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by HAWK21M
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 15
Views: 2867

Re: Post retirement…options

Seems most guys after retiring from Aviation dont want to get back.
My thinking is a bit different.
Retirement thoughts get me to think a lot and with 8 yrs to go, I would love to be in the Industry in some area always.

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by HAWK21M
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 15
Views: 2867

Re: Post retirement…options

Hey Hawk, I don’t mean to throw a wet blanket on your plans. If you want to continue to work in the industry, more power to you. It’s just that I’ve seen quite a few of my former colleagues retire, go on to work as consultants or contractors or even go to other airlines to do the same job, and then...

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by HAWK21M
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 15
Views: 2867

Re: Post retirement…options

N Now, to answer your question with a slew of questions. Where are you and what is the job market like in the fields that interest you? What exactly do you want to do in airport management? As an A&P, I really don’t know how much of your skill set is transferable. How much time and money do you...

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by HAWK21M
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: All Cabin Lights on and Window Shades Opened At Night
Replies: 11
Views: 3098

Re: All Cabin Lights on and Window Shades Opened At Night

It makes sense to leave the windows open and lights dimmed so pax can adjust in an emergency situation causing the lights to go off and the outside area will be visible too

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by HAWK21M
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bump on Boeing 737-200 engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: Bump on Boeing 737-200 engine

Spacing clearence for accomodating the flap carriage nut

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by HAWK21M
Mon May 24, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B737-200 Freighter v/s A321P2F
Replies: 5
Views: 2131

Re: B737-200 Freighter v/s A321P2F

I believe thrust on the powerplant would be less for the A321P2F

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by HAWK21M
Mon May 24, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 757 Under wing Impact resistant panels
Replies: 4
Views: 2536

Re: Boeing 757 Under wing Impact resistant panels

Thanks.
Will check out the related SB.

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by HAWK21M
Mon May 24, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 15
Views: 2867

Post retirement…options

Posting this in Tech/Ops as professionals are out here. Just needed some advice. Post retirement with 35yrs management experience, Licenced on A&P and Experience over 40 yrs. What are the job opportunities for a retired guy after 60yrs age. Also what courses can one attend to qualify for an Airp...

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by HAWK21M
Mon May 24, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Neo sound
Replies: 14
Views: 4555

Re: A320 Neo sound

Yes this occurs on the PW-GTS powerplants.
Heard it almost every time few seconds post touchdown
Cant video record it as photography on airside is restricted out here.

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by HAWK21M
Mon May 24, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar
Replies: 25
Views: 5425

Re: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar

What is the SOP in terms of attaching at removing the PET ROCK.
When is it attached and when can it be detached.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 15399

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

FligtReporter wrote:
Had I not complained against him he would have charged innocent people their hard earned money for his insatiable lust for money.


Good Move....High time corruption does not get a second chance by an apology.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B737-200 Freighter v/s A321P2F
Replies: 5
Views: 2131

B737-200 Freighter v/s A321P2F

Can the recently converted STC on A321P2F be the near best replacement for the older B757-200 Freighters.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Maintenance License
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Re: Aircraft Maintenance License

Aim for Cat B rather than cat A

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by HAWK21M
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 757 Under wing Impact resistant panels
Replies: 4
Views: 2536

Re: Boeing 757 Under wing Impact resistant panels

Wouldn't Tire Debris move aft considering momentum & relative wind.
I would think Turbine distress but only Inboard side having the panels creates a doubt.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta 757 Wing And Stabilizer Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 3349

Re: Delta 757 Wing And Stabilizer Paint

Coroguard would add an extra weight penalty , hence with more durable paint available, less weight is always welcome.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 757 Under wing Impact resistant panels
Replies: 4
Views: 2536

Boeing 757 Under wing Impact resistant panels

Any Reason why the Impact resistant panels under the Wing on a B757-200/300 are ONLY on the Inboard side.

