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by JETPILOT
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Project Tailhook
Replies: 18
Views: 4924

RE: Project Tailhook

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ptrjong" class="quote" target="_blank">ptrjong</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>There was a short news item on Dutch ...

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by JETPILOT
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Steering The Main Landing Gear
Replies: 37
Views: 17279

RE: Steering The Main Landing Gear

All operators that I know of did away with the castoring bogey mechanism on the DC-8 and just dealt with the tire scrubbing and reduced tire life. I flew for an airline that had DC-8's from many operators and the bogies were all locked to reduce maintenance costs. Boeing Electric Inc. Vs. Douglas Ca...

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by JETPILOT
Thu May 03, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Endangered Jetliner List - Extinct?
Replies: 111
Views: 13228

RE: Endangered Jetliner List - Extinct?

Extinct Addition....

DC-8

I don't know why you aren't counting freighters.

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by JETPILOT
Wed May 02, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Split Rudder On B787?
Replies: 19
Views: 8214

RE: No Split Rudder On B787?

That's true... I forgot about the STBY Rudder Pump .

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by JETPILOT
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Split Rudder On B787?
Replies: 19
Views: 8214

RE: No Split Rudder On B787?

The 737 rudder doesn't have manual reversion. If the PCU fails or you lose hydraulic pressure you have no rudder.

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by JETPILOT
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Split Rudder On B787?
Replies: 19
Views: 8214

RE: No Split Rudder On B787?

A split rudder is powered by two different hydraulic systems for redundancy. On the 727 for example the upper rudder is powered by B system electric pumps and the lower rudder is powered by A system pumps which gets their power from the engine driven pumps. If you lose either A or B system you still...

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by JETPILOT
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern Touring Piston Twin
Replies: 36
Views: 12519

RE: Modern Touring Piston Twin

Look into the Piper Malibu/Mirage series of cabin class singles. They are pressurized, fast, and comfortable. Only one engine to worry about concerning maintenance costs. You can get older ones for between $200-300K.

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by JETPILOT
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Is Fueling Planned?
Replies: 19
Views: 3843

RE: How Is Fueling Planned?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zeke" class="quote" target="_blank">zeke</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Only if you are a US carrier, even then the actu...

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by JETPILOT
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Is Fueling Planned?
Replies: 19
Views: 3843

RE: How Is Fueling Planned?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Harmonium" class="quote" target="_blank">Harmonium</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Jetpilot: Thanks for your response. I fo...

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by JETPILOT
Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Is Fueling Planned?
Replies: 19
Views: 3843

RE: How Is Fueling Planned?

The fuel you carry is determined by federal regulation, the availability and price of fuel where you are going, your cargo load, the aircraft Max Gross Takeoff Weight (MGTOW), the <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodia)">TO</acronym> runway length, the second segment climb the weather at the d...

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by JETPILOT
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Jet Blast Vs Girl - Ouch
Replies: 303
Views: 41420

RE: Video: Jet Blast Vs Girl - Ouch

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/raffik" class="quote" target="_blank">raffik</a> (<a href="#248" class="quote">Reply 248</a>):<br/><i>Yes, the pilots should have started their ...

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by JETPILOT
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Jet Blast Vs Girl - Ouch
Replies: 303
Views: 41420

RE: Video: Jet Blast Vs Girl - Ouch

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/longhauler" class="quote" target="_blank">longhauler</a> (<a href="#126" class="quote">Reply 126</a>):<br/><i>I pulled up the NOTAMS for TNCM/<a...

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by JETPILOT
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Jet Blast Vs Girl - Ouch
Replies: 303
Views: 41420

RE: Video: Jet Blast Vs Girl - Ouch

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/GQfluffy" class="quote" target="_blank">GQfluffy</a> (<a href="#135" class="quote">Reply 135</a>):<br/><i>SOP, what some of the want to be pilot...

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by JETPILOT
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Jet Blast Vs Girl - Ouch
Replies: 303
Views: 41420

RE: Video: Jet Blast Vs Girl - Ouch

Actually..... I made a mistake it's not a displaced threshold. It's even worse. I checked the video again. It's a blast pad marked with yellow chevrons. The yellow chevrons indicate that it's not for use for any reason. It's actually there to give a buffer zone to whatever is behind the jet from the...

