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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ 200series Flap Woe's
Replies: 11
Views: 12606

RE: CRJ 200series Flap Woe's

Thanks Troubleshooter for putting into words what I was trying to describe. Speaking of flaps, I forgot to mention that a new "Skew Detection" system is being incorporated on some carrier's CRJ 200's to comply with an <acronym title="Avialeasing Aviation Co. (Uzbekistan)">AD</acronym> regarding flap...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Registration Request
Replies: 5
Views: 2251

RE: US Registration Request

Thanks for the help!

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Registration Request
Replies: 5
Views: 2251

RE: US Registration Request

Cool thanks for your help!

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Registration Request
Replies: 5
Views: 2251

RE: US Registration Request

Wow. That's the first time the Forum didn't come through with a registration request. I guess we have no folks from Republic on the Civil Av. forum. Thanks anyways!

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit Windscreens Getting Damaged By Winds?
Replies: 26
Views: 3901

RE: Cockpit Windscreens Getting Damaged By Winds?

I've seen the landing light lens covers on our fleet crack on numerous occasions due to the hot glycol being applied to a cold soaked aircraft. Granted, the lens cover is nowhere near as beefy as a windscreen, but it's the same principle. For what it's worth, you can fly one leg with the damaged lan...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ 200 Aileron Droop
Replies: 4
Views: 5658

RE: CRJ 200 Aileron Droop

We've had a couple wreite-ups of config trim warnings which turned out to be caused by aileron trim being out of the green or right on the edge of green. It's good to know the system works like it's supposed to <img border=0 src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" alt="Wink"><br><br>[Edite...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ 200series Flap Woe's
Replies: 11
Views: 12606

RE: CRJ 200series Flap Woe's

We've had the same issue quite a few times as well. The flaps are driven electrically by a PDU (Power Drive Unit). The PDU actually contains two separate electric motors inside of one common housing. One motor drives the flaps on the left wing, and the other drives the right wing. One motor can run ...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Registration Request
Replies: 5
Views: 2251

US Registration Request

I'm wondering if anyone knows which a/c operated US 3451 (Republic Airways) from PHL-ORD today 2-19-07. Thanks!

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency AD On CF34-3A1/-3B/-3B1
Replies: 3
Views: 3889

RE: Emergency AD On CF34-3A1/-3B/-3B1

Luckily only three aircraft in our fleet are affected by this AD. They have already been inspected with negative findings as far as I know.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Open Carrier ZED Tickets
Replies: 29
Views: 7992

RE: Open Carrier ZED Tickets

Looks like you beat me to it. Thanks!

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Open Carrier ZED Tickets
Replies: 29
Views: 7992

RE: Open Carrier ZED Tickets

I've got one here in front of me which says "Carrier : <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>", followed on the next line by "Valid via ZED CXRS." So is this one limited to <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> or not? If not, why is the carrier listed as <acronym titl...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Open Carrier ZED Tickets
Replies: 29
Views: 7992

RE: Open Carrier ZED Tickets

That's interesting. Everytime I've bought one, they specify a specific airline.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Open Carrier ZED Tickets
Replies: 29
Views: 7992

Open Carrier ZED Tickets

Someone at work was talking about a recent change to ZED tickets. He wanted to buy a ZED to fly <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>. He paid the fees and was given a ZED good on any one of three carriers serving the route. Is this something new? I was always under the impression yo...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Registration Request
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

RE: Registration Request

Neat site...thanks guys!

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Registration Request
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

RE: Registration Request

Wow that was fast! How'd you look it up so quickly?

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Registration Request
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

Registration Request

Hello. I am looking for the aircraft registration that flew US 1659 ORD-PHL on 31 Jan 07. Thanks.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When You Know You're Catching The Cold
Replies: 15
Views: 2798

RE: When You Know You're Catching The Cold

Try Cold Ease or a generic zinc lozenge. Begin taking them at the first sign of a cold and keep taking 3 or 4 per day until your symptoms are gone. Not only does it shorten the life of your cold, it also makes the symptoms less severe. It works every time for me. Just make sure you avoid citrus frui...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Severe Icing Sucks
Replies: 26
Views: 3751

RE: Severe Icing Sucks

LOL, I know her well. She's a great mechanic, and she keeps the morale up Silly Interestingly enough, she used to serve wings before she worked for us Smile

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Severe Icing Sucks
Replies: 26
Views: 3751

