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by zeke
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help! Helicopters flying very low above our house when landing - what can we do?
Replies: 31
Views: 1481

Re: Help! Helicopters flying very low above our house when landing - what can we do?

igurdon wrote:
It's Shoreham Aerodrome, (IATA: ESH, ICAO: EGKA),


Just happens to be the first and oldest airport in the the world !

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by zeke
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help! Helicopters flying very low above our house when landing - what can we do?
Replies: 31
Views: 1481

Re: Help! Helicopters flying very low above our house when landing - what can we do?

B777LRF wrote:
Was the airport there before you moved in 7 years ago?


Probably been there since the 1940s.......

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by zeke
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 367
Views: 30247

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Putting lithium batteries in your checked luggage as opposed to you carry-on luggage is actually a violation of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. As RJ is an IATA member they should not (willingly) allow passengers to put the lithium batteries in their checked bags.. Martijn The normal procedur...

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by zeke
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia flights to Hong Kong released?
Replies: 27
Views: 3845

Re: Virgin Australia flights to Hong Kong released?

Today VA has received interim authorisation by the ACCC for an alliance between Hainan Group, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express and is expected to announce MEL-HKG flights this week https://www.ausbt.com.au/virgin-australia-to-launch-melbourne-hong-kong-flights-this-week There is no slots le...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 5667

Re: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit

The thread title could just as easily read "EU-US open skies may not apply to USA post-Brexit", nothing says that US carriers will not have to give up their premium LHR/LGW slots either.

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by zeke
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 133
Views: 31062

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

There are more sand storms a year than fog days. 60 hrs is nothing over that fleet size, just a few diversions or an aircraft going tech.

Not to mention they will have lots of 36 hr checks to do each day with such a large fleet.

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by zeke
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 133
Views: 31062

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

It's either that IMHO or EK have deliberately chosen to leave 40 mins of productivity per airframe on the ground, which over a 93 frame fleet is a huge number. That is probably closer to the truth as a scheduling buffer for unforeseen events like Wx. DXB works in 3 airrival/departure banks. Between...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38506

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

We are talking about generalized characterization of the planes, you are the one getting upset over small variations. Across the 6 weight variations on the A350-900 there is a 5 tonne variation to MZFW, and similar to payload. That represents around 10% which I would not call a "small variatio...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 133
Views: 31062

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

lightsaber wrote:
Agreed. I often fly into LAX to be greeted by 4 Quantas aircraft waiting for the night rush back to Australia. They sit there for about 12 hours.


Maybe 4 QANTAS aircraft also :)

The Quantas ones are subatomic parked at the Higgs Boson terminal.

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by zeke
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38506

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Moral of the story: if you flew a 777-300ER configured at 168T OEW, with zero-winds, and Boeing's rule-set, you could theoretically carry 70T of payload at a maximum range of 5750nm. Virtually no airline/operator uses these assumptions, so the real world probability of this specific data point is n...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38506

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

They also use the term Maximum Structural Payload- maximum payload allowed by structural constraints and calculated by taking the OEW and subtracting it from the Maximum Zero Fuel Weight (MZFW). We obviously know that OEW will differ based on airline (many airlines include catering in OEW for examp...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38506

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Polot wrote:
zeke wrote:
And yet the ACAPs says differently


Incorrect, the ACAPS does not say that.

Manufacturer's Empty Weight (MEW) - "green aircraft"
Operational Empty Weight (OEW) "green aircraft" plus cabin equipment, crews etc
Dry Operating Weight (DOW) - OEW plus catering, potable water…

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by zeke
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38506

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

In the mean time the ACAPS from Boeing/Airbus is the best we got, knowing that there are limitations to them and comparisons between them. We all know that they are not valid for all 77Ws/A330s ever built and that there will be differences based upon individual airline choices and assumptions. Stit...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38506

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Cabin press is same like other A/C on A330 except B787 and A350. I floew on board B77W and there was noise from air conditioning that feels you are flying in cabriolet!!! T7 is same technology level and cabin furbishing depends on operator! The cabin pressure on the A330/A340/A380 normally never go...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38506

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Sure. Here are the relevant Payload-Range charts from the Airbus A350 ACAP (November 2016 Edition) and Boeing 777HGW ACAP (May 2011 Edition*): Despite your pretty pictures, it does not actually say what you have posted i.e. "The Airbus ACAP for the A350-900 shows 6000nm with a 53,000kg payload...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 133
Views: 31062

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

VSMUT wrote:
Almost certainly just daily maintenance/service. Look at all the GPU carts, stairs and service vehicles surrounding the planes.


If I am not mistaken that is taken around P7, and is where EK have their maintenance facilities.

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by zeke
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?
Replies: 53
Views: 8401

Re: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?

Pilot costs are almoast a wash. The 767 is a mach .80-.82 plane and the 787 is a .85-.86 plane. The flight time difference negates most of that cost. Fuel burn is comparable. Ownership cost and having better time value flights is probably why they dont yet Remember reading not long back that a 1-2 ...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?
Replies: 53
Views: 8401

Re: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?

LPSHobby wrote:
What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?


