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by stillageek
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Closed Airport Terminals
Replies: 59
Views: 14015

Closed Airport Terminals

KCVG has a fairly good sized abandoned concourse....even the Jepp chart states is permanently closed....kinda sad

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by stillageek
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAG: American Eagle(MQ) Not For Sale
Replies: 132
Views: 17177

RE: AAG: American Eagle(MQ) Not For Sale

Things are going to get ugly at Eagle. Pilots are being forced to fly sick or pay for a hotel room...they can no longer travel as a passenger home to get well. <acronym title="Fortaleza - Pinto Martins (FOR / SBFZ), Brazil">FOR</acronym> IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2013 Fellow Eagle Pilots: It ha...

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by stillageek
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAG: American Eagle(MQ) Not For Sale
Replies: 132
Views: 17177

RE: AAG: American Eagle(MQ) Not For Sale

The proposal December 20, 2013 Message from the Chairman Fellow Eagle Pilots: Yesterday we received a formal proposal from Eagle Management regarding the placement of large RJs on our property in exchange for additional concessions to achieve the company’s structure objectives. The proposal is exten...

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by stillageek
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quite The Story: SGU Closed After Incident W Plane
Replies: 80
Views: 21241

RE: Quite The Story: SGU Closed After Incident W Plane

<a href="http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top_stories/story/UPDATE-Man-tried-to-steal-Sky-West-plane/pVXSNLRCo0i-6lGyj_rEjQ.cspx?rss=20" target="_blank">http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top...pVXSNLRCo0i-6lGyj_rEjQ.cspx?rss=20</a> Allegedly a Skywest Pilot who had a really bad day was the one found ...

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by stillageek
Fri May 04, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMR Bankruptcy Court Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 49943

RE: AMR Bankruptcy Court Thread

Those 18 planes haven't been in revenue service in years. They are currently parked out in the desert at KIGM.

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by stillageek
Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Pilots Will AA Lose This Month?
Replies: 63
Views: 13769

RE: How Many Pilots Will AA Lose This Month?

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by stillageek
Sun May 24, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Full Flap Landings
Replies: 67
Views: 14103

RE: Full Flap Landings

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by stillageek
Sun May 24, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Full Flap Landings
Replies: 67
Views: 14103

RE: Full Flap Landings

On the CRJ700 we always use Flaps 45 for landing...every landing...every runway...every condition. On the ERJ's at my airline they are approved for reduced flap landings...I think they can land at flaps 22 instead of 45.

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by stillageek
Sat May 16, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Automatic Spoilers
Replies: 9
Views: 9709

RE: Automatic Spoilers

For the CRJ700 (likely all CRJs but I only fly the 700), as long as ground spoilers are set to Auto, once three parameters are met the spoilers deploy. I believe its radar altimeter under 7 feet, wheel speed more than 16 knots and thrust levers at idle. It's a safety feature that can really botch an...

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by stillageek
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recorded Announcements
Replies: 27
Views: 7740

RE: Recorded Announcements

My airline uses them. Makes sense on a 50 seat jet with one <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> (a lot to do). With the 70 seaters though....it just makes the job easier. I have noticed the more senior <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>'s will still do it "the old fa...

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by stillageek
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Carry-On Baggage Rules - Are They Being Enforced?
Replies: 3
Views: 5963

RE: Carry-On Baggage Rules - Are They Being Enforc

At the airline I fly for (and the mainline I feed) passengers are not following the carry on bag size. I fly the CRJ700 which has smaller overhead bins than mainline. Many passengers "carry on" bags would not fit on mainline much less a CRJ. Most carry on bags at my airline are gate checked so even ...

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by stillageek
Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPS Versus VOR
Replies: 34
Views: 9001

RE: GPS Versus VOR

On the CRJ700 where I work both FMS units can be deferred. I flew 4 legs one day with just VOR's in and out of Chicago. I know our fuel burn was higher as well as the workload. We had to actually think that day! All the technology in planes today has made pilots a systems monitor for most of the fli...

