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by AirKevin
Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 772 L2 door destroyed at jetway at CPT
Replies: 30
Views: 7058

Re: BA 772 L2 door destroyed at jetway at CPT

FlyingHonu001 wrote:
Isnt there some kind of warning status message on the flight deck telling the brake operator that L2 is still open?

Yes, but there would also be a bunch of other EICAS messages, so don't know if it would be visible.

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by AirKevin
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which route have you flown the most airlines?
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: On which route have you flown the most airlines?

EWR to ORD and vice versa on United and American. I suppose I could add ORD to DSM on said airlines, though that happened by accident.

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by AirKevin
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IST closed due to heavy snow
Replies: 23
Views: 7305

Re: IST closed due to heavy snow

https://mobile.twitter.com/MikeXcaberat ... 0694323201

Oh, dear. I guess just take it and throw it on a grill?
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alberchico wrote:
AirKevin wrote:
NearMiss wrote:
I saw some pictures of animals that got frozen while walking or standing.

Frozen as in just cold or frozen as in edible.

See for yourself:

https://mobile.twitter.com/MikeXcaberat ... 0694323201

Oh, dear. I guess just take it and throw it on a grill?

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by AirKevin
Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IST closed due to heavy snow
Replies: 23
Views: 7305

Re: IST closed due to heavy snow

NearMiss wrote:
I saw some pictures of animals that got frozen while walking or standing.

Frozen as in just cold or frozen as in edible.

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by AirKevin
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of speedbrakes in Boeing 737 during RTO
Replies: 33
Views: 2067

Re: Use of speedbrakes in Boeing 737 during RTO

You should find a simulator and see if you can get to experience a rejected take off or perform one yourself... It's not likely in the US, but it seems there are enough aviation enthusiasts who are able to get simulator time in Europe. You can certainly get simulator time in the United States, you ...

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by AirKevin
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight turned back for anti-mask passenger
Replies: 40
Views: 5990

Re: AA flight turned back for anti-mask passenger

And how many additional pounds of Jet A did that diversion burn? We live in wildly over-reactionary times. Why couldn't they just zip-tie and gag the idiot's mouth, then have a flight attendant send-out a pleasant PA request for any passengers onboard who were vacationing SWAT officers or ex-Navy S...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check the current price of a flight after you booked it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1428

Re: Do you check the current price of a flight after you booked it?

And if the fare decreased, what do you do, cry? Is that the only thing you can do? We had a booking HAM-FRA-JNB-WDH on SA (and LH) a few years ago. Every couple of weeks SA changed the schedule and asked me to accept it. After like the 5th change I checked the current price, found a much cheaper fa...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ closed to arrivals due to Snow-Ice
Replies: 13
Views: 3932

Re: YYZ closed to arrivals due to Snow-Ice

Avgeek1991 wrote:
NLINK wrote:
Wow must be bad snow wise for the Toronto airport to be closed. Rough day for everyone it seems.


50-60 inches of snow reported. That's well over a foot of snow

Inches or centimeters. If that's really in inches, that would be a bit of an understatement, as that would be between 4-5 feet.

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL362 Return to LAX on 01-15-22
Replies: 5
Views: 1932

Re: DL362 Return to LAX on 01-15-22

Thanks for the replies. I apologize for transposing the tail number as it was indeed N547US that I had noted down while watching the feed. I assumed it was some type of hydraulic leak but was unsure if there were any other fluid connections running through the main gear wells that could have produc...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check the current price of a flight after you booked it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1428

Re: Do you check the current price of a flight after you booked it?

MartijnNL wrote:
AirKevin wrote:
Negative. What would be the point.

Positive. The point would be the good feeling you get when discovering the fare has increased considerably.

And if the fare decreased, what do you do, cry?

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by AirKevin
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?
Replies: 16
Views: 1540

Re: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?

