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by Woodreau
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-Operational Reasons That Seats Might Be Held Back From Sale (United Express)
Replies: 20
Views: 2214

Re: Non-Operational Reasons That Seats Might Be Held Back From Sale (United Express)

Crap. I knew I mixed up the numbers somewhere. But it’s been about 20 years.

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by Woodreau
Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-Operational Reasons That Seats Might Be Held Back From Sale (United Express)
Replies: 20
Views: 2214

Re: Non-Operational Reasons That Seats Might Be Held Back From Sale (United Express)

A CRJ-200 has an average empty weight of 31300 lbs - each aircraft is different Max Takeoff Weight is 53,000lbs, max landing weight is 44,000lbs, max zero fuel weight is 47,000lbs So we are going on a flight from RIW to DEN a distance of 274nm along a routing of KRIW TOFUU.FLATI3 KDEN enroute fuel b...

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by Woodreau
Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: Is this normal?

A turbine engine and a piston engines both do the same thing…. They both suck, squeeze, bang, and blow. The turbine engine does it all simultaneously, but a reciprocating engine whether diesel or 100LL or the internal combustion engine in your car does it sequentially in each cylinder. Same concept ...

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by Woodreau
Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing / Airbus - factory options?
Replies: 22
Views: 2468

Re: Boeing / Airbus - factory options?

Several different cargo tie down securing options in A320 the flight deck. Most 320 seem to have the same cargo tie downs but then there are other planes where the cargo tie downs are different. There have been 4 different tiedowns I’ve seen

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by Woodreau
Sat Nov 12, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot/auotopilot incedents
Replies: 24
Views: 2200

Re: Pilot/auotopilot incedents

It’s fun watching Embraer pilots adjust from a nonstandard FCU to a standard FCU on non Embraer planes. For some reason Embraer decided to configure their FCU opposite to every other aircraft manufacturer so sometimes when they’re not thinking they’ll turn the heading knob when they meant to turn th...

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by Woodreau
Tue Nov 08, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-Operational Reasons That Seats Might Be Held Back From Sale (United Express)
Replies: 20
Views: 2214

Re: Non-Operational Reasons That Seats Might Be Held Back From Sale (United Express)

Maybe it’s this….. https://news.google.com/articles/CBMiSmh0dHBzOi8vbmV3cy55YWhvby5jb20vdW5pdGVkLWFpcmxpbmVzLWJsb2NraW5nLXNlYXRzLXVuZGVyLTEzMDAwMDI4Ni5odG1s0gFSaHR0cHM6Ly9uZXdzLnlhaG9vLmNvbS9hbXBodG1sL3VuaXRlZC1haXJsaW5lcy1ibG9ja2luZy1zZWF0cy11bmRlci0xMzAwMDAyODYuaHRtbA?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=U...

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by Woodreau
Wed Oct 19, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200
Replies: 47
Views: 6701

Re: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200

Semi-hijacking this thread, I was just looking at the Fokker 70 a few days ago. How did she compare against the CRJ and ERJ? According to Wiki, only 47 were sold to customers, roughly 300 of the family if you include the F100. CRJ family is at almost 2000, ERJ family at roughly 1250. Any ideas why?...

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by Woodreau
Sat Oct 15, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Mickey Mouse One" restored article
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Re: "Mickey Mouse One" restored article

It is interesting that the corporation has kept the aircraft registration even though it was a park ride prop for decades. https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=234MM I wonder if the registration is still going to be kept current. FlightAware shows that it last fle...

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by Woodreau
Mon Oct 10, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying
Replies: 31
Views: 4853

Re: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying

CosmicCruiser wrote:
A J-3 with a radio? Mine didn't even have a battery! LOL

That would be time for Light gun. Lol

all I’d remember is green good red bad.

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by Woodreau
Fri Oct 07, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying
Replies: 31
Views: 4853

Re: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying

LAW is a bit different because of the R5601 airspace 3nm immediately north of the 18/36 runway which overlies the fort sill artillery range. For some reason pilots don’t like the big sky little artillery round theory of deconfliction of fires when I had to keep planes and indirect fire separated. Wi...

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by Woodreau
Fri Oct 07, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question regarding the A350 and A380 MCDU
Replies: 9
Views: 2328

Re: Question regarding the A350 and A380 MCDU

Lol the 320 tray tables are a disaster since pilots are nasty and can’t clean up after themselves, I love finding remnants of the previous pilots meal when I open the tray table to look at the flight paperwork. I can definitely see cracker crumbs, butter smears, and all sorts of detritus ending up i...

