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24th Oct 2019, 02:11
Replies: 310
Views: 381,644
Posted By Ignition Override

Have the NTSB confirmed anything about the...

Have the NTSB confirmed anything about the aircraft configuration--engines operating, gear, flaps during the entire traffic pattern? I've wondered how often the pilots of old warbirds do any...
9th Aug 2019, 07:52
Replies: 2
Views: 2,663
Posted By Ignition Override

Question What happened? USAF F-16 pilot George Cansler: early 80s--

He was the top graduate of UPT Class 80-02 at Vance AFB, Enid OK (US). We finished in December of '79.
George's assignment was to the F-16, and he was with a squadron at Hill AFB, near Salt Lake...
Forum: Night Stop
28th Mar 2009, 07:04
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By Ignition Override

A short trip to Luxemburg this spring.

My wife and I have visited many other areas of the continent. This would be short holiday trip.
Are there frequent bus/train connections to nearby villages, or further out to Liege, the Ardennes...
28th Mar 2009, 06:55
Replies: 519
Views: 300,777
Posted By Ignition Override

Our DC-9s can not be compared to any widebody,...

Our DC-9s can not be compared to any widebody, and not even the 757 which I flew for a bit, years ago.

According to a website somewhere, the MD-11 has about 30% less horizontal stabilizer and was...
5th Jan 2009, 04:42
Replies: 581
Views: 161,331
Posted By Ignition Override

Having read only bits of this topic here, did...

Having read only bits of this topic here, did that 737 begin its takeoff roll with a very high quartering tail wind?

CO might have very thorough procedures as a result of the DC-9 dash 10 crash...
27th Dec 2008, 05:23
Replies: 47
Views: 14,407
Posted By Ignition Override

This happened many months ago, and the media just...

This happened many months ago, and the media just now discovered it?

We call it outsourcing. This has been the corporate mantra for quite a while.
Here in the US it does not matter if they save a...
27th Dec 2008, 05:09
Replies: 14
Views: 5,142
Posted By Ignition Override

Even if the packs, APU air had been switched off...

Even if the packs, APU air had been switched off and the outflow valve(s) closed, the fluid's holdover time can easily be exceeded if precipitation continues or stops then returns. Another problem...
Forum: North America
25th Dec 2008, 04:39
Replies: 15
Views: 2,559
Posted By Ignition Override

Lightbulb Each MEC operates as if it is on a small island,...

Each MEC operates as if it is on a small island, totally cut off and only given limited supllies by airdrop.
There is no standard, binding, nationwide pay for seat/longevity on a B-737, MD-83(88),...
Forum: North America
12th Dec 2008, 04:27
Replies: 7
Views: 3,112
Posted By Ignition Override

Aside from the major mistakes made by ALPA, ...

Aside from the major mistakes made by ALPA,
the more senior or junior dudes can fly any widebody Captain seat they want. Speak for nobody else.
Including a large twin-engine Boeing which my...
Forum: Freight Dogs
12th Dec 2008, 04:06
Replies: 27
Views: 3,518
Posted By Ignition Override

BrowntailWhale: That is perhaps...

BrowntailWhale:

That is perhaps understandable (from a cargo perspective), but the US appears to have so much more to lose, and it could open up a nasty "Pandora's Box" which could slowly doom the...
12th Dec 2008, 03:49
Replies: 23
Views: 12,388
Posted By Ignition Override

Smile Welcome back Taikonaut, to you and your other...

Welcome back Taikonaut, to you and your other crewmembers!

On the van to n**** we heard about the basic events.
Can not imagine a closer call. What an eternity waiting for help.
Why don't Indian...
9th Dec 2008, 07:23
Replies: 12
Views: 3,361
Posted By Ignition Override

The merged Delta/NWA list is out.

Somebody showed me the brand-new list, along with the arbitrators' methodology/opinions, and they are interesting.

It consists of about 12,500 pilots.
A very limited percentage are on military...
17th Nov 2008, 08:25
Replies: 13
Views: 7,453
Posted By Ignition Override

How many languages do most people on Pprune...

