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by 737tanker
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals
Replies: 28
Views: 3335

Re: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

and minature horses Sorry...what? :shock: The ADA states that covered entities "must modify their policies to permit miniature horses where reasonable". Good luck accommodating a miniature horse in the aisle of a 737! :lol: Source: https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm A few years ...

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by 737tanker
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 685
Views: 87523

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

It’s unbelievable to know you don’t need a key or password on the screen to start these birds Try getting into a john deer loader and starting it It’s going nowhere without the four digit code inputted first It seems we could do better than having no security code at all. Entering one code would en...

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by 737tanker
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling on approach
Replies: 43
Views: 7550

Re: Circling on approach

The AIM states that the inbound leg is flown at 1 minute (1 1/2 minutes abode 14000) with the timing of the outbound leg adjusted so that the inbound leg is flown at the correct time. The reason for that is because the inbound leg has a defined end point. ICAO versus FAA holding is where you time—i...

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by 737tanker
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling on approach
Replies: 43
Views: 7550

Re: Circling on approach

I'm pretty sure you meant 1 minute inbound legs. Nope, the outbound leg is the only part that is timed in a hold. The end of the inbound leg is marked by the holding fix at which you start the outbound turn, so no need to time that leg. :) The AIM states that the inbound leg is flown at 1 minute (1...

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by 737tanker
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-700 vs 737 MAX 7 Short Field and Hot/High Performance
Replies: 27
Views: 4956

Re: 737-700 vs 737 MAX 7 Short Field and Hot/High Performance

wnflyguy It wasn't pilots complaining about the short runway that caused WN to pull out of EYW but the fact that WN couldn't get the same OpSpecs for a wet runway that FL had, and DL currently has. That meant that anytime there was any moisture at EYW WN had to drastically limit the number of passen...

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by 737tanker
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot flies right over Hurricane Nate
Replies: 13
Views: 5720

Re: Pilot flies right over Hurricane Nate

All aircraft operating above 10,000’ have to have sufficient oxygen on board, so “if they even carried oxygen” is not a factor. The NOAA Gulfstream regularily overflies major hurricanes at F450 or F470. Hurricanes depend on upper level high pressure and clear air to “exhaust” the heat pump. Think o...

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by 737tanker
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many pilots does an airline need?
Replies: 13
Views: 2086

Re: How many pilots does an airline need?

In most cases the plane will operate longer in a day than crews can fly so that means at least 2 crews per day. Since crews can't work 7 days a week that means at the very least you are looking at 4 crews. When you add in crews will be unavailable due to training, vacation, and being sick that adds ...

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by 737tanker
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question for anyone who knows a lot about KISP
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Question for anyone who knows a lot about KISP

When I flew for Precision Airlines in the late 80s thru the early 90s I landed on 10/28 many times with a BE-99 or a DO-228 however when I flew into ISP with Southwest 10/28 was never even a consideration. It is all about the runway length needed for landings, the larger the aircraft the more runway...

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by 737tanker
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 33102

Re: How can this many aircraft be remed from service in 1 day?

See this Dallas Morning News story: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/southwest-airlines/2017/09/27/happens-southwests-dozens-retiring-737-classics "It will be one of 30 classics retired Friday ." "... has been on a retiring spree, taking 58 out of service since August ." The ...

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by 737tanker
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS pilot taken with high alcohol level - must meet in court
Replies: 20
Views: 4089

Re: SAS pilot taken with high alcohol level - must meet in court

According to the accusation, the pilot was about to fly an SAS flight on an international route this spring but was stopped before reaching so far. The police had random control and measured the promille to 0.64. The promille limit for flying is 0.2. 0.2?? Is that Norwegian or SK limit? Everywhere ...

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by 737tanker
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 25832

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

During this pre-season the teams were allowed to have 90 players on their roster for all 4 pre-season games. Once the regular season starts the teams will have 53 players plus a 10 player practice squad. So the 90 players are in addition to all the coaches, trainers, etc that were previously mention...

