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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines/Aircraft Used By Rock Stars
Replies: 34
Views: 10958

RE: Airlines/Aircraft Used By Rock Stars

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air NZ Female Captains
Replies: 5
Views: 2640

RE: Air NZ Female Captains

Fedex has a number of female capts. And a few are LCA

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Int - One Runway?
Replies: 66
Views: 7357

RE: San Diego Int - One Runway?

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxiing Speeds
Replies: 10
Views: 3220

RE: Taxiing Speeds

For the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 it's 25kts max straight ahead under 400,000lbs., 20kts. straight ahead over 400,000lbs., 15kts. in a 45 deg. turn, and 10 kts. in a 90 deg. turn. For turning this limit is due to load on inside tire on the nose and straight ahead limit is due t...

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zero Tolerance Policy For Drunk Passengers
Replies: 14
Views: 6395

RE: Zero Tolerance Policy For Drunk Passengers

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Does The Captain Sit On The Left?
Replies: 50
Views: 35079

RE: Why Does The Captain Sit On The Left?

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Apr 03, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About The Yellow Guide Lines
Replies: 7
Views: 2129

RE: Question About The Yellow Guide Lines

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by CosmicCruiser
Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Engineers
Replies: 7
Views: 3174

RE: Flight Engineers

411A said it all except I'll add that from his (the FE) "detached" point of view he was an invaluable extra set of eyes!

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recycling Cabin Air
Replies: 31
Views: 7002

RE: Recycling Cabin Air

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by CosmicCruiser
Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Noise On The Flight Deck
Replies: 31
Views: 6116

RE: Noise On The Flight Deck

It depends on the particular a/c. The 727 was VERY loud. At altitudes below 300 it was louder yet. Some pilots opted to by expensive noise cancelling headsets. The DC-10 and <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 a very quiet comparitively speaking. Above 10,000ft we usually take off the he...

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by CosmicCruiser
Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ABX Has Highest Rate Of Pay
Replies: 4
Views: 2461

RE: ABX Has Highest Rate Of Pay

When it comes to computing pay you need to understand that it's not just the hourly rate that will dictate your salary. Most airlines have some formula that considers "hard time" (what you fly), duty rig (hours on duty) and Time from base (how long are you gone). And the resulting pay would be the h...

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by CosmicCruiser
Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas JFK - LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 7818

RE: Qantas JFK - LAX

If all this pyscho-babble is true re: "good for everyone,more hiring, stimulates economy..only a handful..etc" why then is ALPA AGAINIST it?

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is The Best Pax-Airplane For Cargo?
Replies: 22
Views: 14106

RE: What Is The Best Pax-Airplane For Cargo?

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Mid-runway Take Offs Done In US?
Replies: 43
Views: 8021

RE: Are Mid-runway Take Offs Done In US?

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Position Of Swept Wings Relative To C Of G
Replies: 10
Views: 12709

RE: Position Of Swept Wings Relative To C Of G

The C.G. is a point but it has a span or envelope that it can fall into considering payload and fuel and be within the stable,controllable regime it was designed to operate in. Consider how much the CG must move when a plane burns 200,000 lbs. of fuel on a given flight. On most swept back winged a/c...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Disaster Avoided? Check This Out
Replies: 48
Views: 14798

RE: Possible Disaster Avoided? Check This Out

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences
Replies: 31
Views: 9383

RE: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences
Replies: 31
Views: 9383

RE: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Psychological Effect Of ILS CAT III Landings
Replies: 24
Views: 14380

RE: The Psychological Effect Of ILS CAT III Landings

CATIIIB app are always briefed even if you just did one the day before. Everyone knows what their duties are and everyone is expected to do them. A common proc. is for the F/O to be <acronym title="Palestinian Airlines">PF</acronym> and the CAPT. PNF. Approaching alert hgt. (100'agl) the capt. takes...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences
Replies: 31
Views: 9383

RE: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences

I checked the MD-11/MD-10 walk around inspection CD and found no reference to any diff. as far as the pilot is concerned. Sorry, this is a question for a tech. rep.

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences
Replies: 31
Views: 9383

RE: Dc 10 And MD 11 Differences

FYI...the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-10 has a faster processor in its FMC than the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11. That's the only advantage in flying one. There are other differences in the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-10 avionics but nothing one c...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Pilots Union Approves Strike Vote
Replies: 56
Views: 5581

RE: UPS Pilots Union Approves Strike Vote

Bravo to UPSPilot..you are correct. I'm sorry but some of you haven't a clue. Especially those of you that focus on just the salary. There are SO many other issues that come into play that I could spend the next hour writing. I'll try to compose myself and jot down just a few things that come to min...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Too Much Or Too Little To Do?
Replies: 14
Views: 3894

RE: Too Much Or Too Little To Do?

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by CosmicCruiser
Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recycling Cabin Air
Replies: 31
Views: 7002

RE: Recycling Cabin Air

For the planes I've flown there is no recycled air. The MD-11 has ECON mode where the packs just operate in low mode and can be turned off in the event of a loss of packs. In animal charters where high flow and cold temps are required you fly with ECON OFF.

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?
Replies: 207
Views: 15701

RE: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Checks On B737 Simulator
Replies: 16
Views: 5131

RE: Checks On B737 Simulator

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Forward Slip On Final With 757?
Replies: 26
Views: 8981

RE: Forward Slip On Final With 757?

