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29th Dec 2019, 16:07
Replies: 148
Views: 231,039
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

Ok well, they would de-ice with Type 3 first,...

Ok well, they would de-ice with Type 3 first, then spray on the Type IV which acts as a coating, to dilute any further (in this case) light freezing rain. At about 100 knots, during takeoff, the Type...
29th Dec 2019, 00:15
Replies: 148
Views: 231,039
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

I operated a DC-9 32 flight into EWR one dark...

I operated a DC-9 32 flight into EWR one dark night. Supposed to be a quick turnaround. I went out for the walkaround, as Captain. Icy ramp, with light freezing rain coming down. So I talked to...
28th Dec 2019, 23:07
Replies: 34
Views: 19,557
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

What you want to see on both wings before...

What you want to see on both wings before takeoff. Green Type 4, which gives you the longest holdover time. At least in the A-319, I could ask the F/O to look back and check if the right wing was...
10th Dec 2019, 18:56
Replies: 219
Views: 232,923
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

CDRW wrote, I started flying on floats,...

CDRW wrote,


I started flying on floats, in Northern Canada. Later flew light twins, around the Game Parks in Kenya for 2 years, based in Mombasa, and Malindi. Few navaids, just tune in the VOK...
8th Dec 2019, 20:13
Replies: 219
Views: 232,923
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

I think part of that was , the DC-9-32s I flew,...

I think part of that was , the DC-9-32s I flew, we also learned to glance at the fast/slow "doughnut" or AOA display. At least I did; say short final into LGA for 31..Same later when I transitioned...
8th Dec 2019, 17:09
Replies: 56
Views: 42,454
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

Landflap wrote, Helmsley Palace in New...

Landflap wrote,


Helmsley Palace in New York? I had layovers there...
26th Nov 2019, 23:33
Replies: 40
Views: 19,993
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

Auto Thrust on in speed mode. Autopilot off. Less...

Auto Thrust on in speed mode. Autopilot off. Less workload, in the busy New York environment. Though I would fly with both Auto Thrust/ Auto Pilot off, sometimes.. I found, after the DC-9 where...
26th Nov 2019, 23:02
Replies: 40
Views: 19,993
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

I would regularly, hand fly the 319/320/321 with...

I would regularly, hand fly the 319/320/321 with A/T Active. Never saw the Speed Mode go wonky. Say Expressway Visual into KLGA, , at Peths go , "Auto Pilot Off", "Flight Directors Off" , "Speed...
8th Nov 2019, 00:19
Replies: 86
Views: 57,945
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

I've demonstrated a 6500 FPM descent in a light...

I've demonstrated a 6500 FPM descent in a light A-319. You need to disconnect the autopilot, hand fly to get more flight spoiler extension. But it went down in a hurry. LA Centre had asked us to...
27th Oct 2019, 21:01
Replies: 57
Views: 17,721
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

We have the same problem with the FAA in the US,...

We have the same problem with the FAA in the US, if you want to fly model aircraft. As part of the FAA, Reauthorization Act of 2018, Model Aircraft flying is now restricted to 400' AGL or below. With...
16th Oct 2019, 04:47
Replies: 70
Views: 27,882
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

See how she feels about it later, say at 18, but...

See how she feels about it later, say at 18, but I say go for it ! You just never know what will happen that far in the future. Many times, during my career, I was just using my flying as a way to...
7th Oct 2019, 19:33
Replies: 158
Views: 98,476
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

Canarsie approach is now called Parkway Visual ...

Canarsie approach is now called Parkway Visual

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1152x888/canarsie_parkway_approach_jfk_c3961c5f9fc1c504a617ceb9303a7ccc29f43600.jpg
7th Oct 2019, 17:40
Replies: 158
Views: 98,476
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

So true. I flew many years into LGA and JFK. You...

So true. I flew many years into LGA and JFK. You better fly an assigned speed; do what you are told, and flying into LGA, know what the "GW" is (George Washington bridge) Or if the controller asks,...
2nd Oct 2019, 16:51
Replies: 270
Views: 352,496
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

What a tragedy, for the crew, passengers and this...

What a tragedy, for the crew, passengers and this beautiful aircraft..
2nd Oct 2019, 16:33
Replies: 270
Views: 352,496
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

More here, ...

More here,
https://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-windsor-locks-bradley-international-airport-plane-crash-20191002-jfkph65krrfhxlrlb3eehksdiu-story.html

for those behind the UK Firewall,...
18th May 2019, 21:05
Replies: 82
Views: 85,680
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

Well I am a US citizen, living in Vermont who...

Well I am a US citizen, living in Vermont who flew for a Canadian carrier , out of Montreal for 32 years. The pilots I flew with said I had developed a New England accent..At least I could understand...
18th Mar 2019, 00:28
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,381,454
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

Interesting point in the Seattle Times article, I...

Interesting point in the Seattle Times article, I assume this refers to the Lion Air crash, AOA sensors
26th Feb 2019, 02:47
Replies: 15
Views: 8,874
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

Years ago I saw that same 747 SP with the...

Years ago I saw that same 747 SP with the shredded elevators on the ramp in SFO. It got my attention..

Much later on a 767-200 flight; my leg, level at FL410 , coming North from Barbados at night,...
27th Jan 2019, 22:36
Replies: 105
Views: 79,187
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

I've operated that 319 many times, Fin 264,...

I've operated that 319 many times, Fin 264, C-FZUH. I uploaded a picture, I took of same aircraft to Wikipedia.
...
27th Jan 2019, 22:15
Replies: 30
Views: 22,632
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

Reply to ATC watcher Video here of...

Reply to ATC watcher


Video here of Lufthansa's Lockheed Super Star restoration..lots of money spent
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMcH0BFNSek
30th Oct 2018, 02:31
Replies: 2,100
Views: 1,170,040
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

What is CYA? Cover- Your- A*s If...

What is CYA?

Cover- Your- A*s

If Maintenance say "you're good to go", well take that with a grain of salt. Put a snag in the logbook, call maintenance so they " know" you have a snag in the...
18th Apr 2018, 19:12
Replies: 460
Views: 442,567
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

Well I used to. Except on the 767, if it was...

Well I used to. Except on the 767, if it was parked with a strong tailwind, and fan turning over at high speed !
Once we had a 319 (CFM) that had landed with previous crew in icing conditions. I...
27th Mar 2018, 02:49
Replies: 55
Views: 30,329
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

I was very lucky a few times, before 9-11, to be...

I was very lucky a few times, before 9-11, to be granted jumpseat in the cockpit on various US legacy carriers, on a full flight. I had my FAA license, even though I flew for a major Canadian...
6th Jan 2018, 18:16
Replies: 64
Views: 35,406
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

If you listen to the audio recording above, (post...

If you listen to the audio recording above, (post #17) at 32 seconds, the Captain (or F/O) says on Ground Freq,
"Mayday, Mayday, Mayday; West Jet 2425 we're evacuating.."

So the crew made a...
6th Jan 2018, 18:01
Replies: 64
Views: 35,406
Posted By Retired DC9 driver

So at 32 seconds on the Audio recording above,...

So at 32 seconds on the Audio recording above, West Jet 2425 says "Mayday, Mayday,Mayday West Jet 2425 we're evacuating". YYZ Ground answers " 245 standby. (with wrong call sign)"

Fortunately a...
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