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by zeke
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Wide Body Service
Replies: 43
Views: 2585

Re: Shortest Wide Body Service

SKB-ANU 54 nm 0:13
CUR-BON 41 nm 0:10

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by zeke
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 7573

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

The read in today’s SCMP is nothing much to rave about, people tried 6 different ways to get to downtown Guangzhou and the HSR won on time but not by that much. Took 3:28 by HSR, $369, 3:41 by normal metro train $141, 3:43 by aircraft $1841, through train 3:44 $268, 4:00 by bus $114.9, bus/taxi 4:10...

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by zeke
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?

I love giving a sarcastic “thanks for the arrival” to people I know that could have done better !

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by zeke
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 78
Views: 16673

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I’m thinking it’s cart stowage, on the -900 they have the toilets forward of the aft door, on the ULR they are aft of the door. That would eat into the stowage space in the galley https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/OurFleet/A350-900-3classes-LongHaul.pdf https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/Ou...

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by zeke
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 19266

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

Not necessarily, engines are removed as a preventive measure all the time. We would probably change an engine every two months.

Also very common to swap engines between aircraft, so the time in service on each side is different.

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by zeke
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause
Replies: 24
Views: 5754

Re: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause

musman9853 wrote:
how does air pollution affect turbines?


My guess is sulphur mixed with water is developing into sulphuric acid which is eroding the outer layer. The underlying material is not designed for direct atmospheric or gas path contact.

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by zeke
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 19266

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

Still would be interested in why YHZ would not be deemed suitable. AvHerald suggests they were 70nm southeast from YHX when engine was shut down. FlightAware trace looks further than that. It also said they were flying for 90 minutes from engine shutdown till landing. Maybe they knew they needed th...

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by zeke
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 7573

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

Does that include the constant delays by China's ATC for unknown or "military" reasons? I have heard and believe that's a wide known issue that flights could be delayed for hours, which probably less likely for trains. If it’s chinese you can guarantee what is written on the box is not wh...

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by zeke
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 70
Views: 16083

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

Looking at the airfield map in the linked AV Herald article, I am confused as to how they could have turned right instead of left: the layout of the taxiway is clearly more optimised for left turns onto the runway, as the right turn is much sharper. The AV Hearld article does not say, but at what t...

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by zeke
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 19266

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

So, given https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ECMYX and ETOPS flight rules, why was BOS deemed "nearest adequate airport" rather than YHZ or elsewhere? It would have sucked if the 2nd engine had an "auto roll back issue" over the Gulf of Maine. It’s nearest suitable, not nearest...

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by zeke
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Don’t care what it has, that is what the crew told atc

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by zeke
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

So what?! You fly an RNAV approach, or a Non-precision VOR or even NDB. If wx below the minima for such approaches you declare a PanPan and write a safety report after landing. A total non-event being blown-up for sensationalism. This kind of situation happens daily multiple times. You are missing ...

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by zeke
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why, after leaving the airports, have to lower the power of the ge engines of the a330?
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

Re: why, after leaving the airports, have to lower the power of the ge engines of the a330?

Not only the reduction to CLB thrust would be local noise abatement issues. Actually the opposite, leaving takeoff thrust longer and delaying flap retraction improves the noise footprint as the aircraft makes the steepest climb angle. Reduce thrust early and accelerate for flaps keeps the aircraft ...

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by zeke
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 78
Views: 14157

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

Got to be one of the worst kept “secrets” in industry. Been talked about for some time with EY crew already going over to EK.

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by zeke
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

They told ATC they didn’t have ILS indications

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by zeke
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340 Takeoff Performance Calculations
Replies: 17
Views: 1494

Re: A340 Takeoff Performance Calculations

Prehaps you are not looking

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by zeke
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Saying Boeing can’t figute it out is very incorrect. For one, the AIMS cabinet has through-put limitations. It also comes down to a business decision of what Boeing and the customers can afford. The same receiver as on the 777 is also on other Boeing and Airbus aircraft which uses the GLS capabilit...

