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by Woodreau
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Do nuclear aircraft carriers transit the Panama Canal ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1686

Re: Do nuclear aircraft carriers transit the Panama Canal ?

A side question...how often do carriers go around Cape Horn? Couldn't be that common. The Navy has to rotate carriers between the coasts for the mid life refueling. Newport News in Virginia is the only shipyard that is capable of refueling a carrier. So in general, “new” or “freshly refueled” carri...

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by Woodreau
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAN - What a Terrible Airport (Southwest Terminal)
Replies: 15
Views: 750

Re: SAN - What a Terrible Airport (Southwest Terminal)

You only showed the western side of terminal 2 (which was the new expansion I believe) The American gates on the eastern side of Terminal 2 are just as dreadful as the Terminal 1 rotunda gates and the old commuter terminal. But the difference is that you can still walk over to the western “nice” sid...

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by Woodreau
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines and their mechanical checklists
Replies: 24
Views: 1883

Re: American Airlines and their mechanical checklists

Well the pilots have their own paper checklist in addition to the checklist board. After the board is run and all the lights are turned off, the paper checklist is run.

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by Woodreau
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel dilemma
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Travel dilemma

Do you have jumpseating privileges? If so FedEx usually works to getting to ORD (or anywhere else for that matter) before 6am. It does mean a 9pm-10pm departure from locations all over the US, connecting and laying over in Memphis for the sort and arriving at ORD by 5am/6am. Sometimes there are flig...

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by Woodreau
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prince Harry's Private Jet
Replies: 22
Views: 2293

Re: Prince Harry's Private Jet

I won't name the owner, but at least one Gulfstream 650 travels with a backup Gulfstream 550 on most occasions. That seems a little excessive don't ya think? I’d have to say this happens more frequently than one suspects. I flew with someone that worked for an owner, and wherever they would fly, ro...

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by Woodreau
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines and their mechanical checklists
Replies: 24
Views: 1883

Re: American Airlines and their mechanical checklists

American has them on their 737s, MD-80s, 757/767s, but all the ones I’ve seen are the light up type, like the one in starlions picture. Not ones where there was a paper checklist underneath as you mentioned. As you complete them, you turn off the light and the item goes dark, indicating completion o...

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by Woodreau
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 57
Views: 4063

Re: Weighting passenger

Passengers should be weighed. The accuracy of the CG calculation (and thus the safety of the fight) is more important than anyone feeling "fat shamed". The actual weight of the passengers and the bags carried or checked by the passengers have no bearing on the calculated weight of the air...

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by Woodreau
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Flight & Duty Narrow Body Flights
Replies: 10
Views: 1899

Re: Long Flight & Duty Narrow Body Flights

It is due to the three hour difference between New York and Los Angeles. 22:00 in New York is 19:00 in Los Angeles. The FTDT limits are based on the acclimatized times for the crews, which for US domestic crews is the time zone they start their whole trip sequence. The BWI-DEN example would be a day...

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by Woodreau
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Flight & Duty Narrow Body Flights
Replies: 10
Views: 1899

Re: Long Flight & Duty Narrow Body Flights

Flight time and duty time limits depend on the number of pilots not the kind of airplane (wide-body or narrow-body) The point I was trying to make is that the flight time and duty time limit depends on the crew, not the actual flight. http://www.nycaviation.com/newspage/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/AL...

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by Woodreau
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Distance/Go Around Question
Replies: 29
Views: 2621

Re: Landing Distance/Go Around Question

In order to dispatch to a destination airport, the required landing distance needs to be within 60% of the available landing distance. So even though I can get an aircraft (say an A320) stopped within 4000ft, if an airport only has a 4500ft runway, the flight cannot be dispatched to that airport. if...

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by Woodreau
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What kind of waypoints/routes (FAA) are used to prepare a flight plan in practice?
Replies: 10
Views: 1507

Re: What kind of waypoints/routes (FAA) are used to prepare a flight plan in practice?

After everything is all said and done and your flight plan is filed, At least in the western half of the US you request and can get direct, traffic and workload permitting. Even when you don’t have any sort of RNAV/GPS to fly direct, it’ll be radar vectors direct when able.

