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by BravoOne
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?
Replies: 30
Views: 1859

Re: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?

How about the final analog jets, DC-10, L-1011? Did their autopilot connect to navigation? I imagine them being advanced but no idea. Thx Yes, that generation of aircraft all had the ability to connect the autopilot to whatever independent navigation device was being used such as Omega / INS etc.. ...

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by BravoOne
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports
Replies: 35
Views: 4315

Re: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports

It's a sad state of affairs, it really is. Headed to SEA later today, will see what the scenario is there. The airlines at SEA have been bringing in food and other staples for the TSA workers as a show of support and the Port of Seattle is working with local banks and credit unions to help secure n...

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by BravoOne
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NAV database updates for airliners.
Replies: 42
Views: 1907

Re: NAV database updates for airliners.

FMS generally store 2 databases, with a changeover date. Part of the cockpit preflight and setup is to determine that the correct database is selected. In some aircraft, especially older ones, the FMS wouldn't hold a global database, so regional data is entered, and if the aircraft moves to another...

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by BravoOne
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina
Replies: 29
Views: 2937

Re: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina

Looks like Cocos (Keeling) appears in a Airbus doc that I have but not in the Boeing doc which addresses 240 + minute restrictions regarding Cat 7+ for RFSS operations. Suspect that the Airbus doc is not factoring in the 240+ minute South Polar ETOPS flight plan when they list it as an alternate.

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by BravoOne
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina
Replies: 29
Views: 2937

Re: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina

Wouldn't that depend on whether Diego Garcia is an allowed alternate? Is it? Or maybe Cocos Island is more useful -- is it an allowed alternate? I believe Diego Garcia can be used for an alternate with approvals. Cocos Island? Not sure how that would fit into any South Polar ETOPS planning as I don...

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by BravoOne
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina
Replies: 29
Views: 2937

Re: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina

Both Boeing and Airbus carefully track causes that would impact an ETOPS operation. I doubt that fuel contamination is anywhere high up on that list. Fuel icing maybe, but simple contamination here in the US, SA/LA, Europe and Asia is a pretty rare event. Can you expand on your comments?

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by BravoOne
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina
Replies: 29
Views: 2937

Re: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina

Their are multiple advisory notes regarding the opening of the cargo doors after a landing due to a possible fire. Make sure you have the trucks standing by and ready for action.

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by BravoOne
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina
Replies: 29
Views: 2937

Re: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina

May not be the answer you are looking for but a lot if not all of these two engine flights, would require a 240+ minute ETOPS operations, FAR 121.687 & .689 approval. The 747 (pax only) requires ETOPS approval beyond 180 minutes so it has the same exposure as the twins on some of those routings ...

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by BravoOne
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 3719

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

It helps when you ask a question and you can at least identify the airplane you are talking about. The G650 is a separate type and I have never seen it designated a GVI, certainly not by Gulfstream or FSI. Your dismissive attitude will not serve you well in aviation, especially when asking question...

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by BravoOne
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 3719

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

I thought I remember reading the G-VI had some sort of bleed air system for keeping the windshield clear? Done some digging on the G650 as far as I can tell the flightdeck and cabin windows are heated electrically (AD/TAT probes & EVS window too), a hydrophobic coating on the windshields in lie...

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by BravoOne
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 3719

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

Does anyone have any experience with the Gulfstream bleed air method for clearing the windshield? Is it better/worse than wipers? Bleed air? I though the "Surface Seal" water-repellent coating did the job combined with normal air flow on the G550 (maybe G660 too). I thought I remember rea...

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by BravoOne
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 3719

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

I have a little experience with the G550 and don't recall any issues. The DC8 did not have wipers and while there were negative remarks on that system, I believe it prevailed until the end of production. The Boeing Rainbow system had mixed results on the 707/727 FWIW.

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by BravoOne
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde and Atlantic Crossing
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

Re: Concorde and Atlantic Crossing

It should be noted that random routes exist within the NATS and they can be filed as such with "restrictions" imposed.

ICA0 007 N ATLANTIC AIRSPACE MANAUL has a good explanation of this.

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by BravoOne
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 3719

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

The windows have a hydrophobic coating which dissipates most, if not all of the water. Wipers actually are not much of a factor in enhancing viz except while taxing.

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by BravoOne
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smoke in the cabin
Replies: 16
Views: 2569

Re: Smoke in the cabin

I was a captain on the 747, and we had zero procedures for opening a door in flight. In the older Classics, a smoke port existed in the upper deck, but that was it. I believe the 747-8 is the first 747 that totally eliminates the smoke vent. The vent on the Classic is where the peroxcopic sextant w...

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by BravoOne
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting a new Airline
Replies: 53
Views: 5751

Re: Starting a new Airline

This must be an early April fools joke. B767-600ER?

