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by CanukinUSA
Mon May 17, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Class B Performance and Cs 23 Normal / commuter
Replies: 16
Views: 2251

Re: Class B Performance and Cs 23 Normal / commuter

There are two aircraft performance standards that have to be considered for an aircraft. 1) There is the performance standard that the aircraft was required to meet so that it can obtain a type certificate (“Airworthiness Standard”). This is what the regulator and potential manufacturer agree on whe...

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by CanukinUSA
Thu May 13, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Class B Performance and Cs 23 Normal / commuter
Replies: 16
Views: 2251

Re: Class B Performance and Cs 23 Normal / commuter

I am puzzled as to why using the aircraft for survey would cause the aircraft to now be a commuter category aircraft? One would think it would be a normal category aircraft and only be a commuter aircraft when used for Commuter Airline use with passengers. Are you certain that your interpretation is...

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by CanukinUSA
Wed May 12, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Class B Performance and Cs 23 Normal / commuter
Replies: 16
Views: 2251

Re: Class B Performance and Cs 23 Normal / commuter

Have you looked at CS-23 and EU-OPS on the EASA internet site?

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by CanukinUSA
Wed May 12, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The prevalence of MALSR approach lights in the US
Replies: 9
Views: 3139

Re: The prevalence of MALSR approach lights in the US

Most of the approach and runway lighting systems were initially developed in Europe where due to the weather at a number of airports (In particular London Heathrow) All Weather Operating requirements were needed to avoid major disruptions in Airline Operations. Refer to Section 2 of the document I l...

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by CanukinUSA
Wed May 12, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The prevalence of MALSR approach lights in the US
Replies: 9
Views: 3139

Re: The prevalence of MALSR approach lights in the US

The ALSF-2 Approach Lighting System was originally designed for Cat II approaches where you manually have land the aircraft visually from Decision Heights of 150 and 100 feet AGL. At Cat III visibility minimums you cannot see enough of the lighting to land manually thus the Autoland requirement. For...

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by CanukinUSA
Wed May 05, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant
Replies: 53
Views: 7679

Re: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant

Looking at the Jones Act I cannot see how that is applicable to Aircraft. If an aircraft is in International Airspace the applicable laws are from the International Convention on Civil Aviation (using Annexes from the International Civil Aviation Organization as stated in 14 CFR Part 91.703). I am l...

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by CanukinUSA
Wed May 05, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?
Replies: 39
Views: 2788

Re: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?

I am retired now from Boeing and I would sure like to see an Executive there that put in long hours of work. I saw a lot of executives who where there long hours but they did not appear to be doing much work just putting on a show. I worked six day weeks for most of my time there including almost al...

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by CanukinUSA
Wed May 05, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant
Replies: 53
Views: 7679

Re: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant

The reason I asked the question is if the baby was born while in International Airspace (from 12 miles off the US West Coast to 12 miles east of Hawaii) that would not be US soil legally. So I assume that the baby would be a citizen of the parents country of citizenship if that country allows that. ...

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by CanukinUSA
Tue May 04, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant
Replies: 53
Views: 7679

Re: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant

My question is? If the baby was born when the aircraft was in International Airspace (i.e. greater then 12 miles off the coast of the US), what citizenship does he/she have?
Is it United States because of the parents citizenship or the aircraft registration country of the aircraft?

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by CanukinUSA
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any chances of getting a EASA medical class 1 when exceeding vision limits?
Replies: 17
Views: 2579

Re: Any chances of getting a EASA medical class 1 when exceeding vision limits?

Another option may be to do an examination for a lower class of medical that you are sure you can meet the lower vision standards for like the EASA Class for Private Pilots. While you are doing that medical you may ask the examiner whether he/she believes it is possible to obtain a EASA Class 1 late...

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by CanukinUSA
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any chances of getting a EASA medical class 1 when exceeding vision limits?
Replies: 17
Views: 2579

Re: Any chances of getting a EASA medical class 1 when exceeding vision limits?

If you cannot meet the limits to get a EASA Class 1 medical there is usually a process where you can apply to get a waiver or flexibility applied to get a Class/Category 1 medical even if you do not meet the standards. I originally did not meet the standards for a Category 1 medical in Canada when I...

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?
Replies: 39
Views: 2788

Re: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?

Interesting, I have worked for 3 Aerospace companies in two different countries with many different "Superstar" CEOs who were getting big bonuses and salaries and I have seen these superstars have a complete total lack of leadership, knowledge and make stupid decisions that cost the compan...

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Re: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning

Obviously, there are a lot of considerations to be looked at to figure out a site for a particular radio aid and for designing approaches to runways. Once the characteristics of a particular radio aid are known then the procedure designer must try and figure out the optimum location for a particular...