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by stillageek
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Easy Is It For Pilots To Pick Routes They Want
Replies: 29
Views: 6888

RE: How Easy Is It For Pilots To Pick Routes They Want

Schedules at airlines are all based on Seniority. The better the schedule/overnights/days off...the more senior the pilot that generally gets it. I don't think any airlines are based out of <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> so t...

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by stillageek
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wanna Be A Pilot, Is It Too Late For Me?
Replies: 36
Views: 21509

RE: Wanna Be A Pilot, Is It Too Late For Me?

I'm a little younger, 31, but I started flying at 29. I am now at a major regional (is that an oxymoron?) airline and am happy. I have a degree and spent 8 years in <acronym title="Kingfisher Airlines (India) AND Irtysh-Avia (Kazakhstan)">IT</acronym>. After fixing computers and kiosk for NCR for ye...

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by stillageek
Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Fishtailing" Feeling In ERJ-145 On Approach
Replies: 25
Views: 10073

RE: "Fishtailing" Feeling In ERJ-145 On Approach

Must be an ERJism. The CRJ keeps the yaw damper on the entire flight. When I adjust for crosswinds there are no issues with the yaw damper. I believe the steering provided by the rudders is only 8 degrees....maybe much less than the ERJ?

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by stillageek
Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Embraer Taxi Noise And Bumps
Replies: 12
Views: 4294

RE: Embraer Taxi Noise And Bumps

The 145s I've been on (All American Eagles) creak and moan during Taxi. The CRJ-700 at Eagle is much quieter. I think the creaking might be to the substructure of the ERJ which is the main source of rigidity. The skin of the ERJ is just a skin that's kinda hung on the inner structure. The CRJ (and m...

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by stillageek
Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ Takeoff Question
Replies: 50
Views: 15383

RE: CRJ Takeoff Question

I've only flown the CRJ700 but I have jumpseated in MD80s, ERJ145s and 737s. The CRJ IMHO is more comfy than the MD80 and the ERJ145. The 80 is more airy, but equipment and readouts all over the place making for a busy cockpit. The ERJ is cramped and not ergonomic at all. The 737 is very roomy and c...

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by stillageek
Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest City Pair By Jet?
Replies: 95
Views: 13134

RE: Shortest City Pair By Jet?

Well starting this fall you can fly <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Waco - Regional (ACT / KACT), USA - Texas">ACT</acronym> on a ERJ! It's about 89 miles. Saabs do the job right now and I have seen them flying at 4000 feet...

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by stillageek
Thu May 03, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Chooses Pinnacle To Operate CRJ900
Replies: 48
Views: 6431

RE: DL Chooses Pinnacle To Operate CRJ900

Actually Skywest did lower mins for ATP instructors/grads. Mins down to 850/100. On the Pinnacle note...they have hired guys as low as 300 hours who have had ATP's CRJ training. I am working my way to American Eagle.....but I am in no hurry. I am going to instruct and study up until I know I will be...

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by stillageek
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hail At DFW?
Replies: 36
Views: 5214

RE: Hail At DFW?

[img]http://www.airliners.net/uf/view.file?id=536924161&filename=11765113680WE62d.jpg[img] I live 5 miles <acronym title="Air Namibia">SW</acronym> of <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> airport. I got golf ball sized hail at my house...quite ...

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by stillageek
Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Airlines Versus Airlines(better To Work 4
Replies: 10
Views: 5223

RE: Regional Airlines Versus Airlines(better To Work 4

American Eagle does NOT pay the least. Check airlinepilotcentral.com they have a pay scales and an easy slide tool to see just how much you can make. I have never heard of airlines caring about <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym> or <acronym title="British Airways">BA</ac...

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by stillageek
Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Men Survive Plane Belly Landing (VIDEO)
Replies: 34
Views: 11275

RE: Two Men Survive Plane Belly Landing (VIDEO)

I am a Instrument pilot working on my Commercial at GKY. The flight school that owns the plane is one of the more "questionable" schools at the airport. This is not their first gear up landing. The planes have had engine failures in the pattern and are known for leaving the gear down while doing pat...

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