Search found 2054 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 42
by Woodreau
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A319/A320 Ops from an 1803m Runway?
Replies: 17
Views: 6076

Re: A319/A320 Ops from an 1803m Runway?

We operate out of SNA - a 1738m runway - with 319/320 aircraft. We are prohibited from using 321 aircraft. In both 319/320 aircraft, takeoff is TOGA flaps 3 packs on. But we don’t fly 2400km. It’s only a short hop of 500-600km. Fuel load is around 10000lbs. So even with a payload of 182 pax we’re l...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A319/A320 Ops from an 1803m Runway?
Replies: 17
Views: 6076

Re: A319/A320 Ops from an 1803m Runway?

We operate out of SNA - a 1738m runway - with 319/320 aircraft. We are prohibited from using 321 aircraft. In both 319/320 aircraft, takeoff is TOGA flaps 3 packs on. But we don’t fly 2400km. It’s only a short hop of 500-600km. Fuel load is around 10000lbs. So even with a payload of 182 pax we’re lo...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: “Confirm Wheels Down”
Replies: 19
Views: 2183

Re: “Confirm Wheels Down”

We would routinely fly into a few airports that had military controllers and they would always ask us “confirm gear down”. we hadn’t reached the point in our landing profile to lower the landing gear, so our reply was always “gear up”. They’d ask us to “confirm gear down” again and then the reply wo...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR with Airliners
Replies: 62
Views: 4885

Re: VFR with Airliners

From the very first flight I trained in Bravo airpsace. I believe it to have been invaluable. I had much better ATC skills than most of my peers. Lots of YouTube videos showing close calls at uncontrolled fields with idiots with transponders turned off. That should be illegal too. Then you’ll need ...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?
Replies: 38
Views: 4630

Re: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?

If you look hard enough you can always find something to ground the airplane. One month I flew with a certain captain and at one specific airport he always said “I’ll do the walk around”. “Okay....” i replied the first few times. We were inevitably grounded at that outstation and spent an unschedule...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR with Airliners
Replies: 62
Views: 4885

Re: VFR with Airliners

They allow airline flights into uncontrolled airfields? Yikes. Uncontrolled airports should not be permitted. Happens many times every day. The first two years at my first airline wouldn’t be possible if commercial flights weren’t allowed at nontowered fields Out of the 9 legs we flew every day onl...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?
Replies: 38
Views: 4630

Re: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?

Don't you know we don't want that screw to be found? We want to get stuck in the Caribbean and have the company get us hotel rooms on the beach...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR with Airliners
Replies: 62
Views: 4885

Re: VFR with Airliners

Is an IR worth it? I would say yes, it is. To be honest, having an IR in a piston single still means you will be stuck on the ground when bad weather comes around. Not because you won't be able to fly in IMC under ATC control. but in some parts of the US, (I dont know about Europe and Germany) bad w...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR with Airliners
Replies: 62
Views: 4885

Re: VFR with Airliners

The issue is when pilots are operating IFR, they’ll use reporting fixes to call their position. But pilots that only operate VFR have no idea where that position is. When a flight is cleared for an approach to an airport with no control tower, the flight will be cleared for a visual approach or for ...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming a commercial pilot with funky military history?
Replies: 6
Views: 2086

Re: Becoming a commercial pilot with funky military history?

You aren’t employable with a third class medical, can you hold a first class medical with the same diagnosis? That is the answer you are looking for. If no, then there will be some work that you and your AME have to do in order to satisfy Oklahoma City to get the first class medical. Before the pand...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Reliability Analysis
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: Aircraft Reliability Analysis

You don’t seem to have a good track record of getting answers to your questions. But I am a bit perplexed that your military does not have its own resources or do the things you are asking about. Or has a contractor that does the equivalent. At least in the US military there is a logistic supply tra...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming a commercial pilot with funky military history?
Replies: 6
Views: 2086

Re: Becoming a commercial pilot with funky military history?