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by BravoOne
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest loses part of stabilizer LAX-Reno 21 Dec
Replies: 35
Views: 12068

Re: Southwest loses part of stabilizer LAX-Reno 21 Dec

I know that DL does a walk around after every landing. No exceptions, and I would imagine that is SOP for all US Part 121 carriers. Check the tires, struts, leading edge, radome, pitot tubes, AOA, position lights, fluid leaks, for starters. Only takes a few minutes. Mechanics do a similar inspection.

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by BravoOne
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 7590

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

Maybe we should start another thread as this one seems to be drifting off the OP's original subject. Stratclub usually has good info in his/her posts, so nothing to be gained by disparaging the contributions. Not sure what caused his little put down of Americans but it seem to be a popular theme th...

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by BravoOne
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 7590

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

Does not save time and leaves you exposed to other failures. Boeing does not just sit back and make this tuff up without serious evaluations. There have been numerous articles to support the Boeing procedures and frankly without seeing CAL/UAL boiler plate I don't believe your statements as it is c...

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by BravoOne
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 7590

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

Maybe we should start another thread as this one seems to be drifting off the OP's original subject. Stratclub usually has good info in his/her posts, so nothing to be gained by disparaging the contributions. Not sure what caused his little put down of Americans but it seem to be a popular theme the...

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by BravoOne
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 7590

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

Does not save time and leaves you exposed to other failures. Boeing does not just sit back and make this tuff up without serious evaluations. There have been numerous articles to support the Boeing procedures and frankly without seeing CAL/UAL boiler plate I don't believe your statements as it is co...

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by BravoOne
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 7590

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

Don't think stratclub is a pilot based on his posts.

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by BravoOne
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 7590

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

Stratclub what a pompous post and certainly not in the seasonal goodwill to all spirit, if you get my drift.

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by BravoOne
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does Southwest prefer one lav in fron and one lav in back?
Replies: 18
Views: 2371

Re: Why does Southwest prefer one lav in fron and one lav in back?

Wonder what SW can't make there toilet seats stay up when placed in the vertical position? It wouldn't be Southwest if you couldn't complain about something. Now eat your pretzels quietly and stop trying to upset the other passengers. If you were on Delta you would be carried off of the aircraft fo...

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by BravoOne
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 7590

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

Antoher varition on the RTO is the use of the word "STOP" as apposed to reject. Either pilot can call it, but only the PIC can actually do it. STOP in lieu of Reject is used with multi-national crews where languages may differ. The word abort is not a Boeing term for training purposes.

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by BravoOne
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 7590

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

Boeing SOP calls for manaul deployment of the speedbrakes in the event of an RTO, followed up by reverse thrust. It's that way for a lot of years now.

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by BravoOne
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does Southwest prefer one lav in fron and one lav in back?
Replies: 18
Views: 2371

Re: Why does Southwest prefer one lav in fron and one lav in back?

Wonder what SW can't make there toilet seats stay up when placed in the vertical position?

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by BravoOne
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Noise
Replies: 15
Views: 1907

Re: Helicopter Noise

Noise ordinances, zoning ordinances, right of way, there's all sorts of local/state or other municipal rules you'd have to look into. Very good advice. The late Paul Allen wanted to land on his property on Mercer Island, WA, but the local authorities refused to let RW land anywhere on the island. H...

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by BravoOne
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 127
Views: 11145

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

Boy this topic is ripe for a locking isn't it? Why would you want to see this locked?? Did you not see the pissing contest between an experienced MD-11 pilot and an internet troll earlier? Sorry, I see nothing here but opinions based on either misinformation or experience. I have 5000 hours in the ...

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by BravoOne
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 127
Views: 11145

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

The MD-11 had severe tail strikes that the pilots didn't realize happened. More such tail strikes than others, it seems. http://avherald.com/h?article=45cb7632 Tail strike after one porpoise at MEM... go around... clear WX, 10 knot c/w. The pilots executed the prescribed "fix" .. 7 degree...

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by BravoOne
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 127
Views: 11145

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

426Shadow wrote:
Boy this topic is ripe for a locking isn't it?


Why would you want to see this locked??

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by BravoOne
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC10 engine question.
Replies: 29
Views: 4237

Re: DC10 engine question.

Thanks but I'm keenly aware of the functionality of LSAS on the original MD11 and I "think" is was revised after I had left the aircraft at the behest of FedEx. In it's original design it washed out below 100' (?) I think one of the later revisions (908), changed that algorithm in such awa...

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by BravoOne
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 178
Views: 41026

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

There won’t be much of an issue. ~15 years ago a NW DC-10 actually had an emergency diversion to Tehran. They were still able to get things checked out and pay for fuel (I think diversion was a false alarm). Plane and passengers got out. Northwest Flight 41 in June 2005 from Mumbai-Amsterdam. Yep, ...

