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by Woodreau
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Combustor, Burner Cans, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 335

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: 214

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: 47
Views: 4663

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: 1423

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: 3757

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: 2484

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: 18
Views: 2340

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: 11783

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: 18
Views: 2340

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: 11783

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: 858

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: 4488

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: 4488

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: 4928

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: 2913

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: 4488

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: 1150

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: 1351

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: 5395

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: 1188

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: 1253

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: 2672

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: 4928

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: 2164

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: 4928

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: 2164

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: 3612

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: 3612

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: 4137

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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by Woodreau
Tue May 14, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck visit in-flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 3612

Re: Flight Deck visit in-flight?

Become a flight attendant, FAA inspector, dispatcher, or secret service agent if you want to visit a flightdeck inflight. Or become a pilot for an air carrier that has reciprocal jumpseat agreements. Failing that, get listed as an authorized passenger on a part 91 ferry flight. Or find a B1900 opera...

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by Woodreau
Tue May 14, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NO FIR zone
Replies: 6
Views: 2203

Re: NO FIR zone

The rules of the air that applies are the rules of the country where the aircraft is registered, I.e. US registered aircraft follow FAA rules. In practice they follow the rules of whatever rules are more restrictive, FAA rules or the rules of the country they are operating in as found in that countr...

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by Woodreau
Fri May 10, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thinking about getting a license. But is it right for me?
Replies: 13
Views: 2149

Re: Thinking about getting a license. But is it right for me?

Although your normal category trainer is certified for +2.5g to -1g, virtually all of your flying in light aircraft will never approach those limits. Roller coasters are designed to exert large g-force changes on its passengers because that’s usually what the riders want. I had a flight where the FO...

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by Woodreau
Thu May 09, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus navigation display prefixed waypoints (ABxxxxx)
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Airbus navigation display prefixed waypoints (ABxxxxx)

That is the same radar installed on our Airbuses, but I have never seen the radar display work in NAV presentation mode, only in ARC. I guess I'll have to play around with it in NAV either that or our airline didnt pay the extra money to make it work in NAV.

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by Woodreau
Thu May 09, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus navigation display prefixed waypoints (ABxxxxx)
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Airbus navigation display prefixed waypoints (ABxxxxx)

What weather radar is that which shows the weather behind you? Or is that a datalinked weather radar mosaic from ADS-B?

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by Woodreau
Wed May 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Direct mode charachteristics and currency
Replies: 12
Views: 2054

Re: Direct mode charachteristics and currency

I realize it's probably never done, but if you wanted to go intentionally from Normal to Alternate to Direct Law in actual flight (not in a simulator), could you do it, i.e., is there a switch that a pilot could use? It is done all the time. In order to get the flight simulator into alternate law o...

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by Woodreau
Wed May 01, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exterior aircraft cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: Exterior aircraft cleaning

Dust and dirt on the runway and taxiways. Even with a comparatively clean fuselage, the wheel wells can be absolutely filthy. When doing a walkaround on a new aircraft that's only been with the fleet a couple of weeks the thing that stands out is how oddly clean and shiny the gear legs and wheel we...

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by Woodreau
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When is "Arrival"
Replies: 18
Views: 2869

Re: When is "Arrival"

It depends on the operator. At my airline, if the parking brake is set when the first door (passenger or cargo) is opened, the block in time that is used to determine arrival is the time the parking brake is set. If the parking brake is released when the first door is opened, the block in time is th...

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by Woodreau
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar queens, still a thing ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5624

Re: Hangar queens, still a thing ?

Well given that N901NK, N902NK, N903NK, N904NK, and N905NK are all less than two years old and collectively have been parked for a total time of around 8 years combined for engine and bleed air issues and until recently comprised the entire fleet of 320NEOs at one airline, I would have to say those ...

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by Woodreau
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar queens, still a thing ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5624

Re: Hangar queens, still a thing ?

The 320NEO with P&W engines

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by Woodreau
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?
Replies: 43
Views: 4652

Re: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?

If the aircraft was on auto pilot, an experienced jet fighter pilot would have time and would know were to look in the flight manual for appropriate flight perimeters such as V speeds and flap extension speeds. to get to the flight manual he'd have to get the code from one of the pilots to unlock o...

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by Woodreau
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Perfomance difference between King Air 350 and B1900D
Replies: 12
Views: 3840

Re: Perfomance difference between King Air 350 and B1900D

Because the B1900 is so ugly (with all of its extra aerodynamic fins and stabilons) it doesn’t fly, instead it’s repelled from the Earth.

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by Woodreau
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mode S transponder ID
Replies: 10
Views: 1624

Re: Mode S transponder ID

Well it’s impossible to have a 2582 squawk. The transponder is incapable of generating that squawk number.

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by Woodreau
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Feeder Airlines In Major Carrier Colors: Why?
Replies: 4
Views: 1758

Re: Feeder Airlines In Major Carrier Colors: Why?

Increasingly, the regional airlines do not own their own planes either. In the past, each regional was responsible for ordering and taking delivery of its planes to fulfill the contracts it was awarded to fly. Lately, instead of the regional airline acquiring aircraft, the mainline carrier owns the ...

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by Woodreau
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?
Replies: 33
Views: 14664

Re: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?

Generically speaking, this is normal. You have to go to each dent and check to see if it is within allowable limits as described in the structural repair manual. If it’s within allowable limits, it needs to be documented in the maintenance tracking system and cleared. If it’s not within allowable li...

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by Woodreau
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dutch F-16 makes emergency landing after plane shoots itself
Replies: 7
Views: 1924

Re: Dutch F-16 makes emergency landing after plane shoots itself

There is a graphic on another website that demonstrates what texl1649 is trying to say, but I guess I can't link it. But you can google " f11f shoots itself " and there is a plethora of websites which describe the phenomenon. the image is in several of the returned search results web links...

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by Woodreau
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA - Majors/Legacies & Minors/ULCC & Regionals & Boutique/SmallCarriers
Replies: 44
Views: 2692

Re: USA - Majors/Legacies & Minors/ULCC & Regionals & Boutique/SmallCarriers

Did you get Endeavor in there the mashup between pinnacle mesaba and colgan? They provide a Significant amount of feed For delta. Also the dept of transportation classifies Skywest and several other airlines as Major airlines. So I guess your definition of Major airlines is different but it is your ...

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by Woodreau
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit livery question
Replies: 26
Views: 3488

Re: Spirit livery question

N906NK was built in January 2018, but was stored after the engine issues with the Pratts at the time. The change to solid title must be new to 2019. It was in storage only because the original purchaser?/buyer declined to take delivery of the aircraft. Spirit took over the 5 aircraft (906/907/912/9...

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by Woodreau
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights suspended at COU
Replies: 24
Views: 5364

Re: Flights suspended at COU

Happened in 2006 as well the last time the main 2/20 was closed for maintenance. Everything flew off 13/31 but back then it was just turboprops providing airline service with US Airways express. Now it’s all regional jet service but 5500ft is long enough for regional jets. It depends on the individu...

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by Woodreau
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Neo vs Ceo cockpit differences
Replies: 9
Views: 1982

Re: Neo vs Ceo cockpit differences

I like that “feature” of not getting approach idle until landing flap configuration as well. Because of the potentially long dry motoring times before the FADEC initiates the engine start sequence, I don’t bother trying to single engine taxi a NEO either. It’s always start both engines so that I hav...

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