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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 03, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri
Replies: 32
Views: 1472

Re: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri

Simply amazing what humans of all ages can do when put in this horrific situation. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/06/29/boy-scout-amtrak-train-derailment/ Not so amazing where good upbringing is common and considered a parent’s duty. Any number of locations, I’m looking at you LA, NYC, ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 02, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL Offers $10,000 Each For 8 Volunteers To Leave Overbooked GRR-MSP Flight
Replies: 18
Views: 2480

Re: DL Offers $10,000 Each For 8 Volunteers To Leave Overbooked GRR-MSP Flight

My old employer required the boarding pass to prove travel. Wrong boarding pass, denied boarding money was their’s.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 02, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract
Replies: 29
Views: 4014

Re: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract

Does the public feel bad for guys making half a million dollar a year? Are you speaking fron Knowledge of the fact or supposition? A senior Capt. AT FEDEX makes $335.00 per flight hour. amd as pilots can only fly 1000 Hrs MAX per year? It does NOT ass up to half a million You need to know about cre...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 54
Views: 1789

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

Senators, as opposed to Representatives, represent states, pretty clearly written. The House is equally divided, by the way, and represent the population. It’s designed to require government build consensus, not steamroller a one-sided fix. Politics should persuade, not dominate, inform voters as to...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Colleges to Become a Commercial Pilot?
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Colleges to Become a Commercial Pilot?

I was paired, at C-5 training, with a kid who had went to ERAU on full flight school program. Then, selected to UPT by Dover Reserves. Our IP, the DO, asked about tuition, about $100,000, about 30 years ago. He was astounded, “you could have been a doctor, instead of a crew dog”. For an American, lo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract
Replies: 29
Views: 4014

Re: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract

/\ This. And to expand a little bit, FedEx and UPS used the pandemic to book record profits. Meanwhile, their pilots faced serious QOL issues being quarantined in substandard Chinese government-run hotels after flying trips to China. The food provided in the lockdown hotels looked awful, too. Yeah,...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 54
Views: 1789

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

Congress is functioning exactly as the voters who voted in the members wanted it to act. Laws are passed when there is consensus to act in the population by their electoral choices. America is divided on the issue of carbon regulation as shown by the Congress. When the consensus arrives by both par...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract
Replies: 29
Views: 4014

Re: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract

Corporate headquarters? Like the other labor groups, people do not care unless it affects them directly. Until my package is late/ my flight is cancelled it does not make a difference to anyone. No one is saying"oh those poor pilots are picketing, they must be underpaid and overworked". D...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream IV FLCH IAS Modes
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Gulfstream IV FLCH IAS Modes

https://youtu.be/c_I9uPIW1c0
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Here’s a link to Honeywell video on PFD.

https://youtu.be/c_I9uPIW1c0

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream IV FLCH IAS Modes
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Gulfstream IV FLCH IAS Modes

S in speed is Autothrottles, A in ATs is which channel, 1 or 2 is active. Are you a simmer?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 54
Views: 1789

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

This ruling revolves around Congress' original intent in defining the standard of Best System of Emission Reduction (BSER), to be used by the EPA in regulating pollutant output by power plants. As originally written, the intent was to evaluate an individual plant's achievable pollutant reduction, a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 54
Views: 1789

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

This ruling revolves around Congress' original intent in defining the standard of Best System of Emission Reduction (BSER), to be used by the EPA in regulating pollutant output by power plants. As originally written, the intent was to evaluate an individual plant's achievable pollutant reduction, a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 54
Views: 1789

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

This Supreme Court is full of suicidal maniacs with no idea of what "it" is . They don't understand the "spirit" of a law. Only BS interpretation of semantics. They might as well be grammar Nazi's. “Semantics”, in other words, the words of the law matter. There’s no “spirit”; th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??
Replies: 24
Views: 1692

Re: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??

That’s a deployment—France, non-stop to KSUU; next day non-stop to PPT. The RAAF took delivery of early F-18s, non-stop from Miramar to Williamtown.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream IV FLCH IAS Modes
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Gulfstream IV FLCH IAS Modes

Are you sure about the locations of throttle, lateral and vertical mode annunciations? I just looked at a Honeywell on YT and it shows A/T left, Lateral left center, Vertical modes, right center. Is IAS in white or magenta?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No scope clause changes and no new E1-175 replacement beyond 2027 ?
Replies: 71
Views: 9862

Re: No scope clause changes and no new E1-175 replacement beyond 2027 ?

