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by N47
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Needing Sponsorship
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

Re: Needing Sponsorship

Woodreau wrote:
I think it would probably easier to find someone to marry and gain citizenship to gain employment than to find an air carrier that sponsors for an H-1b visa.


Green card lottery is another very viable alternative. Odds should be pretty good as i cant imagine lots of canadians apply for that.

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by N47
Mon May 24, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 29833

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

In 2013, Austria forced the presidential jet of Evo Morales (Venezuela) to a landing, because the United States suspected Julian Assange to be on the plane. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evo_Morales_grounding_incident Evo Morales was the president of Bolivia, not Venezuela. A click on your own link...

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by N47
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 112772

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

For those interested, here is a recent interview with the captain of UA1175 about his experience with the engine failure. It gives you an idea of what goes on in the flight deck during these events.

https://youtu.be/J7_lzeY23dI

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by N47
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 112772

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

The aircraft was at ~8,000 ft above ground, it's fairly unlikely (though not impossible) to find birds there. Given that there was a nearly identical incident 2 years ago, the cause was probably undetected fatigue again. Yea by the looks of it and considering the past blade failures it seems more l...

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by N47
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 112772

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

WayexTDI wrote:
I only see 1 full blade gone and 1/2 of another one.


Thats correct i meant to type 1.5

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by N47
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 112772

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Heres a photo of the engine on the ground seems to have about 2.5 blades off. https://www.instagram.com/p/CLjRRCGBwpe/?igshid=1ovsf67c3bu9j I also wanted to comment on some of the previous posts that stood against the theory of a bird strike. My thoughts are that since the aircraft was above 10kft a...

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by N47
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's TUI Airways' rule when it comes to using jetbridges? Do they try to avoid?
Replies: 61
Views: 7053

Re: What's TUI Airways' rule when it comes to using jetbridges? Do they try to avoid?

And you can use both a jetbridge on the front door, and stairs on the rear, for quick turn arounds I've never seen that. I've seen JetBlue do that for deplaning passengers quite a bit at Fort Lauderdale. I had it happen to me at JFK on a flight from Nassau i was pleasantly surprised as i was sittin...

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by N47
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues
Replies: 52
Views: 7892

Re: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues

First link suggested still doe not work so here is the backdoor way of viewing presentation: 1) Go to ICAO website at https://www.icao.int 2) Search for "APAC" at top of page 3) Select and Click on "APAC RSO" in list of sites. Third site down in list on my computer 4) Click on &...

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by N47
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed
Replies: 9
Views: 2101

Re: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed

I don't think the FAA has a formal request process for naming fixes, or at least not that I know of. The group that is responsible for designing airways/procedures is the Flight Procedures division . There is an email at the bottom of the page which you can email and ask them about the inquiry. Depe...

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by N47
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues
Replies: 52
Views: 7892

Re: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues

GLS approaches are selected from the FMC which is associated with a procedure that is transmitted by the GLS transmitter on the ground. The GLS transmitter can normally broadcast around 18 different approaches at the same time. I believe that what gets uploaded from the GLS ground sub-system to the...

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by N47
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues
Replies: 52
Views: 7892

Re: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues

The feature in question is called Consistent Localizer Capture, or CLC. It uses the Navigation Database and airplane position to anticipate where the LOC beam will be before it actually captures it. This smooths the intercept and prevents overshooting the LOC beam if you capture it at a higher angl...

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by N47
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Runway lengths
Replies: 37
Views: 6386

Re: Boeing 747-400 Runway lengths

Empty 747s have landed at a variety of short runways over the years. Where it is the last flight considerations such as brake temperature are unimportant. An empty 747 can be stopped in around 3000ft if brakes are set to Max, although you would never do this with passengers on board. Regular line f...

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by N47
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33107

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

This is what it looked like about 4 hrs ago:

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by N47
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777 and 787 common type rating
Replies: 26
Views: 3886

Re: 777 and 787 common type rating

Another thing that might make a A320+A330 common rating difficult is the rather different heights of the cockpit. I may be missing something but I had thought that the A320 and A330 were indeed a common rating. I have a friend who flew for WOW air of iceland and i met him during one his layovers at...

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by N47
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6099

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

On the subject of localizer interruption and the A380 – I frequently listen to JFK Tower, and pilots often report losing the localizer while on approach. The cause is the previously arriving A380. Evidently, when it turns off the runway, it is massive enough to interrupt the localizer. The tower wi...

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by N47
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spirit Airlines A320Neo routes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Re: Spirit Airlines A320Neo routes?

That might be hard to do. I once flew NK PHL to DFW and was excited to see that the equipment was a neo, only to go to the airport and have it substituted for a ceo last minute. The neos do routinely come to ACY also.

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by N47
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy E145 runway excursion in Freeport.
Replies: 20
Views: 6304

Re: Envoy E145 runway excursion in Freeport.

Here is one case where its happened before: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=375991 Heres another case where it happened on the same type (E145) in bristol: http://aerossurance.com/safety-management/hf-parking-brake-speed-brake/ In the second case the parking brake was seleceted inste...

