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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 02-03-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,817
Posted By N9103M
Flaps 35 is a normal landing flap setting for the...

Flaps 35 is a normal landing flap setting for the DC-10/MD-10 as is Flaps 50.

Looking at the video they were at Flaps 22 and when they selected Flaps 35 the gear unsafe warning went off (which...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 07-08-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By N9103M
As a brand, it will remain independant. But the...

As a brand, it will remain independant. But the employee groups, flying, etc. will be integrated with Republic. Just a d/b/a Midwest.
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 07-06-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By N9103M
RW and YX will be merged.

RW and YX will be merged.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-22-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,358
Posted By N9103M
The flap/slat fail is a huge nuisance on the 170....

The flap/slat fail is a huge nuisance on the 170. Very poor design and during winter months, we may get 5-6 in a week span.
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 05-07-2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By N9103M
So what from that article lead you to believe...

So what from that article lead you to believe that the Airbus had enough forward visibility to see the 737 and make that wild assumption?
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 05-03-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By N9103M
There is no need for FAA approval. The...

There is no need for FAA approval.

The America West certificate is alive and well on the west side and using the "Cactus" callsign.

The US Airways Certificate is alive in the east and will...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 05-02-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,887
Posted By N9103M
Definatey an ASA ATR from behind... Wow,...

Definatey an ASA ATR from behind...

Wow, what an illusion! I was on the UAV thought process too!
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 03-20-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By N9103M
In August 2006, when UPS closed the Dayton, OH...

In August 2006, when UPS closed the Dayton, OH heavy freight sort operation that they had bought from Menlo Worldwide Forwarding, it essentially put Express.Net and Custom Air Transport out of...
Forum: The Briefing Room 01-05-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By N9103M
Another vote for DME. Not to mention many marker...

Another vote for DME. Not to mention many marker beacons are on thier way out anyway, it's a dying technology.

If you look through the NOTAMS, you'll see that lots of them are being decomissioned.
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion 12-31-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By N9103M
Yes, about 2 years ago.

Yes, about 2 years ago.
Forum: The Briefing Room 12-10-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,452
Posted By N9103M
The NWA DC-9's have no FMS/GPS. The...

The NWA DC-9's have no FMS/GPS.

The green-screen box that looks like an FMS is actually the ACARS.
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion 12-09-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By N9103M
But what he says is true....in Multiplayer mode...

But what he says is true....in Multiplayer mode my FPS were much better than in Single Player mode.
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 10-05-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,036
Posted By N9103M
This bears repeating. There are plenty of...

This bears repeating.

There are plenty of charts out there that specifically state how highways/buildings/etc. can be mistaken for runways at night.
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-20-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,031
Posted By N9103M
Not quite true, US has is still a few months away...

Not quite true, US has is still a few months away from the last pilot who has to take it or leave it. It is close though.

They also have around 100 furloughed pilots that are currently flying...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-20-2007, 02:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,031
Posted By N9103M
PSA smiles are put on the airplane that an ex-PSA...

PSA smiles are put on the airplane that an ex-PSA pilot flys on his/her retirement flight.

A nice gesture.
Forum: The Briefing Room 09-03-2007, 01:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By N9103M
As far as VR is concerned, it varies dependent on...

As far as VR is concerned, it varies dependent on weight and takeoff flap position.

All the contributing factors you described (Runway Length, Contamination, etc.) have more effect on V1 speed...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 08-07-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By N9103M
There is a company there that does ultra-VIP...

There is a company there that does ultra-VIP retrofits, probably a test flight.

I know the Kingdom Holdings 747-400 was there at one point as well.
Forum: The Briefing Room 07-24-2007, 01:51 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 96,429
Posted By N9103M
Convair 580

Convair 580
Forum: The Briefing Room 07-23-2007, 01:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By N9103M
That might be the case in Australia or other...

That might be the case in Australia or other parts of the world, but that's very far from the norm. here in the USA.

Southwest Airlines is the only airline that requires you to be type rated as a...
Forum: The Briefing Room 07-22-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By N9103M
The company pays for it, then the "SIC only"...

The company pays for it, then the "SIC only" restriction is dropped. You usually also get your Airline Transport Pilot certificate when you upgrade as well if you don't already have it.
Forum: The Briefing Room 07-22-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By N9103M
Type ratings are expensive! I saw the bills...

Type ratings are expensive!

I saw the bills for my Shorts and Falcon 20 types (They were outsourced to Flight Safety and Simuflite respectively)

The Shorts was $10,000 and the Falcon 20 was...
Forum: The Briefing Room 04-10-2007, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By N9103M
Airports can apply for an exemption if there is...

