If they used the weight/speed formula for RJs, it’d be a significant pay cutJump to post
Back when Delta and Eastern had separate concourses in the old terminal, they each had “catchers” at the entrance of the other’s concourse, offering an earlier departure, after asking passengers where they were headed. I took advantage of That offer a few times. How would that work money-wise thoug...Jump to post
EA v. DL, you can close the thread now. At ATL, each would try to steal passengers at the the gates. Back when Delta and Eastern had separate concourses in the old terminal, they each had “catchers” at the entrance of the other’s concourse, offering an earlier departure, after asking passengers whe...Jump to post
Commuter lines go way before that, but originally it was small twin-engine planes. EA had one of the early side LOAs with ALPA allowing PBA and Bar Harbor to serve cities in New England that Eastern couldn’t serve with jets. It was a reluctant deal that ALPA swallowed due to EA’s parlous finances. T...Jump to post
Newark727 wrote:Gotcha, thanks. I don't think I've had a chance to see one get loaded or unloaded before.
It’s high off the ground and has an odd compartment above and forward of the door. Loading bags in there will require climbing into the baggage hold and having someone pass them up. Plus, no access in flight. No bizjet is cheap as an airliner to operate—too many specialized, low production rate comp...Jump to post
Industry rumors are the it’ll be the XLS/Soverign fleet running down. The Challengers are at a different price/capacity point in NTT. BBD can’t deliver them fast enough, so the EMB deal is not increase capacity. Also, 250 is a notional number, deliveries are based on customers buying shares. God ble...Jump to post
Brits have Bahamas, Bermuda, and BarbadosJump to post
Without being able to actually produce said newsletter, I'd throw the BS flag. It's impossible to believe that DL pilots would sign any letter while they are negotiating a new contract. Both sides would want to protect their own. There are a lot of very senior 9E pilots that would potentially displ...Jump to post
He had 44 arrests for violent crimes, not merely mentally ill. He was on NYC’s list of 50 most “at risk” homeless persons. May not justify the events, but the he and the public both deserve better. Making a martyr of Neely tracks with the current zeitgeist. Bragg guessed a grand jury might not indic...Jump to post
9252fly wrote:I have to admit having to find out more about Capybaras to appreciate the potential hazard on a runway, very interesting.
Ok, but at some point the loans have to be repaid, P&I, which requires some form of income—cash or capital gains from the collateral, both of which are taxed. The heirs don’t get a benefit, they get an asset at current value after paying estate taxes. There’s tax planning and there’s silliness.Jump to post
Unless if they expand the airfield, which has been talked before, or build a runway over the I-95 which also has been talked before. Airspace issues that can't practically be solved would make a second landing runway barely expand capacity True, but at some point airspace is gonna have to be config...Jump to post
SEAorPWM wrote:GalaxyFlyer wrote:As the late P.J. O’Rourke said, “giving money and power to politicians is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenagers”.
Massachusetts considered 17 year olds adults until 2012, but they could never vote.
Read up on the Happy Meal Fallacy.
https://marginalrevolution.com/marginal ... llacy.html
As the late P.J. O’Rourke said, “giving money and power to politicians is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenagers”.Jump to post
Even a kid at 7 years old buying a burger at McDonald's will be paying tax in case the state have sale tax system. I don't think that mean they should vote. But on the other hand, does that mean sales tax is unjust? Well, sales taxes (GST/PST in Canada or VAT in Europe, to name a few) are a scam. P...Jump to post
Less than 3,000 hours a year, sounds about right for the LH fleetJump to post
zrs70, in contrast, many crew members refer to it as "Bradley;" i.e., "I'm doing a Bradley turn today." e38 True - but the same can be said for many airports: Logan Kennedy LaGuardia Dulles etc. That said, do people ever fly into: Reagan Liberty Bush Those are just airport names...Jump to post
It’s a business proposition—I don’t expect empathy, sympathy or much when, as it happens the system breaks down and the service doesn’t get me to my planned destination. Over nearly 59 years being in aviation and flying on airlines, I understand it isn’t perfect; the carrier and their employees try ...Jump to post
164m sounds more like a RESA than a declared distance improvement.Jump to post
You cal only tie the record, not dumb luck, just dumbJump to post
See what it did for Sears’ future. A but like the PAA BuildingJump to post
The KLGA runways have a PCN of 63 FBWT, I doubt a landing 350 has a higher ACN than 63.Jump to post
B-52 has a lot of angle of incidence (AoA, for the Brits here)\. Aren't Angle of Incidence and AoA different terms? Where angle of incidence is the fixed chord line relative to the roll axis, and angle of attack is the chord line relative to the airflow? Same in the UK. AoA is relative to airflow, ...Jump to post
East: DYR Anadyr, Russia West: ADK Adak, Alaska, United States I have to correct myself on those, there are airports closer east and west. They are: East: MFJ Maola, Fiji West: TVU Matei, Fiji Out of curiosity, does anyone know what could be the 4 civilian extreme airports/airfields? North: Longyea...Jump to post
EA v. DL, you can close the thread now. At ATL, each would try to steal passengers at the the gates.Jump to post
eastafspot wrote:Out of curiosity, does anyone know what could be the 4 civilian extreme airports/airfields?