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by JETPILOT
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Jet Blast Vs Girl - Ouch
Replies: 303
Views: 41420

RE: Video: Jet Blast Vs Girl - Ouch

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Max+Q" class="quote" target="_blank">Max Q</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i>Not so sure he won't get in trouble. I hope he...

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by JETPILOT
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Jet Blast Vs Girl - Ouch
Replies: 303
Views: 41420

RE: Video: Jet Blast Vs Girl - Ouch

He won't get in trouble for hurting the girl. I mean it's clearly marked "DANGER JET BLAST" But he could get violated from the FAA for not using Jetblue standard operating procedures. The captain is responsible for operating the aircraft according to the company procedures or the FAA regs whichever ...

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by JETPILOT
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Career Guidance for HS student?
Replies: 24
Views: 4050

RE: Aviation Career Guidance For HS Student?

When I graduated <acronym title="Highland Air (Sweden)">HS</acronym> I went to Flight Safety and got my commercial instrument multi engine certs. I went to University of North Dakota and quit after a year. I got a job offer as a flight engineer on the DC8 and took it. I worked my way up. I'm now 41 ...

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by JETPILOT
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Jet Blast Vs Girl - Ouch
Replies: 303
Views: 41420

RE: Video: Jet Blast Vs Girl - Ouch

The Jetblue captain decided to use the displaced threshold to take off from which according to regs is not to be used for takeoffs and landings. He also went to <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodia)">TO</acronym> power while still holding the brakes which is not SOP. He did it to give the pe...

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by JETPILOT
Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question On Engine Fire?
Replies: 16
Views: 4602

Question On Engine Fire?

When engines light on fire it's in the nacelle. The continuous loop detectors that sense a build up of heat are located in the nacelle. The extinguishing agents are also fired into the nacelle and not actually into the engine. Usually it's the accessory gear case or a leaking fuel/oil line that catc...

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by JETPILOT
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Snake...Good Or Bad For The Ramp?
Replies: 18
Views: 13626

RE: Ramp Snake...Good Or Bad For The Ramp?

Looks like something that will be broken all the time parked in a corner waiting for parts.

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by JETPILOT
Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Demise Of The Beech 1900 In The US
Replies: 21
Views: 20426

RE: The Demise Of The Beech 1900 In The US

By 2003 all B1900D's operated under scheduled service were already under 121 regs. Going way back to 1997.

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by JETPILOT
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newsweek Daily Beast Article - Is The Boeing 737 Unsafe?
Replies: 85
Views: 29477

Newsweek Daily Beast Article - Is The Boeing 737 Unsafe?

If we knew everything about aircraft structures and could foresee how they would react in the real world then we wouldn't need inspections. But since we can't predict the future we have mandatory inspections to catch things such as corrosion and skin cracks. It's interesting that the author states t...

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by JETPILOT
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JT8D 1.4 EPR Check On T/O
Replies: 6
Views: 4388

RE: JT8D 1.4 EPR Check On T/O

The reason for the 1.4 EPR check is to check that the interstage bleed valves close. When you advance the throttles to 1.4 EPR you wait to see the needles jump up indicating the bleed valves are closed. If the IBV fails to close and you advance the throttles any further you will get a <acronym title...

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by JETPILOT
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Flight Engineer Today
Replies: 17
Views: 6873

RE: The Flight Engineer Today

As stated you don't need to have an airman certificate to get a <acronym title="Royal Khmer Airlines (Cambodia)">FE</acronym> license. In addition you don't even have to be a mechanic. Anyone completing an approved 142 training course and passes the FAA checkride can become a flight engineer. We had...

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by JETPILOT
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Climbing Too High, What Happens?
Replies: 24
Views: 12782

RE: Climbing Too High, What Happens?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Roseflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">Roseflyer</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>A 747 will not reach the coffin corner.<...