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by Woodreau
Thu Oct 06, 2022 4:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question regarding the A350 and A380 MCDU
Replies: 9
Views: 2328

Re: Question regarding the A350 and A380 MCDU

It’s probably a similar issue between sidesticks , but Is it easy for a right handed person to use the trackball/wheel with their left hand seated in the FO seat? I’m trying to figure out how you use the trackball and wheel. Are they used simultaneously or separately. It doesn’t seem to easily allow...

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by Woodreau
Wed Oct 05, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to issue new Flight Attendant Rest Rules
Replies: 32
Views: 4882

Re: FAA to issue new Flight Attendant Rest Rules

There is no FAR limit for flight attendants for duty time unlike the pilots The pilots do have a limit on duty time flight time and minimum rest time Unfortunately the only thing the flight attendants got was a rule for minimum rest time. All of their other limits on duty time etc are contractual an...

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by Woodreau
Wed Oct 05, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to issue new Flight Attendant Rest Rules
Replies: 32
Views: 4882

Re: FAA to issue new Flight Attendant Rest Rules

Rest time at my company is 10hrs while on the road and 12hrs at home between trips. Speaking to the last flight in / first flight out, we have what are called "stand-ups" or "continuous duty days". That means that when working the last in/first out, the break may be longer than ...

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by Woodreau
Wed Oct 05, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying
Replies: 31
Views: 4853

Re: Which under rated aircraft did you really enjoy flying

I miss flying the 1900 immensely. If I could own an aircraft that’s the one I’d want to own. Nothing like crossing overhead entering the 1500ft pattern riding the barberpole and chop the power to idle using your forearm with your index finger on the gear warning override and props full forward turni...

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by Woodreau
Tue Oct 04, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to issue new Flight Attendant Rest Rules
Replies: 32
Views: 4882

Re: FAA to issue new Flight Attendant Rest Rules

The rule uses the term “rest period” and “duty period” If you’re not on duty you are in a rest period. That rest period has to be a minimum of 10 hours now, where before it could be as short as 8 hours. The 10 hours brings the minimum flight attendant rest period in line with the pilots whose rest p...

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by Woodreau
Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fictional scenario PC-24 emergency take off (novel related)
Replies: 16
Views: 2444

Re: Fictional scenario PC-24 emergency take off (novel related)

It was an essential air service route, so landing and departing even though no passengers deplaned or boarded counted as a completion for the airline to get paid on the EAS contract. It was routine to get a cruise clearance to the next airport before landing, we were landing at ABC airport and the D...

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by Woodreau
Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ian
Replies: 204
Views: 38054

Re: Hurricane Ian

Tampa is going to reopen tomorrow (Friday) at 10am. No major damage it doesn't seem like. https://news.tampaairport.com/tampa-international-airport-to-resume-operations-at-10-am-friday/ I'm surprised about how quick it can re-open. While the physical damage may not be great, what about the workers?...

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by Woodreau
Thu Sep 29, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fictional scenario PC-24 emergency take off (novel related)
Replies: 16
Views: 2444

Re: Fictional scenario PC-24 emergency take off (novel related)

Are there any jet engines that can be started with an electric starter? I guess 787 engines are electric start and I guess the FJ44 engines When the FJ44 engine was mentioned in the previous post, that brought to mind one conversation I had with a corporate pilot about the citationjet he flew as he ...

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by Woodreau
Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fictional scenario PC-24 emergency take off (novel related)
Replies: 16
Views: 2444

Re: Fictional scenario PC-24 emergency take off (novel related)

At first I thought a PC-24 was a twin engine PC-12 but I guess not Having no idea what avionics are on a PC-24 I would imagine that the processes that take the longest to accomplish would be aligning the AHRS or whatever ADIRU type navigation sensor is installed, programming the flight management sy...

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by Woodreau
Sat Sep 24, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Life as a Pilot
Replies: 20
Views: 5004

Re: Life as a Pilot

Embry probably wants to train you their way instead of you spending money on instrument training and you’ll still have to spend money at Embry taking their instrument course While it is laudable to have a final destination like Delta in mind, nothing wrong with that, you should keep an open mind so ...

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by Woodreau
Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical=Arithmetics question
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: Technical=Arithmetics question

I saw a movie today with Orson Welles (The Lost Airplane? or some title like that) from 1961. Great movie btw! My question is they said that they were 10 miles up in the air, and 22,000 feet. Could that be accurate? Cause if it was, then the distance would be, from the ground to air, just about the...

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by Woodreau
Mon Sep 19, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical=Arithmetics question
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: Technical=Arithmetics question

22,000feet would read 3.6DME if you flew directly over a DME transmitter located at sea level.

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by Woodreau
Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parallel Runway Ops
Replies: 15
Views: 2118

Re: Parallel Runway Ops

LAX uses LUAW for basically all departures. This is to increase runway usage with IFR spacing. Can you explain what all that means? Line up and wait. Planes taxi onto the runway and hold until the runway is clear, then they take off. Not when the runway is clear... They hold until issued a takeoff ...

