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by IAHFLYR
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Atlas Air the new Flying Tiger Line?
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: Is Atlas Air the new Flying Tiger Line?

Exactly does Atlas even fly a scheduled network. Flying Tigers is more like FEDEX but with bulk cargo There are multiple cities with daily flights between them which would seem to indicate some scheduled operations. Example: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI3708/history/20210225/1515Z/KMIA/KI...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on a MAX next weekend, feeling a bit nervous
Replies: 22
Views: 2719

Re: Flying on a MAX next weekend, feeling a bit nervous

This is good to know, that’ll help! After reading your last comment I'm thinking you are referring to some type of "adult beverage". A good friend of mine just flew ORD-IAH earlier in the week on the MAX, he was in FC and not certain they are serving the type beverage you may be wanting i...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

The full length of the runway is planned by ATC for the use of the landing crew and until confirmed vacated or missed, the following aircraft will be in a hold or vectors and not cleared until confirmation of the landing traffic. If the landing plane is able to clear short, that’s okay, not require...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

MrIAH could you tell me from your experience that which of the following attributes of the weather conditions have proven to be the most erratic with fluctuations I.e Winds,Rains,Fog,Storm,Snow,clouds etc ? That's a handful there as weather is constantly changing be it small changes or large change...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

ATIS (aerodrome information used for approach and departure) is typically issued hourly or half-hourly. If there is a rapid change, a new ATIS is simply issued. ATIS is the METAR information plus runway in use and other pertinent information. We'd update the ATIS every hour unless as you mentioned ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 1832 CUN-IAH MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues
Replies: 41
Views: 10478

Re: UA 1832 IAH-CUN MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues

160 is about right for a 737-8/900..stupid fast.... Amazingly, the approach speeds on the 757 and even the 747 at max landing weight are slower even with engine out or most flap issues. Some alternate flap extensions take longer due to electrical extension vs normal hydraulic or air extensions. Tha...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did GPS become mainstream in commercial aviation?
Replies: 40
Views: 2935

Re: When did GPS become mainstream in commercial aviation?

Again incorrect. Are you instrument rated? If so, you should review AIM 1-1-17 on GPS of its entirety with a big emphasis on IFE use of GPS. Also take a look at table 1-1-6 and the applicable notes. Pay close attention to Note 4. I’ll post the important sub-part to educate ya and keep you out of tr...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

And, SYD isn’t a major hub operation where thousands get stranded if arrivals stop. The US airports with CAT III runways are mostly at large hubs—KJFK, KORD, KDFW, KLAX, KSEA, KMEM, KSDF—where the penalty in operations outcomes is enormous and weather below CAT I is not only more frequent but lasts...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have you ever had a "Tensed Situation" during your flight ? How did you deal with it ?
Replies: 42
Views: 31071

Re: Have you ever had a "Tensed Situation" during your flight ? How did you deal with it ?

Other than that, a few minors I can’t recall, pretty boring 45 years. :rotfl: "pretty boring" I sure cannot top GalaxyFlyer with a couple of situations, but here goes. Flying side: Flying a C210 from KAUS to KDWH when just after raising the gear the right door opened with my now very shak...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did GPS become mainstream in commercial aviation?
Replies: 40
Views: 2935

Re: When did GPS become mainstream in commercial aviation?

Early iterations of 767/757 probably used the same system, but the manual entry was replaced with an FMS with databases of waypoints, as well as LNAV/VNAV modes. This allowed for much more precise routes to be flown. I am fairly certain the early UA deliveries of their B752's in 1989 showed up with...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: STL-DFW-LAX AA on friday
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: STL-DFW-LAX AA on friday

AA 0540 flight landed at DFW, they cancelled the 0700 STL departure, the 0930 still shows on time as of this moment! There are plenty of flights via ORD or CLT that connect to LAX. Wonder what time the OP has on original reservation?

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12350

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

Do Southern stations, such as IAH, SAT, AUS, MSY, JAX have many deice trucks or if any deice trucks? Since snow/ice is rare in that part of the country, do those stations just let the sun come up and let the ice melt naturally? DFW does, not sure about others in the region. IAH does, though no clue...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is business travel enjoyable?
Replies: 26
Views: 2882

Re: Is business travel enjoyable?

I just love travel completely, though with COVID it will now be a year on 2/23 since we've graced the door of a plane. Travel for business was necessary as I was involved in software testing for the ATC side of the FAA, so we had to travel to ACY anywhere from 8-12 times a year depending on how many...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

As pilots we're interested in making sure that low visibility procedures are in force, what the actual RVR and weather is, checking that the runway is validated for CAT3 ops (list on our EFB), NOTAMs and then we decide which approach we fly. Usually LVPs are mentioned in ATIS and the ATC keeps us i...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Between me and you, the way we do it here in Canada is the safer of the two. What if a pilot landing at IAH hasn't read all his NOTAMs, doesn't know that a certain ILS CATIII approach is U/S. No info on ATIS (as you state), not a single ATC mentions CATIII in approach clearance, and yet the pilot i...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

