Pilots do test fly an aircraft before taking delivery of a new aircraft. Write up a squawk sheet of items to be resolved before the aircraft is transferred from the manufacturer to the airline. On one delivery test flight the depressurization didn’t keep the cabin below 15000 like it was supposed to...Jump to post
There may be plenty of airports with NPA. But if the airline is not authorized for NPAs then there is no opportunity to fly LOC VOR or NDB approaches.
It is the same at my carrier. We are not authorized to fly LOC VOR NDB. So no VDP to calculate or make a decision about
Fast food doesn’t spoil; something has to first be fresh before it can spoil. There’s many times I’ve gotten food at airport intending to eat it when I get to the airplane. But preflight ends up taking a little extra longer and I forget that I had gotten food and it’s been sitting on the side conso...Jump to post
Neither. Spoiled airport fast food that waited a little too long to get to cruise to consume itJump to post
After 30 years flying jets I recently took up glider flying. In the beginning my glider rudder use was appalling to say the least. I had to re learn how to properly use the rudder again. Very humbling. That is what the yaw string is for. It’s the most accurate instrument on the glider. If you’re of...Jump to post
Just because the news article mentions gender of the pilots doesn’t mean you have to continue perpetuating it
Plenty of flights where male pilots leave the landing gear down for whatever reason and their gender doesn’t get mentioned.
Do you always use flaps to slow? Technique I was taught was to bum around at Flaps 1, then extend further at the S and F speeds unless you really need the drag, but the boards are pretty effective for that if memory serves. I'm curious. At what purpose/reason you will use flaps to slow the aircraft...Jump to post
I’ve always waited until 10kts below flap limit speed to extend the flaps as that is company procedure. For the A320 Vfe Flaps 1 is 230kts, Vfe Flaps 2 is 200kts, Vfe Flaps 3 is 185kts, Vfe Flaps Full is 177kts. So the flaps come out at 220kts, 190kts, 175kts, and 167kts. I use the flaps to slow fro...Jump to post
I use flaps to slow the aircraft when ATC doesn't specify a speed to fly on approach.
I'd wager it's personal technique.
But the landing gear works better
I also use the landing lights as well. Speed brake is one of the last things - i usually use it to correct vertical profile vs airspeed
It’s there. There’s nothing the pilots can do about it. It operates without pilot interaction. Pilots can’t turn it on or turn it off. All they can do is call maintenance if there is an ECAM or EICAS message about it. Regarding stabilizer fuel tanks I’ve heard that one airline asks during the tech i...Jump to post
The article is about startup companies that are simplifying the mechanics of flying aircraft to the point where ordinary people can fly an aircraft - a helicopter in the article. To the point non pilots can fly the helicopter or other similarly equipped aircraft like a drone using game controllers o...Jump to post
The plane can be missing exterior panels, fairings and all sorts of things can be inoperative But don’t ever take the ashtray off the lavatory door or steal the lav flush handle. The plane is grounded at the point and I have to get a special ferry permit to fly the plane to a place to get the ashtra...Jump to post
Your answer lies in paragraph (f) of 61.64 Without flying the 737 or ATR after getting your initial type rating, it should have been issued with the limitation in (f) (2). you’ll need to get 25hrs of supervised operating experience in the aircraft to remove the limitation. (f) If the applicant does ...Jump to post
theres a fly in my soup.Jump to post
Surprised NavCanada didn’t bill the bathtub guy.Jump to post
Deicing crews are probably using portable handheld transceivers to communicate with aircraft.
I think the limitation for the handheld radio is power out.
There was an airspace rework for central and south Florida that went into effect in August? I think? All of the arrivals and departures are all new.
All of the old departure and arrivals were discontinued.
