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by sailsail
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When does it become safe to approach an engine after shutoff?
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Re: When does it become safe to approach an engine after shutoff?

That’s one way they still balance fans..... you mix the spinner weights...

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by sailsail
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Hot Bonders (Technical).
Replies: 4
Views: 1716

Re: Best Hot Bonders (Technical).

Never liked the ATACS. Briskheat and heatcon; six of one, half-dozen of the other. The Heatcon doesn't go tits up as much as the Briskheat, but it has its quirks. I always did like using the Briskheat Table-Top controllers, small, easy to work with, only drawback was, everything was manual and you ...

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by sailsail
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Hot Bonders (Technical).
Replies: 4
Views: 1716

Re: Best Hot Bonders (Technical).

We ended up developing our own for radomes and tricky TR repairs. Everything else we use Heatcon. Talk to your tooling engineer about what YOU the techs need to do your job correctly and efficiently. I’m on the engineering, repair design side. However when we sat down with our mechanics and got them...

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by sailsail
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52346

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Why is Vasu the man? Who’s to say this wasn’t originated on the B6 side? Arguably the most respected network planning guy in the business... look what he has done in SEA, LAX, and now the northeast. Now with better feed, their int'l business will be much more viable Can you imagine a dinner party w...

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by sailsail
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 43
Views: 8286

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

Would a current Mesa pilot be able to bid into those birds? Like if I’m flying CRJs for Mesa with Eagle branding and if I was the highest seniority FO/Captain in the company and really wanted to live in Cincinnati. Could I bid the FO/captain spot and Mesa Train me? If you read the attached press re...

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by sailsail
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 43
Views: 8286

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

Would a current Mesa pilot be able to bid into those birds? Like if I’m flying CRJs for Mesa with Eagle branding and if I was the highest seniority FO/Captain in the company and really wanted to live in Cincinnati. Could I bid the FO/captain spot and Mesa Train me?

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by sailsail
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PTU in Airbus?
Replies: 11
Views: 1568

Re: PTU in Airbus?

- A340: I can't find any diagrams or other info, but given it is basically the same aircraft as the A330 I would guess the architecture is similar but with more pumps since it has more engines. Yes, the general layout is basically the same, but with the same amount of pumps. Eng 1 and Eng 4 drive t...

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by sailsail
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread
Replies: 78
Views: 7798

Re: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread

Max Q wrote:
Amazing indeed, tasteful as a trump casino


I like the interior! Has an older bright classy feel to me. I would like solid floors and a different table though.

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by sailsail
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread
Replies: 78
Views: 7798

Re: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread

airkas1 wrote:
You can add N32MJ to the list. Just accepted a photo of it dated NOV 29 2019.



That’s still flying. It’s Magic Johnson’s baby.

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by sailsail
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aberdeen ground collision
Replies: 31
Views: 7620

Re: Aberdeen ground collision

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/11930/production/_112948917_plane1.jpg Some really nice dents in that engine cowling. Would the engine be scrapped completely or would it be examined on an anatomical level to see if it is salvageable? More photos here So, that's how Scottish planes mate,...

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by sailsail
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 18652

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

UPNYGuy wrote:
sailsail wrote:
I flew a TBM from DFW to Houston cheaper than AA and no TSA to worry about.


To me, TBM = tunnel boring machine. I had an interesting mental picture to go with this statement, that is for sure. :bouncy:

Lol.

But seriously I feel the 135 world might make a big comeback.

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by sailsail
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 18652

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

What about the GE PT6 clone? I see small 35 passenger turboprops coming back with 135 carriers. I think the JSX model is going to become more popular and we will see more operators with similar Opperations set up. I flew a TBM from DFW to Houston cheaper than AA and no TSA to worry about.

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by sailsail
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eliminates 13 executive positions
Replies: 50
Views: 14380

Re: United eliminates 13 executive positions

malaysia wrote:
CALMSP wrote:
sailsail wrote:
Since Paul Wroble left American Airlines I bet Kirby brings him to UA and without the handcuffs he was forced to wear at American.


what was his role?


Vice President of Line Maintenance of AA?



Yes.
Smart guy and knows how to lead an M&E organization.

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by sailsail
Sun May 31, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eliminates 13 executive positions
Replies: 50
Views: 14380

Re: United eliminates 13 executive positions

Since Paul Wroble left American Airlines I bet Kirby brings him to UA and without the handcuffs he was forced to wear at American.

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by sailsail
Thu May 28, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles
Replies: 36
Views: 6887

Re: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles

I actually just did this flight on the 24th! EGE-ASE to take the rare opertunity I drove up from Denver to do so. 21 minute flight total! Runway 7 departure to add to the fun! Which of those airports is easiest to get off and right back on after checking in with agents? Never been and trying to pre...

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by sailsail
Thu May 28, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles
Replies: 36
Views: 6887

Re: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles

FedEx fly's a 757 from TIJ-SAN five days a week. Takes about 10 minutes. I can watch the whole flight from my house. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX69/history/20200516/0008Z/MMTJ/KSAN Wow. So it’s cheaper/faster to load up that plane fly it international Instead of trucking through the bord...

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by sailsail
Fri May 15, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What on earth was this plane doing?
Replies: 19
Views: 7988

Re: What on earth was this plane doing?

FlyRow wrote:
Chemtrails for sure

I would like to change my first reply to this.

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by sailsail
Thu May 14, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What on earth was this plane doing?
Replies: 19
Views: 7988

Re: What on earth was this plane doing?

It has a lot of flights like that. Photography or surveillance.

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by sailsail
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7444

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)

Come to PBI - it has the same exact problem. Many of the excess rental cars have been moved to the paved long-term parking area, but there are hundreds more still parked on a grass lot adjacent to the airport. There must be thousands of rental cars parked bumper-to-bumper, door handle-to-door handl...

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by sailsail
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12211

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

RJWNL wrote:
Why? In the current market the A319neo would make an excellent replacement for the A380 ;-p


Sad and I know you’re being sarcastic but hey might be true in some cases.

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by sailsail
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A350 was involved in a serious landing incident
Replies: 17
Views: 7989

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

Reading the link that sure sounds scary as hell! Equally scary, a captain of a wide body aircraft with only 400 hours in the type??? It’s a newish aircraft to the fleet and the world for that matter. There are going to be captains with low hours, also they don’t have to be a first officer for years...

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by sailsail
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again
Replies: 51
Views: 11879

Re: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again

How about the second AN 225 built with composite wings, 4 GE-90 engines, and a 787 cockpit? The GE90 is quite obsolete now. How about two GE9X (or Trent XWB-97 which powers the A350-1000)? No way - if the aircraft experiences single engine failure, there is no way it would be able to take off on a ...

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by sailsail
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No chevron on GE9X ?
Replies: 28
Views: 7397

Re: No chevron on GE9X ?

Nor the Trent 7000 ... I would've assumed that there are patents like this one: https://patents.google.com/patent/US6360528B1/en that keep Airbus from using them. But it could also be that Airbus focused on other methods to reduce noise and meet regulations. Chevrons, like winglets, need a lot of f...

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by sailsail
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338539

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

OS is doing pax rescue flights from CUN, MEX, PUJ, HAV and IAD and picking up supplies for Austria in XMN. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ETzXfuSXkAAfh23?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ETzXfi1XkAE5Oqx?format=jpg&name=small https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/12421045395...

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