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by N47
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy E145 runway excursion in Freeport.
Replies: 20
Views: 6304

Re: Envoy E145 runway excursion in Freeport.

Maybe they forgot the parking brake. Those skid lines are pretty dark.

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by N47
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines fleet status: Repaint and cabin updates
Replies: 36
Views: 7342

Re: Spirit Airlines fleet status: Repaint and cabin updates

I flew the new interior on N929NK a few weeks ago, the interior felt like a great overall update (talking on LCC standards) I did also make a video on it, back in May. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n81JRkFoLc&t=233s Great trip report! One thing i fugured out recently is to solve the hardness...

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by N47
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 20116

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

Didnt they gift one of their 748 to turkey. So all together they had 4 at one time. I think it was Morocco. Edit: That was the Emiratis that gave it to Morocco. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45550537 This is the one i was thinking of. I havent heard of that one though i guess if u have...

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by N47
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 20116

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

Didnt they gift one of their 748 to turkey. So all together they had 4 at one time.

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by N47
Sun May 24, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 206224

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Sad day for aviation. My condolences to the families.

Great observations by the many posters here.

What would be interesting to know is when was this crew’s last sector before this flight. Did they have a prolonged break due to the current situation. Would that even have an effect on flying skills?

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by N47
Fri May 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston skyline height restrictions
Replies: 61
Views: 9320

Re: Boston skyline height restrictions

It's called Obstruction Evaluation/Airport Airspace Analysis (OEAAA) Its the group within the FAA that evaluates if certain structures will have any safety/operation impact on the NAS. The most important consideration is what we call the part 77 surfaces, which are derived from a combination of appr...

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by N47
Wed May 13, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do I know if I can use CAT I, II, III in particular airport
Replies: 12
Views: 2195

Re: How do I know if I can use CAT I, II, III in particular airport

I would also add that when performing CAT II/III approaches the ground equipment (LOC in particular) are protected to higher degree (no objects allowed near the LOC). Its always a good idea to advise the tower when performing CAT II/III approaches above minimums (for currency or what have you) as th...

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by N47
Tue May 05, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: fire suppression system malfunction at LHR
Replies: 12
Views: 3603

Re: Incident: fire suppression system malfunction at LHR

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-03/ ... y/10576552

Some firefighting foam can be quite toxic.


I believe most of fire fighting foam used at airports have some form of PFAS in them.
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PFAS contamination in Australia
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-03/ ... y/10576552

Some firefighting foam can be quite toxic.


I believe most of fire fighting foam used at airports have some form of PFAS in them.

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by N47
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 101264

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Came across this page recently (forgive me if its been already posted). Shows where airlines are parking their aircraft at major airports (Emergency Parking Plan).

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/aero_data/apt_constr_notices/

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by N47
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN
Replies: 21
Views: 1913

Re: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN

For Rwy 27, the main obstacle preventing 27 from having an ILS approach and causing the displaced threshold is the Laurel Street Parking garage as well as the terrain immediately to the north and east. Sounds like a good candidate for a GLS approach. I was thinking the same thing while reading the ...

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by N47
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using passenger aircraft as freighters during this crisis
Replies: 20
Views: 4398

Re: Using passenger aircraft as freighters during this crisis

Lufthansa has been loading passanger compartments with some boxes as well check out the following link, swipe left for the second photo.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-KHvGhiAM3/?igshid=wqmz8v73wtuo

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by N47
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A350 was involved in a serious landing incident
Replies: 17
Views: 8099

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A350 was involved in a serious landing incident

Sounds like a false glideslope, no? Thats a good guess. I would say thats unlikely since false glideslopes tend to produce glide path angles higher than 3 and usually multiples of 3 degrees such as 6 depending on the glideslope type. The most issue is the null reference type of glide slope. TK6491 ...

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by N47
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia Lands Airbus A319 In Antarctica For Rescue Mission
Replies: 8
Views: 3756

Re: Australia Lands Airbus A319 In Antarctica For Rescue Mission

I wonder if they shot the TLS approach.

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by N47
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Virgin Atlantic (And EY) ILS deviations at HKG
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: Virgin Atlantic (And EY) ILS deviations at HKG

This sort of stuff happens rather often at major airports, here's a case in Chicago: http://avherald.com/h?article=4ba33b1c Maybe a A380 or 747 landed before these aircraft and as they were leaving the runway the tail reflected the LOC signal and caused the deviation. Another possibility is an aircr...

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by N47
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using a NDB during a storm
Replies: 36
Views: 2736

Re: Using a NDB during a storm

When we did some local flight testing the pilots tuned ADF2 to a local AM station and we were listening to music and local traffic thorugh the ADF reciever. I remember that trick, tried it a few times for fun. An old SAS captain told me about it. Do you know any website that has a list of stations?...

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by N47
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using a NDB during a storm
Replies: 36
Views: 2736

Re: Using a NDB during a storm

I recall in instrument ground school the instructor called the ADF a poor man's thunderstorm detector. In Alaska they consider it to be the poor man’s VOR. They are still widely used up there, as someone said its a very simple device, much simpler to install and maintain than VORs. Because they don...

