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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about brake and rudder pedals.
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: Question about brake and rudder pedals.

Thank you. So there's a little art to the maneuvering of the foot to push the top for braking action, and full on for the rudder. Check (for pedal on each side). I don't think I worded that correctly, was thinking there was an inner/outer pedal, but I get it now! Thank you!! There's a little art, y...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about brake and rudder pedals.
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: Question about brake and rudder pedals.

There's a little art, yes, but it isn't super difficult. The PF will typically have his feet "up" on the rudder pedals for taxi. You can then pivot your foot forward to brake (pressing the top of the pedal to pivot it) and push with your heels to steer. The pedals are interconnected, so w...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A question about crew bases
Replies: 27
Views: 1940

Re: A question about crew bases

How did it work for non-U.S. FA bases? I seem to recall UA had bases in London and possibly elsewhere pre-Covid. Presumably that would be based on a bespoke local pay scale rather than just a local currency equivalent of the U.S. rates? Can’t say about London, but at EA and AA, paid local South Ame...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 55
Views: 11588

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

They aren’t getting deactivated. They aren’t being armed for takeoff period. It’s not noticed until you bring the thrust up through 60% N1 and you realize A/T isn’t taking it from there. It’s just a simple whoops moment where the pilot monitoring just sets appropriate thrust manually. Unfortunately...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A question about crew bases
Replies: 27
Views: 1940

Re: A question about crew bases

As an EAL captain related about commuting, I missed the last Shuttle back to BOS a few times and stayed at the LGA Marriott after convincing my wife A300 pay would pay better and we could do some home upgrades. A crash pad was cheaper than the Marriott (IIRC USD 75 a night back then), so I got a nea...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about brake and rudder pedals.
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: Question about brake and rudder pedals.

And, my Aeronca Champ had a steerable tailwheel, but brakes were used on a ramp.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 55
Views: 11588

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

Just had this question pop into my head, Airbus’ own aircraft has a feature on the throttle pedestal, where you position the throttle levers over a detent (?), you press then autothrottle button on the A/P control panel and the autothrottle takes over. Did airbus add that feature to the aircraft wh...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 55
Views: 11588

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

On the Globals, which is nearly identical and also Collins, you arm TO with the side-mounted TOGA buttons, the cue sets at a set pitch angle. AT is armed, line up, cleared to roll, press the rear buttons on either throttle to ENG AT and away you go. If you want, advance the throttles and at 60 (or 8...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 55
Views: 11588

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

I am not seeing where the switchgear in question is in this picture. That said, would it not be a hell of a lot easier to change the shape/type of switches under an AD? Make one a red rocker*, the other a black paddle switch? *Sammy Hagar approved Right in the center of the FGC, between 227 and 990...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 258
Views: 52723

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Perhaps it is time to develop Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) for planes if speed is below V1? Why? What would it have done here? AEB would create another layer of both benefit and hazard. An impeding collision would have to detected looking only at the active runway surface, not looking that ta...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 55
Views: 11588

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

...As the article said, there is not much they can do now unless Airbus decides to redesign the panel and recertify it, which they'll try to avoid as much as possible of course. Awareness will be raised during regular training and hopefully it reduces incidences to an acceptable level. I am not see...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 55
Views: 11588

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

Francoflier wrote:
Do the G6000 have it? They seem to have the same p/b layout as the A220.

Also, what is the guarded switch below the AP / AT / FD(?) switches? It's hard to tell from the pictures.


Nope, no AT button on any of the Collins Globals

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 258
Views: 52723

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

The data doesn’t provide any information on whether the crew could get it airborne at or below V1. Very risky call to try to get airborne, if you do make contact with the obstacle, it’s gonna be Linate again.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 55
Views: 11588

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

That’s weird, the G7500 and earlier G6000 have nearly identical panels EXCEPT we don’t have an AT button.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 55
Views: 11588

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

I mean, if you hit the TO/GA button on any Boeing aircraft it technically engages the autothrottle… Right but is it normal procedure to engage it during the ground roll? I’m no 737 pilot so it baffles me why one would even touch AP or AT on ground roll and mistake one for the other. The auto thrott...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 55
Views: 11588

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

Same on the Collins, not sure why pilots are fiddling with the FGP on the roll, no need to.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 258
Views: 52723

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

That's more to do with if the computer decides there is not enough runway to safely stop. Not for collision avoidance. Could the computer be set up to do this? Maybe using the weather radar to determine the runway is not clear? Or does the weather radar not work this way? Doesn’t work that way and ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A question about crew bases
Replies: 27
Views: 1940

Re: A question about crew bases

I commented to NYC and BOS until EAL collapsed in March of ‘89. Never again, just ground commuting twice a week discouraged me from going back to an airline and air commuting to,ORD, MSP, DTW or DFW was out of the question. Too much wasted time. I flew elsewhere, finished with a good retirement.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will we see a US low-cost long-haul carrier?
Replies: 14
Views: 888

Re: When will we see a US low-cost long-haul carrier?

