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by Woodreau
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: ATP Question

Maybe we found one who worked just hard enough to get an other than honorable that if the said officer had spent the same effort into doing his normal job he or she would have gotten an honorable and not have to worry about it. I would note that the administrative separation is for officers who cann...

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by Woodreau
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: ATP Question

It's pretty hard for a commissioned officer to get an other than honorable discharge. They'd have to actively work hard at getting one. Officers are either dismissed via courts-martial which is equivalent to a dishonorable discharge, or they are administratively separated for generally two reasons: ...

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by Woodreau
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”
Replies: 28
Views: 3846

Re: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”

The reason for the colors is that depending on the circuit it may not be a single discrete frequency like civilian ATC frequencies. Instead it might be a spread spectrum set. Where the frequency hops from one frequency to another at certain intervals. (A hopset). But not all are spread spectrum some...

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by Woodreau
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”
Replies: 28
Views: 3846

Re: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”

When i was in the Navy, after launching aircraft/helos off the deck, to switch the aircraft to the next controlling agency, we’d just say “Push purple.” (Or other corresponding color that corresponded to the frequency they were supposed to be on) Or if I’m already talking to an aircraft and wanted t...

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by Woodreau
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 14177

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

There was a notable accident in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where the controller issued an instruction “Descend Two Four Hundred”. (2,400 feet) Unfortunately the pilots heard “Descend to four hundred” (400 feet). So they descended to 400ft and impacted the terrain destroying the aircraft. Niner, fife an...

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by Woodreau
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What airports does JANET fly to?
Replies: 16
Views: 1761

Re: What airports does JANET fly to?

https://www.dreamlandresort.com/info/ja ... edule.html
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This is Janet flight schedule that came up on google. Don’t know how accurate it is but it appears to be updated regularly with the last update being in July. Even updated their monthly call sign “Lily”.

https://www.dreamlandresort.com/info/ja ... edule.html

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by Woodreau
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: College Graduate looking for my future in Aerospace/ Aviation but in a dilemma? Pursing the American Dream.
Replies: 25
Views: 2356

Re: College Graduate looking for my future in Aerospace/ Aviation but in a dilemma? Pursing the American Dream.

Degrees are good but in the end it’s experience that matters If you’re set on NASA, NOAA, FAA, what aspect of those organizations are you interested in? They are large organizations and not everyone in those entities are aviation related. Have you checked usajobs.gov for those organizations? You’ll ...

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by Woodreau
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: College Graduate looking for my future in Aerospace/ Aviation but in a dilemma? Pursing the American Dream.
Replies: 25
Views: 2356

Re: College Graduate looking for my future in Aerospace/ Aviation but in a dilemma? Pursing the American Dream.

Aviation is a diverse field..... just addressing specific points from your posts. If you are in retail now, maybe you can see if you can get employed at an FBO at any of the airports in the South Florida area. That would get you in. Man the front desk, be a fueler, get to talk to aircraft mechanics ...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time
Replies: 45
Views: 5880

Re: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time

Boarding 228 pax on NK/F9 takes approx 20 minutes... Zone 1 are pax who paid for priority boarding and carryon bags Zone 2-4 is everyone else. If you show up with a carryon bag in this zone you get culled from the line to join the line to pay even more extra for the bag. Even with a full A321, there...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports with the most challenging ground operations
Replies: 24
Views: 3266

Re: Airports with the most challenging ground operations

I would have to say Aspen has some pretty crazy ground ops during holiday weekends

Or Burbank.

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by Woodreau
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 14695

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

I extremely disliked the Embraer as a pilot. It's avionics were an afterthought. The FMS boxes didn't even talk to each other. To go direct. it required both crewmembers to press Direct To on their own respective box. I just never bothered entering Direct To if I was Pilot Monitoring. The Pilot Flyi...

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by Woodreau
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The status of Ultra low-cost carriers
Replies: 55
Views: 7713

Re: The status of Ultra low-cost carriers

How can NK possibly be making money operating ORD-DFW for 17.10 USD? They make their money charging you to check a bag In the cargo hold or to bring a bag onboard the aircraft to put it in the overhead bin yourself, by selling you a seat assignment, or by selling you priority boarding. They make ev...