I would be more concerned about the childhood diagnosis that caused the disqualifying medical history from the military. Rather than the discharge from the military due to fraudulent entry. As you aren’t an airline pilot and don’t have access to ALPA aeromedical resources yet, as a private pilot / a...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: If the Army/Air Force never split
Replies: 32
Views: 1855

Re: If the Army/Air Force never split

Every unit that deploys has a Ground Component Commander, Air Component Commander and Naval Component Commander. If the 82d deploys alone, then it assumes all 3 roles. When an Air Force unit is part of a joint task force, then it assumes the Air Component Commander Role. A division has a fires cell,...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: If the Army/Air Force never split
Replies: 32
Views: 1855

Re: If the Army/Air Force never split

Theoretically if the Army swallowed up two Marine Corps divisions (I know there are actually 4, 3 active and one reserve),. On paper there are 4 Marine divisions, the 3 active and 1 reserve. But in practice, the 3rd active division is all HQ elements, it’s actual forces are allocated on a rotationa...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-700/900 downwards angle?
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: CRJ-700/900 downwards angle?

To keep the main passenger door low enough not to require escape slides.

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Again Debating CARES2 for Airlines and Airports
Replies: 69
Views: 7672

Re: Senate Again Debating CARES2 for Airlines and Airports

How the employees choose to spend their income (union dues, medical expenses, buying a new car etc) is their choice. I was in a Federal government union and my union dues were directly deducted from my paycheck and was based on my earned wages. I didn't have the choice of either paying or not payin...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on how to become a pilot and training
Replies: 128
Views: 2972

Re: Employment as a pilot Zero-G and other questions about a pilot's career

If you’re trying to do this in the United States, you will need to figure out how to maintain your currency requirements of 3 landings in 90 days. If you don’t have the 3 landings, you’ll need some sort of requalification to accomplish. Having lots of money available or being independently wealthy m...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on how to become a pilot and training
Replies: 128
Views: 2972

Re: Regional Airlines

The answer varies widely depending on the airline. The first regional airline I worked was prior to 117 and did not have overnight layovers. All trips started and ended in base each day and did EAS flying flying 19-seat turboprops. But the typical work week was 4 single-day trips then 2/3 days off. ...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Master of Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Re: Master of Maintenance

Your Master Sergeant / Crew Chiefs and supervisors... would be a good start.

not the officers / pilots, unless they are a maintenance community tracked officer/warrant

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?
Replies: 28
Views: 3957

Re: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?

Did the first officer actually even look at anything during the walk around? "Hey #2 is still spinning - just make sure you don't run into the prop on the walk around..." But no dead birds, the engines are still oil/exhaust streaked dirty but not wet/damp so no oil leaks, no hydraulic pud...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?
Replies: 28
Views: 3957

Re: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?

Shortest times i have seen. Only time I have seen this on a Western carrier: US Air at Kansas. But that was on a 18 seat Beechcraft. On the Beechcraft 1900, the ground time for the turn is scheduled for 10 minutes and is usually accomplished within those 10 minutes. there are no avionics to program...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?
Replies: 28
Views: 3957

Re: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?

Agreed. There is enormous pressure from operations, the gate, etc for an on time departure. I tell my crew when things and time are running tight, i want preflight done correctly. If you’re not ready to board, don’t board. If the gate pressures you to board when you’re not ready, send them to me and...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?
Replies: 28
Views: 3957

Re: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?

You can get to an aircraft, get nested and pushed back to get on the clock. Then sit there on the ramp doing the rest of the preflight and once everything is done you can continue taxiing. Ramp won’t like you very much as you’re blocking the alley while you’re doing your preflight on the ramp instea...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can freighter aircraft supply electrical power for refrigerated cargo ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4849

Re: Can freighter aircraft supply electrical power for refrigerated cargo ?

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/12/business ... index.html
-->

an article published today about TEUs converted to transport vaccines - but these don't fit on planes - just ships and land transport

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/12/business ... index.html

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on how to become a pilot and training
Replies: 128
Views: 2972

Re: How to become a pilot of warbirds?

And networking and rubbing shoulders with the right people and getting into the right social circles.

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much hydraulic pressure does the APU provide vs the engines?
Replies: 12
Views: 2432

Re: How much hydraulic pressure does the APU provide vs the engines?

