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by [email protected]
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sad Day For Houston Air Traffic...AX Retires
Replies: 23
Views: 8680

RE: Sad Day For Houston Air Traffic...AX Retires

I'll never forget the day I checked in with appoach and said I "uniform." He asked "how's that uniform...smelly yet?" I replied, "same shirt for four days, still good." Without a beat, he clears us down and for the approach to 27. Gotta love the days of the Beech 1900 from <acronym title="Houston - ...

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by [email protected]
Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Tower Evactuated
Replies: 20
Views: 3885

RE: IAH Tower Evactuated

Anyone kow if the "old tower" at IAH is equipped as a backup should the main tower become unusable?

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by [email protected]
Tue May 30, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Headquarters Buildings
Replies: 32
Views: 21164

RE: Best Airline Headquarters Buildings

Sorry, I can't find a pic of the Continental building at night, but here it is seen standing next door to the Enron Towers.



[Edited 2006-05-30 16:53:05]

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by [email protected]
Tue May 30, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Headquarters Buildings
Replies: 32
Views: 21164

Best Airline Headquarters Buildings

I was looking at some vintage pictures of the Manhatten skyline and couldn't help but notice the Pan Am building. The picture was taken in the glory days of the legacy carriers. The thought brings me to the question; which airline do y'all think has the most prestigos-looking headquarters building. ...

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by [email protected]
Sun May 21, 2006 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Must Have Been An Interesting Flight-EWR YYT
Replies: 12
Views: 6365

RE: Must Have Been An Interesting Flight-EWR YYT

The EMB-145XR is by far the most capable 50 seat jet airliner out there. To answer the original question - yes, the aircraft has the range to fly from ERW to <acronym title="St. John's - International (YYT / CYYT), Canada - Newfoundland">YYT</acronym> and use <acronym title="Halifax - International ...

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by [email protected]
Fri May 05, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Workload
Replies: 8
Views: 2432

RE: Pilot Workload

Old-style round dial type cockpits require constant vigilance to enroute charts or more detailed routes due to the lack of the ability to go direct to a point thousands of miles away. Modern cockpits that allow pilots to use FMS or GPS navigation do not require quite as much attention to maps and ai...

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by [email protected]
Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Looking For New RJ Partner
Replies: 135
Views: 12701

RE: CO Looking For New RJ Partner

I hope ExpressJet stockholders sue the crap out of Continental for this. Continental gave birth to XJT and now they're trying to kill it. They've fleeced Wall Street of hundreds of millions with this deal. Now that there's no more to gain, i.e. CAL sold most of the remaining shares it held, they sen...

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by [email protected]
Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Channel 9 Story (No Pilots!?) (Yours Too)
Replies: 22
Views: 3246

RE: Channel 9 Story (No Pilots!?) (Yours Too)

If I were a United pilot, I would not turn on channel 9 for the passengers. Too much stuff is said over the radio that the average Joe wouldn't understand and misinterpret as a threat to safety. For example, you hear "United 181, cleared to land runway 9, windshear alert, plus 15 knots on short fina...

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by [email protected]
Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle Uses Photocopies Of Safety Cards
Replies: 15
Views: 3707

RE: American Eagle Uses Photocopies Of Safety Cards

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by [email protected]
Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RJ And Turboprop Performance At 'hot' Airports
Replies: 9
Views: 6352

RE: RJ And Turboprop Performance At 'hot' Airports

The EMB-145 XR was designed to operate at high-altitude airports with elevations over 8,000 feet. It also has additional, higher thrust settings not available on other Embraer jets. As far as I know, Continental Express is the only airline that uses the XR model of the Embraer. There is one destinat...

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by [email protected]
Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle Uses Photocopies Of Safety Cards
Replies: 15
Views: 3707

RE: American Eagle Uses Photocopies Of Safety Cards

The reason for the photo copied safety information card is that the FAA now requires demonstration of the portable oxygen system as well as the masks that drop from overhead. The change to the regulations went into effect last week, so it is likely that the company that prints the cards had not comp...

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by [email protected]
Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EPR, EGT, What Indicates Fuel Consumption?
Replies: 6
Views: 3988

RE: EPR, EGT, What Indicates Fuel Consumption?

On the EMB-145, the pilots use the fuel flow indication. As a rule of thumb, it uses about 3,200 lbs per hour (give or take) during cruise flight at aroung d 31,000 feet to 37,0000 feet.

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by [email protected]
Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Service To LOV?
Replies: 9
Views: 3212

RE: CO Service To LOV?