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by Woodreau
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Flight & Duty Narrow Body Flights
Replies: 10
Views: 1899

Re: Long Flight & Duty Narrow Body Flights

There is no mitigation. The scenario you propose is within limits and two pilots can fly two flights of 3:45 duration without exceeding limits. However the airline does risk the pilots timing out if there are delays, as pilots cannot take off if they are planned to exceed flight time or duty time li...

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by Woodreau
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do you find airline airplanes for sale?
Replies: 10
Views: 1675

Re: Where do you find airline airplanes for sale?

I don’t know either, but just off the top of my head, it would depend on what condition aircraft are you looking for. Are you looking for a completely flyable aircraft like John Travoltas 707. Or are you looking for just a lawn ornament? I imagine if you want a flyable aircraft you could go to any o...

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by Woodreau
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On a "bumpy" approach, how far above and below glideslope are you?
Replies: 4
Views: 1367

Re: On a "bumpy" approach, how far above and below glideslope are you?

Not more than 1/3 -1/2 dot.

The needles get more sensitive the closer you get to the runway. The further you are away from touchdown the greater the displacement from centerline/glide slope needed move the needles.

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by Woodreau
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VTOL Jet Engine Aircraft and VTOL Jet Engine
Replies: 21
Views: 2260

Re: VTOL Jet Engine Aircraft and VTOL Jet Engine

Is this for a model airplane theoretical study or a demonstrator? I don’t see any viable medical aircraft that would be around 1800lb gtow. That is less weight than most automobiles. The only VTOL aircraft I’m familiar with is an AV-8B aircraft that had a 105kN rolls Royce engine and a mtogw of 20,7...

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by Woodreau
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inverted flight, Coanda and Bernoulli princes
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

Re: Inverted flight, Coanda and Bernoulli princes

https://youtu.be/35Zy_rl8WuM
https://youtu.be/WfNBmZy1Yuc
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From an old unusual attitude recovery training video “you do not have the pitch authority to maintain 1g inverted flight....” (in an airliner). Capt Warren VanderBurgh

https://youtu.be/35Zy_rl8WuM
https://youtu.be/WfNBmZy1Yuc

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by Woodreau
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bleed air stages?
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

Re: Bleed air stages?

The bleed air all comes off the high pressure compressor. The number of stages in a compressor depends on the engine. Some engines have more stages than others. The low pressure bleed will be on an earlier stage of the high pressure compressor for example the 10th stage, with the high pressure bleed...

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by Woodreau
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 65
Views: 15709

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

Which is how it started operating the CRJ-700s for America West. Operating CRJ-700s for anyone on the Mesa certificate would have violated one of the other scope clauses (US or UA), so Freedom Airlines was created. Before Freedom, Mesa had purchased a (Continental) MD-80 to operate in Mesa branded ...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Third Class Medical eligibility
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: FAA Third Class Medical eligibility

https://www.aopa.org/go-fly/medical-resources
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If you’re not a member of AOPA, you should research their aeromedical services as another resource.

https://www.aopa.org/go-fly/medical-resources

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by Woodreau
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops
Replies: 22
Views: 3610

Re: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops

I wonder what they do when the Santa Ana's are blowing from the east. Do they suspend easterly takeoffs during the late evening and early AM? The procedure is in the link you provided in your post above. They will depart east from the inboard runways 6R/7L only and discouraging reduced power takeof...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Combustor, Burner Cans, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Re: Combustor, Burner Cans, etc.

The fuel needs to be atomized into a fuel/air mixture before it can be burned. That’s what the burner cans do I believe.

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by Woodreau
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel & Oil characteristics and qualities
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Re: Fuel & Oil characteristics and qualities

https://webstore.ansi.org/Standards/ASTM/ASTMD165519

The US DoD uses a different specification for its aviation fuel.
MIL-DTL-5624 for JP-4/JP-5
MIL-DTL-83133 for JP-8
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It’s all contained in the specification document ASTM D1655-19 available for purchase here

https://webstore.ansi.org/Standards/ASTM/ASTMD165519

The US DoD uses a different specification for its aviation fuel.
MIL-DTL-5624 for JP-4/JP-5
MIL-DTL-83133 for JP-8

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by Woodreau
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 52
Views: 8980

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

There are some pilots out there that agree with that statement. However you don’t gain much more descent rate by using the speed brake. If you need to use the brake, use the brake. If you don’t, you don’t. However, There is the sense of satisfaction though if you can get from cruise to final with th...

