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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Has The Largest Turboprop Fleet?
Replies: 15
Views: 7552

RE: What Airline Has The Largest Turboprop Fleet?

How many ATR's does American Eagle have? I would say they are one of the biggest turbo-prop operators.

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Piper 28 Or Cessna 152/172 To Learn How To Fly?
Replies: 4
Views: 11181

RE: Piper 28 Or Cessna 152/172 To Learn How To Fly

They both are basically the same. The PA-28 and the C172 basically have the same speed, range and capabilities. There are more C172's out there than PA-28's so thats why C172's are more common. I'm currently training in a PA-28 and it's nice. I havent flown a C172, so I can't compare. But from what ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why No Parachutes Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 39
Views: 15441

RE: Why No Parachutes Onboard Aircraft?

Well I don't think the law requires passeger aircraft to carry parachutes. Not only is cost a factor, but I don't think it would be a pretty sight seeing 300 people jumping out a 747 at 8000ft for example. Plus, if the aircraft experiences a problem, the first thing the pilots would do is find a sui...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Aug 01, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unbalanced Aircraft Due To Passenger Seating
Replies: 29
Views: 12124

RE: Unbalanced Aircraft Due To Passenger Seating

It happenend one time on the LI dash 8. Passengers were told not to sit in the last 2 or 3 rows. I didn't have to move though.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jul 29, 2004 4:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is Rush Hour At Your Hometown Airport?
Replies: 42
Views: 10445

RE: What Is Rush Hour At Your Hometown Airport?

At ANU there is a fair amount of traffic thoughout the day. High traffic times are between 3 pm to 6 pm. High traffic days are Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM Flight Schedules
Replies: 5
Views: 2190

RE: SXM Flight Schedules

I doubt there is such a thing.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News On 9Y-TJN?
Replies: 9
Views: 2337

RE: Any News On 9Y-TJN?

Nope SafetyDude, that aircraft is 9Y-JIL. 9Y-TJN is an ex-Air Canada aircraft.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying To The Caribbean
Replies: 12
Views: 3860

RE: Flying To The Caribbean

The easiet way is to hop on Excel Airways to SKB. If that fails, you can take BWIA, Virgin, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> or even First Choice to <acronym title="St. John's - V.C. Bird International (Coolidge Field) (ANU / TAPA), Antigua and Barbuda">ANU</acronym> then take a 30min L...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News On 9Y-TJN?
Replies: 9
Views: 2337

RE: Any News On 9Y-TJN?

All I know is that TJN is currently in Toulouse, France for repairs. This is pure speculation, but I believe TJN should be flying again within the next few weeks. I don't have any pictures though...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 27, 2004 3:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tailscrapes
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

RE: Tailscrapes

Although I don't have any stats, in my opinion, tail-scrapes would be more common on takeoff. This is because a pilot may either rotate at a slower speed than normal, or pulling the control column too far back causing the tail to strike on rotation. It would be less common on landing, because if the...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Please Explain The Burned Area On This Engine.
Replies: 10
Views: 4991

RE: Please Explain The Burned Area On This Engine.

Probably just soot from the engine. Not really a pretty sight. I'm sure it can be easily wiped/washed off. I'm quite sure someone here can give you a better answer.

[Edited 2004-07-24 04:56:59]

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8
Replies: 6
Views: 3459

RE: De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8

At least that was what I was told. I stand to be corrected as I said before.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jul 22, 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8
Replies: 6
Views: 3459

RE: De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8

The number of blades do not increase or decrease the performance of an engine. ie, the plane does not go faster with six than four blades. You will notice that the four bladed props are long and fat, while six bladed props are short and thin. I believe it is said that generally speaking, the more pr...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Addition Of Letter To Callsign
Replies: 10
Views: 4053

RE: Addition Of Letter To Callsign

Maybe there were two flights with simular callsigns, so to differentiate, I guess they add a letter to the callsign.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: St.Maartens Pic, How Is This Possible?
Replies: 27
Views: 8168

RE: St.Maartens Pic, How Is This Possible?

As a regular visitor to <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), Netherlands Antilles">SXM</acronym>, I can tell you what is happening there. Firstly, the picture was taken from the hills in front of the airport. The A340 landed rolled out to the end, and is backtra...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Jul 17, 2004 9:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Terminology - Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 3625

RE: Aviation Terminology - Help!

Easy one first. APU is the Auxilliary Power Unit. This is just a little engine at the back of most planes which supplies power to the aircraft while the engines are off. Ever been near to an airplane and you hear a noise that sounds like the engine, but when you look the engines are off? Well, thats...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another A/c Down At Bwia
Replies: 18
Views: 3155

RE: Another A/c Down At Bwia

The damaged A340, 9Y-TJN, as I type this, is in process of going to Toulouse, France for necessary repairs. 9Y-JIL I guess is probably working like a dog to get all the flights done on schedule.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another A/c Down At Bwia
Replies: 18
Views: 3155

RE: Another A/c Down At Bwia

Isn't this interesting. I think BWIA is cursed.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not Redesign Old Aircraft?
Replies: 7
Views: 3001

RE: Why Not Redesign Old Aircraft?