I undersand flying a CRJ is no easier or harder than a 737. In fact, the CRJ is probably going to a smaller runway, and has more takeoffs/landings per day. If pilots get less money flying a CRJ than a 737 because is "it's a smaller plane" then that applies to mechanics of regional jets to...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream IV FLCH IAS Modes
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Gulfstream IV FLCH IAS Modes

Not Gulfstream guy, I flew Globals, so I’m guessing and didn’t see anyone trying to answer. The autothrottle mode should be THRUST and vertical FLC, but again, not a GLF/Honeywell pilot. Try having the altitude selector at some higher altitude.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?
Replies: 38
Views: 1486

Re: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?

Where in Art 1; Section 8; does Congress have an enumerated power to control personal behavior intrastate?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??
Replies: 24
Views: 1692

Re: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??

They always need refueling. Overwater they’ll need refueling to ensure divert range. I don’t know the plane, but any long trip, like that will have tankers. The tanker also carries what’s called in the USAF, the Enroute Support Team—spares, techs to turn the fighters during each stop. I’ve done it i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream IV FLCH IAS Modes
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Gulfstream IV FLCH IAS Modes

Where’s the altitude set at? The current level, higher or lower?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??
Replies: 24
Views: 1692

Re: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??

I was thinking of the fighter drag, not the A400. Yes, your idea on the A400 is about right. The six Eurofighters would go with the A330 and be quicker, or would be in the USAF.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do some jetliners need to level off after takeoff climb to build speed for flap retraction?
Replies: 25
Views: 5859

Re: Do some jetliners need to level off after takeoff climb to build speed for flap retraction?

Is this an AEO or OEI case? Every plane at the WAT limit with an engine inoperative will level off to accelerate, AEO not usually.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??
Replies: 24
Views: 1692

Re: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??

Is the A-400 refueling the drag or an MRTT? Drags usually try for more than 8 hour day. MRTT with chicks in tow in the middle to upper 20s would true 420-440 knots including refuelings. So, call it 4000-4500 nm per leg. Pre-position fighter crews forward and two duty periods with 12-16 hours crew re...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??
Replies: 24
Views: 1692

Re: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??

stratable wrote:
That sounds like one heck of a journey. Any educated guesses on how many hours/days it will take to get from Germany to Australia with all the in-flight refueling and tech stops?


Turkey to US east coast took 3 days in an A-10 drag—stopping at LETO and LPLA. I’d guess 5 thru US, PHIK and Australia

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 57
Views: 4118

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

I doubt Best Western is serving real maple syrup.

Yes, a nasty cartel up north.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??
Replies: 24
Views: 1692

Re: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??

Probably Fiji, less likely Pago Pago in American Samoa. Not unusual for military flights to use civilian airfields, faster service, no use of on-base billets. In this case, right downtown in minutes, great hotels, restaurants and not out in Miramar.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?
Replies: 38
Views: 1486

Re: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?

Until the 50s, maybe later, nominees didn’t even meet the Senate Judiciary Committee, no circus at all. The present circus is all on Teddy Kennedy and, yes, Joe Biden.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri
Replies: 32
Views: 1472

Re: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri

Naked eyes should be sufficient and call for the train to stop in time in most cases when speed of the train is below 79mph aka current US regulatory requirement for in cabin signaling according to my memory? A train can take well over a thousand yards to stop. The problem is that you can't do emer...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri
Replies: 32
Views: 1472

Re: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri

How do you eliminate the level crossings? Tunnels? Overpasses?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10409

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Unionization is, indeed, a large part of the reason for pilot’s high incomes, but the downside is it creates a “winner-take-all” market. Many will do nearly anything to get the golden ring—hence pay to fly schemes, large cost of training, low wages in the entry levels. A freer market would level out...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2742

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Do US citizens of Iranian origin have the same right under 2A. I assume they do. Would be interesting to see if they commit more or less acts of violence than in Norway. Also do they have more guns per capita than other US citizens. Last question, if I visited the US would I be allowed to Carry?. L...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No scope clause changes and no new E1-175 replacement beyond 2027 ?
Replies: 71
Views: 9862

Re: No scope clause changes and no new E1-175 replacement beyond 2027 ?

