What is idle reverse? Reverser deployed with the engine at idle. Think of it like putting your car in reverse but not touching the gas. If you take your foot off the brake, you'll still go slowly in reverse, so you still have a little bit of reverse "thrust". But not much. Standard landin...Jump to post
I fully respect that point of view and your training. But my question is, What if...? I guess it would depend on the generation of the aircraft, right? Like, what if during the course of the day a pilot didn’t take in enough salt (rushed schedule, lack of nutrition, etc.) and, at the moment of trut...Jump to post
It's telling them to expect their *clearance* to that level in 10 minutes, not that they're expected to *be* at that level at that time. In other words, you may get clearance to 10,000 initially, even though you filed to FL380. "Expect FL380 10 minutes after departure" means you have to le...Jump to post
That's not a very substantive article, and it relies on a quote from an unspecified "municipal official" for its lede.
I think we all know that Narita is in transition. But this article is about four paragraphs of fluff.
HND has the Royal Park Hotel: https://www.the-royalpark.jp/the/tokyohaneda/en/
It is actually in one of the terminals. I stayed there once; it was perfect. You can walk out and be right at the check-in counter.
I expect that Ballard will find what he's looking for. The weight of the evidence is quite high in my view. The TIGHAR people who've run numerous expeditions out to Nikumaroro have found compelling evidence, but the most compelling is the Bevington Object as referred to in the article. Agreed - thi...Jump to post
Yeah, but the delta between a first class and coach ticket was also a lot less. About 30%. My family used to fly first class about half the time and we were not wealthy. That's why this cost-cutting was going on. Nowadays a first class ticket usually costs about 100% more than a domestic economy tic...Jump to post
I’m not familiar with a lite version of precheck that requires shoe removal and I spend a lot of time pretty far off the beaten path. There are a fair number of small airports (and also the Gate 1/2 checkpoint at SAN IINM) where electronics have to come out, but that’s different. Are you saying my ...Jump to post
I think this company seems to be slightly confused about how many families (especially ones with kids) pay for J. Or what the word "business" means... But yes, if you click through to the article itself, it's just a very high density herringbone layout. It would have to be priced signific...Jump to post
You seem to be passing the blame for poor quality on delivery to the customer for not doing their inspections properly. It is up to the manufacturer to ensure quality standards and is solely their responsibility for themselves and their suppliers. It's not really passing the blame - these are all i...Jump to post
That's my fault, when you stated that you were training with an airline to become a pilot I had assumed that you were a fair bit younger, so sorry for the assumption Thanks for the mea culpa, seriously - you don't see that often on the internet these days. There are quite a few of us middle aged gu...Jump to post
triple3driver wrote:spacecadet wrote:I don't understand why they don't just move
You seem to be pretty young still, but you’ll understand when you have an established family.
