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by lowrider
Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: To All Airline Pilots, ATC Question
Replies: 18
Views: 7865

RE: To All Airline Pilots, ATC Question

Fam Rides, short for Familiarzation rides, are sometimes given to pilots when transitioning into an aircraft either as a new hire or an existing employee, which they have previously flown, but have become unqualified in due to leave of absence, military leave, or some other reason that cause a lack ...

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by lowrider
Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny Passenger Request.
Replies: 15
Views: 9139

RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Just finished a flight where a passenger told both the F/A and myself during boarding that he would have to borrow one of our cell phones to call his family since the flight was running late. When I told him that I did not typically loan out my personal cell phone, he was insulted and proceeded to t...

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by lowrider
Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ Bleed Air System
Replies: 6
Views: 6452

RE: CRJ Bleed Air System

True, but this aircraft was operating at 410, so this <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> was obviously not in effect. The both packs and various other components of the bleed air systems can be <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML...

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by lowrider
Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ Bleed Air System
Replies: 6
Views: 6452

RE: CRJ Bleed Air System

My initial answer is probably not. There is a requirement to run at least one pack above a certain altitude (36000 if I remember correctly). My response to that is, no kidding, you have to pressurize the aircraft somehow. Off the top of my head, the only way for the bleed air system to fail both eng...

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by lowrider
Sun Oct 10, 2004 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Things Passengers Do To Put Crews In Mood.
Replies: 52
Views: 7705

RE: Things Passengers Do To Put Crews In Mood.

We have seen if from the pax's point of view. The pax point of view, however, is often hopelessly and unrealistically skewed. Let me take your post point by point. 1. On a recent <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> to <acronym title="Minneapolis...

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by lowrider
Sat Sep 11, 2004 6:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Utilization For Regional Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 2715

RE: Utilization For Regional Airlines

7 to 8 cycles and, at last count, 10.8 hours a day here.

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by lowrider
Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Has Bad Image.
Replies: 24
Views: 3171

RE: Comair Has Bad Image.

Comair does have the oldest CRJ's in the US, because they were the first to get them. Some of the aircraft are almost halfway to their cycle limit. Compare an older aircraft to a newer one, and of course the newer one will look better. Some of the planes may look rough, but it is a matter of priorit...

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by lowrider
Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Wonder They Lose Money
Replies: 9
Views: 2689

RE: No Wonder They Lose Money

The point is, if they have to charge $10 per ticketmore to cover fuel, its not that big a deal and you are not getting screwed. Cope.

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by lowrider
Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do I Have Any Rights In This Situation...
Replies: 26
Views: 4846

RE: Do I Have Any Rights In This Situation...

Since they are willing to refund, I don't know that you would be entitled for any other comnpensation. What else would you want on top of getting all your money back? If the flight arrived late for what ever reason, you would not be compensated for "lost time". If other airlines have a schedule that...

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by lowrider
Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: De-rated Take-offs - How Low?
Replies: 11
Views: 4596

RE: Pilots: De-rated Take-offs - How Low?

XFSU,
That must be a company specific thing. For flex thrust takeoffs, if the N1 setting is below the climb setting, we leave it there until 10,000, If it was good enough to get you to 1000, the next 8-9 should be easy.

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by lowrider
Sat Aug 28, 2004 10:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Beech 1900d - Vertical Surfaces
Replies: 15
Views: 3168

RE: Beech 1900d - Vertical Surfaces

The whole design is like a sledgehammer, ugly, but very effective when used properly. The tailets (yes, that is the name raytheon uses) are used to increase yaw stability and lower Vmc. They also remove operation restrictions when the yaw damp is defered (a much larger problem for the King 350 I bel...

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by lowrider
Thu Aug 26, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's Talk About RJs!
Replies: 19
Views: 3465

RE: Let's Talk About RJs!

Flybyguy, I know of no reason why <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>'s cannot be operated at a high tempo without comprimising safety. They were built to fly. Frequency should be as high as possible. That is where they make money. The shorter time you can do turns in, the better it is. Hi...

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by lowrider
Thu Aug 26, 2004 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's Talk About RJs!
Replies: 19
Views: 3465

RE: Let's Talk About RJs!

As one who makes is living from, and therefore spends a lot of time with <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>'s, I see no inherent problem with the aircraft. The problem is with the utilization. When employed in the manner they were designed for, they are quite efficient, useful tools. The ...

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by lowrider
Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Big Announcement?
Replies: 6
Views: 8394

RE: Delta's Big Announcement?

I imagine Delta will release as little of the plan as they can get away with. Why allow the other teams to read your playbook? (Unless, of course, it is a fake playbook..)

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by lowrider
Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rembering The Pre RJ Days.
Replies: 28
Views: 3809

RE: Rembering The Pre RJ Days.

