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4th Jun 2018, 19:17
Replies: 45
Views: 17,608
Posted By aa73

Those pics are not of the AA aircraft, they are...

Those pics are not of the AA aircraft, they are of the Delta 319 that had a similar encounter not long ago. Note the blue engine cowlings/underside and the gold epaulettes of the DL CA....
28th Oct 2016, 21:17
Replies: 204
Views: 174,938
Posted By aa73

N345AN....2003 delivery, relatively young. The...

N345AN....2003 delivery, relatively young. The right wing is toast, outboard half of it melted to the ground
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jun 2016, 21:03
Replies: 100
Views: 64,560
Posted By aa73

"Super 80" is not an AA thing, it's a Mcdonell...

"Super 80" is not an AA thing, it's a Mcdonell Douglas marketing thing that they used when they named the MD-80 the "DC-9 Super 80."

And yes it was super in every way! Old school to the last nut &...
7th Jun 2016, 02:18
Replies: 21
Views: 14,374
Posted By aa73

Final Destination: Disaster: What Really Happened...

Final Destination: Disaster: What Really Happened to Eastern Airlines
by George Jehn

A must read about what really happened to Eastern Air Lines, written by EAL CA and ALPA officer George Jehn...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Dec 2015, 20:10
Replies: 12
Views: 4,585
Posted By aa73

Gotcha, sorry for the confusion.

Gotcha, sorry for the confusion.
Forum: Tech Log
14th Dec 2015, 03:50
Replies: 12
Views: 4,585
Posted By aa73

Again guys. No need to type in the speed on the...

Again guys. No need to type in the speed on the legs page. Simply make the first point on the STAR a Hard Altitude or an At/Below Altitude. Once past that point you can open the speed window and stay...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Dec 2015, 15:53
Replies: 12
Views: 4,585
Posted By aa73

It's a point called the Geo-Something-Point on...

It's a point called the Geo-Something-Point on the arrival. Once past that point you can open up the speed window and it will stay in PTH. Prior to that point it will revert to SPD.

The fix for...
6th Aug 2015, 20:43
Replies: 72
Views: 35,758
Posted By aa73

PSEU the reason for the lockout of the TRs?

PSEU the reason for the lockout of the TRs?
3rd Jan 2015, 18:28
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,795,536
Posted By aa73

Regarding AAMP and AA training with the rudder...

Regarding AAMP and AA training with the rudder years ago, mentioned in a post a few pages back:

In AA587 the FO was using the rudder only when full aileron was not arresting the bank, contrary to...
28th Dec 2014, 20:52
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,795,536
Posted By aa73

I once hit a "dry" cell in the Caribbean in a 757...

I once hit a "dry" cell in the Caribbean in a 757 at FL350. It was night time...radar was on max manual gain tilted down -2, nothing ahead or in immediate vicinity, some stuff on either side about 80...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Dec 2014, 02:23
Replies: 18
Views: 11,181
Posted By aa73

Please, please do NOT turn on **all** your lights...

Please, please do NOT turn on **all** your lights when lined up on a runway. #1, it blinds the heck out of everyone holding short right beside you at night. #2, it tends to create much anxiety for...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Nov 2014, 03:48
Replies: 12
Views: 2,930
Posted By aa73

Sure I've heard of them... They just don't put...

Sure I've heard of them... They just don't put out cold enough air!
Forum: Tech Log
13th Nov 2014, 20:50
Replies: 12
Views: 2,930
Posted By aa73

Doesn't work that way here, maybe over there it...

Doesn't work that way here, maybe over there it does. I have no problem reminding management of their priorities...safety and customer service are top priorities in the flight manual. Sorry Mr CEO, I...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Nov 2014, 16:33
Replies: 12
Views: 2,930
Posted By aa73

Simple...you tell your CEO that safety and...

Simple...you tell your CEO that safety and customer service come before fuel savings and furthermore, is your office any warmer than a nice cushy 72 degrees (22 C) and does the power keep getting...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Nov 2014, 15:40
Replies: 12
Views: 2,930
Posted By aa73

Run the APU...avoid most of these problems. My...

Run the APU...avoid most of these problems. My APU comes on the moment I enter the aircraft...good elec power and decent air conditioning! I've lost count the amount of times ground power has left me...
11th Nov 2014, 14:21
Replies: 143
Views: 83,585
Posted By aa73

I think it was mentioned earlier in the thread...

I think it was mentioned earlier in the thread but I'll repeat it...

Having a minimum of 1500hrs is a benefit to the industry due to the simple fact that 1500hr pilots will be a lot less willing...
Forum: Middle East
17th Aug 2014, 21:31
Replies: 36
Views: 10,060
Posted By aa73

this is true at any airline in the world, not...

this is true at any airline in the world, not just the US. However today a job at a US major airline is slowly starting to look better than its been for the last ten years.
Forum: Middle East
17th Aug 2014, 13:33
Replies: 36
Views: 10,060
Posted By aa73

Gotta disagree with you Junior Man. Many US folks...

Gotta disagree with you Junior Man. Many US folks currently doing their time in the sand box would be very glad to be in your position as a legacy major airline captain at home in the US. Let's face...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Aug 2014, 15:28
Replies: 100
Views: 64,560
Posted By aa73

Indeed, that is an NG overhead and it may be...

Indeed, that is an NG overhead and it may be ancient but I love OLD SCHOOL!!

4500hrs on the old Super 80 and that may be one aircraft I like even better than the NG!
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jul 2014, 22:06
Replies: 100
Views: 64,560
Posted By aa73

Say what you want, not a day goes by that I don't...

Say what you want, not a day goes by that I don't enjoy flying my "old school cockpit" 737NG that still requires piloting skills. Trim wheel, manual generator engaging, manual reversion, I'll take it...
Forum: North America
26th Jun 2014, 15:51
Replies: 17
Views: 13,395
Posted By aa73

Before everyone here starts making stuff...

Before everyone here starts making stuff up...initial intel is that the guy timed out.
14th May 2014, 22:11
Replies: 116
Views: 31,781
Posted By aa73

Don't know about European 737 operators but I...

Don't know about European 737 operators but I believe all US 737NG operators require HUD use for all T/O and landings - VMC or IMC - mainly for tail strike guidance.
14th May 2014, 01:31
Replies: 116
Views: 31,781
Posted By aa73

Gents, good discussion. Pease keep in mind,...

Gents,

good discussion. Pease keep in mind, I'm not so much defending my fellow aa pilots as much as using this accident to point out the traps that can get each and every one of us. I think many...
13th May 2014, 20:05
Replies: 116
Views: 31,781
Posted By aa73

The crew were given "some rain shower activity",...

The crew were given "some rain shower activity", not "heavy rain that has left the runway pretty much flooded with braking action poor/nil." But if it were so cut and dried, why did ATC share in the...
13th May 2014, 19:02
Replies: 116
Views: 31,781
Posted By aa73

Good questions OK465 and I am probably not able...

Good questions OK465 and I am probably not able to answer in depth as I am not an expert on ASAP.

What I can tell you is that, quite simply, a hull loss will not exclude a crew from ASAP admission...
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