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by Flyer732
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 21162

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

... But I personally allow a book. With controlled rest we can rest for max 40 minutes and leave the other pilot in command. No additional crew is onboard nor needed. There is a whole raft of rules you'd have to adhere to with cabin crew calling every 20 minutes etc etc. In this post you admitted t...

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by Flyer732
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 21162

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

On one hand I am glad automation has made flying so much safer. On the other hand: It is a shame that flying has lost a bit of the adventure it used to have, and it no longer keeps you in the loop. Personally, when I get my Instrument rating, I feel that I will only keep the GPS as a safety measure...

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by Flyer732
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388330

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Anyone else think it's a little strange to jumpseat on a cargo carrier during the middle of the day on a route that has frequent service by UAL/AAL? Not at all, if a flight is full, with 20 standby and a lot of other jumpseat pilots listed, vs a sure thing on a freighter. Take the cargo flight. It'...

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by Flyer732
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E170/5 different winglets
Replies: 20
Views: 2904

Re: E170/5 different winglets

I've been on the 170/175 for three years and counting, sitting on about 2000 hours on type. The 170 is lighter and slightly smaller, the winglets help with fuel burn. The 175 with the enhanced winglets adds roughly 10 feet to the wingspan, and increases lift, and decreases fuel burn. As was stated ...

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by Flyer732
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E170/5 different winglets
Replies: 20
Views: 2904

Re: E170/5 different winglets

I've been on the 170/175 for three years and counting, sitting on about 2000 hours on type. The 170 is lighter and slightly smaller, the winglets help with fuel burn. The 175 with the enhanced winglets adds roughly 10 feet to the wingspan, and increases lift, and decreases fuel burn. As was stated a...

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by Flyer732
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Feeling Overwhelmed
Replies: 35
Views: 4512

Re: Student Pilot Feeling Overwhelmed

Try the aviation career mentorship group on Facebook, there are a lot of students - retired airline and everything in between. Loads of flight instructors willing and able to help as well.

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by Flyer732
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL (Republic) 5959 LGA-DFW Diverted to BNA 2 Days in a Row
Replies: 8
Views: 2024

Re: DL (Republic) 5959 LGA-DFW Diverted to BNA 2 Days in a Row

I guess LGA-DFW is not all A220 yet? When you start dealing with these kinds of winds aloft, it doesn't matter a whole lot. Flying in the mid 20's, off of a shorter runway in LGA, with 150+ kts on the nose and dodging weather along the way. The cards are stacked against you from the get go. I've do...

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by Flyer732
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14438

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

SkyWest does not operate any E170s, they are all of the 175 variant. There's actually no such aircraft as the E175. It's the E170-200. It's just a slightly larger 170. That’s correct. However, Skywest doesn’t operate the -100, smaller variant. Yeah, I know. But Skywest employees are quick to tell p...

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by Flyer732
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14438

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

On a related topic (though obviously not a transcon) the Skywest UA* MSN-SFO westbound flight seems to have run without diversion the past few weeks. The only exception is that it operated MSN-DEN-SFO a few days ago but with an E170 rather than an E75L and I don't think the E170 has anywhere near t...

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by Flyer732
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14438

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

I had to reposition an aircraft the other day from JAX to CMH, at 33,000 we had a wind from 220 degrees at 172 knots! Pretty substantial, especially at lower altitudes like 33.

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by Flyer732
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service
Replies: 71
Views: 7630

Re: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service

Contrary to popular belief, United doesn't just see F9's press release and say "oh me too" this route has been being planned for a little while now. And according to Frontier's press release, unless they had an error, their DEN service is not seasonal, which UA's is. The market for the fli...

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by Flyer732
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Low Ceiling" at DCA this morning
Replies: 39
Views: 4847

Re: "Low Ceiling" at DCA this morning

I didn't see any reportable RVR in the DCA obs this morning. In terms of visibility the lowest reported was 3 miles. Lowest CIG was 6 hundred. And in DCA for the LDA 19, you have to have 1100 feet. The RNP is the only approach that gets you below that on 19, if you can't do the RNP, you can't get in.

