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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 124
Views: 11218

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

And, you’re a lawyer smarter than Mueller’s group who have yet to find anything remotely chargeable?. Manafort’s had been in Mueller’s sights for years while at the FBI, but couldn’t get a US attorney to charge him. I’m definitely NOT a Trump fan, but I’m not running around convicting someone who ha...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Effect of wind on the ground?
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Effect of wind on the ground?

It takes a hecka of a wind to effect taxiing.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aircraft continually speed up, then slow back down within a short time?
Replies: 8
Views: 1377

Re: Why do aircraft continually speed up, then slow back down within a short time?

Tartarus wrote:
keesje wrote:
As said height / ILS track is managed by thrust, keeping IAS constant.

Not on a jet. Thrust controls speed, and pitch controls glidepath.


Don’t tell that to a carrier pilot!

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 124
Views: 11218

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

I don’t just count on it, I know it Hoping for it does not mean its a sure thing. I didnt state I was hoping he’ll go to prison I said I know it When you wake up and realize you’re being played you’ll know it as well I’m quite awake. You do realize not one person other than himself in America on No...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 124
Views: 11218

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Not only that, but any transaction in US funds goes thru the SWIFT system and can be stopped by the US Bank of New York.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 124
Views: 11218

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Pardon my ignorance, but what gives the US the authority to put an almost worldwide embargo on a country? Same thing happens with Cuba. It's not like the Cold War is still going on, is it? We actually do NOT have any such power. The USG has just said US businesses cannot conduct business with forei...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 124
Views: 11218

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Max Q wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I wouldn’t count on that!

GF



I don’t just count on it, I know it


And, how is it you know the future? Time traveling, perhaps?

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Re: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets

Apparently, the Blues have extra budget money to get tanker support. Navy is usually pretty tight on funds. Yes, the receiver does pay unless the tanker unit has “O&M” training time. I’d guess the -10 was at the show and returning to McGuire, so likely training time. Nice show Abbotsford!

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Boeing hold a grudge against Pratt & Whitney?
Replies: 18
Views: 1064

Re: Do Boeing hold a grudge against Pratt & Whitney?

Erebus,

The installation shortcomings in the 737 probably preclude offering both engines. The mounting would have to very different to accommodate the GTF’s larger fan.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines To Order Irkut MC-21
Replies: 19
Views: 3153

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines To Order Irkut MC-21

Well, the Russians will take rubbles.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 124
Views: 11218

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

I wouldn’t count on that!

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Re: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets

Yeah, the extra range might eliminate a few fuel stops flying to show in North America, but that’s hardly an huge deal—there are plenty of bases and they VIP treatment. And about two hours in a fighter droning is enough. I did a 10.2 in an A-10. The show schedule tries to avoid long legs between ven...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business jet topic
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Business jet topic

They’re coming close—G650ER markets at 7500nm and the G7500 arriving late this year is advertising 7700nm. Problems are limited space for crew rest on 17 hour flights, is there a real need for one. Frankly having flown Globals worldwide for 12 years, 11-12 hour range is perfect—tech stop, change cre...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Re: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets

Nothing beat the Phantom show! Larger and far noisier than Hornets.

Ferry flights shouldn’t be any different, the E/F have similar ranges and if an C/D needed tanker support, so will the new ones. They’ll be in-service fleet frames reassigned the Blues.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 124
Views: 11218

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Seeing how the US and the rest of the world are increasingly at odds over the Iran question, I think Iran will probably be able to get some more Airbus a/c if nothing else to demonstrate EU commitment to the nuclear deal as they spent so much time negotiating it and still want Iran to abide by it. ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Wasn’t a Learjet, but why let facts enter the story. It was a Citation, but I suppose on a.net all small planes are Piper Cubs or Learjets.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 crosswind T/O and Landing
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: 767 crosswind T/O and Landing

WRT Landing, yes you need to put your butt a bit on the upwind side. With the gear about 120’ aft of you, with 6⁰ of crab angle, the gear is 12’ downwind of the centerline, if you track the centerline. Probably not enough to effect the CDI, but who watches it in the last 200’?

