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by IAHFLYR
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:07 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

You should start with the Air Traffic Control Facility where the fix is used, whether TRACON or Center and get to their Airspace/Procedures Department to explain the desire to change the name of the fix. Should they agree to start the process it will not be a swift change for certain. It's not as si...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X-Plane
Replies: 5
Views: 4857

X-Plane

X-Plane from what I've read has incredible scenery though some of the aircraft systems such as the auto-pilot on some of the base aircraft is less than realistic and the B738 FMS has much to be desired of when you are unable to get V speeds nor input fuel and gross weight numbers. I have PDMG and lo...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues
Replies: 52
Views: 8022

Re: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues

The proper document to call would be ICAO 4444. Depending on place, it says 30deg or 45deg final approach are acceptable. By general rule, controllers will try to go below 30degs, depending on local conditions and traffic of course. However, there should be no problem with intercepting localizer up...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues
Replies: 52
Views: 8022

Re: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues

The maximum intercept angle the FAA has in the controller handbook is 30 degrees. Any word of this issue happening in the U.S.?

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most dated concourse areas in the US?
Replies: 46
Views: 4537

Re: Most dated concourse areas in the US?

LH658 wrote:
IAH Terminal B, C, and D check in area, and Terminal D post security gates D1 - D12.


When was the last time you were in those mentioned terminals? North side of both Terminal B and C are wonderful and fresh with C north having been built from the ground up within the last six years or so.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most dated concourse areas in the US?
Replies: 46
Views: 4537

Re: Most dated concourse areas in the US?

The IAH B-is-for-banjo gates. I don't know how many are still in use, however, like EWR, tiny terminals need to go the way of the Edsel. IAH Terminal B northside has about 16 of the "bango gates" in the rotunda style. A good number more than the old five gate per bango when all you have p...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: San Diego (SAN) Runway touchdown zone lights on 27
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Re: San Diego (SAN) Runway touchdown zone lights on 27

2 of those are very busy airports that have regular operations to those runways. KBTR gets a decent number of air carriers and plenty of GA. KHOU Rwy 22 actually does not get very many arrivals unless the wind is howling from the southwest and then a reduce arrival rate due to the final controller ...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most dated concourse areas in the US?
Replies: 46
Views: 4537

Re: Most dated concourse areas in the US?

IAH Terminal B north still the same rotunda style gates from when the airport opened in 1969.

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta mass cancellations over Thanksgiving week
Replies: 170
Views: 28026

Re: Delta 83 Cancellations 11/25 What Happened?

[quote="flight152"Except none of them are weather cancels.[/quote]

Maybe not yet!

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta mass cancellations over Thanksgiving week
Replies: 170
Views: 28026

Re: Delta 83 Cancellations 11/25 What Happened?

Calm down people, stuff happens and some of these cancelled flights also may be due to something called storms that will be rolling through ATL this afternoon. :banghead: Planning ahead to limit the disruption to passengers knowing that crews that are flying could very well be out of place creating ...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6420

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

Oh totally get it, having a large fleet of say NG's certified and putting pilots through recurrent training in large numbers the airlines to reap the benefits of it, though it may take a while to recover the associated costs.

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6420

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

As a corporate pilot, G6500 and 7500, the FAA has made the AR process prohibitively difficult for GA. Allthe equipment is installed, but it’s near impossible to get approval unless you very frequently use an airport where RNP AR approaches are the norm. That is crazy, though totally FAA like to do ...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6420

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

As a corporate pilot, G6500 and 7500, the FAA has made the AR process prohibitively difficult for GA. Allthe equipment is installed, but it’s near impossible to get approval unless you very frequently use an airport where RNP AR approaches are the norm. That is crazy, though totally FAA like to do ...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6420

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

I work at the ACY tech center, albeit in navigation. I should have guessed you were a Fed by the screen name, an ole FLC bird that I think was a CV580 based at ACY! Hey stop by "Cristi's and have a cold one for the holidays, if Jill is still there tell her that her friends in Houston miss her....

