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by Varsity1
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 115
Views: 10039

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

Even if Denver were at sea level, Europe is too far. International will need destination + alternate (and maybe a second alternate) + 45min gas. Denver to Oslo Noway via great circle is 4036 nautical miles. The A321LR is sold at a maximum range of 4000 nm, and the A321XLR is advertised at 4700nm Pa...

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by Varsity1
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR Integration Challenges
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Re: A321XLR Integration Challenges

Just goes to show there is no competition in this marketplace. Both manufacturers are sold out for half a decade and one product isn't even flying.

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by Varsity1
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 115
Views: 10039

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

Triple connecting on a transatlantic ULCC?

Inhumane.

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by Varsity1
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16243

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Vanity jet turns into a lawn ornament.

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by Varsity1
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 115
Views: 10039

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

Even if Denver were at sea level, Europe is too far.

International will need destination + alternate (and maybe a second alternate) + 45min gas.

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by Varsity1
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 3809

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

Agreed, just a matter of time. You'll see it with cargo operators first. I suspect you'll also see it as an option in two-pilot aircraft as a safety backstop. When have cargo airlines done anything first? They have the lowest revenue, lowest costs, lowest block hours. They continuously fly the olde...

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by Varsity1
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 51945

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Sounds like they are going to order 50 321XLR's.

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by Varsity1
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6665

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

IIRC the LAA A319's have 27k CFM engines and obviously the sharklets which improve the field performance. AA also use these 319's to other airports needing the performance. AA bought these for their performance to supplement the 757. They were purposely the highest performance narrow body airbus ha...

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by Varsity1
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 12644

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

zuckie13 wrote:
It looks to me like they didn't end up sending that plane to CDG. Why couldn't/didn't they quickly rustle up a crew at DTW to finish the trip?


I don't think DTW is a 767 crew base, Just A330 and narrow bodies.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8535

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

AA's J seat is actually very good. It feels more private and less cramped than most.

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by Varsity1
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun
Replies: 20
Views: 3831

Re: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun

Originated in AMS

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by Varsity1
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments
Replies: 75
Views: 12448

Re: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments

Lots of posts about AA's 789 having only 30 J class seats, maybe AA should reconfigure he plans similar to Qantas. If the issue is the European routes don't need so many J class seats then AA needs two 789 configurations. AA needs to give themselves a chance in Asia with properly configured 787 air...

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by Varsity1
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR Discussion Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 32261

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR Discussion Thread

The wing is simply the biggest limitation for this airplane. When it was designed, the A320 weighed 155,000lbs. 58,000lbs less than the 213k of today.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 35091

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

How about exterior shock body type fuel tanks? Drop tanks even?

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by Varsity1
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 47486

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

PHL-DBV will go from 3x to 4x weekly in September. https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/06/american-ready-for-historic-dubrovnik.html Is one route having a reduced frequency so AA can run this extra flight or AA could have outright done it? They can do it. There is good slack in the wb fleets right now.

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by Varsity1
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 4293

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

US3 here. Hotels vary greatly. Most cities have a long overnight hotel (downtown, food within walking distance) and a short overnight (cheap hotel by the airport.) Pilots aren't compensated for any expenses other than standard per diem rates. Everything else (hotels, transportation) is arranged by c...

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by Varsity1
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44363

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

Europeans and Americans seem to lose their minds over these airplanes crossing the atlantic.

It will be interesting to see what other routes they are used for around the world.

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by Varsity1
Fri May 31, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9325

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

MCI has quite a few I think. 20 at least.

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by Varsity1
Fri May 31, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La compagnie a321 start date
Replies: 28
Views: 7967

Re: La compagnie a321 start date

It looks like the A321neo is operating its first commercial flight to Newark as we speak! https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DJT100 Why is the scheduled block time 9h02m? Looks like all other 757 flights where high 7hr range or low 8h. The A321 isn't fast enough to fly the NAT tracks (.80 mach) an...

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by Varsity1
Fri May 31, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12592

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

Space jet? Like Space Shuttle?

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by Varsity1
Wed May 29, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 841
Views: 121612

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Many citations are single pilot and we are getting to a point that insurance companies won't insure them to be flown single pilot, they crash far more often. Why do you think the airlines will magically be ok with this astronomically high accident rate?

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by Varsity1
Sun May 26, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?
Replies: 33
Views: 3926

Re: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?

DL, maybe. AA has a surprisingly premium fleet, especially the 777-300ER. 8F,52J,28PE.. It's about as premium as you can possibly get. Whole airplane has less seats than Delta's A350.. That's no different than UA 77W with 60J. NH 77W has the most premium seats on 77W: 8F68J. A bigger difference is ...

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by Varsity1
Sun May 26, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?
Replies: 33
Views: 3926

Re: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?

mattnrsa wrote:
Aren’t UA international planes already more premium-heavy than the ones flown by AA and DL?


DL, maybe. AA has a surprisingly premium fleet, especially the 777-300ER. 8F,52J,28PE.. It's about as premium as you can possibly get. Whole airplane has less seats than Delta's A350..

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by Varsity1
Thu May 23, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 245
Views: 18237

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Robert Isom is a snake and an idiot.

He is the one that feuded with Scott Kirby and eventually pushed Kirby out the door. His ideas only exist in the theoretical, because he has so little practical experience.

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by Varsity1
Tue May 21, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20214

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I'm not a lawyer, but if I didn't know they hadn't flown a flight in a week and booked a ticket for, say tomorrow...wouldn't that be a kind of fraud (representing for sale something you have no ability or anticipation of fulfilling)? The owners are basically fraudersters. They sign up for subsidize...

