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by IAHFLYR
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta 767-200 routes?
Replies: 31
Views: 3478

Re: Delta 767-200 routes?

My very first B762 flight was in summer of 1983, IAH-ATL. I remember sitting just in front of engine #1 when they started it. The ramp was wet from earlier ran and when it spooled up there was a huge tornado of water from the ramp up to the nacelle, very cool I thought at the time. Not sure how long...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6135

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

atcsundevil wrote:
Our 12 second updates do us some favors sometimes (you know what I mean),


Oh yes I do know what you mean!! :)

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Flying as a hobby
Replies: 9
Views: 4173

Re: Flying as a hobby

Absolutely flying as a hobby. Got my private at 17 at FMY and wanted to be a corporate or airline driver. Well Viet Nam had just ended so my chances of gaining one of those jobs was slim and not at all. So went into U.S. Army for ATC which proved to be a four year stint and then 32 with the FAA as a...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6135

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

My former facility was one of the first if not the first to implement ADS-B and Fusion piping multiple RADAR sensors into our STARS automation and that was about 10 years back. We have ONE second updates with it as opposed to the normal terminal updates from the RADAR sites at 4.8 seconds. Amazing h...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6135

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

The skill (and/or level of cooperation) of the crew can either help us or hurt us. The vast majority of pilots are more than willing to oblige, because they know we have a job to do. Similarly, I think the best controllers are the ones who have a better understanding that pilots also have a job to ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6135

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

Wow, what a pile of questions all of which are good questions. As a now retired controller who worked at a HUB airport when we did both tower and approach control back in the 80's and 90's to later ending my career as just an approach controller when the tower moved across the airport I'll attempt t...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's the procedure for runway incursion after the touchdown?
Replies: 12
Views: 2125

Re: What's the procedure for runway incursion after the touchdown?

Really, the protection against this scenario lies with ATC. Correct, though there are times where a ground vehicle will for some unknown reason get confused and crosses an active runway without any ATC clearance which is one reason we'd constantly scan the runway visually and also with the use of A...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do follow me vehicles avoid running into planes or getting affected by their jet blast on taxiways in very low vis?
Replies: 12
Views: 1927

Re: How do follow me vehicles avoid running into planes or getting affected by their jet blast on taxiways in very low v

No, ON. The following quote is from U.S.DOT, FAA, SAFO15006 dated May 19, 2015, "The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) uses airport surface surveillance capabilities at some of the busiest airports in the U.S. to determine aircraft and vehicle location when they are operating on an airport...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Republic trivia
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: Republic trivia

Although they are not all from the same year, these three timetables of the founding airlines all pre-date the merger: http://www.departedflights.com/SO070178.html http://www.departedflights.com/NC102972.html http://www.departedflights.com/RW090180.html I see Denver on all three. Exactly....BINGO! ...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do follow me vehicles avoid running into planes or getting affected by their jet blast on taxiways in very low vis?
Replies: 12
Views: 1927

Re: How do follow me vehicles avoid running into planes or getting affected by their jet blast on taxiways in very low v

At some airports the ground vehicles have some sort of Ads-b transponder. I’d be taxiing around and see airport operations vehicles driving around. I’d look on my iPad and see the ground vehicles on the taxi chart and their call sign as well. I thought it was kind of neat seeing the conga line of s...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Republic trivia
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: Republic trivia

I'll take DEN.

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Celebrity Sightings on Flights
Replies: 23
Views: 1828

Re: Celebrity Sightings on Flights

LAX-IAH Cindy Crawford back in early 90's CO First she sat across the cabin, talked to nobody. PHL-IAH Rihanna 2010ish UA First she sat next to me, very quiet, polite and beautiful. PHL-IAH Dikembe Mutombo 2011ish UA First after his NBA playing days sat next to me in Row 1 in 2011. His knees hit the...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)

LH658 wrote:
Guest at the Marriott use the tunnel to run in, as the Tunnel I think is half a mile.