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by zeke
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

The ILS receiver is also the GPS receiver , one unit called a multi mode receiver. Same on basically all airliners these days. The multi mode receiver that is in the 777 is also capable of GLS. It appears Boeing has not worked out how to incorporate that into its software yet.

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by zeke
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Pilots Indicted for lying on FAA medical application
Replies: 15
Views: 2757

Re: Airline Pilots Indicted for lying on FAA medical applicatiom

More concerning for me is how big brother data matching of confidential medical data between two unrelated federal bodies is allowed,to happen.

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by zeke
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Regardless of whether an emergency was declared by the flight crew, it was obviously treated as such because the emergency equipment was deployed. Good thing .. even if thankfully it was not needed. No, ATC can activate local standby it does not infer an emergency exists. I've used LNAV/VNAV many t...

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by zeke
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus FBW flight control laws - recovery from ALT to NORM?
Replies: 10
Views: 720

Re: Airbus FBW flight control laws - recovery from ALT to NORM?

DL777200LR wrote:
Once you go into direct law however, the plane can only return to abnormal during the same flight and back to normal after landing/maintenance if the problem is no longer present.


That very well depends on the aircraft, A320CEO is different to A320NEO which is different to the widebodies.

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by zeke
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 14360

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

N1011 wrote:
Fuel saving measure?????


Could afford to buy another letter, bought too many vowels!

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by zeke
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Well, no, one can’t fly an ILS as an LNAV/VNAV approach, but seeing the landed on KEWR 04R and 04R doesn’t have an LNAV/VNAV approach (only 04L does); they did something different. They did MSAW warning, so maybe it was something “inventive”. 04R does have a GLS approach, if they fly those. Yes, Ze...

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by zeke
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 19266

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

Just a couple of AD's from EASA over the years relating to the XWB. 15/4/16 - ...Thrust Reverser Actuation system replacement... 30/5/17 - cracking on several intermediate pressure turbine stage 2 locking plates.. 21/12/16 - .... a certain population of compressor case support pins and hollow dowel...

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by zeke
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

No international carriers are required to operate under both the rules of the state of registration, also the rules of the airspace they are operating in. For example you would need an FAA autoland authorisation in the Part 129 ops spec to conduct an autoland for a particular type in the FAA jurisdi...

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by zeke
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

As far as I know, that isn’t the jurisdiction of the FAA. This would fall under the ministry of civil aviation in India. I am not aware of any FAA regulation covering what equipment is used by foreign operators on an approach as long as they fly the approach. All foreign airlines operate under a FA...

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by zeke
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Where was it said they flew an ILS using LNAV/VNAV procedure? I gathered they flew to KEWR where the weather was sufficient to fly on the several LNAV/VNAV or LPV approaches. GF On the ATC conversation, ATC cleared them for the ILS they told ATC they had no ILS indications and were going to fly it ...

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by zeke
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

The bottom line to me is that while I completely understand that this is the kind of thing that pilots are paid to deal with on a somewhat-regular basis, it's not completely-inappropriate to refer generally to the situation as an "emergency". The ceaseless nitpicky calling-out of particip...

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by zeke
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Never heard anyone say it was an emergency You're better than this, Zeke. Really. Nothing would indicate it was an emergency, crew did not declare one, fuel state was fine. Pilots deal with loss of functionality all the time, a lot of times this is due to ground equipment being under maintenance. T...

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by zeke
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

I’m not aware of this condition either. It would be all over the Safety Review Process if it were. Not sure what the quick reset would be. The 787 has Common Core System Reset switches, but not aware that the 777 has something similar. Cycling circuit breakers in flight is not a good idea or condon...

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by zeke
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72
Replies: 27
Views: 1535

Re: Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72

PlymSpotter, It is highly amusing to read the backflips in your posts, you have gone from water that is too deep, now to water that is too shallow that it requires dredging. The construction techniques would be planned for after a survey, and then design was made. Where to site a runway can only be ...

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by zeke
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72
Replies: 27
Views: 1535

Re: Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72

It isn’t all deep water, there is a number of locations that have less than 10 m depths. For example between Minamijima Island and Chichijima Island. https://i0.wp.com/tabijikan.com/kys/lang/en/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/20150810-462-1.jpg In terms of prefabricated decks being transported by surface...