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by Varsity1
Sun May 19, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?
Replies: 20
Views: 5918

Re: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?

That blue is awesome!

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by Varsity1
Fri May 17, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20214

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

That's not remotely true. At my regional, upgrades are around 2 years right now. A captain on year 3 pay will be making in excess of $90/hr, and it will be over $95/hr on Jan 1. The top of our pay scale is like $150/hr. You definitely don't seem to understand the difference between a block hour and...

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by Varsity1
Wed May 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20214

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days Captains don't make 6 figures in 12 months. More like 65k. You're seriously uninformed in you think rj captains make 6 figures. Even a RAVN...

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by Varsity1
Wed May 15, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20214

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage rn. Replace small with LOW PAID. Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days Captains don't make 6 figures in 12 m...

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by Varsity1
Wed May 15, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20214

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage ...

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by Varsity1
Tue May 14, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 101
Views: 20214

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

The owners are SUPER cheap. Pilots checks have been withheld for weeks, invoices for airport charges go unpaid, fuel charges bounce.

The owner is a former Israeli fighter pilot and believes he's really hot sh1t and can do no wrong. Doesn't listen to anybody.

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by Varsity1
Mon May 13, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16228

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

On a similar note, India-US trade is booming. I suspect the movement of manufacturing will help DL's new service to India.

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by Varsity1
Mon May 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16228

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

The trade deficit was $350B in Chinas favor in 2017. Does the rest of the world think we Americans are going to allow this to continue? How do you think the Chinese are able to snap up real estate and other luxury goods in cash in other parts of the world? Did they suddenly find a rainbow with a po...

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by Varsity1
Mon May 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16228

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

The US citizens paying Boeing for not delivering planes to China because of Trump's policies. Makes sense I guess. Or how about addressing a MASSIVE trade deficit? But then, if you don't live in the US, why would you care? The trade deficit was $350B in Chinas favor in 2017. Does the rest of the wo...

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by Varsity1
Mon May 13, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16228

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports. The US citizens paying Boeing for not delivering planes to China because of Trump's policies. Makes sense I guess. Chinese citizens will pa...

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by Varsity1
Mon May 13, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16228

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Elementalism wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports.


WTO would slap them for illegal subsidies.


WTO has no jurisdiction over domestic affairs.

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by Varsity1
Mon May 13, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16228

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports.

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by Varsity1
Mon May 13, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103538

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

OKCDCA wrote:
I also continue to be impressed with the YV crews flying for Eagle. Always much more friendlier and inviting than mainline AA and other regional crews!



Really? The have notoriously poor OTP. The worst in the eagle system.

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by Varsity1
Sun May 12, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 3705

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

Curious....will the regionals ever open up to foreign labor to help the shortage?.... the majors are good because they take away from the regionals but nobody is replacing those pilots That's the last thing we need. Low wages created this shortage. There needs to be some pain felt by the companies ...

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by Varsity1
Sun May 12, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6713

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

So a post on a touching airline moment has turned into a full fledged affirmative action debate. Welcome to a.net What? No. A totally stupid moment, made of like 71% schlock, has turned into this. This isn't news. It's a complete yawner of a non-story. As it would be if it were any of the other ump...

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by Varsity1
Sun May 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6713

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

This would not be a story if this was a father and two sons being Delta pilots. This made news because it's three females in a position that is predominantly male. They are probably fantastic pilots and I wouldn't mind flying with any of them but there is no question that they are Delta mainline pi...

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by Varsity1
Sat May 11, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6713

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

Because if the story was about a father with multiple sons, you wouldn’t have heard it. But because it’s all females (who have an easier path to getting hired) it’s newsworthy Yep. People on the outside have no idea how socially engineered flight decks are these days. White males need 6x the experi...

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by Varsity1
Sat May 11, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6713

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

When I hired on in the early NWA days we had an anti nepotism policy. I guess those days are over. What if the son or daughter earns the position on their own merits? How do we know the DL daughter isn’t a highly skilled pilot who deserved to be hired? Because if the story was about a father with m...

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by Varsity1
Sat May 11, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6713

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

Y'all saying "nepotism" seem to not know what that word means. Here's a refresher from the dictionary: The practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs. Unless the mom's involved in the hiring selection and improperly biasin...

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by Varsity1
Thu May 09, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 102135

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Pilots have been notified that there will be a substantial growth in JFK departures (in their bid packets) this winter at AA.

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by Varsity1
Thu May 09, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 5723

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

AA feels like a better product in ORD. New 787's, A321's and 738's with sky interiors. Even the RJ's are mostly 175's and 145's. United is a hodgepodge of old 777-200's, 737's, 757's, crj-200's.. Let see...using FSDan's data that he complied last month: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php...

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by Varsity1
Thu May 09, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 5723

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

AA feels like a better product in ORD. New 787's, A321's and 738's with sky interiors. Even the RJ's are mostly 175's and 145's. United is a hodgepodge of old 777-200's, 737's, 757's, crj-200's..

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by Varsity1
Tue May 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12779

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

Not really. Flying over a country that launches missles without NOTAM’s is not a smart thing to do. The MH17 disaster is still a very sensitive subject in The Netherlands. There is still a debate going on why airlines where flying over the Ukraine when just days before missles where fired at milita...

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by Varsity1
Mon May 06, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 811
Views: 136383

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Regarding the theorized flight control degradation to direct law, could this mode of control result in the crew having reduced control input on approach and be a cause of the poor landing? Or put another way, would the crew be hampered by the direct law control inputs and thus have a bad landing? T...

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by Varsity1
Sun May 05, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 811
Views: 136383

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

This is what pilots get paid for. They don't go to training to learn normal procedures, but fires, failures, loss of controllability etc..

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