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by UPS763
Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twin Main Rotors In Autorotation Situations
Replies: 11
Views: 9902

RE: Twin Main Rotors In Autorotation Situations

I fly single rotor helicopters and perform several touchdown autorotations a week and am interested is what you mean when you say the aircraft yaws out of control? The only time the aircraft will have a high yaw rate is during the initial power failure or throttle roll off, which will require right ...

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by UPS763
Wed Dec 24, 2003 10:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aeronautical Pet Peeves
Replies: 34
Views: 4408

RE: Aeronautical Pet Peeves

1. Students, when I was a CFI.

2. Pilots that call an uncontrolled field 15 miles out for a traffic advisory.

3. Pilots that call a "right" or "left" final.

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by UPS763
Thu Mar 13, 2003 8:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need Professional PPL Advise
Replies: 8
Views: 2120

RE: Need Professional PPL Advise

Mark, Seems like enough time to get your pvt and maybe your instrument. My suggestion is that in those months when you can fly, do it alot. Every day of the week. You will progress at a very fast rate. I have students that some in once a week and when I compare their progress to the students who com...

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by UPS763
Wed Feb 26, 2003 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Offputting Remark About UA Female Captain
Replies: 26
Views: 3404

RE: Offputting Remark About UA Female Captain

I have nothing but respect for female pilots. I been on several airliners with women captains A300, 752, and 732 and all were great flights. In my line of work I have had the chance to fly with a couple female pilots, no difference then a man. Just a little nicer to look at!

ups

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by UPS763
Thu Feb 20, 2003 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long MD-80/MD-90 Flights
Replies: 56
Views: 6461

RE: Long MD-80/MD-90 Flights

Longest I have done would have to be <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>. I think the 80 is a g...

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by UPS763
Wed Feb 19, 2003 10:09 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Books On Air Disasters
Replies: 3
Views: 6423

RE: Books On Air Disasters

I have to second that, the Air Disaster series is great. A very informative set of books.

ups

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by UPS763
Tue Feb 11, 2003 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very Bad Flyday...advice Needed
Replies: 28
Views: 4197

RE: Very Bad Flyday...advice Needed

Go Arounds are FREE, airframes are not.

matt

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by UPS763
Tue Feb 11, 2003 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia's Other Airports: Past And Future
Replies: 20
Views: 4376

RE: Philadelphia's Other Airports: Past And Future

TTN has had a very bad history with regards to airline ops. There have been many carriers that have been in and out. As a helicopter pilot in the area that lives close to <acronym title="Trenton - Mercer County (TTN), USA - New Jersey">TTN</acronym> I really enjoyed seeing Eastwinds 737-200/700. The...

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by UPS763
Mon Feb 10, 2003 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Best C/s For 777?
Replies: 57
Views: 8763

RE: The Best C/s For 777?

I have to agree with Fritzi on that!

ups

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by UPS763
Mon Feb 03, 2003 12:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Opinions On Dreamfleet 737
Replies: 8
Views: 3532

RE: Opinions On Dreamfleet 737

thanks for the responses.

how is the sound package?

matt

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by UPS763
Mon Feb 03, 2003 7:03 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Opinions On Dreamfleet 737
Replies: 8
Views: 3532

Opinions On Dreamfleet 737

Anyone have dreamfleet 737 for FS2000 or FS2002. I would be getting it for 2000. Opinions on quality of model, panel, sounds etc.
thanks for sharing.

matt

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by UPS763
Wed Jan 15, 2003 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue Originally Wanted 737NGs...
Replies: 45
Views: 3233

RE: Jet Blue Originally Wanted 737NGs...

A 738 with winglets would have looked sharp in the JetBlue scheme.  Smile


matt

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by UPS763
Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Can't I Shoot A Simple Inst. Approach!?!
Replies: 14
Views: 3325

RE: Why Can't I Shoot A Simple Inst. Approach!?!

For wind corrections, lets say your in a hold for an NDB or VOR approach. On the outbound leg, say you are crabbing 20 degrees into the wind, on the inbound crab 10 degrees. So crab half of the outbound. It sometimes takes a few holds to find what correction works, but thats the technique I use in t...