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Re: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning

Another source for International Standards on Radio Navigation Aids is "ICAO Annex 10 Volume I Radio Navigation Aids" at: https://www.bazl.admin.ch/bazl/en/home/specialists/regulations-and-guidelines/legislation-and-directives/anhaenge-zur-konvention-der-internationalen-zivilluftfahrtorgan...

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Re: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning

All 3 Volumes of the ICAO Document 8168 are downloadable in pdf format from the Civil Aviation Authority in Switzerland as they use them at: https://www.bazl.admin.ch/bazl/en/home/specialists/regulations-and-guidelines/legislation-and-directives/anhaenge-zur-konvention-der-internationalen-zivilluftf...

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Re: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning

The International standard is the ICAO Document series listed above (ICAO Document 8168) Volume I is a Flight Procedures Guide is what was assumed when the procedures are designed so the flight crews know what limitations they have when they fly an approach. Volume II is more of an Engineering docum...

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by CanukinUSA
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?
Replies: 39
Views: 2788

Re: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?

My opinion for what it is worth is that should the current CEO get such a bonus for a problem that developed while he was on the Board of Directors and not properly doing his duties as a board member in letting it develop. NO! None of the other Board members along with him who were on the board and ...

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by CanukinUSA
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?
Replies: 39
Views: 2788

Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?

Interesting article on Bonuses paid to Boeing CEO and quite likely some of the other Executives at Boeing. Are they justified given the fact that he was on the Board of Directors for a lot of the decisions that were made that have gotten Boeing into the current mess it is in? For details go to: http...

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by CanukinUSA
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing board shake up; CEO Extension?
Replies: 51
Views: 6085

Re: Boeing board shake up; CEO Extension?

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... plnews_d-1
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Interesting article on next week's Boeing shareholder meeting in the Guardian today at:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... plnews_d-1

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by CanukinUSA
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 26
Views: 3930

Re: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

The simulator manufacturer that I worked for in a previous life would build the simulator for a particular tail number as agreed with the airline. They would also make the simulator for different models like the 737-700 and 737-800, etc. if the flight deck was similar using a different aero model an...

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 26
Views: 3930

Re: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

There are other issues that can affect the pilot trainee in simulators during landing: 1) The visual resolution of simulator visual systems is not as good as the real world so it affects the landing flare because the pilot is used to seeing a better resolution picture while determining the point to ...

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 26
Views: 3930

Re: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

On almost all of the full flight simulators now the instructor can set the aircraft weight and center of gravity to what ever is desired for training within the aircraft limits. I cannot understand if you are going to be flying the aircraft at light weights for training why the instructor does not g...

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 259863

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

OK but Flight Test does not change the sensors used and/or modify/change the system. Engineering reviews the data obtained from Flight Test and uses Flight Test data and recommendations to modify and possibly redesign/modify the system to meet the requested changes that are discovered during flight ...

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 259863

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The single sensor was from both the classic and NG 737s where it was only tied to warning systems like the stick shaker and caused the Autopilot system to disconnect which forces the crew to manually fly the aircraft. I did final simulator evaluations on a number of 737 Classic simulators when I wor...

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 259863

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Pythagoras your statement is incorrect. The 737 MCAS functionality was dependent on a single sensor until the fix demanded by the FAA and other regulatory agencies. It was not changed to a single AOA sensor in flight test at Boeing like you stated. It should have been changed to dual AOA sensor info...

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 19372

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

The link I posted links to as site which has much more information including Spanish and Dutch final reports on this accident: http://www.project-tenerife.com/ Interesting article in TheAtlantic posted today on CRM lack of use in the shipping industry has contributed to accidents/incidents like last...

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by CanukinUSA
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 19372

747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 19770327-0
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44 Years ago today: On 27 March 1977 a KLM Boeing 747 and a PanAm Boeing 747 collided on the Tenerife, Spain runway in fog; killing all 248 KLM occupants and 335 out of 396 PanAm occupants [world's worst air accident]
For details go to:
https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 19770327-0

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by CanukinUSA
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 135
Views: 42364

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

I find it hard to believe that with all of the airliners grounded right now all over the world that they cannot find an engine that could be used for a ferry flight to get it to a maintenance facility for it to be certified as airworthy again. There must be more to this story! Why they cannot instal...

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by CanukinUSA
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 812
Views: 544045

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-places ... _lead_pos8
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Places you can't fly to anymore
Interesting article in today's Wall Street Journal 03/20/2021 (behind paywall) on the change in routes served by airlines over the past year.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-places ... _lead_pos8

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question re. B737 & TOGA
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: Question re. B737 & TOGA

What I was thinking of is the reduced wear and tear on the engine would make it have better reliability in obtaining full thrust if it is required in an emergency event. Obviously one cannot use full thrust if a derated takeoff was planned for a number of reasons mainly aircraft control. Wording was...

