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by 32andBelow
Fri May 24, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines on the edge
Replies: 32
Views: 4040

Re: Airlines on the edge

Ravn is having a very hard time getting pilots

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 22, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22314

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Via Air has their corporate office right by my home. It is the strangest location because if you travel just half a block passed it, there is a residential area surrounded by beautiful lakefront homes in Maitland Florida. There is a house just several hundred feet away from that office that would s...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18043

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

This seems a bad idea. A drone is fine in the desert, but 100s of souls flying into London is a different matter! Do pilots even make up a significant portion of a flight's costs? I can't imagine how busy it'd be in the cockpit with one pilot trying to talk with ATC and fly in a very tightly packed...

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by 32andBelow
Sun May 19, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11794

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Alaska could free up so much space by routing the ANC based connecting pax through Portland.

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by 32andBelow
Thu May 16, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Air Cargo Logo
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Aloha Air Cargo Logo

IDK but they got one of the aloha 737s flying in Alaska right now for NAC

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 15, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22314

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Replace small with LOW PAID. Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days Captains don't make 6 figures in 12 months. More like 65k. You're seriously uninformed in you think rj captain...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22314

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Replace small with LOW PAID. Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days He isn't referencing regionals which are not small airlines anymore. He is referencing Part 135 carriers that ...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 15, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22314

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 14, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22314

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 07, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142314

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Really?? It was both posted up-thread on here and being reported by RT and CNN that review of the ATC recordings when asked about dumping fuel, the crew responded they did not feel comfortable at low altitude dumping fuel over the city. It makes absolutely no sense that a regional jet would have to...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 06, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142314

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Exits may be briefed, etc. but the last thing you want is for pax to open doors and jumping into fire and/or path of running engines. So, yes, pax are instructed to remain seated until ordered to move and to where. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQDF_pesqAo In this Aeroflot case, one of the c...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142314

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

HI all Just woke to this terrible news, condolences to the families. Quick question on the SSJ. Does it not have fuel dump capabilities? Slightly digressing, but the lightening strike has got me be a slightly worried. If it managed to fry the electronics, and disable systems, who is to say that eve...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142314

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

People seem to think pax just jump up and run for the exits, but they have to wait until instructed to evacuate. In AA383 it was 31 seconds between the aircraft stop and the first pax on the slide. BA2276 took about the same. From the videos posted of this SSJ, by 41 seconds it appears the entire r...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 06, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142314

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

HI all Just woke to this terrible news, condolences to the families. Quick question on the SSJ. Does it not have fuel dump capabilities? Slightly digressing, but the lightening strike has got me be a slightly worried. If it managed to fry the electronics, and disable systems, who is to say that eve...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 06, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142314

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

People seem to think pax just jump up and run for the exits, but they have to wait until instructed to evacuate. In AA383 it was 31 seconds between the aircraft stop and the first pax on the slide. BA2276 took about the same. From the videos posted of this SSJ, by 41 seconds it appears the entire r...

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by 32andBelow
Sat May 04, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New DOT/FAA Drug and Alcohol testing requirements
Replies: 13
Views: 2783

Re: New DOT/FAA Drug and Alcohol testing requirements

I see that its Vicodin etc. What over the counter is tested for? There isn’t any “over the counter” stuff that potentially can come out positive. I don’t know where the thread starter got his/her information from. Except marijuana, which is as easy to buy in a lot of US states as a beer. Which shou...

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by 32andBelow
Fri May 03, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways
Replies: 13
Views: 3319

Re: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways

They won’t get pilots. As soon as the pilots have 1500 hours they can go to any regional including Skywest. Sim and IOE failure rates are rumored to be high at the regionals, due to hiring pretty much anyone that can pass a drug screen and fog a mirror. Even more so at SkyWest, because of how stric...

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by 32andBelow
Thu May 02, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways
Replies: 13
Views: 3319

Re: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways

They won’t get pilots. As soon as the pilots have 1500 hours they can go to any regional including Skywest.

