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by shamrock137
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines and their mechanical checklists
Replies: 24
Views: 2079

Re: American Airlines and their mechanical checklists

Seems a bit of overkill to me... Can't remember the specific one, or it might be more then one, but there were some accidents where a contributing factor was that the flight crew was running a checklist, got interrupted, then inadvertently skipped a step. This was a more effective way of checking t...

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by shamrock137
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scenario Question: Unstable Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 2090

Re: Scenario Question: Unstable Approach

its a topic here about this. and at another forums. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1416323 with leaked info like this; https://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/13123493/houston-amazon-767-crash-23-feb-19 Incredible... Yikes... what was the reasoning behind it? Too...

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by shamrock137
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scenario Question: Unstable Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 2090

Re: Scenario Question: Unstable Approach

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Air_Flight_3591


Is that confirmed? This accident has intrigued me but info and updates are hard to come by.
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Armadillo1 wrote:
example when PM tried to take control but not said he overtake
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Air_Flight_3591


Is that confirmed? This accident has intrigued me but info and updates are hard to come by.

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by shamrock137
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scenario Question: Unstable Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 2090

Re: Scenario Question: Unstable Approach

If it is a Boeing aircraft, I believe the PM can say "Captain! We must go around!". If the Captain does not budge, then would it be then best to wrestle the control from the captain and take over as the PF? If it is an Airbus aircraft, then the first step I would do is the same. But for a...

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by shamrock137
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dark Painted Aircraft Operating Cost
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: Dark Painted Aircraft Operating Cost

Why do it? It does look cool. I thought TranStar had the best looking birds out there but if they cause so much trouble, why do it? There's a wow factor for sure. Air New Zealand has gotten lots of press over the years for their black liveries. But you're spot on about some of the disadvantages, th...

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by shamrock137
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?
Replies: 25
Views: 6149

Re: TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?

Hi everyone. I'm not sure if this has been discussed before. If it has been, where can I find the thread? Why did TK choose the B737-900ER for some of its longer NB flights? At the time, wouldn't an A321ceo with auxiliary fuel tanks been able to do what the B737-900ER does for them? I would like to...

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by shamrock137
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21781

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

Some of these are a shame, dropping Bulleit for sure, but other changes bring them in line with other carriers. JetBlue is one of the few carriers that fully cleans the aircraft on every turn, outstation or hub. Most give a full clean at the hub and on demand or light clean only at the out station, ...

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by shamrock137
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing
Replies: 62
Views: 11093

Re: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing

The A321 may work for domestic and ULCC TATL ops but it is not and never will be able to accommodate the type of premium cabin legacy airline passengers expect. Those customers want direct aisle access. 1X1 seating would take up too much cabin space for any meaningful number of seats. A 797 would b...

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by shamrock137
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Manchester Airport - Should This Have Happened?
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: Manchester Airport - Should This Have Happened?

Sounds correct, you didn't exit the secure area, therefore you had no opportunity to interact with other passengers who weren't screened. Also it was a domestic arrival, so you wouldn't go through immigration, the UK doesn't have exit checks for international departures.

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by shamrock137
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting at Boston Logan
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Connecting at Boston Logan

Is it 2 separate reservations? Don't know if BA has an interline agreement with B6. If they do, when you check in in TPA, your bagtag should say TPA-BOS-LHR, and you wont have to exit security your bag will automatically be transferred.

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by shamrock137
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 309
Views: 52867

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

It seems as if most (if not all) of the phase 2 planes fly the BOS-MSP route...why MSP? Shouldn’t the phase 2 planes be used to fly routes like BOS-BDA and BOS- PUJ, routes that would otherwise have no WiFi because of the ocean? Just a little confusing to me. Its not about WiFi, its about those ext...

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by shamrock137
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hidden Digital Displays at ORD T1 Security Checkpoint
Replies: 2
Views: 1949

Re: Hidden Digital Displays at ORD T1 Security Checkpoint

Don't know the specifics in this case, however these systems can be expensive and labor intensive to maintain. They're good for common use positions that are shared by airlines or might change from a premium to economy checkin throughout the day. However, its going to be Premier Access 99% of the ti...

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by shamrock137
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wizz Air cadet programme
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Re: Wizz Air cadet programme

Hi all! I've got a question about the Wizz Air cadet programme. I've signed up for the Day 1 of the recruitment. A lot of people have said about COMPASS test. Do you know what else to expect? Maybe someone has already done it here who would be able to give their opinion about it? Many thanks! Good ...

