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by DualQual
Wed May 04, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most collectively hated airliner?
Replies: 27
Views: 2386

Re: What is the most collectively hated airliner?

737-500 Cramped, slow, unstable, really terrible ride in turbulence Hw come people don't really hate the 737-600 for that reason? I always seem to get the 735 and 736 confused, since their seating capacities are about the same. Because like 4 were made. (Yes that’s an exaggeration). The type is so ...

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by DualQual
Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A couple got married on a Southwest flight
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Re: A couple got married on a Southwest flight

FANTASTIC ! ! ! Herb Kelleher would have LOVED to have been there for that! It does bring up a question, though. I've wondered this for years but I've never asked. If the captain of a ship has the power to marry couples, does that also mean that the captain of an airliner has the same power? http:/...

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by DualQual
Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 2227

Re: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet

How much time do have in the -400 or MAX to back up that proclamation? How much time do you have on a A330/A350 ? About the same as you have in the -400 and Max. Which is why I don’t make blanket statements about Airbus or make proclamations about how they fly. So your assessment of how similar or ...

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by DualQual
Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 2227

Re: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet

zeke wrote:
The A330/A350 are far more similar in terms of procedures and handling than say the 737-400 and 737-8 MAX.


How much time do have in the -400 or MAX to back up that proclamation?

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by DualQual
Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight
Replies: 97
Views: 16277

Re: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight

That’s the SPIRIT!

I’ll show myself out now.

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by DualQual
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31115

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

Did we learn nothing over the last two years? You should be quarantining if you have a cold. What did we learn over the past two years that suggests we need to have an over the top knee jerk reaction to a common cold? If he’s tested negative for Covid and verified it’s simply a cold, wearing a mask...

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by DualQual
Thu Apr 07, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 149185

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

jetBlue takes out Spirit and dumps the E190s as fast as possible. Some of the Spirit markets do not make the transition just like airTrans take over. Breeze picks up E190s at pennies and suddenly has new markets that were just abandoned by the new jetBlue. Seems like Neeleman might make out pretty ...

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by DualQual
Tue Apr 05, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines 757 RB211 Engine Sounds
Replies: 10
Views: 2876

Re: American Airlines 757 RB211 Engine Sounds

Hello, everyone I had a conversation recently with a fellow student concerning the already retired 757's that belonged to American Airlines, both pre-merger AA birds and those inherited from US Airways. Both from personal perspectives and YouTube videos, there seems to have been a change in sound. ...

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by DualQual
Tue Mar 29, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta depressurization incident 3/28
Replies: 41
Views: 9277

Re: Delta depressurization incident 3/28

It looks like they might have had a pressurization issue early in the flight since they held under 14,000 feet for 15 minutes before climbing to cruise altitude. They ultimately continued as planned and had the rapid decent about 90 minutes later. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl339#2b...

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by DualQual
Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Crosswind Limits for Different Variants
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

Re: 737 Crosswind Limits for Different Variants

My shop all the variants have the same crosswind limits.

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by DualQual
Sat Feb 19, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic
Replies: 35
Views: 3542

Re: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic

The 767-400 uses pneumatics for the reversers. The -300 is regular old hydraulic power. Our -300 are all pneumatic. 767-300s use pneumatics for thrust reversers. They work very well. Ya think? Chap 78 has always been an exception driver for us. Must be an engine difference then. Ours have hydraulic...

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by DualQual
Sat Feb 19, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic
Replies: 35
Views: 3542

Re: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic

Lpbri wrote:
767-300s use pneumatics for thrust reversers. They work very well.


The 767-400 uses pneumatics for the reversers. The -300 is regular old hydraulic power.

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by DualQual
Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of US Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years
Replies: 140
Views: 20794

Re: Future of Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years

The barrier to entry is the cost of flight training. The easiest way to attract pilots is for the network carriers to launch ab initio programs similar to some of the carriers in Europe. Using AA as an example: - High school student recruited - After completing high school, student attends AA spons...

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by DualQual
Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: I've had two post's deleted recently.
Replies: 19
Views: 3170

Re: I've had two post's deleted recently.