Have a look at Boeings earnings reports on their desired profit per frame required for the remaining frames in the production block, they need to exceed the production costs by 70 million per frame.

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by zeke
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft engineer with license but without a degree
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Aircraft engineer with license but without a degree

Hi! My brother is almost finished at IGCSE/Grade 10 and he wants to be an aircraft engineer. An accredited training center near us and told us about EASA Part 66 B1/B2 License which composed of 2 years theoretical and 2 years practicum. Our only concern is he will not have a bachelor's degree, woul...

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by zeke
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missing seat just aft of wings on A380
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Re: Missing seat just aft of wings on A380

It would be the emergency exit from the crew rest

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by zeke
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the world's currently longest range helicopter flt to some of the world's most remote place like Kerguelen Islands?
Replies: 9
Views: 1217

Re: Does the world's currently longest range helicopter flt to some of the world's most remote place like Kerguelen Isla

Basically what they do, the helipad is for the AS350 brining supplies in from ships. There are a few runways down there the longest is around 1500 m, just not on that island.

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by zeke
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?
Replies: 56
Views: 5343

Re: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?

United Airlines already fly here, the United Arab Emirates airline, EK. UA would have next to nil brand presence in those markets.

UA just does not have the soft product of other Asian airlines.

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by zeke
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Misdemeanors affecting pilot career
Replies: 24
Views: 1508

Re: Misdemeanors affecting pilot career

Have to agree with Max. I thought since AC 120-68 came in, it would be mandatory for your records to be obtained from the national driver registry, if the fake licence is on the registry it will come up as part of the PRIA search. Also you should be aware that the FAA computers automatically cross c...

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by zeke
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Light Twin/Single for Rough-field ops?
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Best Light Twin/Single for Rough-field ops?

Cannot go past a Pilatus PC6, in an out in 650 ft, can also be equipped with floats or skis. The PAC P-750 XSTOL can also be fitted with high flotation tyres for unprepared fields and has good STOL capabilities.

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by zeke
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest Paid Airline Pilots?
Replies: 37
Views: 7136

Re: Highest Paid Airline Pilots?

Regarding Australia in particular, realise that the AUD long term average is about 0.70 AUD to 1 USD. The 25 year average is more like 75 cents, overseas sales normally work in favour of QF with the lower dollar (like most Australian exporters). Dollar goes to high, people stop visiting, they see b...

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by zeke
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to calculate how much fuel an A320 needs for the whole flight.
Replies: 16
Views: 1366

Re: How to calculate how much fuel an A320 needs for the whole flight.

There is a blue book, performance book produced by the manufacturer that either the airline or the flight planning company will have made as computer model for the aircraft type. It all is related to weight, see this chart how much fuel is required to hold for 30 minutes at 50 tonnes would be 1210 k...

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by zeke
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest Paid Airline Pilots?
Replies: 37
Views: 7136

Re: Highest Paid Airline Pilots?

That "starting pay" is only very brief during initial type rating, though. Once checked out it is $90-200k depending on fleet, flying and contract – not all that different to CX. Sorry you are not going to receive a SALARY of AUD$200k as a second officer with Qantas or CX. The salary for ...

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by zeke
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest Paid Airline Pilots?
Replies: 37
Views: 7136

Re: Highest Paid Airline Pilots?

Why Aussie Pilots paid so high? Second Officers for both above companies earn more than USA captains. That is simply not true, have a look at the enterprise barging agreements for airlines in Australia you will not find salary levels you are talking about. I think a Qantas second officer starts off...

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by zeke
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 wake turbulence sends Business jet into 10,000ft dive, causes engines to flameout
Replies: 33
Views: 18193

Re: A380 wake turbulence sends Business jet into 10,000ft dive, causes engines to flameout

Max Q wrote:
Good reason to always offset, simple and cheap insurance.


:bigthumbsup: With GPS/RNAV it is crazy every if flying the same course within a few feet laterally just separated by 1000 ft. It would take next to nothing to mandate a 1 nm right offset at all times.

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by zeke
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to calculate how much fuel an A320 needs for the whole flight.
Replies: 16
Views: 1366

Re: How to calculate how much fuel an A320 needs for the whole flight.

The A320 FCOM has a table in it used for gross error checks of flight plans. If you want to calculate it from first principles you actually work backwards. Hold 1500 ft over alternate airport Missed apprpach Approach Fuel to alternate Missed approach Approach Descent fuel Cruise fuel Climb fuel Take...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot "Course" mode
Replies: 20
Views: 1040

Re: Autopilot "Course" mode

The 777 and 787 also allows you to select Track - TRK SEL and TRK HOLD. Do all Airbus models have Track Select in addition to Heading? All the FBW Airbus models have track in the vertical (flight path angle) and horizontal sense. Have to adjust the heading bug all the time while following an LNAV p...

