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by TOGA10
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only
Replies: 38
Views: 2145

Re: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only

Back to the topic- does Bleddy Awful (BA) make the list? All their flights are to/from London? :rotfl: Nope, since they fly out of both LHR and LGW. Not to mention they have connecting flights such as SIN-SYD and NAS-GCM. Doesn’t BA fly out of MAN also? FI is a good example of the OP’s question, as...

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by TOGA10
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only
Replies: 38
Views: 2145

Re: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only

[threeid][/threeid]

Gr8Circle wrote:
SQ, KU, Cargolux?

Pretty sure Cargolux flies all around the world, without LUX being the departure or arrival airport.

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by TOGA10
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Safety Rules on US vs. European Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 1833

Re: Cabin Safety Rules on US vs. European Airlines

Also, this is less of a safety question and more of a random (if admittedly trivial) question, but US airlines all do their arm doors/cross-check protocol before the aircraft pushes back from the gate/once the aircraft is parked, but European airlines do it once the the aircraft has started pushing...

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by TOGA10
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?
Replies: 38
Views: 5065

Re: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?

While it is highly unlikely we will ever see Lockheed in the commercial market again, it would be interesting to see some of the L-1011 technology brought back from the dead - features such as the flying tail have never been duplicated - of course, it was a more costly method of building aircraft a...

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by TOGA10
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Safety Rules on US vs. European Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 1833

Re: Cabin Safety Rules on US vs. European Airlines

Also, this is less of a safety question and more of a random (if admittedly trivial) question, but US airlines all do their arm doors/cross-check protocol before the aircraft pushes back from the gate/once the aircraft is parked, but European airlines do it once the the aircraft has started pushing...

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by TOGA10
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin windows
Replies: 5
Views: 1736

Re: Cabin windows

It's also quote hands in an emergency if you can look outside. For instance, after a rejected take off due to an engine fire, cabin needs to be evacuated, the cabin crew will have a look outside first to decide which doors to open and which to keep closed. That's just one example, others might invol...

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by TOGA10
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE90-115B taxi thrust
Replies: 11
Views: 2247

Re: GE90-115B taxi thrust

Thanks for the replies. What amazed me was the (apparent) lack of braking needed after 11.5 hours of flight, assuming the same idle thrust was used for taxi to take-off and taxi from landing to the gate. Lack of braking on the runway at touchdown? The fact that it was an 11 1/2 hour flight has noth...

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by TOGA10
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 7621

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

That is wrong! EIN is a fast growing market and the airport cannot keep up. AF/KL may think they serve this market from AMS but that is not true. Most people from this region hate AMS, it is too far away and too big. BRU and DUS are better options. The big mistake is they think AMS is the airport f...

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by TOGA10
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Altitude Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: 737 Altitude Question

Gotcha, clearly wasn't fully awake this morning. Thanks.

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by TOGA10
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on
Replies: 59
Views: 2866

Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

A380. The comfort and noise levels are just amazing.

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by TOGA10
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Altitude Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: 737 Altitude Question

Redbellyguppy wrote:
It was super bumpy above 240 tonight within a hundred or so either side of ELP. We had to go down to 210 to find a bearable ride.

What does 'within a hundred or so either side of ELP' mean?

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by TOGA10
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AED's on PAX aircraft?
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: AED's on PAX aircraft?

At my company we carry one as standard on all aircraft, and all crews (flight deck and cabin) are trained on how to use them. They are the same sort you might find in public areas, the system tells the operator how to use it, where to put the pads etcetera.

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by TOGA10
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Barometer settings
Replies: 18
Views: 1155

Re: Barometer settings

In the flight sim I use, after I take off, the checklist tells me to set barometers to 'STD' as required. What does STD stand for? I can't seem to find any information on it by googling it. And why is the standard QNH setting 1013.25 hPa or 29.92 in Hg? The standart setting (29.92 inHG in the US, 1...

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by TOGA10
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Barometer settings
Replies: 18
Views: 1155

Re: Barometer settings

Removed due to error in quoting previous post. Mods, feel free to delete!

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by TOGA10
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pre-flight engine check on large jets
Replies: 30
Views: 2292

Re: Pre-flight engine check on large jets

I suppose the risk of damage decreases the further away from the ground the engine is, so the problem does resolve itself somewhat. The empennage is also fairly high up and there's some stuff to look at there. A good flashlight is essential. :) I think (wild guess!) that most large jets are normall...

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by TOGA10
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Barometer settings
Replies: 18
Views: 1155

Re: Barometer settings

I remember France giving it on the ATIS. In fact there were 2 times I had a little issue with the F/O being a little complacent. We were descending into CDG and were told to descend to 70 or 7,000, I missed it. I asked the F/O which was it and he replied "I think it was 7,000". I said to ...

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by TOGA10
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Barometer settings
Replies: 18
Views: 1155

Re: Barometer settings

Transition altitudes in a couple of different countries: Netherlands TA - 3,000' (or is it 4,000'?) Correct, it is 3,000' in the Netherlands. I think part of the reason why it's different in some countries is (the lack of) high terrain. If there is high terrain, you want to switch to STD later/high...

