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18th Oct 2022, 19:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,942
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Austrian Airlines NTR FO E195

Austrian is hiring...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Sep 2022, 09:56
Replies: 47
Views: 6,499
Posted By Alpine Flyer

I do know that and wasn‘t asking for a total...

I do know that and wasn‘t asking for a total redesign. I‘m just wondering why even gradual improvements that won‘t exceed the differences allowed for variants or CCQ are absent from the 320 series....
Forum: Tech Log
25th Sep 2022, 21:45
Replies: 14
Views: 11,658
Posted By Alpine Flyer

ICAO has acknowledged the error in the meantime...

ICAO has acknowledged the error in the meantime but given the glacial pace of publication it might take a few more years for a corrected version to reach the public.
Forum: Tech Log
25th Sep 2022, 21:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
Posted By Alpine Flyer

For a brief time we had to use an E170 simulator...

For a brief time we had to use an E170 simulator when the E190 wasn't available for technical reasons. I was astonished that the 170 had higher approach speeds than the 190 for identical weights...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Sep 2022, 21:34
Replies: 47
Views: 6,499
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Because better is the enemy of good and better...

Because better is the enemy of good and better stuff has been invented in the meantime?
Thanks for all the replies. It seems there's no business case for an upgrade and those who want the bleeding...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Sep 2022, 08:52
Replies: 47
Views: 6,499
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Question Why is there no "new flight deck option" for the A320 series?

While Airbus is selling a "new engine option" for the A320 series all these shiny NEO birds come with a flight deck that would not startle a pilot rated in the first A320 delivered over 30 years ago....
4th Sep 2022, 09:55
Replies: 32
Views: 9,514
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Of course you do pay attention to the ITT limit...

Of course you do pay attention to the ITT limit on start but how often does it really move even close to that? I must have watched almost several thousand PT-6 start sequences and maybe had one or...
3rd Sep 2022, 20:38
Replies: 32
Views: 9,514
Posted By Alpine Flyer

I thought the same when a teenager tried to steal...

I thought the same when a teenager tried to steal a King Air a couple of years ago (https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/teen-arrested-for-stealing-king-air/) but it's actually quite easy to find out....
3rd Jul 2022, 11:34
Replies: 66
Views: 24,588
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Once had a MUC-INN charter transporting the most...

Once had a MUC-INN charter transporting the most important baggage of a small group arriving on a private 747. We basically stuffed the whole cabin and hold of a 50-seater with stuff as ridiculous as...
20th Jun 2022, 06:48
Replies: 91
Views: 54,899
Posted By Alpine Flyer

How can time to command be 15 years for a company...

How can time to command be 15 years for a company that isn’t even that old?
18th Jun 2022, 21:31
Replies: 102
Views: 40,481
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Unfortunately a lot of pilots believe themselves...

Unfortunately a lot of pilots believe themselves to be too clever and/or are too cheap to join a union. We're even worse in the European theatre where ECA is fighting valiantly but with a lot less...
30th May 2022, 19:53
Replies: 61
Views: 26,038
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Controlled rest is a contingency procedure and...

Controlled rest is a contingency procedure and should not be used to plan otherwise unsafe duties. It is not only the duration but also the time of day and the sequence of duties that matters. There...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd May 2022, 20:40
Replies: 65
Views: 10,297
Posted By Alpine Flyer

IMHO the main reasons airlines go for...

IMHO the main reasons airlines go for manufacturer's checklists rather than own procedures are money saved on devising and revising own procedures and reducing liability. If line crews have to put up...
13th May 2022, 17:30
Replies: 81
Views: 37,077
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Great job by both passenger and...

Great job by both passenger and controller-instructor.

As for the difficulty, I did "sim experience" flights during otherwise unused A320 simulator slots a while ago. Those were sold to the public...
Forum: Tech Log
5th May 2022, 17:23
Replies: 12
Views: 2,633
Posted By Alpine Flyer

I read about the SR-71 and was baffled how that...

I read about the SR-71 and was baffled how that was achieved with 1960s technologgy,
Forum: ATC Issues
1st May 2022, 22:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Still used in less busy places and/or at less...

Still used in less busy places and/or at less busy times even in Central Europe. Even more so towards the East. EGPWS limits usability in mountainous terrain. Italy seems to prohibit them at all...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Apr 2022, 21:14
Replies: 12
Views: 2,633
Posted By Alpine Flyer

A bit OT but Honeywell is testing star tracking...

A bit OT but Honeywell is testing star tracking and magnetic field anomaly as an alternative to GPS. I'd also suppose that general improvements in electronics will allow RLG INS to gain accuracy...
29th Apr 2022, 21:03
Replies: 38
Views: 15,019
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Even when taking some extra, something like gear...