In the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 a FORWARD Slip is THE technique for a X-wind landing. A crab is used until about 200-300 ft then the nose is aligned with the centerline (with rudder) and the upwind wing is lowered into the wind to balance the rudder input. It's the same techni...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?
Replies: 207
Views: 15701

RE: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Changes To DC-10 In MD-11
Replies: 6
Views: 5550

RE: Changes To DC-10 In MD-11

The fix for the Souix City crash was a valve that traps sys 3 fluid in the event of a catastrophic failure of #2 eng. You will have norm. ailerons, slats and stab trim. You will not have upper and lower rudder, all elevators, flaps, autopilots, and a few other lesser items. For what it's worth, you ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can You Please Explain In Lay Terms-how will this plane go round?
Replies: 12
Views: 6435

Can You Please Explain In Lay Terms-how will this plane go round?

Go arounds can be made from any height. As the previous poster said a CATIII GA may involve the ldg. gear hitting the rwy. but that's assumming a GA from abut 50ft.

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?
Replies: 207
Views: 15701

RE: Who Is "Driving" During Taxi?

This post got way off track from "who's steering " to CRM!! CRM is another WHOLE topic so I'm staying with "steering... 1. I won't respond to any carrier that allows F/Os to taxi so 2. As another pilot above said you make the turn clockwise from the left seat because there are several sighting aids ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-200 Landings
Replies: 17
Views: 7618

RE: CRJ-200 Landings

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photos From The Tarmac/in Airport
Replies: 23
Views: 8437

RE: Photos From The Tarmac/in Airport

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Layers In A Plane Window
Replies: 6
Views: 8336

RE: How Many Layers In A Plane Window

The <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 has 5 panes consisting of glass-vinyl-glass-vinyl-glass. A thin anti-ice heating film is applied to the inboard surface of the outer glass and defogging is accomplished by applying power to a similiar conductive film of the outboard surface of the ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Plane Freed In BRU
Replies: 19
Views: 2754

RE: LH Plane Freed In BRU

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Plane Freed In BRU
Replies: 19
Views: 2754

RE: LH Plane Freed In BRU

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: White Knuckle Moments On Singapore Airlines Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 8282

RE: White Knuckle Moments On Singapore Airlines Flight

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carry On Question On Midwest And DL/tennis Racket
Replies: 6
Views: 5470

RE: Carry On Question On Midwest And DL/tennis Racket

I've taken my tennis bag with 3 racquets on Delta with no problems.

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Accuse BA Of Recklessness
Replies: 93
Views: 14861

RE: FAA Accuse BA Of Recklessness

This will be my last post regarding this topic but it appears some of the non-pilot, non-dispatcher posters are missing the real atmosphere in an airliners Flt. stds. and/or the mentality of the FAA. Now days neither will cut you any slack and prudent decisions will more likely be rewarded than a ri...

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by CosmicCruiser
Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust
Replies: 32
Views: 9362

RE: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust

RightWayUp, That's interesting that you use the T/R data there in the UK. Maybe you see alot more "wet" rnwys thru out the yr. LOL I've never ask our Flt. Standards people but I can only guess that we don't (at least in the jets I've flown) because 1. on an icy rnwy the least amount of assymetrical ...

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust
Replies: 32
Views: 9362

RE: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust
Replies: 32
Views: 9362

RE: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust

Tbanger, ok that makes alot more sense; thanks for your reply. Actually idle reverse is used when there are noise restrictions or your planned turnoff is way down the runway and this gives you zero forward thrust for ease of brake wear. Also remember that most planes will start out of reverse at 80k...

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust
Replies: 32
Views: 9362

RE: Landing At Princess Juliana Without Reverse Thrust

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines
Replies: 116
Views: 30832

RE: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines

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by CosmicCruiser
Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines
Replies: 116
Views: 30832

RE: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines

VEEREF and HMMM made the best points for sure but folks your barking up the wrong tree when you try to justify whether the 74 with one or two out is safer than a twin with one out. That's not the point and it's apples and oranges. There were many factors to consider when determining to go on or not....

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by CosmicCruiser
Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Police Pulls DL Pilot From Cockpit
Replies: 53
Views: 13968

RE: German Police Pulls DL Pilot From Cockpit

From were came the new copilot? The plane was "just" a few hours late. So, there was no chance for <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> to bring a new pilot from the US to <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>. Do <acronym title="D...

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by CosmicCruiser
Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do Airports Handle Snow?
Replies: 26
Views: 11992

RE: How Do Airports Handle Snow?

I wasn't going to reply until I read MartinairYYz. That's absurd and I can give you first hand experiences to prove it. <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> being the best example of your 2mm shutting down the airport. Do you want the full story? Tha...

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by CosmicCruiser
Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727-200 The Most Beautiful Plane In The Sky
Replies: 94
Views: 13014

RE: B727-200 The Most Beautiful Plane In The Sky

I can attest to the fact that the B-727 is a great old bird. It's the DC-3 of the jet age. It's probably one of the last "big" jets that you can be aggressive with when you need to and have fun doing it. I flew the -100, -200 and the -200 Valsan mod. Yes the -200 was more fun than the -100.

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 757 Makes Emergency Landing At MCO
Replies: 23
Views: 11725

RE: American 757 Makes Emergency Landing At MCO

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by CosmicCruiser
Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Many Aborted Landings
Replies: 25
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RE: So Many Aborted Landings

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