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by Woodreau
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 112
Views: 20457

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire

It is no longer legal to manufacture Halon. Fire fighting application of halon is still legal. So any existing Halon that is in use today is from existing stocks. So until there is no more Halon, the Navy continues to use Halon for fire protection in the machinery spaces. We do wonder what is going ...

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by Woodreau
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 112
Views: 20457

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire

As far as fuel, because it is in a shipyard maintenance period, there probably isn't that much fuel onboard, just a minimal amount to be able to get the ship underway - transit the San Diego channel from 32d street past Point Loma to get to tanker alley to refuel with a tanker.. One of the first thi...

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by Woodreau
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 112
Views: 20457

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire

The Navy still uses Halon, just like the aviation industry uses Halon for fire bottles protecting the engine pods and cargo bins. Halon would not have made a difference in this fire if the fire started in the vehicle deck - as it is reported.. Halon only protects the machinery spaces, and diesel gen...

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by Woodreau
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Family Center Fuel Tank system changes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

Re: A320 Family Center Fuel Tank system changes?

Around 2014 is about when I started seeing the center tank pumps feed into the wing tanks instead of to the engines in our new 320s being delivered from XFW and TLS

The first plane in our fleet with that new center tank configuration was abound 6200-6300

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by Woodreau
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visual vs. ILS approach
Replies: 27
Views: 3035

Re: Visual vs. ILS approach

A visual approach has nothing to do with automation. It can be flown with or without automation. Most approaches are visual approaches 99% of the time, even the ones who are flying that “longer final approach.” The only way you’ll know is if you listen to the approach frequency and hear what the con...

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by Woodreau
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S
Replies: 21
Views: 1502

Re: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S

In the Northern Domestic Airspace in Canada, since you have to use True for navigation, for all of the airports located in the Canadian NDA, their runways are numbered in TRUE as well instead of magnetic. Here is something from an ICAO air navigation conference less than 2 years ago which proposes s...

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by Woodreau
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Celestial Nav - Sextant Ports
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

Re: Celestial Nav - Sextant Ports

That was the original means of navigation for the SR-71. That was moving at 6 miles per second. Yeah Mach 3 is somewhere around 27 miles per minute, or roughly 1 mile every 2.5 seconds, not 6 miles per second. From a commercial aviation standpoint, celestial navigation is not taught and there are n...

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by Woodreau
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake
Replies: 33
Views: 2519

Re: Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake

No such animal as auto brakes on a CRJ-200/700/900/1000.

There is anti-skid but no auto brakes. Manual brakes only.

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by Woodreau
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake
Replies: 33
Views: 2519

Re: Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake

As far as turboprops go, beta is fairly effective in getting the aircraft slowed and stopped. I remember landing on a contaminated runway and being asked by the controller for a braking action report after vacating the runway. I had to respond that I couldn’t give one because I didn’t use any brakes...

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by Woodreau
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta JFK and LGA Ops frequencies
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: Delta JFK and LGA Ops frequencies

Just keep scanning and you’ll find them eventually.

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by Woodreau
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpaceX Starlink Satellites / Internet during flights
Replies: 16
Views: 2815

Re: SpaceX Starlink Satellites / Internet during flights

Wouldn’t airlines have to reequip all of their airplanes to use starlink? It would require a lot of resources to switch that airlines currently don’t have. I do see starlink being a game changer, There are 18 more launches by the end of 2021 with each launch putting 60 more satellites into low earth...

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by Woodreau
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: P-8 Poseidon, fighter escorts needed?
Replies: 38
Views: 3939

Re: P-8 Poseidon, fighter escorts needed?

Too bad we are pulling out of the Open Skies Treaty.....

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by Woodreau
Sat May 30, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Back up ops centers
Replies: 11
Views: 3394

Re: Back up ops centers

AA and Envoy both have separate back up Operations center somewhere in downtown Dallas as well. Spirit has their backup Operations center in Detroit which they activate if a hurricane threaten their primary operations center in Miramar. this past spring, system operations was run remotely from each ...

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by Woodreau
Wed May 27, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46862

Re: AA Furlough > Flowback?

jfklganyc wrote:
It was never in the contract guys.


