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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and flight 261's aftermath
Replies: 28
Views: 6146

Re: AS and flight 261's aftermath

I may be wrong but I’m pretty sure they were one of the first US air carriers to take on a modern and functioning SMS program. I’d assume that had something to do with changing culture post accident.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)
Replies: 44
Views: 5492

Re: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)

That, and people likely didnt want to be on a Q400 that long. On another note, that really couldn’t have been a money maker for them. Running the Q out to the edge of its range and keeping the speed up affects the profitability, no? Especially when you essentially have to tanker fuel to get it out ...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)
Replies: 44
Views: 5492

Re: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)

I recall the Q400 holds about 11,500 lbs of fuel and burns about 2,500 lbs total each hour at normal cruise of about 365 knots. YOW-MLB is 1059 NM. As a starting point, not factoring winds, 1059NM/365Kts makes a 2.9 hour flight. Round it up to 3 hours and thats 7500 lbs of fuel. Add another 500 or s...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has anyone every heard of SkyHigh airlines?
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Has anyone every heard of SkyHigh airlines?

I’m just wondering, would Sky High Airlines have a stronger future with the A320N or the 737Max?

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Regional Startup Airline / Aircraft type choice / Graduation Thesis
Replies: 15
Views: 1405

Re: Regional Startup Airline / Aircraft type choice / Graduation Thesis

I get some of those unpressurized jets discussed a few weeks back and try to buy the Pan Am name to slap on the side.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 20201

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Thanks everyone for posting updates .. I am scheduled to fly from Bozeman, MT (bzn) to SFO on Sept 20th on United 623 after staying in Yellowstone. For the last 2 days the flight would change to 2.5 hours delay during the day than depart with a 5 hours actual delay. It woukd really help if United w...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 20201

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Thanks everyone for posting updates .. I am scheduled to fly from Bozeman, MT (bzn) to SFO on Sept 20th on United 623 after staying in Yellowstone. For the last 2 days the flight would change to 2.5 hours delay during the day than depart with a 5 hours actual delay. It woukd really help if United w...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Full brakes or rudder
Replies: 23
Views: 2941

Re: Full brakes or rudder

A strong crosswind will somewhat lead to your example, although not intended by the pilot.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Charter @ EWR on 8/15
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: UA Charter @ EWR on 8/15

Bears charter. Same flight number going back to ORD tomorrow after the game.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL and Thunderstorms
Replies: 10
Views: 1742

Re: PHL and Thunderstorms

They handle it by allowing you to push, then give you a major re-route while taxiing to the runway which then requires a gate return for more fuel. Not sure why they can’t just give it to you with your clearance and avoid the hassle. I asked once and was told “you don’t know how it works here.”

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the horizontal stabilizer of a Dash 8 droop?
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Re: Why does the horizontal stabilizer of a Dash 8 droop?

Q400 has a hydraulic elevator and rudder. That’s why it doesn’t droop on the ground when the hydraulic systems are online.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information
Replies: 24
Views: 4611

Re: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information

Usually the FO will say “I checked earlier, we are going to 33 when we get in.” Then enroute, we’ll receive a gate assignment of 35 over ACARS. Then when we land, ramp will say “I’m showing gate 37 and it’s occupied.” Then we’ll sit in a hold pad and wait for it to get all sorted out.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?
Replies: 25
Views: 2680

Re: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?

I would have called Skywest dispatch and DEMAND to know what’s going on. Demand I say.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity
Replies: 24
Views: 5018

Re: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity

Hot brakes usually stem from residual high temps from the previous landing. 5700 foot long runway, at least for an Airbus, means hot brakes on landing. You might get them cool enough to take off, (under 300 degrees C, Airbus) but it’s not uncommon for them to hit 300 or above again on the next take ...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recirc Fans/ engine start
Replies: 9
Views: 1880

Re: Recirc Fans/ engine start

Can only speak for the A320 series at my property, but per procedure, we never turn off the ‘cabin fans.’

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue May 28, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15918

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

How long did retraining take for a 747 pilot → 777/787? Probably some online training and a handful of training sims, then maneuvers validation sim, and a LOFT sim. Do some time in the plane on OE and you’re good to go. It moves pretty quick these days. I don't think so, from 777 to 787 or vice Ver...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue May 28, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15918

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

ManoaChris wrote:
How long did retraining take for a 747 pilot → 777/787?


