Woodreau wrote:Most US air carriers no longer use the line bidding process to assign schedules.
Preferential bidding has replaced line bidding at most places in the US.
Don´t forget the Flight Manual Changes KG to LBS or vice versa. $$$$Jump to post
My reaction to Saudi tourism ads has been, really? Who (from any Western country) would want to go there? And I spent a significant time in a five year period right up until the first Gulf War, flying Saudia Cargo. Got briefly back in 2009 for a Hajj operation. While a lot had improved, no thanks. N...Jump to post
[*] Our flight bags in those days were very heavy, and the endless manual revisions were not much fun either! Don´t miss the paper revision work, but at least you potentially noticed some of the changes. Harder with the electronic versions, some of which have a slow and cumbersome process. Still car...Jump to post
The 250 below 10K is a US thing. Not so much elsewhere. Back in the day long before FDM (Flight Data Monitoring) we used to do 340 KIAS to 18DME final somewhere far away from the US. And everybody lived to tell about it. The 250/10.000 rule in the US was political, just like the 1500 hr rule.Jump to post
AirPacific747 wrote:So.. here it is fresh out of the paint shop at SNN
If that logo is supposed to portray the front of a viking ship, it is pointing backwards on both sides of the tail of the 787. “Hey guys, you are rowing backwards”... Let´s see if that happens to Norse. The bow and stern of the famous Viking longship the logo is modeled after ( the Oseberg ship ) a...Jump to post
If that logo is supposed to portray the front of a viking ship, it is pointing backwards on both sides of the tail of the 787. “Hey guys, you are rowing backwards”...
Let´s see if that happens to Norse.
Two things that stuck out to me was how busy the flying pilot was with non-flying duties. Traditionally for US carriers the flying pilot only focuses on flying and the monitoring pilot handles lights, systems, navigation, etc. The second thing was how labor intensive the reversers looked to deploy....Jump to post
If the -9ER was such a great idea, Boeing would have built it instead of the -10. 600+ orders show airlines are happy with the MAX-10 as is. I don't see Boeing making any lineup tweaks for a while. They are finally getting things going in the right direction. The MAX9ER of course is not instead of ...Jump to post
Preliminary anyway. How so? You think Boeing is going to try to see how heavy they can get it into the air during certification and decide the MTOW from that? That is not how it works. Among my other duties is analysis for Fleet Planning. I worked on the 737 MAX analysis from launch, while it was s...Jump to post
http://www.b737.org.uk/737max10.htm They claim around 92 tons as well. Typically a very well informed site. I think I will stay with Boeing’s own official documents for such information, rather than an enthusiast site however well qualified he is. https://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotcom/comme...Jump to post
Do we know the LEAP thrust rating for these MAX 10’s? I’ve read several figures and don’t know which one’s correct. I too am curious about this, Is there enough in the -1B to increase thrust for the -10 vs the -9? Or are they banking on the gear solving the takeoff distance issue alone. I also figu...Jump to post
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