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by shamrock137
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Control/Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Re: Crew Control/Operations

Wasn’t quite sure where to put this. Just curious as to how to get a job in the crew control department of an airline. Nearly all airlines require experience, and it’s impossible to gain the required experience because nobody will take you on without any experience! I’ve applied to around 15 differ...

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by shamrock137
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prevalence of Ground Electric Power Supply
Replies: 10
Views: 2003

Re: Prevalence of Ground Electric Power Supply

What about secondary airports and the like? Is the availability of ground electric power mainly a function of airport size/importance or not? Faro Any airport served by an airline would need to have ground power available. The APU can be used, but aircraft are able to be dispatched with the APU ino...

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by shamrock137
Thu May 23, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Door 2 Delete vs Door 3
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: Door 2 Delete vs Door 3

Airbus said deleting Door 2 on the A321 gave their airline customers more flexibility with the size and placement of premium cabins. The days of mid-cabin Lav's and Galleys seem to be gone. I don't think any airline regularly boarded from L2 on the A321 - the exception being bmi - back when they ex...

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by shamrock137
Wed May 22, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway light intensity
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

Re: Runway light intensity

Seems like most large airports keep their runway lights on a low setting. When I'm looking at the airfield as a passenger, the lights are almost invisible and the field looks dark, except for the aircraft beacons -- and those runway guard lights (those are BRIGHT!). Its hard to compare your view as...

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by shamrock137
Wed May 22, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why don't Airlines use different seats in Business
Replies: 4
Views: 2276

Re: Why don't Airlines use different seats in Business

Ok so, this might sound like a stupid question but I was wondering why airlines don't use different seats in J. Not 100% sure I understand what you're asking, but some configurations do allow for different options in the same aircraft. The Thompson Aero Vantage seat that B6 uses allows for side by ...

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by shamrock137
Sun May 12, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landings question?
Replies: 3
Views: 1643

Re: Landings question?

Why is it that right after a landing, airplanes sound like they are about to take-off again? Its the reverse thrust on the engines. After landing, special doors and sleeves move on the engine to direct a portion of the thrust forward to help slow the aircraft down. Below is a video that gets furthe...

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by shamrock137
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136863

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

https://thepointsguy.com/news/jetblue-retrofitted-a320-tour/ A pretty nice article on the A320 phase 2 retrofit. Can't wait to try one out. Wow! They are re-inventing the in flight experience yet again 20 years later. Looks remarkable! It seems like they are setting a platform for long haul flying....

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by shamrock137
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 'Spaceflex' & 'Neo' rear galley jump seat
Replies: 6
Views: 1858

Re: A321 'Spaceflex' & 'Neo' rear galley jump seat

I just completed a short flight on an SAS 320 Neo and a British Airways 321 with the 'spaceflex' cabin interior, both had the rear crew jump seat which has been integrated within one of the lavatory doors, my question is how is this seat secured as I can only imagine the door lock itself would not ...

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by shamrock137
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321T BOS-LAX
Replies: 36
Views: 7384

Re: American A321T BOS-LAX

Isn't UA running 757's on that route, too, with the lie-flat? Yep, looking at tomorrow the 6th for example 12 flights from BOS-LAX, 2 UA 757's with lie-flat, 2 DL, one 757 with lie-flat, one 738 with standard domestic first, and 4 B6 all with lie-flat. I would imagine the AA flight will be successf...

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by shamrock137
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9121

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

Is there a difference in ops between prop and jet aircraft? Not many props are used much anymore, I am just curious. Not used much for airlines but still greatly used in GA! Procedures are similar to a car. A block or oil heater might be plugged in overnight. Tanis is one of the major manufactures ...

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by shamrock137
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How is AVOD content uploaded to aircraft?
Replies: 19
Views: 3325

Re: How is AVOD content uploaded to aircraft?

Hi guys. Simple question: how do you upload AVOD content to an aircraft? Is it done at the gate through WiFi, or some cable, or pushed in fight via satellite? Thanks. Depends on the system fitted. Previously, flight attendants would pick up VHS and sometimes Hi8 tapes before each trip with all the ...