I flew on the inaugural flight from <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> to LOV a little less than a year ago. I remember blocking out about 10 minutes late because we were waiting for connecting passengers from a <acronym title="Northwest A...

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by [email protected]
Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: De-Icing Procedures
Replies: 9
Views: 2465

RE: De-Icing Procedures

Originally posted by JETPILOT: <i><b>"Type 4 is a fluid only applied to large aircraft."</b></i> How big does the airplane need to be before Type <acronym title="Fuijan Airlines (China)">IV</acronym> is applied. I've seen Beech 1900s get Type <acronym title="Fuijan Airlines (China)">IV</acronym> aft...

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by [email protected]
Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Louisiana Airlines?
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

RE: Louisiana Airlines?

Air Gumbo? I think they were supposed to be headquartered out of Lafayette. I haven't heard anything since the initial press release.

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by [email protected]
Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest RJ Flight In The World
Replies: 26
Views: 6666

RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

What about the Continental Express flights from Houston's Bush airport to Houston's Ellington Field. That's got to hold some type of record.

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by [email protected]
Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Announces N/S Service To Queretaro, Mexico
Replies: 24
Views: 5601

RE: CO Announces N/S Service To Queretaro, Mexico

The cities that <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> added <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> flights to are the ones that American Eagle started serving from Dallas. I assume it's just a business strategy to run American out of the places <acronym title="Continental A...

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by [email protected]
Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Use Reverse Thrust On Long Runways
Replies: 30
Views: 9998

RE: Why Use Reverse Thrust On Long Runways

A lot of it has to do with habit. I sometimes catch myself using reverse thrust needlessly.

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by [email protected]
Thu Nov 11, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ... Whats The Difference between ER,LR,XR?
Replies: 24
Views: 9848

ERJ... Whats The Difference between ER,LR,XR?

<i><b>"I find it humorous that you ask this question considering your username."</i></b> One day I hope to become a professional pilot. I ask lots of questions and read everthing I can get my hands on regarding the EMB-145. I've sat in on systems classes and have even gotten some "hands on" sim time...

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by [email protected]
Wed Nov 10, 2004 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ... Whats The Difference between ER,LR,XR?
Replies: 24
Views: 9848

ERJ... Whats The Difference between ER,LR,XR?

Here are some questions for you, EMBQA - why is Continental Express the only operator of the EMB-14XR? How much more does an XR cost than an <acronym title="Lacsa (Costa Rica)">LR</acronym>? Can an A1 engine (found on an <acronym title="DHL Worldwide Express (Belgium)">ER</acronym>) be placed on an ...

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by [email protected]
Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots... Logo Light On/off?
Replies: 23
Views: 8631

RE: Airline Pilots... Logo Light On/off?

Some airlines don't even have logo lights installed - like American. The logo lights are entirely optional, I'm not aware of any policies that require them to be illuminated at night. Sometimes pilots turn them off just because they're pissed at their company for some reason or another - like when i...

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by [email protected]
Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Block Hrs Vs Flight Hrs
Replies: 11
Views: 32012

RE: Block Hrs Vs Flight Hrs

Block is the time from brake release from the gate at the departure airport to brakes set and main cabin door open at its destination. Flight time is the time from the wheel leaving the ground to the time they touch back down.

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by [email protected]
Thu Oct 21, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: To All Airline Pilots, ATC Question
Replies: 18
Views: 7835

RE: To All Airline Pilots, ATC Question

Air Traffic Controllers can no longer ride in the cockpit jumpseat of commercial airliners. Before 9/11, they were allowed to submit a request to their supervisor to take a familiarization ride on an <acronym title="Fargo - Hector International (FAR / KFAR), USA - North Dakota">FAR</acronym> part 12...

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by [email protected]
Thu Oct 14, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Unique Destinations From CLE
Replies: 10
Views: 3417

RE: Continental Unique Destinations From CLE

Only routes served by the Continental Connection carrier Commutair are "unique" to the <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> system. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any cities that Continental or Continental Express serve are exclusively Cleveland's. Commutair's cities ar...

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by [email protected]
Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Bethune Wants To Merge With UAL
Replies: 5
Views: 4550

CO's Bethune Wants To Merge With UAL

The Middle Seat By Scott McCartney The Wall Street Journal, Tuesday October 12, 2004 On Rising Fares and Airplane Food Continental CEO Lays Out The Future of Air Travel; Dreaming of a United Merger <acronym title="MAT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN</acronym> THE FUTURE, airline passengers will pay...

