In the Northern Domestic Airspace in Canada, since you have to use True for navigation, for all of the airports located in the Canadian NDA, their runways are numbered in TRUE as well instead of magnetic. Here is something from an ICAO air navigation conference less than 2 years ago which proposes s...Jump to post
That was the original means of navigation for the SR-71. That was moving at 6 miles per second. Yeah Mach 3 is somewhere around 27 miles per minute, or roughly 1 mile every 2.5 seconds, not 6 miles per second. From a commercial aviation standpoint, celestial navigation is not taught and there are n...Jump to post
As far as turboprops go, beta is fairly effective in getting the aircraft slowed and stopped. I remember landing on a contaminated runway and being asked by the controller for a braking action report after vacating the runway. I had to respond that I couldn’t give one because I didn’t use any brakes...Jump to post
Wouldn’t airlines have to reequip all of their airplanes to use starlink? It would require a lot of resources to switch that airlines currently don’t have. I do see starlink being a game changer, There are 18 more launches by the end of 2021 with each launch putting 60 more satellites into low earth...Jump to post
AA and Envoy both have separate back up Operations center somewhere in downtown Dallas as well. Spirit has their backup Operations center in Detroit which they activate if a hurricane threaten their primary operations center in Miramar. this past spring, system operations was run remotely from each ...Jump to post
At one of my previous airlines, we had one first officer who had no business being a first officer, he couldn't talk on the radio, he couldn't fly a normal line flight. However he was very good at passing PCs and oral exams. so every time he was reported to professional standards and the training de...Jump to post
I assume you have cleared up your first class medical issues you posted about late last year? If so, then flight schools shouldn’t matter... Although the FOs I fly with now, six years ago had zero flight time and started flight training In 2012-2013 when there was an aviation downturn then and are n...Jump to post
Is there such a thing as a non FADEC engine in production anymore? I think you’d have to spend money to R&D a new engine that doesn’t have FADEC before you can start to do everything In the post above to get the plane certified to fly with that non FADEC engine.Jump to post
There will be a special Cat 2/3 chart but we have to compare the minimums on the cat2/3 chart and compare our op specs authorized minimums and use the most conservative minimums. So it’s not just look at the minimums on the chart and use those numbers like it is for cat 1 ILSs. Linked is a cat 2/3 c...Jump to post
It shouldn’t keep climbing, or revert to V/S with the aural triple click. It should ALT* and the FDs should still capture the preselected altitude.
Seems like a bad flight model or Poorly written autopilot model.
An air cargo freight forwarder should be able to tell you if they can they can accept a commercial freezer as air freight or not. You'll just get internet opinion here - worth about how much you paid for it.. But googling netted this. https://www.hazmattool.com/info.php?language=en&a=Refrigerati...Jump to post
The west control tower is being kept as a back up in case the east control tower becomes contaminated or infected.
To avoid a repeat of Las Vegas.
The center control tower is serving as the back up to the tracon, in case the tracon needs to get disinfected.
Or just request an exemption (Exemption 18511) from currency requirements.
Though those pilots may only exercise the exemption from currency requirements in domestic operations not international.
https://ops.group/blog/wp-content/uploa ... months.pdf
Usually the difference between flying max cruise speed and the filed flight plan speed for a short flight (less than 6 hours) is minimal. Max cruise for an A320 is M0.80, (if you turned autothrust off and manually controlled the thrust levers it is M0.82, but you'd be constantly adjusting the thrust...Jump to post
Hello and welcome to a.net 1. For most airliners today, there is no physical connection between the thrust levers and the engine. There is a computer called a FADEC that controls the engine, the thrust levers are an input to that computer. The FADEC does the "magic" and does the minutiae o...Jump to post
You can look at the second page of LOWL_24-5-2_en. https://eaip.austrocontrol.at/lo/200327/Charts/LOWL/LO_AD_2_LOWL_24-5-2_en.pdf It has the at or above altitude restrictions as you fly the PETEN 1D transition to PEROL. WL811 and WL821 at or above 5000 WL826, WL828, PEROL at or above 4000 If you’re ...Jump to post
Googling led me to this. https://www.esscoaircraft.com/c-6266-embraer-emb-145.aspx But in general every airline has their own specific manual, so it’s proprietary. As an example, I flew a CRJ-700 for one airline, when I sat in the CRJ-700 jumpseat flown by another airline, I had no clue what they we...Jump to post
I had to drive out to the FedEx location at MCO today & noticed that F9 had parked 5 A320's in the remote stand normally used by long-haul airlines. Here's their fleet status: https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Frontier-Airlines It looks like NK is not pulling their fleet down substantially,...Jump to post
For me it depends on the airport - for DFW, I don't use any autobrakes, just idle reverse. Landing on 17C with no brakes, the aircraft is slowed to taxi by M6 and I coast right into the gate without touching any brakes until the marshaller signals to stop. For BUR, medium autobrake is selected, but ...Jump to post
Looks like the DOT is going to require Spirit to start flying to Albuquerque NM 3x weekly and Birmingham AL and Macon GA 1x weekly as part of its minimum service requirement. I don’t recall spirit ever operating to those cities. https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2020-04/CARES%20Fina...Jump to post
Taking delivery of a new 320 NEO BFM-DTW right now.