1. What is the tool behind calculating the horizontal visibility of a given area and where is it located at the airport ? 2.Are the measurements for Horizontal visibility based on a particular zone of the RWY or the whole of airport premises ? because I presume may be its measured only at the touch...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

In this particular situation, the controller shouldn't clear you for a CATIII approach. After all, us controllers need to read the NOTAMs too. This reminds me of something that happened at my airport 2 years ago. We were very close to our CATI minimums, almost CATII, but hadn't activated it yet, as...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

All you need to know and more, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_United_States_Navy_carrier_air_operations A video, https://www.military.com/video/landing-f-18-carrier-boss And, finally, the newest improvement, https://news.usni.org/2021/02/08/navy-brings-precision-landing-mode-carrier-landing-a...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Thanks Mr IAH...I just forgot whom I had asked this Q to and because I've been busy editing my videos and also other projects I forgot it was you.I'm sorry to bother you..Won't disturb you now. Thanks a lot for your help all these days. Hey, don't do that and your not a bother in the least. I enjoy...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Mr IAH already answered you in one of the original replies: I do have a Private License with around 1,500+ hours mostly in single engine Cessna's, Pipers, Moony, Twin Engine Cessna's, few hours in BE90 right seater and quite a few hours in CO level D MD80, B735, B738, B752 and B788 sims (very luck ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

There is no mention of 4NM in your document, but there is mention of outer marker (OM), which normally identifies the FAF, and which is normally around 4 to 7 NM final. 3.7.5 PRECISION APPROACH CRITICAL AREA ILS critical area dimensions are described in FAA Order 6750.16, Siting Criteria for Instru...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Thank you for your response, Mr IAH...I assume IAH has CAT IIIA and given the visibility conditions in USA are not as adverse as in North India during winters I reckon it would be a waste of money to have a CAT IIIB installed anyways because I believe it costs millions of dollars to install it and ...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Hi FligtReporter. Winter weather can bring some very foggy morning though it usually burns off by noon. However, in the last oh week or two we've had just some drizzly foggy days where visibility has been down below a mile almost all day long. Most of the foggy mornings are found in the spring or fa...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Even though your pilot stopped on the runway, it's not that big of a deal. During CATII and III operations, spacing on final between aircraft is increased significantly, in order to protect ILS critical and sensitive areas for each landing traffic. Previous lander has to clear the runway and the IL...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Are you a Pilot too Mr.IAH ? What AC type do you fly though BTW my flight was onboard a 321NX and the airport I landed is a single runway airport and before landing we had to be on a holding pattern which I remember it was 4 circuits before finally we landed and In my case the thick fog started app...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

On at least two occasions, we had a jumpseater for a CAT II or III approach and it was their first experience at seeing one. Both were regional airline pilots and said it was exciting to observe. There are many such stories in my logbook... Ahhh the jumpseat for low IFR weather mins, every controll...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17477

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

CAT IIIB minimums have been around for quite some time as well as aircraft and crew authorization to fly them. Landing with an RVR of 600' is very interesting from alright. From a tower controllers perspective many times the tops would be maybe 100' and our tower at IAH is 336' tall, we'd see the ar...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Continental 2011 Flight Schedule Help
Replies: 4
Views: 4511

Re: Continental 2011 Flight Schedule Help

It would have been IAH-HNL on CO1 and HNL-IAH was CO2.....as flew on those plenty of times and yes would have been a B764. In fact we were on CO1 on the December day which I believe was the 1st of December of 2011, when their call signs changed from CO to UA as did the safety cards on the planes. Th...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2020 Airport Passenger Counts
Replies: 14
Views: 1875

Re: 2020 Airport Passenger Counts

31,000,000 through the two Houston airports, not bad all things considered. IAH seemed to end up quite well though nothing posted showing ORD, DEN, DFW, or EWR/JFK/LGA.

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on B1900D?
Replies: 24
Views: 2609

Re: Flying on B1900D?

If you're an AV Geek you'll love the 1900. As others have mentioned, window and aisle seat with hopefully the curtain open to the flight deck. I used to fly them all the time back in the early 2000's from TPA-RSW and back as well as a couple of flights TPA-EYW on Gulfstream International. Loud, fair...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PHL runway 8
Replies: 25
Views: 3438

Re: PHL runway 8

From an air traffic perspective, increasing the length of 26 to allow more ops solves no capacity issues in the least. The issues we have are hard IFR weather landing a single runway, and running aircraft to 26 and 27R simultaneously in IFR weather is impossible (not to mention as I noted earlier t...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PHL runway 8
Replies: 25
Views: 3438

Re: PHL runway 8

No. It is a unidirectional runway. Landings on 26 and takeoffs on 8. All good until a private jet over runs and blocks 17/35 when a passenger jet is taking off or landing. I'm pretty sure that ATC won't clear traffic like that. They still have to anticipate that landing traffic on 26 might need to ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations
Replies: 103
Views: 11375

Re: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations

Wow, 30 years ago. An Eastern B727 was my very first ATC familiarization flight were we were able to occupy the flight deck jump seat. Never forget that day or flight from IAH-EWR on Jan. 28, 1986. We arrived at EWR and found people crowded around every TV in the airport only to learn that earlier ...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X-Plane
Replies: 5
Views: 4857

Re: X-Plane

After 15 years flying FS04/FSX/P3D, the keyboard commands are so second-nature to me that I don't even look at the keyboard. When I'm flying in MSFS2020, I find myself fighting the keyboard commands so much it ruins the experience. Keep it up and you'll get the feel for them. Happy flying! I used t...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Landing on the 01's today?
Replies: 46
Views: 6072

Re: SFO Landing on the 01's today?