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by JETPILOT
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports With Worst Runway Condition In The World
Replies: 16
Views: 9441

RE: Airports With Worst Runway Condition In The World

Guatemal City has a pretty bad runway. It sloped downhill, the TDZ is covered with rubber. It's always raining there and there is slimy mold on top of the rubber. The far end of the runway has a cliff. Three planes in the last 15 years or so have gone off the end of the runway and through the houses...

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by JETPILOT
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MOCA, When To Use?
Replies: 13
Views: 15792

RE: MOCA, When To Use?

In case of comm failure you fly the MOCA, MEA or last assinged whichever is higher.

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by JETPILOT
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CO 727 Take Off Video,whats Happening?
Replies: 39
Views: 15124

RE: CO 727 Take Off Video,whats Happening?

Some 727's had flaps settings of 0,2,5,15,20,25,30,40. I flew 727's in many different airline configurations but never flew one with flaps 20. Does anyone know who ordered the 727 with a flap 20 detent? <a href="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/1/7/6/0153671.jpg" target="_blank"><...

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by JETPILOT
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When The 727 Was The Backbone Of The Fleets
Replies: 71
Views: 11399

When The 727 Was The Backbone Of The Fleets

The 727 was the best plane I ever flew. A pilots dream. I wish I could go back to it.

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by JETPILOT
Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Crew Have To Stay In A Hotel On Layovers?
Replies: 27
Views: 6418

RE: Do Crew Have To Stay In A Hotel On Layovers?

When I flew For BAX Global and flew <acronym title="Toledo - Express (TOL / KTOL), USA - Ohio">TOL</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> I went home every night. I told the director of operations that I was going to ...

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by JETPILOT
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Less Than 50 Seat RJ's Going Way Of The Dinosaur?
Replies: 57
Views: 15695

Less Than 50 Seat RJ's Going Way Of The Dinosaur?

They are getting rid of the turboprops too.

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by JETPILOT
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Aircraft Still Use Hydraulics?
Replies: 31
Views: 26980

RE: Why Do Aircraft Still Use Hydraulics?

I think a combination of electric servos and manual reversion tabs could be a plausible solution to do away with a hydraulic system except in the case of the LG.

[Edited 2011-11-25 16:27:13]

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by JETPILOT
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Less Than 50 Seat RJ's Going Way Of The Dinosaur?
Replies: 57
Views: 15695

Less Than 50 Seat RJ's Going Way Of The Dinosaur?

How many planes are we talking about being scrapped. Thousands? What's going to replace them. CRJ700/900/1000 and the like? <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/airlines-cut-small-jets-fuel-prices-soar-161057500.html" target="_blank">http://news.yahoo.com/airlines-cut-s...ts-fuel-prices-soar-161057500.htm...

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by JETPILOT
Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Effects Of Takeoff Stabilizer Trim Setting
Replies: 16
Views: 9950

RE: Effects Of Takeoff Stabilizer Trim Setting

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aerotech777" class="quote" target="_blank">aerotech777</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>"Stabilizer trim setting vari...

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by JETPILOT
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Ram Air Instead Of Bleed Air To The Cabin?
Replies: 10
Views: 8870

RE: Why Not Ram Air Instead Of Bleed Air To The Cabin?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/titanmiller" class="quote" target="_blank">titanmiller</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Yes... bl...

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by JETPILOT
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Handwritten 4 Letters In DL 763 Flight Deck
Replies: 26
Views: 6487

RE: Handwritten 4 Letters In DL 763 Flight Deck

SELCAL stands for Selective Calling for those not in the know.

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by JETPILOT
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Ram Air Instead Of Bleed Air To The Cabin?
Replies: 10
Views: 8870

RE: Why Not Ram Air Instead Of Bleed Air To The Cabin?

The DC8 used packs located in the nose to pressurize the cabin. Even though the air inlets were located in the chin it still needed turbocompressors to pressure the aircraft. You can't rely on ram air for pressurization because of the varying speed of the aircraft. Also if one of the two packs in th...

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by JETPILOT
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Long Is The Lifespan Expected For A380/B787
Replies: 24
Views: 28766

RE: How Long Is The Lifespan Expected For A380/B787

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/trigged" class="quote" target="_blank">trigged</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>With the re-engine program of the <acronym...