Nope, the tunnel is round trip back the Marriott is over 1.5 if not more miles.

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PDC in 727 cockpit
Replies: 27
Views: 3080

Re: PDC in 727 cockpit

We had the ‘bare bones’ model, on routes over the gulf or down the AR routes off the east coast we had brief periods far enough from land where we had no nav aid reception at all and we’d just hold a heading until land got closer again.. Oh man love seeing that you guys had no reception from LEV or...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)

The underground train - while cool for transit nerds like me and I expect others on a.net - also isn't much of a time saver, though it may be useful with a roller bag because I imagine rolling a bag on the carpet in the tunnel isn't much fun. Why would anyone want to use the underground train unles...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 36741

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

2travel2know2 wrote:
It should say "WN returns to IAH", as WN did fly IAH-HOU for some time, if I recall correctly, about the same time Continental flew IAH-DAL.


That appears that you've go tWN flying IAH to HOU!! They actually flew IAH-DAL and HOU-DAL. CO Express did the IAH-DAL route.

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)

If you need to through each terminal there's no need to redo security whether your walking or taking the train. To further clarify, only the Skyway train above ground is inside security. The underground train is outside security, so it is important to specify which system is inside/outside security.

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)

IAH is somewhat different different these days with the old north part of Terminal C torn down with C1-15 a brand new north side terminal that opened probably three years ago or so. It is bright, airy, modern and open, nothing like the old part of Terminal C that you remember. To answer your questio...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline test flights?
Replies: 12
Views: 3051

Re: Airline test flights?

Max Q wrote:
IIRC the 757 fleet manager was Dave Sanctuary in those days, nice guy, flew with him once


I had met him and after thinking about what I wrote it wasn't the Fleet Manager, but the Chief Pilot for the B75's.

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline test flights?
Replies: 12
Views: 3051

Re: Airline test flights?

At the carrier I worked as a crew scheduler for pilots were always adamant that we refer to it as a Functional Check Flight, as test flights were for experimental aircraft, and those pilots got paid way more. Functional Check Flight (FCF) well used term in the military and letter of agreement betwe...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline test flights?
Replies: 12
Views: 3051

Re: Airline test flights?

When CO was getting their B752's added to the fleet they were required to make a few test flights as the old swipe a credit card phones (GE I think) were being installed to see what if any impact they'd have on navigation components. I knew the fleet Manager pretty well and he asked me to ride the j...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interesting Flight Who knows what this is??
Replies: 6
Views: 2163

Re: Interesting Flight Who knows what this is??

Aerial mapping or air sampling, happens all the time for any number of reasons. They work closely with ATC to formulate a flight plan concept with routings, altitudes, turn points etc., times to start/end the sorties. Flight crew and ATC working together as always (so we hope) and all is good. :thum...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s
Replies: 24
Views: 5085

Re: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s

I would think, not being a pilot, but that tailwind would have exceeding their landing gear speed. I would have to ask around at the tower why they were not on a 19/19 operations. The only complication would be if OAK were landing on 30 then SFO would be kind of forced into this operations, but sti...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going out of your way to fly a special type
Replies: 67
Views: 6482

Re: Going out of your way to fly a special type

While not something I would normally do, I've flown AA from IAH-DFW-ORD rather than IAH-ORD just to fly on one of the last Super 80's I though I'd probably be able to ride. Then a few months later found myself booking DL from IAH-ATL-RSW rather than the usual UA IAH-RSW non-stop just to ride on an M...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: "HALO1" and "HALO2" routing SMX-TUL today
Replies: 17
Views: 4169

Re: "HALO1" and "HALO2" routing SMX-TUL today

Well, then if that 1/8 mi visibility was expected to hold that would mean VBG would be closed while SMX was open. However, it appears these aircraft also flew TUL-SMX-TUL on Aug 31/Sept 1 so for whatever reason,it seems they prefer to use SMX. Yes, Vandenberg itself is very large and the runway is ...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: "HALO1" and "HALO2" routing SMX-TUL today
Replies: 17
Views: 4169