The flowback provision was in Letter 3 of the ALPA Eagle contract / Supp W of the APA contract. Both of those contracts have been replaced by new contracts since 2013 which do not have the option of flowback.

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by Woodreau
Tue May 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Seniority
Replies: 20
Views: 3540

Re: Pilot Seniority

At one of my previous airlines, we had one first officer who had no business being a first officer, he couldn't talk on the radio, he couldn't fly a normal line flight. However he was very good at passing PCs and oral exams. so every time he was reported to professional standards and the training de...

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by Woodreau
Sun May 24, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight School Recommendations for Student Pilot
Replies: 12
Views: 3536

Re: Flight School Recommendations for Student Pilot

I assume you have cleared up your first class medical issues you posted about late last year? If so, then flight schools shouldn’t matter... Although the FOs I fly with now, six years ago had zero flight time and started flight training In 2012-2013 when there was an aviation downturn then and are n...

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by Woodreau
Mon May 11, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 with non-FADEC engines?
Replies: 13
Views: 1953

Re: 747-400 with non-FADEC engines?

Is there such a thing as a non FADEC engine in production anymore? I think you’d have to spend money to R&D a new engine that doesn’t have FADEC before you can start to do everything In the post above to get the plane certified to fly with that non FADEC engine.

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by Woodreau
Mon May 11, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do I know if I can use CAT I, II, III in particular airport
Replies: 12
Views: 2178

Re: How do I know if I can use CAT I, II, III in particular airport

There will be a special Cat 2/3 chart but we have to compare the minimums on the cat2/3 chart and compare our op specs authorized minimums and use the most conservative minimums. So it’s not just look at the minimums on the chart and use those numbers like it is for cat 1 ILSs. Linked is a cat 2/3 c...

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by Woodreau
Thu May 07, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any real-world a320 pilots here, please (climb out advice)?
Replies: 16
Views: 5256

Re: Any real-world a320 pilots here, please (climb out advice)?

It shouldn’t keep climbing, or revert to V/S with the aural triple click. It should ALT* and the FDs should still capture the preselected altitude.

Seems like a bad flight model or Poorly written autopilot model.

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by Woodreau
Mon May 04, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ship a freezer by air?
Replies: 16
Views: 2970

Re: Ship a freezer by air?

An air cargo freight forwarder should be able to tell you if they can they can accept a commercial freezer as air freight or not. You'll just get internet opinion here - worth about how much you paid for it.. But googling netted this. https://www.hazmattool.com/info.php?language=en&a=Refrigerati...

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by Woodreau
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Operating Only East Side?
Replies: 22
Views: 3479

Re: DFW Operating Only East Side?

The west control tower is being kept as a back up in case the east control tower becomes contaminated or infected.

To avoid a repeat of Las Vegas.

The center control tower is serving as the back up to the tracon, in case the tracon needs to get disinfected.

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by Woodreau
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Simulator Training to increase?
Replies: 4
Views: 1806

Re: Simulator Training to increase?

https://ops.group/blog/wp-content/uploa ... months.pdf
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Or just request an exemption (Exemption 18511) from currency requirements.

Though those pilots may only exercise the exemption from currency requirements in domestic operations not international.

https://ops.group/blog/wp-content/uploa ... months.pdf

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by Woodreau
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Throttle/Thrust Settings, How's It Work?
Replies: 12
Views: 1929

Re: Throttle/Thrust Settings, How's It Work?

Usually the difference between flying max cruise speed and the filed flight plan speed for a short flight (less than 6 hours) is minimal. Max cruise for an A320 is M0.80, (if you turned autothrust off and manually controlled the thrust levers it is M0.82, but you'd be constantly adjusting the thrust...

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by Woodreau
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Throttle/Thrust Settings, How's It Work?
Replies: 12
Views: 1929

Re: Throttle/Thrust Settings, How's It Work?

Hello and welcome to a.net 1. For most airliners today, there is no physical connection between the thrust levers and the engine. There is a computer called a FADEC that controls the engine, the thrust levers are an input to that computer. The FADEC does the "magic" and does the minutiae o...

