Off-topic, but the Medicare “wellness check” is a complete waste, worse than the 10-minute FAA physical. I really want the old school medical back.Jump to post
I’m sort of with you. I used to have plan around the stewards cleaning my room in Dubai—when should I go for breakfast or lunch, is it too hot to go for a walk while the room is done, put away the laptop. A pain, now, just leave it alone.Jump to post
WesternDC6B wrote:Just curious: do the flight attendants let you open the window shades on daytime flights?
Option could be don’t go, which is used by millions, including Mrs. GF. That’s fascinating. Is your wife scared of flying or just ‘over it’? My father in law sold airplanes for a living, went to all the air shows, etc for 30 years, but at the end, you couldn’t pay him to get on a plane. Times had j...Jump to post
seat1a wrote:And it all started with Braniff - The Ultra Touch of Leather is here in Coach and First Class. lol
The trouble with overnight/morning arrivals is either you wait HOURS for your hotel room in Europe (and I swear there are desk clerks who love telling you that your room won't be available until 5PM) or you pay for an extra day. An evening arrival is so much easier. Simple answer, I’ve done dozens ...Jump to post
I'd love seeing proposed route maps from annual reports in the regulation era. It's like reading a 5-year-olds Christmas wish list to Santa. I mean...ACA to HNL, Samoa & Tahiti?!? C'mon LOL Aw, heck, there have to be at least 3 people per year who want to fly ACA-PPG! PPG was, and is for some, ...Jump to post
You mentioned civil aircraft and I would say the HondaJet has been successful. Would it be considered Japanese or American? Also, not civilian but military.... it is too bad the Kawasaki C-2 has not had more success. As far as I know, it is the largest western airlifter in production and a pretty i...Jump to post
Feeling safe or, in the opposite, fear are irrational and applying statistics to change that dynamic are little help. My wife simply will not fly, period. OTOH, I’ve flown, as pilot and passenger, nearly my whole life despite knowing over a dozen friends killed in planes and surviving a mid-air by a...Jump to post
In the 727, if the overspeed clacker wasn’t going off, you weren’t trying. Today, with all the FOQA monitoring and fuel consciousness, nobody’s flying at Mmo to make up time. OTOH, every M.01 Increase saves 1 minute every 600nm, so going from M.80 to M.88 saves 8 minutes every 600 nm at cruise. Acro...Jump to post
Often you wouldn’t know until the tower reported the debris on the runway. I had one blow on take-off in Denmark. Shanwick called me to pass the reported debris on the runway must have been ours. Engineer looked thru the viewing port on extension to confirm it. IINM, aircraft with EICAS have a tire...Jump to post
Having flown for EA and been on the MEC, I doubt it. EA’s problems were beyond fixing when any such merger would have been contemplated. EA was very capital short—needed a large fleet replacement plan and funding. Internal union relations were poisoned to the point of no return. CLT wasn’t the city ...Jump to post
Often you wouldn’t know until the tower reported the debris on the runway. I had one blow on take-off in Denmark. Shanwick called me to pass the reported debris on the runway must have been ours. Engineer looked thru the viewing port on extension to confirm it.Jump to post
Nice conspiracy theory, but refining capacity is operating at very high rates and not much off line.
https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafH ... PUEUS2&f=M
Idle refinery capacity is as low as ever,
Rather tendentious thread title, oil companies cannot just “spike” prices, they can only react to rising or falling demand or their product. When oil futures collapsed into negative prices in 5/2020, no one was saying oil was crashing the prices.Jump to post
There’s only one filed flight plan. I suspect FR24 uses the filed plan which is not reality. FR24 does actively update ETA until it becomes grossly different from the filed plan. QR does have the aircraft’s FMS data and current winds/level, so a bit more accurate in real time. In small words, FR24 d...Jump to post
Commenting on AngelsDecay, the original DC-9, the -10 series, did not have leading edge slats. They were added from the -30 series onward to improve performance (ex. the -20 is a -10 fuselage with -30 wings). It probably wasn't SOP or done very often, but I talked with several pilots back in the da...Jump to post
DaCubbyBearBar wrote:Very interesting…. I have always wondered if an airline could reject an airframe if they found something wrong with it. And my guess is that it would have to be something serious…. Curious
Why didn't she take AF2? There are several aircraft available to Congress persons wishing to travel. In today's green concious world, they take the one which is large enough for the delegation but has the smaller footprint. A 737 is the smallest civilian aircraft that could make the trip, via Hawai...Jump to post
Ceamajay wrote:It's a cool idea, but as you noted in your original post, teaching the pilot to apply the appropriate amount of stompage to the right rudder pedal is a lot easier, cheaper and lighter.
