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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 30320

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

And any ILS with minimums greater than 200' HAT!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21410

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

DLX, You're understanding is correct, but they evacuated the tower an hour after DL departed and before IRMA approached. I believe DL has spares, but IF they could have operated earlier, why didn't they? Airlines aren't going to fky at the last moments just to satisfy armchair aviators with "sc...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4855

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

Having known both FAA DPE and EASA DPE (or whatever the designee title is) the FAA practical is more difficult than the EASA one. EASA puts more weight on theory in those 14 exams which are difficult. As one DPE told me, "at KLM one studies to become a captain, in the US/ Canada one gains the f...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 30320

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

Good morning everybody. If someone has any aditional info to share about this... looks pretty serious. http://avherald.com/h?article=4ae84b8a&opt=0 Thanks in advance 100% A.net of armchair pilots commenting here are unaware that QFE ops are still used in most of the Russian airspace. When ATC i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4855

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

SK44, I think there's a wide gulf between US and foreign militaries in style and training. I sat that as one, who by the nature of my civilian work, flew and worked with both US and foreign military pilots. Foreign military pilots have a different status culturally, their careers are very much groun...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4855

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

Starlionblue, The cadet programs are much like the better military programs in terms of training and standards--far superior to the basics at a US FAR 61 school. That said p, the OZ8501, Colgan and AF 447 crews had hours but lacked dome basic aeronautical sense--a jet transport can't climb at 6,000 ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?
Replies: 34
Views: 5853

Re: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?

I know some of the planners at Jepp in SJC. They loved doing the 787 tours while still experimental--loads of work to plan the,.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4855

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

Varsity 1

Lots of foreign carriers have alter ego airlines that are analogous to our RJ program. German Wings, KLM City Hopper, Ryan Air is sort of like it in the sense they take low time pilots and train them at near poverty wages and an indentured contract.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Schedule questions for commercial pilots
Replies: 15
Views: 2898

Re: Schedule questions for commercial pilots

Always amazed me that non-US airlines didn't use seniority for bidding schedule, equipment and advancement.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?
Replies: 34
Views: 5853

Re: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?

QF set a LHR-SYD record non-stop on that delivery

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 66
Views: 15583

Re: United not looking at C Series

Well, they do have the power to drop suits related to AC privatization that was a nice incentive.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last C-5A Retirement
Replies: 3
Views: 2097

Re: Last C-5A Retirement

Yes, it's a 100% better!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?
Replies: 34
Views: 5853

Re: Why would ferry pilots prefer KOA to HNL?

A delivery flight is probably up to the crew as long as not ridiculously high priced. VA likes Kona and Lihue, so what? Boeing deliveries are often handled by Jeppesen (Boeing-owned) and they use World Fuel Service for contract fuel. Not the FBO rack price and crew likely don't know the price charge...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Schedule questions for commercial pilots
Replies: 15
Views: 2898

Re: Schedule questions for commercial pilots

Take-off to touchdown, not block times, so yes a bit more 21; maybe schedule would closer to 23. As a 3-day trip, it be a 12-day month, say 3-on, 4 off. Long three-day trip.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Schedule questions for commercial pilots
Replies: 15
Views: 2898

Re: Schedule questions for commercial pilots

There's no "straight answer" because it is very variable, both long and short haul. In the US, bid periods are normally monthly. Domestic flying is typically 3 days work, 3 days off; but that varies at lot, but rarely longer than 4-5 days working. Long haul depends on flying time. LAX-LHR ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet aircraft able to use EGLC?
Replies: 18
Views: 2742

Re: Jet aircraft able to use EGLC?

I'd be amazed, and like to see the data, that a B757 has anywhere near enough drag to fly a 7.5 degree glide path. Yes, it's 5.5 degrees, but the certification standard is 7.5 degrees to handle exigencies, poor technique, etc.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns
Replies: 41
Views: 6366

Re: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns

The aviation industry has spent countless BILLIONS of dollars and engineering on Stage III and, now with the C-Series Stage IV, planes for what? It's hardly like B707 water wagons are flying over their heads. It's time to tell NIMBYs to sit down and STFU.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster
Replies: 60
Views: 10616

Re: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster

Moving side sticks will be a minor "improvement" in tactile feel. The pilots have a poor visual view of the opposite stick and the movement isn't near as great as the yoke. Overall, a "solution" to a non-problem or, if you feel the need to see/feel the flight controls, use a yoke...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to crews during a hurricane?
Replies: 18
Views: 2689

Re: What happens to crews during a hurricane?

They get paid standard rates, but do get trip rig--1 hour of flight pay for around 3.5 hours away from base, contracts vary. It's is not over and above, just the highest of flight time flown OR trip rig. There's also a duty rig, paid the same way but different formula.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 55145

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

I am amazed at those who keeping posting about airlines "basing" planes in a certain city. That simply doesn't exist, planes are owned by the company and are based wherever they happen to stop. Or they are at a maintenance base in work. It's the AF that bases planes at specific places

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21410

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

I agree, Newbiepilot. It was a completely normal flight.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21410

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

Any evidence DL Ops could have operated the flights earlier and decided to delay? If they could have run the flights, do you not think they would have preferred to do so?

You are the one questioning their operation of this flight, not I, so it is incumbent on you to provide evidence.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21410

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

"JFK-SJU-JFK can be done on a turn. It's a few minutes short of 8 hours flight time" If duty became an issue, plenty of places to stop. This whole thread is just painful with armchair aviators and back seat operators baying for attention; refusing to believe real answers. GF What is not f...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21410

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

"JFK-SJU-JFK can be done on a turn. It's a few minutes short of 8 hours flight time"

If duty became an issue, plenty of places to stop.