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6420

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

IIRC LHR director has some fancy gimmickry to help sequence with time based separation and not distance based, using the transmitted wind data from each arrival via Mode S, they can ascertain exactly which way the wake will dissipate and adjust the spacing on final accordingly. A 30 knot 45 degree ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1956

Re: Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations

Finally, with regard to local procedures being more restrictive, I have departed from several airports in the U.S. where the "line up and wait" procedure is not used. At those airports, aircraft approaching the end of the runway are either directed to "hold short" or they are cl...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6420

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

[quote="IFlyVeryLittle"][Are controllers' instructions informed by computer assistance such as speed and vectors./quote] Not certain I understand your question, but if I'm on the right track the answer is yes, there are some keyboard entries one can make to give the exact distance you have...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6420

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

mxaxai wrote:
The way it's been described in this thread, maintaining separation seems to create significant workload for both pilots and ATC.


That's what we signed up for being pilot/controller! :checkmark:

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta 767-200 routes?
Replies: 31
Views: 3505

Re: Delta 767-200 routes?

My very first B762 flight was in summer of 1983, IAH-ATL. I remember sitting just in front of engine #1 when they started it. The ramp was wet from earlier ran and when it spooled up there was a huge tornado of water from the ramp up to the nacelle, very cool I thought at the time. Not sure how long...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6420

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

atcsundevil wrote:
Our 12 second updates do us some favors sometimes (you know what I mean),


Oh yes I do know what you mean!! :)

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Flying as a hobby
Replies: 9
Views: 4202

Re: Flying as a hobby

Absolutely flying as a hobby. Got my private at 17 at FMY and wanted to be a corporate or airline driver. Well Viet Nam had just ended so my chances of gaining one of those jobs was slim and not at all. So went into U.S. Army for ATC which proved to be a four year stint and then 32 with the FAA as a...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6420

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

My former facility was one of the first if not the first to implement ADS-B and Fusion piping multiple RADAR sensors into our STARS automation and that was about 10 years back. We have ONE second updates with it as opposed to the normal terminal updates from the RADAR sites at 4.8 seconds. Amazing h...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6420

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

The skill (and/or level of cooperation) of the crew can either help us or hurt us. The vast majority of pilots are more than willing to oblige, because they know we have a job to do. Similarly, I think the best controllers are the ones who have a better understanding that pilots also have a job to ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6420

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

Wow, what a pile of questions all of which are good questions. As a now retired controller who worked at a HUB airport when we did both tower and approach control back in the 80's and 90's to later ending my career as just an approach controller when the tower moved across the airport I'll attempt t...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's the procedure for runway incursion after the touchdown?
Replies: 12
Views: 2136

Re: What's the procedure for runway incursion after the touchdown?

Really, the protection against this scenario lies with ATC. Correct, though there are times where a ground vehicle will for some unknown reason get confused and crosses an active runway without any ATC clearance which is one reason we'd constantly scan the runway visually and also with the use of A...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do follow me vehicles avoid running into planes or getting affected by their jet blast on taxiways in very low vis?
Replies: 12
Views: 1940

Re: How do follow me vehicles avoid running into planes or getting affected by their jet blast on taxiways in very low v

No, ON. The following quote is from U.S.DOT, FAA, SAFO15006 dated May 19, 2015, "The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) uses airport surface surveillance capabilities at some of the busiest airports in the U.S. to determine aircraft and vehicle location when they are operating on an airport...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Republic trivia
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: Republic trivia

Although they are not all from the same year, these three timetables of the founding airlines all pre-date the merger: http://www.departedflights.com/SO070178.html http://www.departedflights.com/NC102972.html http://www.departedflights.com/RW090180.html I see Denver on all three. Exactly....BINGO! ...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do follow me vehicles avoid running into planes or getting affected by their jet blast on taxiways in very low vis?
Replies: 12
Views: 1940

Re: How do follow me vehicles avoid running into planes or getting affected by their jet blast on taxiways in very low v

At some airports the ground vehicles have some sort of Ads-b transponder. I’d be taxiing around and see airport operations vehicles driving around. I’d look on my iPad and see the ground vehicles on the taxi chart and their call sign as well. I thought it was kind of neat seeing the conga line of s...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Republic trivia
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: Republic trivia

I'll take DEN.