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by [email protected]
Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Announces New LAX- Mexico Service
Replies: 28
Views: 6052

RE: CO Announces New LAX- Mexico Service

The press release notes that these routes are subject to government approval, but it fails to mention that the pilots' union, ALPA, also has to approve some of these routes. Wouldn't it be funny if the pilots said no?

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by [email protected]
Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost Of Regional Jets
Replies: 3
Views: 4194

RE: Cost Of Regional Jets

The average life span of these small jets has yet to be determined since they only been around for about 10 years. Theoretically, they could last for 100 plus years, depending on how they are maintained and the price an operator is willing to pay for maintenance. There are general aviation aircraft ...

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by [email protected]
Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Does The Can Of Coke Really Cost?
Replies: 22
Views: 13413

RE: What Does The Can Of Coke Really Cost?

Auae is correct in his statement about the "actual" cost of the Coke. There are very few airlines out there that out-right own their catering companies. Even for the ones that do, the labor and infrastructure involved in getting food an drinks to the airplane is enormous. Not only do you have to pay...

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by [email protected]
Fri Sep 03, 2004 3:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Much Can You Tell By Looking At The Lights?
Replies: 25
Views: 7394

RE: How Much Can You Tell By Looking At The Lights?

There is no certain frequency of the flashing strobe light that corresponds with altitude. As a passenger, you could watch for the landing lights to be turned off, which is usually done when the plane climbs through 18,000 feet and turned back on again when descending back through FL180. The nose ge...

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by [email protected]
Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Does The Can Of Coke Really Cost?
Replies: 22
Views: 13413

RE: What Does The Can Of Coke Really Cost?

<i>"That half of a can of coke is 17 1/2 cents. On a $200 airfare ticket that 17.5 cents represents 0.0875% of the price of the ticket."</i> I totally agree with you, but you're figuring numbers on a "micro" scale while airline management looks at the "macro" scale. I fly a lot, hundreds of thousand...

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by [email protected]
Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ Etops
Replies: 10
Views: 5268

RE: ERJ Etops

The engines, with their very low IFSD rate, could probably be certified for a short ETOPs, like 60 minutes or so. Airframe certification is the main issue. The aircraft would need to be certified for ditching, life vest would have to be provided for every passenger, and then you'd need to find room ...

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by [email protected]
Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Does The Can Of Coke Really Cost?
Replies: 22
Views: 13413

RE: What Does The Can Of Coke Really Cost?

I'll bet a can of Coke costs an airline about .35 cents. Let's say an airline flies 200,000 passengers per day, and each passenger had one can. That's $70,000 per day worth of Coke! That would add up to $25,550,000 per year that the airline spends on canned drinks. One can will fill two glasses, so ...

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by [email protected]
Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To Start Nonstop To Huatulco, MEX
Replies: 22
Views: 3906

RE: CO To Start Nonstop To Huatulco, MEX

Anyone know what the ICAO identifier for Huatulco is?

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by [email protected]
Sun May 23, 2004 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Lite?!?!
Replies: 20
Views: 3708

RE: Continental Lite?!?!

Isn't the "Lite" logo the same as the beer known as Miller Lite?

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by [email protected]
Fri Feb 27, 2004 2:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EMB ERJ Engine Noises.
Replies: 10
Views: 3270

RE: EMB ERJ Engine Noises.

I've never noticed the strange noises, but what you hear could be attributed to the engine's Compressor Variable Geometry vanes installed on the first five stages of the engine. These are hydraulically powered stators controlled by the engine's Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC) that ...

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Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AE EMB 135/140/145 Engine Start Up
Replies: 5
Views: 5136

RE: AE EMB 135/140/145 Engine Start Up

The heavy smoke phenomenon usually only happens during the first start of the day or when the engines are "cold soaked." It's normal and there is no cause for concern. During the start process on a warm engine, the fuel is ignited almost as soon as it is introduced into the engine. On a cold engine,...

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by [email protected]
Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dirty Planes
Replies: 44
Views: 10314

RE: Dirty Planes

I've seen Continental and Continental Express planes getting spruced-up while sitting at the gate. The washers' main task seems to be cleaning soot stains from the engine and APU cowlings. I've also seen them clean the wings where normal hydraulic fluid seepage tends to discolor the paint. I'm sure ...

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by [email protected]
Sat Dec 06, 2003 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does The ERJ's, CRJ's Have RAT's?
Replies: 15
Views: 10163

RE: Does The ERJ's, CRJ's Have RAT's?

You can start the APU while in flight on the EMB-145. The only time a dire situation would exist is during a dual flameout with an unsuccessful APU start. In this case, aileron and rudder control would be accomplished by manual reversion and pitch control would be unaffected. Gear extension is also ...