I'm training with an airline to be one of their pilots right now. I've flown "positive space" with them a couple of times to this point. Positive space basically means they treat you like a regular passenger and you don't need to fly standby and can't be bumped. Normally you would be flyin...Jump to post
Yes, I have had to remove my shoes with Pre-check. It depends on the airport; there are apparently different "levels" of Pre-check readiness that an airport can have. If an airport doesn't have a certain kind of scanner, for example, they can still require shoe removal even if you have Pre...Jump to post
Now, that was just one person and his opinion, but this kind of attitude is quite prevalent among the Climate Change set, What is "the Climate Change set"? You mean "people"? Are we having a flat Earth discussion here too? This guy you quoted said a dumb thing. Just leave it at ...Jump to post
Looking at the pics in the link I don't see the armrests for the middle seat? Not only that, but the seat itself appears exactly the same width. If you look closely, only the backrests are different - and there's just an artificial gap in between the middle seat backrest and the aisle and window ba...Jump to post
On the other hand, I'm assuming one could just enter the route onto a GPS and the autopilot could fly most of the route (presumably) without having to toy with the VORs as much. If that's the case, would that be a bit spoiled or is AP mostly just used for increased situational awareness? Probably d...Jump to post
Yep galaxyflyer is correct. You don’t need anything immediately but usually around 20 hours you’ll solo and you’ll need the student license/medical to do so. If I remember correctly, the medical functions as your student license. It’s been years since I was in training so I’m not 100% sure. To solo...Jump to post
It appears the backwards facing seats in the center allow you to sit closer together, so it's a trade-off, and since only 25 percent of J seats are designed for couples, it's probably worth the trade-off. As for single travellers, a backwards facing side window lone seat is probably more desirable ...Jump to post
ANA has long had a weird issue with their business class actually being better in some ways than their first class (I've flown both), and this new cabin seems to continue that. There's actually more storage and surface areas to put things in business class, and the full seat area actually looks and ...Jump to post
All sounds normal to me. Your plane was probably heavily loaded and the density altitude was probably around 8,000 feet. The shaking is a combination of the landing gear still turning combined with aerodynamic ground effect. It's more pronounced in conditions like I just noted, and is more noticeabl...Jump to post
It took 11 seconds. 11 seconds was the beginning of rightward input against the leftward roll. The aircraft did not pitch down until 3seconds before impact. I'm not sure what your point is here. There was no real "pitch down" because the aircraft was beyond 90 degrees of bank at that poin...Jump to post
A little off topic, but similar, AA's DC-10s had a projector showing the view from the front of the plane in the cockpit. So pax on AA 191 would've been able to watch their plane plunge into the ground just after takeoff. That's horrifying to think about. That's often mentioned, but it's doubtful t...Jump to post
Just to go back to sound quality a little bit, remember that LiveATC and most YouTube videos are recording from equipment on the ground that might also be on the edge of a coverage area. Obstacles, buildings, hills, or even the curvature of the Earth could be getting in the way of the ground ATC sig...Jump to post
There's a convective SIGMET covering basically all of PA and some of OH right now. Probably don't want to fly through that. There is at least one published hold near the Fort Wayne area, but I'm having a hard time understanding exactly where you're holding (I'm not sure how you fly northeast to ORD,...Jump to post
No, pilots don't always understand. "Say again" is actually official phraseology, as is "I don't understand". Pilots will say the former when they just didn't hear something properly, and that happens all the time. The latter you don't hear nearly as much, but you might if you're...Jump to post
I'm not sure that continued acceleration beyond a certain speed without liftoff would actually be possible. I'd have to believe that the actual maximum speed of this exercise would be limited by things other than thrust and drag. A plane's wings generate lift proportional to the relative wind. To a ...Jump to post
The number of lavs per passenger has been dropping for decades now... most medium-haul planes these days have about 1 lav per 50 coach passengers. It's just not an equation that can be reconciled with the human body - there are going to be obvious times on any flight when there's high demand for bat...Jump to post
I suggest you get out of you US-centric bubble my friend, I really had no idea despite following sports at international level. Most people outside the US don't give a toss about American Football or the NFL, get over it. We're talking about a US athlete on a US airline (that's actually *called* &q...Jump to post