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by Woodreau
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Racetrack, when to descend
Replies: 1
Views: 1092

Re: Racetrack, when to descend

You can look at the second page of LOWL_24-5-2_en. https://eaip.austrocontrol.at/lo/200327/Charts/LOWL/LO_AD_2_LOWL_24-5-2_en.pdf It has the at or above altitude restrictions as you fly the PETEN 1D transition to PEROL. WL811 and WL821 at or above 5000 WL826, WL828, PEROL at or above 4000 If you’re ...

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by Woodreau
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ 145 Flying Manual
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Re: ERJ 145 Flying Manual

Googling led me to this. https://www.esscoaircraft.com/c-6266-embraer-emb-145.aspx But in general every airline has their own specific manual, so it’s proprietary. As an example, I flew a CRJ-700 for one airline, when I sat in the CRJ-700 jumpseat flown by another airline, I had no clue what they we...

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by Woodreau
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19245

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

I had to drive out to the FedEx location at MCO today & noticed that F9 had parked 5 A320's in the remote stand normally used by long-haul airlines. Here's their fleet status: https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Frontier-Airlines It looks like NK is not pulling their fleet down substantially,...

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by Woodreau
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does reverse thrust actually decrease stopping distance?
Replies: 16
Views: 4428

Re: Does reverse thrust actually decrease stopping distance?

For me it depends on the airport - for DFW, I don't use any autobrakes, just idle reverse. Landing on 17C with no brakes, the aircraft is slowed to taxi by M6 and I coast right into the gate without touching any brakes until the marshaller signals to stop. For BUR, medium autobrake is selected, but ...

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by Woodreau
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 364
Views: 29423

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Looks like the DOT is going to require Spirit to start flying to Albuquerque NM 3x weekly and Birmingham AL and Macon GA 1x weekly as part of its minimum service requirement. I don’t recall spirit ever operating to those cities. https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2020-04/CARES%20Fina...

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by Woodreau
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 364
Views: 29423

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/NKS9031

Taking delivery of a new 320 NEO BFM-DTW right now.
Probably go thru conformity at DTW and then park it somewhere for a while.
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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/NKS9031

Taking delivery of a new 320 NEO BFM-DTW right now.
Probably go thru conformity at DTW and then park it somewhere for a while.

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by Woodreau
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 364
Views: 29423

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

What I find interesting is that Frontier parked all of their CEO planes and are only flying the 320 NEO. Spirit is parking all of their 320 NEOs and operating their 28 daily round trips with a mixture of 319s/320s/321s CEOs. The NEOs are parked at DFW/AFW the parked CEOs are at YIP, LAS, ACY, LBE, D...

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by Woodreau
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Consolidation of Airport Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 9295

Re: Consolidation of Airport Operations

I thought this was a pretty good idea. Because DFW has 3 air traffic control towers, they have consolidated all their operations to one control tower. All traffic is taking off and landing on 17/35 controlled by the east tower. The west tower and rwys 18/36 are closed. If there is a need to disinfec...

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by Woodreau
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19245

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

Spirit stops flying on April 8 (only 21 stations will be served after this date). Spirit planes will be joining the frontier ones parked on the ramp.
The remaining flying will just be one daily flight between the 21 stations.

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by Woodreau
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN
Replies: 21
Views: 1901

Re: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN

San Diego does not require any special training at my airline either. However all of our new hires after receiving their type certificate, do a LOFT scenario operating a flight from LAS to SAN and the instructors do their best at presenting issues that can happen at any airport (San Diego is not spe...

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by Woodreau
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN
Replies: 21
Views: 1901

Re: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN

At least for me, it was a little more butt puckering driving past the 1SD sea buoy, up the San Diego range channel at 15 knots in zero viz, with the bridge doors open listening for other ships’ fog signals and listening to the navigator tell you you’re 75 yards left of track based on information of ...

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by Woodreau
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN
Replies: 21
Views: 1901

Re: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN

SAN does have an ILS. Its ILS Rwy 09. For 27 it’s just an RNAV and LOC. For Rwy 27, the main obstacle preventing 27 from having an ILS approach and causing the displaced threshold is the Laurel Street Parking garage as well as the terrain immediately to the north and east. For an A320 the mechanics ...

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