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by YSAPW
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 61
Views: 5916

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

Cool, I did not know that you could be flying both passengers or cargo, depending on the roster. Do you need some special training to do that? I mean: the airplane flies the same, but some additional training regarding carrying people vs cargo (I don’t know, for example how to handle an emergency if...

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by YSAPW
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 7735

Re: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues (unconfirmed)

The last of the 3 aircraft was released quite a few weeks ago. Considering this was the first time this issue had been discovered (even after an SB came out to prevent this issue years ago) on any E190 so yes, it took significant time to work it. 2 of the a/c had findings during heavy checks, the 3...

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by YSAPW
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 61
Views: 5916

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

Thanks for all the replies. Most of them are interesting reads. Since some questions are related directly to the actual cargo flying, would some of the cargo pilots share some worthy anecdotes regarding the cargo they were actually flying. I guess most of us would never imagine certain things that a...

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by YSAPW
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 61
Views: 5916

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

This was an interesting post. I was thinking about all the guys/gals I flew with and remembered that everyone came from somewhere different. There were all branches of the military, furloughed pax carrier pilots, civilian pilots of every type. So I guess one may "become" a cargo pilot but...

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by YSAPW
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 61
Views: 5916

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

This is really interesting. Thank you for all the replies. I am not really sure why, amongst my love for aviation, the cargo world has ever fascinated me. Many of the things that have been said here, I had no clue about. A question for the guys that fly heavy cargo planes: how many seats are there u...

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by YSAPW
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 61
Views: 5916

Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

Many times, I stumble upon pictures of cargo airplanes on this site. Indeed, cargo industry (in the airplane world) is a big deal, but it’s not so ¨mainstream¨ as the passenger side of airplanes – therefore we don’t get so much info about it. Nevertheless, cargo operations have always intrigued me, ...

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by YSAPW
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can't planes fly faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 3837

Re: Why can't planes fly faster?

If the question is why airliners don't cruise at higher Mach - it's just drag and fuel. Also, with the advent of long range ETOPs, the designers have to optimise the payload-range diagram for a lower MTOW, pushing them to slower speeds to get the same range you might have achieved by carrying a lot...

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by YSAPW
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can't planes fly faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 3837

Re: Why can't planes fly faster?

Well. It is an interesting topic indeed, but as stated above, easily explained in a technical way. Nevertheless, 'going faster' is something we humans keep thinking (dreaming) about, i guess.

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by YSAPW
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can't planes fly faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 3837

Why can't planes fly faster?

Hello community! Even though a member who has been reading the site for a while, this will be my first post. Recently we have been reading a lot about 'new planes' and much revolves around them, which is natural; for example 778-X, A350, etc. Therefore a lot is discussed regarding the improvements t...

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