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by 737tanker
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38400

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

With all this talk of WN adding flights I'm wondering how flights they are going to cut in order to do the new flights.

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by 737tanker
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Class 1 medical exam
Replies: 12
Views: 1502

Re: Class 1 medical exam

I also fly corporate, a Part 91 ops Global Express, but my company requires all pilots to hold a Class 1 Medical. I recently retired from a 121 airline and was getting a 2nd Class Medical for the first time in over 30 years. During the exam I asked the AME what were the differences in the standards...

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by 737tanker
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11831

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

What's the deal with BOS runways 14/32? I've been to BOS dozens of times and never seen that runway used. There's also a hotel close to the 14 side of the runway which I assume makes it takeoff-only. Runway 14/32 is 5000 ft long with landings only on 32 (the only approach is an RNAV to 32) and take...

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by 737tanker
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Cabin Ventilation
Replies: 12
Views: 2273

Re: Southwest Cabin Ventilation

Yes all of the WN NGs have had their gasper fans deactivated. This was done after a rash of gasper fans causing smoke in the cabins. Unfortunately without the gasper fans that leaves only the recirc fans operational and some pilots turn them off due to those fans causing a loud noise on the flight d...

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by 737tanker
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 12174

Re: WN to Hawaii?

The lack of red-eyes has nothing to do with the WN pilot contract. What is the reason? I appreciate the correction, but let's take it a step further.. To get the reason for lack of WN red-eyes you would have to ask Gary Kelly as that is a management decision. All that I know is that the reason is n...

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by 737tanker
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 12174

Re: WN to Hawaii?

Denver also appears to be within range. In range of what? The 757 barely makes it as is for UA. Can we please stop with the whole "WN software (etc.) can't support red-eyes..." already? Isn't it actually an issue with the pilot contract? The lack of red-eyes has nothing to do with the WN ...

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by 737tanker
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 250097

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

I spoke to a WN captain the other day. They will begin MAX service the day after the last -300 is withdrawn. Something about the ratings and cockpits. Yes, but I think the question is when will they physically begin taking delivery of them? In other words, they'll need to be on property prior to Oc...

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by 737tanker
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA: A Call To Civil War?
Replies: 66
Views: 2916

Re: NRA: A Call To Civil War?

Right. Total nonsense. Remind me, though, which party had a lunatic actually firing shots at the opposite party? All parties have had representatives shot at. Most recently the Republicans with Steve Scalise, but just a few years ago it was the Democrats with Gabrielle Giffords. And so we can go ba...

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by 737tanker
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA agent steals cash from luggage
Replies: 36
Views: 6652

Re: TSA agent steals cash from luggage

Prior to 9/11 not only were box cutters not banned, as others have pointed out, but any knife with a blade of 4 inches or less was allowed to be brought on board an aircraft. I knew many pilots who routinely carried a leatherman when they flew.

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by 737tanker
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 32761

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

How long are crew scheduling going to have to be on top form for? My understanding is that crews cannot be rated in the Classic and MAX simultaneously. It seems that the classics will be pulled from service on Sept 30 and the available MAXs will enter service on Oct 1. I imagine that conversion fro...

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by 737tanker
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would the DOJ approve of a Delta Air Lines sublease of the AA gates at DAL?
Replies: 42
Views: 5472

Re: Would the DOJ approve of a Delta Air Lines sublease of the AA gates at DAL?

Why would Delta want to pay a lease on gates when they believe that they can use gates for free that another airline is paying to lease.

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by 737tanker
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 10322

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

You'll have to do a lot of research but here is a starter course: "On a bleak winter evening, on February 12, 2009 at about 10:17 p.m., Continental Connection Flight 3407 (operated by Colgan Air, Inc.) crashed while on final approach into Buffalo, New York. The repercussions from this crash ha...

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by 737tanker
Fri May 26, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 33102

Re: Southwest 737-300

Isn't there a story that the screens WN`s NGs emulate the round gauges at 737 classic cockpits for interoperability? In that case it probably wouldn`t be very useful and even not certified to emulates classic cockpits in MAXs. It would be better be switch the software of the NGs back to standard. I...

