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by cptspeaking
Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Apple Have A Flight Department?
Replies: 43
Views: 28551

RE: Does Apple Have A Flight Department?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TWA772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">TWA772LR</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>Off topic, but how does one become a pil...

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by cptspeaking
Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Wrong With This Runway?
Replies: 23
Views: 25479

RE: What's Wrong With This Runway?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Bthebest" class="quote" target="_blank">Bthebest</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Am i right in thinking it's a gyrocopter t...

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by cptspeaking
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates 380 Diverted To Ottawa On June 1
Replies: 45
Views: 24654

Emirates 380 Diverted To Ottawa On June 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/longhauler" class="quote" target="_blank">longhauler</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i>But really what I was referring to w...

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by cptspeaking
Wed May 30, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Incident At Chicago - O'Hare 5/30/12
Replies: 59
Views: 31075

RE: Plane Incident At Chicago - O'Hare 5/30/12

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/futureualpilot" class="quote" target="_blank">futureualpilot</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>A buddy of mine was working an...

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by cptspeaking
Wed May 25, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Is The Fastest Civil Aircraft In The World?
Replies: 112
Views: 21172

RE: Which Is The Fastest Civil Aircraft In The World?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/foxxray" class="quote" target="_blank">foxxray</a> (<a href="#108" class="quote">Reply 108</a>):<br/><i>My sources weren't from wikipedia but fr...

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by cptspeaking
Sat May 21, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Is The Fastest Civil Aircraft In The World?
Replies: 112
Views: 21172

RE: Which Is The Fastest Civil Aircraft In The World?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CitationJet" class="quote" target="_blank">CitationJet</a> (<a href="#104" class="quote">Reply 104</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I hav...

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by cptspeaking
Sat May 21, 2011 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Is The Fastest Civil Aircraft In The World?
Replies: 112
Views: 21172

RE: Which Is The Fastest Civil Aircraft In The World?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/YokoTsuno" class="quote" target="_blank">YokoTsuno</a> (<a href="#97" class="quote">Reply 97</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table borde...

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by cptspeaking
Thu May 12, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Is The Fastest Civil Aircraft In The World?
Replies: 112
Views: 21172

RE: Which Is The Fastest Civil Aircraft In The World?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DashTrash" class="quote" target="_blank">DashTrash</a> (<a href="#43" class="quote">Reply 43</a>):<br/><i>You're just not flying it right.  ...

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by cptspeaking
Thu May 12, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Is The Fastest Civil Aircraft In The World?
Replies: 112
Views: 21172

RE: Which Is The Fastest Civil Aircraft In The World?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/foxxray" class="quote" target="_blank">foxxray</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i>Winglets fitted Citation X is currently th...

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by cptspeaking
Thu May 12, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Keeping The Nose Up On Landing
Replies: 38
Views: 12482

RE: Keeping The Nose Up On Landing

There is some benefit to holding the nose off in small training airplanes, but definitely not in larger ones. The CitationJet was already mentioned here, and that's a great example of an airplane that needs the nose on the ground to get it stopped. The brakes on jets are MUCH more effective than aer...

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by cptspeaking
Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do Any Billionaires Ever Fly Commercial?
Replies: 102
Views: 37329

RE: Do Any Billionaires Ever Fly Commercial?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rfields5421" class="quote" target="_blank">rfields5421</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>They fly private jets for short ha...

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by cptspeaking
Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: What's In Your Flight Bag?
Replies: 40
Views: 16749

RE: Pilots: What's In Your Flight Bag?

Wow - I remember when I used to actually carry all that crap with me all the time. Now I just have my headset bag. I have a mini pen clipped to my airport badge, and the rest of what I need is already in the airplane. Charts, pad of paper, performance books, flashlight, fuel tester, FBO directory. M...

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by cptspeaking
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Importance Of DME To An IAP
Replies: 55
Views: 5509

RE: Importance Of DME To An IAP

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by cptspeaking
Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Newly-Built Aircraft's First Flight
Replies: 14
Views: 4186

RE: A Newly-Built Aircraft's First Flight

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by cptspeaking
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Start Vs. Cross-Bleed Start
Replies: 19
Views: 23807

RE: APU Start Vs. Cross-Bleed Start

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by cptspeaking
Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Start Vs. Cross-Bleed Start
Replies: 19
Views: 23807

RE: APU Start Vs. Cross-Bleed Start

As with most things in aviation, this sounds like a situational decision. If you're stuck in the money line for a while, most likely (if weight allows) the crew will only start one engine to begin with. Knowing they'll be sitting for a while, why leave the APU running when you can save that gas? I'm...