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by [email protected]
Fri Dec 05, 2003 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Express Expanding
Replies: 27
Views: 4330

RE: Continental Express Expanding

All Continental Express flights in Houston are boarded via a jet bridge with the exception of gate 84. Gate 84 has the ability to work up to twelve aircraft, all using busses to transport customers to the aircraft, which is boarded with portable stairs. As for the old cargo buildings - it appears th...

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by [email protected]
Fri Dec 05, 2003 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talking To Flight Crew
Replies: 24
Views: 4598

RE: Talking To Flight Crew

At my airline, the paperwork is known as "the release," "weather packet," or just "paperwork." If any of these terms were used, the pilots would know what you're talking about. I don't see why they wouldn't let you keep the paperwork, it's usually thrown in the trash after the flight blocks in anyway.

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by [email protected]
Fri Dec 05, 2003 2:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ Hull Losses
Replies: 13
Views: 2969

RE: ERJ Hull Losses

"...don't guess the guy got to keep his job"

Continental Express is represented by the strongest pilot union on the Earth. They kept their jobs.

[Edited 2003-12-04 19:00:13]

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by [email protected]
Thu Dec 04, 2003 6:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B1900 Autopilot
Replies: 11
Views: 7927

RE: B1900 Autopilot

No, the yaw damper on the <acronym title="Aircompany Tavria-Mac (Ukraine)">BE</acronym>-1900 works very well. In fact, it is capable of providing what is known as "rudder boost" when torque on one engine drops below a certain level compared to the other engine, signifying a possible engine failure. ...

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Thu Dec 04, 2003 5:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ Hull Losses
Replies: 13
Views: 2969

RE: ERJ Hull Losses

The EMB-145 hull loss at Continental Express happened during a Part 91 training flight at Beumont, Texas. During a simulation of engine failure at V1, the trainee applied pressure to the wrong rudder pedal which severly impacted the airplane's ability to continue to takeoff on one engine. The wing i...

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by [email protected]
Thu Dec 04, 2003 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Express Expanding
Replies: 27
Views: 4330

RE: Continental Express Expanding

William, The busses on the south side of Terminal B are used to transport Delta passengers from Terminal A so they can connect on Continental and Continental Express flights. The busses on the north side of Terminal B are used to move passengers from gate 84 to the aircraft that are parked on the re...

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by [email protected]
Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Express Expanding
Replies: 27
Views: 4330

RE: Continental Express Expanding

Back to the topic of Continental Express expansion - look for these new markets from Houston beginning next year in the first and second quarters: Puebla, Mexico LaPaz, Mexico Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Toluca, Mecico Oaxaca, Mexico These will complement Continental Express' vast network of Latin America...

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by [email protected]
Wed Dec 03, 2003 11:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Embrear Regional Jet Door Operation
Replies: 15
Views: 9675

RE: Embrear Regional Jet Door Operation

ERJ-145mech,

Thanks for checking into that. I've always wondered about the validity of those statements.

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by [email protected]
Wed Dec 03, 2003 11:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ Hull Losses
Replies: 13
Views: 2969

RE: ERJ Hull Losses

N14931 is still in use. The cabin section was fitted with hydraulic actuators and is used as a Flight Attendant cabin trainer at the Continental Express training facility in Houston. The cockpit is also still in use and serves as a fully functional, flyable, fixed base simulator.

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Wed Dec 03, 2003 11:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B1900 Autopilot
Replies: 11
Views: 7927

RE: B1900 Autopilot

The panel above the EADI controls the flight director. The flight director is very basic, with no altitude capture. The Captain and the First Officer's flight directors are independant of each other. I think the main reason for the lack of autopilot is to save on weight.

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by [email protected]
Sat Nov 29, 2003 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH New Runway Require Long Taxi To Terminal
Replies: 22
Views: 4796

RE: IAH New Runway Require Long Taxi To Terminal

Try repeating the taxi clearance in one breath: exit at Foxtrot Delta, righ on Foxtrot Alpha, Foxtrot Hotel, Echo Echo, Echo Alpha, November Bravo, Sierra Foxtrot, contact ramp control on the East bridge.

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by [email protected]
Sat Nov 29, 2003 4:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Embrear Regional Jet Door Operation
Replies: 15
Views: 9675

RE: Embrear Regional Jet Door Operation

Yes, as far as I know, it is Continental, not ExpressJet, that holds the STC since the companies were one in the same when the first jets were delivered. ExpressJet holds several other STCs for design mods that have been incorporated post-production. Others that come to mind are an improved cross-bl...

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