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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.

It was the engineer’s job to silence the horn on the 727. Not taught anytime before the captain on your first flight growled, “why didn’t silence the horn”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.

Some things really are as simple as it sounds. Similar to resetting the Master Warning or Master Caution when you're working an issue but it'll come back on if something else breaks, by pressing the gear horn button you're telling the jet "Yeah, yeah. I know" and if anything else changes ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to upgrade MTOW 70T on 75T ?
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: How to upgrade MTOW 70T on 75T ?

Are you an Airbus operator? If so, you should have a designated technical representative. Here’s the link to their customer portal, you’ll need a profile. https://w3.airbus.com/H380/external/forms/airbus.sfcc?TYPE=33554433&REALMOID=06-1b6b24d6-493b-4781-916e-356976835205&GUID=&SMAUTHREAS...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 62
Views: 8245

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

Did the plane “go rogue”? How?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to upgrade MTOW 70T on 75T ?
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: How to upgrade MTOW 70T on 75T ?

Contact Airbus Technical, if there’s an available Service Bulletin.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?
Replies: 27
Views: 1980

Re: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?

I’d love to see pilots raised on “glass” enter and fly an intersection hold with dual VORs.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43859

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

I assumed it had recorders, but looking at 91 and 135 rules, I think it’s too old and too small to be required.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321LR flight level?
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: A321LR flight level?

No, not necessarily, depends on the day turbulence can be at most flight levels. I seen smooth rides at F290 and miserable ones at F470. Sometimes going up or down helps, sometimes not. Higher does help with weather deviations, making them easier or just over the top.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43859

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

It’s one reason we prohibit night VFR operations except for recurrency training at home in good VMC, 2000-5. It’s also an IS-BAO SMS requirement to address any night VFR operations.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43859

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Thank you for sharing the link. It is not clear to me whether the wording of the report is intended to convey that striking the power lines was the immediate cause of the crash, or whether striking power lines was merely part of the sequence of the cash: Examination of the accident site revealed th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 1929

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

What old Peterbilt w/o power steering did you drive before the 200? A DC-8?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 43859

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

https://interactive.cbs8.com/pdfs/Repor ... _21_PM.pdf
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Here’s the preliminary NTSB report. Yes, they struck a power line prior to ground impact. What were thinking flying this low, other than “I’ve got to get in”.

https://interactive.cbs8.com/pdfs/Repor ... _21_PM.pdf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?
Replies: 27
Views: 1980

Re: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?

I’ve done holds in the US, the UK, Russia, India (lots), Brazil (more lots), Dubai at the wrong arrival times, Tahiti (once to delay for approach clnc), so yes when needed a hold.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 1929

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

Wow, we climbed the CL605 at 270/.74. No surprise 290 was so slow, all the thrusties were going to forward movement.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arctic Blast in the Eastern United States
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Arctic Blast in the Eastern United States

It’s 2F here, -2 on Saturday morning. It’s winter, nothing really.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 1929

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

A lot of thrust lapse above the low 20s on the older CF-34s. Heck, a Challenger 605 struggles above 270 with ISA+a lot. Leveled off out of DXB once 310 having climbed the 2,000’ at 400 fpm or less. I didn’t fly it but the CL 850 was even worse, heavier.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 pilots having fun
Replies: 50
Views: 11180

Re: 757 pilots having fun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkvprDIZlO0


When you posted HHR, I was thinking Hawthorne (CA) and said to myself, “wow this will be exciting”.
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Chemist wrote:
This is the 757 takeoff video I remember at HHR - look how high it gets by the airport boundary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkvprDIZlO0


When you posted HHR, I was thinking Hawthorne (CA) and said to myself, “wow this will be exciting”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1748

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

If you were a WN pilot (prior Shuttle Commander) with 10,000 hours, 5,000 hours in each seat flying as as a WN captain, WN goes out of business or you’ve had enough of damned 737 and quit. Now hired at DL, you’re a new hire, on probation, flying whatever seat the latest class of new hires is offered...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI vs UA/AC on Usage of Afghan Airspace
Replies: 15
Views: 3468

