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by jjbiv
Fri Jan 11, 2002 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 3 Letters On Saab 340 Nosegear Door?
Replies: 10
Views: 3732

RE: 3 Letters On Saab 340 Nosegear Door?

Not horribly relevant, but all FedEx aircraft are named after the children of employees.

joe

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by jjbiv
Thu Jan 10, 2002 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does The Pitot Tude Measure Ias?
Replies: 42
Views: 2373

RE: Does The Pitot Tude Measure Ias?

The part about how one-word answers are usually vast simplifications that have little relevence to real-life. Life isn't yes/no or black/white. It's yeah, maybe, kinda sorta and all shades of colors.

joe

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by jjbiv
Wed Jan 09, 2002 11:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Clearance Deliveries
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

RE: Clearance Deliveries

Flight Explorer Professional Edition? That just sounds expensive!

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by jjbiv
Tue Dec 25, 2001 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

Cargo Pilots

Do the Cargo pilots spend tonight at home (or at least a hub), or are the FedExs and UPS' of the world operating a full turn this evening? What's the Christmas day flying schedule like? Happy holidays to all -- where ever you may be  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/ge...

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by jjbiv
Mon Dec 10, 2001 10:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Park Brake Lever
Replies: 10
Views: 2390

RE: Park Brake Lever

Nothin' says love like using Airborne  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by jjbiv
Thu Dec 06, 2001 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Airline Does Seagull Work For?
Replies: 9
Views: 2547

RE: What Airline Does Seagull Work For?

Sounds like Uncle Fred got one sweet cargo a/c in the MD-11! Thanks for contributing to the forums, Seagull. Always nice to see professionals educating those below them.

joe

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by jjbiv
Thu Dec 06, 2001 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Airline Does Seagull Work For?
Replies: 9
Views: 2547

RE: What Airline Does Seagull Work For?

Does it handle the Mempho-style slam dunk approaches well or does ATC run differently for the heavies? Having jumpseated on the 727s, all I can say is hang on!

joe

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by jjbiv
Sun Dec 02, 2001 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand-flying Airliners
Replies: 13
Views: 3032

RE: Hand-flying Airliners

Thanks, Jetguy!

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by jjbiv
Sun Dec 02, 2001 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand-flying Airliners
Replies: 13
Views: 3032

RE: Hand-flying Airliners

What's the practical difference between APs and FDs? Does the director guide the pilot while the auto pilot executed the commands of the director automatically? Thanks!

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by jjbiv
Fri Nov 02, 2001 10:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 3055

RE: Spare Aircraft

"Slack?" I was under the impression that Mempho runs on a pretty tight schedule on the night time operation, no?

joe

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by jjbiv
Mon Oct 22, 2001 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots...How Much Do You Know?
Replies: 11
Views: 5046

RE: Airline Pilots...How Much Do You Know?

Thanks a lot for the specifics Seagull...Keep the freight flying

joe

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by jjbiv
Sat Oct 20, 2001 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots...How Much Do You Know?
Replies: 11
Views: 5046

RE: Airline Pilots...How Much Do You Know?

Interesting. Are these ops specs available online or in print?

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by jjbiv
Sun Oct 14, 2001 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Who Name Their Aircraft
Replies: 46
Views: 2806

RE: Airlines Who Name Their Aircraft

FedEx names their a/c with a new name every time they are repainted. The names are drawn from a pool of employee's children.

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by jjbiv
Sun Oct 14, 2001 12:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APUs
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

RE: APUs

I believe the Falcon 20 did coming out of the factory, but when FedEx operated the type, they removed the APU to save weight for freight.

joe

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by jjbiv
Wed Oct 10, 2001 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS MD11 Picture...
Replies: 15
Views: 2639

RE: UPS MD11 Picture...

Maybe it's just me, but the tail isn't flattered in the UPS livery...

joe

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by jjbiv
Wed Oct 10, 2001 3:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landings -- AirTran Style
Replies: 22
Views: 2378

RE: Landings -- AirTran Style

All airlines train their crews the same as far as the approach profile and landing? Is anyone from AirTran hanging out here that is knowledgeable about their crew training? Thanks for all the info...Also, I tried to craft my first question to avoid the "good landing"/"bad landing" debate  <img ...

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by jjbiv
Mon Oct 08, 2001 5:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A300/A310 Cruising Mach.
Replies: 9
Views: 4236

RE: A300/A310 Cruising Mach.

