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Forum: Middle East
20th Nov 2020, 10:00
Replies: 12
Views: 4,227
Posted By Long Haul

On the 787, pets and other live animals can be...

On the 787, pets and other live animals can be carried in either the bulk or forward cargo holds, both of which are heated and air-conditioned. The bulk hold is the one where last-minute bags, mail,...
10th May 2020, 01:10
Replies: 49
Views: 35,396
Posted By Long Haul

My sympathies to the crew involved, not the way...

My sympathies to the crew involved, not the way they were expecting their day to turn out.
10th May 2020, 01:01
Replies: 40
Views: 14,246
Posted By Long Haul

Personally I think that the airlines will block...

Personally I think that the airlines will block x- number of seats “in the interest of crew & passenger safety” until the day after the number of booked seats is equal to or is greater than the seat...
10th May 2020, 00:53
Replies: 40
Views: 14,246
Posted By Long Haul

I have actually noticed that security screening...

I have actually noticed that security screening lines are back in some places at some times, but mostly because there is only one checkpoint open.
10th May 2020, 00:46
Replies: 40
Views: 14,246
Posted By Long Haul

I have been on nine flights since the quarantines...

I have been on nine flights since the quarantines went into effect and the number of passengers have varied from zero to 100 or so, with the median being about fifteen. These were all on aircraft...
31st Mar 2020, 12:44
Replies: 61
Views: 29,523
Posted By Long Haul

Wrong, the FO, who is in the picture, is now a...

Wrong, the FO, who is in the picture, is now a captain, and the captain, who was on the ramp taking pictures of the whole thing, kept his job too and retired at the usual age. They were lucky that...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Dec 2019, 02:21
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By Long Haul

You take the Landing Climb Limit weight from...

You take the Landing Climb Limit weight from Performance Dispatch 22.3 and ADD the weight of the center tank fuel (because this fuel can be jettisoned) and 2,450 kg (the fuel that you would burn...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Oct 2019, 01:56
Replies: 6
Views: 1,718
Posted By Long Haul

No, it has nothing to do with that. The amount...

No, it has nothing to do with that. The amount (7700 kg) ensures that the outside engines continue to get fed by the center tank throughout the takeoff and climb. The fact that the maximum zero fuel...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Oct 2019, 18:07
Replies: 6
Views: 1,718
Posted By Long Haul

The 744 is designed to only carry Center tank...

The 744 is designed to only carry Center tank fuel when the main tanks are full. In this configuration the fuel in the wing tanks counter balances the wings' lifting force, enabling the center tank...
4th Oct 2019, 14:09
Replies: 156
Views: 114,025
Posted By Long Haul

No, at that point what the controller needs to do...

No, at that point what the controller needs to do is ask them, if they can’t maintain the assigned speed, at what point they will need to slow down from 180 to final approach speed, which is exactly...
5th Aug 2019, 20:19
Replies: 2
Views: 2,031
Posted By Long Haul

Go Slow in Buenos Aires?

Today at Ezeiza, ATC seemed determined to only use runway 35 for takeoffs and landings, despite 11/29 being open, and the wind easily within limits to use it in either direction (more or less 010/15...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jul 2019, 14:36
Replies: 11
Views: 4,983
Posted By Long Haul

RNAV (GNSS) or RNP pre-approach reqmts are in the...

RNAV (GNSS) or RNP pre-approach reqmts are in the Normal Procedures - amplified procedures section of the FCOM (21.47 in mine) and you can find RNP 1 and 4 reqmts in the Limitations section.
21st Feb 2019, 14:19
Replies: 57
Views: 40,662
Posted By Long Haul

I think that the job of CEO must be made a lot...

I think that the job of CEO must be made a lot easier when your company just reported an yearly operating profit of €1,300,000,000
22nd Dec 2018, 17:43
Replies: 106
Views: 114,222
Posted By Long Haul

This aircraft continued to communicate with ATC,...

This aircraft continued to communicate with ATC, received radar vectors and landed at the nearest suitable airport. This was nothing like MH370.
22nd Dec 2018, 15:21
Replies: 106
Views: 114,222
Posted By Long Haul

IF the AV Herald report is correct, and circuit...

IF the AV Herald report is correct, and circuit breakers had tripped, I would be interested to learn whether or not the crew attempted to reset them. Back in the dark ages that was a standard...
9th Dec 2018, 16:39
Replies: 112
Views: 67,187
Posted By Long Haul

Actually, the B787 also has a switch to turn off...

Actually, the B787 also has a switch to turn off the glideslope. The FCOM recommends using this with unreliable indications. It’s called IAN (integrated approach navigation). You arm approach just...
29th Sep 2018, 17:42
Replies: 52
Views: 38,208
Posted By Long Haul

I don’t recall what the RVRs were, but I read...

I don’t recall what the RVRs were, but I read somewhere that the vis was 1/4 sm, so maybe below CAT I mins, which requires an autoland at my company.
19th Aug 2018, 20:12
Replies: 25
Views: 14,828
Posted By Long Haul

Of course if other legacy European or US airlines...

