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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exit Row Seating and Responsibilty
Replies: 18
Views: 3324

Re: Exit Row Seating and Responsibilty

Out here....the overwing exit will always be occupied by a pax, if not a crew member will take the seat.

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there any systems that can allow airlilnes easily move seats forward backward?
Replies: 12
Views: 1421

Re: Is there any systems that can allow airlilnes easily move seats forward backward?

I recall some smaller aircraft types with "QC" in their name allow quick conversion of aircraft between passenger and cargo within the time of less than an hour, how's that achieved? You are probably referring to the B737-200QC where the seats were mounted on pallets & can be moved in...

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 strobes
Replies: 8
Views: 4563

Re: 787 strobes

I would have thought that LED strobes would be more reliable though.

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by HAWK21M
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radome camera?
Replies: 16
Views: 3252

Re: Radome camera?

Any idea on the approx drag created by the EVS cam on the payload penalty.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India cash bombshell
Replies: 115
Views: 7562

Re: India cash bombshell

Master Stroke by modi...... The salaried class is happy. There will be initial inconveniences which the majority are ok with......but the corrupt will be shocked to reality. Great move. I'm glad it's being accepted in India. I have to say, all the news sources I read spin it negatively. I guess tha...

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by HAWK21M
Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite 747 livery
Replies: 59
Views: 4550

Re: Favorite 747 livery

Undoubtly has to be Air India....the palace in the sky livery

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by HAWK21M
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Fin during Gate Parking
Replies: 10
Views: 3086

Re: Tail Fin during Gate Parking

The rudder is located at the aft end of the Vertical fin.
Normally when depressurised hydraulically it moves in the direction of the relative wind.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD88 engine popping noise.
Replies: 3
Views: 2042

Re: MD88 engine popping noise.

Did is sound likie a blow torch effect.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Contacting pilots
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: Contacting pilots

Very unlikely any Flt ops or Maintenance personnell will speak on a specific airline working on a public forum.

Ideally is to contact the respective dept HOD officially.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Impact of 1.5ton of moving cargo on A320.
Replies: 21
Views: 4489

Re: Impact of 1.5ton of moving cargo on A320.

Woodreau wrote:
If there are cargo nets missing I would bring them up to notice of the flight crew. ....


Why Flight crew...shouldn't it be reported to Maintenance.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Train the Trainer options
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Train the Trainer options

Is anyone aware of any Train the trainer options for Aviation both Technical training & non technical trainings
I believe IATA has a similiar programme.
Are there any other good options available.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BBA & MBA in Aviation.
Replies: 0
Views: 541

BBA & MBA in Aviation.

Anyone having any good Online Distance Education institutes providing an MBA in Aviation. I just completed by BBA in Aviation operations from UPES & was enrolling for the MBA Aviation Management at UPES. Just adding to my qualification after a long time in Aviation maintenance. Any suggestions f...

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by HAWK21M
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which airports have deicing equipment?
Replies: 27
Views: 6727

Re: Which airports have deicing equipment?

Here in ABQ we only have 1 de icing truck for all of Southwest Airlines operations which are quite significant. So what transpires if that unit goes u/s. I'm not sure what happens if it breaks. Probably allot of delayed flights or borrowing one from American just down the terminal. Ok...So you mean...

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by HAWK21M
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Catering
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Re: Catering

So I'm just wonder if a flight had meals on board ( including buy on board ), and no one ate anything, would the airline still use those meals, or would they load new ones on board. Out here post arrival at destination, all unused meals are collected by the catering department & delivered to th...

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by HAWK21M
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 vs B737 cockpit crew
Replies: 26
Views: 4766

Re: B727 vs B737 cockpit crew

The B737 introduced the Master Caution system, thereby reducing the ned of the Flight Engineer. The 727 had a master caution system and a flight engineer. So, that is not the reason. I think Mel meant the Master Caution system along with the "six-pack" indicator system. It provided a quic...

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by HAWK21M
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why board from just one door?
Replies: 71
Views: 8180

Re: Why board from just one door?

The overwing boarding would necessatate the Aerobridge proximity near the wing....would that be a welcome option considering a malfunctioning Aerobridge could cause severe damage.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why The Up-Curve Of Windows On Airbus Widebodies?
Replies: 32
Views: 9747

Re: Why The Up-Curve Of Windows On Airbus Widebodies?

