Winds do change things so any recommendations are just best guess. Probably right side for HNL, nice city views on right downwind for the 8s. Left side for KOA, normal approach is straight in for 17; new visitors on right side are stretching out the seatbelts to look left.Jump to post
I was hoping this computer glitch referred to overcharging on mileage tickets. Booked KOA-OGG last week in F---30,000 miles each + tax one way! 35 min flight! Don't ask why and interject comnents about my IQ. There were personal reasonsJump to post
Google earth shows about 5000' deep at that 40°40'55.51"N 142°57'32.84"EJump to post
Years ago at an airshow, we had to hand push a F-14. No Navy tug and A.F. couldn't/wouldn't hook up. Probably 12 of us and it was tough.
And I have turned Cessnas for 50 years by pushing down on the rear fuselage. Did it this morning (see handle).
NEVER, EVER ON THE STABILIZER.
We used MRY. When flying private, the owner has many other concerns then the price of fuel.Jump to post
As a KOA helicopter pilot I take issue with "straight up". We normally use "closed Bravo 2" for takeoff runs. Taxi A if no traffic. A helicopter needs to achieve a certain forward speed for a normal takeoff, therefor accelerating along a taxiway/runway. Like slab wing aircraft it...Jump to post
[quote="RWA380"][quote="WPvsMW"]The rock will be waiting for you. :D Hilo will be the same. Kona will not be the same. I hope it does, I just bought a bigger house, allowing my folks to live with us. But I need to purchase my retirement property now. I think next year I want to l...Jump to post
yes roto area needed. Also need to separate all of the " follow my geographical area" into a sub category.Jump to post
16) I fly 500,000 mile a year on XYZ airline and we would have never had a deice delay on XYZ. ( from a pax in E-)Jump to post
Just left HNL a few weeks ago. What a real disappointing welcome to America for many tourists and even the mainlanders. The UA club is the same one your parents used 40 years ago, good thing they have nice people. The carpet is leftover from the original Sands hotel in Vegas. Staging areas for the ...Jump to post
The bad guys know a LOT more than the superficial things being discused here.Jump to post
Do the F-15's have VHF capability? Pretty sure the q400 does not have UHF. I would imagine they do. I have tried to talk to an F-16 playing at low altitute (outside a MOA). The only way i could get him was a relay through center. This capability would answer the question if the "pilot" in...Jump to post
Do the F-15's have VHF capability? Pretty sure the q400 does not have UHF.Jump to post
It occurred to me that the route choice might be influenced by availabity of fighter escort. Friendly countries, countries with USA based fighters, carriers?Jump to post
I remember the first few flights in a retract, I was so excited to be flying a "big boy" aircraft that I had my hand on the gear lever much too soon. Not a big chance of forgetting to retract. Had a T210 that would occasionally self elect not to go up (or sometimes down).Jump to post
I am afraid that I was a very bad young Inexperienced CFI. No one died and to my knowledge all of my old students are doing OK. After I retired I was much better at transferring wisdom to new students. NOTHING can substitute for stick & rudder experience. Too bad they can not afford me.Jump to post
While having a beer with a 737-900 driver a while back; she/he said that a dispatch paperwork mistake sent them off 20K over. They were lucky to get 200fpm climb. This was a 91 not 121 (yes they do exist) non USA flight. A real brown underware moment. They would have loved to have been scaled before...Jump to post
Quite seriously, I don't understand the rationale behind not liking narrowbody aircraft for long trips. Is it just a claustrophobic feeling or something like that? Personally all I care about is the seat pitch and width for comfort. On AC, the E75s have the best pitch and width, so I'd happily fly ...Jump to post
Low rotor rpm hornJump to post
Single engine pilots transitioning to twins are taught that the second engine only takes you as far as the crash siteJump to post
In KOA we use only stairs--No jetways :smile: Well HA now has the ramps to the 717's. In the old days KOA was the only US location I knew of that boarded 747's with stairs. (receptive to others knowledge). I have noticed that in the last few years the "security" has been vastly upgraded. I...Jump to post
Seems many other airlines are deferring aircraft deliveries. UA is so messed up i wonder why they are still in business. Is there a UA thread that you don't use to publicize your malcontent for UA? We get it, you don't like UA due to that one time in 97 they delayed your flight for 3 hours... If yo...Jump to post