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by detpilot
12 Oct 2010, 05:28
Forum: Industry News
Topic: UPS 744 Crash in Dubai
Replies: 11
Views: 13036

Re: UPS 744 Crash in Dubai

Update- Apparently the flight was full of lithium batteries. Expect tighter regulation of them in the future. Sidenote- I managed to stop by the memorial in the flight crew weather room at SDF, and it was very nice. Your lives were not lost in vain.
by detpilot
12 Oct 2010, 05:23
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: How I spent my Friday afternoon
Replies: 12
Views: 12613

Re: How I spent my Friday afternoon

Delta320 wrote:
NWADC9 wrote:I don't go to WMU. We just happen to have some of their old Cessna 172Rs that they retired when they switched to Cirruses.
Ah
I did. PM me if you have any questions.
by detpilot
14 Sep 2010, 04:44
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: How I spent my Friday afternoon
Replies: 12
Views: 12613

Re: How I spent my Friday afternoon

Goodness I've been gone too long.... CONGRATULATIONS!!!

986AV! I remember her, she had the "new colors"
by detpilot
21 May 2010, 23:32
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: New beginnings:
Replies: 9
Views: 4774

Re: New beginnings:

o you're gonna putz around the skies in your shorts AND kick *** with tanker gas?
LOL, something like that!
by detpilot
15 May 2010, 22:27
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: New beginnings:
Replies: 9
Views: 4774

New beginnings:

Gentlemen (and ladies?):

It's official-

1. I will be starting training on May 24th, to fly the Shorts 360 for air cargo carriers.

2. I have been accepted and awarded a flight slot to begin training in the KC-135 early next year.

Soon, I'll be able to say that Ali flies a "light twin." :P
by detpilot
04 May 2010, 21:11
Forum: Virtual Airline Discussion
Topic: 8 years later...
Replies: 9
Views: 4615

Re: 8 years later...

Oh yeah...I fly three-holers on the side. No biggy.
Four holers :winking:

That is interesting, though... lol. Thanks for the luck, guys!
by detpilot
04 May 2010, 09:29
Forum: Virtual Airline Discussion
Topic: 8 years later...
Replies: 9
Views: 4615

8 years later...

If I recall correctly, I joined this Virtual Airline in 2002. I was not a real life pilot at the time, and the guidance and friendship of the board members was very instrumental to me becoming a pilot. These forums (well, the last version archive anyway) have records of my first solo, private pilot ...
by detpilot
16 Apr 2010, 21:34
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: UPS 747-400 Emergency Landing
Replies: 12
Views: 6352

Re: UPS 747-400 Emergency Landing

Wait.... Aaron has a brother? And he works for UPS!?!
by detpilot
24 Mar 2010, 19:39
Forum: Non-Aviation Discussion
Topic: Lego-mania!
Replies: 9
Views: 4666

Re: Lego-mania!

Think I had that same boat!
by detpilot
11 Mar 2010, 07:51
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: ATC training
Replies: 17
Views: 9938

Re: ATC training

the PC12 The PC-12 would do fine, it's approach speed would be low since all single engine (normal category) airplanes have to stall at 61 knots or less. You guys can do 50 in the pattern?? How big's the loop? Or is there a holding pattern to sort everything out? Heaven's no, LOL, not 50 in the pat...
by detpilot
10 Mar 2010, 08:33
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: ATC training
Replies: 17
Views: 9938

Re: ATC training

It gets really interesting here at BVI when everyone's coming back from their block and there's planes in the pattern. I don't know how many planes you guys have, but come check us out on a busy day, at about 45 past the hour. 50 planes, flying at different speeds (From Cirrus/Twins at 120-100 in t...
by detpilot
07 Mar 2010, 21:49
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: ATC training
Replies: 17
Views: 9938

Re: ATC training

One of the few places where you'll see student controllers controlling student pilots in real life (and believe me, some of those kids are idiots, both in the cab and in the cockpit). There are trainee controllers all over the place- we have 2 in the tower at AZO. I tend to avoid that airport like ...
by detpilot
04 Mar 2010, 22:45
Forum: Non-Aviation Discussion
Topic: ACT Standardized Test
Replies: 15
Views: 6895

Re: ACT Standardized Test

The ACT is my friend
Mine too!
by detpilot
25 Feb 2010, 16:24
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: ZRH Airside Ops Video
Replies: 2
Views: 1353

Re: ZRH Airside Ops Video

Takes forever to load for me, but the first half is awesome! Thanks for sharing!
by detpilot
18 Feb 2010, 18:13
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: Delta B767 landing practice in BTL
Replies: 6
Views: 2252

Re: Delta B767 landing practice in BTL

That makes sense- although there is a huge maint. facility at BTL, it sure isn't a Delta one.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9 ... /KDTW/KBTL
by detpilot
18 Feb 2010, 16:37
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: Delta B767 landing practice in BTL
Replies: 6
Views: 2252

Re: Delta B767 landing practice in BTL

Any reason for them doing patterns at Battle Creek instead of somewhere else? I heard they had been doing it at other places as well, my guess for Battle Creek is that they saw the 10,000 foot runway and figured it wasn't too busy. I'm sure they would have went somewhere else if the weather had bee...
by detpilot
17 Feb 2010, 07:22
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: 2008 BA Boeing 777 Heathrow crash: Air traffic control
Replies: 3
Views: 1977

Re: 2008 BA Boeing 777 Heathrow crash: Air traffic control

Is this a normal occurrence to fly big jets on a visual approach? Short answer- Yes. The approach in use has to do with the weather and traffic conditions into the airport at the time, the aircraft type or size has no relevance. If the controllers would make a 172 fly an ILS, they'll make an A380 f...
by detpilot
17 Feb 2010, 07:20
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: Delta B767 landing practice in BTL
Replies: 6
Views: 2252

Delta B767 landing practice in BTL

So we had a Delta 767 come in for a few trips in the pattern today in Battle Creek. They picked a good day for it- icing conditions were keeping most of our fleet on the ground. I could only imagine if the weather had been good- "Delta 9984 Heavy, number 4 behind a Cirrus, cleared for touch and go.....
by detpilot
15 Feb 2010, 13:51
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: KPAE KSEA KBFI Spotting
Replies: 16
Views: 4874

Re: KPAE KSEA KBFI Spotting

Very nice!