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9th Oct 2019, 19:32
Replies: 47
Views: 38,876
Posted By N1EPR

Sometime in the mid 1970s a PanAM 747 spent way...

Sometime in the mid 1970s a PanAM 747 spent way too much time holding to get into JFK. He then diverted to EWR. Due to the complex traffic system in the New York area this 15 nm distance was extended...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Sep 2019, 00:25
Replies: 25
Views: 4,347
Posted By N1EPR

Its been a few years since I retired, but the...

Its been a few years since I retired, but the B757s I flew tracked runway centerline after TO unless something else was selected. This makes a lot of sense since the protected airspace in case of...
3rd May 2019, 03:15
Replies: 18
Views: 4,849
Posted By N1EPR

As a relatively new guy you need all the aircraft...

As a relatively new guy you need all the aircraft handling experience you can get. Go for the shorter flights not the 3 landings a month you get in long haul.
5th Mar 2019, 02:43
Replies: 175
Views: 218,529
Posted By N1EPR

There are thousands of US pilots commuting to...

There are thousands of US pilots commuting to work in foreign lands. I was one of them and one time. I know most or all of them would be quick to take a job in the US if the pay was right.
2nd Mar 2019, 03:12
Replies: 921
Views: 2,140,519
Posted By N1EPR

I think KAL had two crashes that were caused by...

I think KAL had two crashes that were caused by following bad attitude displays. B747 and an MD11.
7th Jan 2019, 02:51
Replies: 12
Views: 4,040
Posted By N1EPR

This has no place on this forum.

This has no place on this forum.
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Oct 2018, 00:37
Replies: 52
Views: 6,370
Posted By N1EPR

I often changed the auto brake settings on the...

I often changed the auto brake settings on the B757. It was a smooth operation. I never used the technique to increase braking.
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jun 2018, 21:41
Replies: 18
Views: 7,147
Posted By N1EPR

Once I landed a DC9-51 with the auto brake...

Once I landed a DC9-51 with the auto brake setting at MAX. It was into a driving rain onto a runway which I suspected had a tailwind component. The runway length was a lot more that adequate for...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Mar 2018, 03:30
Replies: 12
Views: 2,534
Posted By N1EPR

Cleared for visual

One of my pet peeves with ATC was when they vectored me 3 miles behind traffic and 30 knots faster than traffic. Then they said "do you have traffic at 12:00 and 3 miles. Once I said I saw the...
Forum: Freight Dogs
23rd Mar 2018, 00:43
Replies: 29
Views: 31,151
Posted By N1EPR

I flew the MD11 for5 years, mostly cargo. Its...

I flew the MD11 for5 years, mostly cargo. Its hand flying qualities left a lot to be desired. After clicking the a/p off there was still a lot of input to the flight controls by the computer system....
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jul 2017, 06:44
Replies: 26
Views: 4,871
Posted By N1EPR

Airlines save quite a bit of fuel by moving the...

Airlines save quite a bit of fuel by moving the cg towards the aft limit by loading cargo in the rear bins. This weight in the rear helps to counter the upward lift created by the horizontal stab...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Oct 2016, 03:10
Replies: 52
Views: 12,890
Posted By N1EPR

In the past it was noise abatement. I...

In the past it was noise abatement.


I haven't flown for many years but in my day it was not uncommon to receive a vector that would take you to the OM along with a clearance - cleared for the...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jun 2016, 05:19
Replies: 82
Views: 19,787
Posted By N1EPR

How much manual flying is needed?? We all should...

How much manual flying is needed?? We all should be able to fly the a/c manually and be able to think about any problem we encounter at the same time. How much manual flying is needed to do this well...
28th May 2016, 03:10
Replies: 61
Views: 22,315
Posted By N1EPR

I guess not. I am not ready to start dipping fuel...

I guess not. I am not ready to start dipping fuel tanks and checking oil again but the back seat on a DC8 might look good.
26th May 2016, 04:03
Replies: 61
Views: 22,315
Posted By N1EPR

Well my age voids my ATP ratings but I do have a...

Well my age voids my ATP ratings but I do have a FE certificate: Turbo jet and Recip. Is there an age limit for FEs?
Forum: Tech Log
28th Mar 2016, 04:11
Replies: 21
Views: 8,988
Posted By N1EPR

Jet fuel burn

Jets normally fly at a fixed Mach. Since TAS decreases above FL240 when flying a fixed Mach number the FL240 you are using provides a much higher TAS as well compared with FL 360.
4th Jan 2016, 03:41
Replies: 27
Views: 12,531
Posted By N1EPR

What limits?

The aircraft I have flown, while some time ago, all had crosswinds mentioned in the manuals as "Maximum Demonstrated Crosswind". My airline read that just as it was printed. That the most crosswind...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Dec 2015, 03:22
Replies: 23
Views: 4,901
Posted By N1EPR

400 feet and certrification

Part 25(?): Engine out obstacle clearance is predicated upon climbing at V2 (or some approved variation of it) to 400 feet on runway center line extended without changing aircraft configuration...
19th Oct 2013, 03:40
Replies: 42
Views: 30,269
Posted By N1EPR

Help on the way??

This from a respected US analyst:
Turkey also appears to be making headway in negotiations involving Iran and Syria over the release of two Turkish pilots...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Aug 2013, 23:30
Replies: 200
Views: 24,433
Posted By N1EPR

Another pilots veiw of Visual App

There I was at six thousand feet over central Iraq , two hundred eighty knots and we're dropping faster than Paris Hilton's panties. It's a typical September evening in the Persian Gulf ; hotter than...
3rd Jan 2013, 23:01
Replies: 91
Views: 18,576
Posted By N1EPR

One of those times

Sometime in the early 1970s a PAA 747 enroute to JFK held and held for weather. Finally decided to go to his alternate EWR. EWR is only about 15nm as the crow flies but ATC sent him three quarters of...
4th Sep 2012, 22:52
Replies: 90
Views: 43,790
Posted By N1EPR

Unhappy Judges Decision

AMR can abandon pilots' union contract: judge


REUTERS 5:45 PM ET 09/04/12



NEW YORK (Reuters) - A judge on Tuesday ruled that AMR Corp, the bankrupt parent of American Airlines, can...
29th Aug 2012, 18:47
Replies: 10
Views: 6,308
Posted By N1EPR

Delta loss of comm

Anybody have any thing else of this??

Investigators have determined that a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 was involved in three losses of separation within a few minutes of departing Atlanta,...
10th Apr 2012, 03:42
Replies: 132
Views: 115,841
Posted By N1EPR

15 April 1999; Korean Air MD-11; Flight 6316;...

15 April 1999; Korean Air MD-11; Flight 6316; near Shanghai, China

I flew for KAL in the 90s. Foreign crews were treated pretty good on the job, but the contractors weren't any better. I stuck...
31st Dec 2011, 02:09
Replies: 129
Views: 24,843
Posted By N1EPR

Best overall B757 RR engines Close second ...

Best overall B757 RR engines

Close second L1011

I hope someone is keeping score on this thread.

Worth mentioning: DC 9 51, Beech D 18 various models and L188
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