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by Woodreau
Sun Sep 18, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fictional Story Question: Considerations for operating a DC-3 Single Pilot
Replies: 11
Views: 2778

Re: Fictional Story Question: Considerations for operating a DC-3 Single Pilot

Thanks for posting the link to the training materials…. I have never flown a DC-3. But I have flown a 1900 which is a “modern” turboprop (ok who am I kidding… an obsolete turboprop) that does not have any hydraulically actuated controls like a DC-3 from what I can gather from perusing the limitation...

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by Woodreau
Sat Sep 03, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)
Replies: 49
Views: 4989

Re: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)

I used to be a max reverse minimum brakes kind of guy. A few times I could land and taxi to the gate without the brake temps exceeding 50c. the pilots got an operations bulletin saying brake temps after landing were not high enough causing excessive brake wear and early brake replacements. So now I’...

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by Woodreau
Mon Aug 29, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)
Replies: 49
Views: 4989

Re: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)

I think the only thing that stops better would be an arrested landing using arresting gear.

Although bringing a 10000ton ship from 31kts to a stop in 1500ft/450m comes close.

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by Woodreau
Sat Aug 27, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E-Jets Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1904

Re: E175LL?

Did you read battlegroup’s response to the last time you asked this question and refer to the TCDS that was given in that response? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1475671#p23426113 https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf/0/c9a6ce3a43c7556a86258336...

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by Woodreau
Sat Aug 27, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Gives Pilots Industry Leading Pay Rates
Replies: 31
Views: 6206

Re: Mesa Gives Pilots Industry Leading Pay Rates

Pretty big jump from when mesa pay was 1st year FO $18 and 1st year CA $26.

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by Woodreau
Fri Aug 26, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)
Replies: 49
Views: 4989

Re: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)

It’s perfectly valid to do “nothing” and let MED autobrake do everything. When we run the performance numbers for landing we get the runway landing distance for the various autobrake settings. At the airports where we use MED autobrake normally, the performance numbers typically come back with the r...

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by Woodreau
Fri Aug 26, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flaps and aborted landings/go-arounds
Replies: 18
Views: 3563

Re: Flaps and aborted landings/go-arounds

Every recurrent at my operator, we have to demonstrate 3 landings and 6 approaches, so that means we will go around 3 times. The three landings come off a normal ILS, single engine full approach and landing with an inop autopilot and a Cat III auto land. Of the 3 go arounds, two are late go arounds ...

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by Woodreau
Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My second trip as an airline pilot - IOE Trip #2
Replies: 15
Views: 6822

Re: My second trip as an airline pilot - IOE Trip #2

Edit: never mind I just saw the airportviewer screenshot. When I am at the airport just before push back I check airportviewer.com to see what the lineup is like waiting for takeoff It’s saved me tons of fuel whether to taxi single engine or dual engine. That ways it’s not a surprise when you taxi o...

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by Woodreau
Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)
Replies: 49
Views: 4989

Re: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)

I do warn the pax before landing in BUR/SNA that it’s not going to be a “smooth/greaser” landing. It’s definitely get the wheels down firmly, FO says “SPOILERS”, I respond “MANUAL BRAKES” and override the MED auto brakes immediately by applying the brakes with the rudder pedals while simultaneously ...

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by Woodreau
Thu Aug 18, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)
Replies: 49
Views: 4989

Re: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)

Our A320 airline uses MED autobrake settings regularly landing on certain runways, like LGA, MSY, BUR, SNA. For BUR/SNA once the aircraft touches down, we override the auto brakes and apply manual braking along with max reverse. Since the auto brake targets a specific deceleration rate, any applicat...

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by Woodreau
Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Value of my airplane models
Replies: 8
Views: 2044

Re: Value of my airplane models

I had over 600 1:500 Herpas, I couldn’t find any buyers for them so they all went to the landfill as trash. I had spent several thousands of dollars for them over 20 years ago.

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by Woodreau
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200
Replies: 47
Views: 6701

Re: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200

They eventually stretched the CRJ-200 from 50 pax to 100 pax with the CRJ-1000.

The EMB-145 - was an old turboprop design already stretched, with the prop engines removed and jet engines bolted on, so all they could do was shrink it to 37-seats with the EMB-135.