Re: AI vs UA/AC on Usage of Afghan Airspace

Within Afghanistan - I heard at work it was Dubai controllers who were doing it under "contract" Along the G500/P550 (the single airway carved out from the US Prohibition), our discussions at work are that's being controlled by Dushanbe ATC. Well that’s interesting. Do you have any notion...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Air Force
Replies: 63
Views: 5063

Re: Grow the US Air Force

If you have to ask you'll never understand. I'm with Flapoperator, though: Civilian control over the military is great. Civilian micromanagement of the military is not. Please tell me, that's why I asked. I agree that civilian micromanagement of the military is not great. Because its a one-trick-po...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 pilots having fun
Replies: 50
Views: 11180

Re: 757 pilots having fun

Twins, due to OEI certification rules, have tons on excess thrust on both engines.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9689

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

Or, in the recent model, people who didn't graduate from a "top tier university" or academy with a certain GPA? If it wasn't a selection criteria, why was it on the application? I'd guess less than 5%. Way less. Of that group of people who didn't have college degrees, what percentage didn...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 62
Views: 8245

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

bennett123 wrote:
One question that no one has asked yet.

Is it a write off?.


There might not even a data plate to work from.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 581
Views: 72873

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

I would only look at defense counsel. David Gerger does not come cheap. I find it incredible that Mark Forkner, out of all this carnage, is THE only one facing criminal charges. But that is only my opinion. Rgds That’s what I’ve been saying. He’s being made a total scapegoat so Boeing leaders can s...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now

Anyone remember the old sets with 9 waypoints, so you were always adding waypoints, cross-checking entries. A great source of error Always fun! Especially after passing waypoint 9 and you realize "I'll update the INS just after this AR..." wasn't the smartest strategy, as the aircraft mak...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9689

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

Probably fake news, too. DL has always looked a “whole person”; education, experience, type of training, community involvement including volunteer work, family. At one time, being married was thought important and wives went to a very Southern style dinner where they told how they were now part of ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now

Early to mid 90's flew 727's out of Guam to various Asian destinations using Omega for navigation. Not quite as accurate as INS, but sufficient for the shorter legs outside of VOR/DME (maybe 3 hours?). Retired from NW in 2007 just before the merger flying 747's both classic and 400. None of these j...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now

Anyone remember the old sets with 9 waypoints, so you were always adding waypoints, cross-checking entries. A great source of error. I used to shoot with a guy who sailed in the USCG Ocean Station ships. He said winters were “interesting”; lots of seasickness, cold meals, knocking off ice. They ship...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9689

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

Wow. So even a person who graduated from MIT, Harvard, or any of the other top US schools AND had a strong resume with boatloads of professional experience both flying and other market, wouldn't get interviewed if it took them 5 years to graduate? That's a bit dumb... I understood the Bachelor's de...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 62
Views: 8245

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

A passenger train traveling at 55 mph may take a half a mile or more to stop. A freight train traveling at 55 mph may take at least a mile or more to stop. Stopping distances often exceed lines of sight, so in many cases a train cannot stop in time to avoid hitting something on the tracks. Yes, but...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 62
Views: 8245

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

There’s always a lot of layman optimism on how much control the train engineer and dispatcher has in cases like this one. From my conversation with engineers in my squadron, admittedly pre-PTC, it’s impossible to stop a train based on visual sightings approaching a grade crossing. Two of the three h...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 pilots having fun
Replies: 50
Views: 11180

Re: 757 pilots having fun

Last week, TUPJ to EGGP, sea level to F450 in 27 minutes, non-stop climb at .85.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program for the 777F
Replies: 12
Views: 1610

Re: Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program for the 777F

Yes, there’s a fee paid by TRANSCOM for carrying the modification. Activation of the CRAF is a SECDEF or Presidential order, depending on level of callup. As little as 24 hours.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now

The tracks are lettered, …,X, Y, Z eastbound; A,B,C… westbound. Before INS, it was all Doppler, Celestial with a navigator doing the work. The old guys had some great stories of showing up in the south of England aiming for Scotland. I was in a fighter drag of F-100s going to Torrejon. I was just ou...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now

