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by seatrump
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EMB120 vs SF3
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: EMB120 vs SF3

Ah I think your “handle” has caused someone an anxiety issue here LOL. . So the handle comes from where I live and the fact that I play the Trumpet. It's one I've used for 15 plus years but yes I realize it's unfortunate in this day and age. And also, that some people might believe I like ass (whic...

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by seatrump
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EMB120 vs SF3
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: EMB120 vs SF3

I have 5,000 hours in the EMB 120. Solid airplane that could handle anything but made a pilot out of you on the landings. After the Air Midwest crash the FAA put the weights up and we could rarely get more than 27 people into them. (Had 30 seats). Also you wanted to treat the props well as an oversp...

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by seatrump
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Toronto Island (CYTZ) Runway 8-26 The Shortest ILS Equipped Runway?
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Is Toronto Island (CYTZ) Runway 8-26 The Shortest ILS Equipped Runway?

I couldn't find one, but I wonder if there is an airport in Norway that might have one. Lots of short runways there with airline service. I found one, Mo I Rana that has a Localizer DME and the runway is 2,700. Could not find one with a full ILS, but didn't look that hard.

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by seatrump
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 50179

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Doesn't WN have 737 Classics stored which they can return to service while the MAX situation is resolved? Who would fly them? The pilots are all now MAX/NG certified. Since the FAA didn't approve a classic/NG/MAX cert, the pilots had to give up the classic cert to fly the MAX. Once given up, it as ...

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by seatrump
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 116
Views: 18662

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

Will be interesting to see how SBP-DFW does on weights. Have flown SBP-SEA multiple times and it is frequently weight restricted.... That's surprising with ELV at only 200' and 6100' runway. Are there engine-out climb requirements at SBP or is it for SEA wx alternates? Runway has a 1% upslope depar...

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by seatrump
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United starting Stockton-LAX service in 2019?
Replies: 53
Views: 8193

Re: United starting Stockton-LAX service in 2019?

As others have said, utilization is not what it used to be. It's not uncommon for long sits at the regional level. Also allows one crew to overnight instead of two so there is a cost savings there.

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by seatrump
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 116
Views: 18662

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

Will be interesting to see how SBP-DFW does on weights. Have flown SBP-SEA multiple times and it is frequently weight restricted....

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by seatrump
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 14857

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

There is blame all the way round. Would it have killed the son to stay with Mom until she got on the flight? He was already at the gate. This is especially true if the old lady didn't have a cellphone or was unable to use one to call him after he left. Additionally, the porter looking after her take...

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by seatrump
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't Shannon Airport called Limerick Airport? Would it benefit from being called the latter?
Replies: 24
Views: 3355

Re: Why isn't Shannon Airport called Limerick Airport? Would it benefit from being called the latter?

Shannon is my home airport. It has a long rich history. It was a really busy super important refueling stop for all manner of transatlantic airplanes for many years until the range of those airplanes eliminated the need for the stopover. It was never built to service Limerick as at that time for eco...

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by seatrump
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 62
Views: 16550

Re: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off

Overheating brakes at only 110 knots seems a bit odd as that’s quite below normal V1s. Hot brakes? Of course. Hot to the point of needing intervention beyond just waiting? Eh? Glad no one was hurt! Any maximum performance breaking is going to make the brakes super hot. Especially on a very heavily ...

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by seatrump
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 632
Views: 69639

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

amcnd wrote:
SkyWest has 4 aircraft ruffly flying DAL-DCA/LGA... those routes end soon. So that will shift 4 aircraft basically west. So they will have access to add flights somewhere... we should know soon..

Those airplanes are already scheduled. Mostly they are doing DAL-SJC, SFO and LAX.

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by seatrump
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Skywest Pilot Line Schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 2450

Re: Skywest Pilot Line Schedule

The short answer is that a pairing or a trip will be built for one partner only. So crews will not generally fly for multiple partners on the same day. If flying a 4 day trip, all flights on that trip will be for the same partner. This is for a variety of reasons, not least of which is so that IROPS...

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by seatrump
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7629

Re: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!

Guys, weights on airplanes are all guesses anyway. Summer weights for pax are 190lbs which includes any carryons they have. How accurate do you think that is... Now, with 150 pax, 3,000lbs of bags were probably forgotten. Even if these numbers were input and then not loaded, it's going to represent ...

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by seatrump
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time
Replies: 48
Views: 8349

Re: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time

Alaska had been flying MKE-SEA for a couple of years. It's 1473nm but often directly into headwinds in winter. I have flown it dozens of times clocking up 5:17 of flight time once. March 11 AS starts STL-SEA on the 175. 1486 nm. Blocked at 4:48.

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by seatrump
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 11133

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

Have a luck at the landing at 2:25 in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI9YthsaL6g That's how the rudder should be used to keep the airplane tracking straight. Though it looks far less dramatic, those pilots are the ones that have it together. The ones in the example in the first video got...

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by seatrump
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 11133

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

It is quite definitely sped up. Play it at 50% or 75% on youtube and it looks closer to being accurate. Also, that's a dreadful landing. You are supposed to use Rudder to keep the airplane flying straight. They didn't do that. If they couldn't do that then it's the definition of unstabilized and sho...