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by UPS763
Thu Dec 19, 2002 11:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotor Blade Tracking
Replies: 8
Views: 6652

RE: Rotor Blade Tracking

Gotta say Track and balance can sometimes say be an all day event. I feel sorry for the mechanic sitting next to me and he feels sorry for me, start up, hover, pattern, shut down and all over again. Some maybe take 6-7 flights. For the helicopters I fly, the mechanic just makes adjustements to the t...

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by UPS763
Sun Dec 15, 2002 5:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Can't I Shoot A Simple Inst. Approach!?!
Replies: 14
Views: 3325

RE: Why Can't I Shoot A Simple Inst. Approach!?!

I can only state what others have said, take a deep breath and relax. Start a good scan of the instruments. Learn not to chase the needles, small corrections are what is called for. The more you chase them, the larger the deviations will get. Just remember that the ILS is extremely sensitive the clo...

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by UPS763
Tue Dec 10, 2002 2:30 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS2000 MD-11 Or 744 Panel
Replies: 2
Views: 5985

FS2000 MD-11 Or 744 Panel

Could someone point me in the direction of a good MD-11 or 744 panel for FS2000, thanks for your help.

ups763

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by UPS763
Mon Dec 02, 2002 10:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question To All Pilots
Replies: 25
Views: 5819

RE: Question To All Pilots

Not much here, couple alternator failures, chip lights, and a radio failure.


ups763

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by UPS763
Tue Nov 19, 2002 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair Planning To Add India
Replies: 24
Views: 3041

RE: Finnair Planning To Add India

Would this be an MD-11 or a 752 route?

ups763

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by UPS763
Mon Nov 18, 2002 12:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck Colors
Replies: 10
Views: 4087

Flight Deck Colors

I was always curious as to if there are any specific reasons why Boeing/Airbus use the colors they do in the cockpit. For instance, all Airbus along with 737NG and classic 747s have the Blue/Gray color. While all 757/767/747/777 have the Boeing Brown look. Anyone have any insight. cheers. ups763

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by UPS763
Thu Nov 07, 2002 6:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Causes A Tail Strike
Replies: 17
Views: 7714

RE: What Causes A Tail Strike

Thats a pretty amazing picture, it looks as if he might had a tail strike, but I am not certain. By looking at the pic I would have to say yes, anyone know if he did get the tail?

ups763

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by UPS763
Thu Nov 07, 2002 6:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 13648

Autobrake Questions

A few questions regarding the use of the autobrake on larger airliners. Is the use of the autobrake a normal operating procedure or due pilots choose wheter or not to use it? When MAX braking is selected, is that the aircraft's actual max brake potential or does the use of toe brakes do more. Thanks...

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by UPS763
Tue Nov 05, 2002 12:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Safe Is An MD-11 On A Scale Of 1-10
Replies: 15
Views: 13841

RE: How Safe Is An MD-11 On A Scale Of 1-10

11

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filler

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by UPS763
Fri Oct 18, 2002 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dramatic Flight:Go Around Sent Us To "Ground Zero"
Replies: 17
Views: 5953

RE: Dramatic Flight:Go Around Sent Us To "Ground Zero"

Was flying a photo flight over the Hudson in an R44 Helicopter pretty much north of Governor's Island and south of the Holland Tunnel while the photographers were taking pictures of boats. We were low, 150-200 AGL and passed right off the southern tip of Manhattan several times, myself and the other...

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by UPS763
Fri Oct 18, 2002 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Whats The Hardest Plane To Fly
Replies: 68
Views: 19177

RE: Whats The Hardest Plane To Fly

Out of the helicopters I have flown, the Robinson R22.

Matt

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by UPS763
Tue Oct 08, 2002 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Way To Get To London
Replies: 19
Views: 2665

RE: Best Way To Get To London

Are we forgetting the Concorde??




filler

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by UPS763
Sat Oct 05, 2002 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Career Pilot Programs
Replies: 34
Views: 11866

RE: Airline Career Pilot Programs

Jetguy, If you dont mind me asking, what was the path you decided to take and how did you go from your CPL and Instrument to a 135 without working as a CFI? In my case I was thinking of joining the NG, had a recruiter come to the house and talk to me. I decided against it as I already had my private...