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 124
Views: 11218

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Seeing how the US and the rest of the world are increasingly at odds over the Iran question, I think Iran will probably be able to get some more Airbus a/c if nothing else to demonstrate EU commitment to the nuclear deal as they spent so much time negotiating it and still want Iran to abide by it. ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Utah Man Crashes Plane into Own Home after Domestic Dispute
Replies: 21
Views: 5960

Re: Utah Man Crashes Plane into Own Home after Domestic Dispute

Security experts over at the SEA QX thread, any ideas to stop this one?

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

A transport category plane is certified for +2.5G/-0.5, a loop or barrel roll is quite possible within +2.5G especially in a light and overpowered Q400. A barrel roll, even a sloppy one, shouldn’t involve negative G. The “weapons secure” call is just confirmation all switchology is safed. On alert, ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities
Replies: 23
Views: 3123

Re: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities

Have they figured out how to depart planes under IMC yet? Last I was there, two years gone, you had to have VMC.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities
Replies: 23
Views: 3123

Re: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities

Hard to imagine runway expansion, not that much room and the current runway is not that long. Mostly business aircraft there.



Gf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Emergency Descent Mode has been a bizjet feature for, at least, 15 years. The Collins Fusion suite added pilot initiation in addition to automatic function. The pilot lifts the guardrail, presses EDM and it’s headed downhill. Just add spoilers, but they maybe auto in the A220.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Types
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: 737 Types

The numbers to the right of the hyphen are Boeing codes for who the original buyer was.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5M Makes Nose-Up Landing
Replies: 14
Views: 1434

Re: C-5M Makes Nose-Up Landing

Gear extension and retraction procedures are simulated to death, surpassed only by one and two engine out training. It’s not hard, but both engineers and a pilot need to be patient and work thru the -1 procedure for the failure. Rushing it, failing to do each step in order or misidentifying the fail...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Remote access and reporting is a maintenance function, not a control function. So, yes, Boeing and the engine builder has remote access, but can’t control the plane.


Gf

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Yes, the FDR and CVR should have been recording, assuming he didn’t trip the breakers.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?
Replies: 39
Views: 5332

Re: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?

The RAF flew Comet 4s, as Nimrods, until not too long ago, so I’d say they lasted for a good while. And, I’ve been deafened by their take-offs around the world.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Those very workarounds suggested open the way for these events. As controlling the airspace, the pilot, not ATC, is legally in control of the plane. If you give ATC the means to stop the aircraft movement, you have effectively broken that responsibility and moved the problem to the controller.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I think the first casualty will be the many Youtube videos detailing a 'cold & dark' engine start. You could literally memorise most of it or have it on an iPad. Should cockpit doors be locked on the ground too? If you watch the videos it is an extensive process following the checklist to go fr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

This code is dumb on stilts. The guy here was tow-qualified, so he’d have to have the codes to perform his job. Why do you think ATC is more reliable than the airline’s employees? How is ATC going to control about 20,000 airplanes? In the end, we have to trust somebody with potentially dangerous to...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 3217

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

And that's exactly the problem. If he wouldn't have to fear for his job, this might never have happened. At some point, fearing for one’s job IS rational—there are disqualifing illnesses, injuries and performance deficiencies. If we say people won’t fear for their employment, we’ll have to keep unq...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do you need to have an engine logbook when you have aircraft logbook already?
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Why do you need to have an engine logbook when you have aircraft logbook already?