All it would take to get those aircraft back is money. If you are willing to pay a lot more and settle for once or twice a day service, they you can probably get that type of service back.

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by lowrider
Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling On Engine Power.
Replies: 11
Views: 4401

RE: Refueling On Engine Power.

The only aircraft I know of that comes close to the is the AN-2. Most of them have an opening you can pour the fuel into, then use ship's power to pump it up into the wings. Otherwise, its no more realistic than the plane in "Air Force One"

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by lowrider
Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is A Chemtrail?
Replies: 11
Views: 2864

RE: What Is A Chemtrail?

A chemtrail is a myth, a legend, a hoax, and something for people who believe that Elvis and <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> are still alive and hanging out together. It starts with people who have too much spare time, s...

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by lowrider
Sat Aug 21, 2004 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Low Level Flyover NYC
Replies: 14
Views: 5186

RE: Delta Low Level Flyover NYC

I am not sure, but I think that 2000 feet is the lowest altitude that is used when going up the Hudson and landing 13 at LGA, so 4000 is nothing

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by lowrider
Tue Aug 17, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High-pitched Whine While A319 Taxis?
Replies: 9
Views: 6390

RE: High-pitched Whine While A319 Taxis?

Most whining on any given airliner come from the flight crew, with passengers being the second largest source.

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by lowrider
Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scary Take Off @ JFK
Replies: 8
Views: 3836

RE: Scary Take Off @ JFK

That could happen at almost any airport. Kennedy has no unique features with regards to wind, turbulance, or other weather.

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by lowrider
Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primaris Airlines?
Replies: 30
Views: 3063

RE: Primaris Airlines?

Would not be surprise if this was "Primaris, operated by XX(charter) airlines. My money is on someone like Pace.

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by lowrider
Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scary Take Off @ JFK
Replies: 8
Views: 3836

RE: Scary Take Off @ JFK

It just sounds like a little bit of wake turbulance, or possibly mechanical turbulance off of some of the buildings surround Kennedy if the winds were strong. Maybe a little Low Level Windshear. Uncomfortable, yes, but exceptional no. It happens, you fly through it, thats what pilots get paid for.

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by lowrider
Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bag Loaders - CRJ & Electric Wheelchairs
Replies: 8
Views: 2551

RE: Bag Loaders - CRJ & Electric Wheelchairs

I have seen a variety of electric chairs and scooters accomadated the CRJ. The passenger is placed in a regular seat and the chair is stowed in the cargo bin. Based on the measurements you provided, I imagine the rampers would have to load the chair on its side or back due the cargo door size, then ...

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by lowrider
Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vintage Aircraft Fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 2367

RE: Vintage Aircraft Fabric

The most basic answer is, it depends. How much do you want to spend? How is your aircraft typically used? In what type of climate? Will it be hangered? What skills do you bring to the table? Is there a process you have worked with before? If not, is there someone who can assist you who is familiar w...

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by lowrider
Sun Aug 08, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Stall
Replies: 20
Views: 8683

RE: Engine Stall

I have always used the compressor stall label, since the individual blades actually do stall. The first time I saw it in writing was in reference to the PT6 engine and the possible symptoms that the <acronym title="Tyumenaviatrans (Russian Federation) and Servicios Aereos Profesionales (Dominican Re...

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by lowrider
Sun Aug 08, 2004 6:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Hourly Pay Rates, Why So High?
Replies: 2
Views: 6580

RE: Delta Hourly Pay Rates, Why So High?

Prior to Sept 11th, the Delta pay rates weren't so different from other major carriers. The difference comes from the fact that the Delta pilots have not given up anything from thier contract while most other passenger carriers have, either by choice or by bankruptcy judge. This is a very contentiou...

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by lowrider
Sun Aug 08, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ Performance... Not So Great!
Replies: 15
Views: 5238

RE: CRJ Performance... Not So Great!

How rigidly were you sticking with the 250/290/.70 profile? It is not always the most efficient way to climb. I used 270/.68 recently on an ISA +11 day and got to 310 with little problem using old 3A1 engines. We later stepped up to 350. The acceleration to cruise took a little longer, but that is t...

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by lowrider
Fri Jul 16, 2004 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could SYR Support WN Operations?
Replies: 24
Views: 3097

RE: Could SYR Support WN Operations?

Maybe, but don't hold your breath. There is too much other low hanging fruit for Southwest. Why fight for it when you can go to other cities and have it given away. One only has to look at Philidelphia and see what they think USAir's future is like. That will leave a vacuum there. Other cities east ...

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by lowrider
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Has The Absolutely Rudest And Nastiest FA's?
Replies: 28
Views: 5440

RE: Who Has The Absolutely Rudest And Nastiest FA'

I think that you will find the answer varies directly with the type of day you are having the the personality you present. If you are having a bad day and present a nasty front, I would say that the odds of you finding the cabin crew to be disagreeable go up dramatically. I have found the inverse to...

