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by jjairbus
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night ops restrictions
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Night ops restrictions

All those things can be found on charts and notams. Also in airline operations at least in our company schedules are built so that airports will obviously be open during the time of operation. Probably a bigger issue for business jet operators and those companies with flexible operations regarding t...

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by jjairbus
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot schedluing/"bidding" at European full service airlines?
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: Pilot schedluing/"bidding" at European full service airlines?

Thank you for your reply, appreciate it. For long haul, do you also bid morning/evening duty times? You can place bids but our schedule has long haul flights departing around 5 pm and another bank departing around midnight. So you can try to bid for morning flights but most probably there won't be ...

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by jjairbus
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot schedluing/"bidding" at European full service airlines?
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: Pilot schedluing/"bidding" at European full service airlines?

At my airline we can only bid for certain duty times like evening or morning flights. Sometimes scheduling takes them into account sometimes it doesn't. And of course we can bid for aircraft types. Otherwise we fly all the routes for our current type and can't bid for certain routes. Most wanted lei...

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by jjairbus
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17419

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

I will use IAH as my example as I'm most familiar with it, though a standardization was gaining momentum at a number of HUB airports across the U.S. when I retired in 2012. We have a number of approaches such as ILS, ILS, (SA CAT I), ILS (SA CAT I/II), RNAV (GPS), RNAV (RNP) and GLS. Far too many f...

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by jjairbus
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17419

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Interesting as down in the U.S., we do not advertise CAT II/III approaches on the ATIS, nor do we as approach controllers issue the clearance using the phrase CAT II/III within the approach clearance, just "cleared ILS Runway 9 approach" and then include any RVR values. That's because the...

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by jjairbus
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus lights question
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: Airbus lights question

There's no evidence I can find from any planespotters or Youtube showing the A330's lights shutting off after the gear lifts off. Which leads to two logical conclusions: they're all Flaps 3 takeoffs or it's really based on slat position. So it seems. I'm guessing it's the latter one but I don't fly...

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by jjairbus
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus lights question
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: Airbus lights question

Checking from the A330 FCOM it actually states that logo light is on when "the main landing gears is compressed, OR depending on the aircraft configuration, when flaps are extended (at least 15 ° on some aircraft)". So as long as the landing gear is compressed the logo light should stay on...

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by jjairbus
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Coms Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2546

Re: ATC Coms Question

With 3/3/3 you’d think they’d offer up a longer runway. Could be a high minimums captain with all of the bid displacements. A longer runway might not matter if they can't accept 3-3-3 conditions. What kind of restrictions there are for captains? As I'm flying in the northern parts of Europe it seem...

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by jjairbus
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 4171

Re: “Line up and wait”

On busy airports I like "line up behind" clearances because it often gives maybe 10-30 seconds of extra time to do the before takeoff checks. In our company line up clearance is the trigger for line up checklist and to inform cabin crew that takeoff is imminent. Those actions don't take mu...

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by jjairbus
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gates with automatic sensor for the pilots instead of rampers
Replies: 17
Views: 2913

Re: Gates with automatic sensor for the pilots instead of rampers

Flying in Europe for a flag carrier I think 95% of the airports we fly have some kind of docking guidance system. Of course many of these are major hubs but also many minor airports have them. Right now I actually can’t remember arriving to a gate without this kind of system. Some airports also have...

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by jjairbus
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much paper do you use in the cockpit nowadays?
Replies: 11
Views: 1920

Re: How much paper do you use in the cockpit nowadays?

Fuel receipt is the only piece of paper we have to store after the flight. Loadsheet is also printed automatically and usually we print the ATIS so that it's easier to check and discuss about it. Then we have the backup logbook and a few aircraft maintenance and ownership related papers on board als...

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by jjairbus
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Use of Reduced Landing Flaps?
Replies: 4
Views: 1991

Re: A320 Use of Reduced Landing Flaps?

At my company we use full flaps unless there's a specific reason for a flaps 3 approach (e.g. suspected windshear or go around performance). Also if you want to practice it's allowed but the recommended procedure is to use full flaps. Especially in the winter time we also fly a lot to destinations w...

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by jjairbus
Mon May 18, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Future
Replies: 18
Views: 3166

Re: Student Pilot Future

Hello Everyone, I hope you all are safe and healthy. I am currently in a part 141 flight training school in NY working on my private pilot license. I have been seriously worried about the future of airlines and major airlines in the USA and the regionals. What is your advice on continuing flying? T...

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