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by cptspeaking
Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Purpose-built Freighters?
Replies: 37
Views: 4752

RE: Purpose-built Freighters?

The C-17 is what first popped into my mind - built as a hauler, and still in production. Not that it'll be anytime in the real near future, but I wouldn't be surprised if the C-17 is someday used as a dedicated civilian freight hauler - good range, lots of capacity, real easy loading, modern avionic...

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by cptspeaking
Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Can The Citation X Regain "Fastest" Status?
Replies: 53
Views: 12941

RE: How Can The Citation X Regain "Fastest" Status?

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by cptspeaking
Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: ILS On AREA51?
Replies: 13
Views: 10393

RE: ILS On AREA51?

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by cptspeaking
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: ILS On AREA51?
Replies: 13
Views: 10393

RE: ILS On AREA51?

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by cptspeaking
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cirrus SR20/22 Pilots
Replies: 43
Views: 11606

RE: Cirrus SR20/22 Pilots

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by cptspeaking
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cirrus SR20/22 Pilots
Replies: 43
Views: 11606

RE: Cirrus SR20/22 Pilots

An interesting discussion. A couple other things I've noted about the airplane - one blatent disadvantage of the trim system is the lack of a manual trim wheel. When I'm flying a 172, Arrow, or even higher performance stuff like a King Air or Citation, I'm all over that manual trim wheel instead of ...

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by cptspeaking
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cirrus SR20/22 Pilots
Replies: 43
Views: 11606

RE: Cirrus SR20/22 Pilots

I've flown and instructed in Cirrus aircraft before, and even within my first 20 minutes of flying one, I had absolutely no issues with the stall characteristics. Yes, the side yoke and top hat trim are different, and definitely take some time to adjust to, but once you get the feel for it, it's a n...

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by cptspeaking
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Leaving Flaps Down On Stand
Replies: 59
Views: 18296

RE: Leaving Flaps Down On Stand

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by cptspeaking
Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 "Barking Dogs" With Banging Sound
Replies: 30
Views: 10180

RE: A320 "Barking Dogs" With Banging Sound

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by cptspeaking
Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline To Fly NY-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 19012

RE: Best Airline To Fly NY-LAX

Lots of different factors, but I highly recommend Virgin America!

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by cptspeaking
Mon May 25, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Packs, Bleeds And Engine Starts, Oh My!
Replies: 19
Views: 13414

RE: Packs, Bleeds And Engine Starts, Oh My!

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by cptspeaking
Mon May 25, 2009 4:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Opposite To "Positive Climb, Gear Up"?
Replies: 45
Views: 23447

RE: Opposite To "Positive Climb, Gear Up"?

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by cptspeaking
Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Basic To Advanced Ground Instructor
Replies: 2
Views: 4847

RE: Basic To Advanced Ground Instructor

On a side note to this, the AGI is a great test to take if you're getting ready for a CFI. I believe the written test for the AGI is exactly the same as the FIA (Flight Instructor Airplane) written. So by taking it, you'll get some test prep for the FIA, and have another certificate to put on a resu...

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by cptspeaking
Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Question About 3407’s Last Radar Returns.
Replies: 9
Views: 4642

RE: A Question About 3407’s Last Radar Returns.

When the Delta pilot was told to look for the plane that "should be at 2300", that's because that was the last assigned altitude, not because of any radar information. 3407 was told to maintain 2300 until established, cleared for the ILS, 2300 being the glideslope intercept altitude for this approac...

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by cptspeaking
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Garmin 1000 & Aero Commander 1000
Replies: 7
Views: 11204

RE: Garmin 1000 & Aero Commander 1000

You're much more likely to see the Garmin G600 installed...it's a baby version of the 1000 that is meant for uses such as this. Much cooler in my opinion is the Aspen Avionics EFD1000 system. I've only used the PFD, but it can be paired with one or two MFD units to provide all the information the Ga...

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by cptspeaking
Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Force One Weather Minimums
Replies: 29
Views: 8519

RE: Air Force One Weather Minimums

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by cptspeaking
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Wilco 777 Add-on Liveries For FS9
Replies: 2
Views: 29665

RE: Wilco 777 Add-on Liveries For FS9

After running the .exe to install the texture, in the folder for your plane, is there an AEROFLOT.texture folder? If not, make sure when you're installing the textures that you're pointing it to the right installation folder (easy to mess up if you're running FS9 and FSX)... Usually the exe texture ...

