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by m1m2
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go-Around Ignored @ YYZ 3/11
Replies: 79
Views: 19852

RE: Go-Around Ignored @ YYZ 3/11

warden145 "I'm honestly surprised that the guy didn't set the parking brake." Setting the parking brake is definitely a good policy, but here in Canada in the winter they have a very nasty habit of not releasing when you want to disengane it. Not saying this justifies not using it, just putting it o...

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by m1m2
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airlines Have You Flown On?
Replies: 121
Views: 11418

RE: What Airlines Have You Flown On?

Air Canada (A319, A320, A321, A333, A343, B762, B763, B77L B77W, E175, E190) Air Canada Jazz (CRJ100, CRJ200, CRJ705, DH1, DH3, DH4) Air Georgian (BEH) Air Labrador (BEH) Air New Zealand (B733, B744, B763, B77E) Air Transat (B752) Delta (B752, B764) EAA (Ford Tri-Motor Not really an airline, but I t...

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by m1m2
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Q400 Speed Brake Before T/o
Replies: 23
Views: 8265

RE: Q400 Speed Brake Before T/o

If you use the vent position on the hatch and do pull it out, just don't touch the latches at the forward edge on the airframe. Flipping those around will make it impossible to put the hatch back in unless you flip them back to the open position. Otherwise, it goes back in fairly easily once you've ...

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by m1m2
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Physics Of The Push-Back
Replies: 41
Views: 13174

RE: Physics Of The Push-Back

Yeah, those big tugs wouldn't know the Dash 8 was there, or in this case a part of the Dash 8! I know an empty Dash doesn't offer much resistance unless it's a Q4, then you can notice it with a smaller tug.

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by m1m2
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Physics Of The Push-Back
Replies: 41
Views: 13174

RE: Physics Of The Push-Back

I think the most important reason to have a little heavier tug would be to get the whole thing stopped after you had it moving. Not a problem if you move it really slow, but you would have to be careful.

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by m1m2
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 744 In YQX, 27/Feb/2013
Replies: 5
Views: 3605

RE: BA 744 In YQX, 27/Feb/2013

Thanks Viscount724. Hopefully the passenger is ok. The hospital in Gander is less than 10 minutes drive from the airport so at least that's a good thing about landing there for this reason.

[Edited 2013-03-01 02:18:53]

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by m1m2
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 744 In YQX, 27/Feb/2013
Replies: 5
Views: 3605

RE: BA 744 In YQX, 27/Feb/2013

Thanks NorthStar, it's not often I get to see something like that climbing out over Gander.

[Edited 2013-02-28 12:08:49]

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by m1m2
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 744 In YQX, 27/Feb/2013
Replies: 5
Views: 3605

BA 744 In YQX, 27/Feb/2013

Hi everyone. Just wondering if anyone knows why a BA 744 left YQX at 10:28 NST this morning? I did a quick look and didn't see this posted.

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by m1m2
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor:New Dash 8-300
Replies: 56
Views: 19018

RE: Rumor:New Dash 8-300

The engines on the Dash 8-100 (PW120) each produce 2000 shp. The engines on the -300 (PW123) are each producing 2380 shp. I guess that extra horsepower makes all the difference.

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by m1m2
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Transat Flight From 1998
Replies: 0
Views: 2833

Air Transat Flight From 1998

Hi folks, My very first flight was on an Air Transat B757-200 from <acronym title="Gander - International (YQX / CYQX), Canada - Newfoundland">YQX</acronym> to <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>. The flight started in <acr...

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by m1m2
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Clean Wing Policy - How Clean?
Replies: 28
Views: 7618

RE: Clean Wing Policy - How Clean?

I know on a 25 min flight a lot of type <acronym title="Fuijan Airlines (China)">IV</acronym> fluid will stay on a Dash 8. When we put it into a hangar and it warms up, it rains down onto the floor creating a very slippery mess. It mostly comes off flight controls such as the leading edges of ailero...

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by m1m2
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Allowed References When Signing A Tech Log
Replies: 30
Views: 5951

RE: Allowed References When Signing A Tech Log

Regarding using the IPC as a reference, I was always taught to use the AMM, not the IPC. I have seen diagrams in the IPC with assemblies shown differently than the AMM. In this case the AMM takes precedence. Anyone else ever run across this? Also, most larger operations do have some of their own pro...

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by m1m2
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CSeries Update Part 3
Replies: 271
Views: 65473

RE: Bombardier CSeries Update Part 3

Why not use a "C" cell? That's funny. So is the thought of seeing a full-size moose run around in a very large hamster wheel!

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by m1m2
Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About A380 Landings.
Replies: 47
Views: 22836

RE: Questions About A380 Landings.

I've only been on one A380 flight. That landing I thought was rough. I figured it was just the massive size of the gear and all of those tires spinning up that sent the shudder through the plane. If you think about it, a fair amount of energy is needed to spin those main wheels up to the speed the a...