Two different pieces of equipment—the engine has it own set of limits, different certification and production certificates. The engine can be removed, replaced or have an AD against.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 3217

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

But. It was hijacked by an employee who was approved on the airside. Hijacked or stolen are pretty much the same thing. There are many stories similar to these—an RAF mechanic took a Lightning out for a ride once. My point wasn’t that everyone should be examined before flight, just that similar even...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I'm really pleased to see the professionalism and deep thought it appears many have taken in regards to this situation. This gent said a lot of things, and we all know they are true. This industry have treated employees so badly for so long. It used to be a goo career, and many still make it their ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Having been both a first responder and an USAF attack pilot in the past, I pretty sure they have that outcome in mind every time they’re scrambled. You’re not ordered to launch with, “it’s nothing this time, but we have send you”. Firefighters, police and fighter pilots have killed on “easy” call ou...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

It really doesn’t matter to the F-15 pilots; every intercept is a high-stress, well orchestrated plan that might, and has, resulted in tragedy. Remember Payne Stewart’s plane, Helios, 9/11.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Gawd, BBD did simplify things in the Global. BATT-ON, momentarily select APU to START, then release to RUN; select both engine switches to RUN. Do those in order and you have running airplane without other actions. The FADECs will only start the engines in sequence; air is all automatic. Now, settin...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 3217

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

The problem is that psychological evaluations are highly prone to both Type I errors (false positives) and Type II errors (false negatives). The only way to reduce (but not eliminate) those is to make the evaluations very lengthy. At this point you are talking about hundreds or thousands of dollars...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

If its even remotely possible to say something positive about this, I bet BBD is anxious to get their hands on the data recorders so they can see exactly how much force the plane can handle - he did a lot of maneuvers you don't put those planes in. I think some of the BBD test pilots have already d...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

How does a Customer Service agent know how to start, taxi, take off in … and fly a plane like that? Very easy to find the basic procedures for starting and taking off, after that with suicide in mind, it’s just risk taking and some sim practice. I’ve had my secretary land the C-5 sim after flying i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

As if a plane, once shot down, won’t crash into the very populace you presume to be protecting. Orders to fire are clearly defined and accountable. I do tend agree that, by shooting him down, it might be a disincentive for copycats, knowing doing so is a death sentence. But, do we need this disincen...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: V1 question
Replies: 18
Views: 1355

Re: V1 question

To the OP, V1 is defined as the speed where the first action is taken to stop the take-off and be stopped within the remaining distance, iow, the decision has been made. Vef is where the engine failure has occurred and gives 2 seconds of OEI acceleration to reach V1 where the first reject action has...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 21
Views: 1483

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

Bobloblaw wrote:
I remember the National Aerospace Plane back in 1986, ready to fly by 1995.


Yes, confidently reported in Air&Space Magazine in ‘86 that we’d all be flying hypersonic airliners decades ago. It’s not happening, folks, not in anybody’s lifetime.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KJFK RNAV Visual 13L/R NOTAM
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: KJFK RNAV Visual 13L/R NOTAM

It’s really a circling approach, flown visually using the lead-in lights, where does VNAV come in? Yes, some FAA magic was applied t9 call it a “straight-in”, but there’s nearly a 90⁰ turn on the lights.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5M Makes Nose-Up Landing
Replies: 14
Views: 1434

Re: C-5M Makes Nose-Up Landing

18 years in it—NLG stuck up was t that common, maybe half dozen times in its history. MLG more often, but mostly with old crosswind gear or water intrusion and resultant corrosion in the gearboxes. Skid a ridiculously complicated solution to a non-problem—it could be back in service in a day, if the...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 86
Views: 12151

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

The highest altitude a subsonic jet has ever flown at is 45000ft which is the altitude record for the 747SP.


Tell that to Lear, Gulfstream, Global crew and passengers, please. All certified and flown up to F510. And certainly the U-2 is subsonic.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 86
Views: 12151

Re: B-747SP

I believe Boeing floated the idea of a modernized SP based off the -400. No takers.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2467

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

You’re correct

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2467

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

Well, when one side of the plane is no longer supported by the landing gear on that side, the plane rolls over, especially when it’s traveling at 150 knots when this failure occurs. See FDX landing accidents.

GF

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