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by cptspeaking
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If A Cessna Rolls Left W/ Only One Fuel Tank...
Replies: 11
Views: 6255

RE: If A Cessna Rolls Left W/ Only One Fuel Tank...

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by cptspeaking
Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions For 757 Techs And Drivers
Replies: 9
Views: 6661

RE: Questions For 757 Techs And Drivers

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by cptspeaking
Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can You Do A PT In Lieu Of A Hold For A Rnav Appro
Replies: 26
Views: 5705

RE: Can You Do A PT In Lieu Of A Hold For A Rnav Appro

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by cptspeaking
Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can You Do A PT In Lieu Of A Hold For A Rnav Appro
Replies: 26
Views: 5705

RE: Can You Do A PT In Lieu Of A Hold For A Rnav Appro

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by cptspeaking
Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can You Do A PT In Lieu Of A Hold For A Rnav Appro
Replies: 26
Views: 5705

RE: Can You Do A PT In Lieu Of A Hold For A Rnav Appro

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by cptspeaking
Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Is 661.7kts The Magic Number?
Replies: 9
Views: 6528

RE: Why Is 661.7kts The Magic Number?

A couple different reasons... Airflow over the wings is a big one, but also the airflow into the engines. Turbine engines don't do well with supersonic air. As such, supersonic jets have to have a way of reducing the velocity of the intake air into the engines to subsonic velocities in order to be a...

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by cptspeaking
Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Free" Turboprop
Replies: 3
Views: 8423

RE: "Free" Turboprop

The Pratt & Whitney PT6 is a great example of a free spooling turboprop. It is widely considered the most reliable engine in the world also. Basically, the turbine section's exhaust drives an impeller which spins the propeller. There is a reduction gearbox involved also between the turbine and prope...

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by cptspeaking
Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do Pilots Find The Taxi Ways?
Replies: 31
Views: 13423

RE: How Do Pilots Find The Taxi Ways?

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by cptspeaking
Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD11 Vs 757 Which Has The Sharpest Climb?
Replies: 15
Views: 13423

RE: MD11 Vs 757 Which Has The Sharpest Climb?

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by cptspeaking
Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do Pilots Find The Taxi Ways?
Replies: 31
Views: 13423

RE: How Do Pilots Find The Taxi Ways?

Depending on the size of the airport and the types of operations that might go on, controllers may give modified progressive instructions also. In <acronym title="Lynchburg - Regional / Preston Glenn Field (Municipal) (LYH / KLYH), USA - Virginia">LYH</acronym>, we had a controller that used to alwa...

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by cptspeaking
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Glass Cockpit In General Aviation
Replies: 6
Views: 9457

RE: Glass Cockpit In General Aviation

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by cptspeaking
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Glass Cockpit In General Aviation
Replies: 6
Views: 9457

RE: Glass Cockpit In General Aviation

I'll venture to say that most primary flight training at major flight schools in the US is now done with aircraft that are glass-cockpit equipped. Both flight schools that I have taught at have a fleet that consists of a majority of glass airplanes. Rumor is that eventually, flying a round dial airp...

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by cptspeaking
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Both Pilots Have To Wear Their Headsets?
Replies: 13
Views: 13737

RE: Do Both Pilots Have To Wear Their Headsets?

Just because they aren't wearing a headset doesn't mean they aren't on the radios...they could have the speaker on instead. Headsets become very uncomfortable after about 30 seconds  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> And technically, most times the PNF is the o...

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by cptspeaking
Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When Pilots Go Around..
Replies: 39
Views: 7335

RE: When Pilots Go Around..

A good friend of mine, when he first started as an airline pilot, was the pilot flying on the way into <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>. I'm not completely sure of the circumstances, but a gusty day and inexperience in the airplane contributed to a lo...

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by cptspeaking
Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Identify This! 4.0
Replies: 400
Views: 34847

RE: Identify This! 4.0

A quick side note... First, this thread has been real fun to follow. As a former NIFA rec guy (actually <a href="http://nifa.us/2007_REGION_10_RESULTS.html" target="_blank">tied for second</a> and was the top scoring pilot last year at regionals!  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smi...

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by cptspeaking
Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Identify This! 4.0
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

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by cptspeaking
Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:29 pm
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Topic: Type Rating For Aircraft With Different Engines?
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RE: Type Rating For Aircraft With Different Engines?

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