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by FlyHossD
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4202
Views: 613813

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

It is disappointing that IAH wouldn’t see some capacity growth with high loads. WN just announced a ton of new routes from HOU which could cut in if UA doesn’t do a little more. Would love to see GRR and RIC come back and one more bank of flights. Did IAH, UA and the TSA finish the baggage system u...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?
Replies: 61
Views: 8959

Re: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?

sjones1975 wrote:
FlyHossD wrote:
So as not to get another post deleted as not on topic, I won't tell a story or two about such ferry flights.


Oh come on, that kind of stuff from pilots and industry insiders is what makes this site interesting!


But's it's also apparently what offends at least a few...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?
Replies: 61
Views: 8959

Re: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?

With favorable winds, 737s have been delivered non-stop from Seattle to Europe. Something like a CRJ shouldn't have an issue getting across from Montreal, either with a stop in the Maritimes or in Iceland or maybe non-stop. Going West, something like an ATR will probably have to stop somewhere, but...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4202
Views: 613813

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Regarding Willis Tower, why are they trying to sell Elk Grove and break the Willis lease at the same time? Would they not want to move back to Elk Grove? Where else would they want to go, another suburban campus outside Chicago? The rumors I heard were that UA doesn't plan on leaving the Willis tow...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4202
Views: 613813

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Here are a few updates out today October 8, 2020... Holidays: Thanksgiving is a bust and our November schedule especially our Thanksgiving (Wednesday through Sunday) schedule reflects this reality. United was holding out hope for a huge spike in demand over the Thanksgiving travel period but we jus...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4202
Views: 613813

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

jayunited wrote:
...And with the November schedule DEN will overtake ORD again as UA's largest hub.


Remember that during the Smisek era, the consultants were recommending closing IAD and/or DEN? How's that looking now?

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by FlyHossD
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1078
Views: 105977

Re: WN starting service to MTJ (Montrose/Telluride, CO) eff. 12/19/2020

Have to imagine JAC, BZN, maybe even EGE are coming shortly in terms of adds from DEN - then again, I would’ve put those far ahead of MTJ. Delta recently pulled out of both MTJ and HDN so WN may have seen more opportunity there. Delta and the other big guys are all still at JAC, BZN and EGE. Surpri...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4202
Views: 613813

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Not sure if this allowed but is UA on the SFO-->PVG flight allowed to reserve some J class seats for pilots who will pilot the return flight from PVG-->SFO on the next rotation so no crew is staying overnight in PVG? It could also be UA being optimistic that PVG (and other places) will loosen crew ...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4202
Views: 613813

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

The question becomes who will be getting on these planes. Certainly no businesses will be authorizing trips for its workers anytime soon, nor do I see many people jumpiing at the chance to go to China for pleasure, so I imagine this is mostly for foreign nationals. Seems like I read on this blog th...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What were the routes of the Boeing 747-400 Northwest Airlines before the merger with Delta?
Replies: 22
Views: 2955

Re: What were the routes of the Boeing 747-400 Northwest Airlines before the merger with Delta?

DTWLAX wrote:
You can add the following that I know of:
DTW-AMS
DTW-NGO
AMS-BOM


IIRC, NW added MNL to the DTW-NGO routing. So the return was MNL-NGO-DTW; I used the NGO-DTW flight 5 or 6 times getting home.

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by FlyHossD
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demographics of GA aircraft owners
Replies: 43
Views: 5904

Re: Demographics of GA aircraft owners

My best friend since childhood was always interested in aviation. Yet he never pulled the trigger on learning to fly or buying an airplane due to the cost. However, his boat, truck or camping trailer (he has all 3) are each about the budget I'd spend for a personal plane. But none of those thing co...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific DC10 order
Replies: 32
Views: 7750

Re: Cathay Pacific DC10 order

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
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Very nice - well done, actually.

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by FlyHossD
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demographics of GA aircraft owners
Replies: 43
Views: 5904

Re: Demographics of GA aircraft owners

Most GA pilots I know don't buy brand new planes, rather they either partner, build or go for planes that cost about the same as a new boat or car. The only ones that I know who've purchased new aircraft had businesses to support them and took advantage of the tax savings opportunities. My best frie...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does MESA really deserve its "bad" reputation
Replies: 53
Views: 5414

Re: Does MESA really deserve its "bad" reputation

I have been a MESA FA for just over a year. This is a second career and I absolutely LOVE it! I am disheartened when I read all of the negative comments. Although fairly new, I have worked with many crews and the VAST MAJORITY have been very hard working and professional. Our maintenance issues hav...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The weirdest sim check scenario?
Replies: 27
Views: 3041

Re: The weirdest sim check scenario?

An actual flight that lead to an interesting comment by a FAA Air Safety Inspector (ASI). Flying 4 legs; HUB-ONE-TWO-ONE-HUB. On the first leg, we had a FAA ASI in the jumpseat. With the destination weather reported as something like 600 OVC and 1 mile vis in rain, we began the ILS/DME to the main r...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Boeing 737-800
Replies: 49
Views: 8416

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

PANAMsterdam wrote:

...Still one of the best liveries out there.