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by 737tanker
Fri May 26, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 33102

Re: Southwest 737-300

At one point, they operated 737-200s, 737-300s/-500s, and 737-700s. That is 3 different generations. They managed it then. They never operated all 3 families at the same time. That is where the problem lies. Theoretically, WN can operate all three families (Classic, Next-generation & Max) howev...

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by 737tanker
Wed May 24, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 33102

Re: Southwest 737-300

It's mainly due to Labor and training issues with trying to have three variants of the 737 in its fleet. http://crankyflier.com/2016/05/09/labor-and-training-issues-push-southwest-to-retire-its-737-classics-next-year/ The pilots are being blamed but in reality all of the -300s would have to be gone...

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by 737tanker
Wed May 10, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN expanding in STL
Replies: 51
Views: 8779

Re: WN expanding in STL

BNA says hi! Faster growing city and cheaper to live in. Already 300+ daily commuters. That's your next base. Back in 1994 the VP of Schedule Planning told my class that BNA would never be a crew base as they wouldn't have enough originators. The reason for that was because they could originate an ...

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by 737tanker
Sun May 07, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One gets works done at PBI
Replies: 19
Views: 5261

Re: Air Force One gets works done at PBI

The likelihood of both 747's being used at for a mission is fairly remote. The fact is one of the aircraft is usually down, or in depot maintenance while the other is serviceable. Lets just say if AF One traveled to KSEA for some reason it would be backed up by one of the C32's which would position...

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by 737tanker
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and SWAPA Reach TA
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: WN and SWAPA Reach TA

For most of the negotiations between SWA and SWAPA Randy was SWA's VP of Labor Negotiations

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by 737tanker
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help with non-pressurized aircraft ECS
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: Help with non-pressurized aircraft ECS

For heating and cooling a non-pressurized turbine aircraft look at the Beech 99 and the Dornier 228

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by 737tanker
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gear down during descent?
Replies: 17
Views: 5493

Re: Gear down during descent?

Redbellyguppy
Airleron1999 mentioned the gear horn in post 10

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by 737tanker
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL Raiders to LAS, How Will it Impact OAK
Replies: 39
Views: 5058

Re: NFL Raiders to LAS, How Will it Impact OAK

I wouldn't be surprised to see the A's leave Oakland and follow the Raiders to Las Vegas.

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by 737tanker
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One gets works done at PBI
Replies: 19
Views: 5261

Re: Air Force One gets works done at PBI

If one of the two designated AF1 planes gets maintained does this automatically ground the other plane as well? I would guess yes because they always fly together and with just one Frame you obviously can´t do that. They only fly together on foreign trips. Correct me if I am wrong someone with more...

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by 737tanker
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final NTSB report on DL 1086 @ LGA
Replies: 21
Views: 5035

Re: Final NTSB report on DL 1086 @ LGA

Skygod
Your report of medium braking comes from simulations done during the investigation. The only reports that the crew had was of good braking.

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by 737tanker
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest boarding process
Replies: 19
Views: 3211

Re: Southwest boarding process

Another thing to consider does the flight originate at your departure city or is it a through flight from another city. If it is a through flight there could be anywhere from 0 - 50 passengers already on the airplane.

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by 737tanker
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?
Replies: 64
Views: 10052

Re: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?

KiloRomeoDelta wrote:
Why can we not have more transparent jetways so I can actually see the plane I am boarding! I love that most new airports in Asia at least are going for transparent jetways.

AMA has transparent jetways and in the Texas summer it is like walking in an oven.

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by 737tanker
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Are The Most Senior Crew Bases For Each Airline?
Replies: 13
Views: 8407

Re: What Are The Most Senior Crew Bases For Each Airline?

ericm2031 wrote:
I think DAL is most senior for WN

Not anymore for pilots. I know 2 who can't hold Captain (even a Reserve Captain) in BWI but can hold Captain in DAL and aren't on Reserve.

