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
That's very interesting. I'll have to do more reading on that. Thanks GalaxyFlyer. I guess that puts to rest the myth that when passengers move inside an airliner that the pilot has to retrim. That is not a myth. As passengers move forward and aft. The aircraft retrims to account for the movement o...Jump to post
I didn’t get to see the towers fall until over a week after they fell. I was going over maintenance plans for some repair work that needed to be done aboard the destroyer of which I was a crew member. After the second plane flew into the World Trade Center, the radioman walked into the wardroom and ...Jump to post
It depends on the airline. At one airline, the callout is
Below 240, Slats Extend
Below 280, Flaps 11
Below 240, Flaps 23
Below 200, Flaps 28
Below 200, Flaps 40
Another airline may have different callouts to accomplish the same thing.
If you have an RMI, an NDB approach is a piece of cake, if a bit cruder than a VOR or TACAN. We did NDB in the F-100; at least at 170 knots it didn’t last long before you at the runway or wildly off course. It would be nice if my airline paid extra for RMIs to be installed... lol Even then the airl...Jump to post
There was lots of gnashing of teeth when newhires showed up to indoc, and they learned demonstrating an NDB approach on their PC was required. “But our flight instructor said we’d never see NDB approaches in our career ever….” So lots of panic “how do I fly an NDB approach” happening back at the hot...Jump to post
Don’t know about Boeing’s but Airbus aircraft are not capable of tracking any VORs. They do tune the DME portion of the VORTAC but the actual VOR portion is not used. Even the CDI presentation of tracking a VOR using raw data in rose nav is virtual. RNAV arrivals have supplanted many of the arrival ...Jump to post
Yes ZFW was just on the eastern edge of the GSW airport. And the DFW airport was built immediately to the north of GSW. Both GSW and DFW were open for an overlapping period of about 3 months before GSW closed. Must have been fun separating DFW 17L (today’s 17C) and 17R arrivals from GSW 17 arrivals ...Jump to post
This is sort of a hypothetical question since I realize there are many backup navigational instruments on a commercial airliner and the the odds of losing all of them would be astronomical. A private pilot once told me that if he lost all navigation instruments he would look for landmarks on the gr...Jump to post
But still, I've not heard of a DC-10 or MD-11 accident due to stabilizer runaway. Anyone? First thought to my mind was Delta 1080 But then it was a L1011 and it was a jammed elevator not stab. So that’s not a valid answer https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1978/10/08/the-saving-of-flig...Jump to post
None of those are warnings.
Some are cautions and some are not monitored by ECAM (CG and fuel consumption)
Okay... the warning is for the parking brake only? So you won't get a warning when you forget the flaps, or tha auto brake (RTO/MAX)? There is no warning if you applied takeoff thrust without auto brake armed. The Autobrake is MEL-able and the T/O MEMO will annunciate AUTO BRK ….. MAX in blue/cyan ...Jump to post
Sometimes the climb thrust setting is the same as the takeoff thrust setting. When you pull the thrust levers from the FLEX detent back to the CLB detent, nothing changes. The engines stay at the same thrust setting.Jump to post
If the plane annunciate your flap setting every time you changed it you’ll eventually tune it out and never hear it Especially on an EMB-145. The plane generates so many caution messages that several times we’d have the master caution going off and we never noticed it until one of us said what’s tha...Jump to post
The one I get a lot is (maybe twice a year) FIRE. LAV SMOKE People get surprised when the flight attendant barges in to the lavatory when they don’t answer the flight attendant knocking on the door or ignore the demand to open the door. It’s always during cruise and it’s most alarming when you’re tr...Jump to post
Except the in the photo above, it doesn’t make any sense as there is no valid NAV intercept, and so the FMA shouldn’t annunciate NAV armed to capture the lateral path. When in a radar environment, ATC can see where aircraft are and pilots ask for a left/right deviation. I usually ask for a left/righ...Jump to post
Most US air carriers no longer use the line bidding process to assign schedules.
Preferential bidding has replaced line bidding at most places in the US.
CarlosSi wrote:It wasn't that long ago that airlines switched to iPads, wasn't it? I remember a Delta video about the switch in recent history.
We still carry charts and maps but it’s now in the form of a tablet weighing less than 1.5lbs and not paper weighing 40-50lbs If you fly an approach you still have to reference the chart. If it’s in your FMS database but the approach is not in your tablet you’re not allowed to fly it. You still have...Jump to post