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by KAUSpilot
Mon May 27, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Block hours in a small piston aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 1644

Re: Block hours in a small piston aircraft

LOL at the posters trying to criticize FAA standards while he has an EASA license. Cathay pilots living up to their reputation. MaxQ is correct. Aviation certainly attracts more than its fair share of a-holes.

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by KAUSpilot
Sat May 18, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 4222

Re: Engine failure question

The philosophy on the course of action to take after an engine failure in a 747 seems to vary from airline to airline. At my previous job it was generally accepted that you will probably not continue if you are more than a few hours away from your destination (divert to kef or snn if on the NAT, may...

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by KAUSpilot
Sat May 04, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42041

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

Not correct! Corrosion Corner was named after the many propliners that were abandoned on the northwest corner of the airport in the 60 and 70s. I spent many years on the North side of MIA. It’s no longer Corrosion Corner and is known as the NW36th Street gang. Miami Air is a solid airline, operatin...

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by KAUSpilot
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 Engine types and different fuel efficiency
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Re: 747-400 Engine types and different fuel efficiency

I've read that RR are the most efficient, but most expensive to acquire/maintain, GE's the opposite & P&W in between the two in both aspects.

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by KAUSpilot
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EMB-145 Take Off
Replies: 9
Views: 2309

Re: EMB-145 Take Off

EMB-145 used to require an "ice test" on the first flight of the day, which involved an engine runup, then opening the wing, stabilizer, and engine anti-ice valves briefly to make sure the ice protection system worked, iirc. It has been almost 10 years since I flew the jet so I'm not sure ...

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by KAUSpilot
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway slope difference
Replies: 19
Views: 2613

Re: Runway slope difference

Luxembourg airport and Campinas/Veracopas Brazil (VCP) are the only ones that come to mind. They both have a hump near the touchdown zone on one end that will make for very hard landings if not expected. Most airliners I've flown have a limitation that runway slope not exceed +/- 2% of runway length.

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by KAUSpilot
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Aircraft Economics
Replies: 9
Views: 965

Re: Cargo Aircraft Economics

It would be interesting to know how a new freighter is used as opposed to a used one. Consistent with previous posters the new ones would spend more time in the air (although that would not take cycles into account). I can tell you that where I work, one fleet has mostly factory-built freighters pu...

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by KAUSpilot
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Aircraft Economics
Replies: 9
Views: 965

Re: Cargo Aircraft Economics

Simply put, it's the number of flight cycles the aircraft undergoes. Most cargo jets do one or two flights per day and many get the weekends off. A passenger airline's widebody jets are often flying around-the-clock minus the time they need to unload and load passengers. The narrow bodies are probab...

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by KAUSpilot
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Arrangements for aircraft parked overnight
Replies: 8
Views: 1064

Re: Arrangements for aircraft parked overnight

No precautions are taken, at least where I work. The water/waste tanks can and do freeze. Once the airplane is powered up they are heated and thaw out within an hour or so. The waste/water systems are heated electrically on most types AFAIK. They are not filled to capacity with fluid so they don't r...

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by KAUSpilot
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 2045

Re: Cargo Pilots

I work for an airline that flies both pax and cargo configurations of the same types of aircraft. The pilots are the same. There is a computer based training module that covers the differences for the cargo jets (although on some fleet types the pax jets are considered the "different" ones...

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by KAUSpilot
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Low speed RTO
Replies: 11
Views: 2341

Re: Low speed RTO

It could be anything, but my speculation would be an engine bleed or engine FADEC issue of some sort since it seems to happen when power is applied. I seriously doubt they would have two RTO's consecutively for the takeoff configuration warning unless something was wrong with that warning system. Th...

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by KAUSpilot
Wed May 23, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do they park like this at IAH?
Replies: 14
Views: 2773

Re: Why do they park like this at IAH?

It doesn't have anything to do with thunderstorms or EDCT.

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by KAUSpilot
Tue May 22, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do they park like this at IAH?
Replies: 14
Views: 2773

Re: Why do they park like this at IAH?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8crfl6m4h8tsf ... k.png?dl=1

You can use reference points like in the link above and/or instinct from years of flying an airplane, not unlike a big rig truck driver I'm guessing.
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/8crfl6m4h8tsf ... k.png?dl=1

You can use reference points like in the link above and/or instinct from years of flying an airplane, not unlike a big rig truck driver I'm guessing.