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by JETPILOT
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reduced Versus Full Takeoff Thrust
Replies: 33
Views: 9575

RE: Reduced Versus Full Takeoff Thrust

We use full thrust whenever,,,,, Snow/slush/standing water is present on the runway Anytime there is a tailwind Crosswind over 12 knots Anytime wing/engine anti ice is in use When climb power is higher than reduced power When there is an unbalanced field length Anti-skid is INOP Windshear is reporte...

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by JETPILOT
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots, Favourite Aircraft You Have Not Flown?
Replies: 26
Views: 5052

RE: Pilots, Favourite Aircraft You Have Not Flown?

I flew both already.... the 727 and the DC8. DC8 was a bit disappointing. The 727 was magic. I don't wish to fly anything with any more automation than the 727. No FMS. No Autothrottles. Steam gauges. That's the way I like it. Flying a 747 -100/200 would be cool.

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by JETPILOT
Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Depressurisation As Fire Extinguisher?
Replies: 18
Views: 8485

RE: Depressurisation As Fire Extinguisher?

It's easy to depressurize an aircraft. Just turn the bleeds off supplying pressurized air.

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by JETPILOT
Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta MD-88 Compressor Stall In Flight
Replies: 13
Views: 10722

RE: Delta MD-88 Compressor Stall In Flight

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mrskyguy" class="quote" target="_blank">mrskyguy</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>That's very interesting. How much was the ...

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by JETPILOT
Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta MD-88 Compressor Stall In Flight
Replies: 13
Views: 10722

RE: Delta MD-88 Compressor Stall In Flight

The JT8D is pretty much immune from damage from compressor stalls. It's bullet proof. No true about engines with variable compressor blades. I never had an issue with a JT8D after compressor stalling. We would check the engine parameters and if all was well keep going. One takeoff in the 727 we woul...

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by JETPILOT
Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Allow Pax To Fly On A Cargo Plane
Replies: 51
Views: 24191

RE: Airlines Allow Pax To Fly On A Cargo Plane

I used to jumpseat in the back of freighters all the time. It sucks! It's cold, and loud, and you're staring at a 9G net. The lights are always on 100% full bright. There are no windows to look out. I rode in the cockpit in the uncomfortable jumpseats every opportunity I got. It was way too boring b...

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by JETPILOT
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines Lowering Minimums With Saturated Market?
Replies: 28
Views: 9016

RE: Airlines Lowering Minimums With Saturated Market?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Flighty" class="quote" target="_blank">Flighty</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>I don't know, an owner-pilot of a King Air...

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by JETPILOT
Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines Lowering Minimums With Saturated Market?
Replies: 28
Views: 9016

RE: Airlines Lowering Minimums With Saturated Market?

<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="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>And then you're assuming that th...

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by JETPILOT
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines Lowering Minimums With Saturated Market?
Replies: 28
Views: 9016

RE: Airlines Lowering Minimums With Saturated Market?

We'll you answered your own question didn't you. The 350 has a MGTOW over 12.500 lbs. That's why you would need one.

So assuming the King air is other than the 350 there is no way he could get insurance coverage to fly a King Air with 15 multi time.

[Edited 2011-07-01 15:43:23]

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by JETPILOT
Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Deviation Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 4533

RE: Pilot Deviation Questions

ATC doesn't have to give you the route you filed. Most of the time they will give you the preferred routing.

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by JETPILOT
Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines Lowering Minimums With Saturated Market?
Replies: 28
Views: 9016

RE: Airlines Lowering Minimums With Saturated Market?

I got an FO seat in a DC8 in 1997 with 310 <acronym title="Air Lithuania">TT</acronym> and 100 multi. I know several guys like me hired at my airline and others with low time. But having only 15 hours of multi I have never heard of. Even if yo uare low time you still have to pass the same training e...

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by JETPILOT
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines Lowering Minimums With Saturated Market?
Replies: 28
Views: 9016

RE: Airlines Lowering Minimums With Saturated Market?

I don't believe someone got hired at a regional with 15 multi. You sure this guy isn't lying?

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