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by seatrump
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion 2017
Replies: 330
Views: 30200

Re: Washington State air service discussion

Skywest goes where AS tells them. They don't use their own ground equipment at any of the AS stations, it is all handled by QX or their ground handlers. Over the coming months, the CRJs will phase out but more 175s are coming.

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by seatrump
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 17681

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

I liked it a lot. I smiled and laughed. If it gets people to watch the safety video once or twice then it's done it's job. If you dislike it you are in a very small minority judging by the ratio of likes to dislikes on Youtube.

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by seatrump
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest applies for Turks & Caicos
Replies: 42
Views: 7270

Re: Southwest applies for Turks & Caicos

I lived in PLS for two years and still maintain a home there. The issue with PLS is parking spaces at the terminal. There are only 9 spaces for jet aircraft, and one can only handle a E-190 or smaller. There is no parallel taxiway but there are FAR more than 4 arrivals or departures an hour. With th...

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by seatrump
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!
Replies: 194
Views: 39389

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

US Pilot and FA unions, supported by the major carriers, are meeting with Donald Trump today in an attempt to get him to reverse the DOJ/DOT approval of NAI on the basis that this is stealing US jobs. Given this is a cornerstone of DTs policy and likely to appeal to him as a quick win if reversed, i...

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by seatrump
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question — Transitioning From Airbus FO to Captain
Replies: 7
Views: 2808

Re: Question — Transitioning From Airbus FO to Captain

It's the same for all airplanes, not unique to Airbus. Generally as an FO you will fly the airplane with your right hand, that's where the trim switch, ap/fd sync switches and PTT switches are. Also keeps your left hand free for the throttle, radios and everything located on the center console. Then...

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by seatrump
Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pucker factor in airline simulators
Replies: 7
Views: 1787

Re: Pucker factor in airline simulators

It depends on what you mean by pucker factor time. The entire time we are in the sim we are being watched and checked. If your performance is not good enough you can fail the event which can lead to a number of outcomes but almost always includes extra training and checking which, apart from being i...

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by seatrump
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial pilots and flying ability.
Replies: 17
Views: 3565

Re: Commercial pilots and flying ability.

Half of all pilots are below average.

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by seatrump
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016
Replies: 261
Views: 32822

Re: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016

I'll make a prediction that this isn't over yet. There's another bump in the road coming... =================================================================== I'm fairly certain that in order to get the operation back on track they used up a huge portion of their reserve crews which will mean they...

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by seatrump
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL599 BOS-ORD Oddly Low
Replies: 8
Views: 3120

Re: UAL599 BOS-ORD Oddly Low

I can guarantee that it is because one of the AC packs was deferred. That is the only time a jet would fly that low unless the rides higher were horrible. But if everyone else was at standard altitudes that day then I would wager large sums of money that this airplane had only one functioning pack!

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by seatrump
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Removed From Flight Due To Weight Limitation
Replies: 65
Views: 19155

Re: Passenger Removed From Flight Du Weight Limitation

This is standard at my airline also to remove a passenger. They will ask for volunteers first, if none, the agent will go find a no-status passenger on a low fare and have them dragged off. If we were to remove up 7 bags instead we now have 7 pissed off pax instead of 1 and we have to deliver all of...

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by seatrump
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc
Replies: 52
Views: 6013

Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

I once flew YYJ to FHR in a 172 with a total of 3 people on board.... Cleared immigration and customs in FHR upon arrival. That's pretty small.

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by seatrump
Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Push-back while cabin not prepared
Replies: 25
Views: 7853

Re: Push-back while cabin not prepared

Can't speak to Europe but in the US that is a violation of FAA regulations. The Flight Attendants would have action taken against them by the FAA if it came to light (and the pilots too if they were aware). At my airline we can't request a pushback until the flight attendant verbally confirms the ca...

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by seatrump
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any experiences with Air China
Replies: 26
Views: 3382

Re: Any experiences with Air China

If it's a big price difference, it's fine. Food not great, Chinese pax not the best plane-mates as a generalization.

Flew them many times in China, once long-haul (PVG-SYD). They have many expat Captains so don't be surprised if your Captain is an American.

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by seatrump
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL hopes to resume ATL-PVG
Replies: 59
Views: 8006

Re: DL hopes to resume ATL-PVG

I flew ATL-PVG three times back in 2011, always in Business. Never close to full up front. One day, the wheels up to wheels down was 15:08, my longest single flight to date. I was on PVG-NRT a couple times a month for 5 years. ALWAYS full up front and seemingly in the back. They weren't all going to...

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by seatrump
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ and ERJ performance in very cold weather
Replies: 24
Views: 4820

Re: CRJ and ERJ performance in very cold weather

The issue with the polar vortex that happened in 2014 and 2015 was that the CRJ-100/200/700/900 and ERJ-135/140/145 don't have performance data when the temps get below a certain temperature. Nope. The CRJ 100/200/700/900 in which I hold type ratings, have performance data down to -40c (actual temp...

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