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by Woodreau
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit NK earnings are out 2Q22 - $52 million loss
Replies: 53
Views: 8524

Re: Spirit NK earnings are out 2Q22 - $52 million loss

A few more interesting points: --10% increase in ASM but 33.3% increase in fleet (135 June 2019, 180 June 2022). --Fuel consumed is only up 6.1% since 2019 but total fuel cost is up $300M (110%). --Utilization is down 2.1 hours per day sine 2019 (16%). I'm wondering if there is a tipping point for ...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA6092 20JUL - TCAS maneuver - how common?
Replies: 11
Views: 2553

Re: AA6092 20JUL - TCAS maneuver - how common?

Thank you for the clarification.

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by Woodreau
Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA6092 20JUL - TCAS maneuver - how common?
Replies: 11
Views: 2553

Re: AA6092 20JUL - TCAS maneuver - how common?

The two transponders talk to each other to coordinate the RA. This becomes a problem at airports like DEN where some airlines turn their transponders to TA only. When the two planes get vectors to final, one transponder tells the other transponder it’s not going to move because it’s TA only so the o...

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by Woodreau
Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question on flying GA into El Paso, TX
Replies: 10
Views: 1456

Re: Question on flying GA into El Paso, TX

Brownsville is much the same. Different tack, US Military planes cannot cross the border without the foreign nation’s (Mexico, here) diplomatic clearance. Yuma, AZ approach had me in a military plane vectored toward Mexico, I queried about it and the controller said he was aware of it and would tur...

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by Woodreau
Mon Jul 11, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: touring behind the scenes
Replies: 14
Views: 2272

Re: touring behind the scenes

It’s was over several decades ago but for a high school project I wanted to do a documentary project on how an airport works I started with the airport aviation board explaining what I was looking for…. They set up access and gave me access to wherever I wanted to go and was able to photograph and v...

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by Woodreau
Sat Jul 09, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do squawk codes show up?
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Where do squawk codes show up?

The info is blank and civil aircraft also fail the mode 4 / India check.

I believe military aircraft can also turn off their modes 12 and 4 and pretend that they’re a civil aircraft if they want to.

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by Woodreau
Sat Jul 09, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do squawk codes show up?
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Where do squawk codes show up?

On the radar displays I’ve used, it’s not on the screen, you have to use the ball tab to scroll the cursor to the track symbology and tag it, then you see a data tag that contains the mode 1, mode 2, mode 3/A, and mode 4 of the transponder. Civilian aircraft will only have mode 3/A. Military aircraf...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Colleges to Become a Commercial Pilot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1562

Re: Colleges to Become a Commercial Pilot?

Since you’re looking at central Texas, TSTC also has a flight training program that leads to the same qualifications as Baylor or Texas A&M. While I haven’t checked pricing I’m pretty sure that TSTC is probably less expensive than Baylor or Texas a&m. What you’re looking for is a 4 year degr...

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by Woodreau
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Life as a Pilot
Replies: 20
Views: 5004

Re: Life as a Pilot

It depends on where you are and where you have the right to work

The path to becoming a pilot is different from the US to Canada to Europe or Australia.

Becoming an pilot is within the reach of anyone if you put effort into it.

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by Woodreau
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.
Replies: 31
Views: 2219

Re: Aircraft headings, bearings, and such.

Accelerometers on the aircraft align based on earth movement. At high latitudes, the angular rotation rotation of the earth is slower whereas as at the equator the angular rotation is faster. Same reason why they launch rockets near the equator to get into space, they use the faster rotation at the ...

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by Woodreau
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Triple-Simultaneous Landings
Replies: 48
Views: 7296

Re: Triple-Simultaneous Landings

While not side by side. ORD used to before the whole runway reconfiguration do 14R 22R and 27R (present day 27L / present day 27R didn’t exist back then) triple simultaneous landings and depart 27L (present day 28R) and 22L simultaneously.

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by Woodreau
Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My first trip as an airline pilot - IOE Trip #1
Replies: 28
Views: 7933

Re: My first trip as an airline pilot - IOE Trip #1

Congrats at envoy. It’s always intimidating the very first flight of IOE. i remember my first IOE flight and while I was physically as pilot flying in the airplane, and it lasted all of 20 minutes, I was mentally still hanging on to the horizontal stab by fingernails. But by leg number 9 that day 12...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to balance high school, life, and PPL training
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Re: How to balance high school, life, and PPL training

We had many kids start at 14, and get their private glider certificate at 16, and then go on to get their airplane add on at 17. They hung out on the field helping with the glider flight line during the summer and washed airplanes and lived breathed gliders and airplanes during the summer and the fa...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How strict is Spirit with their carry-on policy?
Replies: 9
Views: 1539

Re: How strict is Spirit with their carry-on policy?

The boarding gate is always a scene of woe with people trying to sneak their carry on bag on the plane. As they approach to scan their boarding pass, they’re “politely” shunted off to the side like sheep to the slaughterhouse where they are “invited” to pay for their carry on bag at the “carry-on ba...

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