Even when taking some extra, something like gear troubles or an electrical fault resulting in degraded approach capability (or anything requiring some checklist work) can result in such a scenario. I...
17th Apr 2022, 20:23
Replies: 38
Views: 15,019
Posted By Alpine Flyer

It is interesting that this comes wrapped in...

It is interesting that this comes wrapped in green. It's of course easier to authorise reduced fuel reserves than to introduce free-route "direct to" airspace over all of Europe (which works great...
9th Apr 2022, 20:56
Replies: 51
Views: 8,216
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Nuclear proliferation ...

Nuclear proliferation ...
4th Apr 2022, 16:01
Replies: 46
Views: 9,433
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Not flattering to the aircraft but at least only...

Not flattering to the aircraft but at least only half eurowhite....the umbrella theme reference seems a bit far-fetched, these days umbrellas are probably more likely to carry some kind of...
4th Apr 2022, 14:41
Replies: 20
Views: 2,423
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Looking at some liveries, those aren't even...

Looking at some liveries, those aren't even visualized on all sizes of airplane before being applied. What might look great on a big plane because the windows are small in relation to the lettering...
3rd Apr 2022, 13:49
Replies: 16
Views: 4,456
Posted By Alpine Flyer

OT, but our main problem in Europe is...

OT, but our main problem in Europe is Organization/Unionisation. Far too few pilots are unionised and even the unions of those who are often don't spend enough money/attention/lobbying power in...
3rd Apr 2022, 07:27
Replies: 16
Views: 4,456
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Is that 5/4 valid for all airlines under the...

Is that 5/4 valid for all airlines under the RYanair brand? I don’t think the Lauda guys had that.

Don‘t really understand your 2000/79 calculation. It says 96 days off plus 4 weeks vacation...
2nd Apr 2022, 20:18
Replies: 16
Views: 4,456
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Unfortunately there isn‘t much choice on that...

Unfortunately there isn‘t much choice on that route. It‘s Ryanair or Sky Express, maybe Aegean.
2nd Apr 2022, 16:52
Replies: 16
Views: 4,456
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Not trying to recommend or endorse this operation...

Not trying to recommend or endorse this operation in any way, but apparently there are places that are even worse, where you are without guaranteed minimum pay during the low season. My main concern...
1st Apr 2022, 21:07
Replies: 16
Views: 4,456
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Thanks for the info. 2200 is not a lot but at...

Thanks for the info. 2200 is not a lot but at least you don’t starve in low season. Interesting how you can get away with rostering for 2-3 days only when EASA rules require 14 days in advance. High...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Apr 2022, 17:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,738
Posted By Alpine Flyer

That was purely a matter of airload vs. hydraulic...

That was purely a matter of airload vs. hydraulic pressure. At higher speeds the air pressure on the barn doors would match the hydraulic pressure pushing them out at less than full extension. Can't...
1st Apr 2022, 17:03
Replies: 16
Views: 4,456
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Sky Express anyone?

Any information about Sky Express (Greece) would be appreciated. Not that I want to leave my Alpine roost unless forced to, but would prefer not to send a family member on an airline that is dubious...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Jan 2022, 20:47
Replies: 3
Views: 1,623
Posted By Alpine Flyer

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1501x571/3d170668_63c3_47f5_924b_d9d803817dc3_7b45d36a51465bfcd1957af5dfa92a639720ca50.jpeg

Central European Mainline carrier. Rule getting...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jan 2022, 06:47
Replies: 2,085
Views: 1,513,345
Posted By Alpine Flyer

There are various sources on the web that claim...

There are various sources on the web that claim varying Mach/supersonic time restrictions for the the Pepsi-branded Concorde, mainly based on the inability/reduced capability of the dark livery to...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Nov 2021, 08:44
Replies: 20
Views: 8,705
Posted By Alpine Flyer

The carbon footprint of regular business jets is...

The carbon footprint of regular business jets is increasingly criticized, so flying around in something that’s bound to emit even more for a speed advantage is not going to endear you to the public....
Forum: Tech Log
28th Oct 2021, 08:57
Replies: 17
Views: 7,428
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Denti Airlines probably don’t opt for them...

Denti

Airlines probably don’t opt for them to save money….just the way they don’t buy other stuff that would enhance safety but is not mandatory. On the A220 most buyers seem to opt for them,...
Forum: Questions
26th Sep 2021, 20:26
Replies: 14
Views: 4,139
Posted By Alpine Flyer

Typhoon Tripacer Would you be able to...

Typhoon Tripacer

Would you be able to provide a link?
Forum: Questions
26th Sep 2021, 20:25
Replies: 14
Views: 4,139
Posted By Alpine Flyer

As protection for vaccinated people is not 100%...

As protection for vaccinated people is not 100% and the probability of unvaccinated people being contracting Covid and being more contagious than vaccinated people is high, all pilots and cabin crew...
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