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by Woodreau
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Natural Gas and Aviation
Replies: 12
Views: 1480

Re: Natural Gas and Aviation

Planes wouldn’t be able to fly as far. Or you’d need to make the planes bigger to carry the amount of natural gas to fly the same distance. The fuel tanks would have to be designed to be able to withstand being pressurized versus just holding fuel. Just random thoughts off the top of my head. From w...

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by Woodreau
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no high-speed exits at KSAN?
Replies: 25
Views: 3849

Re: Why no high-speed exits at KSAN?

I don’t think the amount of room that is available after turning off 27 in SAN is enough to utilize the full potential of a high speed turnoff. As soon as you clear the runway you’re already on the B taxiway. On a high speed taxiway at another airport, you can clear the runway at 30kts, you couldn’t...

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by Woodreau
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ORD Runways
Replies: 14
Views: 2547

Re: ORD Runways

32L doesn’t exist anymore. What used to be runway 32L/14R is now taxiway T.

I remember when ORD had a runway 18/36 and planes were taking off and landing in all cardinal directions that would be wierd anywhere else but just normal everyday ORD.

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by Woodreau
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops
Replies: 22
Views: 3610

Re: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops

Due to the nature of the terrain and the airport, for normal operations at ASE, the landings on 15 and departures on 33 are done simultaneously. Approach will have aircraft lined up for landing on 15 with spacing to allow for departures off 33. Tower will have aircraft lined up to allow a takeoff fr...

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by Woodreau
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 12101

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

It wasn’t a GPS issue I believe. Instead it was a software issue with the Rockwell Collins GPS-4000 aircraft that were back fitted with an ADS-B compliant transponder (in order to comply with FAA ADS-B OUT requirements.) The software issue caused the transponder to fail. Because it’s a transponder i...

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by Woodreau
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops
Replies: 22
Views: 3610

Re: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops

Aspen does it as well. Lands 15 and departs 33 simultaneously.

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by Woodreau
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 12101

Re: CRJ200/700 GPS Transponder Issue?

https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_otherdis.jsp?advn=29&adv_date=06092019&facId=DCC&title=GUIDANCE+FOR+ADSB&titleDate=06/09/19 ATCSCC ADVZY 029 DCC 06/09/2019 GUIDANCE FOR ADSB MESSAGE: EVENT TIME: 09/1230 - 10/0400Z COMMAND CENTER HAS APPROVED BLANKET WAIVER FOR ALL FLIGHTS CURRENTLY H...

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by Woodreau
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX terminal connections
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: LAX terminal connections

https://onemileatatime.com/connect-terminals-lax/ From the link, if you have a valid boarding pass for a flight that departs LAX on that day you can enter security thru any security checkpoint at any terminal All terminals except for terminal 1 can be accessed from any other terminal without exiting...

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by Woodreau
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 4588

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

“silent rooms” are necessary when you check in at 6am after a red eye flight and check out at 6pm for the next duty day (or duty night) of flying. Nothing is more annoying that getting housekeeping knocking on the door at 9am after you’ve finally gotten to sleep by 7am. I was honestly surprised duri...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 4588

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

The hotels are generally very nice--Sheraton, Westin, Hilton, Doubletree, Hyatt, Crown Plaza, etc. Do crews get to accrue and keep any hotel loyalty points from these stays? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Like everything else in aviation, it depends.... Depends on what the airline has negotia...

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by Woodreau
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 38
Views: 5031

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

You point the nose where you want the airplane to go and let go or rather let the sidestick center. The plane keeps the nose pointed where you let go of the sidestick. As passengers move around or drink carts roll up and down the aisle you move the sidestick to counteract the change just like any ot...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 2994

Re: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?

An airline flying a single Cessna 414 that wants to fly from San Francisco to Oakland has the same regulatory hurdles that a 1000 plane fleet that flies all around the world.

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by Woodreau
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 4588

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

Of all the airlines I’ve worked for (regional and low cost carrier) the only expenses I have had are my own meals, for which the airline pays a per diem. The airline pays for the overnight hotels and transportation to and from the hotel if the hotel does not provide transportation. If the transporta...

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by Woodreau
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much a retraining is needed?
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: How much a retraining is needed?