How many languages do most people on Pprune speak/read fluently?

Many comments made in error on Pprune over the years seem to have been caused by people mis-reading etc.

It is interesting how...
2nd Nov 2008, 08:14
Replies: 145
Views: 28,319
Posted By Ignition Override

As for the AA A-300 disaster, just after this...

As for the AA A-300 disaster, just after this crash, an aviation magazine ("Av. Week"?) described some unexplained rudder anomolies onboard some foreign airlines' A-300/A-310.
These happened with...
2nd Oct 2008, 06:28
Replies: 96
Views: 21,124
Posted By Ignition Override

Airbubba: Yep, those sophisticated FAA...

Airbubba:

Yep, those sophisticated FAA notams can be of very limited help in the winter, with lights inop or working and unknown timing of plowing runways, taxiways (keeping lights cleared off?)....
13th Sep 2008, 08:57
Replies: 8
Views: 1,796
Posted By Ignition Override

Huck: Good description in a nutshell. ...

Huck:

Good description in a nutshell.

Standby for our well-known resident US expert on all aviation matters to impart his unlimited wisdom by typically defending any airline management...
25th Aug 2008, 05:46
Replies: 2,686
Views: 1,013,347
Posted By Ignition Override

PJ2: As for uncommanded thrust reverser...

PJ2:

As for uncommanded thrust reverser extensions, this happened decades ago during or soon after rotation to an Eastern Airlines' DC-9 crew.

They identified the 'bad' engine and kept the...
23rd Aug 2008, 06:43
Replies: 47
Views: 7,794
Posted By Ignition Override

Each airline must have its own manuals...

Each airline must have its own manuals rubber-stamped by the FAA, and each flight ops culture must have its own imprint and often re-invent the wheel, regarding c0ckp1t flows and checklists. Some...
31st Jul 2008, 09:00
Replies: 83
Views: 18,020
Posted By Ignition Override

Layinlow: Good points up there. As for the...

Layinlow: Good points up there.
As for the carbon stuff, it still escapes me as to how/why Senator Al Gore won the Nobel Prize. So he sold his fuel-gulping SUV and now rides a bicycle to work? Yep-I...
31st Jul 2008, 08:32
Replies: 31
Views: 7,844
Posted By Ignition Override

An MD-80/DC-9 crew missed these many years ago in...

An MD-80/DC-9 crew missed these many years ago in their 'climb checklist'.
It got really quiet for a while over the high desert.

Due to fuel sloshing in the right main fuel tank, the APU started...
18th Jul 2008, 07:06
Replies: 32
Views: 4,935
Posted By Ignition Override

Flap 5: Good point, it is the same for us...

Flap 5:

Good point, it is the same for us but as in previous years our Dispatchers are required to put a comment on the new release amendment, such as "Cont. fuel increase per Captain's request"....
18th Jul 2008, 06:49
Replies: 32
Views: 4,935
Posted By Ignition Override

The FAA's "rubber stamp" , in order to still...

The FAA's "rubber stamp" , in order to still "promote air transportation"-in lieu of safety-is probably behind a different version of this from the "back door". This would never be allowed without...
13th Jul 2008, 07:21
Replies: 11
Views: 2,253
Posted By Ignition Override

My question is which other US majors besides...

My question is which other US majors besides United will soon furlough pilots?
Notice that corporate America keeps it a secret as long as possible, to reduce the chance that people might steal from...
9th Jul 2008, 06:02
Replies: 152
Views: 21,900
Posted By Ignition Override

Thumbs up Nice Weasil, nice. It has often seemed odd...

Nice Weasil, nice.

It has often seemed odd how many gate agents gladly make vague or misleading comments about flightcrew, especially when Crew Scheduling 'up there' delayed calling somebody at...
Forum: North America
29th Jun 2008, 08:17
Replies: 105
Views: 27,383
Posted By Ignition Override

Red face Weasil: I hope I did not malign other pilots...

Weasil:

I hope I did not malign other pilots at airline x or anywhere else in my original post way back in '07.
The former IP there told me that one story and did not have time to explain the...
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