There are advantages and disadvantages to the training that is being offered to you. The disadvantage ab initially training and the military flight training path you’re describing is that someone else is paying for the training so you are under pressure to meet training milestones on a specific time...Jump to post
The one that gives me the most time off with the most pay. I mean the BE-1900 was the most fun for me to fly, but I flew 120hrs a month in it and had 8 days off every month and I got paid peanuts.. The 320 pays me in 2 months what I got paid each year on the 1900 and flying an average of 60-65 hrs a...Jump to post
Being 40 means you have less time to keep starting over. Going the airline pilot route in the US means a minimum of starting at the bottom of a seniority list twice - once at a regional and a second time (and hopefully the last) at a retirement airline wherever that may be... You need to get 1500 to...Jump to post
Don’t be like me. Busted doing 122 in a 50 zone. The cop that busted me did it on foot without a patrol car.
Had to talk about that one in the interview.
I guess they liked my explanation enough to hire me. Now I fly A320s
There are some other requirements as well.
A pilot can’t carry any passengers unless they have logged 3 landings in category and class within the previous 90 days.
All jets require a type rating.
Anything over 12,500lbs generally require a type rating.
Sailplanes are a different category.
On Canadair regional jets you can access the aft cargo bin thru the aft lav. Though you need tools to remove the access panel to gain access to the cargo compartment.Jump to post
My question is why aren't they using simulators in Europe? The fidelity of modern full motion sims is so good that the lag is imperceptible. They work extraordinarily well for pilot training. Twice I've been on flights where it was the FO's first time actually flying the plane. Smooth as silk. ther...Jump to post
Given the exorbitant costs to park a car for passengers at airports. how does it work for employees? Are employee parking lots generally free or do they attract hefty costs for employees? Is there are general rule or does it depend on the type of employer and aspects such as availability of public ...Jump to post
The MEL will state whether an item may be deferred by the crew instead of maintenance. If it is crew deferrable there will be a maintenance procedure that will be outlined for the crew to perform. After the procedure is complete the PIC still needs to coordinate with maintenance and complete the pap...Jump to post
There is an overweight landing procedure that you follow if you have to land over structural MLW. There may be other factors that reduce your MLW below your structural MLW, but after an overweight landing, you just make a logbook entry and maintenance does their thing.Jump to post
The airline didn’t purposely move people, but crew bases opened and closed all of the time depending on the EAS contracts that were awarded to the airline and so virtually all of the movements are due to base openings and closings. As bases open, people voluntarily move their base there or if there ...Jump to post
My first airline had no overnights. All trips were day trips that started and ended in base a 6-12 hours later all the crews were based in the outstations in locations like: Merced CA Moab UT Kingman AZ Joplin MO Columbia MO Jonesboro AR Dubois PA Massena NY Rutland VT Lewisburg WV Hagerstown MD Gar...Jump to post
The number the controller gives you is not a personal cell phone number?
The last time a controller told me to copy a number I thought she wanted to talk to me....
Nope it was the NTSB who wanted to talk to me. They had been trying to track me down for a few hours.
Most airlines, captains are not qualified to operate as FO unless they also have a right seat qualification. Check airmen have a right seat qualification so can operate in the captain seat or the first officer seat. If the check airman is conducting training with a captain, then the check airman is ...Jump to post
From what I understand while working during the Envoy approval process, the FAA FSDO responsible for the mountain region would rather not have commercial operations at ASE and “wished the airport didn’t exist,” due to the performance requirements.Jump to post
Then in that case, it looks like some mainline operator will need to either: Expand/relax scope to allow Skywest to operate a larger aircraft or Take delivery of an aircraft that can operate into ASE and get FAA approval to operate it into ASE. So looks like maybe not Skywest then, but Delta willing...Jump to post
There’s only one commercial operator currently flying into ASE. All of the United, American and former Delta flights are operated by Skywest. Republic (Q400s) and Envoy (CRJ-700) used to operate into ASE, but no longer do. Unless something changes, once the CRJ-700 goes away there will be no commerc...Jump to post
carrier aircraft unlike commercial airliners and general aviation, during approach and landing don't fly airspeed - Vref or anything like that. instead they fly AoA using the indexer that is a prominent instrument just to the left of the HUD. they're just looking for a circle that says they're "...Jump to post
JFK holds aircraft at the gate during peak traffic. I don’t know if it’s an airport thing or if it’s an airline thing... if you’re on the American ramp at T8 and you’re scheduled to push during the peak traffic, you call for push and ramp gives you an estimated push time and you get to hold on the g...Jump to post
I’m not sure how CPDLC works/ if the text messages are going directly between the flight crew and the ATC controller But when doing it via voice on HF. The controllers and flight crews aren’t talking directly with each other. Instead there is an intermediary ARINC radio operator that relays messages...Jump to post
The thing that bothers me with the RNAV arrivals is that the landing runway changes the lateral track that is flown and sometimes the vertical descent profile. The enroute controller at center tells us to descend via. So we ask what runway? Don’t know the approach controller will tell you. Contact a...Jump to post
18R/36L is closed for runway reconstruction
https://www.cityofirving.org/DocumentCe ... Fact-Sheet
I’ve only done cat iii in the simulator. I’m not focused on looking outside at any point during the approach and landing. I’m monitoring FMA. Checking to see the airplane is doing what it’s supposed to be doing and that the electronic guidance is valid throughout the entire approach landing and roll...Jump to post
I don’t know what their certification process is for the operator. None of the regional airlines I flew for were authorized for RNAV(RNP) and the LCC I fly for isn’t authorized for them either. We have RNAV visuals that make things easy like the Expressway Visual into LGA. The 7s and 19s for LAS. Th...Jump to post
Every time I’ve been given a RVR below minimums and I’ve declined the approach clearance, the controller has always asked “what are your minimums?” We tell them, and the controller has always responded, “oh looks like RVR’s come up. RVR is now .... (the minimums I just told them). Maintain xxx until...Jump to post
I find that my “worst” landings are on calm windless days when the ride during approach is smooth. Those landings tend to be “firm” or who taught you how to land? on days where it’s gusty and I’m constantly having to correct for gusts and I’m wiggling and nudging the side stick constantly, the appro...Jump to post
The only operator that I know of that secures engine(s) inflight is the military. p-3 crews will routinely secure an engine to extend on station patrol time.
