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Forum: Tech Log
15th Aug 2020, 17:55
Replies: 186
Views: 28,034
Posted By Rick777

It's a shame that for a lot of pilots these days...

It's a shame that for a lot of pilots these days this is such a big deal. In the days before automated airplanes the work load for both pilots was much higher so manipulating the MCP and talking on...
13th Sep 2019, 22:21
Replies: 51
Views: 35,438
Posted By Rick777

Expecting a pilot who had 250 hours years before...

Expecting a pilot who had 250 hours years before he started flying Airbus airplanes to actually know how to fly a normal airplane is a little much. I flew the A320 and loved it, but I spent years...
13th Sep 2019, 22:15
Replies: 29
Views: 20,465
Posted By Rick777

Yet another example of a company run by bean...

Yet another example of a company run by bean counters instead of engineers. Sad that Boeing used to be a great complany.
11th Jul 2019, 16:39
Replies: 37
Views: 22,968
Posted By Rick777

5 hours flying around on 2 engines or less sounds...

5 hours flying around on 2 engines or less sounds like a very long time. The SP can dump a lot faster than that.
29th Jun 2019, 23:21
Replies: 31
Views: 18,688
Posted By Rick777

The captain controls where a UAL aircraft with ...

The captain controls where a UAL aircraft with emergency diverts. Operations makes suggestions. For weather diverts it's different. Operations tells you where to go, but you can always refuse. I...
4th May 2019, 04:40
Replies: 14
Views: 3,573
Posted By Rick777

The captain decides just like everything else. At...

The captain decides just like everything else. At my old airline the captain usually made any welcome aboard or announcement about delays. We usually flew every other leg, and the pilot not flying...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Apr 2019, 01:05
Replies: 12
Views: 4,567
Posted By Rick777

What kind of lame instructor did you have? All of...

What kind of lame instructor did you have? All of that should have been debriefed regardless of recurrent or initial. Not knowing how to operate the parking break is kind of a big deal.
Forum: Tech Log
21st Apr 2019, 17:42
Replies: 13
Views: 3,766
Posted By Rick777

It's been a while since I've flown the A320, but...

It's been a while since I've flown the A320, but I spent 10 years as a captain on it. As I remember in direct law it flys just like a normal airplane. I really don't see what the problem is landing...
Forum: North America
18th Apr 2019, 23:53
Replies: 13
Views: 6,797
Posted By Rick777

Just be glad you aren't trying to convert your...

Just be glad you aren't trying to convert your FAA certificate to ESSA.
Forum: Tech Log
31st Mar 2019, 17:32
Replies: 12
Views: 3,481
Posted By Rick777

As I remember taxiing into some gates at LAX we...

As I remember taxiing into some gates at LAX we could taxi in at idle but were not allowed to add power. If you ever stopped you needed a tug.
Forum: Tech Log
25th Mar 2019, 02:00
Replies: 15
Views: 4,507
Posted By Rick777

I did it once. Had a gear fire warning on climb...

I did it once. Had a gear fire warning on climb out so we lowered the gear per ECAM. The warning went away when the hot brakes cooled off. We forgot to slow down to retract the gear. Nothing bad...
19th Feb 2019, 21:37
Replies: 17
Views: 11,270
Posted By Rick777

I know a couple of guys who work for FTI who do...

I know a couple of guys who work for FTI who do occasional ferry work. They maintain cruuency as sim instructors. I can't imagine only doing it flying airplanes.
14th Jan 2019, 02:59
Replies: 1,108
Views: 455,831
Posted By Rick777

The USAF has started taking delivery of the KC...

The USAF has started taking delivery of the KC 46. There minor tech problems, but it sounds like they are easy to work around until they are solved.
5th Jan 2019, 00:50
Replies: 39
Views: 6,513
Posted By Rick777

I was living in Waipahu, Hawaii just down the...

I was living in Waipahu, Hawaii just down the road from Barbers Point when they were filming the movie. I used to see a lot of interesting formations overhead and went over to see the planes on the...
4th Jan 2019, 23:53
Replies: 58
Views: 14,472
Posted By Rick777

Hypersonic weapons are great until your enemy has...

Hypersonic weapons are great until your enemy has lasers to defend against them.
29th Dec 2018, 02:53
Replies: 41
Views: 10,183
Posted By Rick777

In the 70s and early 80s KC135s were still using...

In the 70s and early 80s KC135s were still using celestial as our primary means of navigation. We had dopplers, but they usually didn't work over water. We did practice grid on a regular basis though...
1st Dec 2018, 04:19
Replies: 8
Views: 2,953
Posted By Rick777

I used to fly for a freight airline that had...

I used to fly for a freight airline that had B707s from several airlines. We had some planes with swirches going one way and some the otner. Also switch position varied greatly from plane to plane....
Forum: Tech Log
1st Dec 2018, 03:42
Replies: 24
Views: 4,236
Posted By Rick777

Block altitudes are used all thme time by the...

Block altitudes are used all thme time by the military for air refueling and large airplanes in formation.
27th Nov 2018, 21:17
Replies: 14
Views: 1,834
Posted By Rick777

Of course you can fly without AOA data. Just keep...

Of course you can fly without AOA data. Just keep the plane above stall speed. The problem is when the AOA system fails and it's tied to warnings or worse to an automatic trim system like the 737...
9th Oct 2018, 05:01
Replies: 21
Views: 7,902
Posted By Rick777

I assume from the snarky comments that...

I assume from the snarky comments that authorities in Europe have no right to defend government facilities from drone attack.
15th Aug 2018, 02:19
Replies: 43
Views: 6,347
Posted By Rick777

I'm not a FJ pilot. Got 130 hours in the T38 and...

I'm not a FJ pilot. Got 130 hours in the T38 and then flew heavies mil and civ. There is little similarity between old simulators and modern ones. The first landing an airline pilot makes in a new...
27th Jul 2018, 19:05
Replies: 29
Views: 5,501
Posted By Rick777

I flew KC-135s from 1975 to 1988. When I started...

I flew KC-135s from 1975 to 1988. When I started we had to wear parachutes and helmets for refueling and obviously no passengers. When I retired carring passengers to and from overseas places was...
3rd Jul 2018, 00:05
Replies: 45
Views: 19,118
Posted By Rick777

I flew all around the US for 35 years and that...

I flew all around the US for 35 years and that is exactly what I did. Never got any hail damage.
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jun 2018, 20:24
Replies: 26
Views: 3,814
Posted By Rick777

U.S. military cargo planes carry a lot of...

U.S. military cargo planes carry a lot of passengers and don't have many windows so they obviously aren't necessary, but I certainly prefer having windows.
Forum: North America
28th May 2018, 20:07
Replies: 12
Views: 4,028
Posted By Rick777

Speaking as a retired airline captain, while some...

Speaking as a retired airline captain, while some guys just love flying and want to keep at, I don't need the hassle, the risk or the money.
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