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by 737tanker
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions
Replies: 152
Views: 15037

Re: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions

What overweight 737-800 ETOP issues?

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by 737tanker
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant Leaves 60lbs Cocaine Behind @ LAX
Replies: 139
Views: 34838

Re: Flight Attendant Leaves 60lbs Cocaine Behind @ LAX

Some US airports,not all, have KCM (Known Crew Member). At those airports Pilots and F/As get randomly selected to go through the passenger screening.

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by 737tanker
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which engine does Southwest Airlines start first?
Replies: 30
Views: 5042

Re: Which engine does Southwest Airlines start first?

MikeyESSA At WN we have the #2 engine shutdown as we taxi into the safety zone. Additionally we put the aircraft on APU power and #1 before we give the Marshaller the all clear signal which is the relayed to the other rampers. So both engines are shutdown before ground power is connected. Again if t...

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by 737tanker
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which engine does Southwest Airlines start first?
Replies: 30
Views: 5042

Re: Which engine does Southwest Airlines start first?

There are some WN gates that require a push pull procedure. At those gates no engines are started until the pull is completed. If the gate is only a push gate,as most WN gates are, then an engine can be started as soon as the push starts. WN philosophy is to encourage,but not require, a single engin...

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by 737tanker
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which engine does Southwest Airlines start first?
Replies: 30
Views: 5042

Re: Which engine does Southwest Airlines start first?

The reason WN starts the #1 engine first when the APU is not working is that the ground power connection is on the #2 side and WN doesn't want the rampers to be standing in front of a running engine while disconnecting ground power.

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by 737tanker
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which engine does Southwest Airlines start first?
Replies: 30
Views: 5042

Re: Which engine does Southwest Airlines start first?

Normally the #2 engine is started first. However if the APU is not working the #1 engine is started first. Also if a single engine taxi is planned and a right turn is needed out of the gate then many times the #1 will be started first.

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by 737tanker
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints discussion thread
Replies: 211
Views: 40493

Re: WN livery repaints

737max8
Unlike the ability that you must have I don't have the ability to read post before they are posted. The post about WN only having 2 aircraft in the gold color was posted 4 hours after my post.

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by 737tanker
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints discussion thread
Replies: 211
Views: 40493

Re: WN livery repaints

Currently there are 3 aircraft in the gold scheme. I forget their numbers but one is to honor Herb (N number ends in HK), the second honors Colleen (ends in CB) and the third is the last-700 to arrive in the original livery. All together the three represent the original triangle of DAllas, Houston, ...

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by 737tanker
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN reports 2016 earnings
Replies: 22
Views: 2111

Re: WN reports 2016 earnings

There will be no retro pay for the pilots as that was already paid in 2016.

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by 737tanker
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.
Replies: 61
Views: 18246

Re: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.

Why do they need a plane the size of a 767 to fly what...2 hours? Because NFL teams have a 53 man roster, plus coaches, trainers, medical staff, equipment staff, team personnel and management. And, many of these people are not normal-human sized. Don't forget that in addition to the 53 man active r...

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by 737tanker
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kansas City (KMCI) ATC Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: Kansas City (KMCI) ATC Question

The two Kansas City towers use International and Downtown to distinguish themselves. Just like the two Chicago tower use Midway and O'Hare to distinguish themselves.

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by 737tanker
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical fuel reserves for a 737-800
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Re: Typical fuel reserves for a 737-800

All WN flights have to plan to land with a minimum of 5000 pounds of fuel (plus alternate fuel), it doesn't matter if it is a -300 or a -800. Where the fuel savings come in is on the fuel needed for the flight plus the fuel needed to get to your alternate.

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by 737tanker
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 weight restriction on short hop
Replies: 36
Views: 2619

Re: 737 weight restriction on short hop

It also depends on the length of the runway and whether it is dry or wet. WN stopped flying to EYW because if there was rain at EYW their OpSpecs required that wet runway landing data be used. Under those conditions the max amount of passenger were between 90 and 100. AirTran didn't have that proble...

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