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by 737tanker
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineer examining engine on landing
Replies: 25
Views: 3800

Re: Engineer examining engine on landing

TWA's contract with the IAM required a licensed A&P to meet every flight. Very-expensive. Something they tried for years to change. Advantage was that when something was wrong, there was somebody actually competent to fix it pretty-fast. But usually totally-unnecessary. A lot of airlines still ...

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by 737tanker
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5324

Re: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols

Thanks for telling me what my own experiences are. Glad you’ve been next to me during every one. I’m not accusing ATC of putting safety at risk, it’s the PIC’s responsibility. But don’t play dumb. We’ve all heard the response “what do you need it to be?” when inquiring about certain weather conditi...

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by 737tanker
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How intensive is the g force training is required for a cargo pilot?
Replies: 27
Views: 2266

Re: How intensive is the g force training is required for a cargo pilot?

If you are looking to avoid Gs and ejection seats you should look into the USN or USMC. They do their primary training in the T-6 then their advanced training is done in the T-44. That sends them into the P-8 for USN and the C-130 for USMC.

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by 737tanker
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about vertical separation
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: Question about vertical separation

Also if one aircraft is operating VFR and the other is IFR you only need 500 ft separation

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by 737tanker
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single pilot flight decks
Replies: 48
Views: 2777

Re: Single pilot flight decks

bluecrew Striking in the US airline industry is not like striking in the US trucking industry. First you have to be in contract negotiations then to have reached such an impass in negotiations that a Mediator has been called in to meditate between the Union and the Company. Once the Mediator believe...

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by 737tanker
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421896

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

MassPort is making it difficult for GA to fly into BOS. You’re going to have to give 72 hours notice, can’t park for more than 4 hours, and no overnight parking.

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by 737tanker
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?
Replies: 51
Views: 3997

Re: What airlines will go bankrupt next? And why will they go bankrupt?

Southwest because the MAXs are still grounded and the NGs will probably be grounded due to the cracks being found in the “Pickle Forks”

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by 737tanker
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts
Replies: 35
Views: 8585

Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Last week I flew on WN from BWI to MCI and back. On both flights I was given a bag of pretzels and a bag of crackers.

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by 737tanker
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What's Going On? Egyptian C-130 In Baltimore
Replies: 14
Views: 9146

Re: What's Going On? Egyptian C-130 In Baltimore

Foreign governments also use military aircraft to transport items needed for their diplomats,

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by 737tanker
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Career Change Into The Commercial Aviation Industry
Replies: 12
Views: 3084

Re: Career Change Into The Commercial Aviation Industry

You may also want to look at the Fractionals such as Netjets, Plane Sense, and XOJet.

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by 737tanker
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 63
Views: 7805

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

PIT has a Hilton connected to the Terminal by a walkway. In fact if you are leaving the Terminal to go to the passenger parking lot you walk past the hotel.

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by 737tanker
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights diverted to Dulles IAD yesterday
Replies: 16
Views: 3133

Re: Flights diverted to Dulles IAD yesterday

The smart move is often divert as soon as the situation deteriorates (TRW close in, SN generates plowing delays, etc.) go to the alternate, get fueled, save crew duty day (CDD) and be back in the line at the front instead of the end. Circling is wasted time unless it is clearly fast moving storm or...

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by 737tanker
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 or WN?
Replies: 22
Views: 3704

Re: B6 or WN?

I love when people say SWA doesn't charge change fees. They just charge you the difference in fare. And as a former SWA CSA, those fare differences are generally higher than any change fare at an airline unless you buy an Anytime or Business Select ticket. :spin: But at the other airlines they also...

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by 737tanker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines retro jet?
Replies: 20
Views: 4152

Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

That would be a big NO. Also we’ll be lucky if they keep the 2 Classic Southwest color or any of the Canyon Blue.

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by 737tanker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS
Replies: 25
Views: 4095

Re: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS

On 9/11 the Terrorists that hijacked the BOS flights arrived into BOS on a flight that originated in PWM.

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by 737tanker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of Regional Airlines in the U.S. and Labor
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: History of Regional Airlines in the U.S. and Labor

When the Regionals started they were called Commuters and were mainly flying PA-31s and C-402s. Later they upgraded to 19 seat Turboprops. Due to the Vietnam War there were a large number of military trained pilots so the Majors were about 90% prior military. Those at the Majors didn’t want their bu...

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by 737tanker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no high-speed exits at KSAN?
Replies: 25
Views: 4262

Re: Why no high-speed exits at KSAN?

What would have helped KSAN was when the Navy left Miramar it should have been converted into the airport that the airlines use leaving KSAN for corporate and other GA. Just like in Kansas City with KMCI and KMKC. For it to happen now you would have to find a place for the Marines to relocate to. A ...

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by 737tanker
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 49834

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

Even after Boeing comes up with a fix for the MAX and the training for it is approved by the FAA it will take a minimum of 75 days to train all of the WN pilots. Per the WN CBA with it's Pilots the Union has 15 days to go over any computer based training to determine suitability and pay (the pay is ...