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by shamrock137
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9121

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

The sky isn't falling, and the world won't come to an end with slightly lower temperatures. Regarding APU's freezing solid...these APU's are cold soaked well below expected temperatures at ORD in the next few days; cold soaked this way with every landing. And yet they're started upon landing. [/quo...

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by shamrock137
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Security issue - deplaning pax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2959

Re: Security issue - deplaning pax ?

I didn't argue, but here are my two questions: 1) If he was ticketed/boarding pass for a different flight, how did he get past boarding agents ? Don't they scan each boarding pass, and doesn't the scanner for each flight flash a light or error if the boarding pass scanned isn't for that flight ? It...

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by shamrock137
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who chooses & why to cancel the flight because of snow or weather? Many factors . .
Replies: 19
Views: 4498

Re: Who chooses & why to cancel the flight because of snow or weather? Many factors . .

Biggest issue is throughput. As mentioned by others there are a number of additional challenges that come from operating in the snow but the biggest is throughput. Things simply slow down in the snow. Say on a blue sky winter day a fictional airport can handle 100 operations an hour. Your 2 runways ...

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by shamrock137
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93473

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I saw a pic somewhere the other day of a leased Avro RJ85 operating from Cityjet for EI at DUB. It was all white with a simple green tail shamrock and Aer Lingus titles, the same as current style but green. My first thought was that it was a sneak preview. I may be right yet... ;-) http://smiliner....

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by shamrock137
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Tire Brand Options
Replies: 24
Views: 2672

Re: Aircraft Tire Brand Options

An addition to the topic starter's question. Are there "winter" tires for airplanes? Nope, not really needed. If you think of the purpose of a winter tire for a car, the car will spend that period of time operating in cold climates. The winter tire will help with grip starting and stoppin...

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by shamrock137
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 AC Ramp Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 2993

Re: 787 AC Ramp Operations

It appears that 787 operates similar to a 767/777 when it comes to AC ramp operations. But I wondered, was there any consideration to increasing the electrical/power consumption capabilities so that on-board AC could be utilized and therefore, conditioned air connections could be gradually and gene...

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by shamrock137
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP going "MINT" on the A321LR
Replies: 29
Views: 8372

Re: TAP going "MINT" on the A321LR

Note that AA and Aer Lingus also have lie-flat business class on A321/A321LRs, so it's not just a B6 thing. You missed the point entirely or I didn't make it clear. TP is installing the same exact hard product as B6 which is very unusual. Most airlines operating narrowbodies with lie-flat have a 2-...

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by shamrock137
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exit row on very empty flights
Replies: 12
Views: 4825

Re: Exit row on very empty flights

A 737-800 has 4 emergency exit doors in the middle of the aircraft and therefore cabin crew at most airlines need at least 4 pax willing to sit next to those doors and agree to open the doors in an emergency On seasonal leisure routes at the start and end of a season pax numbers are typically extre...

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by shamrock137
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse thrust practice
Replies: 19
Views: 3829

Re: Reverse thrust practice

Company SOPs may encourage less vigorous use where appropriate as it saves wear & tear on the engine; airports may request discretion for noise abatement but ultimately it's the aircraft commander's choice. I suspect SQ will at the very least will mandate entering 'reverse idle' on touchdown, E...

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by shamrock137
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B777 APU fuel consumption
Replies: 12
Views: 2151

Re: B777 APU fuel consumption

Max Q wrote:


That’s not what he meant


The fuel flow calculations for the APU
are always calculated with its generator
on


Not that it is run all the time


Ahhhh! Makes sense, thanks.

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by shamrock137
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B777 APU fuel consumption
Replies: 12
Views: 2151

Re: B777 APU fuel consumption

Just for comparison of APU fuel consumption with different loads, I can give you some A330 data. APU gen is always assumed on. There are no figures for "idle" or "packs only" since you'd never turn off the APU generator in normal ops. - On the ground. 215kb/h with packs on. 140k...

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by shamrock137
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the most economical GA aircraft??????
Replies: 10
Views: 3074

Re: What is the most economical GA aircraft??????

I’d start by looking at a Cherokee 6. They’re great airplanes and will haul anything. Plus they’re simple, so relatively inexpensive to maintain and less to go wrong, especially in the back country. I own a PA-28-235 and love it, but I also might be a little biased. ;) You can find a good Cherokee ...