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by HAWK21M
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vaccine carriage restrictions
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Re: Vaccine carriage restrictions

Just as an example, on the A330, the limitation is a total of 400kg in the holds. There's nothing in the MEL about an inop pack changing that number. It has been added.....by some operators in their Company manuals to ensure a restriction on the quantity of dry ice carried on board depending on the...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Countries That Have Closed Airspace Due to COVID-19
Replies: 4
Views: 1836

Re: Countries That Have Closed Airspace Due to COVID-19

India had shut down all International & Domestic Commercial flights from March 2020 for a few months & only permitted Cargo & Relief Passenger flights between few countries for evacuation. Currently Domestic commercial aviation has opened upto 80% but International ops has not yet comme...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?
Replies: 38
Views: 4792

Re: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?

Pilots carry out a walkaround Inspection as part of their Pre & Post Flight checklist. Engineering Personnell carry out a Transit Check Inspection which is a more detailed check. Typically pilots don't do a post-flight walkaround. Though I have gone to look for lightning strike damage out of cu...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 4108

Re: “Line up and wait”

LINE UP & WAIT
means Alingn to the Runway for Take off & Await clearence to proceed.
ATC needs to ensure Area is clear before giving further instructions & Aircraft need to obey, irrespective of impatience of wanting to move slowly while awaiting clearence.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 18415

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Vaccine Distribution of Covishield & Covaxin has commenced vide Air from 12th January 2021

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zeke wrote:
HAWK21M wrote:
Im looking for a reference document that illustrate the various MCU options with dimensions in Aviation


ARINC 600 http://www.christensenindustries.com/wp ... NC-600.jpg


Thanks

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by HAWK21M
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Countries That Have Closed Airspace Due to COVID-19
Replies: 4
Views: 1836

Re: Countries That Have Closed Airspace Due to COVID-19

India had shut down all International & Domestic Commercial flights from March 2020 for a few months & only permitted Cargo & Relief Passenger flights between few countries for evacuation. Currently Domestic commercial aviation has opened upto 80% but International ops has not yet commen...

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by HAWK21M
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?
Replies: 38
Views: 4792

Re: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?

Pilots carry out a walkaround Inspection as part of their Pre & Post Flight checklist.
Engineering Personnell carry out a Transit Check Inspection which is a more detailed check.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vaccine carriage restrictions
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Vaccine carriage restrictions

Considering most vaccines need to be transported in Negative temperature containers & utilise Dry Ice as the refrigation medium. There would be a limitation to the quantity of Dry Ice carriage on board & still more incase of a Single pack operation. In a Freighter the tolerance would be more...

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by HAWK21M
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pics/Videos on B757 Major checks
Replies: 2
Views: 1875

Pics/Videos on B757 Major checks

Anyone having any Pics/Videos of relevant Maintenance jobs or Check C work on the B757.
Im looking for similiar stuff for Training purposes.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electronic Module sizes in MCU
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

Re: Electronic Module sizes in MCU

Im looking for a reference document that illustrate the various MCU options with dimensions in Aviation

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Movie
Replies: 80
Views: 5474

Re: Your Favorite Movie

1.Die Hard 1
2.Die Hard 2
3.Lakshya [Hindi]
4.Three Idiots [Hindi]
5.Indiana Jones [All four movies]
6.Saving Private Ryan
7.The Terminal
8.A Wednesday [Hindi]

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are cruel rulers necessary?
Replies: 66
Views: 5350

Re: Are cruel rulers necessary?

To be a Hero you need to have something to defeat.......

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Neo sound
Replies: 14
Views: 4555

A320 Neo sound

The A320 Neo has a 1-2sec Grinding sound on Landing presuming on deploying the Thrust Reversers.
What exactly is causing that sound.
Sounds like Steel brakes getting applied on taxying Aircraft, only this is on Touchdown.

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 and 767 question
Replies: 4
Views: 2074

Re: Boeing 737 and 767 question

Its all about Supply/Demand like most Industries.
B767-400 will be manufactured as long as there is a market for it.
High time Boeing replaced the B737-NG with a new type, the Max is just too many alterations

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can freighter aircraft supply electrical power for refrigerated cargo ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4927

Re: Can freighter aircraft supply electrical power for refrigerated cargo ?

Refrigated Containers have adequate charge & warnings in case the Batteries need to be charged/replaced if cooling gets affected.

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?
Replies: 28
Views: 4069

Re: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?

How many hours and minutes before departure approximately? Depends on the Airline....30 mins is adequate. Do they use the same jetway as the passengers for boarding? Mostly....but if a seperate door access is available, they could. In what state do they receive the aircraft?(ie completely powered of...