Oops. I accidentally posted this question in the Civil Aviation forum. Could the moderators please move this to the Tech Ops forum?

Thanks...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not Redesign Old Aircraft?
Replies: 7
Views: 3001

Why Not Redesign Old Aircraft?

Hello fellow a-netters. First time posting a question here. Anyway, here it goes. I have always wondered, aircrafts such as DC-10's, <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11's, 727, Twin Otters and many others have been some of the greatest aircrafts ever built. In the case of the Twin Otter ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Propeller Commuter Airliner Startup And Shutdown
Replies: 24
Views: 3052

RE: Propeller Commuter Airliner Startup And Shutdown

Actually Cylw is correct. That infamous "farting" sound is made when the props are being feathered. After the props are feathered, then it makes that "chchchchchchchchc" sound. Also, when the engines are started, they are started with the props feathered. When they appear to "speed up", they are not...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VOR DME And LDA?
Replies: 4
Views: 6634

RE: VOR DME And LDA?

Guess i was wrong about the LDA then....

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 13, 2004 4:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VOR DME And LDA?
Replies: 4
Views: 6634

RE: VOR DME And LDA?

VOR - Very high frequency Omni-directional Radio range
DME - Distance Measuring Equipment

I dunno what LDA stands for, but I guess the "DA" could stand for "Decision Altitude".

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 13, 2004 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cockpit Temperature
Replies: 9
Views: 4725

RE: Cockpit Temperature

The shirts are not always short-sleeved. I've seen many pilots wearing long sleeved shirts. You would mostly find captains or pilots on those long flights wearing long sleeved shirts. As said above, the cockpit temp. is fully adjustable and im guessing is mostly within the 70's fahrenheit.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 11, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airlines Have Your Flown In Your Life?
Replies: 191
Views: 13761

RE: What Airlines Have Your Flown In Your Life?

Not a very long list:

BWIA
LIAT
American Airlines
American Eagle
Continental Airlines
Caribbean Sun

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 11, 2004 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Day Trips From SXM To Nearby Islands
Replies: 3
Views: 2546

RE: Day Trips From SXM To Nearby Islands

As said above, you can get to those islands you listed from <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), Netherlands Antilles">SXM</acronym>. Firstly, I'll talk about getting to Antigua (for obvious reasons  <img src="/discussions/graphics/AZZANGEL.gif" ALT="Innoce...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another BW Aircraft Hit.
Replies: 25
Views: 3213

RE: Another BW Aircraft Hit.

Reports indicate that the damaged 737 is now back in the skies. That should ease the sqeeze a bit somewhat coming into the summer season.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another BW Aircraft Hit.
Replies: 25
Views: 3213

RE: Another BW Aircraft Hit.

I don't think its sabotage. theres just a bunch of incompetent workers driving those trucks.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aleron Trim, P28a-180
Replies: 8
Views: 3095

RE: Aleron Trim, P28a-180

Flying the PA28-161, i can say there are no fixed trim tabs on the Cherokee. i've had that problem as well, i conclude that its probably the fuel in one wing pulling that side down. i've even noticed it happens on the ground as well i.e. one wing up, one wing down.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Knocking Sound In Airbuses
Replies: 12
Views: 14478

RE: Landing Gear Knocking Sound In Airbuses


Well, I've noticed this in every plane I've flown and I made this conclusion:

The smaller the airplane, the stronger the knock.


probably because the smaller the plane, the closer you are to the landing gear.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Knocking Sound In Airbuses
Replies: 12
Views: 14478

RE: Landing Gear Knocking Sound In Airbuses

im guessing that noise you hear is when they locked into place when fully extended. you will tend to hear this knock on any aircraft that has retractable gears. you will also hear that knock as the retact as well. i guess some are louder than others. i guessing someone here will elaborate on the tec...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Positions Helicopter Vs Fixed Wing
Replies: 14
Views: 15504

RE: Pilot Positions Helicopter Vs Fixed Wing

i believe (and i stand to be corrected) that the reason why captains sit it left seats in fixed wing aircraft is that in the early days, most pilots were right handed. the right hand is used to move the throttles, switches and soo forth. i have also heard that the reason captains sit in left seats i...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 04, 2004 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tire "screeches"
Replies: 19
Views: 9072

RE: Tire "screeches"

Once again, it has to do with the fact that in a jet, you are sitting in an pressurised enclosed environment with all the fancy sound reduction materials within the walls which restrict most sounds from outside coming inside. in a cessna 150, the only thing between you and outside is a thin (not tha...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 04, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Has The Best Airport Food?
Replies: 4
Views: 5872

RE: Who Has The Best Airport Food?

