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by jetdoctor
Wed May 25, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Air Fleet...?
Replies: 19
Views: 5051

RE: Envoy Air Fleet...?

All of the Envoy E175's are based at <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>. Compass is not an AAG company (but AAG owns the aircfraft), so those first 20 they got can be based anywhere AAG chooses. Any other airlines flying the 170/17...

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by jetdoctor
Wed May 25, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Air Fleet...?
Replies: 19
Views: 5051

RE: Envoy Air Fleet...?

Envoy will get all 90 options of the E175, if they are exercised.
This was an agreement with the pilot contract ratification in 2014.

Regards,

JetDoctor

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by jetdoctor
Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Cargo To Visit Fort Worth Alliance And Graz
Replies: 6
Views: 1949

RE: Qatar Cargo To Visit Fort Worth Alliance And Graz

Maybe a pickup at TAESL?

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by jetdoctor
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-700/900 MLG Door Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 5866

RE: CRJ-700/900 MLG Door Removal

There is an airworthiness directive against the MLG door fairing seal and doors. This can cause the landing gear to fail to extend (not a good thing). If discrepancies are found then the door is removed with a speed penalty until repaired. Full <acronym title="Avialeasing Aviation Co. (Uzbekistan)">...

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by jetdoctor
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where To Study
Replies: 12
Views: 4131

RE: Where To Study

Erich,

Check out Eastern New Mexico University. They are a nationally accredited school and have a great on-line program for aviation degrees.

www.enmu.edu

Regards,

Jetdoctor

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by jetdoctor
Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft HID Landing Lights
Replies: 7
Views: 6358

RE: Aircraft HID Landing Lights

dampfnudel,

I can 100% confirm that all the CRJ-700 fleet at American Eagle have the HID lights installed in the wing/taxi lights.
The pointless nose landing light is, however, is the standard old light bulb. As are all the landing lights on the Embraer fleet.

Regards,

Jetdoctor

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by jetdoctor
Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will 747-8 Cabin Noise Level Match 380 Cabin Noise
Replies: 22
Views: 11755

RE: Will 747-8 Cabin Noise Level Match 380 Cabin Noise

JAAlbert, As relative to the regional jet you were on. The increase in noise is airflow as the aircraft accelerates more. Generally 10,000 feet and below, the airspeed resriction is 250 knots, once above that altitude the aircraft will accelerate to it's cruise speed, thus you are getting more airfl...

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by jetdoctor
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ145 "Hairdryer" Noise During Taxi
Replies: 12
Views: 7010

RE: ERJ145 "Hairdryer" Noise During Taxi

Indeed it is the #2 hydraulic pump, and the fluctuation in sound is the demand on the pump, either being the nose wheel steering or brake operation. I personally find the noise very annoying, and often wonder if the fuel savings from single engine taxi outway the additional hours on an electric back...

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by jetdoctor
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kunming Air - Duct (edit: Speed) Tape Photo
Replies: 14
Views: 14066

RE: Kunming Air - Duct (edit: Speed) Tape Photo

All, I highly doubt that speed tape is holding the fairing in place. Speed tape is often applied over an interface sealant between panels to allow the aircraft to be dispached immediately. The sealant can then cure without being splattered about due to airflow. The tape is generally inspected on a d...

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by jetdoctor
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flashlight Intensity - Regulations
Replies: 12
Views: 3795

RE: Flashlight Intensity - Regulations

I have to agree with Sfomb67. In the US there is no regulation regarding flashlight illumination. But then again, the way the FAA is acting these days, the FARs might have changed since I was last at work. I will say that my "Stinger" flashlight is much brighter than the emergency flashlights instal...

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by jetdoctor
Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Have Applied To Be A Flight Attendant!
Replies: 37
Views: 9068

RE: I Have Applied To Be A Flight Attendant!

Ryanrap1 Good luck in your application!! American Eagle is a good start into the aviation field. Don't expect the pay to be very much, but the experience is something you can't put a price on. The flight benefits within the whole <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> network are hard...

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by jetdoctor
Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA "Super ATR": Why Two F/A's?
Replies: 33
Views: 5637

RE: AA "Super ATR": Why Two F/A's?

I will also confirm that American Eagle CRJ-700's have 2 F/A's on board. One sits in a stowable, rearward facing, jumpseat aft of the cockpit door, and the other is nestled aft, tightly between the last A/B row and the joke of a lavatory. BTW the fwd one is a constant complaint of the F/A's, as the ...

