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by DualQual
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14089

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

Anything given now will just be on top of what is taken later.

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by DualQual
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757-200 range
Replies: 15
Views: 2786

Re: 757-200 range

Delta and Northwest sometimes do one-way transpacific flights to SEA with the legacy-NW 757s. I think those are the frames with the Rolls Royce engines. I believe RR powered 757s have longer range than the PW 757s. That is why Trump only buys 757s if they have Rolls Royce engines. I’ve always wonde...

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by DualQual
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32765

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

gonnagetbumpy wrote:
Why don't the unions waive dues for a few months to help employees? Aren't they supposed to have the employees' best interest at heart?


Because like them or lump them, unions do require money to function. Now more than ever I’m glad I’ve got one.

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by DualQual
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't British Airways order the 757-300?
Replies: 9
Views: 847

Re: Why didn't British Airways order the 757-300?

AirKevin wrote:
The maximum take-off weight for the 757-200 and 757-300 are the same, so you're trading range for payload with the -300.


Incorrect. The 753 has a higher MTOW, MLW, and ZFW.

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by DualQual
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 12943

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

CriticalPoint wrote:
PhilMcCrackin wrote:
I started flying WN because they *didn't* pull the Basic Economy shenanigans. I'll have no reason to fly them over AA or UA if they choose to go down this path.


How is it shenanigans? If you don’t want basic economy don’t book it? What am I missing here?


Absolutely nothing.

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by DualQual
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?
Replies: 13
Views: 2801

Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

A driver, 3 wood, 4-9 iron, PW, 52 wedge, 56 wedge, 62 wedge, and putter.

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by DualQual
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 26712

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

UA444 wrote:
Still better than anything post merger United


Get over it.

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by DualQual
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?
Replies: 66
Views: 11030

Re: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?

United seems to be leading U.S. carriers (and maybe the world?) on winglet installations: -All the sCO 757s have Scimitar winglets (and all the sUA have blended winglets) Sorry, incorrect. All 757s have blended winglets. actually jumpseat67 is correct, the sCO 757's do have Scimitar winglets, just ...

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by DualQual
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?
Replies: 66
Views: 11030

Re: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?

Winglets have costs associated with them. Have to get the most bang for the buck to make up for the small improvement per cycle on fuel economy. It's a long term investment with a high upfront cost and when fuel costs are cheap there isn't much incentive to do that. IIRC, FedEx acquired some 752s w...

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by DualQual
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?
Replies: 66
Views: 11030

Re: Winglets - Why aren't others following United?

United seems to be leading U.S. carriers (and maybe the world?) on winglet installations: -All 737s have Split Scimitar winglets -All the sCO 757s have Scimitar winglets (and all the sUA have blended winglets) -All the 767-300ERs have blended winglets Have other airlines adopted as much as United? ...

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by DualQual
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757 Incremental Takeoff Flaps Extension?
Replies: 14
Views: 3073

Re: 757 Incremental Takeoff Flaps Extension?

BWIAirport wrote:
What exactly is the gate protecting, and why does it apparently only affect the 727 and 757?


All Boeing aircraft have it. The gates are at the positions for normal go around and engine out go around.

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by DualQual
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released
Replies: 231
Views: 45344

Re: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released

Somewhere outside the rather dull posts by people telling us they were right there's an interesting discussion to be had. As was to be expected by anyone who's ever read an accident report, blame is shared around amongst all parties, although it is perhaps most unusual to see the aircraft manufactu...

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by DualQual
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight
Replies: 50
Views: 20644

Re: UA N35953 Boeing 787-900 Still in Bangor Main from a Sunday Night SFO Flight

Point blank you generally come across as having an agenda and a reputation on this site. It should not be surprising that someone questions your motives when you lock onto something that either paints your favorite airline favorably or may be unfavorable to other carriers. Your reputation precedes ...

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by DualQual
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 160
Views: 32199

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

Neither link you’ve referenced shows me a checklist of any sort. So again, I’m going to default to the actual Boeing checklists that I have in my possession for multiple Boeing aircraft to include the 737. No checklist for airspeed unreliable and no checklist for AOA disagree commands a change in c...

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by DualQual
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight
Replies: 50
Views: 20644

Re: UA N35953 Boeing 787-900 Still in Bangor Main from a Sunday Night SFO Flight

according to flightaware, it was cancelled yet again. edited to add, another section of flightaware shows it departing late. I'm not really sure where you are trying to go with this thread or the point your trying to make but its pretty simple both right and left packs failed there was a DC bus pro...

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by DualQual
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 160
Views: 32199

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

checklists, this way: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1432067&start=350#p21708437 btw i am not happy with discussing the ET flight and not only ET maintainance her but i didnt start this should all be about possible bad maintainance practice of ET because there is a whis...

