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by BravoOne
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?
Replies: 28
Views: 2412

Re: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?

frmrCapCadet wrote:
That is how extended flights across water was made safer scores of years ago. Admittedly pretty primative


Again nothing in common with ETOPS so I don't get your point? I believe Ocean Station November was done away with in the late 70's?

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by BravoOne
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?
Replies: 28
Views: 2412

Re: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?

From time to time an early video is posted of an airliner landing in the middle of the Pacific. In that early version of ETOPS the US and others had ships stationed for weather and rescue. I assume you are referring to the PAA Boeing Stratocruiser that ditched near Ocean Station November back aroun...

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by BravoOne
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?
Replies: 28
Views: 2412

Re: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?

I see that the 737-200 was in fact certified with the JT-9 and JT-15/17 back in the 1985 & 1986 time period for 120 minutes. Never made the 180 minute quals.

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by BravoOne
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?
Replies: 28
Views: 2412

Re: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?

Zeke, what rule was that a part of? This thread is about ETOPS and ETPOPS as we know it now, started in the early 80's. Who was the A300 operator back then, and what regulatory authority issued this certification.

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by BravoOne
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?
Replies: 28
Views: 2412

Re: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?

ETOPS isn’t region-specific, but the Pacific in the late 1980s required ETOPS 180 which was approved in 1988 and first ETOPS 180 routes were started in 1989. The opening of the Russian Far East allowed for more diversion airports and ETOPS 120 can work in the North Pacific. GF 120 will work with so...

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by BravoOne
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 31
Views: 4964

Re: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?

Nothing to keep an airline from operating a ETOPS certified airplane on a domestic route. I suspect that DL, AA and UA do it all the time.

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by BravoOne
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?
Replies: 28
Views: 2412

Re: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?

I am not saying this to be rude but if you Google ETOPS there are some fascinating articles about how ETOPS came about. There are several ETOPS stories also. Just some good reading. Edit to add this short You Tube on NZ getting ETOPS 330 on the 777-300 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_azlwNlTgI Sli...

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by BravoOne
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?
Replies: 28
Views: 2412

Re: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?

Your question is a bit too broad. The 737 had ETOPS for island hoping in the 1970s. For larger planes 180-min ETOPS on 777 was approved in 1997 and used by China Southern. Though prior other types like 757 and 767 had is long before. Trying to imagine an inter island flight where you would be more ...

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by BravoOne
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Employment and DWI on DL but not charged
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Employment and DWI on DL but not charged

Was your DL suspended? Delta will not hire you if you are not truthful jn all facets of the application. If don't care about working for them to begin with, I suspect it will be self evident. Why waste the time?

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by BravoOne
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Employment and DWI on DL but not charged
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Employment and DWI on DL but not charged

Was your DL suspended? Delta will not hire you if you are not truthful jn all facets of the application. If don't care about working for them to begin with, I suspect it will be self evident. Why waste the time?

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by BravoOne
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Employment and DWI on DL but not charged
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Employment and DWI on DL but not charged

Was your DL suspended? Delta will not hiryou if you are truthful jn all facets of the application. If don't care about working for them begin with I suspect that will be self evident. Why waste the time?

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by BravoOne
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 31
Views: 4964

Re: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?

ETOPS requires the airplanes to be over water equipped which is extra weight for rafts. It also requires additional fire protection and fire bottles which also add weight and cost. ETOPS configuration also has impacts on the MEL which restricts what equipment can be deferred. There is also APU on d...

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by BravoOne
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 9880

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

Aside from the Hindenburg , the first regularly scheduled nonstops from the US to Europe were Pan Am L749s in late 1947. They started out winter-only, presumably due to the tailwinds. The 12/48 OAG says "Pan American Airways has resumed daily non-stop [eastward] service between New York and Lo...

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by BravoOne
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 9880

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

I rode the jump seat on East African both ways from Nairobi to Heathrow back in the early seventies. I believe it was a Super VC10? Very interesting airplane for sure.

