I bet the 330 Captain didn't think he'd get a "piece of tail" on this trip.Jump to post
This thread might make Spirit charge more for "quieter" seats.Jump to post
Plain and simple, I don't want to find myself and love ones or for that matter any one having to deal with the Engine Stops PAX Swim (ETOPS) Scenarios. Please note there are lot of hungry JAWS between West Coast and the Hawaiian Islands. Sharks eat seals and other mammals, which live near the mainl...Jump to post
I remember when I started with NCA in 1975 NWA took the thrust reversers off the 4 engines on 742 that flew to NRT to save weight.Jump to post
Hey guys. According to FR24, Allegiant flight 9249 from April 19, 2018 has a cruising altitude of 10,000 feet from Plattsburgh in upstate NY to the Florida peninsula. Is that even possible? Why would a flight stay that low? Is it possible the airplane has a pressurization issue? If the cabin can't ...Jump to post
Maybe he sent the email 3 days early.Jump to post
I consider myself lucky to have flown the Navy P-2 Neptune. Not because it was a great plane but because it had the 3350 engines. It made me feel like a more complete pilot. What a monster of an engine. The navy had a 3350 with 1/4 cut out of it so you could watch it as the engine turned by an elect...Jump to post
The planes can’t do longer transcon routes, so your comment about the full capabilities of the A321 is a bit different for Delta since the airplane is handicapped to about 2000 miles. A321CEO, 93.5t MTOW, no ACT : MZFW range 2270nm A321NEO, 93.5t MTOW no ACT : MZFW range 2550nm ref: Airbus_AC_A321_...Jump to post
If that is the front I wonder what the turbines look like.Jump to post
I think that the goal of any such flight would be to eliminate a double connection. To that end, the analysis would have to be the cities that SLC serves in the west that aren't served by DTW / MSP / ATL. Those would be: LWS, WYS, EUG, MFR, RDM, ELK, CED, SGU, MJT, GFT, PIH, TWF, and SUN. If those ...Jump to post
From a pilot aspect the ancient nose and cockpit windows that were borrow from early design B707. The cockpit wind noise is defining.Jump to post
klm617 wrote:Pretty sad showing for Detroit. With 2 hub carriers.
How about this for the name: Norwegentina?Jump to post
Thanks for posting the video. I retired from NWA Dec. 2005 as a B744 Captain. After retirement I noticed I often had sleep problems with dreams of difficulty commuting to work. Loved the video as it brings back all of those hours on that wonderful plane. Hope it doesn't bring back the commuting drea...Jump to post
University of Utah football charter.
I think VCV will be the last stop on the tour.Jump to post
9w748capt wrote:#1 airliner? Delta and AA are airlines. As for #1 airliner, well... the DC-9 of course!
Not an engine expert, but couldn't the engines on a replacement aircraft just be motored each for 30 seconds after all of the pax deplane? Obviously that would double the starter engagements and HA could live with the much earlier replacements or have the engine manufacturer sell them a beefed up st...Jump to post
I am still hoping Southwest would pick up a few of these and convert them to all-Economy free-for-all seating 800 seater monsters! Imagine the joy of getting boarding position J37 or K49, and the adventure of walking across two decks looking for that coveted empty seat. I know I know this is not go...Jump to post
"I wonder what prompted it? I doubt that the airport worker just up and punched someone out of the blue for no reason."
He saw the man's face and wanted to 'Brexit."
mcdu was right on. Additionally radar does not pick up hail (poor reflecting material.) So always do as mcdu wrote.Jump to post
Functionality. They will show dirt, grime or other things that FA's uniforms pick up during inflight service. An apron can only cover up so much.Jump to post
After 29,000 hours flying planes the B757-200 was my favorite to fly (pay and work rules wise the B744.) Some of the things I loved about the B757 were: 1. Pitch up on T/O was 22-23 degrees. 2. Flying with a full load from DTW-SEA in the summer could go right to FL390. 3. Could take a full load DTW/...Jump to post
Having retired from the airlines and then flew for 5 years charter/corporate jets here are my observations. First as to the cause of the engine failures the suggested causes mentioned above are all possible, especially the engine icing. As for the safety comparison of corporate/charter jets and comm...Jump to post
I would think there would have been some sort of anti-skid warning. You can't brake a wheel that isn't there.Jump to post
Geographical definition of Europe is the area west of the Ural mountains. So while maybe 90% of Russia is east of the Urals probably 90% of the Russian population is west of the Urals, and the vast amount of flying for Aeroflot is in the west.Jump to post
I think the training requirements for such a circular runway will be significantly different and since not all airports will convert over, won't any such move cause an (unacceptable?) uptick in accidents and incidents until the pilot community's learning curve meets the level of competence and expe...Jump to post
We welcome and bow down to our new masters. (We need emoticons.)Jump to post
As is. it's an O&D city, both domestic and South America. Could they re-time a bunch of flights to make connecting opportunities? Yes, but with that 800# gorilla an hour north it seems like a waste of resources.Jump to post
codc10's reply#2 was right on. Commercial Flights Per ICAO Annex 6, Part I, section 4.3.6 "Fuel Requirements," airplanes should calculate their required fuel quantity as follows (summary; see below for actual ICAO text): •Taxi fuel •Trip fuel (to reach intended destination) •Contingency fu...Jump to post
If I did know their names I certainly would not tell you.Jump to post
Do you like/believe statistics? I'm a retired pilot and flew 29,000 hours with no accidents. Had some engine failures, prop problems but the scariest was as a Navy pilot. So your round trip is 4 yours so if I had an accident today your chance of an accident is 0.0001379. I think you're <acronym titl...Jump to post
Most pilots use a wing down and top rudder in crosswinds. I found when I moved to DC-10s and B744s that to make sure you didn't contact a pod engine just fly a crab until just before touchdown and then kick the rudder to have the nose straight down the runway. One other thing; You (being in the cock...Jump to post
In the march 2016 Air Line Pilot magazine the article starts with this "On August 1, 2015 a young U.S. Marine Corps pilot delivered a Boeing Vertol <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym>-46 tandem helicopter helicopter - the very airframe her father flew in the early days of the Vietna...Jump to post
True story (wink, wink.) His job was servicing the aircraft toilet tank. All day long one airliner after another. On de-coupling often the hose would drip down to his hand and down his arm into his shirt and under shirt. His wife would complain when he came home about his small. One particularly sme...Jump to post