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by 737tanker
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 15490

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

QXAS Your Number 5 is incorrect. If there was a crew on AS 348 in the back they would have been on duty. I don’t know what the AS CBA states but FARs only allow a crew to be on duty a maximum of 14 hours, even less based on The time of day that the duty started. So even a crew riding in the back fro...

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by 737tanker
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?
Replies: 43
Views: 12933

Re: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?

It's not an issue on the -800...it's the 737-900 that needs a tail stand. AS has them in all stations and tries to mitigate their use by unloading the rear pit first to keep weight in the forward pit during deplaning. But at times, deplaning will be held for a minute until the agent is notified tha...

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by 737tanker
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 15347

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

airtrantpa wrote:
Deltabravo1123 wrote:
micstatic wrote:
Sharing rooms seems cheap and something the workers wouldn’t accept.


But they share hotel rooms......


wn crews do not they get there own rooms

WN Pilots and F/As each get their own rooms. The pilots even get their own room during training, even as new hires.

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by 737tanker
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 49
Views: 5733

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

Up until very recently, the decision by Southwest not to charge for bags was driven by the fact that their system did not allow them to charge for bags (effectively, at least). This may change in the future, but for right now, they have crafted a brand/image of low fares, low/no fees. (Even though ...

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by 737tanker
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals
Replies: 30
Views: 4442

Re: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

and minature horses Sorry...what? :shock: The ADA states that covered entities "must modify their policies to permit miniature horses where reasonable". Good luck accommodating a miniature horse in the aisle of a 737! :lol: Source: https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm A few years ...

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by 737tanker
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 104216

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

It’s unbelievable to know you don’t need a key or password on the screen to start these birds Try getting into a john deer loader and starting it It’s going nowhere without the four digit code inputted first It seems we could do better than having no security code at all. Entering one code would en...

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by 737tanker
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 50th Anniversary jet?
Replies: 16
Views: 2493

Re: SWA 50th Anniversary jet?

The original Silver One was not painted at all it was polished aluminum and it did require many man hours to keep it highly polished. When they did paint it silver it ended up looking a dull grey. Additionally the interior had maroon leather seats with carpeting to match when the rest of the fleet h...

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by 737tanker
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army buys a 777 to blow it up
Replies: 45
Views: 10051

Re: US Army buys a 777 to blow it up

The US army wouldn’t respond to any domestics us terorrist incidents. I'm sure in certain circumstances they would. They cannot, the posse comitatus act does not allow the regular Army to intervene at all domestically. The National Guard and the Air National Guard are the only ones who can operate ...

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by 737tanker
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports that require that the captain land the plane
Replies: 18
Views: 2849

Re: Airports that require that the captain land the plane

When WN flew into DET it was a Captain only landing. For WN SNA is a Captain only takeoff, which means the First Officer is normally the one doing the land.

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by 737tanker
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was this a breach?
Replies: 25
Views: 1301

Re: Was this a breach?

How do you know that the pilot wearing the 4 stripes wasn’t a Jumpseater and not the Captain of the flight. I operated many flights where the jumpseater (who is in uniform) left the jumpseat and stood in the forward galley for over 30 minutes while the First Officer and I (as the Captain of the flig...

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by 737tanker
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Route Home from Singapore
Replies: 24
Views: 4562

Re: Air Force One Route Home from Singapore

In fact I knew a retired C-130 pilot who flew a C-130 as AF1 . It was when LBJ flew back from Vietnam and he stopped in ANC to get fuel. He wanted to see the DEW line and the only way that could be done was with a C-130

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by 737tanker
Thu May 17, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 78438

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

The current WN Pilot contract allows limited codeshare (with some airlines excluded) to far international destinations. Once WN reaches a certain threshold of passengers being carried by the codeshare partner then WN has to start flying the route themselves.

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by 737tanker
Wed May 02, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 16512

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

This same thing is being done by WN F/As and has been going on for decades.

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by 737tanker
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ILS Category III
Replies: 23
Views: 2754

Re: ILS Category III

At WN a CAT III approach with minimums as low as 50 ft and 500 RVR can be flown using the HUD. Such an approach is flown with no auto throttles and no autopilot.

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by 737tanker
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 62285

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

[ Regardless, if I'm going to Hawaii, I'm flying DL. There's no way I can manage to sit on a 737MAX with nothing to do for the length of that flight. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Other than 1 bag that flies free, does WN offer any onboard amenities for free? Alcohol, food, in-seat IFE? Actually it's 2 bag...

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by 737tanker
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ILS Category III
Replies: 23
Views: 2754

Re: ILS Category III

I know that WN 737-200s did CAT III with the HUD. While I know that WN retired them many years ago I don’t know if anyone else is flying them.

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by 737tanker
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel hedging (basic questions)
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Re: Fuel hedging (basic questions)

Basically the airline buys future of a commodity similar to jet fuel, in the case of WN it is heating oil. Any money made when they sell the future goes against the cost of jet fuel. Of course if the price of the commodity goes down, which has happened, then the loss also goes against the cost of fu...

