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by m007j
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing
Replies: 32
Views: 3559

Re: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing

That sounds like the thing to do! Reducing the time between switching. I'll go for 15minutes from now on. May I ask where you take the 14gph from? This seems documented nowhere. That's been my experience over several hundred hours learning to fly in the Archer and a few hundred more teaching in it ...

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by m007j
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing
Replies: 32
Views: 3559

Re: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing

Regarding switching tanks, yes i will continue to switch, but if i know that the right tank took a hit because of a long climb or a take-off, and if the right tank is trailing, then the next slot when i would switch to the right tank, I’d keep it on the left 30minutes more, and then start switching...

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by m007j
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing
Replies: 32
Views: 3559

Re: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing

Depending on density altitude, you should start leaning in climb, even before hitting 5,000'. Leaning in climb gives you better performance, reducing the time spent in climb and thus your overall fuel burn. My likely guess is that you may have waited too long to lean and spent too much fuel there. W...

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by m007j
Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 8839

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

Fish and flowers are fun. Alaska probably exports a lot of the former (mostly by Alaska Airlines?), and likely even a bit of the later. Ideally we could quantify some of all of this. Cherries in Washington State took a big hit, both from weather and from the China/US trade disputes. Icelandair prob...

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by m007j
Mon May 17, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA putting inspections on 737-300, -400, and -500 Autothrottle wiring
Replies: 13
Views: 2518

Re: FAA putting inspections on 737-300, -400, and -500 Autothrottle wiring

737max8 wrote:
Who is still flying 737 CL in the USA? Alaska still have any 400s?


iAero Airways (formerly Swift) has a bunch. IIRC Alaska has gotten rid of all of their classics.

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by m007j
Thu May 06, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight school housing in Mesa, AZ, ATP?
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Re: Flight school housing in Mesa, AZ, ATP?

The students in Stone Canyon right now are the ones from CAE Oxford Aviation Academy. CAE trains their students at Falcon Field (KFFZ) where they do their Single Engine VFR and IFR training, also some Multi Engine training is done. They have a lot of European students from Belgium, France, the UK a...

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by m007j
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline
Replies: 131
Views: 28939

Re: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline

So is it that German labor is super expensive or is it that they aren't making enough revenue and thereby have to cut costs to try to get profit? What is the point behind all of these efforts to make subsidiaries every few years?

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by m007j
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33326

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

Phew, I had no clue this would set off a firestorm but here we go. A little more explanation forthcoming... You are correct that flying in your single engine trainer is, as an isolated example, not causing undue stress to the NAS. However, you are not in a vacuum. People across the country have had ...

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by m007j
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33326

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

SNA tower is closed until the 3rd. Flew in this afternoon and it was certainly challenging sharing the runways with 737s in my little single engine trainer. They've closed the small runway while the tower is closed but Socal was doing a nice job giving everyone a little extra space to get in. How a...

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by m007j
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33326

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

SNA has a delay program today due COVID staffing limitations again. Hourly arrival rate reduced to 10. Haven’t they been ATC Zero for a week? Probably still seriously short staffed; only those off the contact tracing/ 7-day quarantine can come back. They are indeed until the 3rd, and I believe even...

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by m007j
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33326

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

It looks like SNA only has 16 CPC's on staff so with COVID and contract tracing I bet they are hurting right now. Looks like the average delay is 94 minutes with nationwide EDCT's in place using 20R for arrivals and departures. Edit: I bet the controllers in the Coast area at SCT are having an awes...