Re: "HALO1" and "HALO2" routing SMX-TUL today

The base may not have suitable parking for them. They might prefer to just park at the FBO at SMX. Also, this morning VBG was reporting just 1/8 Mile visibility while SMX is reporting 3/4 Mile. SMX, considering it is a commercial airport likely has better ILS. Both of them have ILS RVR mins of 2,40...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was it like to fly during the weeks following 9/11?
Replies: 10
Views: 2178

Re: What was it like to fly during the weeks following 9/11?

Flew IAH-RSW on Sept. 24th, plane had maybe 20 passengers. On the way home flew RSW-MIA-IAH, the CO MD80 from MIA had exaclty three passengers. I'd gotten my upgrade to first class a day before, but the crew brought the other two folks up to first class as well. It was very strange in all the airpor...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United Airlines 737s with PTVs
Replies: 1
Views: 1008

Re: United Airlines 737s with PTVs

https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfle ... t-tracking
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Can't help ya with what a CEO may or may not do, but take a look for yourself regarding the PDE.

https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfle ... t-tracking

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?
Replies: 77
Views: 7506

Re: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?

We had a married couple that flew together most of the time on the MD80 at Continental She was the Captain and he was the FO, they were able to bid to fly together most of the time I'm fairly certain I know who you're speaking of. After you guys retired the 80's I believe they went to the 737 fleet.

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Galley servicing limiting turnaround time
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Re: Galley servicing limiting turnaround time

I have seen on many occasions catering done while boarding a plane when seated in first class. One of the Flight Attendants will stand near the galley entrance while the catering is completed, so I very much doubt it is not legal though in a perfect world they'd prefer to have catering completed pri...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?
Replies: 34
Views: 2622

Re: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?

https://reports.aviation-safety.net/199 ... N14931.pdf
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TWA772LR wrote:
I remember Expressjet actually using the 145 for training in the early 2000s. I think they kept one or 2 on the apron at the XJ hangar just for that.


They did and also had an accident at BPT while doing traning.

https://reports.aviation-safety.net/199 ... N14931.pdf

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”
Replies: 28
Views: 3943

Re: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”

To complicate matters more, like a lot of larger airports, CDG has two tower frequencies, one for north and one for south. You get used to it. Oh for sure, at IAH, DFW, MIA, ATL, DEN, PHX, LAX, etc., there are multiple tower frequencies that are required due to the dual/triple independent simultane...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”
Replies: 28
Views: 3943

Re: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”

Some airports have two tower frequencies, one for IFR traffic (English only) and one for VFR traffic (English or local language). They're both used by the same controller but allows to separate the VFR chatter from commercial operations. IMHO, as a pilot I would not like that at all. I want to know...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”
Replies: 28
Views: 3943

Re: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”

The controller out there must have been bored out of his mind at 2am talking to only us :lol: At least they were talking to ya! :checkmark: Since they opened the new tower at IAH back in 1997, TRACON was 1.5 miles from it so they had their own crews over there working the shifts so no more to monit...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Calling all Non-pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 2758

Re: Calling all Non-pilots

peterjohns wrote:
ATC requires a medical class II - at least here in Europe.


Yep, Class II medical is also required in the U.S.

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”
Replies: 28
Views: 3943

Re: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”

Another place you hear this frequently is flying into larger airports at night. For example in El Paso, one controller is working every frequency from Clearance delivery to Approach so sometimes you either stay on approach all the way until shutdown on the ramp or change to each one of his frequenc...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”
Replies: 28
Views: 3943

Re: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”

Notice also the controller did NOT say "change to my frequency..." Elimination of the words "to" and "for" is important not to confuse "two" and "four" which historically, has caused confusion, especially when English is a second language. About 5 y...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?
Replies: 34
Views: 2622

Re: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?