Woodreau, I guess you elaborated enough. I was just hoping for a little more explanation. I am interpreting what you said to mean that if the aircraft is too close to the ground, anything the pilot would do would not work because the aircraft needs altitude to recover. So I guess it would be like t...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls
Replies: 54
Views: 12401

Re: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls

Ok, I am sick and tired of almost every single incident rather landing, taking off, taxiing or inflight. Whats the one things in common? MIAMI. I have no idea what is continually causing these problems. Are they drunk? On drugs? Mentally stable? Folks, if you cant handle that current high stress le...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 34
Views: 2000

Re: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

This wasn't me, nor did it involve younger days, but my grandpa was convinced that the bigger numbers in an aircraft model meant the plane was bigger. Thus, in 2007, he was convinced that the airplane that was was looking at parked out on the ramp was a 787. I had to point out (with my mom translati...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?
Replies: 27
Views: 2399

Re: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?

Back in 2004, we flew a few laps in a holding pattern just prior to arrival into NRT because there was apparently an issue with the runway (not sure what the actual issue was as the pilots hadn't specified). Then in 2017, we flew one lap in a holding pattern over the Allentown area just prior to arr...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls
Replies: 54
Views: 12401

Re: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls

The damage to the 737 flight controls https://i.postimg.cc/g07NbFNh/FI3-PPQd-WUAk-Z8-WB.jpg https://twitter.com/ArielSierra/status/1481067716177977344 When I first read damaged flight controls, that was not what I pictured at all. I thought he somehow was yanking on the yoke and broke either the yo...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29995

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

There is no evidence to support this, there are literally thousands of airport workers walking around HkG that are not tested. All those police, customs, immigration, cleaners, MTR, port health, ground staff etc. What we do know for fact is the crew tested negative on arrival, and tested negative t...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did BA consider a blue belly for Negus/Landor liveries on Concorde?
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: did british airways considered adding a blue belly to the negus and landor liveries concorde?

The Concorde generated quite a lot of heat given the speeds it was flying, so darker colors wouldn't help here.

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by AirKevin
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 226
Views: 49049

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

MDC862 wrote:
Im thinking he has been "silenced" by the powers that be. If not and he was terminated, he would still be posting.

I don't know too many people who would go public on the Internet about their termination.

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by AirKevin
Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Airlines Miles - help
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Delta Airlines Miles - help

PI4EVR wrote:
If an option, consider Amtrak.

Not sure where his dad resides. If he has to cross an ocean to get there, Amtrak won't help him.

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by AirKevin
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1821

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

I'm talking about people on this forum that the key to aviation safety is getting rid of the pilot & let computers do everything. I think that’s a bit of a generalization. Whenever the topic of 1 pilot or no pilot cockpit comes up, users are very against it. It is a bit difficult to argue again...

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by AirKevin
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta put scimitars on their 757s?
Replies: 51
Views: 10843

Re: Should Delta put scimitars on their 757s?

they don't even have regular winglets on all of their 757's, which I was kinda surprised about. That's because some of the fleet can not have winglets installed due to previously installed wing repairs. Each aircraft had to be approved for the mod. The wing loading that the blended winglet adds was...

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by AirKevin
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1821

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

Sorry, I didn't do a very good job defining the question. Right now, in the cockpit & the ground, we have a system where everything is cross-checked with redundancy in the system. However it seem like more & more people think or see computers/automation as being the way to solve all problem...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 22278

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

October 20th, ATL-MCO on board N8691A, a Boeing 737-800 operating as Southwest 784. November 1st, MCO-ATL on board N335FR, an Airbus A320NEO operating as Frontier 1011. Both flights were unplanned, as a work related incident the previous day resulted in me being unable to work and subsequently being...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to
Replies: 54
Views: 2416

Re: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to

Back in 2005, we landed at LAS and departed out of LAX. I have not flown in and out of either airport since then, although I have done some plane spotting in 2017 by the In N Out Burger and drove around LAX in July. Then in 2006, we landed at KIX and went on a week long bus tour that eventually ende...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do gate size restrictions matter for freighters
Replies: 19
Views: 1798

Re: Do gate size restrictions matter for freighters

But they are being loaded and unloaded away from the passenger terminals where space is at a premium so surely if it was worth it in fuel savings you could put longer winglets/sweep on the plane without affecting day to day freight operations. Even with a cargo ramp, pavement space can still be lim...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta put scimitars on their 757s?
Replies: 51
Views: 10843

Re: Should Delta put scimitars on their 757s?