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by Flyer732
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2347

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

That's the routine on every international flight to the US. I've been through it hundreds of times!

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by Flyer732
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 24541

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

They landed right behind me that morning, they cleared 4R at EWR and came to a stop. After a few minutes they continued their taxi to a gate. Seemed like a non event, meanwhile there were probably 10 fire trucks, ambulances, police cars and ops trucks following them!

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by Flyer732
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s
Replies: 35
Views: 5901

Re: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s

YX has considered getting the EOW equipment and certifications on their United birds in the past, but decided against it. The addition of one new station at an airport which can be reached without EOW certification is not likely to change that. The AA EOW 175s they operate take weight restrictions ...

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by Flyer732
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the 747 not board upper deck passengers from the second level?
Replies: 11
Views: 3457

Re: Why does the 747 not board upper deck passengers from the second level?

Max Q wrote:
The freighter can board its crew through the upper deck door however


Just need a tall set of steps


Incorrect, the upper deck door on the 747 converted freighter is the same as the passenger version. It is used for emergency only.

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by Flyer732
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA trial of mainline in New England
Replies: 23
Views: 5392

Re: AA trial of mainline in New England

I just flew on the CLT-BTV, had 43 passengers on the E175.

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by Flyer732
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2577 HHN-AUS??
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: UA 2577 HHN-AUS??

Military charter while GRK runway is worked on, my guess.

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by Flyer732
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to fly from Europe (Oslo, Norway) to The U.S. (anywhere)
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: How to fly from Europe (Oslo, Norway) to The U.S. (anywhere)

Just off the top of my head, you'd need loads of non standard equipment including but not limited to life raft, dry emersion suits, flares and other emergency type items. Also, you'll be required to file overflight and landing permits for every single country and pay their respective overflight and ...

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by Flyer732
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL done with YX?
Replies: 14
Views: 3752

Re: Is DL done with YX?

I'd say no, they're not phasing out YX. They recently moved around 6 aircraft from Compass to Republic to be operated out of LGA. There aren't a lot of city pairs, but there are significant segments on the shuttle flying.

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by Flyer732
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is becoming a pilot as hard as it seems?
Replies: 17
Views: 10656

Re: Is becoming a pilot as hard as it seems?

I trained with ATP, you don't have time for a job if you're doing the full time program. They offer various financing programs, and once you complete the training you can come back and instruct for them full time. If you choose a busy location such as Phoenix-Mesa you'll have the 1500 hours in no ti...

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by Flyer732
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to crews during a hurricane?
Replies: 18
Views: 2594

Re: What happens to crews during a hurricane?

Depends on how crew scheduling wants to handle it. Last week, the Air France and Singapore Airlines crews were not quite happy about their extended stay in their hotel in Houston. Not sure why they would be unhappy no doubt they are being compensated for lost flight time. We're not compensated for ...

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by Flyer732
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: DL A350 - AMS-JFK on 31 Aug
Replies: 40
Views: 9056

Re: RUMOR: DL A350 - AMS-JFK on 31 Aug

More than likely just a repo flight from a charter, that they're selling seats on to make extra profit.

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by Flyer732
Wed May 24, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines like Janet
Replies: 41
Views: 6100

Re: Airlines like Janet

Western Global Airlines is another. They had an incident a few years ago in Zimbabwe with a bloodstained MD-11. They share an owner with Centurion. Not sure what that had to do with secretive government flying? I've operated plenty of money charters, none of which were secret government operations....

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by Flyer732
Wed May 24, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines like Janet
Replies: 41
Views: 6100

Re: Airlines like Janet

Western Global Airlines is another. They had an incident a few years ago in Zimbabwe with a bloodstained MD-11. They share an owner with Centurion. Not sure what that had to do with secretive government flying? I've operated plenty of money charters, none of which were secret government operations....

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by Flyer732
Tue May 23, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy To Open MIA Crew Base In September
Replies: 30
Views: 4378

Re: Envoy To Open MIA Crew Base In September

You'd think this would mean that AA might finally add daily E75 flights out of MIA to places such as Upstate NY and YOW. All of whom could easily support a nonstop E-Jet. Exactly!! ALB-MIA could support a nonstop E75. I'm actually surprised they haven't added it by now. Republic already has a sizab...