RE: Severe Icing Sucks

Saab2000, stop by the hangar sometime in Philthy and say Hi! Wink

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Compressor Washing
Replies: 53
Views: 16492

RE: Compressor Washing

We do compressor washes on the CF34-3B1's on a time/cycle basis as well as for trends we see in the ITT, etc. We use a detergent solution mixed with water. When it's below freezing, we add isopropyl alcohol to the mix. We usually do two wash cycles followed by as many rinse cycles as necessary to re...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Bird Strike On A US 734 Today
Replies: 41
Views: 19789

RE: Bad Bird Strike On A US 734 Today

We had a goose strike in <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> last week on one of our aircraft. It took out the radome, <acronym title="CityJet (Ireland)">WX</acronym> radar antenna, and did some structural damage to the bulkhead behind the rad...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airliners Can Dump Fuel?
Replies: 33
Views: 7556

RE: Which Airliners Can Dump Fuel?

I think the old Rockwell Sabreliner jets could jettison from near the tailcone.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Jumpseats
Replies: 9
Views: 8036

RE: CRJ Jumpseats

Yes, there is one that slides out and folds down. I rode in it yesterday. Not exactly comfortable, but still pretty fun Wink

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official STS-116 Discovery Mission Thread
Replies: 192
Views: 10280

RE: Official STS-116 Discovery Mission Thread

Thanks for the information!

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official STS-116 Discovery Mission Thread
Replies: 192
Views: 10280

RE: Official STS-116 Discovery Mission Thread

I saw the shuttle from Wilmington, Delaware during the launch. I saw it about 6 minutes after it launched. It stayed in view for about a minute and a half or so. It looked like a bright orange light moving from south to north really fast at about 30 degrees above the horizon. I had the radio broadca...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Just Launch The Friggin' Shuttle!....
Replies: 56
Views: 4256

RE: Just Launch The Friggin' Shuttle!....

I just saw the shuttle from here in Wilmington, Delaware. I saw it about 6 minutes after it launched. It stayed in view for about a minute and a half or so. It looked like a bright orange light moving from south to north really fast at about 30 degrees above the horizon. I had the radio broadcast go...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.neters From Chicagoland!
Replies: 157
Views: 4433

RE: A.neters From Chicagoland!

Originally from gold ole Niles here. Now Wilmington, <acronym title="Condor Flugdienst (Germany)">DE</acronym>. I ought to open a Chicago pizza place out here. I'd make a killing. Their idea of pizza out here is to take a round piece of cardboard, soak it overnight in water, spread some sauce and ch...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Wants Flu Shots For Illegals..
Replies: 48
Views: 3275

RE: Bush Wants Flu Shots For Illegals..

Use that tax money and vaccinate us LEGAL citizens for free. Is it just me, or is this whole administration bass ackwards?!

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Home FM Wireless Transmitters
Replies: 3
Views: 1859

Home FM Wireless Transmitters

Howdy all. It's Christmas shopping time again. I'm looking for advice on a device to transmit an <acronym title="Shanghai Airlines (China)">FM</acronym> signal from the output of a <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> soundcard to an <acronym title="Sha...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Routes In Kansas
Replies: 8
Views: 3841

RE: US Airways Routes In Kansas

Gotcha. I figured it had something to do with another airline takeover. Thanks!

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines' Future Destinations?
Replies: 80
Views: 9772

RE: Midwest Airlines' Future Destinations?

ATWZW170, are you based in PHL? If so, all three of us can hate it together Wink

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Routes In Kansas
Replies: 8
Views: 3841

US Airways Routes In Kansas

Just how did US Airways come about flying their little niche markets in the Plaines states? It seems a little odd for a (formerly) mainly East Coast airline to have a seperate mini-operation in the middle of the country.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines' Future Destinations?
Replies: 80
Views: 9772

RE: Midwest Airlines' Future Destinations?

I heard a nice rumor floating around involving <acronym title="Air Wisconsin (USA)">ZW</acronym> and <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym>. I'll just say that it involves MUCH more than just signing a contract for feeder service.... <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Serious Is A Lighning Strike?
Replies: 30
Views: 5308

RE: How Serious Is A Lighning Strike?