This whole thread is just painful with armchair aviators and back seat operators baying for attention; refusing to believe real answers.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't civil air cargo use planes like the Boeing C-17?
Replies: 18
Views: 5572

Re: Why doesn't civil air cargo use planes like the Boeing C-17?

If you think the C-17 gear was heavy and complex, take a look at the C-5's.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 55145

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Smokeybandit

It'll depend, usually try to route around in the most efficient manner. OTOH, I was routed over the top of Hurricane Sandy on 10/29/2012 abeam JAX at F450--smooth as glass. I had a pax taking a shower in the Global.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shanghai Departure 25,000 Foot Limit
Replies: 4
Views: 1651

Re: Shanghai Departure 25,000 Foot Limit

I sincerely doubt it is F420, RVSM ends at F410 or F411, in crazy Chinese RVSM

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to crews during a hurricane?
Replies: 18
Views: 2689

Re: What happens to crews during a hurricane?

Starlionblue,

No trip rig to pay for "time away from base"? US contracts pay about 1 hour flight pay for each 3.5 hours out of base.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to crews during a hurricane?
Replies: 18
Views: 2689

Re: What happens to crews during a hurricane?

Good chance for a hurricane party.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21410

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

No, but I do think some actual flight experience might be in order when challenging flight decision and calling an airline operation "risky". It most likely want much different than flying in/out of ATL on a spring day with a cold front approaching.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21410

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

You don't know much about airline ops, do you, DLX? I wrote my masters thesis on airline ops. So yes, I know a little. One thing I know is that even Delta's operation has slack designed into it because of the regularly occurring adventures of the day. This wasn't a last minute decision. How many da...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21410

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

You don't know much about airline ops, do you, DLX? DL certainly would have preferred to do so, but putting together the plan (probably approved by a pilot in the OC, getting the crew and plane readied, getting it all over to the dispatchers, getting them and the crew to accept it. It all takes time...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 55145

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Can't believe a Hawker and PC-12 weren't evacuated south!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX
Replies: 38
Views: 7021

Re: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX

Considering my job was selling high end business jets to the wealthy, I think I have a handle on the business. Celebs are not rich in terms of owning private $60 million jets. Having complete control over your schedule, having a customs officer come to your plane, not dealing with security or waitin...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX
Replies: 38
Views: 7021

Re: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX

If they are wealthy, they're at one of the FBOs, I think it's Landmark or Signature. If they use this terminal, mere poseurs of wealth.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interesting article regarding pilot training
Replies: 20
Views: 2324

Re: Interesting article regarding pilot training

We were trying to do the training on a three-year cycle, Schuyler, funding permitting. We added formation work for some specific company requirements. Again, the Extra was not perfect for jet formation but taught co-pilots the idea.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interesting article regarding pilot training
Replies: 20
Views: 2324

Re: Interesting article regarding pilot training

Bravo One, A flip comment on my part, true. Having done UPRT at NTPS Mohave and at APS at the old Williams AFB, doing the training in a jet is probably better. The Extra used at APS is fun and helpful for those without acro, it doesn't represent jet handling very well--fast power response, fast roll...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical Power during One Engine Operation
Replies: 21
Views: 2186

Re: Electrical Power during One Engine Operation

Port and Stsrboard in naval aviation.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of owning a private jet?
Replies: 27
Views: 6397

Re: Cost of owning a private jet?

Usually, the jet is operated by a management company who handles crewing, maintenance and accounting. IF the owner wishes to charter, the mgt company can handle that aspect, too. Issue being the mgt company must have the crew and plane on their 135 certificate and the owner willing to pay the extra ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interesting article regarding pilot training
Replies: 20
Views: 2324

Re: Interesting article regarding pilot training

There's no upset recovery training that will match a thousand hours of fighter time.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About Qantas Employment in the US
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: Questions About Qantas Employment in the US

What did they tell you?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best IFR textbook?
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: Best IFR textbook?

Is the pilot FAA or overseas?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can't planes fly faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 4176

Re: Why can't planes fly faster?

G650 can do it for 13 hours at about M.88. The Global does M.85 for 12. Yes, the C Ten is only good for about 4.5 hours.

Absolutely no corporate operator worries terribly about fuel burns.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A VLA Trijet?
Replies: 34
Views: 3124

Re: A VLA Trijet?

A factor in the 727 design was the take-off weather mins was 1sm for a twin and 1/2 sm for three- engines. Plus the wing was optimized for field performance at KLGA prior to the piers extended the runway available.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can't planes fly faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 4176

Re: Why can't planes fly faster?

But, M.90 at F450 isn't a whole lot faster than an airliner at M.82 at F330. Plus at the higher levels you can be above the tailwinds, but out of the headwinds.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 9828

Re: The future of 50 seat RJs

Avionics upgrade will likely DECREASE weight by 400-500 pounds as doing so did on the Global and the Challengers. CRT screens are heavier than LCD screens by a lot, plus the radio control heads go away, CDUs become virtual with just a keyboard.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash
Replies: 93
Views: 20140

Re: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash

As a defense lawyer I find the outrage over the filing of a lawsuit after an accident both amusing and odd. Product-liability lawsuits are a significant means by which the state of the art is advanced and manufacturers are compelled to design and build safe products. And people have the legal right...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Medical Certification With ADD
Replies: 36
Views: 14726

Re: Medical Certification With ADD

The point isn't that th drugs are banned in many cases; it's the FAA CAMI insists on a specific, individual evaluation. Flying planes involves a lot more senses than drivin, obviously

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash
Replies: 93
Views: 20140

Re: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash

Not a T7 pilot, but there must be an aural "AUTO THROTTLE" sounded when disconnecting the A/T manually or a system disconnect. It could be added to touchdown. But why?

GF

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