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by jetdoctor
Tue May 29, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rainwear For Mx Personnell
Replies: 20
Views: 3760

RE: Rainwear For Mx Personnell

HAWK21M My experience with any type of raingear is, what keeps you dry on the outside, makes you sweat like hell on the inside. Thus making you wet anyway. I am also interested on any info on raingear that will keep you dry, both by rain and sweat. Until then, I just rely on a co-worker to hold an u...

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by jetdoctor
Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Flight 232
Replies: 52
Views: 11194

RE: United Airlines Flight 232

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by jetdoctor
Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Turn Down T/A
Replies: 59
Views: 10570

RE: United Pilots Turn Down T/A

Me thinks Movingtin's logic is quite fine I don't want to get this off topic again. Maybe the <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>'s can get deferred to Tech/Ops, and stick with the United T/A here!! I apologize for my recent post's that were depa...

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by jetdoctor
Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just Got A Job With Midwest?
Replies: 28
Views: 6130

RE: Just Got A Job With Midwest?

ADiZzy Welcome to the industry!! All the advice given to you, above, is priceless. There are many things you will learn about the airline industry, that you may, or may not agree with. You will learn quickly that this a labor of love. Just don't be afraid to ask questions, and learn as much as you c...

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by jetdoctor
Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Turn Down T/A
Replies: 59
Views: 10570

RE: United Pilots Turn Down T/A

Quoting Graphic (Reply 35): Its completely illegal to defer something that isn't listed in the aircraft's <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>. I see that some people really need to listen to people that do this job for a living, and having comple...

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by jetdoctor
Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Turn Down T/A
Replies: 59
Views: 10570

RE: United Pilots Turn Down T/A

PhilSquares Obviously you <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> procedures give you no relief on crew placards. I should add, that any of our crew placardable items, require no MTX action to comply with the <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (...

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by jetdoctor
Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Turn Down T/A
Replies: 59
Views: 10570

RE: United Pilots Turn Down T/A

PhilSquares There are many items in the <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> that are permitted to be crew placardable. The crew will write the discrepancy up, contact a maintenance controller for authorization, and make a second entry with an inf...

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by jetdoctor
Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Turn Down T/A
Replies: 59
Views: 10570

RE: United Pilots Turn Down T/A

Movingtin Totally agree with you statement. A deferred item does not have to come from the <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> book. Items can be deferred witha reference to the aircraft AMM, CMM, or a fly by can be generated by means of an engin...

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by jetdoctor
Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Wing Slats?
Replies: 42
Views: 12287

RE: 747 Wing Slats?

Hey all

Even more cool, is when use of the reverse thrust is completed, they extend again. (only to see all of them being retracted for taxi to the gate or wherever it is parking) This is in the case of a late "go-around" procedure, so they are back out again for lift.

Regards,

Jetdoctor

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by jetdoctor
Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quick Question About ORD Int. Terminal
Replies: 5
Views: 2731

RE: Quick Question About ORD Int. Terminal

MKEdude At that time of the evening, you might get to see a few cargo carriers come rolling in. Freight starts to get a little busier that time of night. I work <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> shift now and don't know the schedule of all the late night heavies anymore. Hopefully someone els...

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by jetdoctor
Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quick Question About ORD Int. Terminal
Replies: 5
Views: 2731

RE: Quick Question About ORD Int. Terminal

Jsnww81 Isn't it sad that some enthusiasts can't even watch the marvel of avaiation anymore. I'll agree with you that security at the airports is getting insane. Your advice is probably a little better than mine, as I am badged, and work out in all the fun (or mess). I guess I take it all for grante...

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by jetdoctor
Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quick Question About ORD Int. Terminal
Replies: 5
Views: 2731

RE: Quick Question About ORD Int. Terminal

MKEdude Terminal 5 (International) does not have any viewing spots at all, so you might be a little disappointed there. At that time of the night, your best bet would be to get there a little early, Park in the terminal 5 parking lot, and take the people mover over to terminal 3. When you are there ...

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by jetdoctor
Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Single Beeping Noise After Takeoff
Replies: 47
Views: 26172

RE: A Single Beeping Noise After Takeoff

Hey All At my place of employment, the crew will cycle the fasten seatbelt sign off and on quickly (after take-off), as a signal to the f/a to make her announcement of "all "approved" electronic items may now be used. Cell phones and two way pagers may never be used in flight." A <acronym title="Pap...