Back in the mid to late 80's CO would do I training flights with the B727's and DC9's at IAH during midnight shifts as well as TranStar with their DC9-50's and MD82's. It was great and helped the night fly by with a couple of trainers doing ILS and touch-n-goes.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2542

Re: Dated flight terms?

Ya know I'm not certain of this, but I'd be "check flying" is a dated term these days!

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed
Replies: 23
Views: 3303

Re: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed

The performance calculation could have involved using less flap and thus needing a longer takeoff run. The advantage of doing this would be better initial climb performance. Absolutely, though still got the attention of us tower controllers regardless. It would have been nice if the crew would have...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Diversion
Replies: 11
Views: 969

Re: Diversion

Goes back a few years now, but ELP-IAH, held around CLL area for probably 30 minutes before starting the approach to IAH with storms all around the airport. They abandoned the approach (probably very smart move) and headed north to DFW for gas where we sat for about an hour. Taxied out only to sit f...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed
Replies: 23
Views: 3303

Re: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed

[quote="Max Q"]Continental really stretched the limits of what the MD80 could do, mainly because they just didnt have the right equipment in those days for many routes quote] I can remember working in the old tower at IAH and watching a CO MD80 going to BOS or maybe even SEA departing Runw...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2542

Re: Dated flight terms?

Max Q wrote:
That takes me back to my cancelled check flying days, been there and done that

Best wishes


Was that in a C210, BE58 or MU2? Boy there's a "dated flight term", MU2!! Not many of them flying around I suspect.

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2542

Re: Dated flight terms?

Ever issue a “cleared thru” clearance? I got one once, “cleared to Denver (Stapleton) through Grand Island via xxxx, Maintain xxxx, report off Grand Island on this frequency”. No other traffic, so IFR while quick fueling. Yes I did, though not very often and probably not more than a handful of time...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2542

Re: Dated flight terms?

Wasn’t there a time, a visual approach required radar coverage, so a contact was the only option or cancel? It would have a long time ago—70s maybe. I’ve been given cruise clearances by Oakland OAC in the Pacific. Unusual. As long as I recall (late 70's) having RADAR for a visual approach was not r...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2542

Re: Dated flight terms?

DF Steer, not even sure if the AFSS contractor (whoever it is these days) even knows what the term DF Steer refers to at all. :shakehead: LOC Back Course approach and NDB approach. Yes they still exist and I believe still a requirement to fly one if available for instrument checkride. Runway Visibil...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KLM Radio Call Signs
Replies: 7
Views: 1622

Re: KLM Radio Call Signs

Usually, the reason for the letter suffix is there is another flight with the same call sign scheduled or a flight plan filed for that flight. Normally, it becomes when a flight from A to B is delayed and there is a scheduled gauge (equipment) change at B. The B to C leg is not delayed to accommoda...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?
Replies: 33
Views: 2213

Re: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?

RSW is also unspectacular. Really, so the scenery inbound from the northwest just to the west of SRQ and then south along the Gulf Coast with Sanibel/Captiva Islands to your right then turn final over Ft. Myers Beach when landing Runway 6 you don't like. :o Okay, to each their own though some find ...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parallel Runway Assignment
Replies: 15
Views: 1635

Re: Parallel Runway Assignment

DFW works similarly, as does ATL, so I’d assume YYZ would be about the same. You can also add IAH to the list. Landing west, 26R/26L/27 the northwest corner would normally use 26R, northeast corner 26L along with some blending from the southeast corner which would normally use 27 along with the sou...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions re. VNAV to 737 pilot please :-)
Replies: 17
Views: 2034

Re: Questions re. VNAV to 737 pilot please :-)

I'm pretty sure it was their culture as you mention.

As for LVL CHG in the climb reference I made a few posts earlier, I failed to put in that VNAV climbs do an excellent job and leaving 10,000' MSL will accelerate to the FMC climb profile speed in the CLB page. My bad! :banghead:

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