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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any 727-100s Left?
Replies: 25
Views: 3653

Re: Any 727-100s Left?

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.
Replies: 53
Views: 7182

Re: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.

Anyone wanting to know more on how pay evolved, look up Decision 83 of the National Labor Board about 1934.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 31
Views: 1091

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

New name—Mercia and Wessex, can the Danelaw return?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions for pilots and FA's-
Replies: 17
Views: 1016

Re: Questions for pilots and FA's-

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program
Replies: 59
Views: 9737

Re: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program

I didn’t say they should relax scope, just answering post 55


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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program
Replies: 59
Views: 9737

Re: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 531
Views: 33226

Re: Tax reform win.

Which party gave us those entitlement programs? Programs that are 62% of spending and are merely robbing hard working Peter to pay ever ungrateful Paul.


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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the minimum takeoff fuel requirement policy for commercial aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: What is the minimum takeoff fuel requirement policy for commercial aircraft?

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.


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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 9868

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

Did you not read the NTSB report? It’s NOT an accident; it didn’t crash from accident, it was stolen.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the minimum takeoff fuel requirement policy for commercial aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: What is the minimum takeoff fuel requirement policy for commercial aircraft?

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?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 9868

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

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 ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice you would give to your younger self
Replies: 30
Views: 1145

Re: Advice you would give to your younger self

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 9868

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 9868

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

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.


There won’t be an NTSB accident report on that—it’s a crime, not an accident.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Security issue - deplaning pax ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1192

Re: Security issue - deplaning pax ?

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Zimbabwe going tits up?
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Is Zimbabwe going tits up?

As an old African hand told me...

We used to go to Rhodesia to see the ruins of the Great Zimbabwe, now we go to Zimbabwe to see the ruins of Rhodesia.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 80
Views: 10988

Re: US-Russia nonstop flights

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 ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program
Replies: 59
Views: 9737

Re: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2792
Views: 510649

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle
Replies: 54
Views: 5147

Re: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2792
Views: 510649

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice you would give to your younger self
Replies: 30
Views: 1145

Re: Advice you would give to your younger self

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2792
Views: 510649

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2792
Views: 510649

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a US state to introduce public health system?
Replies: 18
Views: 1236

Re: Can a US state to introduce public health system?

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program
Replies: 59
Views: 9737

Re: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a US state to introduce public health system?
Replies: 18
Views: 1236

Re: Can a US state to introduce public health system?

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.


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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a US state to introduce public health system?
Replies: 18
Views: 1236

Re: Can a US state to introduce public health system?

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?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 5677

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

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, ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 80
Views: 10988

Re: US-Russia nonstop flights

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines the future WN of Canada?
Replies: 13
Views: 1569

Re: Canada Jetlines the future WN of Canada?

Wasn’t that WestJet?


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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible airline service to Farmingdale (FRG) Pros/Cons
Replies: 10
Views: 1046

Re: Possible airline service to Farmingdale (FRG) Pros/Cons

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 5677

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 178
Views: 41268

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is US3 service to Vero Beach (VRB) possible?
Replies: 26
Views: 2794

Re: Is US3 service to Vero Beach (VRB) possible?

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....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a US state to introduce public health system?
Replies: 18
Views: 1236

Re: Can a US state to introduce public health system?

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US1549 10 years ago today
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: US1549 10 years ago today

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 178
Views: 41268

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: § 91.117 Aircraft speed
Replies: 20
Views: 1812

Re: § 91.117 Aircraft speed

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 178
Views: 41268

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

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...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?
Replies: 32
Views: 2530

Re: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?
Replies: 32
Views: 2530

Re: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?

starlionblue,

Is EMER DESCENT automatically engaged and flown on condition or is selectable by the pilot and then flown by the autopilot? Or both, I suppose?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: § 91.117 Aircraft speed
Replies: 20
Views: 1812

Re: § 91.117 Aircraft speed

True and experienced many times being approved for high speed; anyone for 310 knots on downwind for visual to Berlin?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: § 91.117 Aircraft speed
Replies: 20
Views: 1812

Re: § 91.117 Aircraft speed

In the rest of the world GA traffic at low altitudes is a small fraction of US traffic and well segregated from major airports. Ther is nothing like a TEB or Linden NJ airport in most countries. Then there’s bird strike protection to think of

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: § 91.117 Aircraft speed
Replies: 20
Views: 1812

Re: § 91.117 Aircraft speed

People need to remember that this is another regulation written in blood after several mid-airs in the Sixties involving high speed jets and small planes.

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