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by m1m2
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reversers On Taxiway
Replies: 38
Views: 12226

RE: Reversers On Taxiway

Just that it's work that can be done by the brakes rather than adding extra wear to the engines and burning more fuel. I think that's what you are asking about? Using them at slow speeds has the potential to blow debris into the air in front of the engine which can subsequently be ingested by the en...

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by m1m2
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Retrofit 737 Fleet With "Scimitar" Winglets
Replies: 63
Views: 32955

RE: UA To Retrofit 737 Fleet With "Scimitar" Winglets

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/United_fan" class="quote" target="_blank">United_fan</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>I'm sure ground crews will have to b...

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by m1m2
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reversers On Taxiway
Replies: 38
Views: 12226

RE: Reversers On Taxiway

The Dash 8 also likes to taxi way too fast if the props are in flight idle. I use beta while taxiing. The CRJ 100/200 also likes to taxi rather rapidly if one thrust reverser isn't opened.

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by m1m2
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ Family & ERJ Family Service Life
Replies: 9
Views: 6389

RE: CRJ Family & ERJ Family Service Life

Hi Roseflyer, I remember reading that the CRJ was designed for an "economical" life of 60,000 hours I thought, although it could have been cycles. I also thought I remember reading that the Dash 8-100 had been extended to 120,000 cycles. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Happy New Year everyone!<br><b...

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by m1m2
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Again; London, Toronto, Cancun Top From U.S
Replies: 1
Views: 2470

RE: Again; London, Toronto, Cancun Top From U.S

I've flown to/from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> a few times and remeber thinking the old expressing "you can't get there from here" doesn't apply to this airport! I realize you can't get everywhere from there but it sure is busy. Then, two...

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by m1m2
Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parking Brakes On Airliners
Replies: 42
Views: 17081

RE: Parking Brakes On Airliners

To DashTrash,

mmm, glareshield! Bet that tastes awesome. Thanks for the relies, happy taxiing.

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by m1m2
Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parking Brakes On Airliners
Replies: 42
Views: 17081

RE: Parking Brakes On Airliners

Hi DashTrash,

Have you ever applied the Dash parking brake while in motion? I have been told to have your hand on the glareshield if you do because it stops in a hurry. Just curious as I haven't had to do it.

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by m1m2
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Yellow 'eyes' On Top Of Airbus Wings
Replies: 17
Views: 8873

RE: Yellow 'eyes' On Top Of Airbus Wings

The CRJ also has this on top of each wing although since there's only one E-exit on each side, only one "eye" is needed. There is a rope attached to the fuselage behind a small panel immediately aft of the exit on each side.

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by m1m2
Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Windscreen Wipers On Aircraft
Replies: 41
Views: 17708

RE: Windscreen Wipers On Aircraft

Bellerophon

Thanks. That is interesting. Wouldn't have thought about that on Concorde. I'd imagine on take-off airflow would blow most of the rain off the windscreens.

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by m1m2
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parking Brakes On Airliners
Replies: 42
Views: 17081

RE: Parking Brakes On Airliners

I've done many run-ups on the Dash 8 100 and 300 using the parking brake. Are you saying you have to hold the toe brakes to do a run-up? I do keep my feet on the pedals just to be safe though, 4600 horsepower is something to be respected.

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by m1m2
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Windscreen Wipers On Aircraft
Replies: 41
Views: 17708

RE: Windscreen Wipers On Aircraft

Same here, and I work on aircraft that fly several cycles a day. I don't think they get used that much, probably just occasionally during taxi and sometimes when landing. Not sure about the take off roll, maybe some of our pilot friends here can help us with that.

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by m1m2
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Technicians And Others: Strange Questions?
Replies: 44
Views: 9419

RE: Flight Technicians And Others: Strange Questions?

Hmm, you're thinking he may be "on-call". That's possible although I was thinking he's in a maintenance office at the airport.

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by m1m2
Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Technicians And Others: Strange Questions?
Replies: 44
Views: 9419

RE: Flight Technicians And Others: Strange Questions?

I think twincommander is saying if he doesn't get a call, it's a long day. He wants to be working on an aircraft. Did I get it right?

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by m1m2
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Westbound Flights That Arrive Before They Leave
Replies: 23
Views: 7006

RE: Westbound Flights That Arrive Before They Leav

AC 034 leaves <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> at 12:15pm and gets in <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> at 7:07 am. Time travel at it's finest! Oops,...

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by m1m2
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tools Used In A,B,C,D Checks
Replies: 9
Views: 4815

RE: Tools Used In A,B,C,D Checks

In C checks the borescope is often used to look inside ailerons and elevators to see what isn't visible any other way. Sometimes the flight control is removed and sometimes you can accomplish this with it still installed, depends on how hard it is to access.

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by m1m2
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Noise Differences In Flight?
Replies: 6
Views: 5847

RE: Engine Noise Differences In Flight?