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by jetdoctor
Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Happening In This Picture
Replies: 10
Views: 5186

What Is Happening In This Picture

Maybe someone in Northern Europe can assist in this question. Is this some cool looking deicing procedure, or is it just playing with lights. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1159790/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/...

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by jetdoctor
Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees Jumping The Airport Security Line
Replies: 110
Views: 16182

RE: Employees Jumping The Airport Security Line

For all those who are pissed at crew, and airline employees the supposedly "cut" in line, you really need to chill. As far as this being a "perk", I really don't see this being something I enjoy to do, day after day. <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> made us empl...

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by jetdoctor
Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peninsula Aviation 727 Engines
Replies: 2
Views: 3319

Peninsula Aviation 727 Engines

Just curious if anyone knows what powerplants replaced the JT8D's on this gorgeous 727 biz jet Rolls Royce Tays? (Like UPS) One of the better looking 727's I have seen in a while too!! <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/0771434/L/" target="...

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by jetdoctor
Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Do You Call The L-1011
Replies: 82
Views: 10775

RE: What Do You Call The L-1011

I love the L1011 and spent many time flying with them with RAF 216 squadron out of Brize Norton.

One name I heard in the US for the old Tristar was a "SPRITE"

Basically meaning a lemon airframe with limey engines.

Regards

Jetdoctor

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by jetdoctor
Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Memphis Thunderrstorm Ops Video
Replies: 15
Views: 5752

RE: FedEx Memphis Thunderrstorm Ops Video

That one is pretty cool too, never seen that before. It is still amazing how many aircraft of one airline/airfreight carrier are in the sky. I wonder if there is a similar UPS video from Louisville (<acronym title="Louisville - Standiford Field International (SDF / KSDF), USA - Kentucky">SDF</acrony...

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by jetdoctor
Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Memphis Thunderrstorm Ops Video
Replies: 15
Views: 5752

RE: FedEx Memphis Thunderrstorm Ops Video

Sorry, I did a search and found nothing.

Oh well, some things are fun to watch again

Regards,

Jetdoctor

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by jetdoctor
Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Memphis Thunderrstorm Ops Video
Replies: 15
Views: 5752

FedEx Memphis Thunderrstorm Ops Video

Hey All Ran across this video a few weeks ago, and haven't seen it on here. I have come across similar animations before, but I think the music makes this one. <a href="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6886880938991195179&q=fed+ex" target=_blank>http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-68868...

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by jetdoctor
Sun May 28, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eagle Blows Another Set Of Tires At ORD
Replies: 2
Views: 3677

RE: Eagle Blows Another Set Of Tires At ORD

Aircraft was N610AE

No, injuries or damage, not really a big deal.
Crew reported braking problems and applied the emergency brakes and did an great job of keeping it on the runway.
It looked worse than it really was.

Regards,

Jetdoctor

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by jetdoctor
Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Nigeria Twin At LHR
Replies: 25
Views: 6836

RE: Virgin Nigeria Twin At LHR

GEEZ Sevenforeseven, Matt72033 was just asking a question, and being a pilot doesn't make you any more special than the guy that empties the lavatory. Without each different workgroup in an airline, doing their job, there would be no airline, and you would not be a pilot. Anyway Matt72033, I have no...

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by jetdoctor
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Collins FCC Diagnostics Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 6418

RE: CRJ-200 Collins FCC Diagnostics Guide

I just got a new CRJ-700/900 diagnostics guide from Rockwell.
They have a contact email of [email protected], if that is any help.

Jetdoctor

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by jetdoctor
Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unthinkable Markings On 747-400
Replies: 53
Views: 20432

RE: Unthinkable Markings On 747-400

Jetdeltamsy You seem to be a flight attendant, I have a test for you; Fill up a sink in the aircraft with water (or coffee if you wish, although I don't suggest this) Go out on the ramp, to the respected drain mast and have a fellow co-worker dump the drain. You will see the aircraft urinating, I pr...

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by jetdoctor
Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unthinkable Markings On 747-400
Replies: 53
Views: 20432

RE: Unthinkable Markings On 747-400

Jetdeltamsy You are mistaken my friend. Only lav waste is put in a holding tank, all other waste (grey water) is vented overboard by means of heated drain masts. the sorces being the sink drains, and galley drains. Only water (and occational soap suds) are supposed to be vented, yet crews do pour co...

