It always surprise me that many pilots, and experienced ones at that, still think the limit is 250 kts below 10 in US airspace.
It's quite clear in the regulations that the limit is “250 kts, or flaps up clean speed, whichever is higher ".
There are 3 Crosswind landing techniques in the 777 FCTM, all 3 of which I have taught hundreds of times in the simulator. Decrab Land in crab Sideslip (wing low) Sideslip is what the aircraft does in an autoland. Flying crosscontrolled from about 500 feet, but is quite difficult to correctly coordi...Jump to post
I believe EK has a separate seniority list for the freighters that inhibits going from pax to freight but technically there is little difference between flying either aircraft other than some non normal procedures directed at smoke/fire/fumes removal. Many operators in the past have not distibguish...Jump to post
No extra pay for any holidays.
Considered a normal working day.
I haven't had a Christmas Day off in 4 years. This year I has 1 day off between Christmas Eve and Jan 2nd.
. But there's an equally valid school of thought that says if there's an aborted takeoff requiring evacuation or something to that effect, it's better to have the cabin already lit to facilitate evacuation. When everybody needs to be out of the plane within 90 seconds, wasting 5-10 of those seconds...Jump to post
2. Premium-economy introduction to be introduced in Dec 2020 when the delayed 777X is expected to come into service.
Cameras are on the belly and the fin normally. Terrible pic but here's the 777 "forward" cam. The 777 down camera probably just looks like a little porthole in the bottom of the fuselage. https://cdn.airplane-pictures.net/images/uploaded-images/2013/9/24/322750.jpg That's the nose gear ca...Jump to post
The FAA will mandate AoA vanes on 727/757/767 be changed due to icing causing spurious stick shaker warnings. -------------- Reports of nuisance stall warnings triggered by frozen angle-of-attack (AOA) vanes has led FAA to mandate replacement of the parts on Boeing 757s, 767s and 727s. FAA, in a not...Jump to post
That is illegal - exit rows mus be occupied: The newly introduced point (a) of AMC1 CAT.OP.MPA.165 clarifies that at least one seat on each side in a seat row with direct access to emergency exits (not staffed by cabin crew members) should be occupied by passengers during taxiing, take-off and land...Jump to post
BravoOne wrote:This is a technical question?? As nws2002 stated above is how it works. Sometimes they add a fragrance as well.
The equipment for flying routes over places like Northwestern China isn't that specialised btw. You just need to provide O2 to the pax for 45 minutes (IIRC) instead of the normal 15-20. So most, if not all, A350 or 777 I suppose could do it. Normally the main actual equipment difference is bottled ...Jump to post
Looking at their pay scale and estimating the cost of a new type rating, you are looking at something like 3 to 4 months salary for a new hire FO to cover the cost of the rating. So in other words, if the grounding is going to be more than 4 months, laying them off and hiring non-rated pilots after...Jump to post
keesje wrote:Sam is a nice guy liked by all the crews of all the airlines. That enables him to connect, get in everywhere and get great pictures & insides.
All is not what it seems... The crew based in the French bases of Marseille and Bordeaux are transferring to French labour contracts, from Irish ones. There have been issues with the payroll and tax logistics of this. All the French based crew are now being transferred to the Malta based AOC being f...Jump to post
In theory, you are correct. However, if you turn the thumbwheel to -1000' it begins to descent and almost goes to capture the selected altitude. I've spent longer in holds than I'd ever have liked too, and I've never seen a 1000fpm descent rate capture quickly. The logic will give an ALT capture at...Jump to post
The Oztronauts down in Australia still use that pronunciation. Along with "day-se-mal".Jump to post
keesje wrote:As said height / ILS track is managed by thrust, keeping IAS constant.
Seems to be an LOI for the 77F's. Any word on proposed delivery timelines ?Jump to post
Dalmd88 wrote:Tartarus wrote:Max Q wrote:Nice cabin but what on earth are Pilots doing working on this project ?!
Those are engineers. Certain engineering grades wear epaulettes.
I found that strange also. I've only seen that in the shipping world.
Nice cabin but what on earth are Pilots doing working on this project ?! Those are engineers. Certain engineering grades wear epaulettes. I don’t understand Why are they dressed in pilot uniforms? They're not pilot uniforms. They're senior engineer uniforms. Notice the bars on the epaulettes are na...Jump to post
Ground idle on the GE90 is about 21% N1. This is usually a sufficient amount of "breakaway" thrust to get it moving under most conditions, as long as there's not an uphill slope or soft tarmac. At MTOW, I'd usually add a little, up to maybe 26 or 27%, just to get it moving, then reduce to ...Jump to post
. There were customs (in the sense of checking the movement of goods) checkpoints on significant road and rail crossings up until the 1990s and even these have now disappeared. The harmonisation of trade arrangements within the EU did this and also extended the freedom of movement to the other 26 E...Jump to post