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Forum: Freight Dogs
6th Jun 2020, 12:27
Replies: 14
Views: 2,915
Posted By 742

Pure freighters deal with a main deck fire by...

Pure freighters deal with a main deck fire by depressurizing and staying at altitude (FL250 in the checklists that I have flown). You can not do that with passengers in the mix.
14th May 2020, 15:51
Replies: 16
Views: 4,794
Posted By 742

Atlas has an active -200 sim in MIA, level C. ...

Atlas has an active -200 sim in MIA, level C.

I do not know if they rent it out.
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jul 2019, 14:59
Replies: 9
Views: 3,343
Posted By 742

You always feel most comfortable on your home...

You always feel most comfortable on your home turf. That does not make your home turf superior to the rest of the world.

For example I feel very comfortable operating at JFK, but find the UK...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Mar 2019, 13:24
Replies: 62
Views: 13,607
Posted By 742

At my operator "idle reverse only" came out of a...

At my operator "idle reverse only" came out of a check airman meeting in which both GE and Goodrich representatives spoke. GE presented that reverse was the greatest evil civilization has ever...
22nd Mar 2019, 00:42
Replies: 921
Views: 2,182,558
Posted By 742

So the stab is trimmed for 240 knots. FO pushes...

So the stab is trimmed for 240 knots. FO pushes full forward. Captain pulls back and splits the yokes (as designed). So you have a stab trimmed for 240 knots, one elevator full down and one...
1st Feb 2019, 23:37
Replies: 49
Views: 26,260
Posted By 742

PHL used to be used as leverage by the unions...

PHL used to be used as leverage by the unions during labor disputes that had nothing to do with the airport itself. They are very capable of dealing with major snow events if they feel like it,...
5th Dec 2018, 12:19
Replies: 38
Views: 29,220
Posted By 742

Especially when you compare it to the 777...

Especially when you compare it to the 777 development, which was on time/on budget/on spec. And the first airplane was good enough to go into commercial service.

Serves to show how much damage a...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Sep 2018, 11:50
Replies: 24
Views: 5,882
Posted By 742

I am going to make a side comment on just this...

I am going to make a side comment on just this piece.

Having a few years of "office work" in another life, few things in aviation get my hackles up like "the rep from company X said....". These...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Sep 2018, 11:17
Replies: 24
Views: 5,882
Posted By 742

If you work for who I think you do, go to the...

If you work for who I think you do, go to the Training Center web site. 744/8 -> Training and reference material -> 747 Training Supplements -> Advisory Landing Distance 2016 -> This subject starts...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Sep 2018, 21:47
Replies: 24
Views: 5,882
Posted By 742

The Internet is full of videos of horrific 747...

The Internet is full of videos of horrific 747 landings. No collapsed landing gear -- ever. The airplane can, and often does, land in a crab. However it is important to differentiate between landing...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Mar 2018, 17:07
Replies: 54
Views: 15,773
Posted By 742

I think that it comes down to money, but not in...

I think that it comes down to money, but not in the way that most people would assume.

In many airlines engines are leased or on some form of guaranteed maintenance program. Brakes are simply...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Apr 2017, 19:43
Replies: 5
Views: 2,394
Posted By 742

Flex would be bad judgment. Given a contaminated...

Flex would be bad judgment. Given a contaminated runway with unknowns, why give up performance?

DeRate is another thing altogether. As others have pointed out, it is like having different (lower...
17th Mar 2017, 13:49
Replies: 25
Views: 14,032
Posted By 742

I agree, yet the fake market at the Shanghai...

I agree, yet the fake market at the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum continues to be a regular stop for crew members on PVG overnights. :mad:


I worry more about "the deal" in the FOs bag...
21st Nov 2016, 02:25
Replies: 428
Views: 226,881
Posted By 742

There are several different progressive lenses...

There are several different progressive lenses available.

I found the basic progressive lenses that I first tried to be unusable for flying. Fortunately I then found an optometrist who works...
8th Nov 2016, 15:11
Replies: 173
Views: 56,274
Posted By 742

At a previous employer a crew lost 4,000'...

At a previous employer a crew lost 4,000' following an RA due to an antenna fault. And they were not very high to begin with.


Slavish devotion to technology is every bit as dangerous as our...
Forum: Freight Dogs
7th Dec 2015, 19:13
Replies: 14
Views: 6,177
Posted By 742

This is an often repeated fact, but it is a bit...

This is an often repeated fact, but it is a bit off. Boeing competed against Lockheed for the CX-HLS contract, which Lockheed won with the C-5.

The Boeing airplane looked like a C-5 with a...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Apr 2015, 15:55
Replies: 25
Views: 5,043
Posted By 742

From the Boeing Flight Crew Training Manual for...

From the Boeing Flight Crew Training Manual for the 747 (emphasis added):


"A rolling takeoff procedure is recommended for setting takeoff thrust. It expedites the takeoff and reduces the risk of...
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By 742

The United States National Driver Registry is...

The United States National Driver Registry is simply a list of “problem drivers”. Drivers licenses in the United States are issued by the states rather than the Federal Government,and this systems...
Forum: North America
4th Apr 2014, 18:57
Replies: 70
Views: 51,944
Posted By 742

[/QUOTE]Said pilot went through a "known crew...

[/QUOTE]Said pilot went through a "known crew member" line in the US to make it inside the sterile area. This program bypasses security for pilots and flight attendants who present proper badging....
Forum: Freight Dogs
2nd Feb 2014, 08:21
Replies: 13
Views: 8,372
Posted By 742

Max autobrakes would not have made any...

Max autobrakes would not have made any difference. This was a matter of braking action, not runway length.

To put it in terms of how the 747 autobrake system works; if medium brakes were not...
Forum: Freight Dogs
18th Jan 2014, 11:13
Replies: 215
Views: 87,873
Posted By 742

MoJo WoJo -- That post was in very bad...

MoJo WoJo --


That post was in very bad form, especially if you are actually an Atlas employee. And your "understandings" sound like they came from listening to too much bar talk.


My sense...
Forum: Freight Dogs
15th Jan 2014, 02:55
Replies: 20
Views: 10,982
Posted By 742

"...although I never (till today) carried lithium...

"...although I never (till today) carried lithium batteries..."


How do you know? It seems to be pretty clear that the threat is undeclared/uncertified shipments.

The amazing thing is that...
23rd Nov 2013, 12:26
Replies: 317
Views: 112,023
Posted By 742

"A 4-engine plane can safely fly with one shut...

"A 4-engine plane can safely fly with one shut down, however, when you have dozens of airports around you, drop an engine and decide to still head out over thousands of miles of cold ocean, I fail to...
18th Nov 2013, 13:58
Replies: 317
Views: 112,023
Posted By 742

lomapaseo: In FAA land the second engine...

lomapaseo:

In FAA land the second engine failure in a quad is addressed by FAR 121.193, compliance with which is a part of preflight planning.
16th Nov 2013, 05:24
Replies: 317
Views: 112,023
Posted By 742

I am sorry, but I have to ask. What universe are...

I am sorry, but I have to ask. What universe are you living in?
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