On a -200, the aft stairs acted as a “tail pole” in case the aft baggage was loaded first.
Wing mounted engines also allow for fitting engines of different weights from different engine manufacturers because the heavy component is near the CofG.
Its an emergency whenever the captain or the fire scene commander says it is an emergency. Not your call, not mine except when being the captain. Any investigation will begin with “how much did the incident plane weigh”; baggage may be germane. It’s pretty clear cut in NTSB 49 Part 830 quoted above ...Jump to post
No, no; the ONLY things going to the emergency exits is YOU, no bags of ANY size. If it’s not on your person, it stays behind. Other people shouldn’t be put at risk because your selfish opinion is your laptop is irreplaceable—get a back up hard drive and leave it home. In the AF, crews used to have ...Jump to post
Passport and couple days of my BP med isn’t a burden and I’ve loads of 15 hour flights. The other advantage, I know exactly where my passport is; I can “inventory” myself at security or immigration. I’ve had passengers, in bizjets, forget their documents despite multiple warnings. Not to mention blo...Jump to post
Reference my post, I have no doubts that the airworthiness authorities are very protective of proprietary property. The penalties and potential scandal for not would be huge.
The 8-9 is dumb, the Chinese are not that gullible nor dead set on number 8, Plus it didn't help to sell the A380, China bought 5 - only : "talk to the hand". I wouldn’t be so sure, one business jet was delivered to a Chinese with a custom serial number ending in three 8s. There’s a reaso...Jump to post
Why have engine on the wings aircraft designs (eg, 757) taken over vs engine on the rear portion of the fuselage (eg, 727)? Lots of reasons: wing-mounted engines reduce wing bending moment, allowing a lighter structure. The new high bypass engines are heavier than the old low bypass turbofans and m...Jump to post
As an engineer told, me after showing some data I took to be proprietary, “engineering is a vagabond existence, we all have thumbdrives”. Now, he added, that it’s more for knowledge base, as outright copying would quickly be caught and prosecuted.
Always cared my passport and meds ON MY PERSON. Never been thru an evacuation, but anything I need, I need it nearby and not subject to some careless idiot grabbing the wrong bag from the overhead. Yes, this happened to a F/A of mine and never got it back, despite oodles of identification. I can onl...Jump to post
If you’re in DSM, why not just go home?
Good question, several modes change without specific “authorization”, THR to SPD in many evolutions. ALT CAP to ALT, for another.Jump to post
Hardly a big safety concern. I’ve tried them in trainers, not impressed, but it might be a generational thing. Cockpit ones require a firm push, so operate a bit differently than an iPad.
The only other geared fan engine, the TFE 731, was for unrelated issues also a hand grenade in its early years. Advancing technology always has hidden torments.
You may recall a TWA 7O7 that landerd after a mid air as I recall an Eastern Constellation, and of course the was the Pan Am 707 out of SFO that lost a significant portion of the outer wing after an engine failure Not just heard of it, witnessed it on the ground as the Connie broke cloud about a mi...Jump to post
”Bob Myers, flight deck chief engineer, says—for this particular design—they were faced with a choice. “If we did a wake-up or some sort of mode transition of the autothrottle and hold mode for a low-speed condition, we would have had a mode transition without the pilots authorizing that change.”&q...Jump to post
727s were tail heavy for power backs. Once tried it with a maintenance 727 and lifted the nose wheel. You could do it if you were very careful. But with no passengers especially up front it was kind of touch and go. You only used the number one and three power plants. :old: Done all the time at EAL...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:Anyone here know why A319LR were given options to fit up to six ACT, but ACJ319neo are only given options up to five ACT?
Here’s a pilot answer: because that’s they they are. We tend to deal with reality as it is, not questioning the trivia that populates our days. We’re saving brain cells for really important stuff like engine failure at V1 or what are my chances with that F/A.
Actually, the GAU-8 “belt” holds the casings through out their lives, including reloading, I believe. I doubt the issue was FOD in the engines, just economy of savings the casings. Ejecting them out the bottom would have kept the clear of the engines, if discarding was done. The M-39 cannons on the ...Jump to post
Actually a llittle off topic but regarding the 737-8M, but there is an on going argument between the FAA and Boeing that deals with UPRT, otherwise known as Extended Envelope Training and the FAA is holding the 737-8M as hostage, At this hour there is no FAA approved "Initial" training an...Jump to post
Who holds the certificate to sue?
Probably not investigated by the NTSB, they delegate light aircraft GA accidents to the FAA usually. The defining factor being visibility of the accident and its potential value for increasing safety in transportation. Hence, JFK Jr’s accident attracted NTSB attention, as did the Handcom Gulfstream ...Jump to post
DL can NOT recruit pilots for a specific fleet. Yes, they could have hired pilots from FL, probably did, but having been trained on the B717 meant nothing IF their junior number (that us, new hire seniority number) didn’t allow them to hold a B717 F/O position or there was no open B717 seat availabl...Jump to post
Loads of examples of multi-airport cites, NYC comes to mind and Chicago (ORD and MDW); Houston (IAH and HOU). But, not many US airports are slot regulated, so adding flights to the main airport isn’t difficult.
Then there was the KCHS CRJ crew who, sort of, attempted this very idea inadvertently. Data planned for Flaps 20, selected the very normal Flaps 8. During the roll, they tried to extend the Flaps to 20. With the flaps in-transit, they got the take-off warning horn. In the ensuing abort wouldn’t up i...Jump to post
I suggest you not leave your bedroom with so little faith in modern design. The 737 rudder was fixed years ago and retrofitted to all planes. If you don’t fly Boeing’s, why do you think Airbus is so much safer? After all, they’ve had their failures.
As far as flying in the military, it’s another way, but you are an commissioned officer and a leader of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines first, pilot second. if you don’t get tracked into a pilot billet are you still okay being an officer and a leader? First part is true, but learning and pra...Jump to post
That’s going back some? No, P-26 requests?
Whoever owns the certificate. But, I think, once a type is out of production for 25 (?) years, the manufacturer is released from supporting it. I’d love to hear how Boeing found an engineer or vendor to support a -4.
TERPS defines the FAP is the point where a procedure turn intersects the final approach course on a non precision approach. Only true where the facility is on the field AND no FAF is established, mostly VOR or NDB only approaches. am No, for a start PAN-OPS does not have a final approach segment on...Jump to post
I think that’s what I said, in fewer words, Zeke. The FAA defines the FAP the same way. “The final approach segment for an approach with vertical guidance or a precision approach begins where the glide slope intercepts the minimum glide slope intercept altitude shown on the approach chart. If ATC au...Jump to post
If one can go to the Canaries, the Balerics, or the Med in a few hours, why on a Earth would they fly for 16 hours to Hawaii? Heck, Havana or Miami are better than Waikiki. Plus, I’d bet it is not possible on many days due to ETP considerations. The GC route, LHR-HNL, passes just east of Anchorage ...Jump to post