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 185
Views: 19359

Re: Website is over-moderated

Does the Moderator delete the Affected post OR the Affected post & sequence OR Entire thread as some troublemaker would want just that.
Just create an argument & close the thread.
Dont fall for that trap.

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1986
Views: 253605

Re: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread

9W restarting seems very very difficult.
Some B777s have started leaving the country post maintenance.

Seems a tough option to restart.
Aviation is a business & cannot run on Emotions alone....Although I really hope 9w restarts soon....but.

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electronic Module sizes in MCU
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

Electronic Module sizes in MCU

Anyone having a reference document to illustrate the various MCU sizes used to indicate the description of Electronic module sizes.
eg 2 MCU etc
Any the History behind this numbering system.

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by HAWK21M
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What factors defined the main deck cargo door location on freighter?
Replies: 9
Views: 2001

Re: What factors defined the main deck cargo door location on freighter?

The most extreme CG location would be the determining factor to avoid Tail heaviness.
Also Loading/Unloading sequence from Bulk & Main Deck is important for safety purposes.

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by HAWK21M
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not put some fire extinguisher foam on the ground?
Replies: 25
Views: 3690

Re: Why not put some fire extinguisher foam on the ground?

Tough to know where the Aircraft would halt over the foam.
Better to spray the base of the flame after the Aircraft has stopped.

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by HAWK21M
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are cargo doors of passenger aircraft operated from the outside?
Replies: 11
Views: 2613

Re: Are cargo doors of passenger aircraft operated from the outside?

As far as concerned MOST Cargo Doors of Passenger Aircraft are ALWAYS Unlocked from the Outside & can be Open/Closed from Outside & can be opened from Inside. On the Freighters the MDCD [Main deck cargo door] is having the Normal Operating controls from the Inside, the panel is so located th...

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by HAWK21M
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some DC-9s have this extension piece on the cowling?
Replies: 17
Views: 3296

Re: Why do some DC-9s have this extension piece on the cowling?

Are you talking about the Acoustic Tailpipe extension used in the Hush-kit assembly

Unable to post a Picture sadly

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?
Replies: 69
Views: 4262

Re: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?

In 2020 what are the realist options that will be accepted by all three involved parties:- India/Pak/Kashmiris If the LOC becomes the Border.....The Kashmiris will complain If Plebiscite is carried out, the party that loses , will not accept.There is no Independent option there Finally if Kashmir [B...

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Catalytic Converter - AC Packs
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

Re: Catalytic Converter - AC Packs

that was a bird strike that entered the pack inlet and fouled the entire pack system so it had to be removed to be sent to the shop for cleaning. I've never seen one removed for any other reason though.. Ram Air Inlet & FCSOV Inlet are different areas, how would a bird strike in the former affe...

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Freighter STC
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

Re: A320 Freighter STC

Whats a -CCF

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 201
Views: 21652

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Just saw this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGznP1m0uZY Pretty relevant for what the future holds for aviation at least in India. According to Mr. Rangnathan it would take five years to bounce back. And I think he's bang on target. India is not going to be safe for international tourism till we d...

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 201
Views: 21652

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Just saw this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGznP1m0uZY Pretty relevant for what the future holds for aviation at least in India. According to Mr. Rangnathan it would take five years to bounce back. And I think he's bang on target. India is not going to be safe for international tourism till we d...

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Freighter STC
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

A320 Freighter STC

Any update on the STC available for the A320 series.
I heard of one for the A320-200, any available for the A320-Neo

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Catalytic Converter - AC Packs
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

Re: Catalytic Converter - AC Packs

Understandable Cost factor matters....So a less valuable , more effective metal that would be preferred to convert Ozone to Oxygen

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?
Replies: 69
Views: 4262

Re: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?

Fair Plebiscite. On Both Sides. I dont know why India is so Afraid of U.N resolutions regarding that. Plebiscite had to be held in 1947 not 2020, its a different generation. This was delayed by Paki as they did not vacate the areas of POK prior to the plebiscite terms. The return of the Kashmiri pa...

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by HAWK21M
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airline liveries
Replies: 43
Views: 2525

Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Air-India & Royal Jordanian

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