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by TOGA10
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pre-flight engine check on large jets
Replies: 30
Views: 2292

Re: Pre-flight engine check on large jets

I think (wild guess!) that most large jets are normally only flown for 1 sector, and then the daily inspection will be done by the engineers. So any FOD, bird strikes or other damage will be spotted by them. Smaller jets like the E-jets and the 320 will do multiple sectors, with no engineer tending ...

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by TOGA10
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Max windspeed for airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Max windspeed for airport

It depends mainly on wind direction and runway layout. When winds start to exceed 35-40 kts, (40-45 mph) full cross, which means 90 degrees off the runway heading, that's when it starts to get out of limits for most commercial aircraft. The more the wind is in the nose, the less this is limiting. On...

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by TOGA10
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 13459

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

As someone who lived in the U.K. for a while, I'm not very surprised. There is definitely a culture of heavy drinking there and not only among the younger generation. .......thanks for that......Nothing like a good ole sweeping generalisation to inflame opinions. If you could let me know which coun...

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by TOGA10
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 13459

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

As someone who lived in the U.K. for a while, I'm not very surprised. There is definitely a culture of heavy drinking there and not only among the younger generation. And as said above, it happens across all airlines, not just BA. Also, this is not related to the UA incident, that was on duty. This ...

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by TOGA10
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi-Induced Motion Sickness in Simulators
Replies: 22
Views: 1543

Re: Taxi-Induced Motion Sickness in Simulators

Typically during training you start the session at the end of the runway. Checkrides, however, start at the gate especially if your airline is aqp, and getting from the gate to the runway is part of the overall script and can't be truncated or modified. I only feel motion sickness when taxiing in t...

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by TOGA10
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 7621

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

Transavia has announced a strike for the coming school holiday after talks during the last 14 months with management has ended today, when the deadline set by the union has expired.
Main items included roster stability, leave management and a slight pay increase.

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by TOGA10
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: the future of the jet bridge
Replies: 29
Views: 4708

Re: the future of the jet bridge

I have been on many Ryanair flights and the only place I can remember them using a jet bridge was in Gran Canaria. Are there many other places they use one? ALC and AGP come to mind from the top of my head. Remember, there is always a dispatcher or assistant watching the pax board when they are wan...

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by TOGA10
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel
Replies: 81
Views: 12116

Re: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel

Just announced: TXL-CGN. Comeback at Cologne after the LGW-CGN was stopped about 2 years ago.

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by TOGA10
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air adds more destinations to MXP
Replies: 7
Views: 1555

Re: Wizz Air adds more destinations to MXP

Highly doubt U2 will be pulling out. It's one of their biggest bases around their network, leaving MXP would be a huge loss.

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by TOGA10
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hawaii missile false alarm- no reaction from ATC.
Replies: 9
Views: 1443

Re: Hawaii missile false alarm- no reaction from ATC.

From the NATCA Facebook page: "Veteran Honolulu Control Facility (HCF) member Steve Olson, recounting the experience of working yesterday: “8:07am I was plugged in working airplanes like I do every Saturday morning, when the day took a turn into the surreal. Pilot after pilot started to check ...

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by TOGA10
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4205

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

I was watching the livestream of Schiphol's runway earlier today, and it didn't seem too bad in my layman's eye. I've seen worse. No go arounds, just some bouncy landings. Problem is with the westerly winds coming from the sea, you can expect moderate turbulence (it's even noted on the ILS approach...

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by TOGA10
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4205

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

I was watching the livestream of Schiphol's runway earlier today, and it didn't seem too bad in my layman's eye. I've seen worse. No go arounds, just some bouncy landings. The approach itself is more tricky than the landing in this case. Especially with an westerly wind blowing from the sea, it can...

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by TOGA10
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4205

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

Where is the rest going? Nobody in the holding patterns anymore.

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by TOGA10
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4205

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

I saw the KL736 CUR-AMS (747) diverting to CPH earlier this morning and lots of other aircraft going to BRU. Some aircraft reported negative ánd positive wind shear from 2000' to 500', overheard one a/c reporting 40kts wind shear positive and negative! Loads of fallen trees on roads and railways as ...

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by TOGA10
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EasyJet "1 Stop"-Flights out of Gatwick?
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: EasyJet "1 Stop"-Flights out of Gatwick?

StTim wrote:
I didn't say they continued to do it - just the practice at U2 is not new.

Misunderstood you, sorry! I know they do it from other places, NCL-BRS-AGP-NCL, BRS-NCL-AGP-BRS and AMS-GVA-BOD-AMS to name a few.

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by TOGA10
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EasyJet "1 Stop"-Flights out of Gatwick?
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: EasyJet "1 Stop"-Flights out of Gatwick?

They have done this for years. I used to fly regularly LTN-AMS. I knew that for a period the inbound aircraft for my AMS-LTN leg had a routing LTN-BCN-AMS-LTN so I used to track the BCN-AMS flight to gauge how delayed we may be. Unfortunately it was summer and the flight was often delayed by thunde...

