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by shamrock137
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do NFL teams charter large wide body planes?
Replies: 9
Views: 1419

Re: Why do NFL teams charter large wide body planes?

That explains this seating chart for Atlas Air's 747's. I believe two of the 747's in their fleet operate in this VIP configuration. https://www.atlasair.com/passenger-services/our-passenger-fleet/ Interesting to compare to the NBA or NHL. I know a few NHL teams that were using the Swift Air 734 in...

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by shamrock137
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do NFL teams charter large wide body planes?
Replies: 9
Views: 1419

Re: Why do NFL teams charter large wide body planes?

I know NFL teams travel with a lot of personnel and cargo, but do they actually come close to maxing out a plane as big as a 747 in terms of payload? Even with the players spaced out for leg room, there is still a lot of capacity left in an aircraft that large, correct? I could see a 767 or a 787 g...

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by shamrock137
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hardstand gates as an advantage?
Replies: 30
Views: 3091

Re: Hardstand gates as an advantage?

hongkongflyer wrote:
It is the law and regulations make it too risky/ costly to board at the remote stand in USA.


I don't think there are any laws or regulations in the US that prohibit or restrict hardstands more than any other country.

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by shamrock137
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In your airline, do you start the APU upon landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 3265

Re: In your airline, do you start the APU upon landing?

Also the the port for external air is seemingly very close to the engines, is it safe to connect the air hose to it's place when the engines are running(sure you can shutoff the engine directly behind it, but in a narrow body ground crew would still have to get pretty close to the other one)? And i...

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by shamrock137
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: During the crew shifts in long haul flights, how long does it take?
Replies: 25
Views: 3953

Re: During the crew shifts in long haul flights, how long does it take?

Until we were able to eliminate the practice with contract improvements our crew rest ‘facilities’ on the 757 consisted of an emergency exit row in coach, no curtain, just three seats in the main cabin, amongst screaming babies and everyone Unless there was a FC seat available, bad deal, many of us...

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by shamrock137
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much non-voice(text) communication with the ATC is performed
Replies: 6
Views: 2017

Re: How much non-voice(text) communication with the ATC is performed

N737ER wrote:
En-Route ATC, and limited in what we can do with CPDLC, but it boils down to 3 things at the moment:


Which country are you in?

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by shamrock137
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)
Replies: 46
Views: 5444

Re: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)

Interesting policy from United . It sounds like instead of connecting ground air, theyll be running the packs during boarding and deplaning. Not really sure how this would help though... Instead of bringing in 100% outside air through the external air cart and PC air connection, they'll recirculate ...

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by shamrock137
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: History of weather radar on commercial airliners
Replies: 19
Views: 3202

Re: History of weather radar on commercial airliners

Weather radar “sees” rain and measures rainfall rates and gradients, not turbulence. A weather radar is useless without rainfall. One of the newest tricks is using aircraft position to aid in the radar processing to normalize strength of storms. In AF447 case, storms over water in the tropics don’t...

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by shamrock137
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emergency oxygen cylinders European airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 2720

Re: Emergency oxygen cylinders European airlines

The portable oxygen concentrators seem to be relatively prevalent these days. I see many people with them among my travels but have not seen one on an aircraft. I know the manufacturers claim them to be airline acceptable but I have not seen nor heard of anyone using one on a commercial airline. Wh...

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by shamrock137
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports with the most challenging ground operations
Replies: 24
Views: 3126

Re: Airports with the most challenging ground operations

I always thought Boston (KBOS) was a bit of a mess. Crazy runway configurations, multiple alleyways with one way in and one way out, and lots of runways to cross while taxiing. In the summer peak it would be normal for the tower to have aircraft landing on 27, 33L, 32, 33R for all the small commuter...

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by shamrock137
Sun May 10, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the retired aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 2928

Re: What happens to the retired aircraft?

Hi airliners.net, I'm a university student working on a deep-dive of the aviation industry for a club project. I'm specifically looking at the airplane recycling business, and how COVID might impact it. I generally understand that retired airplanes are either converted to freighters or scrapped for...

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by shamrock137
Sun May 10, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Re: Airline Assessment

Hello everyone, tomorrow I will attend my first pilot aptitude testS with Wizz air in collaboration with L3 Harris school; concerning the psychometric tests, I was wondering what is around the percentage to consider the tests passed. Thank you everyone in advance. Hi there, not really sure those ki...