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Celebrity Sightings on Flights
Replies: 23
Views: 1852

Re: Celebrity Sightings on Flights

LAX-IAH Cindy Crawford back in early 90's CO First she sat across the cabin, talked to nobody. PHL-IAH Rihanna 2010ish UA First she sat next to me, very quiet, polite and beautiful. PHL-IAH Dikembe Mutombo 2011ish UA First after his NBA playing days sat next to me in Row 1 in 2011. His knees hit the...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)
Replies: 17
Views: 1459

Re: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)

LH658 wrote:
Guest at the Marriott use the tunnel to run in, as the Tunnel I think is half a mile.


Nope, the tunnel is round trip back the Marriott is over 1.5 if not more miles.

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PDC in 727 cockpit
Replies: 27
Views: 3107

Re: PDC in 727 cockpit

We had the ‘bare bones’ model, on routes over the gulf or down the AR routes off the east coast we had brief periods far enough from land where we had no nav aid reception at all and we’d just hold a heading until land got closer again.. Oh man love seeing that you guys had no reception from LEV or...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)
Replies: 17
Views: 1459

Re: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)

The underground train - while cool for transit nerds like me and I expect others on a.net - also isn't much of a time saver, though it may be useful with a roller bag because I imagine rolling a bag on the carpet in the tunnel isn't much fun. Why would anyone want to use the underground train unles...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 36844

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

2travel2know2 wrote:
It should say "WN returns to IAH", as WN did fly IAH-HOU for some time, if I recall correctly, about the same time Continental flew IAH-DAL.


That appears that you've go tWN flying IAH to HOU!! They actually flew IAH-DAL and HOU-DAL. CO Express did the IAH-DAL route.

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)
Replies: 17
Views: 1459

Re: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)

If you need to through each terminal there's no need to redo security whether your walking or taking the train. To further clarify, only the Skyway train above ground is inside security. The underground train is outside security, so it is important to specify which system is inside/outside security.

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)
Replies: 17
Views: 1459

Re: Question About Connecting In Houston (IAH)

IAH is somewhat different different these days with the old north part of Terminal C torn down with C1-15 a brand new north side terminal that opened probably three years ago or so. It is bright, airy, modern and open, nothing like the old part of Terminal C that you remember. To answer your questio...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline test flights?
Replies: 12
Views: 3061

Re: Airline test flights?

Max Q wrote:
IIRC the 757 fleet manager was Dave Sanctuary in those days, nice guy, flew with him once


I had met him and after thinking about what I wrote it wasn't the Fleet Manager, but the Chief Pilot for the B75's.

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline test flights?
Replies: 12
Views: 3061

Re: Airline test flights?

At the carrier I worked as a crew scheduler for pilots were always adamant that we refer to it as a Functional Check Flight, as test flights were for experimental aircraft, and those pilots got paid way more. Functional Check Flight (FCF) well used term in the military and letter of agreement betwe...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline test flights?
Replies: 12
Views: 3061

Re: Airline test flights?

When CO was getting their B752's added to the fleet they were required to make a few test flights as the old swipe a credit card phones (GE I think) were being installed to see what if any impact they'd have on navigation components. I knew the fleet Manager pretty well and he asked me to ride the j...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interesting Flight Who knows what this is??
Replies: 6
Views: 2168

Re: Interesting Flight Who knows what this is??

