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by dakota558
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often do airliners perform visual approaches in good weather?
Replies: 11
Views: 1974

Re: How often do airliners perform visual approaches in good weather?

In Europe, as mentioned earlier, it is depended upon airport/airline. Some airlines has a SOP that states that an instrument approach shall be flown when available, and at some larger airports you will not get a visual approach due to traffic. While in the U.S., during a large arrival bank it is ve...

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by dakota558
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often do airliners perform visual approaches in good weather?
Replies: 11
Views: 1974

Re: How often do airliners perform visual approaches in good weather?

What parameters were you using for a stabilized approach? Don't know if you were asking me, but I'll answer anyway. I fly the Dash 8-100/200/300, and we need to be stabilized at 500 ft (both for visual and instrument approaches). The parameters in most cases are gear down, flaps 15 (flaps 35 can be...

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by dakota558
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often do airliners perform visual approaches in good weather?
Replies: 11
Views: 1974

Re: How often do airliners perform visual approaches in good weather?

In Europe, as mentioned earlier, it is depended upon airport/airline. Some airlines has a SOP that states that an instrument approach shall be flown when available, and at some larger airports you will not get a visual approach due to traffic. My airline encourages visual approaches when safe to do ...

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by dakota558
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In your airline, do you start the APU upon landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 4482

Re: In your airline, do you start the APU upon landing?

Here at ARN the rule is that the ground crew do not cross the red line to approach the aircraft until the engines and beacon are off. So you need to start the APU after landing, or you will have no power at the gate. If the APU is inop, then the pilot tells the handling agent and ground power is co...

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by dakota558
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit windows that can be opened
Replies: 6
Views: 2302

Re: Cockpit windows that can be opened

The Dash 8 also comes without cockpit windows that can be opened (but it does have an escape hatch). The biggest problem is in the summer, we don't have an APU, so it can get quite hot in there

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by dakota558
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)
Replies: 32
Views: 7037

Re: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)

There is a difference between service ceiling and maximum operating altitude. Service ceiling is the maximum altitude an aircraft can sustain a climb rate of 100 fpm. This can vary with weight and atmospheric conditions. Maximum operating altitude is the maximum certified altitude an aircraft can op...

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by dakota558
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XK ATR72 landing in strong winds - video
Replies: 8
Views: 2058

Re: XK ATR72 landing in strong winds - video

Hard to judge by just looking at the video, but it appears to me that the pilot had the airplane under control all the way to touchdown, meaning that he or she could have performed a go around any time all the way down. I fly the Dash 8, and conditions like this can appear at a few airports I fly in...

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by dakota558
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does WN start engines faster?
Replies: 15
Views: 3177

Re: Does WN start engines faster?

When I was working on the ramp at my previous job, at an European airport, we would tell them to start both engines in sequence once the brakes where released. The only exception was if the ground was slippery.

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by dakota558
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 29826

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

I see a lot of posts here talking about the de/anti-icing capabilities of turboprops. Can't speak for the ATR as I have little knowledge of it, but the Dash 8 (100 to 400 series) does not have any issues flying in icing conditions compared to a jet. I fly the Dash 8 100/200/300 in the northern part...

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by dakota558
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 29826

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

I see a lot of posts here talking about the de/anti-icing capabilities of turboprops. Can't speak for the ATR as I have little knowledge of it, but the Dash 8 (100 to 400 series) does not have any issues flying in icing conditions compared to a jet. I fly the Dash 8 100/200/300 in the northern part ...

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by dakota558
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the horizontal stabilizer of a Dash 8 droop?
Replies: 5
Views: 2718

Re: Why does the horizontal stabilizer of a Dash 8 droop?

All the Dash 8s have a control lock that will hold the ailerons wings level and elevator nose down while engaged. The lock is usually always engaged while on ground.

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by dakota558
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tijuana airport and proximity to US border
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

Re: Tijuana airport and proximity to US border

All SIDs from 27 requires a left turn at 900 feet to 256/10 TIJ.

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by dakota558
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tijuana airport and proximity to US border
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

Re: Tijuana airport and proximity to US border

Looked a few charts for MMTJ (sorry, not able to post them here) and yes, if you are landing RWY 9, you will cross the border to the US. They probably have an agreement with the US for the published approaches. The chart notes tells you that you must activate the transponder before crossing the bord...

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by dakota558
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing
Replies: 48
Views: 10678

Re: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing

What is the short field performance of the DO328 compared to the DHC 8-100?

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by dakota558
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline callsigns
Replies: 23
Views: 8435

Re: Norwegian callsigns

Each AOC has it's own callsign. Some examples: Easyjet: Easy Easyjet Switzerland: Topswiss TUI airlines UK: Tui Air TUI airlines Germany: Tui Jet TUI airlines Sweden: Bluescan TUI airlines Netherlands: Orange TUI airlines Belgium: Beauty Thomas Cook UK: Kestrel Thomas Cook Scandinavia: Viking Thoma...

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by dakota558
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Private Pilot Tests
Replies: 9
Views: 1881

Re: Private Pilot Tests

Use the PTS (practical test standards) for the Private. It will list all the subjects you will go trough during your exam (both oral and practical). You will be asked questions about applicable regulations, so make sure you know all the regulations that apply to private in the FAR/AIM (there should ...

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