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by shamrock137
Tue May 05, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Door Locks
Replies: 7
Views: 1396

Re: Cabin Door Locks

737 NG's and MAX's have locks on the over wing exits. When the ground/flight sensors sense flight, the throttles are set for takeoff, and three or more other doors are closed, the locks engage. They then disengage when the opposite is sensed, or if power is lost. They are not plug type doors, so tec...

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by shamrock137
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: COVID19 stored aircraft chocks and engine covers
Replies: 7
Views: 2616

Re: COVID19 stored aircraft chocks and engine covers

I always figured every aircraft with a major airline would have their accompanying engine covers somewhere. Some of the airlines I worked with used to store the covers in the aircraft cargo hold all the time. However much to my surprise a few airlines around here don't have covers for all their sto...

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by shamrock137
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Windshield wiper park position
Replies: 11
Views: 1779

Re: Windshield wiper park position

since all you're doing us parking the blades? the service bulletin to do it? is pretty minimal? and on to of that? It might well allow the windshield wiper motors to last a lot longer as well as the windshield wipers themselves saving some cash on the units and the Fuel. It's a win-Win! I agree! Ne...

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by shamrock137
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Windshield wiper park position
Replies: 11
Views: 1779

Re: Windshield wiper park position

So why not modify other types ?, seems like an easy gain Interesting thought but nothing is an easy change in aviation.... You're right though, seems like most newer designs are favoring a vertical wipers design, 787, 350, etc. As to why not change older designs? Cost mostly, seeing that the nose s...

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by shamrock137
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat Assignments and COVID19
Replies: 12
Views: 2010

Re: Seat Assignments and COVID19

Airlines are taking steps to comply with social distancing recommendations onboard. Some have been blocking rows in their GDS so a traveler cannot select them, B6 mentioned in their blog post that they are creating "buffer zones" around the crew and blocking rows. DL switched to boarding b...

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by shamrock137
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using passenger aircraft as freighters during this crisis
Replies: 20
Views: 4267

Re: Using passenger aircraft as freighters during this crisis

Aer Lingus has redeployed their A330's to make runs to China to ship medical supplies directly to Ireland. No modifications to the interiors, just hold cargo and no passengers. Looks like they were actually able to get approval to use the interior for lighter freight. Blog post with more details he...

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by shamrock137
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC staffing levels - Corona
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: ATC staffing levels - Corona

In regards to busy airports that have to close their towers is it possible that the military could fly/truck in a "mobile" control tower to help out? Sort of? They do have them, but they take a while to get setup. Quicker to just disinfect the tower and work spaces, then check on your sta...

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by shamrock137
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC staffing levels - Corona
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: ATC staffing levels - Corona

With all of the flight cuts worldwide have the staffing levels of ATC facilities (especially larger ones) been reduced? In the US at least, it wasn't for a while. Facilities were still staffed to normal levels, and some controllers were working an hour on position, followed by a two hour break simp...

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by shamrock137
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using passenger aircraft as freighters during this crisis
Replies: 20
Views: 4267

Re: Using passenger aircraft as freighters during this crisis

Aer Lingus has redeployed their A330's to make runs to China to ship medical supplies directly to Ireland. No modifications to the interiors, just hold cargo and no passengers.

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by shamrock137
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WN 737 at gate...Tail Stand
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

Re: WN 737 at gate...Tail Stand

https://youtu.be/JLWxD0gY__A
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crownvic wrote:
amazing the dozens of times I fly a year and never ever noticed their use before. Thank you for the explanation everyone.


Here's what happens if its not used and the aircraft isn't loaded correctly.

https://youtu.be/JLWxD0gY__A

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by shamrock137
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any US airport with glass jet-bridges like overseas?
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Any US airport with glass jet-bridges like overseas?

Aforementioned smaller US airports aside: Why does the US generally eschew glass bridges? That's not really the case, however most major airports in the US already had conventional jet bridges before glass jet bridges became available. They're a fairly recent invention and it makes no sense to repl...

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by shamrock137
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Normal Overnight Cleaning Procedures
Replies: 6
Views: 2412

Re: Normal Overnight Cleaning Procedures

I ask this because in an email form Southwest, the described their pre-coronavirus cleaning procedure and then added what they are doing additionally now. In the email they said that "we spend between 6-7 hours cleaning each aircraft every night." Is this accurate and, if so, what on eart...

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by shamrock137
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wing Lights Usage at AA
Replies: 9
Views: 3467

Re: Wing Lights Usage at AA

Here's an example of what I was referring to, comparing nighttime departures on an AA A319 vs. a DL A321: AA: https://youtu.be/4fQFO7AJTqk?t=722 - the a/c taxies onto the runway with no additional lights (not even strobes), and the landing lights are turned on only when about to start the takeoff r...