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by m007j
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 744 G-VLIP Turning Back
Replies: 10
Views: 4448

Re: Virgin 744 G-VLIP Turning Back

Lot of low level windshield and moderate to severe turbulence in that area all week. Been a terrible time to train down there weather wise and especially with no approaches into Pinal it would be difficult to get a 747 in there

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by m007j
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 150
Views: 37894

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

Why does the IFE have to go back to Thales, could they not reuse that in the NEO that's replacing it? I didn't think there was any IFE equipment in the wing to be damaged

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by m007j
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s
Replies: 22
Views: 7418

Re: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s

So when the last A380 is retired, will their crews fly home on a DC-8? :duck:


(It's a joke, I know most DC-8s are freighters, most A380s are in Europe/China and no DC-8 flies there, yada yada)

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by m007j
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta 737 off runway in ROC
Replies: 15
Views: 5543

Re: Airplane off runway in ROC

Runway 10-28 (6,400') now open, so most operations should continue if wind conditions are suitable. I've seen a FedEx 767-300 approach to land on that runway, I don't know if they could take off. Jim What did they remove to get another 900 feet out of 10/28? Nothing got removed, a few roadways beca...

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by m007j
Tue May 26, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 59587

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, May 2020

Michael O'Leary is speaking on Bloomberg. He says Boeing has been keeping him up to date. He expects Joint FAA/EASA test flights in July. RTS in North America Sep/Oct Ryanair to receive first deliveries by Christmas. This falls in line with what I heard today- a major US operator (one with a LOT of...

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by m007j
Fri May 22, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 757 in Tibet
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

Re: Boeing 757 in Tibet

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So apparently, this didn't just happen with a 757, but also with a 767!
https://archive.seattletimes.com/archiv ... ug=1713218

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by m007j
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)
Replies: 32
Views: 7108

Re: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)

It seems the 777-300 flies lower as well. Usually in the 29,000 - 34,000 range, while the smaller 200's fly higher. Does the larger 300's struggle to reach altitudes closer to 40,000? The 773 and 77W both have smallish wings compared to the weight they're carrying. You will rarely a 77W past 360 un...

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by m007j
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28818

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

This is just an excuse to cut costs. How hard is it to serve a snack by leaving it in the seat pocket? Do you know how filthy the seat back pockets are? If you want cost cutting, no one is going to deep clean the seat back between each flight. If you thought it was bad just getting food from 1 FA, ...

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by m007j
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10665

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

Asked whether he believed American pilots would have been able to handle a malfunction of the software, Calhoun asked to speak off the record. The Times declined to do so. “Forget it,” Calhoun then said. “You can guess the answer.” Illuminating. Covertly playing the Nationalist Card.. He might not ...

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by m007j
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 21044

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

Like I said, it's a profession where taking pictures is present quite a bit. They should make peace with that and not behave rudely like many do today - you have the Ryanair example in this thread. For many crew out there threatening passengers with police for very small things is just a way to ven...

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by m007j
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CPT - Alternate/Diversion Airport Question
Replies: 20
Views: 2169

Re: CPT - Alternate/Diversion Airport Question

Cape Town only has CatII equipment. Cat 3B equipment, they only publish a Cat 2 chart. Individual airlines need to obtain their own LVO approvals for each state they fly into. When flying the Cat3B approach you would use the Cat 1 chart and the decision height (not the MDA on the chart) that the ai...

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by m007j
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: We don't actually fully understand how planes can fly!.- Who knew?!
Replies: 87
Views: 11258

Re: We don't actually fully understand how planes can fly!.- Who knew?!

Bernoulli (the curved upper surface and flat lower surface creates a vacuum above the wing) doesn’t work because it would cause an inverted plane to fall earthwards. Well it helps us get airborne in one way — by being able to recite it in an exam they give you a pilots licence. Have they ever teste...

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by m007j
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 20224

Re: New York to London - New Flight Time Record

I’ll see your SR-71 and raise you a Vostok 1. V/F I see your Vostok 1 and raise you an Apollo 10 I was going to say Apollo 10, but their speed record was achieved on the return from the moon, not during earth orbit, so I’m not sure we could say it crossed the Atlantic any faster than any other low ...

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by m007j
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 20224

Re: New York to London - New Flight Time Record

So I guess the whole concept of anecdotal comparison is lost on you? Fair enough. While we're at it, let's call Boeing's 77L marketing flight the "longest passenger service," and the Operation Solomon 747 the "busiest pax service" .... It still doesn’t change the fact the blackb...

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by m007j
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do I get a ride on Eva Air’s Badtz Maru A330?
Replies: 13
Views: 1745

Re: How do I get a ride on Eva Air’s Badtz Maru A330?