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by 737tanker
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight attendant ratio of 50 to 1 - installing excess jump seats for commuters
Replies: 24
Views: 2427

Re: Flight attendant ratio of 50 to 1 - installing excess jump seats for commuters

Are there any airlines that put in, let's say, 8 jump seats into the passenger cabin keep the to do something "useful with the space" to keep from violating the 50 to 1 FA ratio I admire you for thinking any airline manager would be so kind to their employees - or to the employees of othe...

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by 737tanker
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest raises early boarding fees 20%
Replies: 18
Views: 1892

Re: Southwest raises early boarding fees 20%

I think on the past earnings call they said it has become a $100 million revenue stream, which was the original plan when it was first introduced Nice to have see that quantified. At $15 per check-in, that is roughly 6.5 million travelers who purchase Early Bird. Southwest carried about 130 million...

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by 737tanker
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest raises early boarding fees 20%
Replies: 18
Views: 1892

Re: Southwest raises early boarding fees 20%

A price increase confirms my hunch that Early Bird boarding has been very popular. I never pay for the option and over the years my check-in position has crept from “high A” group to “mid B” group. This increase is not for the Early Board checkin, This is for the unused Business Select positions A1...

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by 737tanker
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and BA codeshare?
Replies: 42
Views: 4751

Re: WN and BA codeshare?

I believe the WN Pilot contract has a Scope clause that prohibits codesharing. Don't expect the pilots to give that up anytime soon. If WN markets a flight, a WN pilot wants to fly it. The current contract has a detailed section that allows for “far international” codeshare. So there is a way for W...

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by 737tanker
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Southwest fly to Europe?
Replies: 61
Views: 9970

Re: Southwest to Europe

Lets see crews are not allowed redeyes, they don't have a plane with the range, and their intl ops (sans CUN) are not really doing all that great... I will say No There is nothing in the Pilot’s contract or the Flight Attendent’s contract that prevents WN from doing redeyes. In fact the Pilot’s con...

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by 737tanker
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11
Replies: 42
Views: 5601

Re: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11

From what I read on another forum the tanker truck delivering the de-ice fluid damage the tank where WN stored there de-ice fluid.

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by 737tanker
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 78438

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Additionally I remember Herb Kelleher telling my upgrade class in January 2000 that one of the biggest mistakes that he made at Southwest was pulling out of ANC. Ummm...WN never served ANC... But if you're talking about Morris Air... Yes I know that WN never served ANC and Morris did. However Herb ...

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by 737tanker
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 78438

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

At the risk of being cynical, WN going into Alaska would almost be as risky as, say, restarting KPIT-KPHL (which didn't exactly end well for WN). What destinations could WN operate to Anchorage that AS doesn't already serve? I had many former Morris pilots tell me that when they flew SEA to ANC the...

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by 737tanker
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN posts record Q4 profit, announces flights at PAE
Replies: 35
Views: 5214

Re: WN posts record Q4 profit, announces flights at PAE

A few years back I had the COO of WN on my jumpseat. He said at stations where they had contract ground services WN could break even with 4 flights a day but at stations with WN employees they needed 8 flights a day to break even. So as long as WN uses contract services at PAE they should do okay.

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by 737tanker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WN and Satcom
Replies: 63
Views: 3163

Re: WN and Satcom

My son-inlaw is in the Air Force and is assigned to White House Communications and spent 2 weeks in Havana when President Obama went to Cuba. He was the one that told me that there basically was no cell phone service in Cuba and that they had to communicate via SatPhone Most likely, they used SatPh...

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by 737tanker
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WN and Satcom
Replies: 63
Views: 3163

Re: WN and Satcom

BravoOne I was a WN pilot for 22 years and retired February 2017. The procedure for using SatCom was in the WN OpsManual and I used it flying across the US for practice, either by my calling Dispatch or them calling me. As redbellyguppy said only about 5% of the fleet has SatCom Jagflyer My son-inla...

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by 737tanker
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WN and Satcom
Replies: 63
Views: 3163

Re: WN and Satcom

Some WN aircraft do have SatCom as I have used it before I retired. I believe what Redbellyguppy meant by SatCom being required for Cuba is that since cell phone service is virtually nonexistent in Cuba WN requires that their Cuba flights have SatCom so that the Flight Crews can contact Dispatch if ...

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by 737tanker
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BOS 15l-33r
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Re: BOS 15l-33r

BOS 15L/33R is used for landings only when 15R/33L are being used. I’ve landed on it many times when I flew the BE-99 and the Dornier 228 for Precision.

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by 737tanker
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFR fix question
Replies: 20
Views: 1878

Re: IFR fix question

On the Victor airway between BOS and HYA there is a DRUNK intersection. Many years ago I did a flight into HYA and the F/O when he checked in with Cape Approach did say DRUNK with Whiskey as the HYA ATIS was Whiskey.

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by 737tanker
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wants DL and AS to share at DAL
Replies: 54
Views: 7212

Re: Southwest wants DL and AS to share at DAL

The legality of WN subleasing UA's gates is under investigation and has not yet been determined. Tell me about the DL legality of using the former UA gate that they never signed a lease for AIP Assurances So you're saying because of AIP any airline can go into any airport and fly out of gates that ...

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