Turkey joins the Shengen Area, I personally don't believe this to be a given, given how the political landscape is unfolding in Turkey. They certainly will never (OK never is a long time, but its chances have been shot down at the moment) be an EU member state, and I have my doubts about them being...Jump to post
You normally don't want to get inside 3 miles of the aircraft in front. Once you get inside 3 miles, atc tends to get antsy. Not this one :mrgreen: It is, however, controller dependent, but in the case of J following J and M following M I generally let the crews do as they please... I know for a fa...Jump to post
Funny that plane spotters admonish a global airline CEO as being ineffective and unsuccessful. ;-) Your assumption of everybody on here being a plane spotter is inaccurate. The assumption that Hogan ruined EY is not so inaccurate, because if that was the case we wouldn't be even having this thread....Jump to post
Stripless works, is the way forward and when the dinosaurs let go of paper the world will get a whole lot more efficient. I have all under my belt and can honestly say I don't miss paper strips one single bit. If the system is intuitive and designed and adapted well, its freaking awesome.Jump to post
Does it have to do with earth's rotation? Yes. It's largely because the earth is flat, and this effect is more pronounced the closer you get to the edges. It's the little known "Flat Earth Effect". :geek: I once worked at a station very far south, and it was so fast coming in, but took fo...Jump to post
Have not read anything here yet... But I have heard that SA Express has had their AOC withdrawn, and 9 planes grounded amid maintenance deficiencies. What a pity really - the sticky fingers reach quite far apparently... Link https://mg.co.za/article/2018-05-24-sa-express-suspends-operations-over-ser...Jump to post
Some controllers simply don’t know what is or isn’t reasonable. I once asked a controller pal of mine “hey, what’s that?” pointing to a 737. “I dunno, a jet?” He and many, many other controllers don’t even care to know what the things look like, let alone their full capabilities. Controllers get us...Jump to post
Depends on the crew sometimes, I once had a B763 cross a 10nm final still with 350IAS. When they want to they can.
ba319-131 wrote:All depends upon where you sit, but from my experience, the 350 is quieter than the 788 if sitting forward of the engines.
The gioal of the NIMBYs is a curfew from 10 pm to 6 am and a capping of the Overall movements to 380 K p.a.. And no Terminal three. That would destrony not only Fraport but many small and medium companies around FRA. Agreed. What's between their ears seems to be denser than granite and not capable ...Jump to post
I am going to have a try with the Canon 85mm f/1.2l II this week. How did that turn out? I use this lense in the studio, but haven't had the urge to go shooting night shots at FRA with it... I find my copy of the 1.2L II has some IQ issues esp. (but not limited to) chromatic aberration, not sure if...Jump to post
I am going to have a try with the Canon 85mm f/1.2l II this week. How did that turn out? I use this lense in the studio, but haven't had the urge to go shooting night shots at FRA with it... I find my copy of the 1.2L II has some IQ issues esp. (but not limited to) chromatic abberation, not sure if...Jump to post
Gamingboy11 wrote:What is a WBF.
There is a pretty easy answer here, where in their COC does it say you can't wear that much clothing? Then he can evacuate the plane last. And god help him if it's an overwater evacuation. He's simply taking the p*ss, and then pulling the racial card. Double [email protected] really. And fwiw, it was not to avo...Jump to post
jubguy3 wrote:I'll get the needless pedantic stuff out of the way so people can answer your question...
The A350-1000's code is designated as A350K.
Not disagreeing. But I am anyway not trying to advocate "better or worse". I am just saying that different sets of circumstance lead to different sources for error. And runway configuration and (lack of) visual approaches are part of the game. Hence, room for improvement would be differen...Jump to post
Guess what, in FRA, as an example only, you don't have crews align for the wrong runway. Not because they are any better, but because the runway and approach configuration makes it so much more unlikely. How often do you clear flights for a visual approach into FRA? Do you even have V/A in your PSS...Jump to post
From looking at the FR image above, it appears the Virgin was "over-taking" the Egypt Air on to the runway - why would that happen? Unless the 330 was going backwards, it isn't possible for the winglet of the A330 to connect with the *leading* edge of the 777. It would appear as if the 77...Jump to post
I can say it’s a problem for the US and Mexico database at least. At our operation it is affecting only our newer Collins units. I had a feeling it may be global. And yes only the newer versions for some reason. I cannot believe that R-C let this database slip through unvetted... Something must be ...Jump to post
It has come to my attention that there will be problems with aircraft fitted with a Rockwell Collins system - apparently the AIRAC data for tonight's upgrade is incomplete - missing waypoints and ARR/DEP procedures are to be anticipated... Can anybody confirm if this is a specific country's NAV data...Jump to post
zeke wrote:My bet is it a video of an A380 taxing in that is played in reverse.
Why would ATC not have noticed this..? They should have gotten an MSAW alert. At the very least the controller should have noticed the aircraft descending well below the approach. Depends on their radar system capability. But MSAW capable or not, the approach controller him/herself should have noti...Jump to post
While there are slow improvements Umm I consider todays improvements seriously dramatic in comparison to the B732 which was flying not a whole long time ago... Guess it's perspective. But the likes of the A320NEO, A350 etc are positively quiet in comparison to those low-bypass JT8's... People need ...Jump to post
I always assumed parallel take offs and landings in FRA on runways 07C/07R and 25L/25C were not possible because the runways are too close to eachother with a separation of only 518m (1700ft). There even was an investigation when 6 years ago a departing A320 came too close to an A380 that went arou...Jump to post
I have a neighbor who recently retired from ATC and was talking to him about his job, what he liked/disliked, etc. I personally enjoy working in a fast paced environment and I get bored in environments where things move very slowly. I have a love for aviation as a whole and an interest in the sort o...Jump to post
ayoungblood2 wrote:considering a change in my career path and becoming an air traffic controller.
rjsampson wrote:quite frankly: ATC was invented in this country.
Pardon? Substandard pilots should not be flying around for what, an hour(?) not hearing a thing on the COM1/2/3 and not thinking anything of it. Yes, there are sometimes a lot of frequency changes, which is even MORE of a reason to be even more unforgiving if you manage to fly for so long without g...Jump to post
Europe should fix their ATC first rather than using the error prone system to train rookies and charge airlines. Pardon? Substandard pilots should not be flying around for what, an hour(?) not hearing a thing on the COM1/2/3 and not thinking anything of it. Yes, there are sometimes a lot of frequen...Jump to post
Wasn't SELCAL only a link to the aircraft's homebase, never heard of ATC having it? It is used frequently for example by ATS when crossing remote areas. Over the Atlantic the crews will get SELCAL check to establish communication with the appropriate ATS (GANDER or SHANWICK). This is used in conjun...Jump to post
It will make the lounges crowded and less special. As a former EK J pretty frequent flier, it is my opinion that this is too late. On my last (and final) trip I booked with EK I vowed never again. The J lounge at DXB was overcrowded. Food had run out. There were no chairs left. Just simply too many...Jump to post