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by BravoOne
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 11610

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Max you need to power down as this is not a political forum. BTW when did you join CAL? Post strike or pre strike?

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by BravoOne
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 3275

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

Delta Air Lines was famous for it's initial hiring interview with the shrink. Reportedly success depend on whether or not you rocked in the chair you were asked to be seated in. The shrink later took his own life. Explains a lot about some folks I have known.

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by BravoOne
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 11610

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

I understand the reasoning for prohibiting military aircraft sales to Iran, but I do not understand the issue with civilian aircraft. Why should we prevent the Iranian people from having safe, modern aircraft? No one wants to see innocent Iranians dying in crashes because they aren't allowed to hav...

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by BravoOne
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 11610

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Isn't Russia working on reviving the IL-96? Could be a fuel thirsty yet effective aircraft for Iran Air longhaul. Is there any American content in the IL-96 or TU-204 that would prevent Russia from being able to sell to Iran? There could be both "westernised" and "de-westernised"...

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by BravoOne
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: History of USA transcontinental flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 1886

Re: History of USA transcontinental flights?

Pretty sure AA has NS service as early as 1953/54

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by BravoOne
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: History of USA transcontinental flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 1886

Re: History of USA transcontinental flights?

The 1st non stops were DC7's operated by, I believe AA and then UA. The fact that they took over 8 hours was a huge issue within ALPA. AA actually dropped out of ALPA and formed their own APA union partly over this very issue.

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by BravoOne
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?
Replies: 39
Views: 5343

Re: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?

Recently, I was watching a documentary that talked about the defects of the first Dehaviland comet. The jet, for obvious reasons, was very short lived. Does anyone know if this type of jet ever flew in the United States? Just recently, we had here a thread about a Comet flying within the USA to tra...

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?
Replies: 39
Views: 5343

Re: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?

The Comet 4C that was parked at KORD for years was N registered but never saw service other than a ferry flight from ABQ to ORD. I think the sister ship was also N registered and is undergoing restoration at KPAE (non flying status) Probably the only2 Comets of any vintage to wear a N number.

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 3275

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

Super80Fan wrote:
Always love how passengers have to get the short end of the stick, especially when it's the fault of the airlines, manufacturers, airport authorities, or security procedures.


Manufactures fault? Puleze give us a break with that non sense.

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by BravoOne
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2498

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

I'll toss may 2 ents in regarding the differences between the DC10 and MD11. Most of my approx 5000 hours in the DC10 were in the -10 , with very little -30 time so you need to factor in that. The DC10 was pretty straight forward wide body with a FE to boot. The MD10 was a derivative (that I never f...

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by BravoOne
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: V1 question
Replies: 18
Views: 1372

Re: V1 question

In Boeing speak you only Reject, never abort, but digress.

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by BravoOne
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2498

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

BoeingGuy,
I think you're line up for wrong runway:)

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by BravoOne
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2498

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

One of the nuances that the MD11 has was a dual chambered MLG strut. This was significantly different than "most" DC10's and required a time consuming procedure to service. Improper service could create some very firm landings. When MD cane to assist in our CAT3 autoland application, the p...

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by BravoOne
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2498

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

Don't believe I have ever seen an NTSB accident report for the RJAA accident. just the Japanese report which was very exhaustive. Someone else said you need to bring your best game to town when strap on the MD11 and there is a degree of truth to that. I gave OE in the airplane from the day it entere...

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by BravoOne
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2498

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

There at least 2 pilots here posting that have extensive experience in the MD11, yet you contune tis simply blow them off. Amazing amount of simplistic knowledge. I ask aging, did your read the FedEx RJAA report or for that matter the KEWER report?

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by BravoOne
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2498

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

There at least 2 pilots here posting that have extensive experience in the MD11, yet you contune tis simply blow them off. Amazing amount of simplistic knowledge. I ask aging, did your read the FedEx RJAA report or for that matter the KEWER report?

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by BravoOne
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2498

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

The second significant factor that affects the MD-11s landing performance is speed. In order to compensate for the MD-11’s higher operating weight and reduced rudder authority, its approach speeds can be substantially higher than other comparable commercial jets. This is due to the higher Vmca of t...

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by BravoOne
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2498

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

When you poor pilot technique tends to bring the worst design flaws. None of these hull losses would havee occurred had the pilots flown the airplane according to the procedures set forth by MD.