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by jetdoctor
Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unthinkable Markings On 747-400
Replies: 53
Views: 20432

RE: Unthinkable Markings On 747-400

Sam, You are not ignorant, but a simple test is to: Fill up a white mug with hot coffee Let it sit a day or two Pour it out and repeat the cycle a few times You WILL start to see a nasty browish stain in the mug if you don't clean it well. Better yet, look at an old coffee maker pot, or even a regul...

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by jetdoctor
Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unthinkable Markings On 747-400
Replies: 53
Views: 20432

RE: Unthinkable Markings On 747-400

These are definately coffee/cola/beverage stains, as occasionally I have had to clean these off of aircraft, as the crew sometimes mistaken them to birdstrikes. Also, the stains don't necessarily start right after the drain, but a few feet back or more. As far as that it is corrosive, maybe to untre...

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by jetdoctor
Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS 2 Today...Aircraft Reg?
Replies: 7
Views: 2861

RE: VS 2 Today...Aircraft Reg?

Look outside before you get on the aircraft.
If you can't see it, I am sure one of the crewmembers would supply it for you

Jetdoctor

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by jetdoctor
Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cross Bleed Start
Replies: 16
Views: 20506

RE: Cross Bleed Start

SpeedbirdHeavy To answer your questions, yes a plane can fly without an APU. It can be deferred per <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> (minimum equipment list) ATA # 49. Usually all engine starts are made from the APU, with the exception of a br...

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by jetdoctor
Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFE Headsets
Replies: 6
Views: 2236

RE: IFE Headsets

Just for info, last time I checked you could get the 1 prong to 2 adapter at Radio Shack.

Jetdoctor

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by jetdoctor
Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FO Wears Oxygen Mask On To?
Replies: 11
Views: 2421

RE: FO Wears Oxygen Mask On To?

I have seen it on rare instances where, say the captain needs to use the washroom, per some company procedures the F/O would have to wear the oxygen mask while the captain is gone, for safety I would believe. I know this as we have been called out to aircraft where the O2 mask has been used, and the...

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by jetdoctor
Thu Jan 15, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thump When Gear Comes Down
Replies: 23
Views: 4681

RE: Thump When Gear Comes Down

Lets not forget that some aircraft do not have gear doors, example B737 and the EMB-145 etc. There is still the thump.

Jetdoctor

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by jetdoctor
Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thump When Gear Comes Down
Replies: 23
Views: 4681

RE: Thump When Gear Comes Down

The thump on gear extention is usually the hydraulic actuators reaching their full travel. Most hydraulic systems in the airliners of today are at 3000psi. And when an actuator reaches it's full limit, it tends to make a thud. We have experimented with this at work before, while testing the emergenc...

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by jetdoctor
Tue Jan 13, 2004 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Movie "Pushing Tin"
Replies: 46
Views: 8874

Movie "Pushing Tin"

Go watch planes land at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> on a clear night, and you can count as many as 10 sets of landing lights coming in. Sometimes they really bring them in tight, and it is truely a sight to be seen. Pushing Tin is one of...

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by jetdoctor
Tue Jan 13, 2004 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Airline Tail Logo
Replies: 97
Views: 11622

RE: Favorite Airline Tail Logo

I think the BA union jack swoosh looks fabulous, better than those world tails!!

Jetdoctor

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by jetdoctor
Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle 3659/3660. What ERJ Type?
Replies: 7
Views: 2770

RE: American Eagle 3659/3660. What ERJ Type?

Brad

Been staying off the roadtrips for a while, we have been having quite some fun at ORD recently with the introduction of that piece of #@&! CRJ-700

Jetdoctor

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by jetdoctor
Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Been On An Aborted Take Off?
Replies: 38
Views: 7725

RE: Ever Been On An Aborted Take Off?

Some time last year, I had an aborted take-off with in an EMB-145 with a #2 engine T/R disagree. A quick deferral of the #2 engine thrust reverser, and we were on our way again.

Jetdoctor

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by jetdoctor
Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle 3659/3660. What ERJ Type?
Replies: 7
Views: 2770

RE: American Eagle 3659/3660. What ERJ Type?

Just to confuse you all a little more, the ERJ-140's technical designation is actually a ERJ-135KL, hence the ATC designation.

Regards
Jetdoctor

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