And any ILS with minimums greater than 200' HAT!
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 placesJump to post
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.
"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...Jump to post
"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.
If you think the C-17 gear was heavy and complex, take a look at the C-5's.
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Can't believe a Hawker and PC-12 weren't evacuated south!
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post