You're gonna need to go to Taiwan, because all that plane has been doing is regional runs to Japan and South Korea. I don't think EVA's 330s can fly to the US anyway, they look too dense of a seat configuration to have the range to do it. Also they do not have business class, which is a must for a U...

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by m007j
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 305365

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

What are those holes in the aircraft fuselage? One possibility is a surface to air missile (SAM)- most Russian SAMs have proximity fuzes, meaning that they explode near the target causing shrapnel damage to bring down a target. I say Russian SAMs as Iran has has a lot of indigenous systems, but the...

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by m007j
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 16412

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Ah yes, the window shade debate...right up there with reclining seats Personally I love the 787 windows....when the crew don't lock them....when the crew lock them at dark then it's worse than window shades Dimmable windows allows you to see outside (which let's face it is why most window-seat fans...

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by m007j
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39925

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Folks, hopefully you've never been fired or worse yet, have had to fire someone yourself. If you'd like someone to leave, call them in and either offer to fire them or ask for them to resign. It's a courtesy so when in your next interview you're asked about how/why you left your old company, you get...

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by m007j
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France on strike again (5 Dec)
Replies: 32
Views: 4942

Re: France on strike again (5 Dec)

What are they striking for this time?. Same as everywhere. Gvnt is trying to reduce pension wage. I hope this doesn't derail the topic too far, but could someone explain why the government seems to keep going after pensions? Is it austerity, lack of funding for the pension funds, or just politics? ...

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by m007j
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fighting global warming: rethinking the NAT-OTS system
Replies: 14
Views: 2524

Re: Fighting global warming: rethinking the NAT-OTS system

Wouldn't the NAT and PACOT system be the most eco-friendly? If you're taking advantage of the wind patterns to shorten your journey then planes are burning less fuel and spending less time in the air. While there may be a detour involved, I'd wager that the time savings from tailwinds or lack of hea...

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by m007j
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?
Replies: 65
Views: 13491

Re: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?

DGCA up to its usual shenanigans again, so now the airline has to change its FCOMs and lose money because they didn't get the product they were advertised? Ridiculous When GE90s were failing/ wearing at higher rates in the sand airports, no one blamed Emirates for pushing the engine. GE sat down iss...

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by m007j
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Working at Southwest?
Replies: 11
Views: 1867

Re: Working at Southwest?

Don't ruin it for me. I'm in the final stages of interviewing for the cadet program, and I still think WN is the bee's knees

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by m007j
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA (Republic) E175 Severe Control Problems at ATL last night
Replies: 77
Views: 19722

Re: AA (Republic) E175 Severe Control Problems at ATL last night

Sam Chui didn't add a thing. Discussion on a couple of pilot boards has more details and is interesting. And from the crew's own description, they had to cut out trim 1/2, switch into direct law and fly it from the FO side, and that put them back in control. They said they were fighting with the pl...

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by m007j
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest posts 3Q2019 earnings
Replies: 47
Views: 10734

Re: Southwest posts 3Q2019 earnings

Yep, and the only way to save the airline is to take in Airbus A220s so WN can fly smaller planes to smaller cities with less wealthy customers while still needing the same number of crew members to operate the planes and needing a whole new set of mechanics, spare parts, training, etc. I don’t thi...

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by m007j
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 58662

Re: Spirit Airlines to announce major Airbus order

Especially since trading now goes on around the clock. 4:01 PM ET is not sacrosanct any more. Well Spirit's listing is on the NYSE, which isn't open for trading then. Sure, you can queue a buy/sell, but it doesn't process until the market opens. I left that part of the industry in 2015, but for at ...

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by m007j
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 31962

Re: WN Downgraded based on aquisition speculation

I agree that this "analysis" is sophomoric at best. Flag #1 was calling AS a LCC. What bothers me is this superficial nonsense may have a near term effect on their share price and market cap. Trust me, no one who's worth a dam is seriously considering this based on a single investment ban...

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by m007j
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 265121

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

I count 2 captains, 1 first officer, and 2 second officer. Are only 5 pilots required for a 19hr flight?

