFR or IFR? I believe, and correct me if I'm wrong, once decided upon it can not be changed mid-flight regardless of weather conditions.

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by anthonycII
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The 732 Ever Get Replaced?
Replies: 71
Views: 16382

RE: Will The 732 Ever Get Replaced?

Details on the unpaved strip kit with great images.

http://www.b737.org.uk/unpavedstripkit.htm

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by anthonycII
Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL Air And Sea Show
Replies: 0
Views: 605

FLL Air And Sea Show

How will the 2016 Air and Sea Show in Fort Lauderdale impact flight operations at FLL?

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by anthonycII
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Orange Panel Walls
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

ATL Orange Panel Walls

Does anyone know why ATL has so many orange exterior walls in the terminal as opposed to more windows?

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by anthonycII
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Modernize 85 ATL Gates/$136 Million
Replies: 77
Views: 15731

RE: Delta To Modernize 85 ATL Gates/$136 Million

Great to hear about adding windows. I always wondered why all of the orange panels on the terminal walls as opposed to windows.

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by anthonycII
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Plane Train Announcements
Replies: 30
Views: 6380

ATL Plane Train Announcements

When announcing terminals, call signs etc. letters are usually followed by a word to clarify the letter announced. Did the plane train at <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> ever use "delta...

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by anthonycII
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Commercial Airlines Smallest Aircraft:
Replies: 47
Views: 21640

Major Commercial Airlines Smallest Aircraft:

I'm curious as to what are the smallest aircraft currently in service flown by the major commercial airlines. Also, are there any lists that separate prop and jet sizes?

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by anthonycII
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Registration Number And Tail Number
Replies: 6
Views: 5338

Registration Number And Tail Number

Why do DL's tail numbers not always match the registration number? The tail number often has an extra digit.

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by anthonycII
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mmel Cockpit Item
Replies: 7
Views: 3734

Mmel Cockpit Item

On a recent 5:30am short flight on and MD90 we were informed of a delay due to the need to await for equipment that was required in the cockpit. About half of the passengers exited the aircraft after which the pilot stated the equipment arrived and we'd be departing on time. What required equipment ...

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