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by Flyer732
Sun May 21, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)
Replies: 26
Views: 4413

Re: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)

Finally someone with an honest answer that corresponds with what the pilot said. I don't get all these a.nutters who are just as bad as the airlines and insist it's weather. The fact of the matter is that the airlines schedule WAY more flights than can be reasonably accommodated and it's the passen...

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by Flyer732
Tue May 09, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair (Houston Express) opens flights to the public
Replies: 34
Views: 7874

Re: Sonair (Houston Express) opens flights to the public

One concern is that, up to now, the passenger group on board these flights was pretty-well-screened, which provides a certain "force protection" benefit for the oil company folks. This now will no longer be the case. How much this impacts safety given that things in Angola are pretty-poro...

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by Flyer732
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight
Replies: 66
Views: 14352

Re: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight

Lavatories deemed as "out-of-order" by the crew maybe a euphemism for they don't want passengers to use them. Long flights anywhere sees heavy use of lavatories and on some sectors the hygiene/cleanliness of lavatories deteriorates pretty quickly (due to inconsiderate or "abusive&quo...

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by Flyer732
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best regional to work for out of MEM?
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Re: Best regional to work for out of MEM?

Thank you so much! Looking over timetables and such the last couple of days, I have pretty much narrowed it down to those two. Now to figure out which of the two are more stable......I'm leaning Skywest just bc of their structure, background, and forecast. But we all know how quickly a company can ...

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by Flyer732
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Has Fake Values
Replies: 49
Views: 8688

Re: United Airlines Has Fake Values

This is about Organisational Culture ? Yes there's a serious problem with Uniteds culture , not just because of the incident , but because so many United people think what they did is ok . The culture is rotten to the core . There's also another problematic cultural issue - the use of instruments o...

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by Flyer732
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26373

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

Bull crap! Weather yes. Transfer a crew? That is the airlines problem, not the passengers. Passengers are buying a flight, not a sweep stake ticket. Now if an airline wants to kick a paying passenger off for any reason, then that needs to be sentence one, paragraph one of the flight contract. ps - ...

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by Flyer732
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26373

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

In the end it must be clearly legal to remove passengers who have taken their seats. Sometimes you need to do it for crews you need to transfer, sometimes because the weather changes and you face a weight limitation, sometimes because a valued frequent flier is more important that a person who flie...

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by Flyer732
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130891

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I was wondering who would be the first person to post this. Here's the thing...I subcontract some of my work out to other people. If one of them screws up, it's still my company's name on it. You take that risk when you subcontract work out. There are pros and cons to it...if you're willing to take...

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by Flyer732
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130891

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The flight was by Republic Airlines, not United mainline but then nobody would take the click bait if the headlines said Republic now would they? I was wondering who would be the first person to post this. Here's the thing...I subcontract some of my work out to other people. If one of them screws u...

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by Flyer732
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gear down during descent?
Replies: 17
Views: 5677

Re: Gear down during descent?

Having been based in IAH for about a year, granted not on the 737, I can say that ATC frequently would have us hold 250 kts, and then request 170 or somewhere around that, and rather quickly. Being that fast, there was no way we could slow down quickly enough to get the flaps out, so dumping the gea...

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by Flyer732
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Laundry Etiquette
Replies: 24
Views: 3607

Re: Hotel Laundry Etiquette

What hotel has a self-service laundry room for guests?! I've been around the block many times in quite a few establishments and have never heard of this happening. Is it more of a mixed-living, long-term hotel type of accommodation? In any case, this sounds like college all over again. Sometimes pe...

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by Flyer732
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Light Twin/Single for Rough-field ops?
Replies: 13
Views: 2075

Re: Best Light Twin/Single for Rough-field ops?

Can't you get a pressurized 210? That might be helpful to avoid supplemental oxygen. You can, but the useful load takes a pretty big hit, the doors, windows and frame are quite a bit bulkier, plus the pressurization system adds to it as well. I'd regularly cruise above 10,000, I did 12,500 on a lon...