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by N47
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using a NDB during a storm
Replies: 36
Views: 2736

Re: Using a NDB during a storm

As far as airline policy, at my current airline and airplane I’m flying now, the airline is not authorized to fly NDB approaches, it can fly VOR approaches. But the aircraft itself (Airbus 320) can’t actually receive VOR or NDB signals. (It does receive DME and tunes VORs to receive the DME from di...

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by N47
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expand Tulsa maintenance base
Replies: 17
Views: 4151

Re: AA expand Tulsa maintenance base

I think the museum there is also getting expanded. The md-80 will go inside it.

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by N47
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 10798

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

I flew in today from ZRH on LX38 (a773). Initially I thought we were lined up for 28L but then we made a Kai Tak like circling approach to 1R. The pilot flying made a very nice landing too. What a treat! That always makes a memorable experience. I had a similar experience at EWR on a LH 747 we were...

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by N47
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread (EWR, ACY, TTN) - 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 4526

Re: New Jersey Aviation Thread (EWR, ACY, TTN) - 2020

ACY is a bit surprising considering the role it's played over the years by being connected to other hubs in the Northeast and it's proximity to PHL. I'm a bit shocked that AA doesn't have service to DCA or PHL by now and I think it's long overdue for DL to at least have a CR7 or CR9 to ATL or DTW b...

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by N47
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 82700

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Gusts coming down to 23-24.

Also there is the Canadair T33 as BOE16X just south of the airfield. Perhaps its happening soon.

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by N47
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight path changes
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Flight path changes

The NOPAC tracks take into account winds before they are published to get the most traffic across as efficiently as possible. Not every track is optimum, however on a “global” basis looking at the combined tracks it is the best compromise to facilitate both efficiency and safety (ie ATC separation ...

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by N47
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Instrumental Landing system
Replies: 5
Views: 1648

Re: Instrumental Landing system

Here is a really good link i often refer to, its fairly technical but it does a great job at explaining the wizardry behind ILS. It also has a good bit about clearance signal in there as well: https://youtu.be/8g6ZMdjnIDw As for the # of elements in LOCs. In the US the standards 8, 14, 14/10, and 20...

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by N47
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did the ICAO put Kosovo "in the arctic" with regards to airport codes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1970

Re: Why did the ICAO put Kosovo "in the arctic" with regards to airport codes?

It was because the iceland military oversaw the operation of the airport around 2004. It is definitely out of place with the B; as GF said geographically belongs to the L family. https://shape.nato.int/iceland Being that Kosovo itself is not part of ICAO yet, NATO makes most of the administrative de...

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by N47
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fighting global warming: rethinking the NAT-OTS system
Replies: 14
Views: 2495

Re: Fighting global warming: rethinking the NAT-OTS system

DL717 wrote:
Ground based systems are not a component of the future.


I would argue they are. At the very least for redundancy.

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by N47
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Earthquake in Albania
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Earthquake in Albania

Sad news indeed. Thoughts and prayers with the families affected.

What a bad time to strike; 4 AM.

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by N47
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any fixed wing operators between JFK-EWR-LGA ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3408

Re: Any fixed wing operators between JFK-EWR-LGA ?

Flight times wouldn't be extremely short either. I've often seen some of the Delta ferry flights between JFK//LGA and flight time is often around 30 minutes in the air once you get into the air and then work themselves into the arrival pattern of the arrival airport. Given the congestion in NYC Air...

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by N47
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 45
Views: 11425

Re: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R

Any update on runway opening date? An FAA coworker of mine said that they finished the RWY lights including MALSRs and 13L lead-ins by the belt pkwy last week and they tested the controll system from the atc cab. They also flight checked all the NAVAIDS associated with the runways (13L/31R). So it ...

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by N47
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 44765

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

IMO The A380 is way ahead of its time. But airports can only get so big, and we can only build so many new airports. Just because you will be able to fly from Portland to Manchester doesn't mean that demand for flights from Chicago to London will suddenly stop increasing. We absolutely will need VL...

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by N47
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 45
Views: 11425

Re: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R

Any update on runway opening date? An FAA coworker of mine said that they finished the RWY lights including MALSRs and 13L lead-ins by the belt pkwy last week and they tested the controll system from the atc cab. They also flight checked all the NAVAIDS associated with the runways (13L/31R). So it ...

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by N47
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK to start EWR-IST on May 25, 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 4287

Re: TK to start EWR-IST on May 25, 2020

Doesnt that schedule essentially mirror one of their flight from JFK? I feel this was almost the schedule I had when I flew them JFK-CAI back in 2015 That's the first thought that popped into my mind as well. Yes it does that flight is TK12. Austrian has a similar case with their NYC flight pairs O...

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by N47
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress
Replies: 105
Views: 13820

Re: Situation @Schiphol

I wonder what squawk code they were assigned. Kind of hard to put 7500 by accident in an airbus.

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by N47
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In flight maps ?
Replies: 29
Views: 10283

Re: In flight maps ?

Always wondered why, on returning home on BA - 'Charterhouse' is showed (near Guildford) - yes we know it is a famous school, but what relevance to other much larger places? Bizarre!! That was the point of my original posting. Why are such small places shown on in flight maps? If I may speculate, m...

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