Yes, but their sense is opposite from US in UK engineeringJump to post
Aesma wrote:Do you commute in this ? Is your employer OK if you're late on a regular basis ? :d
But, politics is actually how society’s arrive at organizing themselves. Not dictates by supposed learned ones—philosopher-kings aren’t a thing in democraciesJump to post
A few people with Master’s degrees are definitely NOT the solution. Politics is a consensus, not a dictateJump to post
With the PW GTF issues as of late, what’s the probability of Airbus announcing a CFM LEAP option for the A220 at Paris this summer? PW and CFM are currently struggling to meet demand and both A and B are planning significant rate hikes. A lighter CFM fan for the A220 would be needed or strengthenin...Jump to post
Virgin Blue once had a billboard outside BNE, “Serving 6 cities in NZ (yes, there are 6)”Jump to post
What happened and why was there a drought 40 years ago?Jump to post
Hello Courier has slats. B-52 has a lot of angle of incidence (AoA, for the Brits here), readily apparent so take-offs and landings are level to nose down. This is a design for the bicycle gear, it doesn’t really rotate or flare. A dive and a final approach are very different maneuvers.Jump to post
At slower airspeeds, the control have a reduction in authority—a function of less airflow over the surfaces. Plus, near the ground, there’s potentially more turbulence requiring inputs to remain laterally level, tracking the runway and affecting the vertical path. It’s not forces, it’s pressures. Ma...Jump to post
I see I should correct mine, as I’ve been to NTAA (AKL) twice at 174.8E. Tech’d at Nadi on QF once at 177.5EJump to post
Do you even get any indication of a tail strike in the flight deck of a 757-300. I know when the pilots declared an emergency, they told ATC it was a suspected tail strike. Yes, TAIL STRIKE message on the EICAS. https://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/aero_06/textonly/m01txt.html Much less a...Jump to post
Pretty good explanation for why we fly one type at a time.Jump to post
North: Thule, Greenland (BGTL) 68.7N
East: Petropavlovsk (UHPP) 158.5E
West: MCAS Barking Sands (PHBK) 159.8W
South: Avalon, Vic (YMAV) 38S
Equator: WSSL 1.35N or WSSS at 1.4N. Franceville (FOON) Gabon 1.6S on the south side.
Prime: Luton (EGGW) 0.4W
These variations are usually reviewed by the OEM who, if they don’t see a technical problem, will issue a Letter of No Technical Objection or will recommend an amendment to the proposed procedure.Jump to post
I would think pedal steering would also not be available if normal nosewheel steering was disabled, I believe they use the same HYD system. Could be mistaken though. That is the case on the airplanes I have flown; if the nosewheel steering is inop then it's totally inop for both tiller and pedal in...Jump to post
I am very curious whether or not there action is justifiable and not in violation of any international laws? Sure, I will be happy to let them take my service passport, but I will never allow anyone i don't trust to hold my personal passport. Crew members are subject to all sorts of random restrict...Jump to post
Company doesn’t provide the visas? We had two passports (US), schedulers kept one for filing visa requests that went thru a 3G Visas in Houston, I believe.
Why, then, are trucks transitioning to low or zero emissions "California" standard? Then, why did Caterpillar restart new production pre-2008 3406 diesel engines? Turn in your pre-08 core and some money to get a brand new 3406E sans emissions. Rebuilding old Peterbilts is becoming the fut...Jump to post
f Good points. With the caveat that you'd have to be a big profitable company to afford that flexibility. Obviously when 3M's financials went south, so did what was a pretty top notch fit department. Guess we'll never know if a smaller operation would have survived the budget cuts. Did having such ...Jump to post
If I pay for a seat, that's my seat. If they want me to move, they need to compensate me. If the plane isn't moving until someone gives up a seat, that's the crew's problem, not mine. I totally agree with you. We should stick our gun in this kind of situations. Someone often like causing a fuss whe...Jump to post
I worked at 2 companies that allowed me to fly on their planes. But what was interesting was how they were outfitted - with as many seats as possible and hardly luxury. (ever sit in the middle seat in the rear of a Lear 35 or the one that doubles as a toilet on a King Air? - I did) Didn't bother me...Jump to post
Saudi Arabia holds passports on arrival. You get them back just before departure. No receipt either. Just a ziploc with all the crewmember passports taken away by an official. Good times. Did I enjoy flying there? Not particularly. Did I feel like I could refuse the trip on the grounds of any perso...Jump to post