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by shamrock137
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wing Lights Usage at AA
Replies: 9
Views: 3467

Re: Wing Lights Usage at AA

From what I know the wing lights are preferably used during icing conditions to check ice build up on the leading edge of wings and engine. This is what they're designed for, however after a number of runway incursions, some airlines went to a lights on below 10,000 ft and when crossing a runway po...

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by shamrock137
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 20210

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

I've always wondered about Chui and his "luck" in getting cooperative crews. He must be quite the charmer... No luck about it, airlines have departments that handle VIP reservations and can flag reservations based on the info you enter while booking. Look at someone like Casey Neistat, th...

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by shamrock137
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Hotel and Virgin Economy Delight aboard the A350
Replies: 10
Views: 7798

Re: TWA Hotel and Virgin Economy Delight aboard the A350

I then wandered out to “Connie”, a cocktail bar. Unfortunately the staff were so bad I simply walked out. None the less it is a beautiful addition to JFK. Interesting! Cranky flyer made a similar remark in his recent trip report. I had great service when I visited last year. Cool to see the compari...

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by shamrock137
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 12191

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

I think the biggest parts are coffee, air fresheners, people and food from planes that use ovens. If you've been on a plane that's been sitting for a day or 2 with the doors closed and no ground air attached, that airplane smell gets pretty bad. Back in the smoking days, crews used to refer to Eau d...

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by shamrock137
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: career choice?
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: career choice?

You don't need a specific aviation related degree to succeed in the industry, even in technical areas like engineering. But in the areas you're interested, route/network planning, and operations, an engineering degree would be fine. A route analyst will need good mathematics and statistics skills, t...

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by shamrock137
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N705CK Evacuation
Replies: 27
Views: 3720

Re: N705CK Evacuation

Starlionblue wrote:
Cadet985 wrote:
Even though definitely an unusual flight, how was it legal to carry that many passengers with no cabin crew?

Marc


Cabin crew can operate on cargo aircraft...


Wonder if this was even operating as a Part 121 flight? Might have been exempt depending on how the flight was being flown.

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by shamrock137
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 116022

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I don't know the first thing about the capabilities of helos, other than what I've seen on TV. So pardon my ignorance, but my understanding is helos can fly forward, backward, hover, climb in place, etc. Obviously that differs based on weight and specific helo I'm sure, but that's my understanding ...

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by shamrock137
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 116022

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Sadly a mix of 'get their itis' by a rich celebrity, a pilot who was too arrogant to consider he shouldn't have been operating with such limited visual conditions or too afraid to anger the customer, ATC that should have told the pilot the conditions were not suitable to operate a helicopter in, ar...

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by shamrock137
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Attendant Dress Code Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2415

Re: Flight Attendant Dress Code Question

Hello, A few months ago I was flying on Air Canada and noticed that one of the flight attendants had a man bun and nose piercing. In my field of work, this would be in violation of a whole host of dress code regulations. This has left me asking what do flight attendant uniform regulations say about...

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by shamrock137
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Transcon: Alaska Airlines A320 PHL-SFO F
Replies: 8
Views: 15516

Re: Flying Transcon: Alaska Airlines A320 PHL-SFO F

Why are pre-departure beverages served in plastic cups while inflight beverages are in glass? I saw the same on LH Premium Eco. I thought this was a security thing but then there’s glass being used in Business for pre-departure drinks. Think its due to the much higher chance of a dropped glass whil...

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by shamrock137
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STOL performance from airliner
Replies: 22
Views: 1808

Re: STOL performance from airliner

Is it possible to get a (passenger / VIP-configured) 773ER, A333, or MD-11F (carrying no more than 50% of maximum payload) to take off from a 5000-6000 foot runway? And if so how would you do it? (Hopefully without using JATO, as JATO would add millions (billions?) of dollars to the cost) You could...

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by shamrock137
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Northwest Fleet Upkeep
Replies: 7
Views: 1688

Re: Northwest Fleet Upkeep

NW also spent quite a but on cockpit standardization. We had some newer 727s which had the auto pressurization taken out and replaced by the old manual pressurization to ensure fleet standardization. There was a great effort to ensure the cockpits (steam gauge) were also laid out in a similar fashi...

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by shamrock137
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aer Lingus L-1011 question
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: Aer Lingus L-1011 question

b4thefall wrote:
Does anyone know if Aer Lingus reconfigured the TriStar, or still operated it in the high density 10 abreast , 390+ pax configuration?