Before GPS, in the ‘80s, it was mostly INS after that was in widespread use in the early ‘70s with the introduction of the 747. Most systems had a means of DME (TACAN) updating prior to the entry point and after landfall. Clearances were given by Gander or Shanwick Delivery by voice. It would begin ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Change to A319 at EYW
Replies: 56
Views: 8747

Re: Change to A319 at EYW

DL loves to talk upgauging, which makes them a candidate to skip right to MAX8s as A320/A319 replacements, IMHO. Can anybody comment about field performance of a 160/166-seat MAX8, even limited to one checked bag/passenger, getting out of EYW? I’m by no means an expert on the MAX8, but I’ve done so...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9689

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

Some of the best QOL and pay are being an international FO, likely having plenty of seniority to be a captain.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9689

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

So does the college degree requirement still remain in effect for someone sitting in the left chair of the cockpit? As in, once enough seniority is earned, can someone sitting in the right chair move over without a degree, or is that person forever “maxed out” in the right seat unless at some point...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9689

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

Truth for pax carriers, but the cargo pilots are raking in big bucks flying. At least one FDX captain is rumored to have grossed over $1 million

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9689

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

If you want a better idea of how pilots are so poorly paid, take a look at this thread over at APC https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/major/136055-end-2021-salary-survey.html Scope clause is not airlines, it’s a union position taken to protect the work of its members. Regional airlines are the prob...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9689

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

DL’s Pilot cost per block hour flown was $1239 in 2019, 2.6 times their 2007 cost. Just sayin’.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9689

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

Maybe if airlines pay their pilot more fairly, we won't be in this sticky situation. The Scope clause is one of the results of airlines trying to low ball pilots and FAs. If you want a better idea of how pilots are so poorly paid, take a look at this thread over at APC https://www.airlinepilotforum...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9689

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

Maybe if airlines pay their pilot more fairly, we won't be in this sticky situation. The Scope clause is one of the results of airlines trying to low ball pilots and FAs. If you want a better idea of how pilots are so poorly paid, take a look at this thread over at APC https://www.airlinepilotforum...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1748

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

Quite a bit of transference, I had some hand in introducing a new bizjet into service. Most of the pilots had slathers of experience in the previous model, so basic systems and FMS were very similar; FBW made manual flying easier. OTOH, the early jets had much bigger systems differences and handling...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA1443 Odd Flight Pattern
Replies: 16
Views: 5413

Re: UA1443 Odd Flight Pattern

ATCsun - Absolutely. I've been denied wx deviations due to "military airspace". In one example there was simply no other choice. We informed the controller we a are exercising our emergency authority and deviating. Her response? "Copy that, advise when back on course" - she actu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1748

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

Please re-read what I am posting. In the US, seniority drives everything. For example, I have a friend who was a FO for almost his entire career. It was only in the last 5 years that he moved from the right seat to the left seat. The reason was his pension was based on the highest salary for 5 of t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9689

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

Maybe if airlines pay their pilot more fairly, we won't be in this sticky situation. The Scope clause is one of the results of airlines trying to low ball pilots and FAs. If you want a better idea of how pilots are so poorly paid, take a look at this thread over at APC https://www.airlinepilotforum...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1748

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

Not just FO, he’d be on the bottom of the list, last choice of plane, seat, base, schedule, vacation, bidding on open or premium time. Everything is based on their seniority, even first base and type initial training. A friend of mine retired as an FO at FDX on the A300–I’ll bid captain when I can b...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do non-passenger flights avoid bad weather as much?
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Do non-passenger flights avoid bad weather as much?

You’re thinking turbulence is “bad” weather, it’s not, it’s just bumps. Cargo and military might wait out a bumpy ride longer than passenger crews, but we don’t like the bumps, either, eventually we’ll try something different. The C-5 ride could get rather active and we’d change level, if it was ava...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The feeling of misplacing a passport or travel document
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: The feeling of misplacing a passport or travel document

I always put one passport in the same place, in a buttoned right hip pants pocket. Second passport, if it was on me, was in my briefcase. I did “inventory” of documents and briefcase every time I moved. I flew a lot international and always had the nagging fear you’re thinking of. We had corporate f...

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