Almost every country in the world has no-fly zones. Military exercise areas, firing ranges for missiles, rocket launch sites, secret government facilities or over city centres like Paris, New York or Seoul. He was asking specifically about "cruise altitude" no fly zones. I don't know abou...Jump to post
If you are in the front desk, please take you time to become 200% familiar with the access policy. I hate when I get denied at first take and then have to argue and even call a senior agent to end up being granted access. Yeah, this is the most important thing for a desk agent (I'm not totally sure...Jump to post
Why don't they just get the A380? It would ease the congestion. Many Japanese airports cannot handle the A380, and it wouldn't be cost effective to upgrade them. Also, you'd be robbing Peter to pay Paul. How does replacing a 300 seater with a 600 seater "ease congestion"? It creates more ...Jump to post
Jesus Christ. The fact that it's AC responsibility to check their aircraft and y'all still trying to blame her.... I don't think rational person would think like you two. It's too illogical. I don't think a rational person would believe this story. It's too illogical. Has AC denied it? In fact they...Jump to post
I guess you're asking just what others do rather than for advice for yourself? For me, it really depends on what else I'm doing on the trip. If it's a pure business trip, I'd probably just connect in Tokyo and fly to the destination, then fly back home the same way. I've done that once. More often, ...Jump to post
Thanks to your link, I think this is it: https://www.asias.faa.gov/apex/f?p=100:18:::NO::AP_BRIEF_RPT_VAR:19870516033349I Interesting - yeah, that seems to fit. It did return to the airport like many suspected, but otherwise it's a Pan Am 747 engine explosion out of JFK around that time. My searche...Jump to post
I was on a DC-10 in 1980 at the age of 8 that experienced a compressor stall followed by a fire that certainly looked and felt like an explosion, and we turned around and landed back at EWR. I feel like the entire event is seared in my memory, but it's been 40 years and I know that memory is fluid. ...Jump to post
Exit row. And I have made this choice several times. I'm 6'4" so being crammed into a window seat in economy class for 13+ hours is my idea of torture. I'd rather have a window than not, obviously, but if the choice is room to stretch my legs and the ability to get up fairly easily vs. having a...Jump to post
The NY Times says he lifted off at 1:32PM. The most recent LGA METAR prior to that was this one at 1:15, and he'd probably have had this info when deciding whether to go: SPECI KLGA 101715Z 04012KT 2SM R04/4000VP6000FT -RA BR SCT007 OVC010 17/16 A3005 RMK AO2 P0003 T01720156= To decode that, winds w...Jump to post
Sure, you can get lucky sometimes. Sometimes you won't. Not everyone likes to leave things to chance.Jump to post
Fares were higher, fuel was cheaper, and most flights operated once a day. Airlines didn't have multiple non-stop transcons between the same two cities like they do now. If you wanted to fly a transcon, you took the one flight there was and that was (potentially) on a 747 because everybody had to ta...Jump to post
Longest in duration: NRT-PDX-DTW-JFK - I believe this was 21.5 hours.
Longest in distance: NRT-PEK-JFK - about 8,150 miles.
Shortest duration *and* probably distance: PDX-SEA, 129 miles, about 20-25 minutes. And about half that time is just maneuvering for landing.
I actually forgot in my original post that Contintental is "defunct" (I just think of them as United now). If we count them, then I flew with them a lot out of EWR, especially either EWR-SFO or EWR-OAK (I think one was United and the other Continental, but I don't remember which was which)...Jump to post
Is that how the A330 behaves? In my jet stall recovery is REDUCE PITCH and MAX POWER. The reason you don't do that in many under-wing engine airliners is that the increased thrust will tend to push the nose higher, exacerbating the stall. I don't know if it's true for *every* airliner with under-wi...Jump to post
Usually defunct airlines were like pretty much any other airline. Sometimes they were worse, which is part of the reason they're defunct. I know I've flown on more than this, but the defunct airlines I have specific memories of flying on are: TWA: I flew out of the TWA Flight Center in 2000 on a 757...Jump to post
A "touch and go around" is a little more serious than a standard go-around. If you're already on the ground and realize you can't salvage the landing, that means you're pretty close to not having a successful outcome.Jump to post
There are too many of these in China. I think it was a DL 744 a ways back that had a similar situation (not sure what it’s fate was but I think it sat in China for a long time). I of course don’t know all the details here, but if this is their inability to divert around due to airspace limitation o...Jump to post
Stuff like this is why the airlines continue to devalue their FF points. And if this process hasn't been shut down by the airlines or credit card companies already (and I seem to remember that it has), it will be soon. Just get an AMEX card and put all your purchases on it. You'll have more points t...Jump to post