There's a saying in the freight industry -- at least on the 727: .78 unless you're late. Enough said.

joe

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by jjbiv
Mon Oct 08, 2001 5:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Bumps In The Floor
Replies: 5
Views: 2628

RE: 747 Bumps In The Floor

Correct. My impression was that they were independent of the aircraft's electrical system? I've never throught about the logistics of it, but I suppose they are a consumable like anything else and checked/replaced during heavy maint.

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by jjbiv
Sun Oct 07, 2001 10:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Bumps In The Floor
Replies: 5
Views: 2628

RE: 747 Bumps In The Floor

I thought the emergency lighting was battery powered?

joe

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by jjbiv
Thu Oct 04, 2001 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Cargo Airline
Replies: 39
Views: 1938

RE: Favorite Cargo Airline

No question about it...FedEx

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by jjbiv
Wed Oct 03, 2001 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest Painted Hub Caps.
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

RE: Southwest Painted Hub Caps.

Read it again, Twotter...He clearly limited his statement to the gear.

joe

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by jjbiv
Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landings -- AirTran Style
Replies: 22
Views: 2378

Landings -- AirTran Style

I've flown close to 50 segments on AirTran Airways in the past few months. All-in-all, I really like the airline, however, I've never had a smooth landing when flying with them. I've noticed their "hard" (as in your spine can feel it CLEARLY) in both the 717 and DC-9. Does the airline instruct their...

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by jjbiv
Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dc-10
Replies: 8
Views: 1649

RE: Dc-10

In Europe the noise law is as follows: if it's Boeing, it's not going Big grin

joe

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by jjbiv
Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exiting And Entering A A/C
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

RE: Exiting And Entering A A/C

Pay a visit to the cargo ramp. AbEx (Airborne Express) crews use the right door since their "innovative" cargo system uses the left door to load cans.

joe

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by jjbiv
Wed Jun 13, 2001 5:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Map Of FAA Center Airspace
Replies: 1
Views: 4681

RE: Map Of FAA Center Airspace

I answered my own question:
http://www.faa.gov/ats/aglzob/ARTCC%20MAP.JPG

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by jjbiv
Wed Jun 13, 2001 4:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Map Of FAA Center Airspace
Replies: 1
Views: 4681

Map Of FAA Center Airspace

Is there a map on the web that shows which centers control what airspace? I'm looking for a general map that relates geography (states) to the centers that control that area. Thank you.

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by jjbiv
Thu Jun 07, 2001 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bernoullian Vs. Newtonian Lift
Replies: 50
Views: 9354

RE: Bernoullian Vs. Newtonian Lift

Oldman -- That looks to be a dead link.

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by jjbiv
Wed Jun 06, 2001 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Saving Thru Proper Loading
Replies: 13
Views: 3147

RE: Fuel Saving Thru Proper Loading

What is MAC (Mean Aerodynamic Chord)? Thank you.

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by jjbiv
Mon May 28, 2001 11:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Citation Thrust Attenuators
Replies: 6
Views: 10031

RE: Citation Thrust Attenuators

What's a Thrust Attenuator? At first, I thought it was an English term for a reverser, but apparantly not so.

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by jjbiv
Sun May 06, 2001 10:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gravity Slats...
Replies: 16
Views: 2644

RE: Gravity Slats...

It's so nice to see people with a decent Physics background post!

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by jjbiv
Sat May 05, 2001 5:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 US Launch
Replies: 20
Views: 1655

RE: A380 US Launch

FedEx has placed an order.

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by jjbiv
Thu May 03, 2001 10:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UPS Airlines' Culture
Replies: 11
Views: 1892

RE: UPS Airlines' Culture

Sound like a Teamster "rule" to me... Damn labor unions.

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by jjbiv
Wed May 02, 2001 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UPS Airlines' Culture
Replies: 11
Views: 1892

RE: UPS Airlines' Culture

To add to the first question, is life as bad at FedEx as the pilots seem to think it is? How are the cargo carriers stacking up against the pax haulers in this stellar economy? It seems to me that the cargo jobs are stability whereas the pax jobs are less so but offer greater earnings in the good ti...

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by jjbiv
Wed May 02, 2001 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 Split Flaps Procedure
Replies: 2
Views: 1972

B727 Split Flaps Procedure

Could someone explain what "split flaps" is on the 727 and what is done from a pilot's perspective to deal with the situation? Thank you very much.

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by jjbiv
Wed Mar 14, 2001 7:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flap Positions
Replies: 3
Views: 2177

RE: Flap Positions

What is the procedure for dealing with split flaps on the 727? Is there an alert to the crew or is the problem detected by the "feel" of the a/c? Are there immediate action items for dealing with this situation? Is it recoverable?