CRJ's are like magnets for lightning. We had one a few weeks ago that was down for several days. Rivets were melted, fairings burned, the whole nine yards. The tailcone had damage as well and it actually had to be changed. A few months back we had a strike that resulted in EFIS Comp Mon flashing eve...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 70s Airline Disaster Movie: The Pilot
Replies: 15
Views: 8665

RE: 70s Airline Disaster Movie: The Pilot

I was thumbing through a copy of ALPA magazine at work last week. One of the letters to the editor talks about a few aviation themed movies, with "The Pilot" being one of them. The writer, a pilot for an airline, mentions how the scene about a drop in temperature near the jetstream being a warning o...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant MD-80 Emergency Landing At CID Injures 2
Replies: 33
Views: 11268

RE: Allegiant MD-80 Emergency Landing At CID Injures 2

I've seen the same thing happen on a CRJ-200. The plane evacuated due to an "acrid electrical" smoke. Turns out the APU was leaking oil internally causing the smell in the bleed air. You could also smell it from the APU exhaust. It is very pungent, and almost did smell like something electrical burn...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN U.S. Airways Plane Catches Fire On Runway
Replies: 54
Views: 23866

RE: CNN U.S. Airways Plane Catches Fire On Runway

I flew on that aircraft 3 weeks ago from ORD-PHL.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone In PHL Taking Pics Today (8/20)?
Replies: 0
Views: 3960

Anyone In PHL Taking Pics Today (8/20)?

Were any of you guys in PHL taking pics this afternoon over at the Express hangar?

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Air & Water Show - Why No Airliners?
Replies: 38
Views: 5779

RE: Chicago Air & Water Show - Why No Airliners?

Let me get this straight...C-150s and Piper Archers are a major threat to downtown "Chitcago" so Daley closes <acronym title="Chicago - Merrill C. Meigs (CGX / KCGX) (closed), USA - Illinois">CGX</acronym>. Yet the same hypocrite books a whole airshow filled with supersonic and aerobatic aircraft wh...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 APU's
Replies: 20
Views: 13998

RE: CRJ-200 APU's

From what I've been told, the real "screamers" out there have actually been damaged by glycol ingestion. Apparently the rampers shoot glycol down the intake in the winter. The APU tries to compress it, and it tweaks the blades enough to give the APU a permanent howl while operating from then on. <br...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carry-on Restrictions Will Last - Clark Ervin
Replies: 117
Views: 11500

RE: Carry-on Restrictions Will Last - Clark Ervin

This will be fun for non-revs who usually bring carry-ons only due to multiple changes in plans on the day of departure due to flight loads.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BTS.GOV And Aircraft N#'s
Replies: 2
Views: 3091

RE: BTS.GOV And Aircraft N#'s

Yup that's it. Thanks!

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BTS.GOV And Aircraft N#'s
Replies: 2
Views: 3091

BTS.GOV And Aircraft N#'s

I searched the forums but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. Does anyone have a direct link to the BTS.GOV website where you can see the N# of the aircraft which flew a particular flight on a specific day?

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Re-Registrations
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

RE: US Airways Re-Registrations

Thanks much for the information!

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Re-Registrations
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

US Airways Re-Registrations

I've seen quite a few "UW" suffixes on the US East metal lately. Is there a website that lists the before and after registrations of the aircrat being re-registered?

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C5 Crashes At Dover AFB
Replies: 150
Views: 34575

RE: C5 Crashes At Dover AFB

As of last week on 7-26-06, the fuselage and tail sections were still out in the field near where they came to rest. I snapped a few quick pics after visiting the AMC Museum at Dover.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL- US Airways' Embarassment
Replies: 106
Views: 12129

RE: PHL- US Airways' Embarassment

US's Express ramp operation in <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> is asinine. The majority (not all) of the Piedmont rampers couldn't care less if the flights leave on time or not, not to mention baggage. We average one aircraft damage by Pie...

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freedom Air (Delta Connection) PHL
Replies: 16
Views: 3641

RE: Freedom Air (Delta Connection) PHL

I saw it land yesterday afternoon. It was interesting to see another carrier's Dash 8 in PHL.

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Random Alcohol Testing Of Pilots And Ground Staff
Replies: 49
Views: 11635

RE: Random Alcohol Testing Of Pilots And Ground Staff

I was reading some time ago they were going to move to hair samples instead of urine for greater accuracy. Anyone else heard about this?

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by UAL Bagsmasher
Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deleting A Virus
Replies: 7
Views: 1271

RE: Deleting A Virus

Well, I have to agree that Norton does suck. We called and they jumped at the chance to help for a 'nominal charge.' I told her she may as well reformat at this point. She claims to have nothing of any real value anyway stored on her machine.

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