Given the number of posts I see that can’t use “lose/loose” “they’re/their/there” “affect/effect” correctly I’d be pretty miffed if a simple mis-spelling was the problem. Actually, the reason I've been following this site for many many years but rarely posting, is because I'm very dyslexic. And I'v...

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by DualQual
Sat Jan 22, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: I've had two post's deleted recently.
Replies: 19
Views: 3170

Re: I've had two post's deleted recently.

Given the number of posts I see that can’t use “lose/loose” “they’re/their/there” “affect/effect” correctly I’d be pretty miffed if a simple mis-spelling was the problem.

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by DualQual
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 2217

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

Is Spirit the same, I heard something about them recognizing prior 121 time with a few buddies that went there, or would that just be pay scales not equipment ? I’m not sure I understand the question. There is only one equipment type - narrowbody 320. so everyone is on the same pay scale. Wouldn’t ...

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by DualQual
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 2217

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

A bit different aspect of it, I assume what original question implied: How important is the experience on the type vs general experience? How transferrable skills are? E.g. how much 10k+ hours on 737 matter for the upgrade to, say, A350 captain - aircraft being pretty dissimilar to 737. Does overal...

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by DualQual
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AS3342 returning to san diego
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: AS3342 returning to san diego

Weather diversion. As stated above, sometimes it's better for passengers and the operation to return to the point of origin instead of diverting to another city. KSMF 091706Z 32006KT 1/4SM R17R/2200FT FG OVC002 04/03 A3033 RMK AO2 TWR VIS 1/4 T00390033 $ KSMF 091653Z 31006KT 1/8SM R17R/1400FT FG OV...

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by DualQual
Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 3527

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

Yes, absolutely serious. I used to sleep in the disabled toilet area at work in my previous job - it meant you didn't get seen napping after a red-eye flight, and the security guards could turn a blind eye when they were doing their patrols of the building. The hygiene issue can be dealt with by kn...

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by DualQual
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: updated: MH370 claim: breakthrough?
Replies: 103
Views: 50773

Re: MH370 claim: 777 flew in holding pattern for 22 min

22 minutes in a hold is a pretty long hold. What is that 9 to 11 laps? In addition to the other theories this may point to (dealing with hijacker, troubleshooting an issue), if the most accepted theory is still valid (pilot suicide), then it points to a minimum of second guessing the plan of action...

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by DualQual
Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could flap operation be automated?
Replies: 18
Views: 2001

Re: Could flap operation be automated?

Moving the flaps is not an onerous task. Farming it out to automation, while certainly possible, takes the pilot out of having control over the configuration of the aircraft. There’s no reason to do this.

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by DualQual
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 adds EWR Pilot Base
Replies: 64
Views: 10354

Re: B6 adds EWR Pilot Base

Max Q wrote:
jfklganyc wrote:
Telling pilots their presence there will continue to increase and will be long term.

Separate base from JFK/LGA per the ALPA contract



Interesting, the Continental and United EWR base covers all three airports


I doubt UAL pilots would trade contracts.

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by DualQual
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1313
Views: 304012

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

masseybrown wrote:
jayunited wrote:
There is more information starting to leak out about what United is looking at doing with pilot bases later this year into next year, some of this I think we already knew.
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Minor matter, but is there still a CLE 737 base?


They’ve got uniforms and everything. It’s really great! :lol:

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by DualQual
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 159
Views: 20755

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

I love how members can rationalize anything on here. "crew shouldn't expect hotels to be booked for them, I have to book and pay for hotels at my job" "crew shouldn't expect hotels to be available when it isn't the airlines fault" "crews are being unreasonable to expect a h...

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by DualQual
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground delay at DAL
Replies: 17
Views: 3925

Re: Ground delay at DAL

traindoc wrote:
Thanks for the update! Unfortunately, COVID is far from over as the delta variant is more infectious than earlier ones. We are seeing another increase in COVID patients in the ER!


Let me guess. They all have something in common.

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by DualQual
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 515713

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

Is there something in the contract that requires them to do the training for equipment changes in a specific order? I'm just trying to understand if there is a way to mitigate situations like this in the future. I don’t know specific to AA but some shops have pay rate protection built in if they tr...