An earlier post has mentioned that SkyWest doesn’t have a procedure for 1R. My company shows an RNAV visual for 1R, and is similar, if not identical, to what United is using. I do know that many airports started publishing RNAV visuals to keep things more organized. Silly me, didn't even remember t...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Landing on the 01's today?
Replies: 46
Views: 6072

Re: SFO Landing on the 01's today?

There’s nothing proprietary about RNAV approaches. The difference you’re seeing is probably ATI flying a visual approach at 3a vs. the others flying the published RNAV approaches, which is a very good idea on windy days! All it takes is one yahoo flying a visual to screw up flow during peak traffic...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X-Plane
Replies: 5
Views: 4857

Re: X-Plane

No worries on the no response. I went and got X-Plane 11. The scenery is pretty darn good as well as the flight models though you are correct, PMDG is much more detailed than the default B737 in XP. While I did find a Zibo Mod B737 that is better I still prefer to use the PMDG NG's in MSFS 10 Deluxe...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 4207

Re: “Line up and wait”

Not all controllers do, but I don't see a problem with it either. A clearance can always be cancelled and it saves the problem of a very late landing clearance in a critical phase. Exactly, last thing I want to do is have to get a readback of a landing clearance when they are almost at the threshol...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often do airliners perform visual approaches in good weather?
Replies: 11
Views: 1998

Re: How often do airliners perform visual approaches in good weather?

It seems like in the US, vectoring is much more common, both for instrument and visual approaches, while in Europe most approaches are designed to flown via an entry (usually the end of the STAR). But vectoring is still happening from time to time, especially to shorten in the approach (in the area...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 4207

Re: “Line up and wait”

Yes, KLGA with crossing runways does that a lot, too. Love Warsaw, spent 10 days during the Great Iceland Volcano shutdown. Great example with KLGA as there are many others. KHOU is familiar to me and they also do an outstanding job of handling crossing runways with arrival/departures....or at leas...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often do airliners perform visual approaches in good weather?
Replies: 11
Views: 1998

Re: How often do airliners perform visual approaches in good weather?

In Europe, as mentioned earlier, it is depended upon airport/airline. Some airlines has a SOP that states that an instrument approach shall be flown when available, and at some larger airports you will not get a visual approach due to traffic. While in the U.S., during a large arrival bank it is ve...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 4207

Re: “Line up and wait”

but that was changed to "line up and wait" in the last decade or so. I believe that was because "position and hold" sounded too similar to "hold short" or "hold position," which is practically the opposite instruction. While that may have happened a time or t...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 4207

Re: “Line up and wait”

IAHFLYR wrote:
"taking into position and hold, don't plan on stopping"


Geez, meant "taxi into position" not taxing!!! :banghead: :irked:

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 4207

Re: “Line up and wait”

If you expect to be cleared in short order, you might keep rolling slowly for a short distance instead of coming to a complete stop. (Of course, you need to know you can "waste" some runway). But you certainly won't set takeoff thrust before "cleared for takeoff". That would be ...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed

After Enron imploded, I sought to change the name of the ENRON intersection on an arrival into IAH (HOU, too? - don't remember). The first contact was to Houston TRACON who were very ethusiastic to have a "user" request what they themselves had been pushing. So I was given the phone numbe...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed

[quote="Moosefire"One of my good friends in college passed away in an accident and was an an intern for Delta Flight Ops, delta worked to have a fix on one of the ATL arrivals named for her.[/quote] Very cool of DL to pursue that and accomplish getting her name on an arrival. I know from m...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 112
Views: 15857

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

maps4ltd wrote:
Come to STL. We're happy to have you.


That's what my Son n Daughter-in-Law said, but I think they're not telling the truth! :lol:

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 112
Views: 15857

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

Why? We went to Cabo in September with no issue whatsoever. Go have fun. Simply because we have no idea of the state of the different spots in April. Yes we know of a number of couples who've been to Cabo within the last few months and all say what you say, just with things escalating who knows in ...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 112
Views: 15857

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

Booked flights:

April IAH-BNA E175 and BNA-IAH CRJ7
April IAH-SJD A320 and SJD-IAH A320

Tentative:

End of February/first part of March IAH-STL E175 and STL-IAH E175

Though all of these trips are in serious danger of not happening due to friggin COVID.

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