This is one old thread....looks like it got bumped upwards.....

Why will it be different unless the entire fuselage structure gets manufactured totally differently..then it would not be the same type.

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by HAWK21M
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Take off in versions of aircraft types with major length variants
Replies: 21
Views: 2840

Re: Take off in versions of aircraft types with major length variants

A346 & B773ER have long fuselages among the commercial ones. Do not exceed max pitch angle on rotation is the new. Is there any restriction on a crew member operating a different type on same day ie A319 in the morning & A321 in the afternoon to reduce the tail strike error....Out here regul...

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India cash bombshell
Replies: 115
Views: 7562

Re: India cash bombshell

Master Stroke by modi......
The salaried class is happy.
There will be initial inconveniences which the majority are ok with......but the corrupt will be shocked to reality.
Great move.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: RR & member list
Replies: 14
Views: 2003

Re: RR & member list

regupilot wrote:
Greetings to Mel! Hope all is good! :-)
I guess my RR is now 0.


All great....Nice to be back however busy work keeps the forum time less......

Noticed the Friends that liked me/I liked stay :)

Any way to list the members per forum posts

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Number of posts
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: Number of posts

airkas1 wrote:
No posts were deleted. But the old site counted deleted posts too, where the current site doesn't. That could explain the difference.

Noted Thanks.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tightening screws on vertical stablizer before flight
Replies: 20
Views: 3118

Re: Tightening screws on vertical stablizer before flight

litz wrote:
I find it interesting they're using what appears to be a standard battery powered drill/driver ... those things aren't exactly known for precision torque ...

The Battery electric drivers are normally used for speed.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: potable water systems on 737
Replies: 20
Views: 6413

Re: potable water systems on 737

On the 737NGs there is no more blue juice for the toilets. They use a vacuum not system along with potable water. If a 737NG is out of potable water we have to close off the lava as they can't be flushed. Both Recirculation type & Vaccum type exists on the B737NG as per customer configuration n...

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refuelling procedure after a C Check?
Replies: 7
Views: 2216

Re: Refuelling procedure after a C Check?

Unless something significant has transpired should not matter...however the task card will list the needfull.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Powerback On Various Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 2838

Re: Powerback On Various Aircraft

As for Powerbacks ...just remember to stop using Forward thrust & NOT THE brakes

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: aircraft towing with anti collision lights on alternate power
Replies: 24
Views: 4949

Re: aircraft towing with anti collision lights on alternate power

Tristarsteve wrote:
Planes being towed do not need a man on board with a TBL tug.
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So are you saying with Towbar tugs you would man the brakes.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger safety hacks
Replies: 19
Views: 3321

Re: Passenger safety hacks

With the Pax carrying along max bags during an emergency evacuation thereby reducing the speed of evacuation....I wont be surprised if all bags would not be permitted in the cabin one day....as pax never learn.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 vs B737 cockpit crew
Replies: 26
Views: 4766

Re: B727 vs B737 cockpit crew

The B737 introduced the Master Caution system, thereby reducing the ned of the Flight Engineer.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How can Cabin crew contact flight deck in emergency?
Replies: 5
Views: 3292

Re: How can Cabin crew contact flight deck in emergency?

The PA Emergency call is adequate.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger Aircraft Motion Beacons
Replies: 9
Views: 2540

Re: Passenger Aircraft Motion Beacons

I feel like I should know the answer to this question, but I dont. If a plane is being moved from a stand, or a hanger, to a gate and there is no crew (tug is hooking up and going) is there someone in the cockpit or can the tug access the motion beacon controls from the ground without having to go ...

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Catering
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Re: Catering

So I'm just wonder if a flight had meals on board ( including buy on board ), and no one ate anything, would the airline still use those meals, or would they load new ones on board. Out here post arrival at destination, all unused meals are collected by the catering department & delivered to th...

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engines sold at a loss
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

Re: Engines sold at a loss

The loss is erased over period of time during overhauls & spares costings....As someone mentioned a perfect examples of Printers & printer cartridges

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which airports have deicing equipment?
Replies: 27
Views: 6727

Re: Which airports have deicing equipment?

kabq737 wrote:
Here in ABQ we only have 1 de icing truck for all of Southwest Airlines operations which are quite significant.