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by KAUSpilot
Mon May 21, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do they park like this at IAH?
Replies: 14
Views: 2773

Re: Why do they park like this at IAH?

I don't remember ever being trained to do it nor remember seeing it on any charts or manuals. I watched my captains do it when I was an F/O and naturally did it myself after I became captain on the small jets. it is done to help ATC sequence takeoffs more efficiently at Runway 9 and 15L. The tower d...

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by KAUSpilot
Sun May 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot pay: twins vs quads
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

Re: Pilot pay: twins vs quads

A single engine twin is really no more difficult than a single engine out in a quad. For instance, I find a V1 cut in a 747 with an outboard engine failure slightly more difficult than a V1 cut in a 767 (at least in the simulator). In addition you are required to perform two-engine inoperative appro...

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by KAUSpilot
Fri May 11, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 210 Knots To Outer Marker
Replies: 35
Views: 3795

Re: 210 Knots To Outer Marker

It's possible, but a bit difficult in the 767. There's only 5.4 NM from ZALPO outer marker to to the runway threshold, and ZALPO is only 1800 ft above ground. With that weather they will need to be at target speed and fully configured with engines spooled up and checklists complete by 1000ft AGL at ...

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by KAUSpilot
Mon May 07, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Heavy" designation for enroute aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 2460

Re: "Heavy" designation for enroute aircraft

ICAO document 4444 deals with radio phraseology and it states "For aircraft in the heavy wake turbulence category the word “Heavy” shall be included immediately after the aircraft call sign in the initial radiotelephony contact between such aircraft and ATS units" So, the first call to Sha...

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by KAUSpilot
Sun May 06, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Calculating v1 and vr speeds.
Replies: 16
Views: 1540

Re: Calculating v1 and vr speeds.

There are various ways for airlines to do it. At my operator the V-speeds are retrieved through ACARS after the crew selects the runway and/or runway intersection, weather conditions, runway condition, aircraft weight, center of gravity, a fixed thrust setting if desired and any pertinent maintenanc...

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by KAUSpilot
Sun May 06, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deadheading Pilots
Replies: 31
Views: 5594

Re: Deadheading Pilots

No it's not common practice to check in with the crew on a deadhead. It's a good idea to keep a low profile and blend in with the passengers. Sit down, shut up, and mind your own business. No one cares that you're there, you're not important and "checking in" is usually just going to be co...

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by KAUSpilot
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo vs. Passenger: Different ways to fly
Replies: 21
Views: 2373

Re: Cargo vs. Passenger: Different ways to fly

I fly both pax and cargo widebodies of the same type and there is no difference in how they're flown, except that I really don't care about less than moderate turbulence in a freighter. It is in most pilots' nature to fly as smooth as possible and attempt to get the best landing regardless.

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by KAUSpilot
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: How often do you use SATCOM?
Replies: 25
Views: 3490

Re: Pilots: How often do you use SATCOM?

In an 8 year career using Satcom equipped airplanes, I have used Satcom voice about 3 or 4 times. Usually it's done to get a patch through to a maintenance controller to troubleshoot an aircraft abnormality. Normal communications with dispatch are usually just as easy to do over datalink unless some...

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by KAUSpilot
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Question for American Members
Replies: 28
Views: 1615

Re: A Question for American Members

A large portion of US military spending is unnecessary and is a form of corruption because politicians get contributions from military contractors who in turn are awarded multi-billion dollar contracts to supply the military with needless weapons. There is also a political motivation to keep militar...

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by KAUSpilot
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Weighing Scales for Airliners
Replies: 45
Views: 4308

Re: Airport Weighing Scales for Airliners

The B744/8F and probably some other Boeings have a nosewheel sensor that calculates aircraft weight and CG. It is only used as nice-to-know information, the externally calculated weight and balance produced by load planning/loadmasters is still the source of the performance numbers used for things l...

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by KAUSpilot
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gate or Stand?
Replies: 16
Views: 4185

Re: Gate or Stand?