APU doesn't provide any hydraulic pressure - it's just a pneumatic air source and an electric power source. even though the engine driven pumps supply a higher flow than the electric pumps, the system pressure is still 3000psi whether it comes from the engine driven pumps or the electric motor drive...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) Off a Taxiway in DFW
Replies: 14
Views: 4661

Re: Envoy (MQ) Off a Taxiway in DFW

Did they shut down #2 before they got the APU online? Must not have been a CRJ driver in a previous life. Never taxi single engine unless the APU is running. If you lose your #1 gen, no nose wheel steering and no braking. At least that’s what it meant on the CRJ. No clue as to how it works on a 175....

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did airline pilots have training to sound like Chuck Yeager?
Replies: 19
Views: 2817

Re: Did airline pilots have training to sound like Chuck Yeager?

In The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe writes about how young pilots looked up to Yeager and tried to emulate him, right down to how he sounded on the radio. As that practice spread, other pilots began picking up the radio voice without a direct connection to Yeager. And after a while, for nearly an entire ...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-hub airports as connecting points
Replies: 4
Views: 1732

Re: Non-hub airports as connecting points

That’s kind of normal if you’re trying to nonrev on AA between DFW and ORD precovid.

DFW to OKC/DSM/STL/MCI/ICT/TUL/XNA/COU/IAH/AUS/SAT to ORD or vice versa.

Much easier to do than DFW - ORD direct.

Though the Texas outstations of IAH/AUS/SAT could be harder than just going to ORD directly.

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Has UPS removed the EFB's from the 747-400
Replies: 16
Views: 3417

Re: Has UPS removed the EFB's from the 747-400

Are the iPads faster as in response times as well as faster updating as compared to the Boeing built-in class 3 EFB's Except for the Jeppesen app. - that is the slowest app Ive ever seen. Swipe to scroll the chart and 3 seconds later the chart moves. - laggy. Don't try to zoom in - pinch in or pinc...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is it like in Military Aviation?
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

Re: What is it like in Military Aviation?

baseops dot net you'll need a degree - I'm not sure about the age limit these days, but 25 years ago it was 27 to start flight training if youre considering active duty route (the route you follow if youre doing ROTC) - so you're right on the edge of running to into an age limit - the age limit is m...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Those who fly airplanes with FBW flight envelope protections
Replies: 32
Views: 38087

Re: Those who fly airplanes with FBW flight envelope protections

Coltan 3407 is an example of a flight where the pilot overrode the stick pusher. After receiving the stick shaker. Unfortunately the outcome did not end well for the crew and passengers aboard the plane nor for the people in the building on the ground.

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?
Replies: 28
Views: 3957

Re: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?

First flight of the day checks on turboprops can be done with pax on board or pax not on board... the airline preferred that pax not be on board for first flight checks. So we'd start up, taxi off the gate, do the first flight checks then return to the gate for boarding. The checks involved testing ...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on how to become a pilot and training
Replies: 128
Views: 2972

Re: Question about education and work as a mechanic

This answer would depend on what country you’re talking about. You haven’t provided enough information.

What works in the US would be different for Europe or Australia or China.

Because the answer is the same for all aviation questions. “It depends”

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can't flight data and CVR record be sent to the ground stations continuously by satellite and/or VHF?
Replies: 50
Views: 3644

Re: Why can't flight data and CVR record be sent to the ground stations continuously by satellite and/or VHF?

i remember the days when high speed data in the middle of the indian ocean over inmarsat meant 9600bps. You'd bring up your internet explorer or mozilla browser type in a url, then go get coffee. when you came back a few minutes later, the page might be loaded... but it was enough to do retail thera...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Workload of the PNF in the 732
Replies: 17
Views: 2097

Re: Workload of the PNF in the 732

It seems like something so simple like setting speed bugs is made so difficult in modern GA avionics Where before I just referred to the speed cards and slide the plastic bugs into the appropriate place on the airspeed gauge. 2 seconds With the glass Avionics you have to go into a menu select which ...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on how to become a pilot and training
Replies: 128
Views: 2972