Why not bring these operations in house? Why do American legacies need a third party company to operate smaller aircraft? Mom-American carriers such as Ethiopian Airlines operate everything from prop jets to 777s. It would seem that both sides would benefit. The pilots wouldn’t be competing with pi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 57
Views: 4118

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

Do you know the price of real maple syrup? It won’t be in the free buffet, let’s just say that at $30:a quart.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10409

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Pilots, like every other worker, are worth exactly what the buyer deems reasonable, totally unrelated to their standing in the income distribution. In the US, lots of pilots at legacy carriers (Big 3+WN, UPS and FDX) make north of $400,000. Heck, FDX and probably UPS had a few break 7 figures. If th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde time spent at max thrust with full reheat
Replies: 29
Views: 2647

Re: Concorde time spent at max thrust with full reheat

That’s how the SR did it—the dipsy-doodle off the tanker.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reaches Tentative Agreement on pilot contract
Replies: 47
Views: 6189

Re: United reaches Tentative Agreement on pilot contract

Can technology replace the 2nd pilot in <50 seaters? soon https://theaircurrent.com/technology/fedex-and-sikorsky-quietly-begin-single-pilot-tests-for-cargo-airliners/ Single pilot would require full automation and a pilot-qualified on the ground—not happening in RPT. A second pilot is cheaper than...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reaches Tentative Agreement on pilot contract
Replies: 47
Views: 6189

Re: United pilots union approves New contract

Asking for a friend, what is median total compensation for mainline capt and FO these days.. 300 and 200? Clearly the high end has moved above 300 and is aiming for 500. Asking because there are many types of compensation in these bargaining situations, retirement payments, profit sharing etc. Capt...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 1594

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

Auto correct, yes latitudes, not altitudes.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 1594

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

Inertial reference systems already do everything in True oriented to the geographic North Pole, the FMS has algorithms to apply magnetic corrections to true headings so the pilot sees magnetic. Old INS systems worked and displayed in True, which is easier to work with in some ways. GPS only senses p...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s
Replies: 52
Views: 6234

Re: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s

If pilots are flying airline transport, they should be airline transport certificates, simple. It’s not a 1500 hour, it’s an ATP rule.

Renslow had much less than 800 hours when hired and numerous checkride busts.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde time spent at max thrust with full reheat
Replies: 29
Views: 2647

Re: Concorde time spent at max thrust with full reheat

Burners were only on KJFK for about 1 minute, canceled for noise, then basic engine up to the transonic checklist with AB selected abound .93 and maintained until M1.7. Climb rate was higher than 1000-2000fpm, likely around 3000fpm while climbing to M1.7. All this from Bellerophon’s post years ago i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10409

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

You are talking if a time period 40-50 years ago when your father flew. It was his choice to go into aviation. If he missed your recital or little league game you should have had that conversation with him to choose a different industry where he could be home to listen to your complaints. The reali...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any good U.S. domestic first/business products?
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: Any good U.S. domestic first/business products?

In the US, if you’re looking for good first class, charter a Gulfstream or Global.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 1594

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

In the end, it’s second nature.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s
Replies: 52
Views: 6234

Re: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s

I imagine we will be hearing from the colgon famailys soon, theay have stayed active in defending the 1500 hower rule, and for that i am thankfull. The colgan pilots who each had 2000+ hours. The rule needs to be reviewed and all these people skirting around it proves why. These 135 jets will be fl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s
Replies: 52
Views: 6234

Re: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s

A bet the faa will not like this if every airline starts doing it. It’s a clear loophole in the refs being exploited. Either deny this or lower the pilot mins. There’s no logical reason why this is safe for a rural city in Kansas and not for anywhere else Also this will only help with FOs. You will...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s
Replies: 52
Views: 6234

Re: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s

No. Part of the value in this that the pilots will already be trained on the crj when they get to 1500 hours. Also I see a subfleet of 3-4 old aircraft potentially spread around the county as a reliability challenge to say the least I could see AMR and UAL doing the same thing even if UAL only did ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to balance high school, life, and PPL training
Replies: 8
Views: 1064

Re: How to balance high school, life, and PPL training

Had part-time flying jobs, which connected me to an ANG unit that sent me to UPT. Admittedly, that’s an American’s experience many years ago. That still goes on to this day. 2 of the flight ops interns when I did my internship at SWA became military guys, 1 got his hookup by a SWA pilot who's in th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 1594

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

Yes, we bank to start the turn the plane in the shortest direction. The autopilot will, too, but we slew the heading bug.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10409

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Alaska, AA, Delta, SWA. All contracts with the unions are up for renewal. United has a new proposal that comes out Friday. Will be interesting. If it’s a good deal then the pressure will be ramped up. Airlines are now making money so pressure will be put on the airline to get contracts settled. The...

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