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by N353SK
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5257

Re: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols

ATC knows that certain conditions will completely shut operations down. For example, FZRA, +SN, and PL (just to name a few) do not have holdover times. ATC is aware that putting this information out on the ATIS will shut the airport down, so they are more inclined to reduce the intensity to keep op...

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by N353SK
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5257

Re: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols

ATC knows that certain conditions will completely shut operations down. For example, FZRA, +SN, and PL (just to name a few) do not have holdover times. ATC is aware that putting this information out on the ATIS will shut the airport down, so they are more inclined to reduce the intensity to keep op...

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by N353SK
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36516

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

The E-175-2 is one plane that is being discussed here is a direct replacement for the E-175, going beyond that plane say with the E-190-2 would be entering the the realm of mainline and and scope should prevent that. Again, seats not weight should be the determining factor. If the Legacies were to ...

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by N353SK
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA is acquiring a flight school
Replies: 60
Views: 11230

Re: UA is acquiring a flight school

A 1,500 hour pilot is still very inexperienced. United is demonstrating that they want their future pilots trained their way, the right way, from day one since someday soon there won’t be a lot of applicants left with 5,000+ hours of experience. You must own stock in a flight school or something. T...

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by N353SK
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA is acquiring a flight school
Replies: 60
Views: 11230

Re: UA is acquiring a flight school

If they were serious about this issue, they’d be lobbying Congress to do away with the 1500 hour rule. Taking over a flight school shows that they are very serious about this issue. Currently, legacy airlines are hiring pilots with either high-quality military flight training or thousands of hours ...

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by N353SK
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 65
Views: 17651

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

STLflyer wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Plane-off-runway-at-Unalaska-Airport-563346322.html

1 reported dead. Only the second part 121 fatality since Colgan.


What about SWA1380?


That was the first fatality since Colgan

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by N353SK
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Crews Housed an Hour Away from Airport?
Replies: 41
Views: 13861

Re: Flight Crews Housed an Hour Away from Airport?

The JetBlue crew was probably flying out of White Plains.

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by N353SK
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 6093

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

Boeing polled pilots when designing the 777 on whether they wanted a stick or control column. We see what won out. This may be urban legend, but apparently when Embraer was designing the 170/190 they polled pilots who flew the 145. The pilots apparently overwhelmingly said they didn't like the &quo...

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by N353SK
Wed May 15, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 109
Views: 24298

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

32andBelow wrote:
Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage rn.


Endeavor and Republic, two of the better paying regional airlines, have all of their classes filled through fall.

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by N353SK
Sun May 12, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 14631

Re: WN announces service to ITO

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
The runway length is 5,001 feet at virtually sea level, similar to SNA which has EWR-SNA on a 737. And while I agree that the demand is going to be quite low, I know LNY has handled Hawaiian DC-9's in the past.


5,001 is a lot closer to Key West (5,076) than Orange County (5,701).

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by N353SK
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 98
Views: 18750

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

However, airline crews have frequently had to "chase bases." A crew base is never a guaranteed thing. They come and they go. Crews can elect to commute or they can move. I've had to change bases before. It sucks, but it's part of the business. Just ask the 700 AA flight attendants who jus...

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by N353SK
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 195
Views: 23185

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

So, if this is OK, why don't people in HR ask candidates for a few thousand dollars in return for a cabin crew job? Like in the 1990s when pilot applicants at some commuter airlines had to pay thousands of dollars toward their training? That went away because of market forces, not some overarching ...

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by N353SK
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Flights 4/5: Crew Hotels?
Replies: 21
Views: 4424

Re: Allegiant Flights 4/5: Crew Hotels?

Tell that to the guys that work graveyard 5 days a week. Did it for 8 years before I got promoted out of it. M, W-Sa. Tuesday and Sunday off. I knew people that worked M-F graveyard. If you do it regularly, your circadian will adapt to that schedule. 32andBelow was speaking from a regulatory perspe...

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by N353SK
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo pilots ... ever board your own water, grounds, and filters?
Replies: 18
Views: 2302

Re: Cargo pilots ... ever board your own water, grounds, and filters?

Plenty of pilots who haul passengers bring a french press and their own coffee grounds!

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by N353SK
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ
Replies: 98
Views: 14461

Re: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ

Even if there are discrepancies it's not exactly reasonable for the FAA to pursue action. The system as designed by the FAA is one giant rounding error. Passengers and bags are not weighed for weight and balance purposes, so the reality is that even if everyone and everything is properly accounted ...

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by N353SK
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: new interline partner for UA at DEN
Replies: 11
Views: 3800

Re: new interline partner for UA at DEN

izbtmnhd wrote:

Also, Western flying 737s to tiny Wyoming towns might be a reason why Western isn’t around anymore!