In addition, US people don’t travel internationally because there’s so much in the US to see. For Europeans, where countries are smaller than our states, meeting people who speak a different language; crossing borders for the beach or to ski is second nature. I’d attribute that as much as vacation t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 149
Views: 6875

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Can we try to stop being quite so negative on this ? Yes, the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar was corrupt, but it is what it is. The absence of beer is not a disaster and few would claim a human right to drink alcohol.... when in Rome, do as the Romans do. There were far worse abuses of human ri...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 149
Views: 6875

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Demonstrating a belief is fine, IF it’s acceptable in that country. I don’t believe Qatar has a right to protest for foreigners. Accept their rules. I'd be very surprised if there's any law in Qatar banning the wearing of a rainbow hat or armband. Do you really think freedom of speech and display i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BUF-BOS on DL A321 & Related Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: BUF-BOS on DL A321 & Related Questions

Business flyers like frequency. Meeting ends early, jump on the early PM flight instead of the evening flight.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 121
Views: 14459

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

You don't have to thread your way through duty free shops that cover the whole concourse in the US. Shopping at airports always amazed and baffled me. I don’t want to be carrying around purchases; I have what I need which is why I pack and check a bag; and a lot of it is available in a city for les...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 258
Views: 52723

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

But the left reverser opened, wouldn't that make the spoilers deploy? And with the right engine and MLG detached severed the lines and hydraulic pressure was lost allowing the spoilers to retract. Throttles brought to IDLE should deploy the spoilers immediately. Whether hydraulics were pressurized ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 258
Views: 52723

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Perhaps it is time to develop Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) for planes if speed is below V1? Why? What would it have done here? AEB would create another layer of both benefit and hazard. An impeding collision would have to detected looking only at the active runway surface, not looking that ta...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 58
Views: 3157

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

You're presenting the exception as if it were the rule. Sure such things do happen, but comparable things happen in private business too. You leave the impression that you would prefer total anarchy. Is this true? No, not anarchy, but less government than now and certainly one incentivized to be co...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air refueling while banking
Replies: 13
Views: 1565

Re: Air refueling while banking

Yes, but the reference is the center of the boom, regardless of type. The idea being in the heart of the boom’s envelope, so it didn’t change with receiver. In the A-10, we didn’t use the lights much, just look at the boom at a glance. But in the C-5 you could t see the boom, so the lights were used...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?
Replies: 21
Views: 996

Re: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?

QFE. Gross... :lol: The one thing I really wish the entire world would agree on is altimetry. QNH vs mmHg is no big deal, but metric drives me up the wall. Get the clearance in metric. Read back. Convert to feet. Crosscheck with the other guy. Set in feet. Adds a bit to the pucker factor when you'r...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 121
Views: 14459

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

There's a reason why they're called "(Air Chance)" After all the previous incidences, it's a shame that their operating license hasn't been revoked. Very weird... I’ve flown them several times, yes, their record is not as great as other carriers and been subject to BEA recommendations. Th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 149
Views: 6875

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

I would leave where your system of ethics existed and never return. Hope your employer hasn't yanked your passport! That's a thing that happens in Qatar too. Look. It shouldn't come down to mere chance - a "lottery win" of birth, as you put it - to simply be allowed to be GalaxyFlyer. Or ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 149
Views: 6875

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

The diversity idea requires one to accept other people’s/nation’s diversity—it’s their country, their circus. Accept or stay away, don’t try to impose your beliefs elsewhere. On whom are they imposing their beliefs? They are stating an opinion. Having and demonstrating a belief != imposing a belief...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?
Replies: 21
Views: 996

Re: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?