I'd have to say its the Big Banana restaurant in ANU.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 04, 2004 4:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tire "screeches"
Replies: 19
Views: 9072

RE: Tire "screeches"

As QantasA332 said, its basically because of the engines on the big jets. they are quite loud and that cancels out the "sqeaks". on small props, the engines are on idle thrust, not making much noise so basically you will hear the "squeak".

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 04, 2004 4:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Many Aircraft Types Have You Flown?
Replies: 60
Views: 10310

RE: How Many Aircraft Types Have You Flown?

I've logged time in: PA28-161 Cherokee/Warrior PA34-200T Seneca <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> PA31-325 Najavo Flown on: 737-800 727-200 L1011 Dash 8 100/300 ATR 42/72 <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80/83 A300 Been inside: 747 777 A340 Concorde

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle ATR Routes?
Replies: 9
Views: 3344

RE: AA Eagle ATR Routes?

Most if not all of Eagle's ATR 42/72 fleet is based in <acronym title="San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (SJU / TJSJ), Puerto Rico">SJU</acronym>. Eagle uses these aircraft to practically every Caribbean island that is capable of having their aircraft land there. Most if not all of their rou...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jun 29, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18.5 Hours Flight!
Replies: 30
Views: 8499

RE: 18.5 Hours Flight!

i think its torture to the crew and passengers on such a looong flight.

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights To Dominica
Replies: 10
Views: 2042

RE: Flights To Dominica

Air Jamaica does not operate any flights to Dominica. i believe the largest aircraft to operate there commercially are ATR's and Dash 8's. however, AmeriJet uses their 727's on their cargo routes. it's quite interesting they can get a 727 into DOM considering the location. in order to get to Melvill...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is The DHC-8 So Popular In The Caribbean?
Replies: 25
Views: 9323

RE: Why Is The DHC-8 So Popular In The Caribbean?

plus the dash 8 is one great looking aircraft. both LIAT and Caribbean Star are interested in the Q400 but LIAT is not financially capable of getting one anytime soon. Star on the other hand may get a few soon. i predict within the next 3-5 years.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-400 Cockpit
Replies: 15
Views: 12051

RE: 737-400 Cockpit

as said above, they are the trim wheels. i think its quite annoying to have them make "click-click-click" sound like that every time it spins. but i guess its like that for a reason. they can be seen clearly in these two pics. <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's The Wheel On The Center Console?
Replies: 18
Views: 5632

RE: What's The Wheel On The Center Console?

i stand corrected....

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jun 23, 2004 1:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's The Wheel On The Center Console?
Replies: 18
Views: 5632

RE: What's The Wheel On The Center Console?

In the B777, the trim is actually a lever. see photo below... <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/323922/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/323922/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/2/2/9/323922.jp...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Is The Best Caribbean Airline?
Replies: 14
Views: 6169

RE: Which Is The Best Caribbean Airline?

LIAT all the way!!! oh am i gonna get it now  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> of course all airlines have their little problems but i believe LIAT will pull through and become the Caribbean's best airline. <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lost Logbook - What Am I In For?
Replies: 16
Views: 4543

RE: Lost Logbook - What Am I In For?

I agree with ShyFlyer. you can draw up a table in MS Excel or use some other software to log your flights. that's what i do. i have every single flight i've done logged into a table in MS Excel.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jun 20, 2004 4:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Different Engine Start-up Sequences?
Replies: 7
Views: 4556

RE: Why Different Engine Start-up Sequences?

What i notice here in <acronym title="St. John's - V.C. Bird International (Coolidge Field) (ANU / TAPA), Antigua and Barbuda">ANU</acronym>, all the Dash 8's, ATR's and basically any other prop aircraft would start #2 first. this is mostly done while passengers are still boarding the aircraft on th...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jun 20, 2004 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cell Phones In The Air
Replies: 17
Views: 3880

RE: Cell Phones In The Air

That same "dot dot dot" i heard one day when I was flying a PA28. It came from the ATC, cause i heard the phone ringing whenever he transmitted.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 3.5 Miles From The Airport But I Hear A/c Taxiing
Replies: 20
Views: 6541

RE: 3.5 Miles From The Airport But I Hear A/c Taxiing

i live about 2.5-3.0 miles from ANU and on some days i hear Dash 8's taxiing!! not to mention the usual 737, 747, 777, A340 etc on takeoff, landing and sometimes even taxiing as well.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are The Pilots Really In Control?
Replies: 29
Views: 5501

RE: Are The Pilots Really In Control?

Without going into all the technicalities of who's ultimately responsible or important and what not, (cause both ATC and pilots are in a way) I always say, pilots takes the aircraft (and pax) from A to B, the ATC just makes sure said pilot gets there safely.

'Nuff said.

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