I’d be interested to hear more on your theory of how Western’s air service to Wyoming attributed to their merger with Delta in 1987.

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by N353SK
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash
Replies: 74
Views: 10462

Re: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash

At the end of the day though, I am still kind of surprised they did not try a traditional stall recovery once things started to go pear-shaped, although I suppose it happened so quickly there wasn't much time to react, and any number of the things you listed were likely running through the pilots' ...

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by N353SK
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gain of 15 knots at 300'
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Re: Gain of 15 knots at 300'

The concern is that if there's a 15 knot gain there's also a 15 knot loss nearby!

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by N353SK
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 16730

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

KrustyTheKlown wrote:
The midfield concourses are going to require a major reconfiguration of taxiways and the demolition of runway 32L


Runway 14R/32L was renamed 15/33 in 2016 and was completely decommissioned in March 2018. What's left of it is now called taxiway SS.

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by N353SK
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Strike at Flair Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3785

Re: Possible Strike at Flair Airlines

Existing Flight Attendants are making 30% more than the competition at Rouge and Swoop and actually more than those at Air Canada! This was sustainable when flying oil workers to northern Alberta on oil contracts, but not when operating an ULCC. As one's business model changes, adapting to the econ...

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by N353SK
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again
Replies: 68
Views: 8367

Re: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again

Going back through several months, AC, B6, and F9 appear towards the bottom quite often. B6 operates its primary operations out of heavy-use (and some slot-restricted) airports, such as JFK and LGA. But I'm surprised about F9 in particular, especially with respect to NK, given that their fleet is o...

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by N353SK
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some airports not have SIDS/STARS?
Replies: 17
Views: 2326

Re: Why do some airports not have SIDS/STARS?

Here is what I was referring to: MINNEAPOLIS EIGHT DEPARTURE: http://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1812/00264MINNEAPOLIS.PDF Radar vector SIDs are in place to either: 1. Implement a climb gradient or crossing restriction as is the case in MSP and ORD (amongst others) 2. Assign initial turn heading(s) off o...

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by N353SK
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 18808

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

Anecdotally I've always heard things about snow removal etc but climate doesn't stop airports in the US with similar climates. The article I link below suggests it is just because Nav Canada is cheap. Also, I know that Ottawa has now grooved at least one of their runways. https://www.ainonline.com/...

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by N353SK
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 18808

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

I know this is has come up before but what is the reason that runways in Canada are not grooved? The only thing I can think of is that water will freeze in the gaps and ruin the pavement but I have been to other airports in climates that are similar to Canada's such as BOS, FRA, MUC, etc (I am sure...

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by N353SK
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Wide Turns?
Replies: 10
Views: 3114

Re: Why Wide Turns?

Those are delay vectors issued by Seattle center What is the most common reason? Low visibility? Weather? I don't know about these things so I have to ask. I also noticed some flights from the East Coast were making this type of maneuver. Not all flights. One from ORD and another from PHL were more...

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by N353SK
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Wide Turns?
Replies: 10
Views: 3114

Re: Why Wide Turns?

Those are delay vectors issued by Seattle center

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by N353SK
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12783

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Just the comments from passengers were eye opening. Subtle and not so subtle suggestions that the were't fit to be mothers or had their priorities wrong for flying instead of staying home to raise kids, questions about their qualifications that I never get asked, assumptions that I did the landing ...

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by N353SK
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Memphis ILS 27 Question
Replies: 22
Views: 4710

Re: Memphis ILS 27 Question

1. Yes. 2. IPEPE is not a part of the ILS approach. On the profile view the asterisk next to IPEPE at 980 sends you to a note that says "LOC ONLY." Lastly, your verbiage of "When the runway came into view, I called the tower and we were cleared to circle right and do a visual landing...

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by N353SK
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Memphis ILS 27 Question
Replies: 22
Views: 4710

Re: Memphis ILS 27 Question

1. Yes. 2. IPEPE is not a part of the ILS approach. On the profile view the asterisk next to IPEPE at 980 sends you to a note that says "LOC ONLY." Lastly, your verbiage of "When the runway came into view, I called the tower and we were cleared to circle right and do a visual landing ...

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by N353SK
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 10413

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

A yoke is right in front of both pilots, very hard to miss its position, good or bad, appropriate or inappropriate. The side stick is out of view of the other pilot, it’s actual movement isn’t nearly as great as a yoke. I like the idea, but I’m not convinced it’s a panacea. GF Whether you fly a yok...

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by N353SK
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 6022

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

Yflyer wrote:
In the US, Nike uses N1KE on their corporate jet.


Nike also has a Gulfstream with N1972N ... Nike was founded in 1972.

Nissan has (or at least had) one registered as N155AN.

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by N353SK
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What changes were made after AA965's crash into a mountain?
Replies: 32
Views: 7790

Re: What changes were made after AA965's crash into a mountain?

