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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Good AMEs near Philadelphia or in Pennsylvania for ADHd
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Re: Good AMEs near Philadelphia or in Pennsylvania for ADHd

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good cities for a start up airline in 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Good cities for a start up airline in 2019

KONT is a little too much in a corner of the US for a hub, real or not. KMCI, KSTL, KICT, KDSM, KCMH, KOMA all more central and uncrowded. True, not much O&D, but not nothing either. KSMF could be good for west coast, north-south hub as could KRDU or KGSO on the east coast.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Next Summer....
Replies: 25
Views: 1544

Re: What if Next Summer....

This has been argued before, I don’t have a quick link, but most constitutional scholars agreed Obama is disqualified to be VP because of the 12th Amendment. You have to look at the process as whole. The 12th says the VP has to be meet the qualifications as President, the 22nd says he can’t serve mo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: G7 in Biarritz: Can AF1 land there?
Replies: 14
Views: 1547

Re: G7 in Biarritz: Can AF1 land there?

It could and has in the past on other trips where the destination airport didn’t allow for take-off. Probably Shannon. Or land at Mont de Marsan or Bordeaux and helicopter over.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 4060

Re: Airliners with air stairs

Having flown the 727 for 6 years, I never heard of an emergency extend on the aft door that would lift the plane. Have ever seen the door and estimated the hydraulic power required to lift the plane? Hint: the actuators aren’t nearly big enough. Link please.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?
Replies: 47
Views: 7177

Re: Did/Does the 779X need a new wing? and does it need to be so big?

To answer a frequent question as why can’t airliners cruise at higher flight levels, the new Global 7500 has a wing loading of 91 pounds/square foot and an AR of 12.06. Balanced field length at MTOW is 5,900’ and initial cruise at M.88-M.90 is F410 or F430. You can guess what a wing would look like ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19241

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Probably not a problem RVSM and RLatSM, much more capacity than before. The C-5 crosses at M.77 and sometimes it be difficult to climb above F290 due to Mach but RVSM solved it. There aren't hundreds of C-5's on the nats every day. There will probably soon be hundreds of A32X/737max cruising at .76...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9314

Re: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019

The biggest hurdle today is probably the production rate. They have to ramp faster. By the end of 2024, they will have produced maybe ~700 aircraft. And they already have ~600 orders. Sure ~100 of those might not materialize. But between existing orders and options likely to materialize, they are e...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 33200

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

This might be Calvinist, but an honest man wouldn’t be buying tickets to a destination he had not intention of flying to.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Small Cockpit Device On All Passenger Planes
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

Re: Small Cockpit Device On All Passenger Planes

The earlier Citstions (500, Citation I and II) had them, can’t say about the later models, the Bombardier jets have them.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 344
Views: 76408

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Any AA pilots here, how senior is the top AA Super 80 captain and F/O?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines Pricing Question
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: United Airlines Pricing Question

MAX grounding, period. It’d be faster and cheaper to drive.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences
Replies: 70
Views: 9486

Re: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences

someone forgetting that the royal family are effectively germans... UK Heritage is far more tied to North American Heritage than it is to Continental Europe. How long does someone have to be living in a country before people stop saying things like this? Is Leo Varadkar “effectively Indian”? No, of...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2662
Views: 344284

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The problem appears to be the FAA. Not Boeing. As far as I have seen Boeing has been compliant and done everything in their power to to get the Max back in the air. The FAA is dragging their feet and now they are going back on systems they already approved? It sounds like the president needs to cut...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19241

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

I'll be interested to see what this does to the NATS system. Most aircraft fly the NATS at .80 or .82, the A321NEO and 737 are optimized for .78. Longer range flights will probably even require .76 Some like the 787 and 747 fly at. .86 Probably not a problem RVSM and RLatSM, much more capacity than...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10562

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

YYZ used to get it on at least one daily rotation in the summer at the very least. YVR used to be double daily in summer, now 380 but back to the Queen for winters. Once upon a time (late 90s) YYZ got as much as 17 weekly Speedbirds operated by 741/742... those were the good old days as they say. A...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19241

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

I'll be interested to see what this does to the NATS system. Most aircraft fly the NATS at .80 or .82, the A321NEO and 737 are optimized for .78. Longer range flights will probably even require .76 Some like the 787 and 747 fly at. .86 Probably not a problem RVSM and RLatSM, much more capacity than...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C5 nosewheel
Replies: 18
Views: 2009