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by BravoOne
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 9880

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

"Regular" sustained non-stop service over the Atlantic didn't really exist until Intercontinental versions of the 707 and DC-8 were available. Certainly not trans-Pacific. The previous piston-powered aircraft were too unreliable and or used too much oil or both. Frequently, especially wit...

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by BravoOne
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 9880

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

Well there are a host of variables, but as far as Non Stop in todays terms from say London to New York the Pan Am DC7B and the TWA L1049G were the first scheduled non stop airliners. The B377 did not have the range initially, and Pan Am had a number of them modified for N Atlantic service to increas...

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by BravoOne
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 31
Views: 4964

Re: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?

There is a lot of miss information here. I do not consider myself master of this subject so take it for what its worth from this Boeing Abstract. On January 16, 2007, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued revised regulatory material relating to the operation of all aircraft on flight...

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by BravoOne
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B737NG Cockpit Oxygen Masks
Replies: 13
Views: 1166

Re: B737NG Oxygen

Are ypu talking about crew O2 or Pax O2 generators which of course only have one setting?

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by BravoOne
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 flap speeds
Replies: 29
Views: 1727

Re: 747-8 flap speeds

Flaps 1 - 285
5 - 265
10 - 245
20 -235
25 - 210
30 - 185

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by BravoOne
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 Flight Displays
Replies: 24
Views: 2348

Re: 747-8 Flight Displays

Until just recently Boeing did not have an approved differences training program for pilots to go from the -8, back to the -400. So if you were a carrier like Cargolux and you put your new pilots into the -8, there was not a quick way to get them -400 qualified. The training is always a debacle wait...

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by BravoOne
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region
Replies: 107
Views: 9981

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

Not in a million years will this ever happen.

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by BravoOne
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?
Replies: 34
Views: 2430

Re: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?

N766UA wrote:
This is just a puff piece. How about approaches that remind us how much our job sucks sometimes?


No such thing ff you are a real pilot:)

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by BravoOne
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24952

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Someone might have already posted this? https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/09/26/how-joe-bidens-comments-about-fbi-anita-hill-are-now-being-used-against-democrats/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.4035e24dfe89 Your point being? Kinda figgered it would go over your little progressive head. No wo...

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by BravoOne
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Class II navigation logs
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Class II navigation logs

Have a route plot in the flight plan package for every ETOPS or long haul route. The flight plan package includes the flight plan, Navigation log, notams, weather, aircraft status, route plot, etc. That's solid advice and remember to retain that package for at least 120 days so if a question comes ...

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by BravoOne
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Class II navigation logs
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Class II navigation logs

zeke wrote:
Qantas does not fly NAT.


You are correct, they don't, fly it anymore. How about CX, do you plot or even carry a plotting chart in the event of a reroute?

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by BravoOne
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Class II navigation logs
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Class II navigation logs

Different OpSpecs for various operators regarding the need to plot. I have seen the BA and Qantas pilots brag that they don't need no stinkn plotting charts while on operating on the NAT, which is contrary to the nAT Dcoc 0072018 edition.

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by BravoOne
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!
Replies: 24
Views: 3456

Re: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!

The OP hit the nail on the head. Haven't a clue regarding what DL may have done to their 717 but they are by far the noisiest airliners in the sky today. The FA's can't even hear the pax when they are talking. Sounds as if some baffeling has been removed or fallen out of place. I would rather fly on...

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by BravoOne
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?
Replies: 34
Views: 2430

Re: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?

Pretty sure the checkerboard at the old VHHH was high on anyones list.

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by BravoOne
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 Flight Displays
Replies: 24
Views: 2348

Re: 747-8 Flight Displays

$$$ and fleet commonality.

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by BravoOne
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is this thing in the 747 cockpit?
Replies: 24
Views: 2122

Re: What is this thing in the 747 cockpit?