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by m007j
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!
Replies: 38
Views: 11032

Re: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!

8herveg wrote:
Thanks. Anyone know what the quickest time is for a commercial aircraft to fly from NYC to LON and/or MAN?


Fastest was a Norwegian 787 JFK-LGW, 5 hr 13 min

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by m007j
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening to N7477S?
Replies: 21
Views: 10934

Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Hope this plane finds a good home, it would be a shame if it was chopped up. The Air and Space Museum does not have a 747 last time I checked. The Museum of Flight in Seattle doesn't have a 747SP. Can someone save this iconic airplane. IF not in the USA maybe my friends at HARS or Longreach in Aust...

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by m007j
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: Muilenburg out as Chairman (remains CEO); David Calhoun named Chairman
Replies: 54
Views: 12019

Re: BA: Muilenburg out as Chairman (remains CEO); David Calhoun named Chairman

And after the market closed too, to keep the trade news propping up the market for just that big longer. If they really wanted to send a message, they should have elevated Giambastini instead of Calhoun. I can't see anything good coming from a CEO now having to answer to a private equity exec while ...

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by m007j
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regulator clamps down on "unbecoming" flight crew TikTok videos
Replies: 8
Views: 3272

Re: Regulator clamps down on "unbecoming" flight crew TikTok videos

More of a result of the culture IMO, being a flight attendant is a bit of a release from the traditional roles for young adults out there. You get away with a lot more because you don't still live with your parents, and it sounds like with a traditionalist government in place, enough people have lea...

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by m007j
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Flight 2309
Replies: 27
Views: 6050

Re: Delta Airlines Flight 2309

70 kt overtake on the Maddog in front of him, coupled by 2309 not responding to calls from the tower for about 30 seconds. Left S turn for spacing. *all taken from Liveatc Why did they think it was going to crash? Don’t we have enough drama in our lives with inventing more? I guess because we were v...

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by m007j
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 137460

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Why the Mad Dog is like Lindsay Lohan, (1) Both started out cute, but got stretched (2) Both smoke (3) Both make noise when they really should be quiet (4) Both have legal restrictions which limit how high they are supposed to get (5) Neither does math very quickly (6) Both are unpredictable when y...

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by m007j
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX overtakes DXB as world's 3rd busiest airport by H1 2019 pax traffic
Replies: 45
Views: 11134

Re: LAX overtakes DXB as world's 3rd busiest airport by H1 2019 pax traffic

I assume runway construction at DXB should explain this? Or is it the end of EK?

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by m007j
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 18484

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

So any truth to this rumor, or did the rumor mill at the other forum that shall not be named drop a dud on all of us?

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by m007j
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway Starter Extension vs Displaced Threshold
Replies: 4
Views: 2587

Re: Runway Starter Extension vs Displaced Threshold

Runway starters are available for use for departure, but does not count toward landing distance. They're meant for places where a full width runway isn't possible to be extended or is simply available as a last resort for takeoff distance and the airport doesn't want to maintain extra pavement. Here...

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by m007j
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!
Replies: 24
Views: 3528

Re: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!

Ok so hear me out on this one.... So Parker 3 years ago or so said to himself he wants out and knowing his job is based on prety much the stock market he does a risky idea! He already has a ton of cash in his bank so why not run the stock price to a low amount knowing to mostlikly will double in pr...

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by m007j
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737NG Spoiler Settings
Replies: 20
Views: 3394

Re: 737NG Spoiler Settings

If you're talking about physical changes to the airframe or engine, no. The tailskid is the only physical difference, all other enhancements are software-based. The software changes command different behavior in spoiler angle, autoslat availability, flap load relief, slat behavior (SFP 737s have the...

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by m007j
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737NG Spoiler Settings
Replies: 20
Views: 3394

Re: 737NG Spoiler Settings

heard from 737 pilot that different spoiller setting for different models provide commonality (same behavior in flight and runway) The SFP has to do with runway performance and stopping distance. It isn't flight characteristics. Most of our 800's don't have it but our 900ER's do. On touchdown you c...

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