Didn't that accident hasten the introduction of EGPWS, with the terrain data base? I can't find it, but a year or two I read a fantastic article about the Honeywell who created EGPWS. EGPWS was already functional before the Cali accident, and he claims that prior to the accident American had no int...

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by N353SK
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Opposite Direction Runway Operations
Replies: 35
Views: 5692

Re: Opposite Direction Runway Operations

I believe LAX departures are generally always westbound but — unlike arrivals up to 23:59 — late-night arrivals (after 23:59 local time) can be eastbound — I arrived LAX at around 01:30 local and we landed on one of the 7s IIRC. Opposite direction departures/arrivals are common late at night in LAX...

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by N353SK
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATSG to Acquire Omni Air International
Replies: 4
Views: 1376

Re: ATSG to Acquire Omni Air International

Yes, ATSG has a pretty extensive 767 maintenance operation.

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by N353SK
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft
Replies: 57
Views: 9797

Re: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft

thepinkmachine wrote:
Most pilots prefer bigger planes, as they are considered more prestigious.



It's not about prestige. It's about MMMTO - more money, more time off! If pilots cared that much about the "prestige" of flying a widebody they'd be beating down the doors to work at Atlas Air.

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by N353SK
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12373

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

LOL I am a shareholder of a number of airlines and I PROMISE YOU, it is not that "customer is cheap" it is rather... "How else can we make MORE money?" As long as people need to fly, they will "endure" being treated like cattle.... everything has a price. Given the cho...

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by N353SK
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJs in the Western U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 4041

Re: ERJs in the Western U.S.

Jetsuite sells tickets on ERJ flights out of Oakland and Concord to Burbank and Vegas.

Contour also flies Oakland - Crescent City.

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by N353SK
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mode C Veil
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

Re: Mode C Veil

HAWKXP wrote:
I think mode C is required above 10,000 IIRC


Correct (with extremely limited exceptions) per 91.215.B.5

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by N353SK
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 108
Views: 20744

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

ANYONE is free to discuss unclassified security info. This is untrue. Most of an air carrier’s security protocols (including everything related to FAMs) are considered sensitive security information by the DHS and per 49 CFR part 1520 may not be shared with anybody who does not “need to know.” The ...

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by N353SK
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 108
Views: 20744

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

I suggest locking this thread as it is starting to creep into security sensitive info. ANYONE is free to discuss unclassified security info. This is untrue. Most of an air carrier’s security protocols (including everything related to FAMs) are considered sensitive security information by the DHS an...

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by N353SK
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 7320

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

They need the A220. This is an airline that needs the overhead cabin space. And the 223 is a perfect 1:1 replacement for their 319 with a slight increase in business class. I imagine 12J/130Y, if they don't want to spring for the extra exit. Calling it now. They'll take the JetBlue solution. Order ...

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by N353SK
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much will it cost to repair this APU?
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

Re: How much will it cost to repair this APU?

Needs a new rudder too ... won’t be cheap!

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by N353SK
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 5840

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

This might be a good time to remind everyone that CFR 25.562(b) states: "The tests must be conducted with an occupant simulated by a 170-pound anthropomorphic test dummy, as defined by 49 CFR Part 572, Subpart B, or its equivalent, sitting in the normal upright position." :stirthepot: I'm...

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by N353SK
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 5840

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

Nobody is “forcing” someone tall (if almost 6’3” is considered tall) to sit in a 29”, 30”, or any seat. There are plenty of options available which range anywhere from not flying (free) to economy, economy plus, premium economy, business, first, and all the way up to flying a private jet.. Yes the ...

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by N353SK
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about B737-800/900ER RTO autobreak
Replies: 12
Views: 1418

Re: Question about B737-800/900ER RTO autobreak

Most operators have a general policy to get things done when you’re not moving and can give it your full attention. It’s better to get things set up before taxi so you’re not trying to configure the aircraft while moving and dealing with radio chatter. This is the same reason we set the flaps before...

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by N353SK
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will APF ever get airline operations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1519

Re: Will APF ever get airline operations?

It’s not even 45 miles; closer to 30. And not a terrible drive. But, the Naples area caters to a very weathy population; especially “in season”. I would think jetblue would move one of their multiple JFK/BOS flights during the season to APF if they could. I thought there was some sort of airport li...

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by N353SK
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to allow copilots in single pilot aircraft to accumulate hours
Replies: 5
Views: 2093

Re: FAA to allow copilots in single pilot aircraft to accumulate hours

So what are the logistics for this? Someone who has gone through all their savings and just gotten their PPL can wrangle rides in the otherwise unoccupied right seat of some charter operation's King Air and build time? One still needs a commercial pilot certificate to fly for compensation or hire. ...

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