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by lowrider
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not Redesign Old Aircraft?
Replies: 7
Views: 3005

RE: Why Not Redesign Old Aircraft?

"...and many others have been some of the greatest aircrafts ever built." The greatest aircraft ever built has yet to be built. All we have is the greatest aircraft so far. To assume that no further improvement is possible demonstrates a type of thinking that will insure that no further improvement ...

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by lowrider
Sat Jul 10, 2004 7:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do The TSA Agents Make You Feel Safe?
Replies: 5
Views: 3891

RE: Do The TSA Agents Make You Feel Safe?

In a word, no. As a matter of fact, when I watch them I find myself mentally tabulating the approximate payroll costs for the amount of time I spend standing in line, and comparing that to what was withheld from my last paycheck. Then I start paying attention to some of the individuals and I get REA...

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by lowrider
Sat Jul 10, 2004 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It Could Be Important How You Die In A Aircraft...
Replies: 5
Views: 2743

RE: It Could Be Important How You Die In A Aircraft...

And to think that the tort reform bill failed. Why would such a brilliant system need reform? Sad that this figures into the calculus of determining the value of a life.

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by lowrider
Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference Between Propellor & Electric Hand Fan?
Replies: 7
Views: 8028

RE: Difference Between Propellor & Electric Hand Fan?

Price, unless it is an aviation approved fan.

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by lowrider
Thu Jul 08, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aleron Trim, P28a-180
Replies: 8
Views: 3097

RE: Aleron Trim, P28a-180

Most of the PA-28s I have flown have the above mentioned rudder trim located below and in front of the lower edge of the panel, in the middle of the aircraft. Barring getting the aircraft re-rigged, it is probably the easiest way to correct the problem. Turn it toward the rising wing. Hope this helps.

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by lowrider
Tue Jul 06, 2004 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Shuttle
Replies: 10
Views: 2516

RE: Delta Shuttle

"Crews have attitude" I have to disagree with that sweeping generalization. Some of the Shuttle crews I have met have been quite nice and professional. They seems to expect you to hurry a little more when boarding, but that is the idea behind the, shuttle. It is supposed to be as quick and efficient...

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by lowrider
Tue Jul 06, 2004 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Virgin America Succeed?
Replies: 30
Views: 5396

RE: Will Virgin America Succeed?

Branson's track record suggests that he will be successful in this latest venture. However, the past 50 or so years are littered with airlines started by people who thought they would be successful too. Some were bought up, such as Western and TWA, before they failed, and some simply fell apart, lik...

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by lowrider
Tue Jul 06, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots - Base Versus Where You Live
Replies: 30
Views: 9806

RE: Pilots - Base Versus Where You Live

As a former commuter turned resident of the base, I have seen it from both sides. Commuting can be a great way to live where you want, and work where you want (or have your cake and eat it too), but it does require certain sacrifices in terms of time off and money. You have to weigh that cost agains...

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by lowrider
Thu Jul 01, 2004 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No A346 At ORD
Replies: 31
Views: 2741

RE: No A346 At ORD

Corsair2 I have to ask, what is the big deal. So <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> does not fly the A-346 to <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>. Why are you so bent on them doing so. I would imagine as long as you can get a seat to w...

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by lowrider
Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Retired AA 767-200's Be Good For?
Replies: 44
Views: 9925

RE: What Would Retired AA 767-200's Be Good For?

I am sure that <acronym title="Albury (ABX / YMAY), Australia - New South Wales">ABX</acronym>, DHL, UPS, FedEx, Air Atlanta, and a variety of other cargo companies could find a use for them. A variety of large charter operators such as Champion Air, Sun Country, and Miami Air could use them as well...

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by lowrider
Thu Jul 01, 2004 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No A346 At ORD
Replies: 31
Views: 2741

RE: No A346 At ORD

Could it be, perhaps that IB simply chooses not to operate the 346 to ORD so they have it available to operate elsewhere? They only have so many to go around.

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by lowrider
Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-440 Seating/Weight And Balance
Replies: 4
Views: 6496

RE: CRJ-440 Seating/Weight And Balance

I don't have <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s scope clause in front of me, but as far as I know, there is no distinction between 40 and 50 seat <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>'s when it come to wholly owneds (not sure if Skywest has both types). I guess I should ha...

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by lowrider
Wed Jun 30, 2004 3:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-440 Seating/Weight And Balance
Replies: 4
Views: 6496

RE: CRJ-440 Seating/Weight And Balance

What I have been told is that the seats were removed to make room for the equipment trunks which were to hold the required equipment for overwater flight so the aircraft could go from <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> directly across the Gulf ...

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