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 01, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 42
Views: 8125

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

The point is to map the static ground. Not to document airplanes. Really? Surely there are specialist applications that cater for surveyors and geologists and those that require "pure" images? I thought the point of Google maps was to provide an image that was of interest to the general p...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 01, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 42
Views: 8125

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

Are you using Globe View or the actual satellite shot? The 3d GLobe is horrible. Click on options for Google maps and turn off the Globe. I still see planes in maps at RDU, JFK, BOS It is interesting that on JFK, only one plane is there in Globe, but they're all there on regular satellite view. At ...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 01, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 42
Views: 8125

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

They got an algorithm that is trying to take everything that isn’t the ground or a building out of the photos

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 01, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways
Replies: 13
Views: 3319

Re: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways

ericm2031 wrote:
Blueknows wrote:
They just want access to the new routes in Hawaii.


Why would SkyWest need access to Hawaii flights?

This is so they can accept pilot transfers from Southern and Southern can offer this as an incentive to new hires.

They could already do that if they wanted.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FIN12 Odd SFO Departure Over San Bruno Mountain
Replies: 26
Views: 5204

Re: FIN12 Odd SFO Departure Over San Bruno Mountain

You know if a plane is climbing well and they make it over the MVA the radar controller can give them a vector in any direction

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by 32andBelow
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10850

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

It's for use as an alternate. If you don't have an RNP approach available into a SE Alaska airport you could go weeks where you have to have enough fuel to go all the way to SEA or ANC for an alternate. VX has had Airbusses (Airbi - ?) flying SEA-ANC before. Which is fine in the summer when the wea...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?
Replies: 40
Views: 4297

Re: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?

You can’t check in usually till the flight is initialized. The flight is initialized 24 hours out. So if that process is still going then no check in.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO
Replies: 7
Views: 2880

Re: Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO

sprxUSA wrote:
And a pretty good load.

Pretty much full. Full if that doesn’t count crew.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10850

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

VX has flown to ANC seasonally before. ANC is a totally normal airport Exactly. Anyone can fly into Anchorage. It is an international airport on the coast with long runways aligned for different wind conditions and multiple ILS approaches. The RNP capability that Alaska has on its 737s allow them t...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10850

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

I talked to an Alaska pilot and asked them the same question. This is what they told me that I remember; Due to the constant weather changes in Alaska, the airplanes that fly there (737’s) have unique cockpit systems that no other aircraft in their fleet do and are specifically meant to fly in hars...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10850

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

I talked to an Alaska pilot and asked them the same question. This is what they told me that I remember; Due to the constant weather changes in Alaska, the airplanes that fly there (737’s) have unique cockpit systems that no other aircraft in their fleet do and are specifically meant to fly in hars...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10850

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

gunsontheroof wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
Still waiting for an airbus to do a SEAANC turn


It will probably happen at some point due to a sub, but I assume that AS prefers to keep 737s rotating through ANC for product consistently on the intra-Alaska routes.

I don’t see why they wouldn’t get a 321 on a red eye turn.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10850

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

Still waiting for an airbus to do a SEAANC turn

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by 32andBelow
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?
Replies: 22
Views: 5925

Re: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?

Absolutely not.

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by 32andBelow
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25925

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

Boeing is a company in deep trouble. If you do not think there are problems at Charleston just ask a few airlines about what they have found and you will find the NYT article to be spot on. FAA is not what it used to be and also needs a major shake up. When you only have one company in the country ...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not Medford to SFO on UA?
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: For KMFR..............

Cus if you have enough people going east to fill the flight to Denver why wouldn’t you offer it?

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by 32andBelow
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?
Replies: 68
Views: 9594

Re: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?

A few Months back when the C.E.S. (Consumer Electronics Show) was going on in Las Vegas, AA ran daily non-stops LAS-NRT-LAS for a period of about 3 weeks. I kept checking the loads to non-rev over, and the flights were booked full everyday. Granted it was period specific, but the market is there. A...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ERJ 145 status
Replies: 34
Views: 6480

Re: United ERJ 145 status

Is the one still in pqi?