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by UPS763
Thu Oct 03, 2002 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ho-hum: Flying AA MD-80
Replies: 47
Views: 3278

RE: Ho-hum: Flying AA MD-80

Was on AA MD-80 on 9/27 PHL-ORD. Very smooth and quiet flight. I enjoyed it!

Matt

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by UPS763
Thu Oct 03, 2002 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Someone Help Me With This LAX Question?
Replies: 3
Views: 3016

Can Someone Help Me With This LAX Question?

Hi all, Was wandering if any of you familar with LAX could help me out. I am on a US Airways flight next week to LAX and I believe US Airways uses Terminal 1. What is the easiest way to get from the US Airways terminal to the helipad on top of parking garage 4? Are there any signs? This is my first ...

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by UPS763
Thu Oct 03, 2002 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Choppers With JSF Configured Engines?
Replies: 6
Views: 3027

RE: Choppers With JSF Configured Engines?

Planelover, Rotor dynamics and cabin structures often have more to do with speed limitations than engine power. Even the difference between in the piston powered R44 and the turbine powered B206 is relatively small. Then when talking about twin engined jet helicopters like the Twin Star, it only cru...

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by UPS763
Tue Oct 01, 2002 5:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What If A Passenger Had To Land?
Replies: 133
Views: 16772

RE: What If A Passenger Had To Land?

I wouldnt want to be on that plane. JK Seriously though, I believe that a licensed pilot would be able to at least get the aircraft on the ground in one piece. But the approach speed of commercial airliners is close to the Vne on small props so that would be an adjustment. As for the flight simmers,...

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by UPS763
Mon Sep 30, 2002 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could Someone Help Me Clarify This Question?
Replies: 22
Views: 5034

RE: Could Someone Help Me Clarify This Question?

Just wanted to thank everyone for the responses. After seeing that post on another forum I was just curious as to what the policy was and since I could not find anything about speeding tickets in the FARs I thought I would post on a forum with a few more members. In my situation I have received 2 mo...

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by UPS763
Mon Sep 30, 2002 3:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fokker Flap Question
Replies: 4
Views: 3526

Fokker Flap Question

Yesterday while landing 27R at PHL in an AA F-100 I was sitting on the wing and noticed that the pilots did not extend full flaps for landing. They were only lowered to 25 degrees with one more setting remaining. Why would the pilot not lower flaps fully? The winds were out of the Northwest at about...

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by UPS763
Mon Sep 30, 2002 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Written PPL Trivia
Replies: 10
Views: 1229

RE: US Written PPL Trivia

95% one week of study

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by UPS763
Sun Sep 29, 2002 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could Someone Help Me Clarify This Question?
Replies: 22
Views: 5034

RE: Could Someone Help Me Clarify This Question?

thanks Jetguy!

What is considered a felony though? If an individual has some speeding tickets or other moving violations, is it required to report. I'm sure someone would know if they had a felony to report it to the FAA.

Matt

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by UPS763
Sun Sep 29, 2002 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Instrument Helicopter Add-on
Replies: 4
Views: 3580

RE: Instrument Helicopter Add-on

If this is an add on, you wont need to take the written because you already have it. ARCH 89U is right, just check the regs. Regarding slicing the minimums in half, part 97 states that only the visibility may be cut in half but no less then 1200 RVR, you may NOT cut the MDA or DH in half. Flying an ...

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by UPS763
Wed Sep 25, 2002 10:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could Someone Help Me Clarify This Question?
Replies: 22
Views: 5034

RE: Could Someone Help Me Clarify This Question?

So to sum things up, simple speeding tickets a no, but felonies are a must? I dont think any speeding tickets are a felony unless someone was hurt.

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by UPS763
Tue Sep 24, 2002 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Scares You Most, In Flight
Replies: 83
Views: 5056

RE: What Scares You Most, In Flight

Whats wrong with a manual landing? Most pilots fly the GS and LOC perfectly.

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by UPS763
Tue Sep 24, 2002 11:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could Someone Help Me Clarify This Question?
Replies: 22
Views: 5034

Could Someone Help Me Clarify This Question?

While looking at another forum I noticed this topic, http://www2.gg-pilot.com/gg-pilot/ggforum.asp?status=VIEW&id=956. Sorry for the long address. I wasnt aware that on medicals you are required to report tickets over 25 mph above the speed limit because they endanger human life? I looked up MVAs in...