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by BravoOne
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 127
Views: 11145

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

So here is a question. Why do you suppose FedEx had so many incidents (tail strikes), as opposed to say UPS/AA/DAL and various other operators? I know the FedEx pilots are cut from the same cloth as the others, but they seemed to have a greater amount of misfortune than some, not discounting the gre...

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by BravoOne
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC10 engine question.
Replies: 29
Views: 4237

Re: DC10 engine question.

Well, thanks for that but I’ve seen numerous DC10 /MD11 landings where reverse was selected immediately after touchdown well before the nosewheel was down The reverser levers won't unlock until ground logic is satisfied. This happens when the nosegear is on the ground. Likewise, spoilers will only ...

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by BravoOne
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For pilots that fly Supplemental ops
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: For pilots that fly Supplemental ops

You need to define Supplemental Operations. I'm confident that they are using some dispatch function, be it ARINC/Jeppesen/Universal, etc. Part 125 allows for "self dispatch" but Part 121 typically does not. If you have a contract with say Jeppesen, they can provide turnkey dispatch functi...

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by BravoOne
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 127
Views: 11145

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

This aircraft did not have the most impressive record with respect to accidents and incidents On several occasions a hard landing led to a complete failure of the main wing spar causing the aircraft to turn over with disastrous results But the DC 10, for all of its issues didn’t have this problem I...

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by BravoOne
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 127
Views: 11145

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

Yea I like VCR from the Feds MD11 at NRT where the Captain says "ridem cowboy" speaks volumes about where their mind was just before pranging it on the runway. Max you are so far out of line that you are damaging your reputation.

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by BravoOne
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 127
Views: 11145

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

The MD11 had a glass jaw did not suffer poor airmanship as well some of the aircraft of it's time. I welcome 747 Whale's perspective and am a little amazed at Max's remarks.

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by BravoOne
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC10 engine question.
Replies: 29
Views: 4237

Re: DC10 engine question.

Well, thanks for that but I’ve seen numerous DC10 /MD11 landings where reverse was selected immediately after touchdown well before the nosewheel was down The reverser levers won't unlock until ground logic is satisfied. This happens when the nosegear is on the ground. Likewise, spoilers will only ...

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by BravoOne
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 127
Views: 11145

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

There's a lot of misinformation in this thread, mostly promulgated by those who clearly have zero MD11 experience (and some who don't appear to be pilots at all). The center gear does not cause bounced landings, nor does it cause crashes. The aircraft can be landed with or without the center gear e...

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by BravoOne
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 8688

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

Actually exactly my point. Where does Bill Gates need to hussle to when his Indian CEO is taking care of business. He can just relax and enjoy life, no need to hassle to university lectures on a bizjet. Where does the Steve Jobs widow need to hussle to? Paris for shopping? She can find the exact sa...

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by BravoOne
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 8688

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

how well do companies like netjets do? can they really afford the hundreds of jets they need? I flew for a guy that had eight separate NJ contracts, plus his own Global, Gulfstream and a couple of Boeings The NJ contracts all came through companies that he purchased over a couple years. I once aske...

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by BravoOne
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twin Otter Friction Knob
Replies: 15
Views: 2700

Re: Twin Otter Friction Knob

Please name a few aircraft with AT and friction locks installed? I can't recall any at the moment.

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by BravoOne
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RB211 Not Standard for Cargo Ops?
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: RB211 Not Standard for Cargo Ops?

As I recall....the original UPS 757's were PW powered and later they switched to RR. Some better get hold them and report his error.

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by BravoOne
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Questions (up & down movement)
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: Landing Questions (up & down movement)

All the above is true, unless your a Navy carrier pilot, then you just dive it on with little or no flare:)

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by BravoOne
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twin Otter Friction Knob
Replies: 15
Views: 2700

Re: Twin Otter Friction Knob

Did you fly the Stratocruiser ? ! Never flew the B377 Stratocruiser, but did fly the Boeing C97 in the California ANG, VNY (146th). My Airman Cert says B377 on it. One of the Squadron Commanders was an FAA examiner so most of the pilots would snag a type rating after 500 hours or so. Went through t...

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by BravoOne
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twin Otter Friction Knob
Replies: 15
Views: 2700

Re: Twin Otter Friction Knob

The condition (prop) levers on the DH6 will also feather the propeller once moved fully aft (through the detents). The red levers in the initial post's photo are the fuel on/off levers. I don't recall any friction locks on the B377:) Did you fly the Stratocruiser ? ! Never flew the B377 Stratocruis...

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by BravoOne
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twin Otter Friction Knob
Replies: 15
Views: 2700

Re: Twin Otter Friction Knob

Yikes! wrote:
The condition (prop) levers on the DH6 will also feather the propeller once moved fully aft (through the detents). The red levers in the initial post's photo are the fuel on/off levers.


I don't recall any friction locks on the B377:)

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