Hydraulic PTU ( power transfer unit ) in operation. With one engine shutdown and the electric hydraulic motor pump inop the operating engine driven hydraulic pump provides power to the other side. While not a standard procedure some pilots select the PTU to OFF when at the gate to avoid this. Someti...Jump to post
Let's see. On arrival I would recommend sitting on the left side so you get the first view of the west end of the Island and a good view of Brewers bay beach and the University of the Virgin Islands on short final. As a bonus you will see the original world war 2 era aircraft hangars and the north m...Jump to post
So do you want to fly them or do you want to fly in them?
I flew them for 3 years and I am certain that you can still ride on them for free however you must be willing to travel to the Caribbean. Temproary employment may be possible. Bring good hearing protection.
regards and let me know.
From the Swissair Flight attendant training manual. circa 1970. How to calm an agitated and obnoxious passenger ... Sir, you say that I am a terrible employee and totally incompetent as a flight attendant. I on the other hand think you are a wonderful customer and a good human being. However it is p...Jump to post
Go visit your local general aviation airport and hang out at the FBO's that advertise flying lessons. Talk to some of the students there. Take an introductory flight. My background is the same as yours and I did not go to Flight Safety or any big name schools. I learnt at the local mom and pop flyin...Jump to post
The assumption here is that any and all new transatlantic service will originate or terminate in AMS. I on the other hand strongly believe that the transatlantic growth for the wings alliance will come from the DTW airport to narrow routes using the 757-300. The likely possibilities are Munich, Manc...Jump to post
I flew NW 68 in Feb. The map came on during taxi out after the safety demo was completed. It was turned off during the first beverage and the meal service. Then duty free service came around. Right after that the movies began. The movies ended about a half hour before landing. In the last half hour ...Jump to post
Mankato is a good school. I did not go there but have had the oppurtunity to meet some ofthe aviation school grads and they sure were smart. It has a well respected aviation curriculum. FYI Northwest partners with Mankato State and hires interns for many different projects at their training faciliti...Jump to post
I have seen an ATA L-1011 takeoff and land at MDW. The flight originated in SJU and was routed via MCO to MDW. Certainly the L-1011 is larger than the 757-300. Runways at MDW are 500 feet shorter in total length and with a displaced threshold on 31C the landing distance available at MDW is about 530...Jump to post
Well...I hope AA makes up their mind soon so they can get a good Minnesota sized whooping from Big Red.
Personally I think the expansion wil come more in the form of Regional jets operated by Eagle and destinations like Duluth, Sioux Falls, Fargo, will be the first.
let the games begin
Go to the airport 10 days a month. Home everynight. Fly to warm spots in the winter and to the west coast in the summer. Fly with fairly senior crews and see the same faces again and again so it feels like a family affair. Turn wrenches on my car and on light airplanes in the spare time so I am cons...Jump to post
Hey forget the pay.
How about all that glamorous free travel, fancy hotel rooms, delicious free airline food, a snazy uniform, sleeper suites on longhaul flights, duty free liquor, and should I even mention the great SEX.
And to think that I do it for the money.
Actually that is what this thread should be called.
So instead of expanding their own flying they are going to give their paxs to China Air in return for shared revenue. Is it my imagination but is DAL headed towards a virtual airline when it comes to pacific flying.
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The NRT A320 flying serves the very important purpose of retaining the new slots awarded for the new runway at NRT. To that extent it probably will not matter if the flights do not operate profitably. At some time in the future these slots will be usable by widebodyaircraft. In the meanwhile if addi...Jump to post
AirDD Cannot tell you the average age but I will tell you as I have said before on the forum that the youngest dc-10 at NWA was built in 1989 and is about a year younger ... newer... than the first 747-400 at NWA. Relax ... and enjoy the experience. All the transatlantic aircraft are dc-10-30 series...Jump to post
Avilitigator. The possibility that the AF aircraft was an A - 319 vs an A-320 at UAL. The A-319 calculates a final approach speed about 5 knots less than an A-320. Without going into the technical details I will say that the a320 compensates for headwinds and wind gusts slightly differently than the...Jump to post
Flying rumored to start in May 2002. Pusan, Taipei, Shangai. The a320's are there to keep the slots for NWA till the runway has the ability to accomodate widebody aircraft. Not enough flying for a Japan base. Maybe a TDY assignment similar to the one operated by UAL and the 767 flying out of HKG. I'...Jump to post
Grandma sitting in the middle seat in row 22 is the only judge of the likeability of the airplane. Everything else is chaff.
What I am trying to say is that the customer is the only and final opinion that matters. Not the builders, designers, or flyers.