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by DualQual
Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386
Replies: 51
Views: 15588

Re: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386

I thought booze was mostly free in 1st/business class and in lounges. Don’t think airlines “make a lot of money”. The best way to put people to sleep without making a bunch of angry drunks is to run the cabin pressure up to reduce O2 and put people to nightly nite. Wouldn't that also make the crew ...

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by DualQual
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 164366

Re: United Airlines confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

Probably not far beyond 2028 they will drop a pilot work group with the 757/753/763/764 retirements. I’ll try and get ahead of this, no the remaining 757/767 pilots at that point will not be out of a job. Those that aren’t retired by that point will be displaced and can bid to whatever other positi...

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by DualQual
Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 164366

Re: United Airlines confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

Probably not far beyond 2028 they will drop a pilot work group with the 757/753/763/764 retirements. I’ll try and get ahead of this, no the remaining 757/767 pilots at that point will not be out of a job. Those that aren’t retired by that point will be displaced and can bid to whatever other positi...

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by DualQual
Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff
Replies: 62
Views: 7637

Re: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff

With all the reported safety issues of the jabs alone, one might wonder how safe it is to mandate this for the pilots? By the way: it is legally not even a vaccin, it is a chemical shot. Righto. One of the prime reasons why I will vehemently refuse it, even at the detriment of my occupation. Its no...

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by DualQual
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 515713

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

But then why would management do this? The C-Suite folks aren't stupid. Stupid? Not necessarily. Capable of doing extremely stupid things? Absolutely. It wouldn’t shock me in the least if this is again a time when the C-Suite (or whatever higher level minion was tasked by them) came up with such a ...

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by DualQual
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 17448

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

3) Airport layout? No one is suggesting gut DFW but could that have played a factor and by how much? AA are the DFW in-house experts, and this configuration has been used how long now? I'm a bit skeptical on this particular point's relevance. And if you read my entire you post you’d understand why ...

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by DualQual
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 17448

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

As usual some posters are criticizing the pilots without knowing any of the circumstances. Yeah let's be arm chair pilots. We know exactly what happened. We're professionals. *sarcasm The circumstances were they taxied into a light pole…. Pretty cut and dry there bud :roll: No, it’s not pretty cut ...

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by DualQual
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 17448

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

A couple of things that need to be addressed since everyone is a great Monday Morning QB. No the crew will not get fired. People make mistakes. As with every single investigation after any kind of incident the investigators will be trying to determine why the mistake was made and understand ALL the ...

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by DualQual
Sat May 22, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United confirmed as first tenant of new Terminal A at EWR
Replies: 87
Views: 21984

Re: United confirmed as first tenant of new Terminal A at EWR

I wonder if PANYNJ “requested” that UA not use for Express (bigger planes = more money). Perhaps UA will go back to the CO model of select destinations to be operated out of A (I believe it was Boston, Chicago and Atlanta). It could make sense to have SFO and LAX out of A given generally high O&...

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by DualQual
Thu May 20, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 752/3 and 763 CRT displays
Replies: 17
Views: 5161

Re: UA 752/3 and 763 CRT displays

Since a bunch of 752s and 763s went to the desert from AA and it’s highly likely the PW752s aren’t returning there’s some CRTs right there.

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by DualQual
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Driving record impact on pilot background check
Replies: 13
Views: 4207

Re: Driving record impact on pilot background check

1. Youll be fine. Couple speeding tickets are nothing, if anything they might help you out. No traffic infractions whatsoever may show them that youre an obedient compliant sheep that will drive 5 under everywhere and come to a complete stop at every stop sign, wait for the blinker to flash 3 times...

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by DualQual
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question re. B737 & TOGA
Replies: 13
Views: 2676

Re: Question re. B737 & TOGA

Pressing the TOGA button on the 737 thrust levers will do a few things. It affects the thrust levers if the autothrottles are engaged and it also drives flight director settings if the FDs are selected. Normal ops on takeoff would be to spool the engines up to 40% N1 or so to compensate for differen...

