N311AG is a -100 with a -200 wing, built as a corporate jet, I believe for ITT. The Getty family has had it for a long time, Valsan mod done in the mid-90s, winglets, -217 in #1 & #3 with a -17 in #2. Lots of thrust, but the OEW is pretty high, only has about a 10 pax payload.
Anyone wanting to know more on how pay evolved, look up Decision 83 of the National Labor Board about 1934.
New name—Mercia and Wessex, can the Danelaw return?
Money Pit Express, perhaps.
I flew military (tactical fighters and heavy airlift), airline (5 years at EAL) and corporate (17 years total at a famous NY newspaper, a industrial gas company and a manufacturer). I can’t remember one airline trip, that meld into a blur; however I can remember darn every military and corporate tri...Jump to post
I didn’t say they should relax scope, just answering post 55
Mainline unions, having been burned by scope relaxation, will NOT be agreeing to heavier/more seats in regional planes short of another bankruptcy round. Will. Not. Happen.
Island holding is the same here.
Just to add, the FAA final reserve is 45 minutes at 10,000’ at “normal cruising speed” vs. 30 minutes at holding speed. Domestic ops doesn’t require the contingency fuel.
Everyday is different, so there is no “minimum” fuel. Winds, taxi out and in time allowances, weather at destination and alternates(s), ATC delays, tankering, performance all play into the minimum and maximum fuel for any leg.
What are you trying to accomplish?
and then we have Alaska Airlines whom had an airliner stolen... what does that say of their safety/security culture? I’m looking forward to the final report on that as well. Here’s the post that started us down the trail here regarding an Alaska, owned by Horizon, and it’s rhe only hull loss there ...Jump to post
No 12-15 year old knows what’s best for him or herself. Yes, in your 20a and 30s you can trust your instincts better, maybe. Pilot training taught me our perceptions in unusual situations can kill you or be a benefit. Which one is based on your training. I benefited from a great father and mentors i...Jump to post
A hull loss is most certainly an accident. Not being investigated by the NTSB, as noted above. https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20180812X92421&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=FA I’m confused. I said nothing about NTSB investigation. A hull loss is definitionall...Jump to post
PlanesNTrains wrote:usflyguy wrote:and then we have Alaska Airlines whom had an airliner stolen... what does that say of their safety/security culture?
I’m looking forward to the final report on that as well.
Years ago, in STL, AA had CRJ flights to Springfield IL and MO, boarding at the same time from the same gate. The airplanes were parked next to each other and had 10 min staggered departure times. FA told me they blocked 4 seats on each return flight specifically for "oops I'm in the wrong sta...Jump to post
What I don't understand is: how does the US diplomacy travel to Moscow and back? How are they getting embassy staff there and home, how do they transport diplomatic luggage? What are they doing if they want to bring someone out of Russia very fast? All that Kind of things why you had flag carriers ...Jump to post
Props are never coming back, too slow and people will never get over the negative they have of props. Jet engines are constantly being improved upon and fuel economy is getting better as well as lower noise levels. Airlines don't want props, flyers don't want props and OEM's are not designing new p...Jump to post
TCAS, by most checklists, is inhibited to TA ONLY during OEI Operations to prevent a performance limited airplanevfrom attempting a cooperative RA. I’d like to see your references on ETOPS approvals where outside factors like turbulence, multiple failures and TCAS are required to be accounted for. D...Jump to post
It’s not the business polluting; it’s the traveling public demanding fast travel by air; assuming jets pollute more than other modes of transportation. BTW, we could go back in time and use real polluting transport—the horse.
