The one I flew for was owned by pilots, they flew the line, too, on occasions. The bigger problem was competitive spirit, misplaced, among us. We’d have air-to-battles p, if we passed each other go to/from the NY airports. I got in, why didn’t you.Jump to post
How does the speed of the A321 NEO compare for these longer journeys to the bigger twin-engine jets that fly these routes all the time? I know the 757-200 usually took about 30-45 min more to do EWR-LHR than the 777-200 typically did when united was flying the 757-200 on the LHR route. I know the A...Jump to post
What exactly is going on there? It's like something ablating away. Crazy. Shedding turbine blades or parts. I picked up an Eagle at Lakenheath years ago that had an engine explode as the take-off roll started. There must have been a hundred holes in the aft fuselage and rudders. Broken down down, p...Jump to post
CAMRA says the Half Moon in Lakenheath has been closed for years.Jump to post
Interesting that we don't see flights and ugly incidents on Net Jet flights. Price of admission separates out the unwashed, plus they’re not getting poked at by TSA agents who think they’re God, F/As on a power trip and other passengers who egg them on. I flew a famous model who was banned on sever...Jump to post
Hey, why isn’t it demeaning to name teams after whites? We have the Celtics, the Vikings (nota nice people they were), Yankees, Fighting Irish, Knights. NY Yankees always confused me and went to lots of their games—New York is NOT Yankee country—it’s NY. Yankees are in New England, specifically, Ver...Jump to post
Utter silliness brought to us by the TSA. I was given a key chain which had a very small replica of their product once by a famous gun manufacturer in Austria, did I mention is was small and a key chain. TSA confiscated like I would use a replica smaller than a dime to hijack a plane. God gave horse...Jump to post
Hardly out of control here.Jump to post
Some were, some weren’t. I think it was Meridian in Brazzaville—pretty basic, but pizza and Bordeaux wine at Mama Wate’s was pretty good. Worst hotel was in Petropavlovsk—3 days looking at snow and rain in Intourist dump. Best, hands down, was the Leela Kempinsky in Bangalore; runner up was the Ritz...Jump to post
Maybe if parents and schools raised and taught responsible adults instead of entitled, narcissistic, ill-mannered children we wouldn’t have these crimes. See thread on Miami flights. Parents and children are the key difference between us and virtually every other nation. Americans are a unique bree...Jump to post
I don’t know, but always liked the comment of a late DL friend from when he was in training. “The guys coming from the DC-9 thought the Mad Dog was Starship Enterprise. Those of us coming the right seat of the 757/767 couldn’t believe the FAA certified the plane.” The Mad Dog vs.Lindsay Lohan (1) Bo...Jump to post
Since the wars are conducted by USA military personnel doing the bidding of the USA government infrastructure - which is the Congress, Executive and Judicial branches - it is not prudent or fair to say the locals were abandoned by anyone other than the USA government. The judicial branch has virtua...Jump to post
The US has repeatedly gone on with wars and faux nation building. A lot of naïve defense and state department people persuade locals to fight our war and then are abandoned. And it is usually Republicans but not always who abandon them. Remember we fought and destroyed an admittedly semi-dysfunctio...Jump to post
I count eight —Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Luton, Stansted, Northolt, Biggin Hill, and Farnborough. Legacies of WW II, big city, main entry point for 60 million people and world wide presence of the old Empire. I’ve only missed LCY, did the training but never went. You sure get around for a Yan...Jump to post
We shouldn't have ANY gun laws. The country and the people will only be safe and sound once every man, woman and child is locked and loaded at all times. We can already see the evidence over the past two years as guns have flooded the nation at record pace. Guns are a warm blanket proven to bring p...Jump to post
Not a necessity at all, how often is this happening, once a century. Safetyism strikes again.Jump to post
I count eight —Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Luton, Stansted, Northolt, Biggin Hill, and Farnborough. Legacies of WW II, big city, main entry point for 60 million people and world wide presence of the old Empire.
I’ve only missed LCY, did the training but never went.
