Great to see true face of this horrow show. I wonder how long this post is gonna stay online.Jump to post
When we carry flowers and vegetables out of Nairobi, we usually max both on volume and weight (max weight is around 375 tons due to altitude/temperature). Most of other flights are maxed out on weight (126 tons max with variable ZFW on production freighter -400F.). Potential issue on A380 combi cou...Jump to post
When we carry flowers and vegetables out of Nairobi, we usually max both on volume and weight (max weight is around 375 tons due to altitude/temperature). Most of other flights are maxed out on weight (126 tons max with variable ZFW on production freighter -400F.). Potential issue on A380 combi coul...Jump to post
No lavatory/galley on Saab 340. Just a bottle and a bag of snacks.Jump to post
I was the Alaska pilot on the radio relaying all the information. We were communicating with ATC multiple ways. When they ditched there was a ship near by, but they were unable to get on board due to rough seas. The coast guard was waiting for daylight to rescue them. It should be soon. Hardest mom...Jump to post
There are always possible exceptions in such circumstances.
Longest legal (plannable) duty I know currently is 29 hours under EASA AOC, from UK to China and back.
qf789 wrote:Saudi Arabia to suspend all international flights effective from tonight for at least 2 weeks
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Zeke, perhaps the poster was trying to say, fly as you train and train as you fly, which is a popular term in many training organizations I have been in. Our normal company limits for first officers is far more restrictive than the aircraft limits (10-15 kts crosswind), however in the simulator for...Jump to post
If anyone has OPT for both 773ER and 747 (-400 or -8), could you please do MTOW out of NBO at 20deg, 0 wind, 1013hpa, packs off, the rest optimum? 77W with pack off or APU to packs with FULL CG 319,806kg With ALT CG 321695kg. Anyone have the Jumbo numbers? I got it for 744PF with CF6. 385584kg. So ...Jump to post
If anyone has OPT for both 773ER and 747 (-400 or -8), could you please do MTOW out of NBO at 20deg, 0 wind, 1013hpa, packs off, the rest optimum?Jump to post
Hand luggage situation has gone out of control some time ago. What we see now is full sized luggage in the cabin. If it doesn't fit under the seat, it is not hand luggage, period. There is sufficient space for (properly sized) hand luggage under every seat except emergency exit and bulkhead seats.Jump to post
They need to improve their customer relations and punctuality. In last three weeks I missed two intercontinental flight connections in Istanbul. On the first occasion lady at help desk lied to me that the delay has to be 12+ hours to get a hotel, even though in their terms and conditions it says 8 h...Jump to post
Any pictures of current situation at Ataturk?Jump to post
For start EU could introduce crew visas instead of gendecs for all non-eu operators, just to make it a little bit more equal. And look more into UPS and Fedex intra-EU N-registered feeder flights.Jump to post
One is preventing a problem, another is fixing the problem.
Users need to know about safe operation and environment in which they can operate. Fines and penalties do not provide them this knowledge, they can only ensure there are repercussions if one goes beyond that.
Penalties would not stop reckless people. What we need is a controlled environment and mandatory registration in which these devices (with no lower-end size or mass cap) can operate. Just because the technology is there and cheap doesn't mean we are entitled to it.Jump to post
Such discounts are also the reason that we get crappiest room they have. Close to laundry, elevators, connecting door, noisy family floor with screaming children running in the hallway.. It is always better (for us crews) to book ad-hoc instead of using contract rates.
Touchdown was ok but de-crab was over-controlled. It happens.. nothing dangerous, just uncomfortable. Sometimes getting on the ground safely and staying on centerline without pod strike does not look nice but that's how it is. When you are tired after a long flight, it is even more difficult. Just m...Jump to post
What is tragic is that such companies are allowed to operate at all. Who needs performance calculations when you have done it thousand times before? Nobody, until you crash like this.
You know something is wrong when you have your own Youtube section of close calls and crashes.
According to Boeing 747 document @ http://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingd ... senger.pdf , RR is indeed not an engine option for ER.
Perhaps it is due to RR maximum thrust of 60,200 lbs whereas PW and GE provide up to 63,000 lbs of thrust.
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/stburke" class="quote" target="_blank">stburke</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Or even somethi...Jump to post
I remember when our techinican was changing propeller deicing cables when it was -20C and windy outside this winter. Two broken frozen screw bits for start and couple of thawing sessions in the car got the job done properly. For the human part of the job it's not really for comfort but bare necessit...Jump to post
Similar problem as with cheap drones. Accessible to anyone, both financially and legally. At least it has been recently proved that such illuminations don't pose long-term damage to eyes.Jump to post
737-400F converted by AEI require 1000kg of ballast (or cargo) in the rear to be inside the CG envelope. Not all planes are withing the CG limits when completely empty, some also have 'minimum flight weight' limits.Jump to post
Any religion-driven government is not a good idea. It is still interesting how they intend to break all ties except for religious practices.Jump to post
I don't see a large safety issue here, speaking for private operation. As both engines simply do not fail simultaneously on such planes, there is no need for aborting the takeoff here. After the runway you have more than 1km of available elevation drop (potential energy) at disposal, which is more t...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bobnwa" class="quote" target="_blank">bobnwa</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i>When has any airline ever fired pilots becau...Jump to post