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by DualQual
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?
Replies: 60
Views: 14114

Re: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?

If anyone is going to be putting anything in my mouth, it will be myself, dont dont try shoving words in there that never came out in the first place..... i said, and was trying to make a point of,,, Since BOS is also quite large and supports several airlines operating the 787's... WHY COULDN'T IT ...

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by DualQual
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?
Replies: 60
Views: 14114

Re: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?

If anyone is going to be putting anything in my mouth, it will be myself, dont dont try shoving words in there that never came out in the first place..... i said, and was trying to make a point of,,, Since BOS is also quite large and supports several airlines operating the 787's... WHY COULDN'T IT ...

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by DualQual
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 160
Views: 32199

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

please accept that the 737 checklist on - AoA disagree and - unreliable airspeed simply says -flaps up - climb - max thrust thats what they did they didnt pull the power because they were low and it would be against proceedures no poor airmanship maybe average btw: the 200hrs rookie was the one who...

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by DualQual
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 160
Views: 32199

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

The speed profile was not fine. If it was, they’d be alive. No one pulled the power. They continued to accelerate. They raised the flaps which allowed the MCAS to fire. please accept that the 737 checklist on - AoA disagree and - unreliable airspeed simply says -flaps up - climb - max thrust thats ...

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by DualQual
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?
Replies: 60
Views: 14114

Re: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?

Because clearly safety wasn’t an issue. There is much you don’t understand grasshopper.....it is never cut and dry. Let me guess, you’re basing BOS being the best option on all 0 of your hours in command of an aircraft or in airline ops. If anyone is going to be putting anything in my mouth, it wil...

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by DualQual
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 160
Views: 32199

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

They needed all their physical strength pulling on the control column just to keep the nose level and preventing the plane from suiciding itself. They switched them back on because they saw no other means to maintain nose up input, as they could not maintain physical strength pulling on the control...

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by DualQual
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?
Replies: 60
Views: 14114

Re: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?

Does BOS have 787-trained mechanics? Does BOS have 787 pilots? Is there gate space for a 787 at BOS? Is there a spare plane (with a crew) that could continue the flight from BOS? Without this, BOS doesn't make sense. They'd have to ferry a replacement plane to BOS (adding more hours), ferry a crew,...

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by DualQual
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 160
Views: 32199

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

So why did the ET pilots turn the trim stabilizer shutoff switch off then back on again? Lack of training. They needed all their physical strength pulling on the control column just to keep the nose level and preventing the plane from suiciding itself. They switched them back on because they saw no...

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by DualQual
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?
Replies: 60
Views: 14114

Re: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?

I still think Boston Logan,,, Seems like it would have been much more in the direct path of the flight and definitely a large enough airport in terms of runway length for an emergency landing if needed., And its even got an A380 Capable gate or 2 now, along with i wanna say,,,, 3-6? different airli...

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by DualQual
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 7523

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

So a current employee tells you, you don’t believe it, but will take the word of an anonymous internet poster?

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by DualQual
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4197

Re: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?

The only report I’d have to file for a go around would be a safety report and only because it was some external factor that I had no control over that caused the go around (runway incursion, etc). And in that case the report is more about identifying and fixing a potential systemic issue that degrad...

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by DualQual
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 41996

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

Never argue with an idiot.

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by DualQual
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement
Replies: 24
Views: 4580

Re: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement

The first officer is also a pilot.

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by DualQual
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 49810

Re: WN and Hawaii.

OAK and LAX will be the only ETOPS crew bases. The "plan" is to feed Californian's to Hawaii. Will crews do layovers? Or turn right around after one hop? For UA depending on the time of day the flight departs from the mainland West Coast the FA's work the turn but the pilots get a layover...

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by DualQual
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and UPS 757s
Replies: 29
Views: 6380

Re: FedEx and UPS 757s

RR Engines start faster vs the PWs. PW thrust reversers will stop you much faster due to the larger fan. On the EICAS there is an N3 display for the RR airplanes. Systems wise there are some differences for engine anti ice valve location, fuel feed (RR has some hydro mechanical feed that is electron...

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by DualQual
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 off taxiway in CVG...heavy snow
Replies: 28
Views: 10540

Re: Delta 737 off taxiway in cvg...heavy snow

wetpantsmcgee wrote:
Looks like a rough time getting around the airport in those conditions.

BTW, when are people going to stop using the term 'tarmac'?


Just after people stop using aircrafts.

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by DualQual
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 377252

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

VC10er wrote:
(and I strongly recommend Bruges and the beef stew over fries!)


Bruges is a fantastic place!

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by DualQual
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions For Pilots
Replies: 9
Views: 2731

Re: Questions For Pilots

Don’t be a lowlife scab.