There are regulatory training requirements which are one thing. The FAA (in the US or your country’s civil aviation authority if you’re not in the US) dictates those and commercial training providers like Flight Safety, Simuflite etc. they provide the training and the type rating and the annual recu...

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by Woodreau
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airbus A320 Glass Cockpit... development
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Re: Airbus A320 Glass Cockpit... development

Good luck. What about the NEO PW and LEAP engines?

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by Woodreau
Thu May 30, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5582

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

No. The plumbing is not compatible between the CFM and PW engines

It would require new wings and engine pylons

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by Woodreau
Thu May 30, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Glider Training Scholarships?
Replies: 2
Views: 1998

Re: Glider Training Scholarships?

Assuming youre in the US, have you checked out SSA.org? look for a local glider club. The cost of a glider private is about the same as an private ASEL. Most glider clubs are communities and they tend to take care of their own. Lots of kids have gotten their private glider certificate by just helpin...

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by Woodreau
Thu May 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW6000, CFM56-5A/B, LEAP-1A, PW1100G - How to distinguish them?
Replies: 5
Views: 1299

Re: PW6000, CFM56-5A/B, LEAP-1A, PW1100G - How to distinguish them?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Easy, the PW 1100G is the one parked with the tow bar attached and techs looking at it. The others have all gone flying.

GF


Actually the PW1100G is the one where the engine cowls are empty, and the windows and tires are all taped over for long term storage.

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by Woodreau
Thu May 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Glider Ballast
Replies: 15
Views: 2721

Re: Glider Ballast

I haven't flown any gliders that carry water ballast, but in the gliders that I have flown that required ballast it was for balance purposes. So if you carried it for that and you dumped it for a fire, now you're out of CG. 300lbs of water is like around 35-40 gallons of water? that's about 15-16 se...

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by Woodreau
Tue May 21, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 38
Views: 5031

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

You’d really cancel for a deferred autopilot? How hard is it to hand fly? Like I said, I’ve done two Atlantic crossings in C-5 and six on non-autopilot-equipped fighters. Do a 7.8 with 7 refuelings or a 10.2 with three ARs. Actually, RVSM made it easier to hand fly—you had to stay below F285 and mu...

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by Woodreau
Tue May 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LaGaudia's visual expressway approach
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: LaGaudia's visual expressway approach

vikkyvik wrote:
Maybe I'm misreading, but that seems quite high quite close to the runway.


Yes my mistake. Probably not .5nm from the threshold but at 500ft AGL Probably more like 1.5nm but I’m usually handflying and not paying attention to exactly where I am when I’m at 500ft AGL.

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by Woodreau
Mon May 20, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 38
Views: 5031

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

Probably the last flights flown under Part 121 that were routinely flown without autopilot were beech 1900 flights. The airlines just didn’t pay for the autopilot option. Flights can be flown without autopilot or if the autopilot is deferred under the MEL. Without an autopilot the aircraft is restri...

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by Woodreau
Sun May 19, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LaGaudia's visual expressway approach
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: LaGaudia's visual expressway approach

It depends on the airline and the pilot. These days you can load the RNAV Expressway Visual 31 into the box and the FMS will provide vertical and lateral guidance from the localizer 4 to DIALS then along the expressway and the turn to final. The pilot can either handfly with or without the guidance....

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by Woodreau
Thu May 16, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck visit in-flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 3677

Re: Flight Deck visit in-flight?

It’s a huge shame because I don’t know where the next generation of flyers are going to come from if we cut off even basic attempts at outreach like this? The next generation will come from the social media “influencers”. This guys already got his YouTube Play button and his flow through to America...

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by Woodreau
Thu May 16, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck visit in-flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 3677

Re: Flight Deck visit in-flight?

Don't forget to put Air Traffic Controller into those authorized to occupy the jumpseat! :) Even though very few actually use the program the FAA has in place due to the requirements that have to be met it's still a very worthwhile opportunity and they should use it and the view is amazing. I have ...

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by Woodreau
Wed May 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 4229

Re: Engine failure question

Same for Pinnacle. Flamed out both engines at 410 didn’t let anyone know about it being a dual engine flame out until it was below 13000 - they had been trying just to get any engine going all the way down and flew past several airports before they ran out of altitude.

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