So what transpires if that unit goes u/s.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321-100 modified to A321-200
Replies: 11
Views: 4252

Re: A321-100 modified to A321-200

trijetsonly wrote:
A321-100 and -200 have slightly different nose gears, but I don't know what exactly is different.

Only the earlier IC requested for bogie gears.
Most of the difference is internal apart from the wing fences on the -200.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit like windows on the 747 for passengers, feasible?
Replies: 22
Views: 6334

Re: Cockpit like windows on the 747 for passengers, feasible?

Wouldn't it be more economical to provide a cockpit window view on the IFE instead.

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by HAWK21M
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why board from just one door?
Replies: 71
Views: 8180

Re: Why board from just one door?

Out here....if its a narrow body...boarding vide Aerobridge is always thru one door.
In case of staircase boarding then both door access is provided.
Multiple boarding door option is existing on wide body aircraft due large number of pax and more better utilisation of the 2nd aerobridge connection.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Number of posts
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: Number of posts

What was the reason for the posts being deleted.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll: Apple or Android?
Replies: 24
Views: 1739

Re: Poll: Apple or Android?

In terms of battery life.....Windows based is the best.But sadly the Apps are too simple.
IOS.....has excellent touch response but too protected & do not encourage interaction between non IOS devices.
Android....has multiple apps , easy to transfer files, battery life is improving gradually.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tightening screws on vertical stablizer before flight
Replies: 20
Views: 3118

Re: Tightening screws on vertical stablizer before flight

These are cross headed/phillips screws

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by HAWK21M
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger safety hacks
Replies: 19
Views: 3321

Re: Passenger safety hacks

Don't forget to check for the presence of the lifevest under your seat. I once had one missing. Although I believe some airlines don't have any and use the seat cushion as a floating device. So make sure there is one too! :) Valid point.....Now a days Pax stealing the Life jacket can be considered ...

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by HAWK21M
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Post showing as last year
Replies: 2
Views: 1879

Post showing as last year

I just posted a couple of topics on Site related.....& the summary page lists it as Last year

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by HAWK21M
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net users origins
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

Re: Airliners.net users origins

Is this user/country forum specific or site specific....
sadly the link is not working.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Number of posts
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Number of posts

Have a few posts been removed on the new site...
I had around 31k+ posts at one time on the site, now there are 29K +

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by HAWK21M
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: RR & member list
Replies: 14
Views: 2003

RR & member list

Has the Respect Rating and member list in terms of posts/country been discontinued, as unable to locate same.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This 757 Panel?
Replies: 4
Views: 2443

Re: What Is This 757 Panel?

Tail skid assembly...to reduce empennage damage in case of a tail strike.
It was fitted on the B753 due to the longer fuselage.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: aircraft towing with anti collision lights on alternate power
Replies: 24
Views: 4949

Re: aircraft towing with anti collision lights on alternate power

Every Towing ops require someone qualified to man the brakes in case of an emergency.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner Identification Quiz
Replies: 14
Views: 3938

Re: Airliner Identification Quiz

Identifying Airliners are easy...its the General Aviation craft that are tough.

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by HAWK21M
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: potable water systems on 737
Replies: 20
Views: 6413

Re: potable water systems on 737

Trust me Ive been working out here for last 27yrs & my advice is DO NOT DRINK from the Aircraft potable water system. Use packaged water bottles instead. Just to add the Water supplied to the Toilet & basins [Potable] are from two seperate tanks. Nowadays most toilets use the vaccuum type bu...

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by HAWK21M
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger safety hacks
Replies: 19
Views: 3321

Re: Passenger safety hacks

3. Never remove your shoes during takeoff and landing in case of evac. . The crew would not want you to puncture the slides..... Visualise the emergency path you would need to take in an emergency evacuation as soon as you are seated in your seat.that would help. Listen to the safety demo, even if ...

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by HAWK21M
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exactly the issue with no Air Conditioning on a flight?
Replies: 21
Views: 6511

Re: Exactly the issue with no Air Conditioning on a flight?

On a recent flight to Paris CDG, there was an issue with the air conditioning unit and we had to wait for around 1 hr 30 mins for engineers to fix it. My question, would you be able to start the engines without the air conditioning? Thank you :) Video is here of a report showing what happened: http...

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