If it’s an IFR rated autopilot, yes, load the flight plan and either hand fly or engage the autopilot. You should learn VOR radio navigation, however, it’ll be around for awhile yet. I guess one would still have to comply with the altitude minimums and change when necessary. I've toyed with the VOR...Jump to post
Working on getting my IFR rating (haven't started training but have read most of the IFH and IPH). It looks like most charts pretty much expect that the pilot is flying along an airway from one VOR and an extra VOR plus DME allows one to confirm when they are crossing an intersection. On the other h...Jump to post
Are there any current or future Delta p2p flights? There were rumors. Hard to really say if they canonize into actual routes since the rumors were for.... I forget, late summer? Now with the terminal expansion being delayed into possible October that may be why it's been quiet. Maybe it's because t...Jump to post
Some of the last remaining flights were about $380 (other non-MD80 flights were about $80, in comparison. This was SAT-DFW).Jump to post
My only concern is the Max having issues with the MCAS inflight, then crashing into a populated area resulting in ground casualties (and having pilots die in the first place anyways), but if the MCAS is really that much easy to disable if alert and ready, it shouldn’t be a problem getting a ferry pe...Jump to post
Is it really not possible to get an exemption on the max to be flown elsewhere for storage than take up parking lots at Boeing fields?Jump to post
Great a new place to get a good Haircut!!!! Yup, gonna need to hear the backstory to this one! Can't tell if you're being serious with this, so going to reply as if you are: There is no backstory, he's making a joke: "The Barber of Seville" is a hugely famous orchestral music piece. You'v...Jump to post
I suppose using an alternative runway in case such a blowout grounds the airport wouldn’t be an option? (Winds permitting?).
Or maybe not a blowout but in the event the aircraft needs to just be stopped as soon as possible? I guess it’s too rare to complicate.
Flight SAT-DFW is $384, among all other dailies of just $84. No doubt it won’t be just anyone flying on that routing.Jump to post
“Flying gas tanks” are profitable if the passengers can pay for the cargo that’s not.
Good examples include ATL-JNB (77L), and formerly EWR-SIN (a345), however the latter was “costly”, even being all business before retiring for 5 years.
There’s more to it, but that’s one aspect.
Can someone decode the abbreviations I see floating around here and in the United Fleet thread? 77A is domestic config?? 77E???? 77W is the 300 ER I think I’m sure there are others but I can’t think of them now. I thought some of the letters denoted engine manufacturer? 77A: not necessarily domesti...Jump to post
As far as destinations on both ends of the American continent, MIA is as close as you’ll get. Maybe ATL but it doesn’t serve as many destinations to South America as Miami. There just isn’t much demand between South America and non-Florida/New York states. A lot I assume is VFR with some large excep...Jump to post
jimmy9irons wrote:Why have Boeing stopped using Customer Codes?
I would think it would be a good investment to at least retrofit the transatlantic and Hawaii DL birds with them considering the benefits come in when flown on longer routes.Jump to post
DL’s definition of focus city clearly isn’t volume, but relative size at the airport (SJC compared to SFO) or region (Austin’s service in Texas).Jump to post
I assume airstairs would be an alternative option, but not very appealing or as practical.Jump to post
Would be unfortunate if you are deprived of certain perks for not actually being born on the country of your own citizenship, like if you want to be a US president, although I guess in the event you are born outside to US citizens you’d probably be waived? There’s not much difference between US citi...Jump to post
The question must then be asked: Does LAX have any chance of passing ATL in the future to become the world's busiest airport? The answer is, yes it has a chance. Will it it pass ATL? Without adding more gates it's difficult to see it happen. The lack of gates at LAX limits the amount of connections...Jump to post
This one seemed cool with the pterodactyls (Mexicana). I actually just know understood what they're trying to say though, ahhahah.
Could bidding kick less senior pilots from certain types into another aircraft type? (i.e., 757/767 pilot getting outbid by a former 747 pilot)? Seems like this would be discouraged to reduce training costs. Or is there also such a thing as "type" seniority?Jump to post
The question is if anyone has missed a connection as a result of the terminal design.
Unlike many airports, the train is airside (unlike EWR, which I recall having to exit to groundside, then going through security again).
American MD80 + 757 Delta 757/767 + MD80/90/95 Lufthansa a340-600 + 747 Singapore a350-900 Any e175 (Alaska is nice. Also the new winglets are cool lookin!) Hawaiian 717 Southwest 737-700 (always have been nice rides) The rest I don’t care for as much, but to fill the list: United 777 + 787 + 737 AN...Jump to post
DL may not have Hong Kong, but realize AA doesn’t have Singapore. UA obviously is strong all-around in Asia.
Although the JV with KE is smart, it’s not “prestigious” as flying your own metal, but clearly DL just wants results, not glory, in this case and in Asia for the most part.
I think euroswhites only look good/decent if there are two other colors involved, preferably contrasting and not a different tone. China Eastern is probably on the blander side of what I’m referring to, but it would probably be REALLY boring were it not for the alternate red and blue of the titles (...Jump to post
I used to watch them more often, but I feel like I already know most of what I see on them.
Wendover is great, but Sam doesn’t post videos as often, and not always about planes.
LAX772LR wrote:CarlosSi wrote:I'd let it bite if it wasn't potentially lethal (i.e., bite through a vein).
No need... Coyote Peterson took one for the team, to answer that for you.
(fastforward to 3:24)
Talking about making better use of the fuselage space, I have been thinking that with the technological progress, it could be possible to move the pilots in the belly of the aircraft (wide-body ones). The main benefit would be that the space currently occupied by the cockpit could be turned into a ...Jump to post
As a person with debt, I’m not for it. It would certainly help me go to ATP, but it certainly would be unfair to people who were smart with their debt and made great sacrifices to reduce or eliminate it.
Reducing or cutting debt, or partial forgiveness or lowering interest are more sane proposals.
Dang, just 37 left. Not just for Delta but for the world. I’m contemplating whether I should attempt to fly on one, or just knock it off as an MD80 with a320 engines (similar).Jump to post
I think a mix fleet of a321XLR and 797s should be a decent one for UA; they aren’t adding a new type with the former, and it could complement the 797 on flights where it may be too big of an airplane for certain routes. Although it’s a fine gig now where most the TATL is done by one type rating; the...Jump to post
Agreed, it should be unique. Battleship grey was unique (but hated). Obviously it can’t be perfectly unique because of elements it may take from the design book already used by others.Jump to post
My last one was over a year ago in January 2018. It was N403NV for Allegiant, LAS-AUS. I selected my seat, 26A? It's the closest you can get to the engines without the engine being blocked. The previous time I was on the MD80 I had the engine block... it's a bit more different being behind the fan t...Jump to post
Not a fan of the current globe showing up on a new livery. I’d prefer if they used that other more abstract version of it that’s come up a few times.Jump to post
Does this mean COPA will also get a new livery then ?Jump to post