There is absolutely nothing interesting or worthwhile about riding in an airliner—it’s sole function is to get you there in one piece with your luggage. It’s a tubular extrusion for transport. Now, the latest bizjet or fighter or a seaplane ride, I’m all in.Jump to post
The historic price means nothing to today’s price, there’s no iron law relating the two. Different crack spreads equals different prices. Keep talking down oil industry as a having no future you get no investment in expensive things like exploration, pipelines, refineries—all require 50 year time ho...Jump to post
The standard is right turns, but by no means universal or specific to a national aviation authority.
I'm assuming there is a regulation about pilots/passengers wearing a parachute when dropping skydivers, not just because of open doors but also because the aircraft can become unairworthy due to a collision with a skydiver, chute, etc. Not that I am aware of, and the aircraft in question was design...Jump to post
Might have been, but we wouldn’t have received a FAA certificate based on it, so would t know for sure. True, it was fairly docile on one, the -38 in bunker less so.Jump to post
Forgive my stupid question. I notice they are holding in a “left hand racetrack” pattern. I recall being in right hand racetrack patterns in the US. Is right or left coincidental or by geographical design? Again, forgive me. I note he is still holding out at sea. Holding patterns can be left or rig...Jump to post
Anytime I read about a corporation attempting another stock buyback, I want to punch the CEO in the nuts repeatedly and/or slit their throat for the harm buybacks have on the economy. Yes, because putting profits back in the business owners’ pockets is so harmful. IT. IS. THEY. BOUGHT. STOCK. Then ...Jump to post
In these trying times of high gasoline prices, let's give a hand to Shell for barely making an 11.5 billion dollar profit. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/shell-reports-record-profit-11-061117220.html Shell posted record results on Thursday, with a $11.5 billion second-quarter profit smashing the ma...Jump to post
Why should people be subsidized in their choice of vehicle? Why is governments deciding who gets “free” transportation and others don’t. Small government means government doesn’t take from some citizens to give to others. Because ICE cars don't pay for the pollution they emit. So the next best thin...Jump to post
If doors are open for paradrop, any one not belted in needs to either wear a parachute or be in a safety harness restricting movement near open doors. If the story is true about wheel coming, there’s no reason to open a door and look. It cannot be fixed airborne and the landing procedure won’t chang...Jump to post
The C-5 was 80 db, just considered tolerable for 8 hours without hearing protection. When a UPT student graduates, they are offered a written FAA exam, which, if passed grants a Commercial Pilot certificate. Instrument Rating, AMEL with centerline thrust limitation. Limitation can be removed once qu...Jump to post
If you didn’t have an AMEL, the FAA required an MEL that restricted the holder to centerline thrust only. An AMEL pilot didn’t need a special rating, tho. Curiously, the only other CLT plane I can think of is the T-38.Jump to post
No new accidents in aviation.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/ ... 9d4a1cfdf/
I don’t think many realize how much flying was done under 135 that made a large potion of the civilian airline pilot force—check flying, low grade cargo like Purolator, smal time charter for businesses. If airlines, in the past hired 60/40 military/civilian, nearly all of those civilians had flown 1...Jump to post
I always thought BLM would be a prime airport for an F9 experiment. Maybe MCO/FLL service. Probably not qualified for 121 operations, it’s not 139 now. Runway is 85’ wide, no precision approaches, limited ramp space. Not much for a terminal to support TSA screening. I’ve been in there in a Challeng...Jump to post
You can operate a G7500 under 135 and it’s the same cabin as a CRJ 700Jump to post
All these people saying "if they can pass the medical" why not... well, as long as you can fog a mirror and pass a BASIC eye test, and prove you don't have diabetes you are GOOD TO GO! I don't think the public really knows what these medicals screen for. Hint, it's basically nothing. I've...Jump to post
SEU wrote:If they meet all the required medical tests, then there isnt an issue in my opinion. Maybe I would feel safer if pilots over 60 got more medical tests than the rest? How often to pilots get medicals done?