According to the APB webpage, only the blended winglet is available for the 757. No mention of a scimitar for the 757. http://www.aviationpartnersboeing.com/products_757_200.php Not sure how up to date their website is, but the scimitar blended winglets do exist. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rel...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta put scimitars on their 757s?
Replies: 51
Views: 10843

Re: Should Delta put scimitars on their 757s?

I didn’t know there was a schimitars mod for the 757, all the blended winglets on United’s Aircraft look the same to me. The only real difference is the Blended Winglets have a flat top and the scimitar has a point facing backwards According to the APB webpage, only the blended winglet is available...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2
Replies: 76
Views: 22054

Re: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2

by738 wrote:
would it not need to be about a 45deg angle to skid an A351 - it sits quite high?

I am pretty sure you will tailstrike every airplane if you have a 45° pitch angle.

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by AirKevin
Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vancouver’s Pacific Coastal suspends flights due to omicron
Replies: 11
Views: 2432

Re: Vancouver’s Pacific Coastal suspends flights due to omicron

Can’t pilots file their own flight plans? Especially at a small airline like that What about weather. Weight and balance. The actual flight planning. What about it? Regional flights usually use canned flight plans Would they not need dispatchers to do all of that. The routes themselves might be the...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vancouver’s Pacific Coastal suspends flights due to omicron
Replies: 11
Views: 2432

Re: Vancouver’s Pacific Coastal suspends flights due to omicron

32andBelow wrote:
FlyingElvii wrote:
No dispatchers, no flights....

Can’t pilots file their own flight plans? Especially at a small airline like that

What about weather. Weight and balance. The actual flight planning.

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by AirKevin
Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63721

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

We live in a world that is dominated by results. Automation did wonders for aviation that pilots with proper feel and great hand skills could not. Your typical 'dumbed' down pilot today will go through his entire career without ever having encountered a scenario where he has to hand fly. Okay, so w...

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by AirKevin
Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63721

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

I The continuing on part.....happens fairly regularly. Many people still defend the actions of the crew and airline on BA268 Which one was this? Can't recall. That would be the British Airways Boeing 747-400 that had engine 2 surge on take-off out of LAX and proceeded to fly across the Atlantic any...

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by AirKevin
Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew
Replies: 71
Views: 9989

Re: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew

Several years ago, I had just boarded a DL 738 that was missing the trailing edge of a canoe fairing. I figure the crew already knew about it and that it wasn’t a big deal, but I did mention it to the flight attendant. The flight attendant asked if the wing looked different than the other side of t...

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by AirKevin
Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew
Replies: 71
Views: 9989

Re: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew

One time I was nervous that the slats and flaps weren't out until immediately before we lined up on the runway. I thought about saying something but I'm no pilot. Is it normal to put them out right before the roll? I wonder if they got the configuration warning as they pushed the throttles ? Or alt...

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by AirKevin
Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strong headwinds in the US causing issues this week
Replies: 62
Views: 12899

Re: Strong eastbound headwinds causing problems over the US this week.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KBOS/KLAX

That would be 8 hours gate to gate. The actual flight time was 6 hours 42 minutes, as the taxi-out time was 71 minutes.
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gsg013 wrote:
is flightaware correct showing the DL BOS-LAX flights clocking at 8 hours on December 26th?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KBOS/KLAX

That would be 8 hours gate to gate. The actual flight time was 6 hours 42 minutes, as the taxi-out time was 71 minutes.

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by AirKevin
Wed Dec 29, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion- I think N306FE should be preserved
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: Opinion- I think N306FE should be preserved

So, to those who are unfamiliar with the case, a flight engineer by the name of Auburn Calloway was facing a hearing for lying about his flight hours (he went overtime by one minute). He was likely to get fired, but this would be detrimental to him since he could no longer support his ex-wife and 3...

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by AirKevin
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion- I think N306FE should be preserved
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: Opinion- I think N306FE should be preserved

So, to those who are unfamiliar with the case, a flight engineer by the name of Auburn Calloway was facing a hearing for lying about his flight hours (he went overtime by one minute). He was likely to get fired, but this would be detrimental to him since he could no longer support his ex-wife and 3...