Not speaking for the a320 or the 757 but the 727's used by the NWA charter ops guys are specially configured for corporate / luxury travel. The big guys love the redone interiors and the amenities such as massage tables, video monitors and vcr's, and huge seats. Not sure what the other airlines use....Jump to post
Singapore Airlines...well at least the flight crews.Jump to post
This was my point exactly. It's quite the same for me. I meet all the profiles until I open my mouth ( or I am in uniform and show my ID ). Theni it's not a problem. It never has been a problem with my co-workers and thusfar no passenger has asked for my deplaning. Maybe I should blame my ancestors ...Jump to post
Bove, you are misguided. However answer this question please. I asked this question on this forum a week after 911 but got no response. I am surprised ? What if the pilots on the US Airline looked Middle Eastern ? Would you deplane the pilots ? You do realize that the pilots at the US Airlines come ...Jump to post
Speaking for the a320 only...Prior to engine start the electrically operated hyd pump conducts a self test. As the engine starts up and the engine driven hydraulic pumps are energized there is a transfer of hydraulic power. The sound is similar to a barking dog leading many to wonder if there is a l...Jump to post
I believe the 747man hijacked this entier thread and caused a lot of unnecessary heartburn. However I am surprised that no one answered my earlier query. How would you feel ( particularly if you feel the kind of patriotism that 747man feels ) if the pilots on your next AA/UA/DL/NW/CO etc flight were...Jump to post
Nice posts all. Here is something to think about... All major US carriers have pilots who are of Middle Eastern or Far Eastern descent. How will the public react when these pilots appear at the controls ? As a second generation American of Indian origin I am yet to find out since I have not flown si...Jump to post
FA's can jumpseat on the FA jumpseat at NWA. They can book this seat for their use upto 10 days in advance. Many use it for communting to or from work. Cockpit jumpseat is available to FA's only when there are no paxs on board. No average number on the deadhead. Most deadheads will occur on charter ...Jump to post
Lots of short haul trips domestically. example: An MD-90 can fly 9 domestic legs in a 14 hour duty period and therefore carry 900 passengers ( approx ). At the same time a NWA 747-400 can carry only 400 passengers from DTW to NGO. Sorry but it has nothing to do with the paint scheme(s) RegardsJump to post
I must disagree and speculate that this route will not last very long. Many attempts have been made to fly ORD - DEL nonstop in the past and so far none have succeeded. The problem is simply that the tickets on this flight will cost 20 - 50 percent more than a one stop thru Europe. Therefore the lim...Jump to post
The DC9-10 ( short body ) aircraft will be the last aircraft remaining at NWA when the fleet is finally retired. This is because these particular aircraft have the lowest cycles of operation at this time. Most of these aircraft were operated as VIP aircraft in their earlier years and their airline u...Jump to post
Define best paid please.. OK if it is rate of pay for aircraft then DAL pilots hold the baton for now. However rate of pay is not everything. For example, if your current employer doubles your salary then that is a payraise however if the condition for doubling your salary is that you must work 14 h...Jump to post
RAAFcontroller you are incorrect. The Airbus flight controls are a demand load factor and roll rate. The pilot input signals a required roll rate and when the stick is released the aircraft returns to a 0 roll rate. i.e. the bank angle does not increase or decrease anymore. To level the aircraft you...Jump to post
Calm down Bud, Go back and read my message. I personally think that the DC-3 is the best. My post simply states the attitude prevalent with the Far East and Orient travelling public at large. Like examples are that Coke vs Pepsi, IBM vs Compaq, Mercedes vs GM The point being that image means a lot a...Jump to post
The 747 aircraft is very popular and widely used in and out of the Pacific rim. Any other type of aircraft is considered inferior. Any carrier who is serious about doing business in the Pacific relies upon the 747 to convince the travellers there that it is a safe and comfortable means of long haul ...Jump to post
456 10 years ago NWA started flying to AMS. Prior to that the European presence was minimal compared to PanAm and TWA UAL etc. Routes before the KLM alliance were cities like FRA LGW CDG and also some Scandinavian destinations. NWA is better known and respected as Northwest Orient Airlines and one o...Jump to post
just an example... NW 498 ORD-DTW is late arriving at destination. The continuation of NW 498 to BOS departs DTW on time with passengers on a different acft. ATC will not allow 2 acft with the same call sign in the system at the same time. Therefore DTW - BOS is renumbered as 498W( whiskey ) regardsJump to post
OK SESGDL we know you are very smart. Traditionally NWA had remained a three pilot and 3 engine or more airline prior to merging with Republic in 1986. All overwater ops are performed by DC-10 or 747 now as they have been many years now. The 757 and a-320 along with the dc-9 and 727 are the domestic...Jump to post
The JFK - NRT flight is a loss leader for every airline that operates it. However airline credibility in Asia is greatly enhanced by the presence of this route. The hope for the airlines is that there are enough premium passengers to allow for a breakeven operation. Cargo is a plus however cargo yie...Jump to post