Pressurization wouldn't change the sound coming from the engines. The power settings generally would be Take-off, climb, cruise, and descent (assuming the flight follows a "parabolic" flight path). Of course power settings can vary during flight as the aircraft climbs or descends during the flight t...

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by m1m2
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A/C Potable Water& Lavatory Tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 5981

RE: A/C Potable Water& Lavatory Tanks

I've never found anything in a lav or water tank but I can tell you that I can't stand Skydrol. It's a nasty purple liquid that smells foul and if you've ever had it in your eyes you learn to avoid it as much as possible. Now 5606, I'd like that to make a comeback! I've also been told that engine oi...

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by m1m2
Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Classic&rare Aircraft In 2012/2013
Replies: 42
Views: 9730

RE: Flying Classic&rare Aircraft In 2012/2013

The EAA still operates a Ford Tri-Motor that you can do flights on. I flew on it this past summer and it's well worth the price they are asking.

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by m1m2
Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-rev To Iceland
Replies: 12
Views: 7208

RE: Non-rev To Iceland

Thanks for all the help folks. I'll definitely take this into consideration and have tickets for both <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> and <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / K...

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by m1m2
Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-rev To Iceland
Replies: 12
Views: 7208

RE: Non-rev To Iceland

I don't think they are doing Dulles in February. I can't find any flights in the second week of February.

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by m1m2
Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-rev To Iceland
Replies: 12
Views: 7208

RE: Non-rev To Iceland

Thanks mhkansan, I will be traveling with a ZED ticket. Probably an old-fashioned paper one! Gotta love how some of the young CSA's look at those when they haven't seen one before. Makes me smile every time.

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by m1m2
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-rev To Iceland
Replies: 12
Views: 7208

RE: Non-rev To Iceland

Thanks Roseflyer, any info on the loads to <acronym title="Keflavik (KEF / BIKF), Iceland">KEF</acronym> from <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> and <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) ...

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by m1m2
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Technicians And Others: Strange Questions?
Replies: 44
Views: 9419

RE: Flight Technicians And Others: Strange Questions?

To 320Tech, I have used TRAX and agree that it is not a very user-friendly program. There is a lot of potential there once you get used to it, but I still don't like it.

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by m1m2
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Orders Change To A300/310
Replies: 63
Views: 5579

RE: FAA Orders Change To A300/310

The A310 is still being used by the Canadian government although I don't know how many they are operating.

As for the price of the parts, I agree with UALWN, but in aviation it's all about certification and availability.

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by m1m2
Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-rev To Iceland
Replies: 12
Views: 7208

Non-rev To Iceland

Hi folks, this is my first post here, so hopefully I've got it right. I'm looking to non-rev to Iceland in February and was wondering if I should try from <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> or <acronym title="New York...

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by m1m2
Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Priorities
Replies: 27
Views: 5146

RE: Bombardier Priorities

What about a replacement for the Dash 8-100? Airlines all over the world still use the old workhorse and there isn't anything to replace it right now. I'm guessing they will be replaced with larger 50 seaters with reduced frequency on the routes.

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by m1m2
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Flt AC33 Helps Australian Rescue Team
Replies: 23
Views: 7670

RE: Air Canada Flt AC33 Helps Australian Rescue Team

I agree with <acronym title="Copa Airlines (Panama)">CM</acronym> about the normally mind-numbing flights across the Pacific. Not everybody can say they've been on a 777 that was taking part in a search and rescue mission. Glad they found the guy and that it worked out for everyone. I saw on the new...

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by m1m2
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Allow Cell Phones In-Flight On A380s
Replies: 18
Views: 6951

RE: Emirates To Allow Cell Phones In-Flight On A380s

I have long dreaded that any airline would ever allow this. I can imagine that guy on his cell phone in the boarding lounge talking loud enough for everyone to hear being very annoying on the flight. Just my thought of course.

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by m1m2
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDT Dash 8 Fire In PHL
Replies: 30
Views: 12431

RE: PDT Dash 8 Fire In PHL

If I had to guess I'd say that can be repaired. I've seen that much or more damage from a bird strike. And this probably won't smell nearly as bad! Anybody know how many hours/cycles on that Dash?

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by m1m2
Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Qantas Likely To Order The MAX?
Replies: 48
Views: 10407

RE: Is Qantas Likely To Order The MAX?

Depends how long you cut it!

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by m1m2
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announces Plan For International Growth
Replies: 72
Views: 22935

RE: Air Canada Announces Plan For International Growth

As per AM 680 news:

MONTREAL - Air Canada said Monday it will expand its relationship with non-unionized Sky Regional Airlines to include routes to the United States.

I'm thinking the key here is "non-unionized".

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by m1m2
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 9-11 Airline Workers Experiences
Replies: 39
Views: 17108

RE: 9-11 Airline Workers Experiences

I wasn't working for an airline at the time but I was in college in Gander. It was the final year of maintenance training. I will forever be proud of the actions of the people who helped all of the stranded passengers.

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