Uh...surely despite the fact that I am one counterpart of airliner enthusiast, sometimes they make 'boring' 747 especially covered with skin of NW, UA, JAL... in the evening approaches. I guess you will see the greater numbers of these jumboes crowded together at Narita than any other bases in the U...Jump to post
Although never experienced go-around with myself on board, I got several impressive go arounds as a witness; CAAC B747SP (at that time) was holding short of the runway at NRT, and UA 747 were short on final and were cleared to land....but the 747SP suddenly taxied into the runway and began take off ...Jump to post
Although the following does not come out of guessed factor to the last, refered to when CI A300 crahed at NAGOYA in 1994( AP approach mode cut inperfectly result the crash on missed approach). CI has disharmony between airforce-graduated crews and company-trained crews. This can be deduced with a hi...Jump to post
Anyhow the ultimate problem is whether the conglomerate
EVA belonging to is for-ever green or is has-ever green.
Delayed post, but just one point. Air Koryo has never been and does not fly to Osaka. Only they come to Nagoya or previously HANEDA for chartered flight for carrying matsutake mushrooms late in summer and fall. So the rocket shot does not affect. The relationship between Japan and North Korea is ver...Jump to post
I often get impressed with English pronounciated by English native and non-native on ATC communications. and found some airlines can be identified by their accent because they have certain tendency in their English. For example, though it's just what I feel, Native QF,CX,BA; orthodox English. some m...Jump to post
Cedarjet, three different letters with the same flight number on the globe...what a fantasic! Actually I am reminded there used to be many south-round flights between Asia and Europe until 10-20 years ago. I imagine that must be the more annoying problem when Jets aircraft was yet to appear. On HF r...Jump to post
Hi, all. Anyone there enjoying ATC, sometimes I hear ATC communicator attach a letter 'alfa', 'delta', 'hotel' after flight number as; 'United 853 delta' 'Japan Air 366 hotel'. 'alfa' and 'delta' seems to be attached when the flight is much behind schedule, but could you tell me exactly what do they...Jump to post
Thanks all for your replies. YYz717, you gave me another point of view, the balance of trade. True Japan have trade surplus toward US, but the biggest problem is that TOYOTA does not pay JAL's captain's salary, nor SONY does <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Besides NRT-S...Jump to post
From time to time I have wondered why US carrier as NWA. UAA, Fedex have their routes Inter-Asia like NRT-Seoul, NRT-Taipei, NRT-Beijin and so on. Sure their flight of US- ASIA (SFO-Taipei, LAX-Seoul) cities should touch at NRT for technical neccesity as refuel or emergency. But why can they sell ti...Jump to post
DOORs sometimes make the flight fatal.
I remember the first hull loss accident of DC 10
was the Turkey airlines' one with cargo door's
burst because of incomplete shut.
Hi, all. I listend (enjoyed, sorry) to the ATC that day. As well as the flghts of NWA and UAA, Pakistan and ANA went to HND. 34 flghts were reportedly diverted to other airports, and downburst and microburst were observed on the final approach course. In addition, cross wind about 60 knots blew on t...Jump to post
One day many flights were peforming VOR/DME approach. All aircrafts were passing above in my sight, and I was enjoying listening to their ATC. An international flight came but failed to make VOR/DME apps and instructed by APP control to have a visual approach. My point is; 1.this company often makes...Jump to post
I recently found Flying Tigers regestration (N920FT) on ACARS and wondered if its reg. still exists even today when 10 years passed from when FT was merged to FEDEX. For one or two years after the merge, hyblid schemed 747s were seen, but all fleets have been replaced by MD11s and at the same time '...Jump to post
Sorry, let me correct Ireland to island at the latest my post. Besides, even in the central Japan as Tokyo, snow affect flights a few times in a year . Several years ago in Feb, I flew to HongKong from Narita on the day with recordable snowfall. I got to wait for two hours behind schedule. A deicing...Jump to post
The picture you saw is maybe from Sapporo airport in Hokkaido, northern Ireland of Japan. Every majar airline (JAL,ANA,JAS) has dozens of domestic flight to and from Sapporo, and they are served with wide body aircraft like 747, 777. Every winter stratified very cold air comes from the Continent to ...Jump to post
In France, I have heard they use the French languege for ATC communications
with domestic flights, and that sometimes
confuses non French pilots.
Does someone have any info about this?
Or it there any other country where non English ATC communication is performed?
Thanks for any info.
Yes, in Kansai region we have two Airports KANSAI (RJBB); intl and domestic flights ITAMI (RJOO);domestics only, but used to be a full international AP before the Kansai started. Each of them is located in Osaka. And something like shuttle trains are available both from Osaka and Kyoto. Both Itami A...Jump to post
To hear how Japanese Airport is looked is very interesting to me. Actually NRT security has been very tight since it opened in 1978, when the start up of this airport was once postponed because of so called "left wing" groups attacked and burn out the brandnew control tower a few days prior to the d...Jump to post
please allow me to correct the last mo post; the name of the book is "Mahha no Kyofu" (or "the fear of Mach"). And broken vertical fin reminded me of the crash of JAL B747SR in 1985,when cabin pressurized air blew out the fin through the hole of defectively fixed backward wall in the cabin. But in A...Jump to post
full pay loaded B747's flights from NARITA in Japan non stop to Europe. They must have REAL full range take off without exception and struggle against gravitation. What happens if one engine stops ? About ATC, they have to contact two departure controls; NARITA and HANEDA because of insuffcient alti...Jump to post
The crash of BOAC 707 over Mt Fuji is the more impressive to me because; 1)reportedly it was the result of captain's effort to please his passengers, who were the first time and probably the last time visitor to my country by showing the representative landscape of Japanese highest symbolic mountain...Jump to post
Hi, just a bit of information, in case you dont know. Seasonal topics- SW (so called "Nansei" in Japanese - "Nan" means South and "sei",west. This also used to be their call sign in ATC) used to escape their 737s to Taiwan, not other airports in Japan to avoid damage from typhoon. Nansei's territry ...Jump to post
ANA's whale painted 747 (called 'Marine
Jumbo')was repainted to usual one several years ago.
And recently it was replaced by 'Pokemon
Jet' (Pocket Monster). ANA has two Pokemons with different scheme; one is
400D for domestic and another is 400 for NRT-SFO USA flights.
Hi,everyone. Slcain, good idea. I've also wondered why in critical situation like the case in JAL JA8119 crash in 1985, cockpit crew cannot visually check their ships' status as to main wing, vertical stab and horizontal stab, latter two of which unable to observe to all on board. Leigh, yes certain...Jump to post