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Forum: North America
27th Dec 2017, 19:31
Replies: 12
Views: 27,069
Posted By TWApilot

I did most of my flight instruction at Prairie...

I did most of my flight instruction at Prairie Air Service in Benton, Kansas. The instructor, Herb Pello is outstanding. You stay in guest rooms at his home located on the airport, flying twice a...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jul 2008, 04:55
Replies: 25
Views: 3,934
Posted By TWApilot

onthehill2, You mentioned going from...

onthehill2,

You mentioned going from low-to-high power in short time not being good on the engines. Actually, a powerback doesn't really require a very high power setting. You just select...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jul 2008, 04:46
Replies: 5
Views: 3,161
Posted By TWApilot

With tail-mounted engines, such as on the MD-80,...

With tail-mounted engines, such as on the MD-80, I was trained to make certain the nose is being lowered before selected reverse thrust, to prevent further pitch-up and striking a reverser bucket on...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jul 2008, 04:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By TWApilot

I'm referring to the E4. Never flown a C so I...

I'm referring to the E4. Never flown a C so I don't know anything about that.
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jul 2008, 22:01
Replies: 73
Views: 28,846
Posted By TWApilot

ILG, You stated that TWA's blocking the...

ILG,

You stated that TWA's blocking the Flaps 40 was for an unrelated reason, but I can tell you that while in 727 class at TWA we were told specifically that the Flaps 40 setting was blocked as a...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jul 2008, 05:06
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By TWApilot

Depends on the engines. I don't have numbers...

Depends on the engines.

I don't have numbers in Kilos, but...

For a Pratt and Whitney powered 757-200:
average around 3,000 pounds per hour per engine. As little as 2,800 pounds per hour...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jul 2008, 04:57
Replies: 10
Views: 4,055
Posted By TWApilot

Exactly.... It may be displaced due to an...

Exactly....

It may be displaced due to an approach path obstacle. You still must aim for a spot 1,000 feet down from the displaced threshhold, to insure obstacle clearance.
8th Jul 2008, 16:07
Replies: 39
Views: 26,420
Posted By TWApilot

I know that the airplanes must be built to...

I know that the airplanes must be built to maintain a cabin altitude of 8,000 ft or less, but... is that a European thing, that you can't fly with a cabin altitude above 8,000 ft? In the States we...
8th Jul 2008, 06:08
Replies: 43
Views: 3,971
Posted By TWApilot

The answer is simple.... Just start chewing...

The answer is simple....

Just start chewing tobacco!!!

Not only can you chew in the terminal, you can also chew on the plane, too!

We pilot types chew up in the cockpit during flight all...
8th Jul 2008, 05:42
Replies: 39
Views: 26,420
Posted By TWApilot

The ceiling for a B767-200 and -300 is actually...

The ceiling for a B767-200 and -300 is actually FL430.

In the States the FARs require one of the pilots to wear an oxygen mask constantly any time the airplane is above FL410. As a result, even...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jul 2008, 02:37
Replies: 24
Views: 7,812
Posted By TWApilot

I can offer one suggestion as to why. In...

I can offer one suggestion as to why.

In Europe (and most of the world), you must call for a "start" clearance from ATC before starting the engines. They won't give you a start clearance until...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jul 2008, 02:31
Replies: 73
Views: 28,846
Posted By TWApilot

As a result of this problem, TWA blocked the...

As a result of this problem, TWA blocked the Flaps 40 setting. Flaps 40 provided so much drag that a high sink rate could develop and it may be difficult to stop once it begins.

To remedy this,...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jul 2008, 01:31
Replies: 24
Views: 7,812
Posted By TWApilot

Most carriers in the States recommend or require...

Most carriers in the States recommend or require single-engine taxi out to the runway. My carrier had procedures for doing so and we practiced them in the simulator.

It was also very common to...
Forum: Questions
6th Jul 2008, 08:08
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By TWApilot

Max Angle -- When I flew for a major in the...

Max Angle --

When I flew for a major in the US, it worked out to about 64 hours actual block time per month, working about 14 days.

Also, it is rather foolish to suggest that is the reason for...
Forum: Questions
6th Jul 2008, 08:03
Replies: 23
Views: 14,736
Posted By TWApilot

A briefing should be as brief as possible,...

A briefing should be as brief as possible, hitting on big picture things. If it gets too detailed, then you won't be able to remember all the stuff that was mentioned... then, the briefing was...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jul 2008, 07:40
Replies: 31
Views: 4,220
Posted By TWApilot

Not all twins can maintain cabin pressure at...

Not all twins can maintain cabin pressure at cruise altitude with one pack. The MD80 definitely can't. If you lose a pack in an MD80, you are required to descend to FL250 in order to maintain the...
14th May 2008, 22:08
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By TWApilot

We are not talking about secret military bases...

We are not talking about secret military bases here. Nothing at a civilian airport is classified! (except for the immigration area, they don't like cameras there).

I take my digital SLR with me...
Forum: Tech Log
13th May 2008, 16:42
Replies: 169
Views: 52,732
Posted By TWApilot

Flying a Boeing is still like flying an airplane....

Flying a Boeing is still like flying an airplane.
Flying an Airbus is simply operating a computer.

I am a computer geek, and I spend so much time on my computers at home that my wife has to tell...
Forum: Tech Log
12th May 2008, 05:37
Replies: 169
Views: 52,732
Posted By TWApilot

This is all way too complicated. It is this...

This is all way too complicated.

It is this simple:

The problem with an Airbus is that it is an Airbus (cheap, flimsy, disposable airplane).

The problem with a Douglas is that it is a...
Forum: Tech Log
7th May 2008, 19:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By TWApilot

I promise that 757 packs do not overwork on ferry...

I promise that 757 packs do not overwork on ferry flights. I ferry empty 757s just as much as I fly full ones, and never has there been an overworked pack problem.

Two other possible causes of...
31st Jan 2008, 17:47
Replies: 25
Views: 4,789
Posted By TWApilot

Tightslot, I do not pretend to be an...

Tightslot,

I do not pretend to be an authority on this or any other subject.

Also, it is not required or even suggested that one be an authority on anything to post on this board or any other...
30th Jan 2008, 23:08
Replies: 25
Views: 4,789
Posted By TWApilot

Tightslot, Are you being serious? Are...

Tightslot,

Are you being serious?

Are portable GPS devices not sold specifically for use as aircraft navigation?

I've been a professional airline pilot for almost 20 years. I've used many...
30th Jan 2008, 19:09
Replies: 25
Views: 4,789
Posted By TWApilot

Question The idea that a hand-held GPS can cause...

The idea that a hand-held GPS can cause interference with the airplane or it's instruments is absurd.

Of course, it must be off because the airline's policy says so.

But you must have to...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Nov 2007, 23:17
Replies: 421
Views: 92,027
Posted By TWApilot

I'll certainly agree that preventing my wife from...

I'll certainly agree that preventing my wife from being in the cockpit does not enhance safety! No, I'm not happy about that either. But it's been a rule every since I can remember.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Nov 2007, 15:17
Replies: 421
Views: 92,027
Posted By TWApilot

?????? That was actually quite funny. Do you...

??????
That was actually quite funny. Do you really believe there are more car accidents per capita in the US than there are anywhere else? I submit to you that there are far fewer accidents per...
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