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by AirKevin
Tue Dec 28, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years today since SAS MD-81 Dana Viking crash
Replies: 12
Views: 5915

Re: 30 years today since SAS MD-81 Dana Viking crash

The photo of the MD-81 lying around broken in three pieces was published everywhere, even on the cover of books on crashes. I want to bet it's the 2nd best known non fatal crash after Sully's US Airways A320 landing in the Hudson. Probably 2nd or 3rd. AF’s crash landing at YYZ made worldwide headli...

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by AirKevin
Sat Dec 25, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to recover orders from Airbus, Boeing and ATR
Replies: 48
Views: 9125

Re: Iran seeks to recover orders from Airbus, Boeing and ATR

There is one, N458BJ rotting up in BSL France... Okay, but I don't think you're going to be doing a daily flight of that stage length with just one plane. That's true. Wasn't there a (cancelled) order for 5 A380s from Iran Air?? That I have no idea, but I think Airbus already built the last A380, s...

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by AirKevin
Fri Dec 24, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to recover orders from Airbus, Boeing and ATR
Replies: 48
Views: 9125

Re: Iran seeks to recover orders from Airbus, Boeing and ATR

Wonder what the significance of IAD is here. If Iran Air are cleared to fly to the US, it would be nationwide. And in reality, LAX. A daily 747-8i. But where would they get a 747-8I from. There is one, N458BJ rotting up in BSL France... Okay, but I don't think you're going to be doing a daily fligh...

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by AirKevin
Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to recover orders from Airbus, Boeing and ATR
Replies: 48
Views: 9125

Re: Iran seeks to recover orders from Airbus, Boeing and ATR

cedarjet wrote:
alfa164 wrote:
Don't expect to see their livery at JFK - and certainly not IAD - anytime soon.

Wonder what the significance of IAD is here. If Iran Air are cleared to fly to the US, it would be nationwide. And in reality, LAX. A daily 747-8i.

But where would they get a 747-8I from.

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by AirKevin
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elizabeth Warren Tests Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 15
Views: 1473

Re: Elizabeth Warren Tests Positive for COVID-19

At her age the CFR for the unvaccinated is 3%, being double vaccinated reduces that by 94% and being boosted takes that down another 81%. That gives her a 0.03% chance of death. At first I assumed by CFR you meant chances for recovery and was like no way 97% of the unvaccinated elderly people who g...

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by AirKevin
Thu Dec 23, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Question About Engine Choices and Interchangeability
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: A Question About Engine Choices and Interchangeability

They have considerably different mountings as far as I know. They did try to have a common mounting for the 787 engines, so they could be changed, but I don't think it got anywhere.

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by AirKevin
Wed Dec 22, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 31
Views: 3122

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

mxaxai wrote:
Do any aircraft prohibit simultaneous use of speed brakes and flaps? In my experience, the speed brakes usually get stowed before flaps are extended but I'm not sure if this is required or just a choice by the crews.

I believe between certain flap settings, you can't also use speed brakes.

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by AirKevin
Wed Dec 22, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 31
Views: 3122

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

bhill wrote:
Welp, I remember a flight from Ft. Benning to Ft. Irwin on a C-141...All the pilot had to do was to open the deflector baffles on the doors for troops to jump out of.....airplane slowed down real quick...got kinda bumpy too!!.

Probably not advisable to throw passengers out like that, though.

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by AirKevin
Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX APU Inlet Door
Replies: 30
Views: 3550

Re: 737 MAX APU Inlet Door

Yes, correct, exactly. In my aircraft you never operate the APU inflight unless you need it for non-normals, relight, hydraulic pressure, electric power, etc. Usually our packs are sufficient to cool the airplane in anything but the most blistering heat, I've only used the APU once or twice to prov...

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by AirKevin
Fri Dec 17, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final A320ceo Family Aircraft Delivered to Delta
Replies: 34
Views: 8229

Re: Final A320ceo Family Aircraft Delivered to Delta

INFINITI329 wrote:
What are the differences between the 100 & 200 in the family?

I believe the A320-100 didn't have wing fences, whereas the A320-200 did. Not sure about the A321s.

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by AirKevin
Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX APU Inlet Door
Replies: 30
Views: 3550

Re: 737 MAX APU Inlet Door

paullam wrote:
Why would anyone use the APU inflight during normal ops?

ETOPS requirement possibly?

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