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by BravoOne
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2498

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

zeke wrote:
Not being built


Typical answer from someone who knows little about this airplane. Sort of what you might see from a Boeing that has never flown an Airbus.

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by BravoOne
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?
Replies: 16
Views: 1330

Re: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
FDX has crew bases in Europe and HKG.

GF


Yes but they had or have a policy that requires the pilot to have lived in the US for at least 5 years before applying for a job.

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by BravoOne
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?
Replies: 16
Views: 1330

Re: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?

I thought this thread was about pilots? As far as FA's I suppose the rules would significantly different. The only airline I have worked for with pilots based out of the US was Pan Am and I was not a part of that group.

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by BravoOne
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream G-IV CRT Displays
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Gulfstream G-IV CRT Displays

Max Q wrote:
This happens on the 75/67 as well


That's what I was referring to. Never have flown the GIV, just rode the JS once or twice.

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by BravoOne
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream G-IV CRT Displays
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Gulfstream G-IV CRT Displays

I almost forgot how you could see the EPR burns on the screens that had been used to replace the ND.

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by BravoOne
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gulfstream G-IV CRT Displays
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Gulfstream G-IV CRT Displays

It's been a long time since I have been in a GIV but if the technology is anything like the old school 757/767 the symbol generators are somewhat problematic both from a reliability perspective and replacement cost.

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 5695

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

This subject may be rather moot in the long term, as the "Single Pilot" concept creeps forward. For those doubtesr out there the FAA is doing presentation on August 7th, on "Considerations for potential Single Pilot Transport Operations" at the Boeing training facility in Renton ...

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does DL fly their 777s?
Replies: 36
Views: 3249

Re: Where does DL fly their 777s?

I see DL 777's in SEA almost weekly. Have not noticed if they are -200ER's or -200LR but I suspect they are ER's. Keep in mind that DL did not take delivery of the first 777's until 1998. As for the crewing issue, DL did not have a +12 hour crew rest in the 777's until the LR's showed up. I think y...

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?
Replies: 16
Views: 1330

Re: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?

Certainly in the US, most if not all airlines require US citizenship for an applicant, and a few of them have more restrictive conditions for employment.

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does DL fly their 777s?
Replies: 36
Views: 3249

Re: Where does DL fly their 777s?

I see DL 777's in SEA almost weekly. Have not noticed if they are -200ER's or -200LR but I suspect they are ER's. Keep in mind that DL did not take delivery of the first 777's until 1998. As for the crewing issue, DL did not have a +12 hour crew rest in the 777's until the LR's showed up.

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by BravoOne
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does DL fly their 777s?
Replies: 36
Views: 3249

Re: Where does DL fly their 777s?

I see DL 777's in SEA almost weekly. Have not noticed if they are -200ER's or -200LR but I suspect they are ER's. Keep in mind that DL did not take delivery of the first 777's until 1998. As for the crewing issue, DL did not have a +12 hour crew rest in the 777's until the LR's showed up.

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by BravoOne
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radom on 777F
Replies: 31
Views: 1808

Re: Radom on 777F

Very interesting! I had no idea that my question would start a thread that consists of more than just a few answers... :P I am curious as to which manufactorer will be the first to come up with such a system in a large passenger-aircraft. EVS is under development for any number of pax aircraft. The...

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by BravoOne
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radom on 777F
Replies: 31
Views: 1808

Re: Radom on 777F

Very interesting! I had no idea that my question would start a thread that consists of more than just a few answers... :P I am curious as to which manufactorer will be the first to come up with such a system in a large passenger-aircraft. EVS is under development for any number of pax aircraft. The...

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by BravoOne
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321Neo Water Tank Capacity / Longest Flight Route
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: A321Neo Water Tank Capacity / Longest Flight Route

Don't know what your source was for the number, but it is highly suspect. Boeing offers optional capacity tanks to address this issue and while I don't have the variables right here in front of me, I seem to recall the 737 starting at 40USG and going up to 170+. I'll check it out later and get back ...

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by BravoOne
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radom on 777F
Replies: 31
Views: 1808

Re: Radom on 777F

This is installed on several Fed Ex MD11's as well. Pretty common on the Gulfstream and Glex where it has been certified now for a number of years.