I think they were seasonal leases, I may be wrong though. I believe one was leased from ATA and one from Caledonian similar to the recent Omni 767 leases.

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by shamrock137
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde & engine startup?
Replies: 13
Views: 2542

Re: Concorde & engine startup?

Interesting it didn't have a cross bleed. doing some reading on the website mentioned above also shows that anti-ice was mostly electric, and not bleed air. With the delta wing, how sensitive was the aircraft when operating in icing conditions? Well she cruised at FL600 which is seriously dry and t...

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by shamrock137
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde & engine startup?
Replies: 13
Views: 2542

Re: Concorde & engine startup?

Martinlest ...Can Concorde start its engines without a GPU (there being no APU)?... As you suspected, no. Two aircarts (one on each side) were required, although we could make do with one, but that then took much longer. Interesting it didn't have a cross bleed. doing some reading on the website me...

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by shamrock137
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are large business jets/chartered airliners able to fly into airports with no ground support?
Replies: 17
Views: 1782

Re: Are large business jets/chartered airliners able to fly into airports with no ground support?

Well that is interesting to know! So basically without ground support you just have to cut the engines and chock the wheels yourself then? There are also considerations for cold weather. For example, you have to ensure water in the tanks doesn't freeze while the aircraft is left alone. How does tha...

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by shamrock137
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are large business jets/chartered airliners able to fly into airports with no ground support?
Replies: 17
Views: 1782

Re: Are large business jets/chartered airliners able to fly into airports with no ground support?

Well that is interesting to know! So basically without ground support you just have to cut the engines and chock the wheels yourself then? Sort of? There are different levels of ground service required. Say you're flying a larger Gulfstream into a small airport in the middle of the night, could you...

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by shamrock137
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?
Replies: 42
Views: 9145

Re: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?

wawaman wrote:
That sure is an interesting route. Is this to far for the A321 or do they use the A332?


Too far for the 321, 4,427nm according to great circle mapper. The average flight time from BOS-HNL seems to be about 11.5, 12 hours.

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by shamrock137
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why souls on board rather then persons?
Replies: 16
Views: 2505

Re: Why souls on board rather then persons?

To go one step further with the question, why even bother the flight crew with the question? Surely we have a quickly available total from other sources. This is something you might want to confirm with the flight crew. And it is way faster to ask the crew. Exactly, crew will have the manifest. The...

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by shamrock137
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus unveils PC-12 NGX
Replies: 20
Views: 7018

Re: Pilatus unveils PC-12 NGX

One thing the PC12 needs is more speed and that would help, its 280 knot cruise is non competitive with the TBM and Epic which can both exceed it by more than 50 knots The PC-12 is built for a different mission, plus its quite a bit larger, about 12 feet longer then the Epic and TBM 940. Pilatus ha...

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by shamrock137
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In flight maps ?
Replies: 29
Views: 10088

Re: In flight maps ?

Flight crew inadvertently entered the wrong destination? Sloppy to get that far without noticing but definitely possible. Eh probably not, more likely the system was lagging. I'm not sure how often the IFE computer queries the FMS for an update while on the ground. The aircraft may have been schedu...

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by shamrock137
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In flight maps ?
Replies: 29
Views: 10088

Re: In flight maps ?

I suspect this is simply to add variety. Some maps even show shipwrecks... Starlionblue, you'll know the answer to this: how does the IFE system "know" what the destination city is? Once when I was on a flight, the destination city was completely wrong and didn't change until takeoff thru...

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by shamrock137
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was B737-900ER a disappointment?
Replies: 53
Views: 16674

Re: Was B737-900ER a disappointment?

N649DL wrote:

IMHO, now that you brought up the icing accretion issue and weight penalties out of the DEN hub (not to mention late deployment of tail sticks too)


What was the issue with icing on the ER's?

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by shamrock137
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visa, Dar es Salaam Airport, payable by credit card?
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

Re: Visa, Dar es Salaam Airport, payable by credit card?

No, I don't believe so. Last time I went they advised to use newer USD as counterfeit bills were a problem.

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by shamrock137
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 4K IFE arrives mid-2020 (NH and LH)
Replies: 18
Views: 10757

Re: 4K IFE arrives mid-2020 (NH and LH)

paperwastage wrote:


there's a HDMI input for both first and business, so you can still provide your own device and 4K content


Interesting! Wonder how many people would take advantage of this. Would be funny to bring your own Ultra HD Blue Ray player and connect it up.

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