Don't forget Bay. Proceed to Gate Bay Stand Spot 12. Understood?

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by KAUSpilot
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 321862

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Wjcandee thanks for the answer. One other question I have is do any of the Aircraft have any room to carry company employee's on dead heads or as a perk? No. Most of the people involved with this whole thing are contractors. There are no perks, discounts, etc. They're wage slaves that will be dropp...

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by KAUSpilot
Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are Flaps Always Set Before Taxi?
Replies: 37
Views: 6856

RE: Are Flaps Always Set Before Taxi?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BravoOne" class="quote" target="_blank">BravoOne</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> One fleet of la...

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by KAUSpilot
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 767 Egg Timer On Overhead Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 9551

RE: Boeing 767 Egg Timer On Overhead Panel

Actually on the freighter we do use that timer primarily to let us know when our meals are finished cooking in the galley. This is on the 747 though, not even sure if the 767 freighter has a galley with an oven. Obviously it can be used for anything but the FMC and clock on the instrument panel gene...

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by KAUSpilot
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do You Know Which Runway To Land?
Replies: 17
Views: 10340

RE: How Do You Know Which Runway To Land?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/beakerltn" class="quote" target="_blank">beakerltn</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> I'm talking a lot further out.. How you...

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by KAUSpilot
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cockpit Video Recorder?
Replies: 23
Views: 2622

RE: Cockpit Video Recorder?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Rugger" class="quote" target="_blank">Rugger</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Too bad for you w...

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by KAUSpilot
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Acmi Rate B747-400
Replies: 2
Views: 3395

RE: Acmi Rate B747-400

Atlas Air has 4 747-400 passenger aircraft. There are 2 474 seat 747-400's and 2 189 seat/VIP configured ones. I cannot speak to pricing or availability, you should contact them directly for that sort of information.

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by KAUSpilot
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Cost Index?
Replies: 17
Views: 5729

RE: What Is The Cost Index?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Burkhard" class="quote" target="_blank">Burkhard</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> It depends on t...

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by KAUSpilot
Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Cost Index?
Replies: 17
Views: 5729

RE: What Is The Cost Index?

So you should all want your flight crews to be very well compensated - your flights will be flown at faster speeds  

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by KAUSpilot
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 12 Shot Dead In Paris Terrorist Attack - Part 2
Replies: 355
Views: 8866

RE: 12 Shot Dead In Paris Terrorist Attack - Part 2

When will people wake up and realize how stupid all "religiion" is. There is no god or gods. People that believe in fairy tales written centuries ago so much that they murder people who don't believe in the same fairy tales are just insane, ignorant fools. Only when the world learns to abolish relig...

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by KAUSpilot
Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Approach Mode Display Question On 747/400
Replies: 35
Views: 4627

RE: Approach Mode Display Question On 747/400

PS I tested this out today in the airplane and the bearing pointers do in fact work in approach mode, as indicated by the manuals.

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by KAUSpilot
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Difficult U.S. Airports For Taxiing?
Replies: 47
Views: 11666

RE: Most Difficult U.S. Airports For Taxiing?

Ord, ewr, jfk. None of them are difficult in slow times...it's the amount of traffic and frequency congestion that makes them bad.

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by KAUSpilot
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Approach Mode Display Question On 747/400
Replies: 35
Views: 4627

RE: Approach Mode Display Question On 747/400

And back to the original question, Oli: According to the manual it is not true. The VOR and ADF pointers should work in navigation display approach mode (again according to the manual), as long as you have them selected on the EFIS control panel. It says they work in any mode except "plan". I have n...

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by KAUSpilot
Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Approach Mode Display Question On 747/400
Replies: 35
Views: 4627

RE: Approach Mode Display Question On 747/400

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/atct" class="quote" target="_blank">atct</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>With <acronym title="Baltra / Seymour (GPS / SEGS)...

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by KAUSpilot
Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Common Is It To Fly At FL410 On A B747?
Replies: 50
Views: 9602

RE: How Common Is It To Fly At FL410 On A B747?

It is very common on empty legs, and empty legs are fairly common where I work. I've been as high as FL450 in the 744 to clear weather over the tropics. FL410 is routine. It is less common with the 748 especially with the recent ops bulletin limiting its maximum altitude at low weights.