Agreed. I might have chosen to delete the word "Airlines" from the name, though.

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by FlyHossD
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4202
Views: 613813

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

So the October schedule update will include effects of layoffs, regional flying changes, and future bookings. Purely anecdotal, but it seems like load factors are spitting and sputtering from nearly full to ghost town. But that's better than all ghost town. It also seems upgrade lists are growing i...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit
Replies: 62
Views: 10392

Re: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit

The 737 has hydraulic exit doors that open upward (as opposed to removable plug doors) That wasn't always the case, was it? Didn't it used to be that the windows opened inward and you were meant to rest the window on the seat while you made your way out? Strikes me as a rotten idea, given the chaos...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long do ailines keep their passenger manifests?
Replies: 30
Views: 2236

Re: How long do ailines keep their passenger manifests?

In the US, airlines are required to keep manifests for a period of 3 months after the flight, in accordance with 121.693 and 121.695. That's my recollection, too, although that was from years ago. What we actually did though, was different. Way back then, we kept records by date, so when we passed ...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Calling all Non-pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 2525

Re: Calling all Non-pilots

TWA772LR - Based on the comments in your post, I'd look into becoming a dispatcher.

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by FlyHossD
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 140
Views: 17017

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

So why exactly have the DL pilots not withdrawn their service? DL at present is only a domestic carrier, so all activity would stop. I can understand the pilots giving a break after the first break, but multiple and wining arbitration and they are still working? I guess the bonus program bought a l...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 140
Views: 17017

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

It's not like Delta wasn't actively trying to get the JV scope flying under control before the pandemic. From attempting to buy LATAM's A350s to use for those South America routes in the short term, and inhering their A350 order book. The 777 likely would have still been flying as well. Now they wi...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways 777 unusual (wrong go around?) landing at EHAM
Replies: 48
Views: 10039

Re: Kuwait Airways 777 unusual (wrong go around?) landing at EHAM

Don't know if this was posted before. But here is a what unusual landing of a 777 of Kuwait Airways this weekend at Schiphol. If you ask me i think it is a go around but due to not enough lift they eventually land again, luckily. Any thoughts? https://youtu.be/7GpY8HCVlEs https://youtu.be/dWJwnIxiA...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 25691

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

Is egressing a plane using a rppe from the cockpit ever practiced by pilots? When I flew KC-135s a hundred years ago, I got to try it (for practice) a time or two. They told us not to use the pitot tube as a step, but in an actual emergency, it wouldn't be an issue. ;-) At my former carrier (CO), w...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 140
Views: 17017

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

Right now it's just whining. A skill that DL pilots have held for a very long time. Now is not the time to be beating this drum. Continuing to do so just makes look like spoiled primadonnas. It's all about survival at this stage, not just for DL but for all carriers. Worry about this crap down the ...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When thrust lever 3 corresponds to engine n°4 (a 747 case)
Replies: 35
Views: 3825

Re: When thrust lever 3 corresponds to engine n°4 (a 747 case)

Sounds more unlikely than "this one time, at band camp..."

No way would something like this pass the the final inspections and the customer's acceptance inspections (I've done some).

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by FlyHossD
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual / Odd Flight Paths? Or Technical Glitches?
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: Unusual / Odd Flight Paths? Or Technical Glitches?

Not a glitch. On UA5227 I'm guessing some sort of sequencing or metering to SFO, although the weather wasn't bad. UA5414 had to go around the Restricted Area. Not sure about the jog at LAS, maybe traffic. Left 10 min early, arrived 30 min late. Actual distance traveled was 372 mi (planned was 261 m...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)
Replies: 34
Views: 4488

Re: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)

Did CO fly ANC-HNL? Seems like one of the old-timers at CO told me that they did. IIRC, it may not have been daily.

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by FlyHossD
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IIAF (Imperial Iranian Air force) One
Replies: 8
Views: 2308

Re: IIAF (Imperial Iranian Air force) One

In the 50s the Shah ordered a Morane-Solnier “Paris Jet” for his personal use....a 4 seat “very light jet” type of affair. His son prince Ali Reza was killed in a 1954 plane crash in the Elburz Mtns....could have been in this Paris Jet but I can’t confirm. Elburz Mtns: are Alborz Mountain Range Sha...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4202
Views: 613813

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Thanks - always good to have word from the inside. I've also been told that a few cargo flights are still cycling through NRT. So the crew rests in Tokyo, then flies NRT-HKG-GUM for another rest before heading back to the mainland and that this sequence is also flown in reverse order. No you are co...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Buying First Plane
Replies: 9
Views: 1391

Re: Buying First Plane

A 150 horsepower mod is isn't rare for the Cessna 150s, so you might want to look for one of those.

Another option would be a Piper Cherokee 140 that has been upgraded to 150 or 160 hp. Treat it as a 2 seater and you'll be fine.