Probably some online training and a handful of training sims, then maneuvers validation sim, and a LOFT sim. Do some time in the plane on OE and you’re good to go. It moves pretty quick these days.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ERJ 145 status
Replies: 34
Views: 6573

Re: United ERJ 145 status

2002-2006 is old for a Barbie Jet. Remember when they came out? They were called the ‘Disposable RJ.’

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.
Replies: 61
Views: 14233

Re: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.

Sounds like everything should grind to a halt until we can get to the bottom of this tragic event experienced by someone who said something to someone else that wasn’t even there and then took it to the masses. Come on man. It’s flying. Bumps and chop happen. I already can’t wait for the next one of...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6243

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

Because they are old school and don't like change. Can't say I blame them. Look at all the change now. Place isn't what it used to be.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Do Cockpit Crew Do on Long Haul Flights?
Replies: 44
Views: 6171

Re: What Do Cockpit Crew Do on Long Haul Flights?

move to Tech? What we normally do is load a foreign language learning program into EICAS or ECAM. The default second language in EICAS is Chinese, and the default second language in ECAM is French. The primary language in ECAM is also French, although German available on special order. There are di...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PAE An-124 Spoolup
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

Re: PAE An-124 Spoolup

I remember seeing an An-124 perform the same run up on ATL’s 27R with a long line of departures. They then held subsequent departures because the An-124 was reported as barely climbing and real slow across the ground.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to quick descent idea
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: What happened to quick descent idea

Doesn’t work so well when you get a lot of “descend via, except maintain *xxxx* altitude” clearances.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight makes emergency landing after cabin pressure (failure) leaves passenger bleeding from ears
Replies: 31
Views: 8261

Re: WN flight makes emergency landing after cabin pressure (failure) leaves passenger bleeding from ears

Back at the regionals we frequently ran unpresssurized to 10,000 feet and it was never an issue. Huge difference in flying unpressurized and losing a cabin at a high psid Of course there is. They didn't lose a cabin at high psid. How high do think their psid was if they knew they had a problem righ...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight makes emergency landing after cabin pressure (failure) leaves passenger bleeding from ears
Replies: 31
Views: 8261

Re: WN flight makes emergency landing after cabin pressure (failure) leaves passenger bleeding from ears

Back at the regionals we frequently ran unpresssurized to 10,000 feet and it was never an issue.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fully Loaded Airliners
Replies: 13
Views: 2548

Re: Fully Loaded Airliners

A320-200, no ACT’s installed.

One flight that stands out was an early 2018 west bound transcon with very strong headwinds. We left full in the back and we didn’t leave any bags or cargo. The fuel tanks were topped off, which with the conditions that day came out to 42,400 lbs of fuel.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 14005

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

scbriml wrote:
It was planned at one point, shortly after the F-101 executive jet was proposed. Sadly, neither came to be.


Post of the year right here.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?
Replies: 37
Views: 3744

Re: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?

Heck yes! TSA can oversee the operation.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 47
Views: 9797

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

I think emiratesdriver's remark about the PF being demoted was about the 521 incident, not about the NCL rejected landing in the vid. Incorrect, the NCL skipper was dead-headed back to DXB the next day and is currently offline pending consequences. Sounds like old school pilot pushing to me. No tha...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the story behind this private 747?
Replies: 17
Views: 4103

Re: What is the story behind this private 747?

I’m pretty sure The Sands big rigs have high end gaming available enroute over International Airspace. So that’s one way to subsidize the operating costs.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 5781

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

Right at the Airways/A West merger JHW BDF PIT LAS SAT. Red eye RJ on the LAS SAT segment.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot ejection in cargo aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 5260

Re: Pilot ejection in cargo aircraft?

I always thought it was because the military wants to protect their investment in the pilot they've trained. In commercial ops, you just bump the next folks up in seniority and hire a couple of new hires at first year pay.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would TWA still be operating if 9/11 didn’t happen?
Replies: 24
Views: 3152

Re: Would TWA still be operating if 9/11 didn’t happen?