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by KAUSpilot
Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: En Route Announcements By Pilots
Replies: 41
Views: 9630

RE: En Route Announcements By Pilots

Visibility, altimeter setting, to a lesser degree wind direction/velocity if it's less than 20 knots.....all stupid and pointless things to say in a PA in my opinion. The thing about pilots is (especially airline pilots), for the most part they are type A with huge egos and they love to hear themsel...

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by KAUSpilot
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: En Route Announcements By Pilots
Replies: 41
Views: 9630

RE: En Route Announcements By Pilots

In the US at least, the less you say the better. There is a chance that you offend someone every time you make a PA, so you are risking your job. I was once reprimanded by a chief pilot for explaining the reason for a delay before a flight (minimum crew rest, the gate agents had told the passengers ...

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by KAUSpilot
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots, Your Clock In Time Pls?
Replies: 17
Views: 4377

RE: Pilots, Your Clock In Time Pls?

I receive an automatic wakeup call through a company issued cellular tablet 3 hours prior to departure. I am expected to be on a transport to the airport 2 hours prior to departure. I am at the airport no later than 90 minutes prior to departure. I am usually on the flight deck no later than 75 minu...

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by KAUSpilot
Mon May 13, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Callsign With "Heavy"...when It Is And Isn't Used?
Replies: 27
Views: 27101

RE: Callsign With "Heavy"...when It Is And Isn't Used?

ICAO document 4444 states that pilots flying aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 136,000 kg or more should follow their callsign with the word "heavy" on initial contact with any ATS facility. So, to be technically correct, you should use it on initial callup to any center/approach/tower contr...

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by KAUSpilot
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Booted Off A UA Flight For Taking A Photo
Replies: 269
Views: 36784

RE: Booted Off A UA Flight For Taking A Photo

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyfree727" class="quote" target="_blank">flyfree727</a> (<a href="#130" class="quote">Reply 130</a>):<br/><i>I am sure <acronym title="United A...

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by KAUSpilot
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Experts On A Tech Forum.
Replies: 21
Views: 9115

RE: Experts On A Tech Forum.

Spot on, Hawk21M. I often find it difficult to participate here because of the phenomenon you've described so aptly: <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Hawk21M" class="quote" targ...

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by KAUSpilot
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10
Replies: 236
Views: 48928

RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PHX787" class="quote" target="_blank">PHX787</a> (<a href="#132" class="quote">Reply 132</a>):<br/><i>Question about a 748 delivered to Polar Ai...

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by KAUSpilot
Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: European Airlines And Full IRS Alignment
Replies: 12
Views: 6067

RE: European Airlines And Full IRS Alignment

Obviously I'm not European but: We do a full alignment every time; granted our average leg length is about 8 hours and the fastest turn I've ever done is 45 minutes. Going from memory, the 744 can go no longer than 18 hours of flying time between full alignments. Reasons we turn them off after the f...

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by KAUSpilot
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Reverse Performance Question
Replies: 10
Views: 4964

RE: 747 Reverse Performance Question

Also, if one thrust revers is deferred (not working), the pilot will typically only use the symmetrical reverser on the opposite side (2 total, not 3). This is done to prevent assymetrical reverse from steering the airplane off the runway's center-line. A deferred reverser is a common occurrence, th...

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by KAUSpilot
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air B763 At SEA Aug 9th
Replies: 22
Views: 4221

RE: Atlas Air B763 At SEA Aug 9th

Atlas operates the following passenger as of the date of this posting: 4 747-400 N263SG (operated for Sonair, 189 Seat VIP Configuration, Gold Atlas Colors) N322SG (operated for Sonair, 189 Seat VIP Configuration, Gold Atlas Colors) N464MC (for charter, 474 seat configuration, Blue Atlas Colors) N46...

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by KAUSpilot
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Express Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 17061

RE: Houston Express Questions

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/wjcandee" class="quote" target="_blank">wjcandee</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Actually, the o...

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by KAUSpilot
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Crew On O2 In Normal Ops
Replies: 29
Views: 11195

RE: Flight Crew On O2 In Normal Ops

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ThrottleHold" class="quote" target="_blank">ThrottleHold</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Only if a quick donning type O2 ma...

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