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Oct 1, 20, 1:04 pm
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Views: 135,517
Posted By Down3Green

I'm not sure I understand your question, so I...

I'm not sure I understand your question, so I apologize. I will say that in other eras of multiple Displacements (9-11, bankruptcy, post 2008 recession) there were examples of pilots getting...
Oct 1, 20, 11:36 am
Replies: 646
Views: 135,517
Posted By Down3Green

They don't do it voluntarily. From time to time...

They don't do it voluntarily. From time to time the airline will hold positional bids where pilots can bid to move to their desired plane or base or seat (i.e. Captain or FO). When times are good and...
Feb 16, 20, 9:29 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By Down3Green

No Delta pilot worked an LAX DCA LAX, at least...

No Delta pilot worked an LAX DCA LAX, at least not in a single duty period. That's got to be at least 11 hours block and FAR 117 limits are either 8 or 9 hours block depending on report time. You...
Feb 14, 20, 2:14 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 8,718
Posted By Down3Green

Deer Park is actual spring water. Dasani is...

Deer Park is actual spring water. Dasani is "Purified Water" (Pepsi's Auqafina is also 'purified')
Feb 14, 20, 1:43 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 8,718
Posted By Down3Green

Uh, because it's a Coca Cola brand and most...

Uh, because it's a Coca Cola brand and most airlines carry Coca Cola products?
Feb 8, 20, 2:25 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,156
Posted By Down3Green

These numbers come straight from Section 3 of the...

These numbers come straight from Section 3 of the Pilot's Working Agreement....i.e. The Contract. That's why the Profit Sharing program looks the way that it does, because it is contractually...
Jan 12, 20, 6:11 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 18,645
Posted By Down3Green

ASAP is the Aviation Safety Action Program and it...

ASAP is the Aviation Safety Action Program and it is a voluntary self reporting system that is a collaboration between the FAA, the Certificate holder (airline), and the pilot's union. It is both...
Jan 12, 20, 4:36 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 18,645
Posted By Down3Green

Assuming that both pilots participated in the...

Assuming that both pilots participated in the ASAP program and properly filed their reports, there will be no FAA enforcement action. There will undoubtedly be some retraining/counseling within the...
Nov 26, 19, 9:20 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,741
Posted By Down3Green

I sat in 26E earlier today and it has excellent...

I sat in 26E earlier today and it has excellent legroom, far more than I needed. As someone above mentioned, the young lady in 27F was easily able to walk from her seat through row 26 to the lav...
Nov 3, 19, 11:39 am
Replies: 107
Views: 18,279
Posted By Down3Green

I'm always amused whenever the subject of unions...

I'm always amused whenever the subject of unions shows up on this forum. The majority of the time we have no shortage of threads discussing how Delta nickel and dimed a poster out of their just...
Sep 18, 19, 10:58 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 25,933
Posted By Down3Green

If the article is to be believed, they went from...

If the article is to be believed, they went from FL390 to 10000 in 6 minutes. That's nearly 5000 fpm. What kind of rate of descent were you hoping for?
Jul 31, 19, 8:38 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By Down3Green

KBOS 311954Z 22043G64KT 1/4SM R04R/1800V6000FT...

KBOS 311954Z 22043G64KT 1/4SM R04R/1800V6000FT +TSRA BKN021CB BKN045 BKN140 BKN250 24/17 A3001 RMK AO2 PK WND 21064/1953 WSHFT 1907 LTG DSNT ALQDS RAB09 TSE1858B01 SLP160 OCNL LTGICCCCG ALQD TS ALQDS...
Aug 14, 18, 8:18 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By Down3Green

As others have mentioned, there were winds out of...

As others have mentioned, there were winds out of the east today with a warm air mass and that equals a marine layer with off and on dense fog. Looking at the Metars (NWS weather observations) for...
Apr 9, 18, 12:28 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 8,969
Posted By Down3Green

I realize that it won't make you happy, but...

I realize that it won't make you happy, but Jeff767 is undoubtedly correct. As a courtesy to the F/As, the GA will often keep the last row in coach open. Obviously if the flight is full, those seats...
Feb 12, 18, 10:16 am
Replies: 125
Views: 63,269
Posted By Down3Green

Sure, it's possible, but fairly rare. Payload...

Sure, it's possible, but fairly rare. Payload Optimization tends to fall into two instances: One is when trying to protect max landing weight on bad weather days at destination that require distant...
Feb 12, 18, 10:06 am
Replies: 125
Views: 63,269
Posted By Down3Green

Your numbers are pretty good there. A 319 that...

Your numbers are pretty good there. A 319 that was loaded with pax and cargo at close to its Max Zero Fuel Weight would have to land with not much more than 8000 lbs of fuel to be under MLW. But I...
Feb 12, 18, 9:29 am
Replies: 125
Views: 63,269
Posted By Down3Green

You can't dispatch a flight that is planned to...

You can't dispatch a flight that is planned to arrive at destination over it's Max Landing Weight. Doesn't matter what kind of range the jet has or how much fuel it can carry.. On a day like...
Nov 6, 17, 9:36 am
Replies: 78
Views: 14,736
Posted By Down3Green

From the Holy book of the FAA, Chapter 121:...

From the Holy book of the FAA, Chapter 121: Discuss amongst yourselves
Sep 10, 17, 9:56 am
Replies: 54
Views: 5,777
Posted By Down3Green

Autoland is meant to be used in foggy but...

Autoland is meant to be used in foggy but otherwise relatively calm conditions. Many autoland systems have a crosswind limitation of around 15 knots, making them all but useless in the...
Aug 11, 17, 10:40 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 5,447
Posted By Down3Green

Delta didn't put the crewmembers on Spirit. They...

Delta didn't put the crewmembers on Spirit. They put themselves on Spirit. They were undoubtedly just commuting from their base in ATL to their home in Dallas after their trip was done. Almost all...
Jul 31, 17, 11:46 am
Replies: 101,002
Views: 6,795,929
Posted By Down3Green

Missing a Diamond tag?

Can't think of where else to post this, but during a preflight walkaround in ATL today, I found a Diamond 2 million miler luggage tag. It's a little dinged up and was probably run over by a baggage...
Jul 25, 17, 9:57 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,065
Posted By Down3Green

Just so you sound cool in the future, the term we...

Just so you sound cool in the future, the term we use is "Brake Chatter" and it's incredibly common on the Maddog
Jul 13, 17, 2:51 pm
Replies: 90
Views: 17,828
Posted By Down3Green

Just a little view from the inside....Delta (and...

Just a little view from the inside....Delta (and all the airlines, I'm sure) understand the solemn responsibility of transporting military remains. There is actually a section in our Flight Ops...
Jun 12, 17, 6:45 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 4,653
Posted By Down3Green

As I'm sure you know, checklists in airline...

As I'm sure you know, checklists in airline operations follow a "Challenge" and "Response" format. While the actual Challenges and Responses vary from model to model and airline to airline, a fairly...
Jun 11, 17, 10:37 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 4,653
Posted By Down3Green

While you are technically correct, over the past...

While you are technically correct, over the past few years ATC at ATL has come up with a procedure under certain circumstances that accomplishes an expedited runway crossing for the southern complex....
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