Re: Pilot and business

There are single pilot FAA 135 operators, usually a Bush plane. So it appears. Can someone go thru the process of obtaining one of those single pilot 135 certificates and run a 135 air taxi with a single pilot CJ as a side job and also be employed as an pilot by an another 121/135 air carrier? I wo...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tariffs on importing Airbus planes to the US
Replies: 6
Views: 1718

Tariffs on importing Airbus planes to the US

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-17/delta-skirts-trump-tariffs-by-sending-airbus-jets-on-world-tour I thought this was a pretty good article describing how to avoid the tariffs on importing Airbus aircraft to the US. Do the acceptance and conformity checks outside the US. Do a few rev...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1881

Re: Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations

About the only time doing an intersection departure saves time is when there only one aircraft to take off.

When there is a line of aircraft queued for takeoff then everyone still has to wait their turn and doing an intersection takeoff doesn’t accomplish anything.

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on how to become a pilot and training
Replies: 128
Views: 2972

Re: Pilot and business

A pilot cannot “open his own airline.” At least in the US the FAA would consider a pilot trying to sell flights using a plane he owns or rents as trying to operate an illegal air carrier as he needs to obtain an air carrier certificate from the FAA before offering flights for compensation. However h...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?
Replies: 128
Views: 15887

Re: Which planes will replace CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 in the US?

I saw cape airs Tecnam P2012 travelers in Chicago terminal 3 L11A the other day... I thought it was a pretty slick looking aircraft.

I was wondering what would be replacing the 402s.

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can freighter aircraft supply electrical power for refrigerated cargo ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4849

Re: Can freighter aircraft supply electrical power for refrigerated cargo ?

That’s a pretty good question... ISO 1496-2 provides specifications for thermal ISO containers for road/rail/shipboard transport. Refrigerated containers are either cooled by refrigerated air provided by the ship (no electrical power required) or an integrated refrigerated unit which requires extern...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aircrews stay in cities and not near the airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 7421

Re: Why do aircrews stay in cities and not near the airport?

Part of the problem is relying solely on taking a flight to get back into position. You learn early in the airline career never to trust being able to get anywhere by airplane when you need to be somewhere by a specific time. It only takes once missing a required checkin due to not being in position...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 5995

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

Our stations had the ability to compute vectors to cause two contacts to merge. It was for conducting intercepts... I remember the sailor who was doing the air intercept controller position making a remark about getting a job with the FAA when he got out... "I'm going to work for the FAA as an ...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aircrews stay in cities and not near the airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 7421

Re: Why do aircrews stay in cities and not near the airport?

As a mere USAF peasant, perhaps somebody could fill me in on the reason for this. I regularly see civilian crews, both flight and cabin crew, being shipped from major airports to fancy downtown hotels, instead of staying at a reasonable airport hotel. For the price of a 3* downtown hotel, you could...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hardstands at JFK?
Replies: 12
Views: 4491

Re: Hardstands at JFK?

One thing I learned in Canada. Don’t ever call Ramp for pushback and engine start. They won’t answer until you say Apron.

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 and 767 question
Replies: 4
Views: 2043

Re: Boeing 737 and 767 question

From what I understand the only reason the 767 is still in production is because of the military tanker contract.

Someone else can say whether there are any more passenger 767s on the order books.

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 5995

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

Yes, pilots play a part in it as well. I'm just a GA pilot but I've never given ATC any grief and always glad to do whatever the need me to. I don't understand pilots with the attitude "I'm flying the plane, not ATC". It's a dangerous mindset in my opinion. ATC has never instructed me to ...

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 5995

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

Well there was that one time I was told that southwest 10 miles ahead on short final was doing a touch and go and I had a 100knot overtake on Southwest but I was cleared to land speed my discretion.

Jump to post
by Woodreau
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on how to become a pilot and training
Replies: 128
Views: 2972

Re: Ferry pilot carrier

In the US as long as you are type rated in the aircraft you can fly it. Even as a private pilot. (John travolta with is 707 type rating on his pilot certificate) You’ll need a minimum of a commercial pilot certificate with the type rating to fly the 737 or CJ as all turbojet aircraft require a type ...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 42