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by shamrock137
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN
Replies: 24
Views: 6622

Re: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN

Very true around the danger, especially to ground-staff/gate agents on aerobridges. It does amaze me so many airlines allow their crew to open the door from the inside. I’m not sure if this is to save on training costs for groundstaff? Or to minamize risks to crew from moving door handles? I believ...

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by shamrock137
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN
Replies: 24
Views: 6622

Re: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN

Slide deployment is a fascinating element of aviation, it happens semi regularly to carriers here and there across all fleets. I’ve seen it twice and crew can’t explain what they were thinking - auto pilot and fatigue it seems are key elements. One instance one poor young lady was distraught, she a...

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by shamrock137
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Embraer 175 strobe lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

Re: Embraer 175 strobe lights

Hi folks, Last weekend I had the privilege of taking my first flight on an enhanced E175 (SEA-DAL, OO). I’ve flown several flights on the base version of the aircraft and it got me wondering some things about the strobe lights. 1: Why are the lights not synchronized (leading/trailing edge) on the o...

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by shamrock137
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 74613

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

boxeebox wrote:
Earlier today, the CEO of JetBlue mentioned that Airbus was floating the idea of an XLR (Extra Long Range) model of the A321.


Do you have a source?

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by shamrock137
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 5128

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

Hot fueling (fueling with an engine running) does require the fire department to be present, and as such, is basically never done. Only situation I can think of where this would be needed would be a flight that diverts into an airport with an inop APU and minimal ground support. Say its a larger ai...

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by shamrock137
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 36891

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

Itll be tough to compete on a product basis with a A321 vs a 777 or A330 that everyone else will be flying. I know itll be fun and cool that Jetblue will be flying trans-atlantic, potentially, but lets be realistic as to what the product theyll be up against. Absolutely untrue. There's already a hi...

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by shamrock137
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hydrant Refueling
Replies: 4
Views: 1745

Re: 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/renovatio...

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by shamrock137
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft
Replies: 39
Views: 3578

Re: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft

While I don't want to downplay it, the ramp can be a dangerous place, most of the injuries I've seen have been from carelessness, not following proper procedure, or negligence as opposed to random factors. If you stay alert, follow proper protocol and don't take risks, its a safe place to be. Theirs...

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by shamrock137
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens if the RVR drops below 75?
Replies: 13
Views: 1812

Re: What happens if the RVR drops below 75?

Once on the runway, my biggest fear was that an aircraft would get lost and taxi onto the runway during our take off rioll. Isn't that one of the points of low visibility procedures though? From what I was told by a tower controller once, in a basic airport without ground transponder or radar, only...

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by shamrock137
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Luggage Transfers
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

Re: Luggage Transfers

Do they have a print out beforehand telling them there will be X amount of connecting bags or do the new scanners alert them when they scan it coming off the plane? Bit of both. Some smaller cities don't use scanners, in that case the ramp can print an inbound transfer bag report, depending on the ...

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by shamrock137
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A long report on the longest flight in the world - Business Class on Qatar's 777-200LR Auckland to Doha
Replies: 19
Views: 27583

Re: A long report on the longest flight in the world - Business Class on Qatar's 777-200LR Auckland to Doha

No offence mate, but you could've put a bit more effort into your trip report. (See some of mine). This is getting a little old, and by that I'm talking about pictures of food, drinks and business class menus. Consider this constructive criticism and I don't mean to be a troll or mean. Just my hone...

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by shamrock137
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smallest airports useable by light jets
Replies: 15
Views: 1517

Re: Smallest airports useable by light jets

26point2 wrote:
I’m sure some biz jets are certified for grass surface but nothing I am familiar with.


There are a few with gravel kits that can be installed, additionally, not a current aircraft, but the new Pilatus PC-24 will have performance numbers for gravel and grass.

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by shamrock137
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 198
Views: 44657

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Curious: What's the point of Cessna saying that the thing has a service ceiling of 25,000 feet? It's an unpressurized aircraft. All the range, etc., calculations expressly assume long-term cruise at FL100. They are? Operators could elect to fit supplemental oxygen, doubtful, but possible. Additiona...

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by shamrock137
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)
Replies: 40
Views: 7090

Re: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)

MHT has a reputation of never closing due to snow. They've served as a diversion airport for BOS, BDL, JFK etc during northeast blizzards. CLE had a solid operation as well when they were a CO hub. A big contributing factor to an airports ability to stay open is air traffic volume. Smaller airports ...

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