Looks just like taking off from Las Vegas when OAT is 46C... That's also the first time you ever notice there is a wall at the end of the runway in Las Vegas. - even though you've taken off that same runway for many years. As long as the ASDR is 0 or greater, the aircraft has the takeoff performance...Jump to post
The flaps on a f-18 are automated, You have 3 positions half full auto. Based on the flap setting, the airspeed, the airplane alpha, the flight control system positions the leading edge and trailing edge flaps automatically I guess you could have a system similar to autothrust where TLA tells the sy...Jump to post
JAC is a special qualification airport meaning there are 19-0 Jepp airport qualification pages available for review. the 19-0 pages it directs you to the Jackson Hole airport website for airport specific operating procedures. https://www.jacksonholeairport.com/about-jac/pilot-information/ http://www...Jump to post
Effectively the minimums for most 121 operators is 1000ft AGL not what is published on the approach plate unless the charted minimums are higher. If you don’t have visual conditions you can’t circle. My first airline did do circling at charted minimums, so my type rating for my first airliner does n...Jump to post
Arguments about what should or shouldn't have happened inside the plane aside is this NK's first major incident (every airline has emergency landings and such but I don't think NK has ever had something like this in the way WN had flight 1455 or B6 had a flight 292) Does this count as a major incid...Jump to post
It depends on ATC flow and airline procedures. During times of high traffic, ATC will strictly dictate specific speeds for aircraft on final (setting up the string of pearls for example), Some examples of speed instructions are "Maintain 250kts" "Maintain 210kts or greater" "...Jump to post
Right before the shooter kneels and taps the deck and the Harrier launches off the flat end of the ship.Jump to post
You need two independent electrical sources. So an inop APU doesn’t preclude Cat III operations. If you only have a single electrical source, i.e. IDG 2 disconnected with an inop APU the equipment review for Cat III operations allows Cat III Single (fail passive) approach but not a Cat III Dual (fai...Jump to post
I’m not sure how things work in Europe. in the US ATC is not privatized and there are no user fees to use ATC services. Airports are first come first served as far as ATC is concerned. All public use airports are available to any aircraft unless there are slot restrictions or reservations. ATC may b...Jump to post
Since all of the other planes are covered to finish out the regional jets The EMB-145 does not have a RAT. No hydraulics other than what is in the accumulators The elevator is manually controlled with no hydraulics in normal conditions. The ailerons and rudder are hydraulic with control via pulleys ...Jump to post
As a result of many accidents in the past the FAA has been emphasizing stall recovery and awareness. They’ve mandated periodic training going back to basic airmanship. The accidents due to rudder hard over the pilots never recognized what they had gotten into either and had very little time to diagn...Jump to post
you can access the ntsb accident reports yourself so you don’t have to worry whether the pilot is presenting you facts or not.
AA191 https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/Acc ... AR7917.pdf
Air Florida 90. https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/Acc ... AR8208.pdf
Wouldn’t want to start at 10000ft. The whole point of the maneuver is to get to MEA or 10000ft whichever is higher so that you don’t need oxygen masks So you can start above 20000ft where depending on the altitude the TAS is probably going to be around 400kts-480kts with an IAS around 250-260-270ish...Jump to post
You should disconnect the association of pitch attitude (whether the nose is nose low or nose high) with flight vector (whether the plane is climbing or descending). Normally nose high the plane is climbing, but a plane with a nose high attitude or nose level can be descending as well. For an a320 f...Jump to post
Under FAR 121 rules, aircraft that are not overwater equipped cannot fly further than 50nm from land. Most regional jets in the US operated by regional airlines are not overwater equipped (I.e. no liferafts and life jackets onboard.). There should be a placard at each seat stating the seat cushion c...Jump to post
The idle speed of the engine increases if you open the crossbreed. Normally single engine with the crossbreed in Auto, the crossbreed stays closed and pack 2 doesn’t receive any bleed air. When you open the crossbreed, bleed air demand increases and the left engine idle increases to supply bleed air...Jump to post
Embraer already did this with the EMB-145... stretched an EMB-120 and put on a different wing taking off the turboprop engines and bolting on two turbofans engines in the rear.. i believe there is about 75% parts commonality with the EMB-120.Jump to post
AF447 was descending at over 15,000ft/min in a level attitude.Jump to post
The one incident where the pilot moved the passengers to gain better aircraft control was Delta 1080 with the jammed elevator He moved all of the passengers to the front of the cabin. By doing so he was able to regain some pitch authority between using the engines and stabilizer. Before the CG chang...Jump to post
Don’t really understand that mindset Me neither. Not my rules. It was the airlines rule approved by the FAA. I agree with everything you’ve posted. The limitation looks like it was written by lawyers. pilots would get counseled by the chief pilot for using thrust reversers. Don’t work there anymore...Jump to post
Prohibited, even on a contaminated runway? The only thing I remember the last time I flew the plane 13 years ago is that thrust reverse use is prohibited on runways longer than 7000ft. Reversers may be used on runways less than 7000ft and reverser use is mandatory to prevent runway excursion is how...Jump to post
People who fly in bizjets don’t really care about the cost It’s amazing hearing some of the stories former biz jet pilots tell about the people they fly… One pilot told me he was just one pilot in a pilot group that crewed a fleet of planes assigned to each member of the family - 5 planes 1 for the ...Jump to post
Landing distance is calculated without the use of thrust reverser. So if the landing distance allows, all airliners can land without using thrust reversers. ? (Better way of asking: What aircraft can be dispatched on a 121 with all T/R inop?) Emb-145 can dispatch with no thrust reversers operative. ...Jump to post