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by UPS763
Sun Sep 22, 2002 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Did You Become A Pilot?
Replies: 24
Views: 28074

RE: Why Did You Become A Pilot?

The best office with the best view.


Matt

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by UPS763
Sun Sep 22, 2002 10:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Whats The Highest You Picked Up An ILS Beam
Replies: 9
Views: 3867

RE: Whats The Highest You Picked Up An ILS Beam

Hi all, Jetguy said it all. When you select the localizer frequency(108.10-111.95) you receive both LOC and GS, except when flying the BC. In the helicopter I usually pick up the GS at approx. 10 nm from the runway. As for the localizer, usually at about 18 nm out from the runway. Around 10-18 nm fr...

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by UPS763
Fri Sep 20, 2002 6:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767/757 Cockpit Differences
Replies: 8
Views: 6183

767/757 Cockpit Differences

Hi all, Is there any difference between the 752 and 762/3 cockpit? I might be wrong, but dont pilots share a type rating on both aircraft? Are the flight decks exactly the same? Also with regards to Continental's 762s and Hawaiian's 763s, I believe Continental aircraft have the similar 777 flightdec...

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by UPS763
Sun Aug 25, 2002 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How "bad" Is The A310-300?
Replies: 33
Views: 4332

RE: How "bad" Is The A310-300?

When you get old you'll break to.




matt

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by UPS763
Thu Aug 22, 2002 11:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Are Helicopter Blades Made Of?
Replies: 9
Views: 39276

RE: What Are Helicopter Blades Made Of?

With regards to the 22, it is a very light weight helicopter and when in an auto flying solo the collective stays floored in order to keep rotor RPM in the green. (not much inertia) When flying with another occupant collective must be increased slightly as to not overspeed the rotor. No matter the w...

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by UPS763
Tue Aug 20, 2002 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Helicopter Crash - 112 On Board
Replies: 32
Views: 4215

RE: Russian Helicopter Crash - 112 On Board

Twin engined choppers have two engines mainly for added safety, though extra power to lift in heavy load operations also makes it a must for dual engines. Take a twin engined helicopter such as an A-Star, same amount of seats and approx. the same cruise as its twin engined brother the Twin-Star, jus...

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by UPS763
Tue Aug 13, 2002 9:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Hardest Thing To Become An Airline Pilot
Replies: 17
Views: 13043

RE: The Hardest Thing To Become An Airline Pilot

hey Rick.
Saw in your profile your learning rotorcraft. How are you liking it? What aircraft are you flying?



Thanks,
Matt

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by UPS763
Tue Aug 13, 2002 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sammy Says Cubs Charter Plane Is Unsafe?
Replies: 29
Views: 3907

RE: Sammy Says Cubs Charter Plane Is Unsafe?

I'm sure he knows what makes an aircraft airworthy.

What a baby

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by UPS763
Tue Aug 13, 2002 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Flight935 MDW-SFO Tomorrow
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

ATA Flight935 MDW-SFO Tomorrow

Was wandering if that flight is flown with the 752 or 753.

Thanks
Matt

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by UPS763
Sat Jul 06, 2002 9:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Definition Of A Good Pilot And A Better Pilot?
Replies: 11
Views: 7477

Definition Of A Good Pilot And A Better Pilot?

A pilot I fly with asked me what is the defintion of a good pilot? I said a pilot that is always learning. Then he asked me what is the definition of a better pilot? I didnt know the answer. Anyone want to help me out?

Thanks,
Matt

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by UPS763
Tue May 28, 2002 9:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Is It To Fly A Cessna For The First Time?
Replies: 21
Views: 8452

RE: How Is It To Fly A Cessna For The First Time?

This is just my opinion but 152s and 172s are the most boring airplane. Take a chopper.

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by UPS763
Tue May 07, 2002 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember Where You Were When A Plane Crashed?
Replies: 92
Views: 4792

RE: Remember Where You Were When A Plane Crashed?

WTC- I was in gym and someone said a small plane had hit the world trade center, as I went to my 4th period Astronomy class my teacher told us the story and then the principal came on and made an announcement. AA587- Same 4th period Astronomy class, same teacher. TWA800- I was at a friends house aft...

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