The MD11 had a couple of painted strips on the windshield center post. Not much good for anything. The powered seats made last minute tweaking of your eye adjustments pretty easy on the 767/777/787/747, and MD11/DC10/L1011

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by BravoOne
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is this thing in the 747 cockpit?
Replies: 24
Views: 2122

Re: What is this thing in the 747 cockpit?

Mirror tricks? The 1049 Connie had a mirror above the FE panel that let the FE look behind him and out a small window that in-turn made it possible to count blades on engines 1 & 2 during the engine start procedure.

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by BravoOne
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is this thing in the 747 cockpit?
Replies: 24
Views: 2122

Re: What is this thing in the 747 cockpit?

Even the old 707-320 B/C had a device that looked like an upside down radio antenna that you pulled down and put the little white ball between your eyes

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by BravoOne
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B777 APU fuel consumption
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: B777 APU fuel consumption

In flight APU fuel burns are used for ETOPS planning as well. A typical 1 EO diversion on the North Atlantic would require 700 lbs, give or take a few for a 1+15 diversion, or around 1200 to 1300 for a longer 1+55 diversion. Both figured at 10,000'

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by BravoOne
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 69
Views: 7208

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

There use to be a 777 door trainer at the Boeing 2501 building. Have idea where that went. While flying a 757 / 767 corporate aircraft we did our door training down a UAL facility in SFO.

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by BravoOne
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 69
Views: 7208

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

Pan Am, Northwest, American Flying Tigers, TIA, Wolrd and TWA routinely co mingled cargo and pax flying. Nothing special and done all the time.

My experience says all crewmembers are trained of how to open and close doors?

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by BravoOne
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR - New ATC frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 2572

Re: LHR - New ATC frequencies

Not sure where you get these freqs but the do not appear in the Jepp pages nor in any NOTAMS posted as of this afternoon.

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by BravoOne
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22779

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

As far as I know, that isn’t the jurisdiction of the FAA. This would fall under the ministry of civil aviation in India. I am not aware of any FAA regulation covering what equipment is used by foreign operators on an approach as long as they fly the approach. All foreign airlines operate under a FA...

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by BravoOne
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22779

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

If you listen to the EWR controller you would note that he cleared for the ILS with the caveat that he could do the approach as he saw fit/

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by BravoOne
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR - New ATC frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 2572

Re: LHR - New ATC frequencies

I believe that equates to Ground Control?

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by BravoOne
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22779

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Listen to the ATC tape and I could have sworn that they said their APU was inop? Did they do an ETOPS crossing without an APU? An APU is not required for ETOPS on a B777. I know that, but just because it's legal does not make it a good practice. Actually leaving home base for an ETOPS crossing is i...

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by BravoOne
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22779

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Not sure how you do a LNAV/VNAV approach with all that equipment inop? Bet there will be more to this story shortly. There was a comment made that the APU was inop along with the suggestion that an IDG was inop as well?? Sounds like the ILS receiver was inop the checklist might have been related to...

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by BravoOne
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22779

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Listen to the ATC tape and I could have sworn that they said their APU was inop? Did they do an ETOPS crossing without an APU?

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by BravoOne
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR - New ATC frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 2572

Re: LHR - New ATC frequencies

If revised, it would be shown on the Jepp pages as such.

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by BravoOne
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22779

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

The AVHearld article said they ran some checklists. Wonder what checklists they were referring to as there are no checklists for the conditions as noted. Maybe just another one of this uninformed news writers. Hard to pin an exact number to the remaining fuel in time but my reference shows +45 as so...

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by BravoOne
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR - New ATC frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 2572

Re: LHR - New ATC frequencies

What is Air North / Air South in Heathrow speak as I do not see it listed on the Jeppesen page 10-9? Maybe Heathrow Tower? Also Jeppesen shows 121.975 for delivery, not 121.98, 121.850 for GMC3.
What resource are you using for this data

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