Hopefully you don't put too much weight into any of the replies you receive.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ‘No access to overhead bins’ for basic Economy
Replies: 32
Views: 4575

Re: ‘No access to overhead bins’ for basic Economy

Avoid flying United basic economy at all costs—it is living hell. Our travel agent screwed up and my wife and I were put into basic economy on a 737-900 of UAL from SFO to IAD. The arm rests are locked and do not go up and it is so tight in those seats you cannot move a muscle. I have taken over 1,...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"
Replies: 55
Views: 9584

Re: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"

The original CRJ was swapped for an ERJ-175, made it further than halfway, turned around, was re-swapped for a CRJ: Everyone got a refund for the leg and a $300 voucher, so I'm not bashing United...just wondering what happened? Bonus here's the message from the App: "Your 2:13 p.m. United flig...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 6825

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

Turns out a lot of airports have good public transportation options. Case closed.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 18544

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

I hope you are being sarcastic. If they had "great situational awareness" they would have recognized the error and taxied to the correct takeoff position. You may want to read up on Comair 5191. This could have easily ended the same way. Great situational awareness? Sounds pretty poor to ...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)
Replies: 38
Views: 3728

Re: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)

ATA767 wrote:
I would not guess B6, more like F9 :-)



How old is that rumor? (F9) At least 5 years old? If it hasn’t happened by now.....

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 4253

Re: AS launches SEA-PIT

I remember when PIT had express services. Now it’s an expressed served airport. It’s done.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 4099

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

According to their website, Eastern Wings Airlines claims to be flying a fleet of *passenger* “State of the Art B-727’s”.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board
Replies: 41
Views: 4687

Re: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board

We'll see how all the combined thoughts pan out in a few years. But I bet its no where near the level of spew occurring from you all now.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UM Mishap on F9 DSM-MCO Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 2408

Re: UM Mishap on F9 DSM-MCO Flight

dmg626 wrote:
Can there be a separate category for all the complaints about x airline topics, it gets old after a while


As well as separate categories about air returns and diversions.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 417 iad to fra flew with broken flap (8/4/18)
Replies: 24
Views: 7483

Re: LH 417 iad to fra flew with broken flap (8/4/18)

Sounds like the Captain said too much to the passengers. Now it ends up on the internet.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TriJet engine question.
Replies: 21
Views: 3080

Re: TriJet engine question.

I never flew a trijet but I know the power setting on the 727's middle engine is different from the other 2 engines. I'm sure many people on this forum can elaborate as to why that was. Edited to say the 3 engines are all the same make and model. I came across some new start up in Iowa (via a rabbit...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)
Replies: 77
Views: 20418

Re: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)

sgbroimp wrote:
Wouldn't he be approaching the age/seniority level where move up to Capt. would be expected?


The legacies are ripe with senior FO’s who are happy to sit right seat international widebody versus fly left seat on a mostly domestic narrow body schedule.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200 Ferry OGG-TUL
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

Re: AA 777-200 Ferry OGG-TUL

Big Rig trouble.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s
Replies: 30
Views: 6280

Re: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s

In a nut shell, Allegiant is run more bare bones than Delta. Bare bones all the way through. A place like Allegiant will operate to FAA minimums whereas a place like Delta will operate above and beyond FAA minimums. At my previous carrier, they were a bare bones operator. Eventually our fleet was tr...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7469

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

1: It’s totally possible for a flight crew not to know how many/much bags/cargo are or aren’t on the airplane. We don’t go down and check. Even if we did, how long would it take to count and check all of it? How would it be addressed in a CBA? That’s why there’s FAA approved W+B programs. The FAA h...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternate Airport for KLAS
Replies: 20
Views: 2704

Re: Alternate Airport for KLAS

Thanks for your replies so far. Being a pilot I doubt LAS needs an alternate >95% of the time, so they likely dont list one. If they had to go anywhere suspect its an online station like ONT being the closest. But they need to file an Alternate in there flight plan or i'am wrong? Was just curious w...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7469

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

1: It’s totally possible for a flight crew not to know how many/much bags/cargo are or aren’t on the airplane. We don’t go down and check. Even if we did, how long would it take to count and check all of it? How would it be addressed in a CBA? That’s why there’s FAA approved W+B programs. The FAA ha...

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