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by jjbiv
Sun Feb 18, 2001 9:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tcas
Replies: 10
Views: 1864

RE: Tcas

I believe FedEx has all ready started to voluntarily install the TCAS units in their a/c...

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by jjbiv
Wed Feb 14, 2001 7:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How To Screw A 727 Crew In The Sim...
Replies: 42
Views: 7393

RE: How To Screw A 727 Crew In The Sim...

Here's my Boeingsaurus pilot wanna be question of the day:

When using the alternate flap extension switch, how does one monitor how far the flaps have deployed? Do the LE devices deploy as usual when using the alternate flap system?

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by jjbiv
Mon Feb 12, 2001 11:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thrust Reversers After Touchdown Yes Or No?
Replies: 41
Views: 4265

RE: Thrust Reversers After Touchdown Yes Or No?

Re: the Lauda accident

What actions would have saved the flight in those few seconds?

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by jjbiv
Mon Feb 12, 2001 11:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: THe Hole At The Back Of The Plane
Replies: 10
Views: 16952

RE: THe Hole At The Back Of The Plane

I believe most -8s had them when delivered -- correct me if I'm wrong. Perhaps the cargo haulers removed them for the weight advantage?

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by jjbiv
Mon Feb 12, 2001 11:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Roll With DC8 Or Other Heavyjet?
Replies: 23
Views: 3161

RE: Roll With DC8 Or Other Heavyjet?

Oh, they can... The same FedEx flight refrenced above was crewed by two ex-military guys and a civilian FE. The Capt (only crew member in the cockpit at the time)executed a split-S maneuver on short final to switch runways. Impressive!

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by jjbiv
Sun Feb 11, 2001 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Hushkits Pollute More?
Replies: 3
Views: 1569

RE: Do Hushkits Pollute More?

Is it just me, or is the last word of some lines on some posts getting repeated as the first word of the next line? An error with the word-wrap procedure, perhaps? This is the second post I've noticed it on. I don't think that many of us have such poor typing  <img src="/discussions/graphics/sp...

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by jjbiv
Sun Feb 11, 2001 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some 727 Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4397

RE: Some 727 Questions

FedEx doesn't use their own hushkit on their aircraft? Pardon my ignorance if I'm missing something simple here.

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by jjbiv
Sun Feb 11, 2001 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dumping Fuel, 727
Replies: 17
Views: 3386

RE: Dumping Fuel, 727

How reliable is a GPS operating inside an aluminum tube without an external antenna? Can't say I've ever tried it, but I'm curious now  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by jjbiv
Sat Feb 10, 2001 3:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Roll With DC8 Or Other Heavyjet?
Replies: 23
Views: 3161

RE: Roll With DC8 Or Other Heavyjet?

Not sure if the plane went full circle, but the FedEx Flight 705 incident several years ago subjected that DC-10 to some pretty intense and severe loads... All in all, the ship held up well.

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by jjbiv
Wed Jan 31, 2001 11:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oldman....
Replies: 12
Views: 1377

RE: Oldman....

Do type ratings expire, or do you hold them for life once you pass the checkride?

joe

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by jjbiv
Wed Jan 31, 2001 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visual Approach
Replies: 12
Views: 2807

RE: Visual Approach

I'm afraid I don't get the joke...What am I missing?

joe

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by jjbiv
Fri Jan 19, 2001 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747 Question.
Replies: 12
Views: 2501

RE: B747 Question.

Why are there 3(?)?

joe

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by jjbiv
Fri Jan 19, 2001 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Abort Takeoff Over V1?
Replies: 8
Views: 4414

RE: Abort Takeoff Over V1?

So, if I understand this correctly, using either a balanced or unbalanced takeoff profile (for lack of a better word) is a company decision? Balanced take off simply asures that either the aircraft will have enough room to stop by the end of the runway or get airborne after a failure at V1? I'm stil...

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by jjbiv
Fri Jan 19, 2001 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747 Question.
Replies: 12
Views: 2501

RE: B747 Question.

With an escape rope, do you throw the rope overboard and then slipe down it or do you grab the end of the rope and jump out -- going down as it does? Probally a dumb question, but I've always been curious  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Thanks!

joe

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by jjbiv
Thu Jan 11, 2001 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Christmas Curse......
Replies: 11
Views: 1873

RE: Christmas Curse......

Date: January 10, 2001 From: Bruce Cheever Subject: Posting 01-01 To: All Pilots Attached is Posting 01-01, which accounts for increased staffing needs due to the new contract with the U.S. Postal Service to provide air capacity for domestic transportation of certain postal services. The revenue fly...

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