Re: The C5 nosewheel

Not to doubt the article and I didn’t the AF report, I’m baffled at how they lost 3 hydraulic systems with NLG explosion. The gear are entirely 1 & 4; 2 & 3 are mostly flight controls, hence a long ways separate anything down low and there’s no 2/3 plumbing in the nose. Other than the Saigon...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X high lift system
Replies: 20
Views: 2906

Re: 777X high lift system

The Boeing experience, admittedly long ago, with the B-47 was the first with large degree of aeroelasticity and at high speed would have control, reversal to the point right inputs created left roll. Each plane was different, crews dove to around 420; put in toll controls, noted the reversal and wer...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22371

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

The stats are the stats and they are more telling than a limited anecdote. Stereotypes are grounded in some grain of truth.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Mumbai Hub
Replies: 23
Views: 2763

Re: Air India Mumbai Hub

Haven’t been to BOM in a few years but I can’t imagine running banks of hub turns through that constrained airport. One runway operation is tough and delays monumental

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet jet crashes in Death Valley
Replies: 18
Views: 2846

Re: U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet jet crashes in Death Valley

That’s always the speculation and almost never the case. A handful of out of control plane means the pilot is way too focused to see and avoid a crowd of people. Yes, there’s been cases, but it cook cookie that can do it in a very controlled situation. This CFIT case doesn’t look likely to be such a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN 2020 Presidential debate
Replies: 65
Views: 2546

Re: CNN 2020 Presidential debate

So, Warren said “we have to call out white supremacy for what it is...domestic terrorism”. They’ll get her the vote, alright, the vote in Brookline, the Upper West Side and the Mission District. Run her and Trump wins in a landslide

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Radome
Replies: 8
Views: 1717

Re: Airbus Radome

Radomes are made of composite and require a paint that is “transparent” to the radar signal returns. If it absorbed the radiation, the radar wouldn’t see rainfall.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has another napkin SNAFU
Replies: 28
Views: 6647

Re: Delta has another napkin snaffoo

Who the hell cares—it’s cocktail napkin, not the Goodyear blimp over the Super Bowl. A cocktail napkin could say “F.O.” and it wouldn’t matter.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights diverted to Dulles IAD yesterday
Replies: 16
Views: 2684

Re: Flights diverted to Dulles IAD yesterday

I know that all too well, as an airline pilot, AF pilot and strictly managed corporate pilot. Very tactical situation. By “saving duty day”, I meant not waste time going in circles in hold, better to save that time and try to not run out of CDD later on. Might work, might not depending the weather t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 4060

Re: Airliners with air stairs

EAL had some 727-100s with the folding stairs, long gone when I got there in ‘84. There was a visible patch where the door was.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 64
Views: 5879

Re: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants

Again, New Haven? Really? It’s in NY. Plenty of limo, shuttle bus service. There’s no need

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worrying about a bumpy flight tomorrow. KEF - EWR
Replies: 30
Views: 1632

Re: Worrying about a bumpy flight tomorrow. KEF - EWR

They’re trying to not have to last minute check bags due to the overheads filling up before everyone boards. Flying isn’t this scary, don’t make it so.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 64
Views: 5879

Re: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants

Tuscaloosa? Really? It’s just down the road from KBHM

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 3900

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

So let me ask this: What is wrong with saying that living in Baltimore is like "living in a third world country?" Because the people who live there are not from 3rd world countries. He should instead, offer some sort of support, and aid, if he is so offended by it. Again, he's only "...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience

Airline flying is a great way to kill a passion for aviation

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience

I look forward to the trip, but not the flight and attendant nonsense. Some would say that's the best part :wink2: :wink2: Deranged or delusional, I’d say. My wife refuses to fly anymore, loves to see places, but to her it’s not worth the airline experience. I’m on the edge but there’s still plenty...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?
Replies: 16
Views: 1923

Re: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?