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by 32andBelow
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SILVER ATR to SJU
Replies: 11
Views: 2503

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU

DeltaRules wrote:
Related to this, I've seen spotter video of Silver Saabs at SJU. What are they doing there?

Probably flying routes?

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by 32andBelow
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15889

Re: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR

Airports in Europe need to chill on the slots. You don’t need slots in these tiny cities

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by 32andBelow
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSM Aviation orders 60 all-electric planes
Replies: 55
Views: 5349

Re: OSM Aviation orders 60 all-electric planes

bennett123 wrote:
If planes are going to be Electric in the future, just like cars, where is all the Electricity coming from?.

A power plant. Hopefully a renewable one. But even if it wasn’t renewable the fossil fuel
Power plant is much more efficient than the motor in your car or plane.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA - Majors/Legacies & Minors/ULCC & Regionals & Boutique/SmallCarriers
Replies: 44
Views: 2723

Re: USA - Majors/Legacies & Minors/ULCC & Regionals & Boutique/SmallCarriers

What about ravn air group/Penair? These operations in the state of Alaska aren’t small bud.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 4982

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

bpat777 wrote:
Reading this post makes me realize how close the 3 major NYC area airports are to one another. I now have a better understanding to how quickly and easily things go down hill during not so perfect weather conditions. Then to add TEB into the mix.

There’s like 40 airports inside of New York approach.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 4982

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

I'll give my usual short speech regarding New York City, it's airports and airspace, tailored to this thread. For what it's worth. Politically, none of the three airports are going anywhere. NYC isn't going to be the only major Northeastern business center without its own downtown airport (BOS, DCA...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Unusual' callsign
Replies: 8
Views: 2781

Re: 'Unusual' callsign

It’s the ADSB flight number prolly.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple US airlines experience disruption due to AeroData outage (now resolved)
Replies: 53
Views: 6364

Re: *NOT APRIL FOOLS* UA, DL, WN Sytemwide Outage

Okay, I understand now. However, I think that the whole ideology that everything must be centralized and “one” is complete garbage. And for this very reason. If one thing goes down, it is just a ripple effect and it brings down the entire operation. As I posted above, and as you have alluded to at ...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple US airlines experience disruption due to AeroData outage (now resolved)
Replies: 53
Views: 6364

Re: *NOT APRIL FOOLS* UA, DL, WN Sytemwide Outage

The systems are all connected now No flight plans, no manual weight and balance You can do manual weight and balance...but you need a flight plan In the last 10 years, airlines have become increasingly reliant on centralized systems that connect everything in one package The ability to manually do ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Flights 4/5: Crew Hotels?
Replies: 21
Views: 4190

Re: Allegiant Flights 4/5: Crew Hotels?

As long as the flight crew gets plenty of rest before flying this route I don't see an issue. I wonder if the same crews are assigned to this flight day in and day out? Flights leave LAS on Wednesday and Saturday nights for SBN and return on Thursday and Sunday mornings. I used to work a bunch of m...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Flights 4/5: Crew Hotels?
Replies: 21
Views: 4190

Re: Allegiant Flights 4/5: Crew Hotels?

dfwjim1 wrote:
As long as the flight crew gets plenty of rest before flying this route I don't see an issue. I wonder if the same crews are assigned to this flight day in and day out?

You can’t operate during your period of cercadian low more than 3 days in a row

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by 32andBelow
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47958

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Even after Boeing comes up with a fix for the MAX and the training for it is approved by the FAA it will take a minimum of 75 days to train all of the WN pilots. Per the WN CBA with it's Pilots the Union has 15 days to go over any computer based training to determine suitability and pay (the pay is...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47958

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

And one poster asked why accept planes they can't fly? The 737 Max isn't grounded forever... No, they probably will not, the question asked, why accept them now, at this moment in time while you know you can't use them? It will cost money to accept them, fully paid. Need to store them, need to insu...

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