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by DualQual
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 24475

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Get rid of co and all their employee's. Since they have infected UA, its been all down hill under their direction. Reality is Kirby is at least an airline guy who understands the day to day operation. Unfortunately, the co group knows only how to run small planes to serve 'Duck Dynasty' passengers....

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by DualQual
Tue May 29, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying with air conditioning packs off?
Replies: 22
Views: 4936

Re: Flying with air conditioning packs off?

I tried to get the complete book but, sadly enough, was unable to find it anywhere for a reasonable price.! Why don't you go to your local library and see if they can get a copy through the interlibrary loan for you to borrow? Why waste valuable time reading a book that, based off this discussion, ...

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by DualQual
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clay Lacy "riding" a DC-8
Replies: 23
Views: 4871

Re: Clay Lacy "riding" a DC-8

He's a scab. Nuff said. Rot in hell.

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by DualQual
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pax Claims Dog Died After Flight From Detroit To Oregon
Replies: 44
Views: 4869

Re: UA Pax Claims Dog Died After Flight From Detroit To Oregon

Flying outside the passenger cabin is relatively dangerous for pets. Deaths are not necessarily that uncommon. It is much better to leave your pet at home. Not really. The hold and the cabin are in the same pressure vessel. It could be the pilots weren't aware of the dog and maybe had the temperatu...

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by DualQual
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 17264

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

If it's a blizzard you're probably in the terminal bitching about being stuck in the terminal and not going anywhere on an airplane. If you're enough of an inconsiderate ass to not get off a burning plane you better hope I'm not behind you trying to get out while you decide to fumble for whatever re...

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by DualQual
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Completing Your "Landed There" Alphabet
Replies: 27
Views: 3414

Re: Completing Your

The U.S. doesn't allow "W"or "K" to begin airport identifiers since our radio call signs start with those, so I'm not sure how KOA and WYS got their exceptions.    All US ICAO (4 letter flight plan) identifiers begin with K. KDCA, KOMA, KORD. KOAs ICAO is PHKO. The three letter ...

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by DualQual
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Saves 2 Olympians From AA Delays to Rio.
Replies: 26
Views: 4714

Re: UA Saves 2 Olympians From AA Delays to Rio.

According to the article, the UA flight they ultimately ended up taking was sold out as well, so more than likely, UA bumped paying customers for this little PR stunt. No, they didn't. They were able to be accomodated due to misconnects. What's the point of this thread? The Olympics are in Rio, the...

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by DualQual
Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United has a deal with FA's
Replies: 61
Views: 12666

Re: United has a deal with FA's

piedmont762 wrote:

Of course ex-CO folks will look the other way at Smisek but it's time to wise up to know that he's a big POS.


The only CO person I ever heard defend Smisek was a good for nothing, low life, scab. So your point is BS.

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by DualQual
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return Of The Continental Retrojet!
Replies: 53
Views: 21197

RE: Return Of The Continental Retrojet!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UA444" class="quote" target="_blank">UA444</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> High praise given y...

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by DualQual
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return Of The Continental Retrojet!
Replies: 53
Views: 21197

RE: Return Of The Continental Retrojet!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/altairF28" class="quote" target="_blank">altairF28</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Continental Airlines (...

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by DualQual
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return Of The Continental Retrojet!
Replies: 53
Views: 21197

RE: Return Of The Continental Retrojet!

My only complaint is neither retro livery graces a 757!

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by DualQual
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Method To Solve Overbooking Or What
Replies: 52
Views: 11707

RE: New AA Method To Solve Overbooking Or What

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/b727fa" class="quote" target="_blank">b727fa</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Truest statement ...

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by DualQual
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757-200 And A320 Short Runway Performance
Replies: 33
Views: 17825

RE: B757-200 And A320 Short Runway Performance

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/daviation" class="quote" target="_blank">daviation</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Flaps 20 ta...

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by DualQual
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 167 SEA-NRT Circling NW Of SEA
Replies: 53
Views: 15844

RE: DL 167 SEA-NRT Circling NW Of SEA

I don't do any flying to Asia so I'm not sure what the rules/requirements are for the NorPac tracks. However, if they lost all FMS capability they likely can't enter MNPS/RNP airspace (I'm not familiar with the 744 systems to say what the fail safe level is for the nav performance of the airplane). ...

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by DualQual
Sun May 29, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United And The Sharklet
Replies: 32
Views: 10432

RE: United And The Sharklet

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/intotheair" class="quote" target="_blank">intotheair</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Good poin...

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by DualQual
Sun May 29, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United And The Sharklet
Replies: 32
Views: 10432

RE: United And The Sharklet

Ah, what might have been. Another potential interesting thread derailed by "I'm the smartest guy in the room" pissing matches.

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