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question re. B737 & TOGA
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: Question re. B737 & TOGA

Both methods are ways of obtaining Reduced Thrust. They obviously have different limitations on when and how they may be used. They are there to reduce engine wear to provide longer life, ensure reserve engine thrust availability in the event of some emergencies and better economics. For details see...

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question re. B737 & TOGA
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: Question re. B737 & TOGA

That's correct!

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by CanukinUSA
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question re. B737 & TOGA
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: Question re. B737 & TOGA

All current Boeing Aircraft have been approved to reduce the take-off thrust used by 2 methods. These methods can be used individually or both may be used at the same time if weather, runway and obstacle conditions permit. The aircraft must still be able to perform safely and legally to takeoff and ...

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by CanukinUSA
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does JFK's 31L have such a huge displacement?
Replies: 18
Views: 26023

Re: Why does JFK's 31L have such a huge displacement?

Correction:
My last comment should be "As mentioned previously the runway length before the displaced threshold for landing may be used for takeoff if approved."

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by CanukinUSA
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does JFK's 31L have such a huge displacement?
Replies: 18
Views: 26023

Re: Why does JFK's 31L have such a huge displacement?

My best guess is that they have to assume that a large aircraft (i.e. a B747 and/or an A380) as an obstacle might be present on the crossing runway (4L-22R) in the obstacle protected area on the approach so they have to make sure that the required areas are protected for a possible worst case obstac...

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay
Replies: 84
Views: 12636

Re: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... from-banks
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Boeing said to seek another 4 billion of liquidity from Banks. For details go to:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... from-banks

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues
Replies: 52
Views: 8018

Re: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues

https://laas.tc.faa.gov/Documents.html
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The FAA LAAS (GLS) site appears to be up and running again at:

https://laas.tc.faa.gov/Documents.html

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 3727

Re: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021

https://laas.tc.faa.gov/documents/Docs/ ... Dec_16.pdf
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Please see the KSFO RNP to GLS Report that was done after Flight Testing by Boeing, United and Delta in SFO in 2016:

https://laas.tc.faa.gov/documents/Docs/ ... Dec_16.pdf

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by CanukinUSA
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 3727

Re: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021

Those curved approach’s are not on short final approach when you are just a few hundred feet above the ground like the IGS 13 was at the old VHHH. GLS can handle curves on short final like that. I don’t know if I still have an approach chart for that approach but from what I recall you flew the IGS ...

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by CanukinUSA
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Posts $8.4 Billion 4Q Loss ($11.9 billion full year loss), Delays 777X to 2023
Replies: 128
Views: 17047

Re: Boeing Posts $8.4 Billion 4Q Loss ($11.9 billion full year loss), Delays 777X to 2023

It looks like the financial results are now starting to cause some changes. Not certain if this will be good or bad for Boeing given that most of the personnel located there were management and we all know how well they have performed recently: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/...

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by CanukinUSA
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread [Ungrounded by FAA 18NOV2020]
Replies: 373
Views: 535462

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread [Ungrounded by FAA 18NOV2020]

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... in-flight/
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FAA using satellite technology to monitor every Boeing 737 MAX in-flight
For details go to:
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... in-flight/

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by CanukinUSA
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 3727

Re: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021

GLS approaches are not required to be straight in to the runway like an ILS. The GLS could be straight in towards the checkerboard like before then turn towards the runway threshold with the autopilot engaged to auto land on the runway. The manual maneuvering that the pilot had to do before would no...

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by CanukinUSA
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17461

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Correction: There is not a useable back course signal emitted from most ILS localizers anymore. In order to cut down on signal reflections and bends most of the new ILS do not transmit a usable signal in the opposite direction for the back course approach anymore. At many airports there is now only ...

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by CanukinUSA
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17461

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

As you can see there are a whole bunch of personnel and facilities that have to be up and running to do Cat II and/or Cat III approaches safely. But I have a question about the situation mentioned by Thenoflyzone post before, who in Canada now has to make the call to get the airport set up for Cat I...

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by CanukinUSA
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17461

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

For Cat II/III approaches during snow storms the ILS Critical Area has to be maintained very clean. If there is any Snow in the Glideslope Critical Area in particular with a standard transmitter the Glide slope will end up out of tolerance and as a result there will be a NOTAM issued that the approa...

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by CanukinUSA
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17461

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

https://www.theairlinepilots.com/foruma ... sguide.pdf
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For everything you always wanted to know and more about All Weather Operations go to and download the All Weather Operations Guide from the Royal Aeronautical Society:
https://www.theairlinepilots.com/foruma ... sguide.pdf

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 135
Views: 42364

Re: TRUMP'S PARKED 757 N757AF

That 757 was one of the two 757s Paul Allen had. It is not in New York City it is well North of NYC at the old Stewart Air Base.

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