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by FlyHossD
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4202
Views: 613813

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

The crew change is in GUM. GUM-SIN-GUM is flown as a turn with 4 pilots. 4 pilots—makes sense cause otherwise it seems far too long of a sector to be flown by 2. Is GUM used to load/unload cargo or serve as a intra Asia cargo hub or is it purely crew change? Could UA deliver cargo from say SIN to H...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4202
Views: 613813

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Anyone know what's driving all of the traffic to Guam? Right now, I see three direct 777s enroute to Guam from LAX, HNL and SFO. I know Guam has a large US military presence, but this seems like a lot of lift for a little island when the leisure market is non-existent. Cargo. IIRC, UAL is running s...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36188

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

I’m confused by your second paragraph. Doesn’t any accident make you less confident in the involved carrier’s safety? I mean, by the same logic shouldn’t we question UA’s safety because of the 737 they trashed in the snow at DEN a decade ago or so, an accident that IIRC was pretty much exclusively ...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36188

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

This was strictly a business decision. Right now, UAL is doing everything they can to cut their "daily cash burn." The decision had nothing to do with reliability, performance or who was the better choice to run an operation. I'm sure that UAL knows they will have to take some hits on per...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36188

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

This was strictly a business decision. Right now, UAL is doing everything they can to cut their "daily cash burn." The decision had nothing to do with reliability, performance or who was the better choice to run an operation. I'm sure that UAL knows they will have to take some hits on per...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%
Replies: 51
Views: 11468

Re: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%

brilondon wrote:
I thought Hawaii was closed to out of state visitors.


My understanding is that Hawaii isn't closed, but a 14 day quarantine is required for out-of-state visitors.

My wife and I had discussed a trip to Hawaii this month, but that was before Governor Ige extended the quarantine date.

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by FlyHossD
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 96
Views: 15079

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

To add to what's been stated above, search for the 727-300. At one point, a stretched 727 for approximately 180 passengers was part of the discussion. That kept evolving and became the 7N7/757.

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time
Replies: 45
Views: 5724

Re: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time

Mythbusters did experiments on an episode once and found that for fastest boarding window to aisle with back to front was the absolute fastest. That's not practical because it requires parties to board separate. The second fastest was WN style open seating. Mythbusters ran a tightly controlled test...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time
Replies: 45
Views: 5724

Re: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time

Years ago, I flew TransAsia(?) a few times in Taiwan with each flight being an A321 and boarding from the front left and rear left doors. Despite 200+ passengers, boarding was completed in well under 15 minutes. The difference? Passengers were only carrying briefcases and purses. IOW, there were no ...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 3762

Re: B727 cockpit

...I found it interesting for about six months and educational but then, as a frustrated pilot I couldn’t wait to get back to a front seat Best wishes I had the good fortune to go from FE on the 727 to FO in 5 months and the sim training went well*. My training partner - also going from 737 FE to 7...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4202
Views: 613813

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

What's the current status of UAL's 737-10 MAX order's / deliveries. Has the "-10" been even certified yet or is it pending? Before the grounding and now COVID the first MAX10 was supposed to be delivered in March of 2021. Since the MAX10 has not even flown or been certified I think it is ...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL
Replies: 46
Views: 6530

Re: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL

My only trip to DPS was from GUM (DC-10-10). When did Air Mike stop flying that?

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.
Replies: 16
Views: 8094

Re: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.

How did they allow the aircraft to take off for the second and third time when the problem still persists? They didn't. Correct - NO crew with take off that way (see below). Quoting JayUnited, " Aircraft is still on the ground at NRT from internal documentation this seems to be an electrical p...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4202
Views: 613813

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Pretty huge jump in aircraft flying today for UA. I show 38.7% of total units flying at least one leg today. Virtually all 319/320 units that haven't been stored for over 14 days are flying. NB fleet flying at 40% today. The 787/77W fleet is flying 59 of 77 or 77%. Now about half of 772A fleet flyi...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29746

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

Looking at some old flight schedules, I am seeing some incredible multi-stop flights on routes that spanned the far corners of the globe... ...I am curious if anyone who worked in the airline industry back in the days of flights like that can tell me: Did passengers REALLY fly that entire distance ...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: how to assess engine run certifying staff
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: how to assess engine run certifying staff

to assess run and taxi certification you need to first be run and taxi qualified yourself. First learn the run Limits for APU operation fire test ETC. ( the proceedure should be in the flight manual) cockpit setup for engine starting and which breakers must be set for safe , Then highaircraft opera...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 36982

Re: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Workers Until May 2021

This only applies to pilots. Everyone else is expendable. Pilots have a union and collective bargaining agreement. As much as this site hates unions, this is proof why having one in this business means a lot more than family and culture. Please, spare me. In what world does it make good financial s...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA9708 into LHR this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 4348

Re: AA9708 into LHR this morning

Our fleet rarely had early morning arrivals but on the rare occasions we might have been curfewed, I’d delay launch, or slow down with the FMC programmed arrival time function (the term for which escapes me). This is why I thought there might have been some issue on the ground. RTA. Required Time A...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About Transformer Rectifier Units (28 V DC)
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: About Transformer Rectifier Units (28 V DC)

The new VFSG really are not that new. The MD90 used this 'wild' system from the start. I never played with them much when I was in the hangar or line mtc. I do recall the system had some big teething problems when the plane was first introduced. I think this system was the most problematic of the M...

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