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by zeke
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72
Replies: 27
Views: 1535

Re: Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72

They are directly comparable, engineers can vary how piles are constructed for the site.

The choice of the piles was not driven by design, it is driven by cost.

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by zeke
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

And one more question for the professional pilots or experts. The ATC asks, "ILS is out of service on both sides of the airplane"? I didn't know there were two ILS systems and that they were on the opposite sides of the plane! Is that true? Two ILS receivers onboard the aircraft, not in o...

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by zeke
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the most economical GA aircraft??????
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: What is the most economical GA aircraft??????

Terry over at Island Aero in Sidney has a Wilga 2000 for sake. Be about one of the best stol aircraft around.

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by zeke
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus FBW flight control laws - recovery from ALT to NORM?
Replies: 10
Views: 720

Re: Airbus FBW flight control laws - recovery from ALT to NORM?

Yes, you can go back into normal law again. The reason it will degrade to alternate or direct is based upon a condition, if that condition no longer exists it is possible to go back to normal law. The easiest example would be abnormal attitude law, once no longer in an abnormal attitude, you will re...

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by zeke
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72
Replies: 27
Views: 1535

Re: Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72

Engineering wise it is not that complicated, it has been done before, eg Madeira Airport https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8qVaHsNJtXk/WX78C3eufiI/AAAAAAAANhQ/Z-OK-lpIFKQieD9NR1NgrjFj8iI0FBKpQCLcBGAs/s1600/DSC00459.jpg Thaey are proposing this sort of technology for Agatti Airport as well.

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by zeke
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Never heard anyone say it was an emergency

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by zeke
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

BravoOne wrote:

My comments should have used the term RNAV (GPS) in lieu of LNAV-VNAV but know what I meant anyway. There is an ILS Antenna Non normal checklist and it sounds as if this could have been an issue??


Not sure if that would be available, the ILS/GPS/GLS tends to be the same LRU these days.

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by zeke
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why, after leaving the airports, have to lower the power of the ge engines of the a330?
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

Re: why, after leaving the airports, have to lower the power of the ge engines of the a330?

The 10 minutes is not an aircraft limit, it is an engine limit covered in the TCDS, eg from the GE90 TCDS “The normal 5 minute takeoff time limit may be extended to 10 minutes in the event of one engine inoperative.” How Boeing commercially passes that onto the customer is another matter all together.

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by zeke
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8257

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

hz747300 wrote:
To be fair, our HK CEO said coming in today was optional. It was not a big strain for me so I figured why not. I'm in Shenzhen tomorrow and off to Singapore on Wednesday so it would be my only day in the office this week.


Nice CEO, taxi drivers are asking $1000 a trip to get people to work.

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by zeke
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72
Replies: 27
Views: 1535

Re: Any aircraft with similar STOL characteristics and passenger capacity as the An-72

Sorry you are wrong, the whole area around the runway surface does not need the same load bearing capacity as the runway itself, nor is it required to be the dimensions you stated Piles do not need to be 10 m apart, the weight of these smaller aircraft is lighter that normal vehicle traffic design e...

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by zeke
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Another question might be why alternates were picked that were so close together that they could be expected to have the same weather/ceilings as JFK. At least the fuel required to fly to the alternate after a missed approach would be/was very low. Probably the forecast they were working off which ...

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by zeke
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 777-300ER in ORD w/out Titles
Replies: 12
Views: 4085

Re: CX 777-300ER in ORD w/out Titles

Maybe returned to lessor ?

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by zeke
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Pilot Amazing saves passengers lives during typhoon"
Replies: 12
Views: 4369

Re: "Pilot Amazing saves passengers lives during typhoon"

It is fake

Dragon Air flies A320s

The evacuation shown in it was the recent Capital Airlines flight JD5759 on August 28.

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by zeke
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22400

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Says the pilot who’s never done a PAR to 100-1/4. GF We are banned from doing them in normal operations. Mind you if fuel was getting low touching down somewhere in the runway environment would be the best option. The dangers of what they elected to do could be best seen in the Turkish A330 into KT...

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