Of course if other legacy European or US airlines hired direct entry captains, many captains would leave KLM for better jobs. You could make the point that seniority system actually helps them retain...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jul 2018, 23:21
Replies: 31
Views: 15,045
Posted By Long Haul

I’ve flown only the 747, 777, and 787 in the last...

I’ve flown only the 747, 777, and 787 in the last 25 years. I know that each one behaves differently at low speeds and with the speed window closed, but It’s not exactly clear to me which one does...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd May 2018, 13:20
Replies: 25
Views: 7,928
Posted By Long Haul

1500 feet. (B777)

1500 feet. (B777)
23rd May 2018, 13:10
Replies: 43
Views: 22,905
Posted By Long Haul

I don’t think that the ATSB are saying that the...

I don’t think that the ATSB are saying that the loss wasn’t pilot suicide, hoss, they are saying simply that it wasn’t under pilot control during the last moments before it crashed. This matters ...
23rd May 2018, 07:08
Replies: 43
Views: 22,905
Posted By Long Haul

The evidence of a very high rate of descent...

The evidence of a very high rate of descent during the last moments of the flight comes from the sateliite data received from Inmarsat. Based on this data, searchers were confident that the crash...
17th May 2018, 18:13
Replies: 161
Views: 99,377
Posted By Long Haul

Absolutely, well done Captain Liu and crew. I...

Absolutely, well done Captain Liu and crew. I hope that they find out what caused the windshield failure and are able to prevent similar incidents in the future.
8th May 2018, 05:37
Replies: 42
Views: 17,451
Posted By Long Haul

For (hopefully) the last time, US crews do not...

For (hopefully) the last time, US crews do not ask about nor give ride reports because they are afraid of being sued. If they were afraid of being sued, they would simply never turn the seatbelt sign...
13th Apr 2018, 12:54
Replies: 34
Views: 15,934
Posted By Long Haul

It wouldn’t surprise me if the MAYDAY was...

It wouldn’t surprise me if the MAYDAY was requested by ATC in order to facilitate the diversion. The North Atlantic is very busy most nights, and they won’t just clear all the other traffic out of...
Forum: North America
15th Jan 2018, 05:21
Replies: 6
Views: 2,582
Posted By Long Haul

It’s a Runway Condition Code (RCC) ...

It’s a Runway Condition Code (RCC)

https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/talpa/media/TALPA-Airport-RCAM.pdf

It means that the braking action should be medium along the whole runway.
Forum: North America
7th Jan 2018, 06:22
Replies: 41
Views: 22,376
Posted By Long Haul

My best guess (and it's just a guess) is that one...

My best guess (and it's just a guess) is that one of the brothers bought a refundable ticket on UA,checked in to get past security, and then cancelled his reservation. The other brother then maybe...
28th Nov 2017, 21:34
Replies: 56
Views: 83,802
Posted By Long Haul

the amounts are all before tax. if you see a %...

the amounts are all before tax. if you see a % sign it is an indication of what you would receive while working at a reduced production rate (i.e. part-time), which is available after five years or...
27th Nov 2017, 17:36
Replies: 56
Views: 83,802
Posted By Long Haul

You would start at about €65K, and end up at...

You would start at about €65K, and end up at about 150K, if you were able to become a long haul copilot within 10 yrs.
27th Nov 2017, 17:06
Replies: 56
Views: 83,802
Posted By Long Haul

Yes, and yes. Most SOs become FOs on the Embraer...

Yes, and yes. Most SOs become FOs on the Embraer or B737, and some (a few) who already have had flying jobs before wait until they can become FOs on one of the intercontinental aircraft. That’s...
19th Nov 2017, 06:44
Replies: 68
Views: 65,076
Posted By Long Haul

I’m prone to believe the passenger. It was in...

I’m prone to believe the passenger. It was in any case a situation that escalated way out of control, something that an inflight crew needs to try to avoid as much as possible.
8th Oct 2017, 01:34
Replies: 39
Views: 36,928
Posted By Long Haul

Well done to the crew for dealing with a super...

Well done to the crew for dealing with a super stressful situation after such a long flight.
21st Sep 2017, 11:59
Replies: 1,288
Views: 1,161,931
Posted By Long Haul

"Mr. O'Leary said the airline had 'some goodies'...

"Mr. O'Leary said the airline had 'some goodies' to propose to pilots, but added: 'If pilots misbehave, that will be the end of the goodies." - BBC, 21/09/17

As someone who has been a union member...
16th Sep 2017, 04:34
Replies: 1,288
Views: 1,161,931
Posted By Long Haul

According to this article in the Guardian, "The...

According to this article in the Guardian, "The airline is changing its internal calendar as part of increases in holiday allowances for pilots and cabin staff, which has contributed to the backlog."...
Forum: North America
3rd Sep 2017, 20:27
Replies: 11
Views: 3,738
Posted By Long Haul

It isn't obvious to me why getting the right to...

It isn't obvious to me why getting the right to work in the US isn't an issue for you, unless you are planning on marrying your partner, but if you say so....
If that's your plan, be aware that a...
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