Probably go thru conformity at DTW and then park it somewhere for a while.
What I find interesting is that Frontier parked all of their CEO planes and are only flying the 320 NEO. Spirit is parking all of their 320 NEOs and operating their 28 daily round trips with a mixture of 319s/320s/321s CEOs. The NEOs are parked at DFW/AFW the parked CEOs are at YIP, LAS, ACY, LBE, D...Jump to post
I thought this was a pretty good idea. Because DFW has 3 air traffic control towers, they have consolidated all their operations to one control tower. All traffic is taking off and landing on 17/35 controlled by the east tower. The west tower and rwys 18/36 are closed. If there is a need to disinfec...Jump to post
San Diego does not require any special training at my airline either. However all of our new hires after receiving their type certificate, do a LOFT scenario operating a flight from LAS to SAN and the instructors do their best at presenting issues that can happen at any airport (San Diego is not spe...Jump to post
At least for me, it was a little more butt puckering driving past the 1SD sea buoy, up the San Diego range channel at 15 knots in zero viz, with the bridge doors open listening for other ships’ fog signals and listening to the navigator tell you you’re 75 yards left of track based on information of ...Jump to post
SAN does have an ILS. Its ILS Rwy 09. For 27 it’s just an RNAV and LOC. For Rwy 27, the main obstacle preventing 27 from having an ILS approach and causing the displaced threshold is the Laurel Street Parking garage as well as the terrain immediately to the north and east. For an A320 the mechanics ...Jump to post
Replying to both topics here. If you want “action” as a pilot then rotary wing with the Army is your best bet. Navy, AF, and USMC pilots may get the chance to drop some bombs here and there...but that’s not really action. Maybe in a peer to peer conflict there could be some air to air stuff. Also i...Jump to post
That’s what happed on one spirit flight from FLL to BOS.
All of the passengers were put on a JetBlue plane to Boston and the spirit crew that was supposed to operate the flight just flew on JetBlue to Boston as passengers.
the AFFF foam i am used to is 94:1... so one gal of foam concentrate to 94 water = 95 gal of foam... or if you're using 5 gallon AFFF concentrate jugs - a 5 gal AFFF concentrate jug will last you approx 4 minutes coming out of a tiny 1.5-inch fire hose or 2 minutes coming out of a standard 2.5-inch ...Jump to post
It happened again? lol
There was a hangar in LAX that accidentally activated the foam suppression and they opened the hangar door to let the foam out but I don't know if it was the Delta hangar.
within the last two or three years is what I remember.
It all depends on the contract between the airline and the workgroup. Some contracts allow for voluntary displacements... For example if LHR has 10 crew members and now is going to down size to just 6 crew members, #6 may decide I don’t want to be on reserve in LHR. So I will volunteer to displace t...Jump to post
With regards to furloughing, bases do not matter. the only thing that is considered during a furlough is seniority. The #1 person picks where he wants to go, then #2 next and then down the line until they run out of musical chairs and the people who are left standing when the music stops are furloug...Jump to post
Since it is a P-8 and not a 737, (speculation here) it’s probably not operated under FAA rules, but under NATOPs. For example, P-3s would routinely shut down engines inflight to extend on station time. Even though a P-8 is a derivative of the civilian 737, no civilian 737 operator would ever conside...Jump to post
A 320 NEO (P&W) requires takes 5-7 minutes from the time the engine master is switched from off to on to get to ground idle depending on the required cooling time and requires a 5 minute warm up before takeoff power can be applied. Because of this, I don’t ever single engine taxi a 320 NEO other...Jump to post
Used to shoot the NDB Rwy 30 at TAN (Taunton, MA) all the time during my instrument training, and even for my checkride back in the early 2000's. Holding with an NDB? Forget about it. Would leave me frazzled by the end of that flight... https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/2003/05175N30.PDF Simplicity at ...Jump to post
I remember at my first regional airline in 2005, all of the new hires were stressing the initial proficiency check ride, because an NDB approach was the approach to be demonstrated for the non precision approach. All the 200 hour FO new hires were like, “my flight instructor told me that I’d never s...Jump to post
This year’s (2020) new build A320s stopped coming with ashtrays. Last year’s new A320s (2019) all had ashtrays. That is my only complaint with new A320s - no ashtrays. So maybe our airline tried saving $10000 per airplane and stopped paying for ashtrays on the flight deck. But all the lavs all have ...Jump to post
I read an interesting anecdote about a captain of the USS New Jersey who had previously been a destroyer skipper: he ordered the anchor dropped when they were still in motion, thinking the ship was going to coast to a stop. Sure enough, they threw the engines in full reverse when the yellow links c...Jump to post
I guess I just make sure I’m stopped by the time the runway centerline lights go from alternating red white to all red. Just like the anchor chain going from black chain links to all yellow chain links and god help you if you ever see all red chain links because the last link attaching the anchor ch...Jump to post
Thank you all for your responses! They all have helped. I am currently a freshman in a college that has a prestigious aviation program and because of my love for just aviation in general, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to pursue something in that field. I just wanted to know about the ...Jump to post