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by DualQual
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Door Latch Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2790

Re: Door Latch Question

The handle is free to rotate 360° when pulled partially out. When pulled fully out the splines engage the door mechanism and as the handle is rotated the door opens. So the only concern here would be: Can the airflow in flight be enough to pull the handle fully out and engage the door mechanism? Pr...

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by DualQual
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RNAV (RNP) Approaches In The U.S.
Replies: 31
Views: 3347

Re: RNAV (RNP) Approaches In The U.S.

I like them when they link directly from a STAR. There are no surprises as to how long the downwind (or how short) is going to be leading to either droning out forever or suddenly getting jammed into a base to final where you’ve been left high and probably fast. The only issue with them is they can...

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by DualQual
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RNAV (RNP) Approaches In The U.S.
Replies: 31
Views: 3347

Re: RNAV (RNP) Approaches In The U.S.

I like them when they link directly from a STAR. There are no surprises as to how long the downwind (or how short) is going to be leading to either droning out forever or suddenly getting jammed into a base to final where you’ve been left high and probably fast. The only issue with them is they can ...

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by DualQual
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 116118

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

That is only applicable for a light twin piston. For transport category aircraft, obstacle clearance and aircraft condition are the primary considerations. For a standard engine failure it doesn’t matter which way you turn as long as you stay within published bank angles. When you had an uncontaine...

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by DualQual
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 116118

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Can some more Captains or Pilots chime in on which way to turn with a failed engine? It’s been answered a few times up-thread already, but generally with multi-engined airplanes (not using centreline thrust), you’d want to avoid turning into the dead side as far as practicable. That’s due to the hi...

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by DualQual
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 1832 CUN-IAH MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues
Replies: 41
Views: 10699

Re: UA 1832 IAH-CUN MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues

160 is about right for a 737-8/900..stupid fast.... Amazingly, the approach speeds on the 757 and even the 747 at max landing weight are slower even with engine out or most flap issues. Some alternate flap extensions take longer due to electrical extension vs normal hydraulic or air extensions. Are...

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by DualQual
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 1832 CUN-IAH MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues
Replies: 41
Views: 10699

Re: UA 1832 IAH-CUN MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues

Now on the ground. It made two circles west of the airport. Unsure if they were able to get the flaps down. Approach looked to be near 160 knots. 160 is about right for a 737-8/900..stupid fast.... Amazingly, the approach speeds on the 757 and even the 747 at max landing weight are slower even with...

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by DualQual
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Upgrading to a new type in the same airline
Replies: 19
Views: 3289

Re: Upgrading to a new type in the same airline

. Practicality of going from 737 captain onto the 777 depends on individual airlines. Typically in the states a 737 captain probably wouldn’t have the seniority to hold a 777 captain slot. They would probably only hold a 777 FO slot. I don’t know where you got this idea but it’s incorrect. Plenty o...

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by DualQual
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PHL runway 8
Replies: 25
Views: 3566

Re: PHL runway 8

Why CPT only? What could a CPT do a FO couldn’t despite lifting it off at Vr or stopping with calculated balanced field prior V1? I get the CPT only for landings, but take offs? It may have to do with transfer of controls on a rejected takeoff. You’re taking one more step out if performance is crit...

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by DualQual
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PHL runway 8
Replies: 25
Views: 3566

Re: PHL runway 8

I have landed on 26 many times, I don't recall ever taking off on 8, though I may have forgotten. Do commercial aircraft ever take off on 8? Often if the performance data was available. Captain only takeoff though.... Why CPT only? What could a CPT do a FO couldn’t despite lifting it off at Vr or s...

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by DualQual
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off in snowy conditions
Replies: 24
Views: 5215

Re: Taking off in snowy conditions

On the topic of engine anti-ice, on the DC-10 I fly on the pilots turn the engine anti-ice switches (one for each engine) on, one at a time, and watch the engine instruments for fluctuations prior to turning the other anti-ice switches on. Presumably this is for ice-shedding. Is this a proper techn...

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by DualQual
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again
Replies: 92
Views: 18651

Re: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again

Can confirm. Some highlights include "I just got home to all my stuff on the lawn, I need to book off" "My ex wife took off with the kids and I don't know where they are, I need to book off" "My car battery was dead, so I tried hooking up the cables, and there was sparks an...

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