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by BravoOne
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 5942

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

OzarkD9S wrote:
The 739 has some runway issues that would preclude operations at many of WN's stations. Wouldn't be very flexible and is probably a non-starter for them.


Can you please expand those "issues" and other needing more length, what might those be?

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by BravoOne
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on 'Fuel Endurance', ' Reserved Fuel', 'Mayday Fuel', 'Minimum Fuel' and 'Minimum Holding Fuel'
Replies: 21
Views: 2945

Re: Questions on 'Fuel Endurance', ' Reserved Fuel', 'Mayday Fuel', 'Minimum Fuel' and 'Minimum Holding Fuel'

ICAO vs FAA aka apples to bananas:) Back to the OPs original question. Maybe this will help: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjW7_iYofPWAhVCrFQKHSPVDWIQFgg5MAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Flessonslearned.faa.gov%2FAvianc...

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by BravoOne
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on 'Fuel Endurance', ' Reserved Fuel', 'Mayday Fuel', 'Minimum Fuel' and 'Minimum Holding Fuel'
Replies: 21
Views: 2945

Re: Questions on 'Fuel Endurance', ' Reserved Fuel', 'Mayday Fuel', 'Minimum Fuel' and 'Minimum Holding Fuel'

Just 3, You need count the different answers you have seen. ETOPS is a 15 hold. not a Reserve. You're mixing your definitions, but I know what you mean anyway.

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by BravoOne
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on 'Fuel Endurance', ' Reserved Fuel', 'Mayday Fuel', 'Minimum Fuel' and 'Minimum Holding Fuel'
Replies: 21
Views: 2945

Re: Questions on 'Fuel Endurance', ' Reserved Fuel', 'Mayday Fuel', 'Minimum Fuel' and 'Minimum Holding Fuel'

It's not uncommon for a FAA, Part 121 carrier to dispatch without the benefit of an named alternate, (No Alt Rquired), and in those cases a 60 minute reserve is pretty common. Some carriers designate a fuel amount in LBS for declaring an state of "Emergency Fuel" for the specific aircraft ...

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by BravoOne
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster
Replies: 60
Views: 9831

Re: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster

This is not something you would retrofit to an earlier airframe, and to the contrary, Fred Smith is one of the biggest champions of this concept.

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by BravoOne
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster
Replies: 60
Views: 9831

Re: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster

Thank you 7BOING7! The human hot spare if you will.

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by BravoOne
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Girt Bar manual vs. automatic.
Replies: 15
Views: 2412

Re: 737 Girt Bar manual vs. automatic.

Keeping it simple and keeping it the same, if not similar allows SWA to train between models with a minimum amount of time spent $$$. A little bird told me that had not the Boeing approved training program come to fruition without any full flight simulator involved there was a cool one-million dolla...

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by BravoOne
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster
Replies: 60
Views: 9831

Re: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster

Yea... that's what they said about the radio operator , navigator, flight engineer, and single pilot IFR + any number of unthinkable practices. Not sayin I agree with it, but it's coming our way regardless and to think the FAA, EASA is somehow going to block this is foolish/ Single pilot operation ...

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by BravoOne
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Consumption Comparison B787-900 / A350-900 LFPG / KJFK / LFPG
Replies: 24
Views: 4406

Re: Fuel Consumption Comparison B787-900 / A350-900 LFPG / KJFK / LFPG

This stuff is so misleading that for practical purposes you cannot do a meaningful comparison on a website like this.

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by BravoOne
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian hiring Pilots from Monarch
Replies: 19
Views: 5521

Re: Norwegian hiring Pilots from Monarch

Wasn't first delivery's of 737 max set for next year? They would be a pilot training and conversion program in full swing about now for Monarch. Would have started later this month but obviously didn't make it to the starting line, As far as flying an Airbus or Boeing just a training course would g...

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by BravoOne
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster
Replies: 60
Views: 9831

Re: Aircraft yokes are an ergonomic disaster

Yea... that's what they said about the radio operator , navigator, flight engineer, and single pilot IFR + any number of unthinkable practices. Not sayin I agree with it, but it's coming our way regardless and to think the FAA, EASA is somehow going to block this is foolish/

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by BravoOne
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 IRS Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

Re: 787 IRS Question

Lpbri wrote:
Satellite navigation may be a reason


I assume you mean GPS and if so that's only a part of it. Don;t any of you guys know enough to Google 787 Navigation systems?

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