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by Woodreau
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question re ILS + STAR approaches
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Question re ILS + STAR approaches

I think that is a flight sim issue. The charted ILS 02 approach plate doesn’t show a CF02 When you load the ILS 02 it will try to link the approach to the STAR with an APPR VIA PESEX. Which then loads the box with PT422 PESEX NETVO without the discontinuity. If you do no transition then it loads the...

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by Woodreau
Sat Jan 28, 2023 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question re ILS + STAR approaches
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Question re ILS + STAR approaches

The box will fly exactly what is in the box. It’s incapable of thinking. The star ends at PESEX so should link right up with PESEX on the ILS 02. When you choose no transition you’re telling the box not to connect the two procedures so it puts in a discontinuity and keeps the procedures separate. PT...

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by Woodreau
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: True Altitude
Replies: 16
Views: 1168

Re: True Altitude

GPS altitude is altitude above a reference plane of a gravitational earth model, not any physical terrain. So it doesn’t correspond with MSL. https://www.esri.com/news/arcuser/0703/geoid1of3.html So while using GPS altitude wouldn’t cause any issues in cruise flight, using GPS altitude near the sur...

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by Woodreau
Sat Jan 21, 2023 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: True Altitude
Replies: 16
Views: 1168

Re: True Altitude

So, does anyone see a day where above FL180 instead of using 29.92 in a pressure altimeter everyone uses GPS altitude as a true altitude? GPS altitude is altitude above a reference plane of a gravitational earth model, not any physical terrain. So it doesn’t correspond with MSL. https://www.esri.co...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are MELs practically handled at airlines?
Replies: 14
Views: 1477

Re: How are MELs practically handled at airlines?

I once got an airplane with 8 MELs and 8 orange inop stickers - all 8 MELs were for cockpit lighting - oh no big deal...they're just light bulbs.... we flew the plane all day without any issues until.... the sun set... after the sun set the cockpit was dark - each light that was MEL'd was a light in...

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by Woodreau
Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities with the same name
Replies: 26
Views: 1491

Re: Flights between cities with the same name

We had a pax show up in Columbia (COU) to board his flight but his ticket was booked from Columbia (CAE)

Not the same thing but it was a headache for him that day.

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by Woodreau
Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Studying before PPL training
Replies: 22
Views: 896

Re: Studying before PPL training

Not knowing what your goals in aviation are, while you can get your certificates without attending an aviation college via Part 61 and Part 141 flight schools. The benefit of attending aviation colleges in the US is the reduction in flight time to 1000 hours to obtain a restricted ATP. So many peopl...

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by Woodreau
Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sonar Bouy on a quad-copter
Replies: 34
Views: 2533

Re: Sonar Bouy on a quad-copter

A dipping sonar is nothing like a sonobuoy. - there is nothing “disposable” about a dipping sonar. The sonar transducer that’s “dipped” in the water weighs a few hundred pounds. it does “everything” active, passive, etc. Sonobuoys are a onetime use expendable with a limited lifespan. They’re special...

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by Woodreau
Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sonar Bouy on a quad-copter
Replies: 34
Views: 2533

Re: Sonar Bouy on a quad-copter

After rereading the thread, a sonobuoy is not the same thing as a dipping sonar. And it appears you’re using the terms interchangeably. But are asking whether a quadcopter can carry a dipping sonar at less cost than a helo. Sonobuoys are expendable, one time use items, that contain their own battery...

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by Woodreau
Sun Jan 15, 2023 12:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sonar Bouy on a quad-copter
Replies: 34
Views: 2533

Re: Sonar Bouy on a quad-copter

There is a difference between sonobuoys and a dipping sonar. Sonobuoys are not all the same. All sonobuoy types are needed depending on what you’re trying to do. I can see value in a drone that carries 30-50 sonobuoys that can go out and seed my sonobuoy field and then loiter to relay the sonobuoy d...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 13, 2023 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX and SNA noise restrictions
Replies: 9
Views: 1933

Re: 737 MAX and SNA noise restrictions

We only use NADP-1 at SNA.

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by Woodreau
Sat Jan 07, 2023 9:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum requirements of airport for commercial pax service
Replies: 9
Views: 1624

Re: Minimum requirements of airport for commercial pax service

There is no requirement for security screening. Actually there are flights in the US you can board today without going thru a security checkpoint. Granted the flight won’t be flying outside the state that the flight originates at. We had many flights that departed without security screening. Once we...

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by Woodreau
Thu Jan 05, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sonar Bouy on a quad-copter
Replies: 34
Views: 2533

Re: Sonar Bouy on a quad-copter

The LAMPs helo is more than just a sonobuoy carrier. There is a lot of capability in the helo that a drone can’t replace. The helo does and can do limited sonobuoy data processing independent of the ship. But the helo does offload the processing to the ship since the computer processing capabilities...

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by Woodreau
Wed Dec 14, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sand Bag Use
Replies: 19
Views: 3114

Re: Sand Bag Use

They’re probably not real sandbags. Instead it is a rectangular rubber puck that weighs 50lbs. Stackable I didn’t know mainline aircraft used them but it’s common for regional jets to get “sandbags”. They don’t need to comat them around sending them back to the origin. It goes for the flight that ne...

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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: 2916

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: 2916

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: 1151

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: 3132

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: 2795

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: 2916

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: 7335

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: 2330

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: 5179

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: 5179

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: 2645

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: 2645

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: 4968

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: 4968

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: 5179

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: 4968

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: 2697

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: 38271

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: 2697

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: 2697

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: 5334

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: 1593

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: 1593

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: 2232

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: 3086

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: 5431

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: 5431

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: 1985

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: 6305

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: 5431

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: 3837

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: 7033

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: 5431

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: 5431

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: 2713

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: 7335

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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