I understand that a "metal" is an industry jargon for an airplane, used especially for indicating the actual carrier that operates the flight... ...While it is obvious that an aircraft is made of metal I think that's about the long and short of it. Same as people may refer to an aircraft ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15719

Re: Tower Air

I remember hearing stories about the police having to be called because of near rioting in the Tower Air "terminal" because of delayed and canceled flights. Does anyone know if this true, or just urban legend? Also, does anyone have pics of the JFK hanger/terminal that Tower used? I heard...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15719

Re: Tower Air

The one pilot I worked with from Tower just checked out at UPS on the 747-8 about 9 months ago. Tragically he fell off the docks in Seattle this winter while boarding his boat down by the locks in Seattle, hit his head and drowned. Only 50 years old. Really tragic. He had flown 747 Captain at Tower...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: With TSA Pre-✔, have you ever had to take your shoes off?
Replies: 16
Views: 722

Re: With TSA Pre-✔, have you ever had to take your shoes off?

I can’t believe changing socks! Never taken shoes with Precheck, rarely done overseas. Another reason to hate air travel!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis
Replies: 23
Views: 1220

Re: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis

Tugg, I’d argue about the lower half of the income distribution not paying Federal Income Taxes, they still pay a heavy FICA tax load of 6.2% (12.4% if you include the “employer’s share” which economics agree is borne mostly by employees by lower investment and wages). Worse, the return on FICA taxe...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 33200

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Well it's pretty much impossible to take advantage of hidden city pricing with checked baggage. Maybe the airlines should require a checked bag go to the ticketed destination. Simple-free checked bags and charge for carry-on. It would solve more than hidden city cheating or gaming, as you prefer, I...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15719

Re: Tower Air

I suppose Omni, Kalitta, Southern Air, Western Global, those operators are doing the work now. Flying Tiger did Haj work with two planes

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15719

Re: Tower Air

There’s always been room in the market for small charter operators like Seaboard, ONA, World and Transamerica. I flew with an EAL pilot that worked for Transamerica—same deal and in the 70s they were making over a $1 million per DC-8-63. Only 8-10 on the fleet but nothing moved until the charter was...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15719

Re: Tower Air

I’ve known or met a bunch Tower Air guys. When they were just doing charter, they had a nice niche-6 or so 747s doing Haji, DOD and on-offs where the customer needed a 747. One captain on my J/S at EAL had just taken a oil exploration team to RAF Mount Pleasant, FI. That sort of stuff. Another guy i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 33200

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

The best solution for United would be to offer frequent nonstop flights between every possible city pair. They would probably need an additional 1,000,000 aircraft. But this would allow United to compete without having to worry about someone gaming their system. Or they could just accept that one-s...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How lucrative is P2P MCO flying for the Legacies?
Replies: 26
Views: 4445

Re: How lucrative is P2P MCO flying for the Legacies?

I’d bet frequent flyers use a lot of points earned on expensive business travel on MCO legs. Offering non-stops is important for families especially high miler families. So, some of the profit on MCO legs is earned elsewhere in the system

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience

I look forward to the trip, but not the flight and attendant nonsense.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy overshoot day
Replies: 31
Views: 1383

Re: Happy overshoot day

Yes, the past twenty years is ample evidence of change over the 4 and half Billion years of the Earth. Let’s see, we’ve been covered by glaciation on the last 12,000 years and it melted. I just a new book on the Little Ice Age 4 centuries ago and it warmed significantly since then prior to the Age ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights diverted to Dulles IAD yesterday
Replies: 16
Views: 2684

Re: Flights diverted to Dulles IAD yesterday

Maybe, maybe not. If the crew has the duty day and departs for EWR, no. If the line terminates the flight at Dulles, likely so, but getting bags will take some convincing in my experience. If an airline didn’t have traffic rights between the origin and the alternate, no.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience

timh4000, I fly for an airline in the United States but I do not live in the same city in which I am based with the airline. My commute back and forth between my home and my crew base is about two hours each way and I commute about 3 times each month. I enjoy flying as a passenger very much. I cann...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The White Eric Garner - Cops Out of Control
Replies: 16
Views: 1241

Re: The White Eric Garner - Cops Out of Control

Somebody called for help with mental health issues, explained that to the dispatchers, add to that a comedown from cocaine which will make any mental health issue 20X worse, and that is what the cops do? I don't believe in the death penalty but if I did I'd nominate these cops to be next in line at...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights diverted to Dulles IAD yesterday
Replies: 16
Views: 2684

Re: Flights diverted to Dulles IAD yesterday

The smart move is often divert as soon as the situation deteriorates (TRW close in, SN generates plowing delays, etc.) go to the alternate, get fueled, save crew duty day (CDD) and be back in the line at the front instead of the end. Circling is wasted time unless it is clearly fast moving storm or ...

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