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Forum: Tech Log
4th Aug 2018, 02:16
Replies: 11
Views: 2,145
Posted By Willit Run

Maintenance may have installed a starter that...

Maintenance may have installed a starter that does not meet the effectivity codes.
We have installed the wrong starter on some of our planes, and during the starts, the duct pressure would
drop...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jul 2018, 15:35
Replies: 43
Views: 7,641
Posted By Willit Run

Think about having that much mass spun up and...

Think about having that much mass spun up and hanging below the airframe. Now, think about gyroscopic forces that would occur when you are trying to correct the flight path. Think about playing with...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Apr 2018, 02:29
Replies: 13
Views: 4,095
Posted By Willit Run

The simple way to look at it is; ...

The simple way to look at it is;


outflow valves are the regulators, and the over pressure valves are just that. They work on ratio differential. Negative pressure valves(doors) are in the...
31st Jan 2018, 02:33
Replies: 56
Views: 50,946
Posted By Willit Run

Mustang Sally is spot on. If you have been around...

Mustang Sally is spot on. If you have been around this business for as long as he, and I, that was pretty normal. Airplanes back then did not have excessive power like they do today. They were first...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Nov 2017, 04:05
Replies: 15
Views: 3,645
Posted By Willit Run

I've done the step climb and the recommended ,...

I've done the step climb and the recommended , which were very close to the same, and as soon as I got to the new altitude, the box said i should decend back down.

So, after nine years , I climb...
Forum: Freight Dogs
10th Jan 2017, 16:56
Replies: 5
Views: 3,551
Posted By Willit Run

You can go hangout with Susie mustang and work...

You can go hangout with Susie mustang and work for a real winner and disregard the fact that Kalitta has, I believe, the highest 767 rates in the industry and the highest first year starting pay and...
Forum: Tech Log
31st Dec 2016, 02:49
Replies: 19
Views: 6,922
Posted By Willit Run

Turbine engine warm up is nothing new. Can you...

Turbine engine warm up is nothing new. Can you apply full thrust shortly after start up? Sure, but engine longevity is greatly increased by an adequate warmup period. Now, for all the EPR vs N1...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Nov 2016, 01:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,958
Posted By Willit Run

Centaurus! You have hit the nail on the head! ...

Centaurus!
You have hit the nail on the head!
My company mandates the use of auto brakes on every landing regardless of how long the runway is or how heavy/light you are. Drives me nuts!
Landed at...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Nov 2016, 01:27
Replies: 20
Views: 7,598
Posted By Willit Run

This is simple; ATC are asking you to slow to...

This is simple; ATC are asking you to slow to your slowest, safest, zero flap speed. They are doing this to save you fuel and give them as much time as they can to make things work. ATC is trying...
1st Oct 2016, 03:46
Replies: 119
Views: 64,219
Posted By Willit Run

The 737 is THE primary jet trainer now that the...

The 737 is THE primary jet trainer now that the 727 is basically retired. OK, some may say the A320 series is, but nonetheless, there is nothing spectacular about this. I'm happy for her and him. ...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Sep 2016, 19:57
Replies: 19
Views: 3,627
Posted By Willit Run

you're runway analysis should factor the single...

you're runway analysis should factor the single engine go around performance. I doubt that would be applicable a lot with the new generation engines. Classics may be more critical.
Forum: Tech Log
8th Sep 2016, 10:37
Replies: 19
Views: 3,627
Posted By Willit Run

my argument is; whats so different about landing...

my argument is; whats so different about landing long and landing fast. You're using up excess runway that you don't have to. You are giving up your safety net. The first time you roll down to the...
2nd Sep 2016, 03:01
Replies: 7
Views: 4,488
Posted By Willit Run

I'm gonna be picky in an emergency?????? I...

I'm gonna be picky in an emergency?????? I think not!
Forum: Tech Log
24th Jul 2016, 13:29
Replies: 16
Views: 4,881
Posted By Willit Run

The spoilers are so very important for reject...

The spoilers are so very important for reject stopping performance. The distance traveled while you are selecting reverse thrust can be enough to make the difference between an over run or not. The...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jul 2016, 03:28
Replies: 15
Views: 3,577
Posted By Willit Run

And to further confuse things; some operators,...

And to further confuse things; some operators, (JAL birds) have electric AUX pumps on #1 and #4
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jul 2016, 02:02
Replies: 15
Views: 3,577
Posted By Willit Run

Sometimes it does; as on the classic. The -400...

Sometimes it does; as on the classic.
The -400 can have either electric or air driven Demand pumps. United elected to go with all four powered by pneumatics. All the ones I have flown, Ex Malaysian,...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jul 2016, 16:27
Replies: 15
Views: 3,577
Posted By Willit Run

NSEU, AFAIK, All -400's have 4 ADP's. (...

NSEU,
AFAIK, All -400's have 4 ADP's. ( alt.demand pump) However, #2&3 ADP's can be either electric or pneumatic depending on the original operator. All -400's have the #4 system w/ an electric Aux...
27th Jun 2016, 03:07
Replies: 872
Views: 443,563
Posted By Willit Run

The time lapse from the back to the front in...

The time lapse from the back to the front in communication terms with total commotion and mucho screaming; I'm not surprised it took that long. I don't know what SIA's procedures are but, it seemed...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jun 2016, 14:43
Replies: 13
Views: 3,719
Posted By Willit Run

North Atlantic Oceanic Clearances

In my experience, coming from Europe, westbound across the N.A. Shanwick will usually issue within 3 minutes your crossing clearance.

Coming from Canada, Gander will wait until the very last...
31st May 2016, 12:08
Replies: 37
Views: 37,704
Posted By Willit Run

I would certainly hope, for humanities sake, that...

I would certainly hope, for humanities sake, that we would help the frail elderly passenger in the isle seat. If someone cannot think of others in this time of danger.....

We are a sorry lot if we...
25th May 2016, 04:00
Replies: 213
Views: 123,642
Posted By Willit Run

The UK needs to find another dedicated frequency ...

The UK needs to find another dedicated frequency for practice DF steers.
The immature fart noise makers need to grow up.
Couple that with the accidental in range calls.
The occasional real...
22nd May 2016, 12:58
Replies: 25
Views: 21,381
Posted By Willit Run

Those new flight and duty time regulations really...

Those new flight and duty time regulations really helped here......
13th May 2016, 05:16
Replies: 213
Views: 123,642
Posted By Willit Run

On the 747-400 there is no squelch button or...

On the 747-400 there is no squelch button or knob, but if you press and hold down the , i.e. VHF 1 button for a second or two, you get the squelch function. Ergo, can now listen a little further away...
Forum: Questions
21st Apr 2016, 15:11
Replies: 9
Views: 5,602
Posted By Willit Run

I fly the 744 also and use a Lightspeed Zulu. A...

I fly the 744 also and use a Lightspeed Zulu.
A lot of folks like them better than the Bose.
You can listen to music on the long legs via bluetooth. The music can dumb down 80% when the radio...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Apr 2016, 21:13
Replies: 82
Views: 21,782
Posted By Willit Run

I would compare the stop margins and use the plan...

I would compare the stop margins and use the plan that gives me the most wiggle room. As one gent said" always work from the hearing backwards".
Could you use the shorter runway? maybe yes, but is...
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