airlines do not secure engines inflight unless it’s an emergency.
The only way to know the actual RVR is to look at the RVR reading in the tower and for the flight crew to ask the tower. The only requirement is that at the final approach fix, the visibility has to be at or above minimums. If so, the approach may be continued. When I was a new crewmember, I kept mo...Jump to post
Even in VMC weather every approach and landing is an “instrument” approach. When cleared for the visual approach. I’ll fly the plane to intercept the course guidance And fly the instruments all the way down to minimums especially at night. I peek up and look outside every now and then coming down th...Jump to post
One of the times we had to deal with a disruptive passenger was during an emergency after we did an inflight engine shutdown. The engine shutdown went pretty much as well as it could be done. We performed the immediate action memory items for shutting down the engine. Then we split into our two role...Jump to post
Lots of unruly passengers.... I’ve removed so many passengers from the plane on so many flights, I’m starting to think the problem is me not the passengers... My first emergency occurred on my first solo flight. On the takeoff climbing thru 200ft, I did my normal tap the altimeter, mentally ran thru...Jump to post
With how GPS is interconnected with the avionics these days, it is quite annoying that not having GPS causes annoying issues. the plane still flies without GPS and reverts to other means to maintain the GPIRS position. Not having GPS causes both transponders to fail... So you MEL the transponders an...Jump to post
The airplane never decides. As you’ve discovered - there are three parts to Cat III ILS approaches - the runway, the airplane and the crew. Each introduces their own variable which determines the actual minimums used for a cat III approach The mode annunciation on the FMA Cat 3 DUAL signals the airp...Jump to post
The military doesn’t use jet a. The army and Air Force use JP-8/F34 as part of the DoD single fuel concept. the navy uses JP5/F44 for its aircraft afloat due to its higher flashpoint, with its ships using NATO F76, using JP5 if F76 is not available. Aircraft coming from ashore will most likely have ...Jump to post
We’ll use the signal lantern during ziplip. Green flashing beacon - green deck. Recover aircraft. Amber beacon and red beacon amber deck and red deck. For helicopters if they have to fly in less than case iii and have to do a recovery there are no precision instrument approaches for a destroyer like...Jump to post
BTW I was wondering if you could post me a link with weather conditions at my airport on 02nd Feb 2021 at around 8:00 AM - 9:00AM ? I'm trying hard to find it but don't seem to get it anywhere..do you know any website where I could find the past weather details of an airport ? Thanks again Mr Flyzo...Jump to post
It all depends on the airline. A 737 captain going to 777 captain is not upgrading - he is transitioning. upgrading is going from first officer to captain. Pay depends on the pilot contract - but typically while in training, a 737 captain transitioning to 777 captain continues to receive 737 captain...Jump to post
Wait until you have to refuel a ship - pulling into the banana ports of Central America to refuel by tanker truck, they were lined up one-by-one from the pier all the way out of the port. - took two days to take all of the fuel from the line of 50 tanker trucks. 250,000 gallons / 950,000 liters / 1,...Jump to post
Battery 1 and battery 2 switches are the first two switches to be pressed because that is the procedure. But turning the batteries on is not the first step in powering on the aircraft. There are the steps of verifying radar, parking brake, landing gear, wipers, then you get to the electrical panel t...Jump to post
I wonder if he puts them there to get them cooled down, like if there are any vents there? Or just a convenient place to put them within easy reach. We put soda cans in certain places to get them cooled down or food in certain places between the glareshield and the heated cockpit windows to warm/hea...Jump to post