I was always told from my flight Safety classes many many years a go the the US. uses 18,000' because it's half the atmosphere=500mb. When I went to the airlines I don't remember them saying much except the separate levels in Europe and other places. The oddest was Almaty, KZ where you descended on...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 58
Views: 3157

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

Pay attention, politicians of EITHER party are given money for protection from government regulation. The administrative state, that is, the Executive branch, promulgates in the Federal Register laws everyday. Campaign money buys protection from regulation or buys access to expenditures regardless ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 58
Views: 3157

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

Pay attention, politicians of EITHER party are given money for protection from government regulation. The administrative state, that is, the Executive branch, promulgates in the Federal Register laws everyday. Campaign money buys protection from regulation or buys access to expenditures regardless ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?
Replies: 21
Views: 996

Re: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?

I was always told from my flight Safety classes many many years a go the the US. uses 18,000' because it's half the atmosphere=500mb. When I went to the airlines I don't remember them saying much except the separate levels in Europe and other places. The oddest was Almaty, KZ where you descended on...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 149
Views: 6875

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

That’s just saying I’ll only except my ethics, your’s are, by definition, intolerant and wrong. Guess what, many millions do not accept your idea on ethics, including Muslims. What differing ethics on the LGBTQ ethic would you accept? You know, I bet if my system of ethics was "GalaxyFlyer sho...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 149
Views: 6875

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

I should have posted “only accept” my ethics. It’s their country, after all. I don’t, for a minute, believe their ethics would be acceptable in the West, just as they don’t embrace ours—it’s diversity. Still the world is wondrous large,—seven seas from marge to marge— And it holds a vast of various ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 149
Views: 6875

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

No. Tolerating intolerance is intolerance, not tolerance. You’ve got it backwards.. The diversity idea requires one to accept other people’s/nation’s diversity—it’s their country, their circus. Accept or stay away, don’t try to impose your beliefs elsewhere. That’s just saying I’ll only except my e...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 149
Views: 6875

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

The diversity idea requires one to accept other people’s/nation’s diversity—it’s their country, their circus. Accept or stay away, don’t try to impose your beliefs elsewhere.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Wing separated from plane before deadly crash in Snohomish County
Replies: 6
Views: 2727

Re: NTSB: Wing separated from plane before deadly crash in Snohomish County

You can over G it and break the wing, could be hidden damage, could be work incorrectly done by Raisbeck.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 258
Views: 52723

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Yes, but this is Peru, not a third world country. …(mind you, I believe the first two worlds were the western and eastern blocs during Cold War). They were. Switzerland, Finland, and Sweeden were all “Third World Countries”. Most of the other countries in that list were developing countries, which ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could San Juan build another airport?
Replies: 29
Views: 3178

Re: Could San Juan build another airport?

Rosie Roads a long drive to downtown San Juan, about an hour unless the roads have been dramatically improved over the years since it closed.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 121
Views: 14459

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

In the US, remote parking is unheard of for passenger flights. In the rest of the world, it common. I hate getting off the plane via stairs, dash into the bus, ride to the terminal, then find your gate, only to get another bus ride. I mostly check my bags and never had one damaged; probably half do...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could San Juan build another airport?
Replies: 29
Views: 3178

Re: Could San Juan build another airport?

Considering PR’s finances, unlikely.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 121
Views: 14459

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

As a US pilot who has flown a good deal of international over 30+ years, I’d agree with a lot of that. I flew USMIL and corporate, not international airline, but even almost 40 years ago, US airline flying was a busy, rushed exercise. I’d come from 5 years of corporate domestic and couldn’t believe ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR flight following and Class D airspace
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: VFR flight following and Class D airspace

Nope, IFR with Salt Lake center handed off to Sun Valley.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air refueling while banking
Replies: 13
Views: 1565

Re: Air refueling while banking

In the photo above, see the two black tracks near the boom end on the fuselage? Those are director lights-up/down, in/out. You get two green lights in the center of the envelope. There are limit switches which disconnect as you approach the boom limits. Can’t say how big the envelope is, but on a ba...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR flight following and Class D airspace
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: VFR flight following and Class D airspace

We had a crew told “possible pilot deviation” on a late hand-off to a very busy local controller. Remote airport inundated with bizjets due to rich men’s climate conference. Short inquiry settled it, but the contract tower did pass it to the FAA.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 22, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 121
Views: 14459

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

Funny, I’ve received sat comms on weather, flight plan info overwater, even over that area. A dispatcher could have communicated with AF 447 by satellite link. Radar coverage had nothing to do with communication by dispatcher, if there were one.

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