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by Flyer732
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Light Twin/Single for Rough-field ops?
Replies: 13
Views: 2075

Re: Best Light Twin/Single for Rough-field ops?

I flew the Cessna 210 for nearly two years in the bush of Namibia. Beats the 206 and 207 hands down in speed, which on a windy or summer day keeps the passengers out of the bumps since the flights will be pretty significantly shorter. I'd blow by the Caravan in cruise, but it had better performance ...

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by Flyer732
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E175 Angled Winglets?
Replies: 5
Views: 3618

Re: E175 Angled Winglets?

Having flown both the enhanced winglet and the regular winglet versions of the 170/175, the enhanced version tends to float a little more on landing, especially if you're coming in with a higher approach speed due to winds etc. Other than that, you just have to keep in mind the extra wingspan while ...

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by Flyer732
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whereabouts of Trump's 757?
Replies: 27
Views: 17267

Re: Whereabouts of Trump's 757?

It's parked at LGA, I was holding next to it the other night. Looks the same as always.

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by Flyer732
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commercial Pilot Certificate
Replies: 11
Views: 1273

Re: Commercial Pilot Certificate

I don't know if this is the right place for this but... Hi, I'm only 12 and I prematurely planning my aviation career. I'm first planning to Embry-Riddle and get Aeronautical Science degree and then go to Skywest ( since they have a base at SFO and I'll be close to home. ) and then move onto United...

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by Flyer732
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human flying drone - First ever
Replies: 14
Views: 1437

Re: Human flying drone - First ever

AirPacific747 wrote:
How did he become famous in the first place?



Talk to CNN, they bought his company. They must seem to think he has something going for him.

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by Flyer732
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA to connect Leipzig with New York and Islamabad
Replies: 38
Views: 9307

Re: PIA to connect Leipzig with New York and Islamabad

ei146 wrote:

Why did the US military pick LEJ? And why did DHL pick Leipzig?


The US military didn't pick LEJ, the carriers chose LEJ starting with World Airways, then others started to follow.
DHL moved from BRU to LEJ because BRU was implementing a night curfew and LEJ didn't have one.

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by Flyer732
Sun May 01, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 64 ATL-FCO Redirected To DTW
Replies: 22
Views: 6424

RE: DL 64 ATL-FCO Redirected To DTW

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/A332DTW" class="quote" target="_blank">A332DTW</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>I was thinking of flight attendants, my mi...

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by Flyer732
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: MD-11 Pax Routes Question
Replies: 93
Views: 15933

RE: MD-11 Pax Routes Question

If you can imagine a destination the MD-11 would fit into, chances are World did it. From vacation charters to US Government to foreign government, they did it all, and put good use to the phrase "been there, done that, got the t-shirt"

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by Flyer732
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont - FO To CA In Less Than 1 Year?
Replies: 17
Views: 2359

RE: Piedmont - FO To CA In Less Than 1 Year?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DiamondFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">DiamondFlyer</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Or certain PIC time in qualifying ...

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by Flyer732
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WesternGlobal MD11 Plane Held In Zimbabwe
Replies: 44
Views: 12799

RE: WesternGlobal MD11 Plane Held In Zimbabwe

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/eielef" class="quote" target="_blank">eielef</a> (<a href="#36" class="quote">Reply 36</a>):<br/><i>I checked on GCMap the route between <acrony...

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by Flyer732
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont - FO To CA In Less Than 1 Year?
Replies: 17
Views: 2359

RE: Piedmont - FO To CA In Less Than 1 Year?

You still require 1000 hours of part 121 time to upgrade. But if you fly some extra trips its fairly easy to get that in just over 12 months.

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by Flyer732
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WesternGlobal MD11 Plane Held In Zimbabwe
Replies: 44
Views: 12799

RE: WesternGlobal MD11 Plane Held In Zimbabwe

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pellegrine" class="quote" target="_blank">Pellegrine</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>An <acronym title="Air Madagascar">M...

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