Yep, MCAS only prevents uncontrollable entry into almost unrecoverable stall as aircraft becomes unstable at the edge of envelope. Are you suggesting that that the 737 MAX is unsafe without MCAS protections after the Stab Trim Cutouts are actioned? While I would avoid maneuvers involving High AoA's...Jump to post
Stick to your guns. Your perceptions are dead on. Trust yourself, be your own guide. At 12-15 years of age, a posited by the OP, this is the worst imaginable piece of advice. I got thru those years mostly by being forced to do things I would not have done, if left to my “perceptions”. And, I am gra...Jump to post
Transport Category planes, almost without exception, have various stall protection systems—stick shakers, pushers and the like. Many have Mach trim which functions much like MCAS at the high end of the speed range adding nose up trim to counter the effects of shock waves on the wing. Neither of syst...Jump to post
direct the pilots to a simple fail safe procedure in line with 1) STAB TRIM CUTOUT (this will ensure any automatic command that depend on the AoA data to stop giving command), A problem with this is that automatic trim inputs are essential part of the design. At least part of certifiable design. Cu...Jump to post
Cheaper, yes; fairer, maybe not because it’s not a free exchange, it’s dictsted by the government. Would those medications exist if not for the possiblity of profits? Do American patients, insurers provide the economic profits (look up economic vs. pure profits) so others may have cheaper drugs. The...Jump to post
Yes, Shorts was so successful at bringing commercial planes to market. Sub-30 seat turboprops are a dead design, commercially, and service to those cities is gone, never to return, not because of the CRJ, because of the basic economics of service there.
Because societal outcomes do not equal individual outcomes of people with cancer, AIDS, heart and vascular diseases. US life expectancy is lower due to very non-medical reasons—accident rates, drug abuse, and yes, crime.
And patients will have shorter lives without those drugs. If pharmaceutical companies are so obscenely profitable, how come their stock prices and P/E lag well behind the S&P 500 over the last 6 years and their margins are less than beverage and electronic companies?
Post-departure AR was used for really heavy loads (USN often, SOF assault boats and DSRV out of North Island) but most operational AR was done to overcome poor departure reliability of the A models. The M can go a long ways (overfly Europe enroute to ME with pallet loads, for instance) and, so far, ...Jump to post
All of these moronic and incorrect statements. Yes Russian economy is weaker but by 2020 it will overtake Germany and Uk to be in the top 5. As per charter bank and world bank iirc. Loved Delta from JFK to Svo, especially on the 767. Keep in mind, us3 flights primarily were for Americans visiting R...Jump to post
They did it before, anyone remember Mirabel.
Can’t imagine what airliner they could fly out of PDK. It’s tight enough in a Global which has much better runway performance than a CRJ.
The Guard and Reserves already have plenty of KC-135s and will be equipped with KC-46s soon, probably by EOY 2019 or H12020 at Pease. C-5Ms don’t normally AAR to maximize cargo loads, heck, the As and Bs rarely did it and the C-17s less so with the center wing tanks.
No pilot is saying fly it for hours, just if the choice is 30 minutes at Shiraz or 40-50 minutes to KWI, DOH or back to DXB, there’s a fine argument for doing so and doesn’t increase the risk based on the known reason for the failure—low/lost oil pressure. Yes, if accompanied with fire warning, vibr...Jump to post
VRB is a nice place and it doesn’t deserve a flood of tourists invading a quiet town. Ft Myers built RSW 35 years ago-it went from a pleasant Florida town to a overrun mess. Naples has even grown too much and it’s about the same distance as MLB-VRB by car.
Get off my lawn....
Of course states can, but everyone from tiny Vermont to huge California have thought it through decided they couldn’t afford it. Clearly, our total economy can’t afford it either.
Only if it’s August 2010! See chart date. To OP, wildlife control is an ongoing project, but no big changes. Closing down garbage dumps was a huge project that went miles at reducing the threat. Awareness of migratory flocks is more widespread now. Dover AFB nearly lost a C-5 with two engines out ye...Jump to post
They were about 40 minutes OEI from DXB and about 30 from DOH; turning, starting the checklist, getting clearance going to either would have been imminently sensible and defensible. I suspect no more flying time that was used to land in SYZ.
Yes, I remember that mid-air vividly as a youngster reading the news. The -8 flew thru the assigned holding fix, colliding with the Connie, bodies and debris spread all over NYC. Truly horrific. I think it also brought up the rule to slow to holding speed 3 minutes prior to the fix and the requireme...Jump to post
In corporate flying, we overflew Iran, but briefed an ETP and divert plan as if on an ETOPS (overwater) leg. It’s not that far to divert to north into Turkey, south to the Gulf or to Pakistan, depending on routing. I’d have no problem landing there, but it’d be a hassle. A friend diverted into Tehra...Jump to post
Thanks much. It is looks like the Collins system with a few added features—auto squawk of 7700; adds spoilers (speed brakes) and auto checklist. The Global didn’t do those items, but I think the Global 7500 added at least the squawk and checklist.
That was my point, tooJump to post