Provided it’s like a FDR and not accessible unless an investigation requires it, I can’t see an issue. . That is exactly the issue. Like CVR recordings that leak out in a lot of places. The day a video recorder is installed in my cockpit, I will start carrying a package of chewing gum in my flightb...Jump to post
It’s not just wing loading that affects ride in turbulence The 757 has a very stiff wing and a terrible ride in turbulence, i think the -300 series is actually better with its longer, more flexible fuselage soaking up the bumps, the 752 is the only large transport aircraft I’ve operated in which I’...Jump to post
DL_Mech wrote:Makes you wonder if the Calder painted engine cowlings survived, or were they just stripped and painted over?
I remember cycling over to GLA to see all those 757 tails lined up on the west pier, easily viewable from the roadside. It was quite a sight. What I don't be recall however is what they did with all of those passengers trying to get to KEF ? Presumably local hotels made a few quid from the situatio...Jump to post
Remember last time FI moved their hub operations to GLA! quite a sight. Any pictures to show ?? I had no idea this even happened! It was a pretty amazing move. Around midnight the Met Office and aviation authorities advised that the airspace around KEF would close at 0500 the following morning, eff...Jump to post
I have always viewed HUDs as an American thing. Initially devised to use for low vis in aircraft without autoland IIRC (thinking DC-9/MD80 etc. here). Over in Europe, which really needs low vis ops, HUDs have not really caught on. My lot operates CATIIIB to 75m RVR Minima without HUD. That said, I h...Jump to post
I wonder as operators with RR 757s keep retiring them where the point is that they become too uneconomical. Do freighter 752s have RB211s? If I had one I’d never want to part with it, I can only imagine the takeoff performance of a 752 with minimal passengers and weekend getaway bags FedEx flys a m...Jump to post
UA748i wrote:They are vaccinated, but Im sure they still have to were masks.
There's no point.
A friend of mine’s brother at AA went from Super 80 to B777, left seat in both. Sat on his seniority until he could hold senior trips in the T7; hadn’t been outside the US until first trip on the B777 And that is why we hear pilots from the USA on the freq. in Europe and elswhere that don’t seem to...Jump to post
Icelandair is probably the very best example. I was there several years ago waiting for a connecting flight. A lorry pulled up alongside a 757 then a forklift truck removed a pallet of white boxes containing frozen fish took them to the forward conveyor belt before returning to the lorry and taking...Jump to post
If I'm not mistaken, the 737 (at least NG) is capable of Flaps 1 takeoff as well I know that flap settings will change based on a variety of factors, but what is the most common setting on the 767? If you Google "767 takeoff," a majority of the photos that come up appear to show Flaps 15 ...Jump to post
It is not NO flaps on takeoff. It is called flaps 1 and only the leading edge devices extend. Exists also on the 757-200. Usually only applicable at lighter weights on long runways and improves climb performance. Need not be considered for shorter runways or at higher weights. Nothing magical really.Jump to post
[list=][/list] What is the meaning/significance of ‘OWG’? OMG misspelled... Looking at pictures of the airplane, how did they avoid painting outlines on the overwing emergency exits? You really can´t tell where they are. Would haved had to move the airlines name but so what? Do Canadian rules allow ...Jump to post
Or a DC-8-61, I think ONA had a similar number of those if not more.Jump to post
In a good 40kt wind, blowing snow and with the nothern "manana" approach of the ground crew? Quite a lot of time. When the wind speed hits 40+ kt (and it does in KEF) the handling agent refuse to bring you even a stair let alone a fuel truck. Planning an stopover in Iceland for the winter...Jump to post
A B737-900ER operated by UIA is probably neither ETOPS nor FANS (Oceanic CPDLC) so limitations on routes and altitudes. So KEF makes double sense.Jump to post
PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:And have you ever caught something that had been left in an incorrect position?
a difference in 75lbs? wow. As in OEW weight or a galley cart that was miscalculated? Seems minor, but in the wrong place, 75lbs can really change the flight characteristics, even on something as large as a 737-800. I imagine that the FAA can be quite anal about it. Bollocks. If it does’nt fly 75lb...Jump to post
ATC and fun are two words that should never really go together. The job does not allow it, or it shouldn’t. US ATC is full of unprofessional, non-standard speaking baseball commentators, talking too fast, with little care on whether the pilot at the other end can understand them properly. That’s th...Jump to post
The new naming system is at least consistent with the system used for the 777X. In both cases "X" or "MAX" is the family/brand name (to distinguish from the previous generation) whilst the individual models just use suffixes like -8 or -9. There is no “new naming system”. The -7...Jump to post
I don't know if you are alone, but I am not with you. Outside this thing of ours, the genpop mostly doesn't know or remember jack about the MAX brand. Oh yeah, there was those plane crashes but that was a while ago right, and there's been nothing since so all must be well. Any remindery of the MAX ...Jump to post
Exactly. There were Multiple months in a row where I flew with the same guys.
FCAA321 wrote:New base announced at Gatwick..
Great news for Wizz and the airport!
https://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/383 ... twick-base
flipdewaf wrote:Boeing757100 wrote:Except, how will they get the 757-Plus to be capable of the OG 757's performance? Like its STOL capabilities, high thrust to weight ratio, etc. Won't that be the ticket to 757 over a321?
Is the 757 field performance better than the A321?
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Should Airbus design a new winglet for the XLR? I know that the current Sharklets are still ok, but are the A350's winglets better than the Sharklets on the narrowbodies? 5829367,6099621 In terms of outright aerodynamic efficiency (and thus fuel burn), probably. The problem is that they also add mo...Jump to post
Icelandair reaches agreeement with Boeing. https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news/2020/08/12/icelandair_and_boeing_reach_agreement/
At least 4 737MAX orders cancelled plus options.
There was already a thread on this, which was shut down because of excessive political comments. The US commented hours ago as follows: The Mahan Air plane flew somewhere near a military base. Two fighters went up to take a look. One stayed back and one pulled close enough to identify the jet as ci...Jump to post
And a more recent and larger scale precedent. During strikes by British Airways cabin crew belonging to branches of the Unite union, staff from other parts of the business acted as cabin crew, that included pilots, ground staff, and office staff.. All were volunteers. They were all trained to curre...Jump to post