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10th Jul 2022, 03:52
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By N1EPR

Skywest Part 135 operationis

SkyWest has requested approval to operate the BRJ 200 with 30 seats under Part 135. This would reduce the hours needed to be a copilot on these operations from1500 hours to where?? 250? 500? 750? ...
22nd Jan 2022, 16:39
Replies: 148
Views: 42,340
Posted By N1EPR

The current requirement to have 1500 hours is...

The current requirement to have 1500 hours is overboard. I and many of my peers started flying 4 engine piston aircraft with very little time. I had 500 hours, some of which was P51 (that was Parker...
6th Jan 2022, 20:30
Replies: 6
Views: 4,002
Posted By N1EPR

When I was flying the MD11 I had a programable HP...

When I was flying the MD11 I had a programable HP calculator that I taught to do weight and balance for the aircraft. It worked well enough to prevent a takeoff with a 10,000 pound error in takeoff...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Apr 2021, 01:21
Replies: 47
Views: 7,947
Posted By N1EPR

In the absence of an engine out special procedure...

In the absence of an engine out special procedure provided by the carrier or operator the engine out obstacle clearance criteria are based on flying runway track until clean up altitude. That is why...
26th Mar 2020, 21:07
Replies: 34
Views: 23,968
Posted By N1EPR

Engaging the ATs before engines are spooled up...

Engaging the ATs before engines are spooled up can sometimes result in an engine spooling up much faster than the other one. This can, and has, caused a similar problem on a B757.
9th Feb 2020, 15:57
Replies: 73
Views: 30,248
Posted By N1EPR

How are these things measured? From what point...

How are these things measured? From what point to what point.? Who does the record keeping?
9th Oct 2019, 19:32
Replies: 53
Views: 54,283
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: 23
Views: 7,977
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: 6,558
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: 179
Views: 273,615
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: 2,253,518
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: 4,697
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: 83
Views: 13,957
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: 8,069
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: 2,891
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: 34,812
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: 7,999
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: 19,394
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: 22,969
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: 28,051
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: 28,051
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: 20
Views: 13,209
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: 13,202
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: 6,478
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: 32,145
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: 34,921
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: 21,159
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: 46,268
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: 6,454
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: 123,217
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: 29,803
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
Forum: Tech Log
31st Dec 2011, 01:58
Replies: 4
Views: 2,236
Posted By N1EPR

Since the ILS is a radio beam the coupled...

Since the ILS is a radio beam the coupled approach will bracket it without reference to the True or Mag setting. Seems to me anyway. Long time since I flew one though.
Forum: North America
24th Apr 2011, 04:15
Replies: 10
Views: 2,752
Posted By N1EPR

Go West

There are many great areas to the west of KTEB. Sparta is a pilot gehtto and a nice place too. Blairstown is about an hour west also great for families.

You wife will have to drive almost anywhere...
24th Apr 2011, 03:59
Replies: 40
Views: 13,255
Posted By N1EPR

Stressful career

Flying airplanes is the most relaxing thing I ever did. On rare occasions there were some hard decisions to make, but those times were short and didn't cause stress because they were over before you ...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Apr 2011, 00:58
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,568,769
Posted By N1EPR

The tail section of an Air France plane which...

The tail section of an Air France plane which crashed over the Atlantic in 2009 has been found on the ocean floor, relatives of those killed have said.
Investigators had told them the...
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