Aerial mapping or air sampling, happens all the time for any number of reasons. They work closely with ATC to formulate a flight plan concept with routings, altitudes, turn points etc., times to start/end the sorties. Flight crew and ATC working together as always (so we hope) and all is good. :thum...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s
Replies: 24
Views: 5105

Re: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s

I would think, not being a pilot, but that tailwind would have exceeding their landing gear speed. I would have to ask around at the tower why they were not on a 19/19 operations. The only complication would be if OAK were landing on 30 then SFO would be kind of forced into this operations, but sti...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going out of your way to fly a special type
Replies: 67
Views: 6524

Re: Going out of your way to fly a special type

While not something I would normally do, I've flown AA from IAH-DFW-ORD rather than IAH-ORD just to fly on one of the last Super 80's I though I'd probably be able to ride. Then a few months later found myself booking DL from IAH-ATL-RSW rather than the usual UA IAH-RSW non-stop just to ride on an M...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: "HALO1" and "HALO2" routing SMX-TUL today
Replies: 17
Views: 4205

Re: "HALO1" and "HALO2" routing SMX-TUL today

Well, then if that 1/8 mi visibility was expected to hold that would mean VBG would be closed while SMX was open. However, it appears these aircraft also flew TUL-SMX-TUL on Aug 31/Sept 1 so for whatever reason,it seems they prefer to use SMX. Yes, Vandenberg itself is very large and the runway is ...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: "HALO1" and "HALO2" routing SMX-TUL today
Replies: 17
Views: 4205

Re: "HALO1" and "HALO2" routing SMX-TUL today

The base may not have suitable parking for them. They might prefer to just park at the FBO at SMX. Also, this morning VBG was reporting just 1/8 Mile visibility while SMX is reporting 3/4 Mile. SMX, considering it is a commercial airport likely has better ILS. Both of them have ILS RVR mins of 2,40...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was it like to fly during the weeks following 9/11?
Replies: 10
Views: 2189

Re: What was it like to fly during the weeks following 9/11?

Flew IAH-RSW on Sept. 24th, plane had maybe 20 passengers. On the way home flew RSW-MIA-IAH, the CO MD80 from MIA had exaclty three passengers. I'd gotten my upgrade to first class a day before, but the crew brought the other two folks up to first class as well. It was very strange in all the airpor...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United Airlines 737s with PTVs
Replies: 1
Views: 1010

Re: United Airlines 737s with PTVs

https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfle ... t-tracking
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Can't help ya with what a CEO may or may not do, but take a look for yourself regarding the PDE.

https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfle ... t-tracking

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?
Replies: 77
Views: 7538

Re: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?

We had a married couple that flew together most of the time on the MD80 at Continental She was the Captain and he was the FO, they were able to bid to fly together most of the time I'm fairly certain I know who you're speaking of. After you guys retired the 80's I believe they went to the 737 fleet.

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Galley servicing limiting turnaround time
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

Re: Galley servicing limiting turnaround time

I have seen on many occasions catering done while boarding a plane when seated in first class. One of the Flight Attendants will stand near the galley entrance while the catering is completed, so I very much doubt it is not legal though in a perfect world they'd prefer to have catering completed pri...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?
Replies: 34
Views: 2646

Re: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?

https://reports.aviation-safety.net/199 ... N14931.pdf
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TWA772LR wrote:
I remember Expressjet actually using the 145 for training in the early 2000s. I think they kept one or 2 on the apron at the XJ hangar just for that.


They did and also had an accident at BPT while doing traning.

https://reports.aviation-safety.net/199 ... N14931.pdf

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”
Replies: 28
Views: 3965

Re: ATC Command “Change my Frequency”

To complicate matters more, like a lot of larger airports, CDG has two tower frequencies, one for north and one for south. You get used to it. Oh for sure, at IAH, DFW, MIA, ATL, DEN, PHX, LAX, etc., there are multiple tower frequencies that are required due to the dual/triple independent simultane...

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