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by TOGA10
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35814

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Hmm, did the first officer (inexperienced?) push the #2 engine thrust lever forward instead of retracting the flaps maybe? That would be quite strange, as the flap lever system on the 737 is 'notched', it feels completely different from a thrust lever. Also, with the time an engine needs to spool u...

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by TOGA10
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RNAV Usage in IMC
Replies: 16
Views: 1356

Re: RNAV Usage in IMC

When you're flying into LGW behind the EK 380, you'll do an RNAV as well. Apparently it has something to do with the impact on the ILS Loc beam when it vacates the runway..

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by TOGA10
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel
Replies: 81
Views: 12116

Re: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel

Wishing them all the best in TXL, hope they break the LH monopoly in Germany. I'm convinced they can live alongside each other, both getting a chunk of the market. As for the pax numbers, I agree with Anstar, give it some time. More competition is good for everyone, and if you don't like it, you sti...

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by TOGA10
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11904

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

danj555 wrote:
Will the a380s have any trouble?

Why would an A380 be any different from the T7's, 747s, A320s etc etc?

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by TOGA10
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 7621

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

There is a petition in favour of growing Maastricht Aachen Airport, that has been put online recently. The main thought is to give the pro airport group of voters a voice, instead of the constant negative media attention. I do not have any personal connections to this group, nor am I trying to start...

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by TOGA10
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO
Replies: 70
Views: 11121

Re: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO

Maybe just stick with ILS approaches instead of visuals. Much harder to mix those up, might slow down the traffic rate. I know it is less fun to fly, but shouldn't safety come before 'fun'? Do visuals at quieter, more straight forward airports. In Amsterdam, when both 18R and 18C are in use, the con...

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by TOGA10
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How an internal lift for freighters works?
Replies: 22
Views: 2188

Re: How an internal lift for freighters works?

To answer your question, the system would have to be electrical because the airplane has no hydraulic power available while on the ground with the engines off. They could use a localized electric motor driven hydraulic pump, but it would not be able to tie into the airplane system. Unless of course...

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by TOGA10
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 86
Views: 7165

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

If an Airbus-pilot performs a go around on the 737, he pulls the control column fully aft and stalls eventually ;) Most / all Airbus pilots have flown conventional aircraft before, I'm sure they would know how to fly a go around normally. Might not be the most efficient one, but I'm sure he/she wil...

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by TOGA10
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: differences between a330 and a340?
Replies: 15
Views: 2363

Re: differences between a330 and a340?

If you look on the internet for two free PDFs A330 Flight Deck and Systems Briefing For Pilots A340 Flight Deck and Systems Briefing For Pilots It will give you more facts and detail than anyone couple post here. Looking at how the OP asked the question, he's not very keen in researching something ...

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by TOGA10
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 15310

Re: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK

A pilot or two shall be handing back his or her uniform at the uniform stores in Dubai very soon... guess lessons have not been learned from the previous instances. Glad it ended well. Hope not. They should get additional training, see if there is a history of this kind of mistakes and base a decis...

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by TOGA10
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 15310

Re: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK

A pilot or two shall be handing back his or her uniform at the uniform stores in Dubai very soon... guess lessons have not been learned from the previous instances. Glad it ended well. Hope not. They should get additional training, see if there is a history of this kind of mistakes and base a decis...

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by TOGA10
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Noise level on the crj 700
Replies: 19
Views: 3309

Re: Noise level on the crj 700

Have you thought about getting an active noise cancelling headset? Makes everything much more quiet!

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by TOGA10
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which is the best place on earth to learn to fly?
Replies: 9
Views: 1426

Re: Which is the best place on earth to learn to fly?

Also, where are you from? EU national or not? Otherwise there are some good schools in the UK with pretty much guaranteed jobs at the end (Sponsored MPLs), as well as good exposure to different flying conditions. Otherwise I would recommend a bigger school in the USA or maybe try to get a scholarshi...

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by TOGA10
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10927

Re: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel

Are there really any interesting slots left once easyjet start in TXL ? Surely the airport in more need of competition is DUS. This might be FR blowing smoke once again. They're already using Weeze as their Dusseldorf airport. No need to fly into Dusseldorf international as Weeze still has plenty o...

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by TOGA10
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “FLT L/G DOWN”msg on EWD advisory
Replies: 20
Views: 1632

Re: “FLT L/G DOWN”msg on EWD advisory

Hi: Those Green Messages are not about faults, but just reminder of a condition, selected by crew (and no "common" for a cruise flt) In this case: Message "APU Avail": APU is on, But no load is taken from it. (Normally, when Ground Power is used and APU is running, on ground) , ...

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by TOGA10
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 196
Views: 40759

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Wonderful looking aircraft, well done Cessna/Textron for getting this deal. Hopefully we'll see other operators ordering them as well. Would love to see it in Europe.

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by TOGA10
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A319 landing: gears, flap sequence
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Re: A319 landing: gears, flap sequence

The first thing that comes out at 10,000ft is the landing lights - the drag is negligible, but i'm guessing it gives me an extra 50 fpm descent rate at 250kts. Slats come out first, but if I really need it, the gear can come out out of sequence first at 250kts in conjunction with flight spoilers to...

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