Airports can apply for an exemption if there is enough petition from the operators. When I was based in Toledo, the ATC sent a memo to our company asking if we would like to petition the FAA for an...
Forum: The Briefing Room 03-26-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 96,429
Posted By N9103M
Wing on the left main gear door....

Wing on the left main gear door....
Forum: The Briefing Room 03-25-2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 96,429
Posted By N9103M
That was quick.... 727 it is....all yours!

That was quick....

727 it is....all yours!
Forum: The Briefing Room 03-25-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 96,429
Posted By N9103M
Here it is....have fun! ...

Here it is....have fun!

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/2108/namethatplaneam7.jpg
Forum: The Briefing Room 03-21-2007, 01:50 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 96,429
Posted By N9103M
Atr 42/72

Atr 42/72
Forum: The Briefing Room 02-12-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By N9103M
No such rule in the USA. However I have flown for...

No such rule in the USA. However I have flown for companies that limit the number of legs per day, that's usually included in the pilot's union contract.

Under Part 121 Domestic/Flag operations...
Forum: The Briefing Room 01-29-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By N9103M
At my company we work a 16 day on 16 day off...

At my company we work a 16 day on 16 day off schedule. And we are home based, which means we are airlined from our home airport (DTW in my case) to wherever our trip starts.

A typical line at my...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 01-24-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By N9103M
Well if the talks go south, then they'll cancel....

Well if the talks go south, then they'll cancel. If UPS gets the terms it wants, then I'd assume the order will stand. Like they said, they've made no descision.
Forum: The Briefing Room 01-19-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By N9103M
It's not a 747-400 at all, except for the larger...

It's not a 747-400 at all, except for the larger CF-6 engines. It is still a straight -200. 3-man cockpit and all.

I would imagine AF1 flys around pretty light for a 747, so if you rotated quickly...
Forum: The Briefing Room 01-07-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By N9103M
This is the FD-109, note the F/D Control Panel on...

This is the FD-109, note the F/D Control Panel on the right side of the pedestal the the lower right of the radar. You can see the F/D in view on the ADI.

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This is the FD-108,...
Forum: The Briefing Room 01-07-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By N9103M
Just alleviate confusion later on, I'd reccomend...

Just alleviate confusion later on, I'd reccomend just using one every now and then, just to keep your skills sharp on it. So when you're in a bind flying a turbulent approach to mins you can have it...
Forum: The Briefing Room 01-07-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By N9103M
Every F/D I had used in aviation was a single cue...

Every F/D I had used in aviation was a single cue V-Bar type up until I got hired to fly the 727. The simulator we used was the Delta 727 sim in Atlanta. Thier sim was a dual cue crosshair type...
Forum: The Briefing Room 01-06-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By N9103M
Hmmm....new freight dog, calling F/D's overrated....

Hmmm....new freight dog, calling F/D's overrated. Well F/D's have drug my fatigued ass out of a hole when I have had to shoot approaches down to dead nuts minimums after a 16 hour duty day. Assuming...
Forum: The Briefing Room 01-06-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By N9103M
Most likely because the L-1011 didn't have a need...

Most likely because the L-1011 didn't have a need for them. whereas the 747-400 did.

Comparing a Lockheed and a Boeing is like apples and oranges.
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 12-29-2006, 02:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,370
Posted By N9103M
Sorry, ERAU makes enough in tuition and is...

Sorry, ERAU makes enough in tuition and is heavily insured. They don't need any support. I'm sorry some flight students will experience a delay in thier flight training, but if they're choosing...
Forum: The Briefing Room 12-28-2006, 04:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,075
Posted By N9103M
727-200 F/O I used to fly a Falcon 20 and...

727-200 F/O

I used to fly a Falcon 20 and Shorts 330/360's on the side for my previous employer, but decided the money wasn't worth the loss of time off.
Forum: The Briefing Room 12-19-2006, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By N9103M
Are you talking about water injection?

Are you talking about water injection?
Forum: The Briefing Room 12-17-2006, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,701
Posted By N9103M
At my airline, I start all 3 engines and read the...

At my airline, I start all 3 engines and read the Before Start, After Start, and Securing checklists. I have 3 "flows" I must accomplish for various checklist items.

When I fly (Pretty much 50% of...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 12-17-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By N9103M
Delta bought Western in 1985. They bought...

Delta bought Western in 1985. They bought specific routes from Pan Am in the late 80's/early 90's.

Delta did not buy Eastern's ATL hub. Delta already had an extensive hub operation in ATL...
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