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by zeke
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Documentation
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Aircraft Documentation

No the AFM is a very short document, basically the limits and emergency procedure. FCOM is a very much expanded AFM, contain supplemental information and supplemental procedures. Most airlines vary the manufacturers documtation but it costs a lot of money to do so, as that is one of the ways manufac...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’
Replies: 185
Views: 21196

Re: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’

Are you saying US or any western government agencies will help enforce your notice period and collect the dues? What you are forgetting here is entering a foreign country (which the person was on a foreign passport) is not a right, it is a privilege. Immigration laws almost universally have some fo...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?
Replies: 154
Views: 19711

Re: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?

I believe they have engineering and strategy teams working on defining that. What is your belief based upon, tea leaves, the direction the sun came up ? or actually something factual ?? It would be nice to work out what parts of your post is your opinion, and what is actually fact. Can you clarify ...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot "Course" mode
Replies: 20
Views: 1040

Re: Autopilot "Course" mode

That is for flying a radial in or out of a VOR, on the Airbus you would just select direct to the VOR, and on the right hand side insert the inbound or outbound radial you wish to intercept.

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by zeke
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Documentation
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Aircraft Documentation

Certificate of registration, certificate of airworthiness, the technical log or maintenance release however it is defined in the local regulations, licences and medical certificates of the operating crew, flight manual (this maybe substituted by the Flight Crew Operating Manual/ Aircraft Operating M...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75313

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

How they get away with calling this the MAX-10 is beyond me, the changes are way to minimal to warrant that title. Even MAX-9.5 would be a stretch. Now Max-9.25 would at least be honest. A separate type for only 10 more seats and less range? Well just think of is as "MAX-10 more seats" if...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: OJT For B747-8/400
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: OJT For B747-8/400

right but not in specific countries , its world wide procedure for all even in UK for EASA LICENSE It based upon JAA/EASA maintenance system, if a country does not have a JAA/EASA certificate they dont need to follow it. But an EASA maintenance organisation based outside of Europe would also need t...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: short/ medium/ long/ utra-long haul definitions
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: short/ medium/ long/ utra-long haul definitions

From EASA crew duty time definitions, 10+ hours is long haul, 16+ hours is ULH.

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by zeke
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no HKG-TSA flights?
Replies: 12
Views: 2966

Re: Why are there no HKG-TSA flights?

At peak times there is a Taipei to Hong Kong flight every 10 minutes if you add all the airlines flying the route up. Such traffic would completely overwhelm TSE. I could imagine the government not wanting to play favorites since traffic rights usually need to be equal between countries. I dont thi...

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by zeke
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: OJT For B747-8/400
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: OJT For B747-8/400

Countries around the world that follow a JAR/CAA/EASA background on the maintenance side people have a generalist licence like airframe, and then then they have specific type ratings like 737, A320, 787. and in the case 747-8/400. Having that type rating means they have done a type specific ground s...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 15237

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

barney captain wrote:
WIederling wrote:
They replaced steam gauges with steam gauge screens. Bravo!.


Image


What is that above the MCP ?

Any more photos of the exterior ?

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by zeke
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: OJT For B747-8/400
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: OJT For B747-8/400

OJT is practical experience required as part of a maintenance rating on type under EASA. Many countries require type ratings as well as practical experience in order to work unsupervised on aircraft. There is some allowance for similar types, I would guess the CFM on the 737 would cover the A320 for...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: OJT For B747-8/400
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: OJT For B747-8/400

Cargolux and Lufthansa are going to be your best chances for EASA approved, I think you have 36 months from when you got the type rating to complete the training. Some of the training could be completed on similar types.

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by zeke
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’
Replies: 185
Views: 21196

Re: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’

you must be talking about those ponzi schemes wiped out young expat savings. With such strict adherence to laws, I wonder how these things happen and why can't they recover. Or this is about dead-end real estate investments. Either way money stays in the country. No talking about people in the quot...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’
Replies: 185
Views: 21196

Re: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’

A friend of mine worked there around 9 or 10 years ago. He left with less than a 90 day notice due to a family emergency. He left about 60-70 days after he notified them of the situation(but before the separation date he gave them due to the critical medical nature of an immediate family member), a...

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by zeke
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’
Replies: 185
Views: 21196

Re: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’

An article from half a decade ago? You made the $30,000 a year claim. Where is your evidence? It's clearly half a decade old. How about you go look at the source? Sorry I did not make any claim about $30,000 The article is just over 3 years old, have a look at http://www.airlinepilotcentral.com for...

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by zeke
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Way off the centerline on approach?
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: Way off the centerline on approach?

Often the VOR or NDB were located next to the runway, they cannot be on the runway as you would hit it on takeoff or landing. It is the physical offset of the ground transmitter from the runway that results in a slightly offset final approach path, as the aircraft is tracking to the transmitter. Som...

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by zeke
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Can't Get Parts for UA's 747s?
Replies: 18
Views: 4200

Re: Oscar Can't Get Parts for UA's 747s?

If I was in the parts supply business and saw that I would have just increased my prices even further. As you know they will not contact you unless they cannot get it elsewhere.

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by zeke
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 15237

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

Maybe I'm reading the article wrong, but, I don't think he likes it. He puts a new spin on what NSA means - Nothing Special in the Air We have had lots of discussions in the past about the landing gear limitation and rotation limiting field performance, he seems to be just saying what most people w...

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