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by N353SK
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10396

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Doesn't it strike anyone else odd that labor unions were originally designed to help the working-class men and women of this country stand up to management, and now pilots who often make more than two typical american workers combined and command a multi-million aircraft and the all the people aboa...

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by N353SK
Tue May 10, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule
Replies: 77
Views: 9528

Re: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule

I, for one, am quite amused that a regional airline has the hubris to claim that their flight training "academy" is as rigorous as United States Military flight training.

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by N353SK
Wed Feb 23, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Production and News Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 14320

Re: Embraer Pauses E175-E2

That sucks. I'm really hoping to fly an E175-E2 one day. It would be the most logical progression (from the "classic" E175). Hopefully things can be worked out. There is nothing stopping any major US Airline from ordering and flying the E175-E2. They just have to operate and maintain the ...

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by N353SK
Sat Feb 05, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Skywest seeks to reduce/drop EAS markets
Replies: 372
Views: 32348

Re: Skywest reducing frequency in 18 EAS markets

So true. In recent years we've lost Great Lakes and Seaport and now Boutique is collapsing. Unless the rules are eased up on pilots for commuter airlines, we all see the end coming. Seaport and Boutique were/are both part 135 carriers. Great Lakes operated a large portion of their Beech 1900 fleet ...

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by N353SK
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 188059

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business will be doing a webcast with Jamie Rhee, Commissioner, Chicago Dept. of Aviation on Thur 12/9 at 1pm (CST). I am anxious to get an update on the O'Hare 21 Project. https://web.cvent.com/event/04a41c07-849f-4013-ae85-564d7d7825bb/summary?utm_source=Sailthru&...

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by N353SK
Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1182 arrives at MIA from GUA with stowaway
Replies: 19
Views: 6954

Re: AA1182 arrives at MIA from GUA with stowaway

They sell those portable, disposable supplement oxygen bottles on Amazon and at most sporting goods stores. I am not sure how much you can get out of them, but perhaps if he was diligent in rationing them and lucky a handful of bottles might get him through the flight. Take a few breaths of it when...

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by N353SK
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Foreign Pilot Jobs in The USA
Replies: 8
Views: 2310

Re: Foreign Pilot Jobs in The USA

This posting reads more as a snake oil salesman trying to take money from uninformed foreign pilots. There is no shortage of firms who will happily take your money to help you apply for the right to work in the US, and most will promise the world and then underdeliver. The EB-2 NIW (National Interes...

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by N353SK
Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 23347

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

Can I ask as an Aussie we don’t have the same commuter culture here, there are a few but no match for the US numbers. What happens in the US if you don’t make your trip because you didn’t get there in time, cancellations, full flights etc. In AU you would simply be considered to not show up for wor...

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by N353SK
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How soon after takeoff can an airliner safely start a turn?
Replies: 24
Views: 2556

Re: How soon after takeoff can an airliner safely start a turn?

All turbine departures off 15 at BUR turn right to 210 at the standard 400' AAL/end of the runway. The lone exception might be if they give them the ELMOO9 going southeast, which we use in light airplanes headed in that direction to pick up V186. It isn't a quick turn, just a regular one. It just h...

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by N353SK
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How soon after takeoff can an airliner safely start a turn?
Replies: 24
Views: 2556

Re: How soon after takeoff can an airliner safely start a turn?

So just out of curiosity, taking BOS as an example, takeoffs from 22L/R perform an essentially immediate turn to 140. Here is the language I found in the Logan Two departure procedure on Airnav: TAKEOFF RWYS 22L/22R: Climbing left turn heading 140 So does that mean an immediate turn, or is it assum...

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by N353SK
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flap movement always in stages?
Replies: 14
Views: 2167

Re: Flap movement always in stages?

This is slightly off-topic, but on the bus if you put the flap lever in 1, the actual position of the flaps and slats depends on if the airplane thinks you're taking off or landing? Here is the official Airbus "logic diagram" of what happens when when the flap lever is moved between 0, 1,...

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by N353SK
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "It's going to take a little longer because we're a Max"
Replies: 19
Views: 5681

Re: "It's going to take a little longer because we're a Max"

Is it possible to "pre-motor" the engines as you prepare for pushback, or does motoring need to be done immediately before the start sequence? Realistically, no, because it would probably not be safe to spin engines (even at a low speed) until the jetbridge is moved back to a safe parking...

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by N353SK
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Driving record impact on pilot background check
Replies: 13
Views: 4553

Re: Driving record impact on pilot background check

Hello Aviators, I am currently a student pilot preparing to start CPL training. I am in my early 20's and have a bachelors degree in business management. I came across multiple articles while researching pilot hiring that, having a less than perfect driving record is damaging to your career. I want...

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by N353SK
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fish carried by Air Cargo
Replies: 51
Views: 7968

Re: Fish carried by Air Cargo

I used to unload 5000 lbs. of live lobster off the morning flight from Boston. They were shipped in double-wall cardboard boxes with some sort of sealed plastic bladder inside. This was on DC-9 / MD-80

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by N353SK
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aircrews stay in cities and not near the airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 7987

Re: Why do aircrews stay in cities and not near the airport?

It has been mentioned that for short layovers, crew usually stay close to the airport. But there are exceptions. I once arranged a small conference at an inner city hotel, about 30 min from ARN and the hotel seemed to have a deal with Lufthansa as there was a lot of Lufthansa crew arriving and depa...

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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: 5816

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: 5816

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: 38915

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: 11777

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: 11777

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: 19468

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: 14464

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: 6767

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: 25553

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: 15635

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: 19493

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: 24707

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: 4783

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: 2570

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: 15251

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: 3946

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: 11298

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: 1804

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: 18088

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: 4134

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: 8998

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: 2729

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: 19960

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: 19960

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: 3377

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: 3377

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: 13729

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: 5439

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: 5439

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: 11558

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: 6882

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: 8404

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: 6293

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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