Yes, the old days, when the “Monfort Lane” was the left lane and you better get out their way. They must have done Greeley to NY in 25 hours. And that was in the ‘70s.Jump to post
In NORMAL, it looks at a slice 2700’ above and below the current altitude. In ABOVE or BELOW, it expands the above or below range to 7,000’ and retains the 2,700’ in the opposite range. Select BELOW, it looks for targets 7,000’ below and 2,700’ above, for example. There’s also inhibits at very low a...Jump to post
Quite a few checkpoints on roads bordering the Mexican border, I’ve seen them around Sierra Vista, Nogales and Tombstone. Also, seen impromptu stops just south of the Canadian border.
WRT 65 governors, tell that to the cattle haulers, I’ve been passed by them doing 80.
fr8mech wrote:ArchGuy1 wrote:On July 4, an SUV with seven people drove over the lawn at the Haskell Free Library
Was the SUV coerced by these seven people, or did it act of its own volition?
Read up on bi-national Derby Line, houses straddle the border.
https://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wall-bord ... d=37196875
26point2 wrote:We're on year 13 with our Global and still the original brakes. 4000+TT with 1500+ cycles. The brakes on a Global are VERY robust. A new set of brakes are in the $100's of Thousands.
Indeed, I remember gabbing over coffee, with -130 dudes when they were in ACC for a couple of years. What a disaster that was, they came after the toilet paper buy. All sorts of issues passed off, serious ones, because of funding. Even the -5 was that way at times. Former ACC bubbas from F15s were s...Jump to post
I know of Globals and Challengers have gone years between brake replacements, even a decade at 400 hours per year flying, tho.Jump to post
If it is an IFR circling approach, it is most definitely published and designed according a stanadard—TERPS, 8168 or some national standard. If the tower asks you to circle out of a visual, that’s a visual approach which are, mostly, unpublished. On a true IFR circling approach, the tower cannot ask...Jump to post
You might check this out.
I think the disappearance of light airplane check flying has made the most difficult work the freight stuff up in Alaska and Canada. Back when those folks were plying the skies in Barons and 210s with rudimentary, if even working, autopilots and nothing but dual VORs in all kinds of weather, that w...Jump to post
We have had fires in the past. They were large. PDT (my childhood airport) held a record in the summer of 1986 for most landings and take-offs at some point for some category. It was insane. I spent hours there that summer. We had a few Lockheed military aircraft land there to deliver fire trucks. ...Jump to post
Compare the safety record of King Airs to, say, the Citation Latitude or Challenger 300. The Latitude has one hull loss (Earnhardt) and with coming on 900 deliveries the Challenger hasn’t yet had a hull loss. VLJ’s record isn’t anything to write home about, either.Jump to post
I was thinking fractional ownership/on demand of a Cirrus Jet. At $2 mil with a single pilot and a parachute. Hardly burns any fuel. Way cheaper than PC-12 and Denali. Better ride than those and the Meridian. Uber for the near rich and business types! For $2 million, I’d much rather fly in a Part 2...Jump to post
Actually I bet he was having a ton of fun! Those are the approaches and landing that make the job fun. That was a typical NRT approach! Yeah, tons of fun, try 4 hours of touch and goes in a C-5 with winds like that; the engineer chiming, “1/2 knot within the crosswind limit, sir”. And teaching new ...Jump to post
I’ve stayed there, after it was rebuilt. Nice enough place, but when I asked if it was the hotel, lots of hushed tones.Jump to post
Boeing757100 wrote:Wow, that must have been both frightening and exhilarating for the pilots. Kudos to them and a true testament to the Queen's performance.
The Pilot was not having a lot of fun with that one. Great Vid Actually I bet he was having a ton of fun! Those are the approaches and landing that make the job fun. That was a typical NRT approach! Yeah, tons of fun, try 4 hours of touch and goes in a C-5 with winds like that; the engineer chiming...Jump to post
regarding the ATC staffing in the tower, I believe they have 2 on duty during the "off peak" hours. It could have just been bad timing that the 2nd controller was on a quick break (smoke/bathroom) or dinner. But its not unheard of for solo tower ops in small incriments at a busy airfield ...Jump to post
MrBretz wrote:Have the pilots given an interview yet? Do we know if they are OK? What was the extent of their injuries?